Vevay, IN is a hidden gem centered between three bustling cities. It’s the perfect place to escape from your hectic work life and stressful responsibilities. Simply relax among the enchanting historic charm of our beautiful and charming town. It’s easy to see why Vevay is one of the best places to vacation in Indiana!
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The Beautiful Sights
Visitors who are lucky enough to arrive to Vevay by the Ohio River Scenic Byway will attest to the road’s beauty. Don’t miss a chance to drive along the road. Enjoy the ride while it twists and turns through the picturesque rolling hills and valleys of the area. Take the opportunity to pull off the road and snap a couple of pictures of the beautiful Ohio River.
In town, visit the Paul Ogle Riverfront Park. It’s just a seven-minute walk from Schenck Mansion and is where visitors can find the famous Swiss Wine Festival in August. Visitors can tour the park and admire the stunning view of the Ohio River. It’s a perfect way for families to spend the afternoon, due to the picnic areas and a playground available.
Visitors to Vevay love to walk through the historical district on their own, self-guided walking tour. Guests who stay at Schenck Mansion have an advantage since they are staying in one of the highlights of the historical walking tour! Other highlights include the 1840s mansion located on West Market Street, which is a great example of period architecture. The Hoosier Theater is another great spot to visit. It was originally built in 1837 as a warehouse and has since served as a saddlery, post office, tavern, and newspaper office. In 1926, the building was converted into a movie theater and is still in operation today. Catch a performance at the theater during your stay in Vevay!
Vevay is home to some incredible restaurants. If you’re in the mood for some delicious, old-fashioned comfort food, pay a visit to Granny’s Home Cooking. Locals love to eat here due to the generous portions and delicious food. Try the perfectly cooked cod with the delicious, creamy coleslaw. Another option is the crispy fried chicken with real mashed potatoes. Make sure you save room for the homemade desserts!
Roxano’s Restaurant is perfect if you’re looking for the best breadsticks in Vevay. Roxano’s is serving up specialty pies, like The Rox, which is loaded with pepperoni, sausage, ham, bacon, mushrooms, green olives, and extra cheese. Big groups should try the Monster Party Pizza. It’s an 18-by-18-inch pie that comes with three toppings of choice.
Vevay, IN is the birthplace of the American wine industry. Vevay is home to the first successful winery established in America. The winery’s success is credited to the hearty Indiana grapes grown on-site. While that original winery is no longer around, its influence is still felt in Vevay. Ridge Winery, located just seven minutes from Schenck Mansion, commemorates 200 years of American wine history with its many wines. Try the Swiss Heritage Red, a four-grape blend, or the Rural Cool Riesling, a wonderfully crisp white.
In August, the whole town of Vevay celebrates the wine-making history with the Swiss Wine Festival. What began as a small festival is now a big event, with amusement rides, a laser light show, a fireworks display, and polka and edelweiss dance demonstrations. For faithful festival-goers, the grape stomp is a highlight each year. Participants can kick off their shoes and have a romping, stomping good time. For serious competitors, there’s a Championship Stomp. For everyone else, the Open Stomp welcomes all casual stompers.
Stay at One of the Best Places to Vacation in Indiana
After a long day touring one of the best places to vacation in Indiana, return to your beautiful room at Schenck Mansion to relax and recharge. Book The Wiseman Room, for a great view of the gazebo and waterfall. The bathroom features an original walnut encased copper tub with shower, the perfect way to end your day. Check the availability and book today to begin your Vevay adventure!