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Gage and Casey’s engagement, Sylvan Lake in Rome City. (Photo courtesy of OutBak Photography.)

Milestones in marriages and relationships should be celebrated! When did you and your special someone last unplug and enjoy time away? Plan a low-cost, driving getaway, make your favorite person laugh, and create silly memories that will last a lifetime in Noble County!

Visit Noble County will help you plan the perfect day trip or overnight stay, one sure to please. We’ll save you time by making suggestions (below) to get you started on creating your perfect, romantic adventure. Fill your mornings and afternoons and evenings with that special someone then enjoy ideal overnight accommodations.

Book a room at one of Noble County’s three bed & breakfasts. Long summer days turn into nights of adventure! Let’s take a virtual tour of Noble County’s “Romantic Treasures”, our top-notch accommodations recommendations:

Brick Ark Inn, downtown Albion.

Brick Ark Inn

215 N Orange Street
Albion, IN 46701
(260) 636-6181
www.brickarkinn.com

The Brick Ark Inn is pleased to offer a choice of five beautiful guest rooms for your enjoyment. Here, guests are warmly welcomed and made to feel like family. Breakfast is included and evening snacks are complimentary. If you have special needs, please contact Tammy and she will be happy to accommodate you.

Insider Tip: While in Albion, schedule a guided tour of Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, an accredited sanctuary home to over 100 exotic and endangered species, and learn about responsible animal care and conservation while observing the animals enjoying their natural, forever home. Stop in and enjoy heavenly coffee and baked goods at The Fox Den Coffee Shop.

Kimmell House Inn
Kimmell House Inn, Kimmell.

Kimmell House Inn

1397 US 33
Kimmell, IN 46760
(260) 635-2193
www.kimmellhouseinn.com

In 2002, the current owners purchased Kimmell House to open a bed and breakfast. Because of its historical significance, Kimmell House Inn quickly became a local treasure. Eligible for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places, the stately, 1876 solid brick Italianate is an ideal romantic get-away. Relax on the porch swing or stroll the gardens and grounds. The elegantly appointed rooms have private baths, satellite TV, bathrobes, & antiques, and hot breakfast is served daily.

Mirror Lake Bed and Breakfast, near Rome City.

Mirror Lake Bed and Breakfast

11463 N CR 150 W
Rome City, IN 46784
(260) 854-4675
www.mirrorlakebb.com

The Mirror Lake Bed and Breakfast is nestled in rustic beauty, with green as far as you can see. Located near Rome City, in a county of 117 public lakes, Mirror Lake offers on-grounds access for fishing, hunting, horse riding, and exploration of the natural beauty that surrounds. Enjoy peace and serenity and escape the noise of a busy life! No trains, sirens, or highway traffic will keep you awake. Instead, the soft sounds of crickets may put you to sleep and you’ll awake to the sounds of birds chirping.

Insider Tip: Take note of the the tiny family cemetery located adjacent to Mirror Lake’s property. You can park and walk the short distance to the family plots in the middle of the farm field and, from there, observe nesting ospreys. These beautiful birds, also called “river hawks”, have multiple nests in the immediate area, one on the frame of a power line structure not far from the cemetery. Bring your binoculars and, please, don’t go past the cemetery. Respect the private property that surrounds.


Need to book a last-minute get-away?

If you find your travel dates are booked at the beautiful bed and breakfasts listed above, don’t fret! With 117 lakes in Noble County, the area is awash in a wide selection of both AirBNB and VRBO options, too. Call us at (260) 636-3602 or email info@visitnoblecounty.com and let us help you find an alternative, romantic get-away option.

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Once your reservation is booked, start planning meals and other adventures to fill your days and nights. Below, we offer recommendations for a one-day to three-night stay. We believe our guide will lead you to an enjoyable, memorable stay with your special someone, without breaking the bank!

Chain O’Lakes State Park boat, canoe, and kayak rentals, south of Albion.

One-day get-away

Albion Ale House, Albion.

Paddle the Chain O’Lakes nine-lake chain then enjoy the Albion Ale House to celebrate your terrific teamwork! Togetherness in the great outdoors will build lasting memories!

The serene Chain O’Lakes State Park was aptly named. There, you can paddle through a connected chain of nine kettle lakes, hike 23 miles of forested trails, fish (electric-motors-only), swim, visit the park’s one-room schoolhouse (listed on the National Register of Historic Places) and learn about native wildlife at the nature center at Sand Lake beach. Other facilities available for visitors include the campground, cabins, and multiple picnic shelters. Drive just four miles north to enjoy historic downtown Albion, full of charm!

