Hit the road! Top reasons to take a one-tank trip to Serenity Springs this summer.

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With summer in full swing, it’s the perfect time for a summer vacation. But planning a trip, booking airline tickets and hotels, and packing up enough gear for a week or two away from home can be both stressful and expensive.

So how can you get that much-needed rest and relaxation on vacation without adding stress beforehand?

Answer: try a mini-vacation at Serenity Springs! Our convenient location, just a short drive from Chicago, Ann Arbor, and Indianapolis, means that your relaxing getaway is not far away. It’ll only take one tank of gas to get here!

A three-, four-, or five-day stay at Serenity Springs will not only give you time to take relaxing walks, spend an afternoon fishing, or enjoy leisurely bike rides around our property, but also give you ample time to sample the many fun activities and attractions just a short distance from the property.

Below are some nearby attractions you can easily add to your itinerary during your mini-vacation:


Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Just beyond Serenity Springs is the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, an expansive coastline along the southern tip of Lake Michigan. Stop by the Dunes for sunny beaches and calm lakefront waters any time during the park’s open hours, between dawn and dusk. The park’s Central Beach is just a 15-minute drive from Serenity Springs. More Information

Lighthouse & Pier

Michigan City’s Lighthouse & Pier is a historic location where you can stroll or sit to enjoy views of the lake and lighthouse. On clear days and nights alike, you can see the Chicago skyline in the distance. Picturesque is an understatement. More Information

Washington Park Zoo

Housed in Washington Park, which also includes a beach, Washington Park Zoo is a key Michigan City attraction: 15 acres of sandy zoo with over 90 species of exotic animals. From tigers to alligators to bears, the zoo is a small but mighty one, and worth adding to your itinerary. More Information  

Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail

The coast of Lake Michigan is lined with a number of wineries, giving you the opportunity to experience an exciting and unique tour of the area flavors. Enjoy sipping and relaxing along the shore in Southwest Michigan, following a trail that starts only 15 minutes’ drive from Serenity Springs. More Information


Notre Dame

A bit out of the way but well worth visiting is The University of Notre Dame, located outside of South Bend, Indiana. Along with a beautiful and historic campus, Notre Dame is home to one of the world’s most famous college sports teams, as well as thousands of students who come to the university for its internationally acknowledged rigor and prestige. The surrounding area also has much to do — from art and culture to culinary experiences and sports and recreation. More Information

Amish Country and Elkhart County

Nearby Elkhart County, Indiana, is in the heart of Indiana’s Amish Country. Just an hour from Serenity Springs is this rich opportunity to learn about Amish communities and culture, as well as experience Elkhart County’s charming towns and landscape. Try taking a drive along the Heritage Trail, which includes the Quilt Gardens, a series of stops that join quilting, gardening, and art for a memorable experience. Or, if biking is more your speed, try the Bikes n’ Brews tour, which explores the local trails and breweries. More Information

What are you waiting for? Book your one-tank trip to Serenity Springs today. Call us at 219-861-0000 to make your reservation.

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