Charley Creek Inn

Two-Night Stay for Two at the Charley Creek Inn in Wabash, Indiana

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Boutique Hotel Restored to Original 1920s Form

In 1919, the citizens of Wabash, Indiana, became curious about the construction of a grand hotel. Readers of the local newspaper suggested names for the property, from "Hotel Victorious" to "The Wabash Grand" and "The Dream Hotel." The finished product, ultimately called The Indiana Hotel, lived up to its expectations with luxurious terrazzo floors, a basement ballroom, and one of only two passenger elevators in town. Unfortunately, the hotel's glamour faded near the end of the 20th century. It took new ownership and a three-year, $15 million restoration completed in 2010 to return the hotel—now called the Charley Creek Inn—to its 1920s glory. Now featuring a dramatic two-story lobby with chandeliers, a piano bar, antique furnishings, and a glass-enclosed rooftop Cloud Club, the Charley Creek Inn looks poised to reclaim its status as a Wabash landmark.

The boutique hotel decorates 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. Dedicated to local literary legend Gene Stratton-Porter, the one-bedroom suite 416 welcomes with a reupholstered Victorian chair and a kitchenette. Rooms also feature exclusive, handmade reversible mattresses with one soft side and one firm side.

On the ground floor, Twenty restaurant begins the day with build-your-own omelets and assorted pancake stacks. Come evening, New Zealand lamb chops and cedar-maple-glazed salmon complement delicious wines. The adjacent Green Hat Lounge nurtures a festive atmosphere with live piano entertainment. An art gallery, an ice cream and candy shop, and other onsite specialty shops offer diversions of their own.

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 with this time period, as turn-of-the-century buildings line the downtown area, mixed with antique shops hawking midcentury wardrobes and vintage USB drives.

Outdoor enthusiasts will 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 whitetail deer, wild turkeys, and fox squirrels.

What You Get

Two-night stay for two adults; up to two kids 17 or younger stay free

  • $319 in a romantic suite, two-bedroom suite, or king suite
  • $219 in a one-bedroom suite


  • 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

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 7/15/12
  • Must complete travel by 7/31/12
  • Not valid 6/28-6/30
  • Limit 3 per person
  • Limit 3 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Must cancel by 12PM on day prior to reservation or $50 fee applies
  • Subject to availability
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Not valid for existing reservations or for groups
  • 12% tax not included.

Other Details

How To Book

  1. Purchase Groupon.
  2. Call the Charley Creek Inn by 7/15/12.
  3. Choose a valid date prior to 7/31/12.
  4. Mention your Groupon and provide your credit-card info.

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, Two-Bedroom, and King 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 day
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms not available for rooms offered through Groupon.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available during booking or at check in for an additional fee.

What It's Worth

Two-night stay for two adults; up to two kids 17 or younger stay free

  • $319 in a romantic suite, two-bedroom suite, or king suite (up to a $538 value)
  • $219 in a one-bedroom suite (up to a $378 value)

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

Customer Reviews

137 Ratings

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Marcello C. · 16 reviews TOP REVIEWER
Reviewed October 26, 2015
Charming hotel that is very well done Staff is very friendly


Reviewed August 13, 2013
Quiet and peaceful hotel. Clean and well maintained units. Very nice.


Reviewed August 13, 2013
Caught off guard by units beautiful and spacious honeymoon suite.
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