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Rustic private lake cottage/cabin found nestled in Amish Country

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Mirror Lake B&B is priced for a 2 person stay additional people are 25.00 each per day. Mirror Lake B&B is not big, nor is it fancy. It has that make yourself at home, peaceful, private and relaxing feeling. Our 500 sq. ft. rustic cabin/lake cottage is located in northern 'northeast' Indiana. Just outside the small town of Rome City. Where you will find the Fought's 175 acre grain farm. And Mirror Lake's cabin/lake cottage we call the 'Bunkhouse'. We are not like most B&B's. You are in your own private one bedroom, one bath and living room. With a warm and cozy atmosphere, it can easily sleep 4 comfortably. The bedroom has an Amish made Hickory queen size bed and an antique youth bed (longer and thinner). The bunkhouse has a vaulted ceiling and 8ft interior walls.The living room has 2 sofas that convert to queen size sleepers. With air conditioning, small flat screen TV, DVD, VCR, gas fireplace, stereo, no satellite, no phone. The bathroom has a NEWLY added step in shower. With a pedestal sink and toilet. The kitchenette is minimal NO ONE WANTS TO GO ON VACATION AND COOK ALL THE TIME. So there is a table and 4 chairs, with mini refrigerate, toaster oven, microwave, coffee pot, dishes, cups and silverware.( No oven, pots or pans.) And you are invited into our 180 yr. old farm home for breakfast. Because your the only breakfast guests here. Feel free to come for breakfast in your pajama pants or dressed for the day. For an OVER THE TOP full farm breakfast each morning. Or a breakfast can be delivered to the 'Bunkhouse door.' Because this is a FARM stay and not a restaurant there is only one type breakfast served daily. Your outside living space includes a patio table, 6 chairs, a table umbrella and gas grill. Sit on your wood glider and watch the sun go down over the water. Relax by or in the 4ft above ground pool, fish from the pier or drive the John Deere Gator to either of the 2- 10 acre woods. Walk or bike on the safe, mowed paths. Visit the 2 primitive cabins as well ( if there are no campers). Look for the deer, wild turkeys, Sand Hill Cranes, Osprey's, Owls and more. Pet the horses and check out the feeder cattle. This is all included in your stay. You can bring your own tackle & poles or use ours ( no bait provided). And please return them the way you found them (all working). You are welcomed to rent the paddle/ battery mini pontoon, fishing boat, canoe or Kayak for fishing inside the private lake. Life jackets and flotations cushions provided and MUST be one per person in each boat. Fishing is caught and release or you are welcome to keep and cleaning. We do not supply any cleaning supplies. So you need to bring your own. Non swimmers MUST wear life jackets and everyone MUST sign liability forms. We are NOT responsible for accidents. In the right season, or time of the year you can even rent a canoe or Kayak. To adventure up or down the Little Elkhart river. That is located right on site. The river may have areas that you have to port or maneuver around fallen trees. It is always an adventure on the Little Elkhart. Mirror Lake is ALL about getting away from it ALL. But still have all the amenities. There many mom and pop eateries all within driving distance. Mirror Lake takes you away from all the pressures of life, stress of the traffic, noise and congestion. Here you are surrounded by no people or crowds. Mirror Lake B&B is a place to sit back relax, take it easy, take in nature and reconnect with each other and nature as well. Or bring some friends and just have gun!!!!


Owner
Kathy Fought
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, mirrorlakebedandbreakfast@hotmail.com
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2017

About Kathy Fought

We have lived on the farm for over 24 years. We have 3 grown children & 3 grand daughters. That all still live near the area. I come from a large family of 10 siblings and over 40 nieces and nephews. And now over 30 great nieces & nephews (and that is just my side). I host most of the family gatherings. When my kids left the house I missed people coming and going. This has been a dream and a thought of mine for over 15 years. So with the help of my husband in 2006 we remodeled a 2 car garage. And converted it into our Bed and Breakfast we call the 'Bunkhouse'. Giving you all the amenities but keeping it rustic, cabin-like & simple. When we are not working around the property. We enjoy riding our horses, our pool, golfing, fishing, our cabins for campfires and camping. We also enjoy using the river on our property for canoeing and Kayaking. I used to think no would ever come all the way out here to stay. Then I would ride my horse in the trails in the woods and come back to the house. Looking over all the property then I would think. It's to pretty not to share. A life style almost forgotten. Time for us all to sit back & relax & enjoy life for awhile.

