Charley Creek Inn - Southwest of Fort Wayne, IN

Two-Night Stay at Charley Creek Inn in Wabash, IN

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Boutique Hotel Restored to Original 1920s Form

In 1919, a newspaper in Wabash, Indiana, began taking names for a grand hotel about to be built. Submissions included "Hotel Victorious," "The Wabash Grand," and "The Dream Hotel." The finished product, The Indiana Hotel, lived up to those lofty titles: it had luxurious terrazzo floors, a basement ballroom, and one of only two passenger elevators in town. The hotel's glamour faded a bit near the end of the 20th century, but a three-year, $15 million restoration completed in 2010 helped return the hotel—now known as the Charley Creek Inn—to its 1920s glory. It features a dramatic, two-story lobby with chandeliers, a piano bar, antique furnishings, and the glass-enclosed rooftop Cloud Club.

The boutique hotel decorates its 30 guest rooms in Regency and Victorian styles. Red-print wallpaper and silk plaid pillows create an elegant country vibe in the one-bedroom suite 405, and the two-bedroom suite 411 has luxe touches such as a kitchenette, a fireplace, and a jetted tub for soaking. Rooms also feature exclusive, handmade, reversible mattresses with one soft side, one firm side, and one dark, dark side.

On the ground floor, Twenty restaurant lays out a spread of build-your-own omelets and assorted pancake stacks for breakfast. Come evening, pan-seared lamb chops and cedar-maple-glazed salmon complement delicious wines. The adjacent Green Hat Lounge features live piano entertainment; there are numerous onsite specialty shops, too, including an onsite art gallery and an ice-cream and candy shop.

Wabash, Indiana: Historical Town near Lakefront Beauty

Located about 80 miles north of Indianapolis, Wabash shares its name with the Wabash River, which runs through the town on its way east to Ohio. The town became one of the first electrically lit cities in the world in 1880, when thousands watched four Brush arc lamps light up from the county courthouse. Today, the Wabash County Historical Museum re-creates the historic event with an interactive switch. The entire town seems enamored of this time period, and turn-of-the-century buildings line the downtown area, mixed with antique shops hawking midcentury wardrobes and vintage USB drives.

Outdoor enthusiasts can find plenty of opportunities for hunting, boating, and fishing in north-central Indiana. Take a half-hour drive to Salamonie Lake or Mississinewa Lake, two elongated reservoirs lined with state parks and forests. There, hiking trails surround each waterfront area, rife with white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, and fox squirrels.

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What You Get

Two-night stay for two adults. Up to two kids 17 or younger stay free.

  • Option 1: $169 for a one-bedroom suite, valid for check-in Sunday–Wednesday (up to a $398 value)
  • Option 2: $199 for a one-bedroom suite, valid for check-in Thursday–Saturday (up to a $398 value)
  • Option 3: $249 for a two-bedroom or romantic suite, valid for check-in Sunday–Wednesday (up to a $630 value)
  • Option 4: $299 for a two-bedroom or romantic suite, valid for check-in Thursday–Saturday (up to a $630 value)

Book by: 4/19/13
Travel by: 5/31/13

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Amenities

  • Onsite restaurant and lounge
  • Wine and cheese shop
  • Ice-cream and chocolate shop
  • Art gallery
  • Gym and pool access available at YMCA
  • Handmade mattresses
  • Keurig coffee and tea in room
  • Private bathrooms
  • Complimentary WiFi
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The Fine Print

  • Must book by 4/19/13 or promo value expires
  • Must complete travel by 5/31/13
  • Not valid 4/5-4/6, 4/17, 4/19, or 5/24-5/27
  • Limit 3 per person
  • Limit 3 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required; subject to availability
  • Must cancel by noon one day prior to scheduled arrival or $50 fee applies
  • Cancellations made after 6PM the day of arrival result in fee of applicable 1-night's stay up to the amount paid for Groupon
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Not valid on existing reservations or groups
  • 12% tax not included.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Room Details

In All Included Rooms

  • One king bed or one king bed and one queen bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $25 per night for each guest 18 or older; guests 17 or younger stay free
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Custom-made mattresses
  • Complimentary WiFi

Romantic and Two-Bedroom Suites

  • Double spa tub in romantic suite
  • Kitchen and fireplace in two-bedroom suite
  • Spacious living room

One-Bedroom Suites

  • Kitchenette
  • Pullout sofa in living room

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for an additional $25 per night
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: Groupon-valid rooms are not handicap accessible.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available at booking for an additional fee

Getting There

  • By plane: 44 miles from Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA); 94 miles from Indianapolis International Airport (IND)
  • By car: about 80 miles north of Indianapolis, IN

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