Das Dutchman Essenhaus



Specializing in warm hospitality, Indiana’s largest and friendliest family-style restaurant and bakery serve authentic recipes passed through the generations. Platters and bowls filled with traditional favorites come complete with a beverage and a generous slice of made-from-scratch pie (over 30 varieties are available each day).

For lighter appetites, select options from the menu or take advantage of the bountiful buffets. The Village Shops showcase specialty gift items, souvenirs, apparel, home décor and so much more.

The charming Essenhaus Inn & Conference Center offers 89 spacious guest rooms with all the amenities along with a complimentary breakfast. Stroll through the wholesome environment to Heritage Hall where live theatre and concerts entertain. All are within easy walking distance in a park-like setting

Experience true relaxation at the Essenhaus Inn and Conference Center. Spacious guest rooms offer all the luxuries guests expect while traveling.

Unwind by the lobby fireplace and the NEW outdoor courtyard & fire pit or relax in the therapeutic whirlpool.; warm rural charm and a wholesome environment are discovered around each corner.

Following a peaceful night’s rest, guests are invited to a complimentary deluxe breakfast. The 4,000 square foot conference center provides an ideal location for meetings and events.

Meeting Facilities

Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Largest Room 4000
  • Number of Rooms 6
Middlebury Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 2000
  • Theater Capacity: 200
  • Classroom Capacity: 100
  • Reception Capacity: 150
Crystal Valley Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1000
  • Theater Capacity: 100
  • Classroom Capacity: 50
  • Reception Capacity: 64
Amish Heritage Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1000
  • Theater Capacity: 100
  • Classroom Capacity: 50
  • Reception Capacity: 64
Middlebury, Crystal Valley & Amish Heritage Rooms
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 4000
  • Theater Capacity: 400
  • Classroom Capacity: 200
  • Reception Capacity: 300
Executive Board Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 667
  • Theater Capacity: 25
  • Classroom Capacity: 45
Hoosier School House
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 215
  • Theater Capacity: 35
  • Classroom Capacity: 20

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