Why Kathy Fought chose Indiana

When life hands you lemons you make Lemon-aid. My first husband died when we were 28. We were living outside Kendallville. In a new home in the woods. Jed & his wife had bought 6 acres, the home and portion of the lake in 1988. Just a few months later, she too passed away too at the age of 28. 6 years later in 1994 we married and I & my 7 year old son moved to Mirror Lake. Where we joined Jed (my husband) and his daughter of 10 and son of 7. We fell in love with the property. I too grow up on a family farm in the country and loved it. My husband was a dairy farmer. He milked cows on the home place just a few miles from this home. We have now purchased the entire farm of 175 acres, the family cemetery, the south half of the private lake and the 15 acre woods across the lake. For 17 years of our marriage he milked cows and was gone alot and worked very long hours. 4 years ago he sold the cows and now is only a grain farmer. And we have a lot more time to enjoy our property. What isn't there to LOVE?? Fresh air, green grass, green growing crops, blue sky, beautiful water,the Little Elkhart River, horse trails to ride or walk on. Peace, privacy, nature in all directions and FISH too. WHAT'S NOT TO LOVE??

What makes this cabin unique

The main house dates to the early 1830's. There is a family cemetery with 49 graves on the farm, just south of the horse barn. We have an Osprey (bird) nest in our power line tower. There are only 5 nests in Noble Co. and 3 in LaGrange Co. AND WE HAVE ONE. This is their 5th year returning. It is peaceful and private. You are the only guests on the main property (there maybe campers in the woods at the 2 campsites.) A place to reconnect to each other or be on a vacation with another couple and NOT be surrounded by other people. Again did I say PRIVATE AND PEACEFUL!!

Amenities

Elkhart Township Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , BRAND NEW NEWLY REMOLDED STAND IN TILED SHOWER.
  • 3 ft x 4ft newly tiled walk in shower. With a 5 nozzle shower head (or hand held). In the shower is a tile bench and soap trays. For extra lighting but still private the end side 1/2 way up is glass block. Hardwood floors and pedestal sink for one. We supply all bedding and bath towels.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom has a queen size Amish made bed from Hickory with 2 night stands and lamps along with an antique youth bed (longer and thinner). The bedroom also has a make-up vanity and a 5 drawer dresser. Living room sofas convert to queen size very comfortable sleepers. Ironing board and iron with a rack for hanging up clothes.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
VRBO eateries If you not going to enjoy breakfast at Mirror Lake B&B. Here's a few you might want to try. Tiffany's is found in the Amish community and town of Topeka 5 minutes from Mirror Lake. Of course Tiffany's is open for lunch and dinner with a dinner buffet served from ?-? Other local places are Twin Six restaurant located 5 miles east in Wolcottville. If your on your way to Shipshewana you may want to try the "Rise and Roll" bakery on hwy. 20. On the corner of hwy. 5 and 20 is a local Amish cooking eatery called the 5 & 20 restaurant. Go straight into Shipshewana and eat any meal at the "Blue Gate" both restaurants have a breakfast buffet as well. Or you are free to order from the menu. Please remember not all but a lot of Shipshewana closes down by. Don't make plans to visit Shipshewana on Sundays because there are NO purchases on Sundays. Many people enjoy a lunch or dinner in a nearby town called Nappennee at the Dues Es An Haus?? About 30 minutes from Mirror Lake.

Reviews

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Rustic private lake cottage/cabin found nestled in Amish Country
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Awesome

  • 5 of 5

My mom, sister and I rented the bunkhouse for the week and had a fantastic time. The place was clean and inviting. Kathy was great from her fabulous breakfasts to helping us plan our day. She is very knowledgeable about the area so we picked her brain for insight on things to do locally. The view from the bunkhouse was beautiful and relaxing, we had a great breeze and lots of shade so we spent our time "at home" outside playing cards and just talking. We would definitely go back ans are so glad we picked this place to vacation. Thanks Kathy for a great time.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, you were great guests, as well. Every night we could hear their laughter. What a sweet sound🤣😂🤣. Come again
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5

Excellent! Exactly what we were looking for!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful hostess and great, tasty breakfasts. Beautiful view and peaceful countryside. Great getaway vaca!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic getaway spot!

  • 5 of 5

Mirror Lake was a fantastic getaway spot while we enjoyed a few days in Amish country. Convient access to food and attractions. Breakfasts at the farmhouse were amazing! Kathy was a wonderful host and answered all our questions about Amish life in the area. We enjoyed meeting Bobbie Jo, she is a great dog and got along well with our little Westie, Mia. Trips out to the woods in the Gator were a lot of fun. Hope we can stay again sometime.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! Enjoyed you all as guests.
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Beautiful setting cozy cabin

  • 4 of 5

It was a cold and rainy weekend but the view was beautiful and breakfast was delicious

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Very good hospitality and delicious breakfast!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great time was had by all!

