Inspiration Wood is a private Cottage Inn & Conference Center that sleeps up to 32 guests in cottage, cabin and lodge arrangements. The natural environment consists of secluded cottages that sleep from two to eight guests, indoor and outdoor gathering areas, formal gardens, walking trails, and informal recreational areas. Each cottage is nestled in the woods near wetlands where you can relax and observe wildlife such as deer, wild turkey, blue heron, mink and grey squirrels.

Guests staying at Inspiration Wood have access to our Lavender House Recreation Area, Council Clearing, Walking Trails, Grace Garden & Meadow and Greeting Barn (Wildflower Sundries). Our Gathering Space, as well as the Friendship Room at the Lavender House, may be rented for meals and group meetings.

A two night minimum stay is required. Check-in is from 3-6 pm.

If you would like a late check-in, please call 24 hours in advance of your stay to make arrangements. Check out is at 11 am. Please keep your pets safe and happy at home.

Fruitwood Cottages

Apple Cottage

Sleeps four (4)
King bedroom with full bath
Twin bedroom with 3/4 bath

Pear Cottage

Sleeps four (4)
King bedroom with full bath
Twin bedroom with 3/4 bath

Cherry Cottage

Sleeps four (4)
King bedroom with full bath
Twin bedroom with 3/4 bath

One Bedroom Cabins

Pinecone Cabin

Sleeps two (2)
Handicap access
King bedroom with shower

Acorn Cabin

Sleeps two (2)
King bedroom with large full bath
cabin

Family Lodges

Pine Lodge

Sleeps eight (8)
Two King bedrooms downstairs
Loft with four twin beds
Two full baths-upstairs and down

Oak Lodge

Sleeps eight (8)
Two King bedrooms downstairs
Loft with four twin beds
Two full baths-upstairs and down

Inspiration Wood Map/Legend

LODGING

1. Pine Lodge
2. Pinecone Cabin
3. Oak Lodge
4. Acorn Cabin

LODGING

5. Apple Cottage
6. Pear Cottage
7. Cherry Cottage

OTHER

A. Entrance
B. Gathering Space
C. Grace Garden

OTHER

D. Greeting Barn
E. Lavender House

LODGING

1. Pine Lodge
2. Pinecone Cabin
3. Oak Lodge
4. Acorn Cabin
5. Apple Cottage
6. Pear Cottage
7. Cherry Cottage

OTHER

A. Entrance
B. Gathering Space
C. Grace Garden
D. Greeting Barn
E. Lavender House

Reitz Girls

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Excellence

Dear Inspiration Woods,
We have been thoroughly impressed by the work that you have put in to maintain this beautiful house. Thank you for making this a great visit for us and our family. We really appreciate you and your climb to reach the top of the mountain called Excellence.

the Reitz girls

Caroline (8), Emmanuelle (13), Glory (16) + their brother Josiah (timeless)

connie208

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Peaceful Getaway

This was an excellent place to stay while visiting the dunes. It’s located about 15 minutes from each of the adjacent cities and accessible by scenic side roads. The perfect place to relax after a day of hiking or soaking sun up at the beach. And the staff was very friendly.

connie208

1tobigal1

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Serenity

A great place to stay while visiting Indiana Dunes. Close by yet away from it all makes it a relaxing place to spend the night, or two. Deer walking by at dusk then wonderful crickets at dark. We loved it.

1tobigal1

Kent, WA

J. Baker

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Family Vacation

What a great place to take the family to get away for a while. It lived up to the website and more. The cabin was great, well maintained and the staff were very friendly/hospitable. Highly recommend. We will bring the family back next year.

J. Baker

Fishers, IN

Paul M.

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Wonderful Setting, Always a Pleasure

On a beautifully mild summer day, the serene setting of Inspiration Wood made an otherwise tedious business meeting almost enjoyable. Great food. Attentive staff. Easy to get to, yet far enough from any city noise.

Paul M.

Valparaiso, IN

Ramrhein

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Perfect for Team Meetings and Retreats

Inspiration Wood is the perfect place to hold you team meeting or retreat. It is located in a beautiful setting and the main meeting space will comfortably seat about 30. The food is always fresh and great care is taken to meet special dietary needs.

Ramrhein

Valparaiso, IN

Lisa G.

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Sisters Reunion

We had a fabulous sisters reunion at the Gathering Place. We had a lovely reunion of two sisters, in their 90’s, who had not seen each other for over a year, for the afternoon. Catered lunch for 19 family members was delicious and catered to our every needs. Lovely spot, beautiful grounds, even with the occasional rain drops, did not dampen our wonderful event. Ron helped us with every detail!

Lisa G.

San Rafael, CA

Amanda H.

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Inspiring, Wonderful, Restful … All in All Perfect

We fell in love with Inspiration Wood basically the moment we drove in. A co-worker and I chose it as the location for our universities Senior Women’s Retreat. Ron and Kim helped create the perfect atmosphere for the retreat through the details of all the cabins to the wonderfully catered meals. They also had all the equipment needed for our speakers presentations. They made it easy and our students could not stop raving about Inspiration Wood.

Amanda H.

Sharon M.

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Perfect Place for our Leadership Retreat

Our Agency had our leadership retreat at Inspiration Wood. Ron made it so easy to organize the facility part of our retreat. We had the entire place to ourselves using all of the cottages but one. Ron arranged for all of the meals to be catered and his recommendations for the food were perfect. The Gathering room was used for all of our training. With all the windows and the wrap around porch it was the perfect place for our staff to meet as a group yet have plenty of area to break into small groups.

Sharon M.

Jim W.

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Ideal Place for a Family Reunion

My family came from all over the country and booked the entire retreat for three blissful days with just the right mix of activities & relaxing. The owners Rom & Kim were very accommodating to our needs and always on-hand, living on the farm just next-door to the compound. The grandkids especially loved the hayride over to check out the horses & other rescued animals, all lovingly cared for by our host’s family. We also had a great time with two off-site excursions to the nearby Indiana Dunes State Park and a great local water park. Our final catered meal at the Gathering House was a perfect end to my parent’s 50th anniversary.

Jim W.

Larkspur, CA

Judy R.

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Delightful Retreat Out in the County

We had a lovely weekend at Inspiration Wood. The cabins are clearly a labor of love and were both charming and very comfortable. The hosts were extremely friendly and helpful and you are really away from it all and yet 15 minutes away from some great attractions. We had them cater in meals for a family reunion and the food was very good and the Gathering Space a very nice building for a big dinner.

Judy R.

Chicago, IL

James H.

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Perfect Place to Stay with Our Family

I could not have imagined a better place to stay from the perfect setting to relax and give the kids a chance to go to the beach less than 15 minutes away yet go outside and enjoy the fresh air! Breakfast was great and the staff was even better. WOW is all I can say.

James H.

Avon, IN

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