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History
  Located in Old Metamora , convenient to Indianapolis, Cincinnati and Louisville. Built in the 1850’s, this bed and breakfast inn offers a delightful blend of yesterday’s charm and hospitality with today’s comforts and conveniences. After enjoying a relaxing night in a comfortable room and a leisurely breakfast, guests will want to set out to explore […]
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Clara’s Room
  Clara’s Room named after the mother of the origianl owner is the most comfortable room at the inn. I know this because nearly all of our guests that stay in the room are late for breakfast.   It’s seculuded location and its warmth in the winter time makes our guests want to snuggle up […]
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Sonshine Room
.   You will feel like you are sleeping in a garden of beautiful flowers when you choose the Sonshine Room. Located in the back of the inn with immediate access to the back porch and the Breakfast Room, this room has become a favorite of the ladies. This very girly room is decorated in […]
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Suite Retreat
 The Suite Retreat is a two bedroom unit on the second floor. This room is geared toward families or a girls night out. It also works well for groups of hunters, fishermen or golfers. The decorations are appealing to both men and women. Young people love this fifties decor with accents of animal print and […]
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Anniversary Room
  Located in the front of the building with a view of the village, the Anniversary Room is the first choice for couples who are looking for a romantic weekend getaway. This room is tastefully decorated in vibrant colors of greens and reds with a Victorian flare. Two very comfortable reclining chairs are very inviting […]
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Breakfast Room
  Another favorite room where you will be treated like royalty is the Breakfast Room. Again, this is an added ammenity for our overnight guest free of charge. A wonderful breakfast will be served to you that will create pleasant memories of the Metamora Inn. Jo is always searching for new and delicious dishes that […]
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Category: News and Events

Gateway-Park-Bluegrass-Fest-2012 News and Events
In the news! Take a trip with Fox News to Metamora, IN home of the Whitewater Canal State Historic Site where you can tour a working grist mill or ride a horse-drawn boat up the canal. News and Events
Original story written by: Debbie Blank Published in: The Herald-Tribune On: January 17, 2012

The Whitewater Canal Scenic Byway and its Whitewater Valley Gateway Park in Metamora are starting to get noticed.

Mike Pence   The county’s bicentennial quilt show was held at the park’s depot there and a Halloween Museum of Fright in an adjacent building. The park’s campground was open during great weather and some Canal Days vendors and parking were located there. The byway, a 76-mile canal route from the National Road that bisects Indianapolis all the way to the Ohio River was approved by the Indiana Department of Transportation in 2008. The route passes through Franklin, Union, Wayne, Fayette and Dearborn counties in Indiana and several in Ohio. Jo, Mike, and Glen Mike Pence, the 6th District U.S. congressman, spoke at the Whitewater Canal Byway Association’s fourth annual dinner Jan. 11. He recalled the idea of attracting tourists to southeastern Indiana with a facility and scenic route was “birthed on the back porch of the Metamora Inn just a few years ago … (The proposal) said yes to rural Indiana, yes to rural Ohio. We can come together and act in a collective way and dream big …. “As we think about how we can take Indiana to the next level … making sure all 92 counties share in that prosperity …the model you have here will be one I carry with me for many years to come.” Jo Ball Meets US Congressman Mike Pence Connersville Mayor Leonard Urban said during the prayer before dinner, “We’ve been able to preserve something our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren will enjoy along with visitors.” President Candy Yurcak honored three with Spirit of the Byway Awards, noting they were all on that back porch. Glen “G.I.” and Jo Ball, Metamora, “stayed with us from Day One. They never lost faith. They have done anything and everything you can imagine,” from painting park buildings to mowing acres there, from cooking for fundraisers to performing in dinner shows. “This year especially they went beyond what we could have possibly asked,” hosting a bluegrass fest at the park in June. Paul Baudendistel, Metamora, “understands and loves this valley like we all do.” The local historian, who has been researching the Whitewater Canal for 50 years, sharing his knowledge on the WCBA Web site, also pitched in, “painting every fire hydrant and electric box and post in the park.” Master of ceremonies Dave Cook, a former WCBA vice president, recounted recent progress. In addition to sprucing up the 33-acre park north of U.S. 52 in Metamora, the nonprofit has received a $60,000 award from the National Scenic Byway Organization for the development of a corridor management plan. Other grants arrived from the Indiana Humanities Council, Franklin County Community Foundation and Franklin County Convention, Recreation and Visitors Commission. Three loop routes off of the byway – East Fork in Union and Wayne counties; Oldenburg and Batesville; and Ripley and Dearborn counties – were officially designated and will appear on state maps. Cook said financial sponsors for byway directional signs are still needed, especially in Dearborn County and along the loops. A 147-page driving guide compiled by Phil Anderson, Carmel, is completed and waiting approval. The free guide will be available soon online. Association leaders have set goals for 2012 and beyond. A park visitors pavilion is a priority. “Each county will have an area to display (brochures and artifacts about) culture, history, sights to see and places to stay.” In partnership with Whitewater Canal State Historic Site officials, there will be a Civil War re-enactment for fifth-graders in April. Family summer camps are slated for one weekend each month from April through September. The second annual bluegrass fest is in the works. According to Cook, “We’ll be working on a corridor management plan and trying to get national byway designation.” A 1,500-seat amphitheater at the back of the property could be constructed in the future. Tony Bauer, who has designed similar structures, contributed free plans.
Original story: Batesville Herald Tribune News and Events