Insider Tip: Albion Ale House serves up a dozen in-house brewed, craft beers and delicious food with dine-in and carry-out options. Walk a block to the courthouse square and explore one of Indiana’s “Top 10 Best Main Streets” as determined by VisitIndiana.com readers. (You must be 21-years or older to enter the Albion Ale House.)

Prepare for up an up-to-three-nights stay

Extend your stay and fill your days by continuing to explore Chain O’Lakes State Park or any of our many other local nature preserves, public access sites to local waterways, museums and other attractions. Below, we offer suggestions to fill your night with memories!

Sara and Aaron got engaged at LaOtto Brewing Company and we have it on good authority they return to their favorite date spot regularly! (Photo courtesy of Autumn Hollow Photography.)

Evening One:

After your day at Chain O’ Lakes and Albion, keep the fun going with a trip to LaOtto Brewing Company. Start off the evening with drinks and appetizers. LaOtto Brewing Company offers locally crafted beers and a wide range of appetizers, entrees, and delicious flatbreads. Enjoy indoor or outdoor seating to find the perfect atmosphere to kick off a fun night with your romantic partner.

For dinner, we recommend a short drive north from LaOtto to the historic St. James Restaurant in Avilla. Established in 1878, the restaurant originally operated as a hotel and tavern.

St. James is a local favorite and regionally acclaimed restaurant offering a classy dining experience with a small-town feel at affordable prices. St. James is known for award-winning broasted chicken, top-notch soups, cocktails, and many other selections, any of which are sure to leave you more than satisfied!

Evening Two:

Sylvan Cellars, Rome City.

Settle in under the twinkle lights on the patio at Sylvan Cellar Event Center and Tasting Room in Rome City. Surrounded by stunning scenery in Rome City, Sylvan Cellar offers custom cocktails, craft beers, wine, and a full menu of delicious food! This oasis for a night out also features live music entertainment throughout the summer season.

Choose from more than 19 craft beers on tap, select craft beer bottles, a wide selection of craft cocktails, and a worldly collection of wines. Rachel, proprietor, is also happy to create a custom cocktail for you!

This unique venue, perfect for weddings and parties, is housed in an historic and beautifully repurposed barn, once listed as one of the top 10 most endangered historical landmarks in Indiana (before being rescued by its proprietors).

Insider Tip: Rome City was the site of Chautauqua from 1876-1906 and home to Gene Stratton-Porter, an author, naturalist, photographer, and silent movie-era producer. Be sure to explore the community, historic markers, and Stratton-Porters home, the Cabin at Wildflower Woods, while visiting.

Evening Three:

Harry Stuff Brewing Company in Wawaka, in the heart of Noble County’s beautiful countryside, sits on a family farm and offers unique craft beer, international cuisine, and gourmet desserts – a combination of options sure to please any foodie!

Harry Stuff has an all-natural approach to the craft. Their beer is brewed from natural ingredients only, never anything artificial. Water from the farm, yeast, hops, and barley make up the bulk of ingredients used.

Additionally, there is a powerful kick of flavor using fruits, coffee beans, cacao, and vanilla beans. In a world where it is difficult to find food without artificial ingredients, Harry Stuff Brewing Company’s philosophy is “you should be able to trust your beer!”

What’s more, they offer the best brick-fired pizza, delicious Colombian empanadas (and other in-house specialties), and gourmet desserts from nearby Gabriela’s European Desserts & More. You will not be disappointed!

Even if you aren’t a beer enthusiast, the food alone makes this locally owned brewery a top destination to spend an afternoon or evening soaking up the atmosphere and your favorite “other half”. Enjoy indoor or outdoor dining options and let nature rejuvenate you!

Insider Tip: If you can’t get enough of the gourmet desserts, be sure to take the short drive on over to Ligonier, due west of Harry Stuff, to find Gabriela’s. While you’re there, check out the City of Murals, featuring over 24 works of art throughout the historic and culturally diverse city.

Brick-fired pizza at Harry Stuff Brewing Company, Wawaka.
Kiwi-lime cheesecake, hand-crafted by Gabriela’s European Desserts & More (Ligonier), served at Harry Stuff Brewing Company, Wawaka.