Renew Your Spirits in Indiana Dunes Country

The Inn at Aberdeen is a cozy retreat spot

A Time to Be Together – A Time to Renew
By John Johnson

Looking for a relaxing weekend to relax and renew your spirits? Travel by car to Northwest Indiana and Beyond the Beach in Porter County and enter the grounds of the Inn at Aberdeen, Ltd., a bed & breakfast and executive retreat center at the entrance to the Village of Aberdeen in Valparaiso, IN.

Arrive by 3 PM for early check-in to your king suite with Jacuzzi for two, fireplace and relax on the balcony after your journey. Pick up snacks, cold beverages, hot tea or experiment with the Flavia coffee bar and sit in the sunlit Solarium or head out to the gazebo in the Dunrobin Gardens for fresh air and calm. Don’t lose the mood – sink into your warm Jacuzzi with bath salts or bubble bath, shower and dress for dinner. You won’t need the car – walk across the street to Trio Trattoria for dinner, but remember that dessert awaits (or, maybe, your second dessert) at the Inn and the rest of the evening we will leave up to your imagination.

Awaken to the smell of fresh ground and brewing coffee and a full breakfast – take your time, there is no rush. Learn more about the Inn, perhaps, from the staff and then set out to discover downtown Valparaiso only three miles up route 2. Lifestyles, one block east of the square on Lincolnway, has something for everyone in this unique shop. Then stroll west along Lincolnway and around the square for many other unique opportunities to browse – food, art, antiques, pastries, fitness … Remember Don Quijote’s Restaurant – you’ll be back for a festive dinner this evening.

When the day’s prowling is over – return to the Inn to relax and refresh for dinner then head back downtown to Don Quijote’s for a festive and authentic Spanish dinner prepared by our own local transplants, Carlos Rivera and Elena Jambrina. Be sure to mention that you are guests of the Inn – something special will find its way to your table. Weekends often feature entertainment. Relax and make it an evening. Now, definitely enjoy Elena’s homemade desserts – but save a little room for the Inn’s at bedtime and, again, let your imagination dictate the remainder of the evening. Breakfast awaits in the morning – take your time.

This is not merely a destination – it’s an Experience !

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