Testimonials

  I received the ultimate compliment from a recent visitor from Atlanta, GA.  A gentleman who was part of a  gospel quartet  ,  loved my Hash Brown Casserole and stated at the breakfast table, ” When we all get to Heaven and sit down at that great banquet table with the Lord, this Hash Brown […]

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This was our third time staying in the Sonshine Room. It was wonderful. We have been treated like family everytime.

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I have never been to Metamora before and didn’t know what to expect, but this is wonderful, the room is beautiful. ( Sonshine Room) Can’t wait to see the shops!   Sandy, Denise, Elaine from Decatur, Indiana

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Jo, We always have an amazing time down here at Christmas with “the girls” and this time with our guys was just as fun.  We love the rooms, love the breakfast and love the Metamora hospitality!!   Erica and Brandon Granger

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Jo, thank you for your hospitality. The breakfast was delicious.  You did good!  We loved our room.  A small world-our being from Noblesville area and you being from Noblesville.  We sure enjoyed our visit with you.  Thanks again.   Kay Harris

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My friend Kay and I drove over from north of Indy for our special annual weekend.  We had such a  wonderful time and laughed like kids again.  Thanks for the hospitality and the homey “Sonshine Room”.  We loved it!   Shirley Delph

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G.I. and Jo, thank you so much for an awesome stay!  Beautiful room!  Enjoyed the most delicious breakfast ever for my birthday. Loved our conversation at breakfast! God gave you many wonderful gifts/talents. Your Christmas painting was out of this world beautiful!  Praying that God will give you the desires of your heart to have […]

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My family stays at The Metamora Inn every year and enjoy it very much. It is a clean, comfortable and beautiful place to stay. Jo is an amazing hostess and puts together some of the best breakfasts we’ve ever eaten. We give The Metamora Inn a big “thumbs up”! Bill Smith | Indiana

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I have been to Metamora twice and both times I stayed at the Metamora Inn. The rooms are lovely, comfortable and the owners Willie and G.I. are so sweet & friendly, it’s like visiting kin. Hope to see you soon!

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I highly recommend staying at the Metamora Inn. We went for our 25th anniversary…9 years ago….and have been back at least 20 times since!!! Jo and GI quickly became not just the Inn owners, but our wonderful friends. The food is wonderful but the love of life that these two share with all who stay […]

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