  • 4 of 5

The rulal setting is very nice. The ranch house was very clean and the decor was amazing. Breakfast was very delicious and Kathy will bend over backwards to meet all your needs. Thanks Kathy we had a great time

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Fort Wayne
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Copper Top
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Limber lost
Nearest Train
40 Miles
South Bend / Waterloo
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 9
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Copper Top
Nearest Ski
100 Miles
Swiss Valley
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Dallas Lake Park
Car: necessary

Second largest Amish community in the United States. Is located just minutes from our door. Drive through the country to watch Amish farmers work the fields. Or see the Amish children out playing with their pony. While the mother works in her gardens. Many Amish stores that you can stop and shop in. Visit the town of Shipshewana and their many mom and pop stores. The flea market at Shipshewana is every Tuesday and Wednesday. With the antique auction every Wednesday at the Auction barn in Shipshewana. Outside the small town of Emma is a great produce auction help every Tuesday and Thursday and some Fridays from April - November. We have over 30 different lakes around Mirror Lake that you can be to within 15 minutes. In the season we have over 10 mainly Amish greenhouses within 20 minutes as well. We are also blessed to have multiples parks like David Rogers, Delt Church Park, Dallas Lake park. You can spend a day on the river canoeing at Mongo, IN at the Trading Post. Or Chain-O-Lakes State park and enjoy a day on the beach or rent canoes there as well. For a walk in nature Gene Stratton-Porter is located in Rome City. The are 2 windmill museums in the US one is located 20 minutes from Mirror Lake. We are blessed in northern Indiana with many small town fairs. Want to see more animals and a county fair might just be your cup of tea. Or ask Kathy about her 'Farm to Farm ' package she has. Horse riding is available at one of the farms. The Fort Wayne Zoo is about 1 hr away. But if your looking for something closer and smaller we have Black Pine Animal Sanctuary or an Amish place called Maple Lane Animal Park. Fashion Farm is located in Ligonier and is in full swing during the Pumpkin Fantasyland October 1-31. Many mom and pop restaurants are only a short drive away. Again we are located in the peaceful, country setting. With green and nature all around. Come see it's a MUST!!!

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VRBO Things To Do

The closest town to Mirror Lake is Rome City. Looking for things to do visit the historical site Gene Stratton-Porter. Tour her cabin and walk though her flower gardens and many trails in the wooded property. Then visit the small museum based on Gene Stratton-Porter's life. gene's home is found on the shores of Sylvan Lake.

Other water activities are take a day and canoe the Pigeon river in Mongo. Mango is found about 25 minutes from Mirror Lake. You can rent canoes, single or double kayaks. You can pick trips as little as 4 miles or up to 13 miles. The Trading Post works very hard at keeping the river clear. To make your trip easy canoeing.

At Mirror Lake you can rent our mini pontoon, fishing boat, canoe or double kayak, to use at our lake.Or bring your own boat and fish or ski over 30 lakes within minutes from Mirror Lake B&B. Sylvan Lake is one of the largest lakes in the area and is just a few miles down the road from Mirror Lake B&B.

Maple Lane Wildlife Park is located just west of Topeka minutes from Mirror Lake B&B. It is owned and operated by an Amish family. You can pay a little extra and take a camel or pony ride. You get a wagon ride and can feed the goats as you go. See their many lions, tigers and bears and more. Enjoy the playground and then have your packed lunch in the same area.

Shipshewana, where do we begin? You can spend hours or days in this little Amish town. First is the Flea Market on Tuesday and Wednesdays. Pay a small fee to park and shop over 1,200 booths. From Amish made products, sweatshirts, crafts, gifts and jewelry to things made in China. Rows of fresh produce, bushes and plants as well. Opens mid May and goes till the end of October. Booths do start to dwindle late September. There is multiples food booths on the grounds. Or you can go to the Auction Restaurant ( heated and air condition)

Every Wednesday in the large pole barn (on the flea Market property) there is an auction. Starts at 9:00 ends around 1:30. There are about 8 auctioneers all auctioning in different areas. There could be anything there. If you like auctions this is a MUST!

I have many guests that enjoy the Buggy Lane (found in the alley) not the fancy horse and wagon at the Blue Gate. A real Amish buggy or wagon takes you to the Mennonite Dairy farm. Here you watch them milk cows by hand. You can milk too if you like. Help feed pig, pet the kittens and take care of all the other farm animals. You can enjoy a real Amish dinner at a nieces home nearby. Then they delivery you back to town in a van. Dinner requires a week reservation.

Uptown has small town CHARM. Many store that used to be homes line the street for hours of shopping. You can spend hours in the Old Davis Hotel now called the Davis Mercantile. Lollies is a quilter's dream with bolts and bolts of material and patterns for your quilting projects. Try a Jo - Jo pretzel.

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Rates & Availability

Elkhart Township Cabin Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$110
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $25
Pet Fee $15

Again the priced quoted is for a 2 person stay. Additional guests are welcomed but they are 25.00 extra per person each day.There is also a NO BREAKFAST option which makes a nightly stay 100.00 /2. If that is something you are interested p just let me know. REMEMBER WE ARE NOT THE NORMAL B&B. Your are welcomed to have breakfast in our 180 yr old home if you like. But the rest of the time you are on your own. In your own private rustic cabin/lake bungalow. NO ONE wants to cook all the time. So enjoy eating out some too.

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