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Cheap Romantic Getaways in Indiana

by Teresa Dashwood

Indiana is famous for car races, football teams, and wooded national parks. The state boasts the larger cities of Indianapolis and South Bend, to the smaller cities such as Nashville. Visitors seeking romantic getaways with an economical price, Indiana hotels, bed and breakfast inns and log cabins offer romance with bargain pricing.

Omni Severin Hotel - Indianapolis

Located in downtown Indianapolis, the historic Omni Severin Hotel has been a feature of the community since 1913. With 424 rooms, the spacious hotel is known for comfortable guest rooms, elegant decor and convenience to downtown shopping, dining and entertainment. The hotel skywalk connects to Nordstrom and the Circle Centre Mall. Within a few blocks, guests can find museums and theatres, as well as the Indianapolis State Capitol. Also nearby are the Indiana Convention Center, Conseco Field House and Lucas Oil Stadium. Guests often come for the Indianapolis 500 race. Omni Severin Hotel offers the Linger Longer Package beginning at $119 per night. Guests who select this package pay for two nights and receive the third night for free, with late checkout if requested. The spacious standard deluxe room features a sitting area, an executive work desk and high-speed wireless Internet access. The king or queen beds are triple-sheeted, with down pillows available. Hotel guests enjoy a heated indoor lap pool and a 24-hour fitness center. The hotel eateries include a full-service restaurant, a martini bar and a cafe. Omni Severin Hotel 40 W Jackson Pl. Indianapolis, IN 46225 317-634-6664 omnihotels.com

The Cushing Manor Inn Bed and Breakfast and Tea Room, South Bend

The Cushing Manor Inn Bed and Breakfast and Tea Room is the only Four Diamond AAA-rated bed and breakfast in Indiana. Located in South Bend, the inn is within walking distance of the Coveleski Baseball Stadium, the East Race Waterway and the College Football Hall of Fame. Cultural activities include the South Bend Symphony at the Morris Performing Arts Center, which also hosts Broadway tours. Car enthusiasts will enjoy the Studebaker National Museum. Upon arrival at the inn, guests first notice the old-fashioned brick porch area. Inside is a grand foyer and a den with gift shop. The living room has 12-foot ceilings and a fireplace, along with a dining room/tea room. The inn is furnished with antiques, and offers suites named after 19th century women writers and artists, such as Louisa May Alcott, Jane Austen, and Jessie Wilcox Smith. All suites have private bathrooms. Prices run from $85 to $165 per night, with breakfast, evening refreshments and fresh flowers included. Guests can arrange an additional service of breakfast brought to the suite. The Cushing Manor Inn Bed and Breakfast and Tea Room 508 West Washington | South Bend, IN 46601 574-288-1990 cushingmanorinn.com

Cabin Ridge Cabins - Little Nashville

For a rustic adventure, Brown County Indiana gives visitors a wealth of old-fashioned country experiences. Fans of country music can line dance at Mike's Dance Barn. Outdoor enthusiasts can go hiking, camping, swimming, horseback riding and mountain biking in the warm weather. Colder weather brings opportunities for winter hiking or skiing in the nearby state parks and forests. Visitors can enjoy the antique and collector shops, the art museums and galleries and theatrical entertainment. Romantic getaways are available at the Cabin Ridge Cabins, near the Little Nashville artist colony and Brown County State Park. The Chimney Log Cabin is located 4.5 miles from Nashville, on seven wooded acres. Guest enjoy privacy and the natural surroundings. The cabin itself has two bedrooms, a fireplace and an old-fashioned claw-foot bathtub. The wood trimmed interior and country furnishings provide a relaxing and home-like environment, with a fully equipped kitchen, flat-screen television and selection of classic and modern movies. The screened-in porch and deck offer views of landscape and wildlife. Cabin Ridge Cabins, Hills O'Brown Property Management 4118 E. State Road 46 Nashville, IN 47448 812-988-6429 browncountylodging.com

About the Author

Teresa Dashwood began writing professionally in 1984. Ye Galleon Press published her book "Warrior of the Mist" in 1996 and 2003. Dashwood completed her Bachelor of Arts in literature and Master of Arts in teaching from Gonzaga University. She also holds a Master of Fine Arts in writing from Eastern Washington University.

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