Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Catch the spirit of Christmas!
It's beginning to look alot like Christmas all around McKenzie House Bed & Breakfast.  There are Christmas trees, snowflakes, snowmen and twinkling lights everywhere.
Inside and out, we are celebrating this wonderful season of Christmas.  And we are hoping for some real snow - my favorite thing about snow - sleigh rides - I experienced my first sleigh ride after opening the bed and breakfast in Amish country, northern Indiana.  There is something magical about a sleigh ride.  Book a two night stay at McKenzie House during January and we will arrange a FREE sleigh ride for you.  We'll even include a thermos of hot chocolate for you to enjoy.
A gift certificate would make a wonderful gift for that special someone on yourChristmas list.   Gift certificates are available in any amount and are valid for 1 full year.  Easy to purchase, easy to wrap!  Call us today - 574-825-9787 or visit our website:

Monday, December 3, 2012

Miracle on 34th Street

Catch the Spirit of Christmas!
Bring the family to The Lerner in Elkhart

Miracle on 34th Street - The Musical
December 5th
Doors open:  6:30       Curtain   7:00
Tickets online at  or call 574-293-4469

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Christmas in Shipshewana

Christmas in Shipshewana - December 8 - Kid's Day -passport to fun.
10AM - 4PM - kids pick up their free passports and itinerary at The Davis Mercantile and travel to locations throughout Shipshewana for a day of fun activities and surprises.  Santa will arrive at the City offices in the Wolf Bldg. visiting with children from noon to 3PM.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Add a massage to your next visit to McKenzie House Bed & Breakfast

Nothing says relaxation like a massage.  Oh wow!  If you have never experienced a massage - now is the time to give yourself a gift of relaxation.  A massage is relaxation for the mind and the body.  And it is always best if you can have a massage by someone that is recommended to you.  And we want to recommend Deborah from Healing Hands.  Deborah has pampered our guests and wants to pamper you too.  Deborah will come to our bed and breakfast - set her table up in your suite or in a private area of the house near your suite for your massage.  Deborah is licensed in Reflexology, Hot Stone and Swedish massage.  She sets the mood for the massage with a heated table, soft lighting and soothing background music.  Deborah will concentrate on particular areas for you or she will give you a full body massage.  Couples - side by side massages are also available.  It is best to schedule your massage in advance (7-10 days).  Massages can be scheduled for 1 hour at $70.00 or 1 1/2 hours at $100.00 per person.    Gift certificates are available - please contact us by phone to schedule a massage or purchase a gift certificate.  We hope you take advantage of the convenience of a massage during your stay - pamper yourself soon - you are so worth it. 

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Signature Concert Series at Blue Gate 2012

Our winter season at the bed and breakfast has been busy with couples getting away to relax and groups of ladies working on quilts and scrap booking.  And now reservations  are starting to come in for the spring, summer and fall.  Guests definitely enjoy Amish country in Northern Indiana for the relaxing getaway but they also enjoy taking in an event while they visit.  And one of the big draws in Shipshewana is at the Blue Gate Theater.  Let us share with you some of the talent who will be there.  Check your calendar and start making your plans to stay with us.

Ricky Skaggs - May 4th at 6PM
Sawyer Brown - May 5th at 6PM  (six time country music group of the year)
Ernie Haase + Signature Sound with the Collingsworth Family - June 8th & 9th at 7PM
Amy Grant - September 19th at 6PM   (contemporary Christian's #1 all-time artist)
Guy Penrod - September 20th  (award winning southern gospel favorite)
Ray Stevens - September 21 at 3:30PM & 7:30PM  (grammy winning singer, songwriter, comedian)
Diamond Rio - September 22 at 6PM   (country music legends)
Christmas Piano Extravaganza - December 7 & 8 at 6PM  (Come enjoy your favorite Christmas songs played by the best Gospel pianists in the country.)  5 Grand Pianos on stage.

TICKETS RANGE FROM $19.00 - $79.00 PER PERSON.  Buy your tickets online:

In addition - The Confession - a captivating story of a young Amish woman caught in the middle of secrets and scandal, love lost and love found and personal heartache and healing.
Beginning April 24 - August 18
And new this year Half-Stitched  - Amish widow Emma Yoder's first quilt class brings the most unlikely people together.  Begins August 24 - December 8
Buy your tickets online:  Packages are available with dinner - $29 ticket, $44 dinner/ticket.  And of course we want you to stay with us at McKenzie House.

Hope to see you!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Winter Fun on the ski slopes of Southern Michigan

Teach your kids to snow ski!

Enjoy some winter fun with the family or friends - plan a weekend away!  McKenzie House Bed and Breakfast has the perfect suite for everyone - warm and cozy to return to after an outing of skiing at Swiss Valley.
  Check out their site for all the details -

Make it a weekend with friends!

And when you get back to the bed and breakfast - we will have a fire in the fireplace and hot cocoa waiting to warm you up. 
Spend the rest of the relaxing evening in the hot tub (outdoors under the stars) or in the privacy of your own jacuzzi tub available in 3 of the 5 suites.

Make a reservation today - gift certificates are available to purchase.
visit us at or call us if you have questions - 574-825-9787

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Valentine's Day.... and other heart related issues

Romance is in the Air - Join us to celebrate Valentine’s Day – any day in February. Whether you enjoy one of our suites in the carriage house that feature Jacuzzi tubs or a suite in the main house – it will be a special treat.

Rose petals will be sprinkled throughout the suite to create a romantic atmosphere. Our special wine bottle candles will be part of your suite to enhance romance while you relax in the plush robes provided for our guests. Upon arrival, you will find a bottle of sparkling cider and chocolate covered strawberries for your delight as well. Romantic music and movies will be part of your suite for the evening – everything you need to enjoy your special time together.

The following morning – a “special” cupid breakfast will be prepared just for you and delivered to your room at your leisure – check out will be extended an hour so that you may relax just a little longer. You will find it difficult to leave this wonderful atmosphere – so just for you, if you book a future night before leaving us – we will give you a $25.00 gift certificate for that reservation.
Heart shaped brownies will be ready for you on your departure.

This package is only $49.00 plus your room rate. Be sure to pass this information along to friends and family.

Come in out of the cold Baby!

A weekend away for just the two of you. A romantic horse drawn sleigh ride (or buggy ride if the weather doesn't cooperate), a special moonlit dip in the hottub before bundling up in plush robes provided for your use, and returning to a cozy room. Enhance the experience with the addition of flowers, rose petals, chocolates and/or wine. $49 -$79 added to your room charge depending on options selected.