Set amid bucolic rural farmland about 30 minutes north of Indianapolis, Crop-A-Doodle-Do caters to scrapbookers with a fully dedicated (and well-stocked) craft room where women can hole up, spread out their supplies and work away entire weekends. Friendly staff keeps guests pampered with meals, snacks and several options for spa services delivered in a converted utility room upstairs.
The white 1865 farmhouse where guests stay is charming, to be sure, but mechanical quirks like blown fuses and wiring issues are prone to pop up at any time. Don’t expect much privacy either. Though they are sunny and airy, rooms are small and most spaces are shared, including bathrooms and common sitting areas. The three bedrooms are built to accommodate two, three or five guests at a time with single beds and bunks—fine if you’re staying with girlfriends you already know, but possibly a little too close for comfort when sharing with strangers.
The opportunity to spend an uninterrupted weekend scrapbooking is the main draw. Hard-core crafters will think Crop-A-Doodle-Do is heaven on earth, but others looking for additional activity may get a little bored. Two-night minimum stays are $299, including meals and snacks; the inn also accommodates three-night ($389) and four-night ($479) stays, as well as day visits that include lunch and dinner ($59).