Everyone can use a getaway or staycation! If you are looking for somewhere unique to stay in Northwest Indiana, check out one of these bed & breakfasts, vacation rentals or inns. Perfect for a weekend getaway or special occasion close to Chicago and Lake Michigan's South Shore. 

Brewery Lodge & Supper Club

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Brewery Lodge & Supper Club

If you want to escape into the woods with a delicious drink in hand, this boutique hotel in Michigan City is the perfect choice. This resort has 12 suites and a rustic-chic restaurant serving dinner every day as well as brunch on Sunday mornings.

As the name suggests you are in close proximity to the many breweries in the area. For $50 per person, six guests or more can enjoy a brewery tour with five hours of brewery hopping! The Brewery Lodge also has a relaxing craft brew and wine lounge for you to enjoy, where you’re surrounded by fireplaces, a warm atmosphere and 40 acres of woodlands.

Beachwalk Vacation Rentals

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Beachwalk Vacation Rentals Michigan City

A summer getaway is always better when you are steps from the beach! This resort is just steps to the sand of Lake Michigan’s shoreline. These beautiful homes have everything you need for a relaxing getaway down to the corkscrews.

There are homes that have up to nine bedrooms so you can easily find one that fits your group comfortably. Around the resort you can also find tennis and basketball courts, a pool, putting green, basketball, playgrounds and a beautiful lake. The staff onsite at Beachwalk Vacation Rentals can help with anything you need during your stay from cleaning, local information, planning a winery or brewery tour, and so much more.

Miller Beach Vacation Rentals

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Miller Beach Vacation Rentals

Located in the Miller neighborhood of Gary, these vacation rental homes are in a prime spot at the beautiful Miller Beach on Lake Michigan. From huge nine-bedroom luxury homes to smaller two-bedroom “camp-style” homes, you can surely find a rental that suits your needs.

Miller Beach Vacation Rentals are a wonderful choice If you want to relax on the shore, hike the outdoors of the Indiana Dunes National Park, or explore the local shops and restaurants that Miller has to offer!

Pikk's Tavern Valparaiso

Located in the heart of downtown Valparaiso, this historic Inn has a great amount of antique charm. Although there are only two rooms in this establishment, it is the only inn in Downtown Valparaiso! Staying at Pikk's Inn also comes with the benefit of being directly upstairs from Pikk's Tavern.

When booking a stay here, you receive a $10 gift card to the restaurant, and room service is available during restaurant hours. You won’t want to miss out on the dining and shopping just steps away.

Fairfield by Marriott at Fair Oaks

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Fairfield Inn at Fair Oaks - exterior

For a totally unique getaway, stay at the Fairfield Inn by Marriott on-site while you discover all there is to see, do and learn at Fair Oaks Farms! Guests at their dog-friendly hotel receive complimentary custom hot breakfast, free billiards, a colorful pool featuring family basketball, indoor/outdoor hot tubs, and a zero-entry pool with splash features for little ones.

Visitors to Fair Oaks Farms can experience a modern-day farm through their Pig, Dairy and Crop Adventures. They also have an orchard open in the fall, a nature trail, a dog park, an outdoor play area for the kids and fun events year-round. During your stay, enjoy a farm-to-plate dinner at The Farmhouse Restaurant, grab some award-winning cheese in the Dairycatessen and try some ice cream in the Cowfé.

LakeFront Living in Miller

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Lakefront Living Vacation Rental Miller Beach

Steps to a beautiful beach, LakeFront Living vacation rental is perfect for a getaway! Enjoy the fire pit, grill, luxury furnishings and large deck overlooking Lake Michigan. Besides the many miles of sandy beaches at your feet, you are also just a short drive to dining and shopping in Gary’s Miller neighborhood!

There are three bedrooms in this rental, and it can sleep up to 8 guests, so bring the family or a group of friends for an amazing time in Miller Beach.

DunesWalk Inn at the Furness Mansion

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DunesWalk Inn at the Furness Mansion

This historic, boutique hotel is just minutes away from Lake Michigan in Chesterton. Although historic, the suites at this establishment have been remodeled with luxurious amenities and everything you would want for your stay.

The rooms at DunesWalk Inn look out onto the four acres of land that stretch to the Indiana Dunes National Park, so you do not need to roam far if you choose to explore the outdoors. They also offer packages you can add to your stay with discounts to local restaurants, shopping, and spas or “snack packs” that stock your room with snacks and drinks! 

Serenity Springs

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Serenity Spring Romantic Getaway in La Porte

Retreat to a private cabin with your significant other for a peaceful and romantic getaway in LaPorte! There are many cabins to choose from at Serenity Springs, and you will be sure to find one that compliments your style.

Each cabin comes with a fireplace and sunken jacuzzi tub to help you relax and unwind. If you want to get outside, there are many activities to choose from like yard games, firepits, a wonderful walk around the lake to take in the wildlife, and in the winter - a horse-drawn sleigh ride, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing. There is no shortage of romance at this unique stay.  


No matter the occasion for a getaway, you will find what you are looking for at one of these beautifully unique stays in NWI! Speaking of unique - make sure to visit some of our region's 30 Unique Attractions while you're here.

Don’t forget to share your experience on social media with #AlongTheSouthShore so we can see which stay was perfect for you. 

Plan the rest of your getaway on our Trip Ideas page here!

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