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Group Travel Success Stories
Here’s what others are saying about working with the Amish Country of Northern Indiana team.
Sonya, Thank you for your rapid response. I am looking forward to receiving your packet and will integrate some of the attractions into our 2018 tour and future tours. On a personal note, you are an excellent representative of the Indiana Amish area.. …good job!
- Springfield OH
Thank you Sonya for all your help in giving us great ideas for our Quirky Quilters Quilt Guild of Oscoda, Mi, Shipshewana trip.It was a great trip. Our favorite Shop was Callico Corner. The afternoon and evening at The Carriage House was outstanding. The food was so good and Rebecca Haarer did a really nice trunk show of vintage quilts! The Best Western of Elkhart on Cassopolis staff was so welcoming. I could go on and on!
- Irene Palmer co- ordinator
My group has completed our trip and I just wanted to tell you that we a absolutely loved all your suggestions. You did an excellent job. We especially enjoyed the visit to the Amish farm / restaurant out in Topeka. Thanks for joining us up with that quilting group. Loved Sonshine baskets as well. Please forward this to your boss to them know that you are greatly appreciated!!
- LaGrange, KY
Thank you Sonya, I appreciate all your help. I know I could not have planned a better trip on my own. I definitely will ask for your assistance in the future.
- American Heritage Trails
You have been unbelievably wonderful to us and we are so grateful. I have 46 –people coming now plus our bus driver so should be a good workable group.
- The University of Wisconsin Parkside Adventures in Lifelong Learning group
Everyone who went on the tours was very pleased. They all spoke highly of the step on guides and what knowledge they had of all the various stops along the tours. There were certainly no complaints about the lunches...everyone came home stuffed! The folks on the Brown Bag tour came back loaded down with bread, cookies, popcorn and noodles that they had been given as well as more bags of their own purchases. ...Thanks again for all you did to help us be successful.
- FROG (Forest River Owners' Group)
I want to thank you for a wonderful trip around the Heritage Trail. All fourteen of us enjoyed the quilt gardens and shopping sites where you guided us. What a beautiful piece of American landscape you have there in Indiana. It was so peaceful and luckily, green, thanks to recent rains. The gardens were an inspiration to our group. I personally want to plant a square in my garden that resembles a quilt block (being a quilter, it's right up my alley!) The background history you gave of the flowers and of the history of the people who live there was so interesting! We loved spending our day with you - it was great fun too! Thanks again for everything!
- "Bloomers" study group at the Wyandotte-Downriver Branch of AAUW
Everyone LOVED the Amish trip that you helped me put together. I have heard more feedback on that trip than I ever have on any other trip. They absolutely loved everything!! So, I am interested in putting together a trip next year for the Shipshewanna Quilt Festival. Could you send me some information on that when you get a chance? Thanks so much for all your help with the trip. I look forward to hearing back from you about next year's trip!
- Benedict's Bus Service, Wellsboro, PA
This is great! Thanks so much for the time spent with me on the phone yesterday! Now I am going to rank Elkhart County Visitors Center right up there with the best to work with! Believe me, there are many counties not so informational or considerate and we are left to guess at the best places to go or have to go and visit and figure it out before we can plan a trip. Really appreciate your help which will make us enjoy Elkhart so much more.
- Wabash Friends, Wabash, Indiana
You are great to work with! You make my job so much easier!
- Fontenelle Tours, Council Bluffs, Iowa
Thanks a million, trillion for all that you have done..You're super!!!
- Northland Travel, Waterloo, Iowa
I'm working on a tour to your Quilt Gardens. The website is great and you have many things to do. You really need to pat yourself on the back!
- Sew Great Tours, Nevada, Iowa
Thank you again for all of your help in planning our visit to your area. Our visit was a delight. We enjoyed everything that we did. Let me give special recognition to Karleen and her Brown Bag Tours. She was the best Step On Guide I have ever experienced. She was scheduled to leave us at noon, but stayed on 'til about 2:30, and then met us again the next day at the Country Market. She was great and helped us find most everything that we did in the area. Lyle's Birdhouse stop was a real hit with our folks—mostly senior adults—they had so much fun and the Helmut family were wonderful hosts. This was a unique experience for our folks that they will remember for a long time. Thank you again for your excellent help - you made our three days in the Amish Country a wonderful experience.
- First Baptist Church, Pensacola, Florida
Thanks for your help. You sure make it easy!
- Greencroft Senior Center, Goshen, Indiana
Many thanks for making our clients visit to your area so WONDERFUL! It was a small group but they came home raving and will tell folks what they missed!!! Look forward to working with you at a later date to bring groups your way!
- Joy Tour and Travel, Cincinnati, Ohio
Thank you again for all your help. Your CVB is lucky to have YOU!
- Travel With Christine, Belleville, Illinois
We want to thank you for all your help in advising us in setting up our motor home rally at the Elkhart Campground the week of June 16, 2008. Your services were invaluable.
- Michigan Knights of the Highway, Lake, Michigan
They all thought it was a great idea, loved The Essenhaus and thought the trip was well planned - so thank you very much for your input on the planning.
- TravelSunrise, St. Louis, Missouri
Everything was wonderful and appreciated. You did an outstanding job of organizing and planning and it showed. I talked all day yesterday about Elkhart county and how much there is to do there.
- Cross Country Tours, Defiance, Ohio
Thank you again for a wonderful introduction to the large Amish area in Indiana. It was an excellent experience and hopefully will prove to be productive with many groups. Again thank you for a memorable Amish experience.
- Vidovic Travel Service, Chicago, Illinois
It was a wonderful FAM!
- Woosley Tours, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Sonya, Thank you so much with your help sending me info and hotel rates for our trip June 2 and 3rd to your area. Your info has helped emensly in choosing our itineary for the Quirky Quilters Quilt Guild trip! You are doing a fantastic job for your area!!
- Quirky Quilters Quilt Guild
How many times can one say Thanks! What a wonderful Fam experience you provided. You were a gracious host and a real promoter for your region. Terry and I had a wonderful time and came home with a wealth of information.
- Susquehanna Parks and Recreation, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania
I need to share this wonderful response I received from my tour in August. I have at least 6 folks that want to go back next year and one gal claims to have up to 10 interested friends willing to go! They all claim to be still talking about it! Thank you for the wonderful itinerary and recommendations! Keep me posted; it appears Indiana will be on next year's agenda by popular demand! Truly, it was one of my best trips!