Sherman House Inn in Batesville, Indiana

Sherman House Inn in Batesville, Indiana

The Sherman House Inn in Batesville, Indiana is a unique lodging option. It’s one of the more unusual, and one of the oldest, that Little Indiana and family have stayed in during our time traveling Indiana.

Located right downtown, this Ripley County has been in business since 1852.

Sherman House Inn in Batesville, Indiana

Originally known as The Brinkman House, the Inn has changed hands a few times. At some point, it was renamed to honor General Sherman’s accomplishments during the Civil War–and became The Sherman House Inn.

Once a coaching tavern, you can imagine what a busy stop this must have been. Walking down the long, narrow hallway on the second level, you can almost hear the rustling of Victorian clothing.

Our room was great. With notes in our room like the one to the right, you can see why we prefer to stay in places like this. Only in a small Indiana town do they let you borrow a book and bring it back the next time. I love that idea.

Batesville, Indiana Lodging

Sherman House Inn in Batesville, Indiana

Sherman House Inn in Batesville, Indiana

There were a lot of doorways. It was more like staying in a home than at an inn. We had a small sitting area and then something like a hallway that led to the shower and the restroom. It was a unique floorplan and kind of fun. Our kids thought it was the greatest thing ever.

The best part of all was the “secret” room on the second floor. Down the long winding hallway lies a large room with sofas and tables. You’ll find Foosball, pool tables, a large TV, and a workout room. Now that’s a great space to blow off a little steam.

We were so grateful for a place where the kids could roam around and play. We don’t travel without a pack of army men. My husband, Jeremy, and I took turns showing off how unskilled we are when it comes to playing pool while the kids entertained themselves with a deck of cards and poker chips.

Downtown Batesville Inn

Sherman House Inn in Batesville, Indiana

Sherman House Inn in Batesville, Indiana

Sherman House Inn in Batesville, Indiana has a long and lengthy history. I just love to think of all the different kinds of people that have stayed at this Indiana inn for the hundred+ years it has been in business.

They just don’t make them like they used to. What a fun lodging option. It’s so close to everything you can easily stay here and walk the downtown. Convenient and comfortable.

Edited to add: The Sherman House Inn and Restaurant is now under new ownership and is in process of receiving a renovation. Follow the Sherman House Inn and Restaurant Facebook Page to keep tabs on the progress and the new opening date.

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Sherman House Inn
35 South Main Street
Batesville, Indiana 47006
This business has changed hands and, after renovations are complete, will be reopening in early 2017.
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A special thank you to Ripley County Tourism for hosting our stay! My opinions remain mine and mine alone (as always).

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