Group Travel

Proudly serving the motorcoach & group travel industry since 1971

 Enjoy shopping, dining, and overnight accommodations all in one location. We are pleased to offer group-friendly pricing and convenient packages.

Das Dutchman Essenhaus was founded on January 4, 1971 by Bob and Sue Miller of Sugarcreek, Ohio. Rich in Christian values, Bob and Sue transformed the former 24-hour truck stop, Everett’s Highway Inn, to a smoke-free, 120-seat diner, closed on Sundays in an effort to give their employees a day of rest, time for worship, and family fellowship. Today, Bob and Sue’s children maintain the daily operations of the now world-renowned, largest family restaurant in Indiana.


Enjoy donuts, coffee, breads, cookies, 30+ varieties of pie, apple butter, Amish peanut butter, and more at the Essenhaus Bakery!


The Essenhaus Village Shops consists of The ClothesLine, The Quilt Shop, The Corn Crib & Cabin, and Restaurant Gifts. Visit these original farm outbuildings for the latest in fashion and home decor as well as locally hand-crafted quilts!


Campus Events

Train Show

 February 19

Vendors, Train Layouts, Kids Craft & Trolleys

Spring Home
& Fashion Show

 April 20-22

Shopping Passes, Home Décor, Fashion, & Door Prizes

Classic Car Cruise-In

Thursdays May-September

Finale September 29

Quilt Garden Tour


Holiday Home
& Fashion Show

 October 19-21

Shopping Passes, Home Décor, Fashion, & Door Prizes

Annual Tour of Trees

November 18 & 19

Tour over 25 uniquely decorated Christmas trees throughout the campus!

Mini Golf – $6

Bike Rentals – $12

Carriage Rides – $7

Beautiful Walking Paths


Receive 1 Free Room for every 15 rooms purchased!

Enjoy the 89 unique guest rooms, deluxe hot breakfast, conference center, indoor pool, hot tub, fitness room, break-out room space, luggage handling (avaliable upon request), and drive-up canopy for unloading at the Essenhaus Inn & Conference Center.

Pool area at the Essenhaus Inn


The Quilt Shop

Make & Take Classes

Flower Petal Pin Cushion
Beginner level hand-stitch

Quilt Card
No sewing required

Long-Arm Quilting Machine
& Hand-Quilting Demos

Max 20 in Quilt Shop

Book at 574.825.9471 ext 435

Allow our group travel team to assist in making your trip to Das Dutchman Essenhaus an event filled with wonderful memories.


Mikaela Yoder,
Events Coordinator

Myka Ellenwood,
Inn & Conference Center Group Coordinator

Annette Boys,
Restaurant Reservations Coordinator