Welcome to The Whittaker Inn
BUILDING ANTICIPATION AND COMMUNITY, FROM THE GROUND UP
With decades of hospitality experience, Elizabeth and Andrew Whittaker’s goal is to deliver the finest overnight stay and meeting venue in the Greater Lafayette Area.
The Whittaker is a one-of-a-kind destination in this area featuring personalized service, unique local fare with an international twist and instant memories. We invite you to celebrate, educate, and collaborate, at The Whittaker.
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Andrew and Elizabeth Whittaker
Welcome to The Whittaker Inn
A HIDDEN OASIS
As you come around the bend, you are welcomed by a newly-constructed Farmhouse exterior, married with a clean contemporary interior, nestled in an inviting retreat-like setting.
Our 15 custom-crafted, destination inspired Rooms and Suites will deliver unparalleled comfort, modern amenities, and personalized hospitality to your overnight stay.
The Whittaker invites you to celebrate, collaborate and educate within our unique event spaces. The Whittaker Inn makes for a memorable setting to serve your social or event needs.
THE WHITTAKER KITCHEN
The heart of the Whittaker Inn; the passion of Chef Andrew. This culinary centerpiece boasts the finest locally-sourced ingredients, with menus prepared to take you on delectable adventures.
Experience casual fare in an atmosphere that’s as appetizing as the food itself. With three stone fireplaces and an overall welcoming feel, you’ll dine in comfort and style during every meal. Choose from a luscious variety of chicken, seafood and pork whenever you stop by this popular restaurant.
Showcasing the state’s beautiful beaches, the Indiana Dunes are a terrific area to explore for visitors and locals alike. In addition to the gorgeous natural surroundings, where you can hike, bike and just wander around at your own pace, wonderful entertainment awaits. From delectable cuisine to exciting nightlife options and more, the Indiana Dunes are fantastic in every sense.
Wonderfully situated in a historic waterfront location, this family-friendly restaurant is the ideal place to enjoy scrumptious steak and seafood. You’ll definitely take great pleasure in the warm atmosphere while sampling gourmet-style selections that will keep you coming back for more.
Step back in time and discover an age where traveling had a more peaceful feel. You can see two enchanting covered bridges in Brown County that date back to the 1800s. These significant examples are among the few covered bridges that remain in the nation. And they’re worth seeing firsthand for a deeper awareness of our country’s history.
Experience French cuisine with flair at this popular restaurant. Not far from some of Lafayette’s most renowned landmarks, Bistro 501 is the perfect setting for delectable food and a diverse wine list that represents so many world flavors. You’re sure to enjoy your dining experience when you visit one of the city’s beloved eateries.
If you enjoy the country life, then Fair Oaks Farms should not be missed. Offering acres of outdoor amusement, great food and terrific programs to learn about the farm’s crucial role in our world, this attraction has unforgettable activities for every taste.
Looking for a cozy establishment with an elegant feel, where you can dine and socialize? Then East End Grill should certainly come to mind! Delight in a scrumptious selection of lunch and dinner options, delicious appetizers, mouthwatering cocktails and other great menu items.
While touring Lafayette, you must make sure to block out some quality time in Indianapolis. This gorgeous city offers great museums, delicious culinary options, robust cultural opportunities to explore and terrific entertainment.
For community gatherings, formal programs, opportunities to study and an inviting space to enjoy great camaraderie, the Purdue Memorial Union is a multi-purpose place to meet. Since its opening in 1924, this building has served as a central location for people to connect in meaningful and productive ways.
Beauty and tranquility come together at Clegg Memorial Gardens. It’s a place to enjoy wildflowers, plants native to Indiana, nature trails and intriguing bridges. With changes in the landscape from season to season, you’ll always see dramatic variations in the spectacular setting every time you visit.
From Bob Hope to Maya Angelou to Robin Williams, Elliott Hall of Music has welcomed iconic figures to entertain on its stage for many generations. It can accommodate elaborate productions or simple lectures with the same grace and inviting atmosphere. Enjoy concerts, musicals, ballets, symphonies, one-person performances and so much more at this legendary venue.
Experience scenic relaxation, where boating, family picnics and hikes are all welcome. Historical events and programs take place in this beautiful area as well. You can also browse the Blockhouse Museum to learn more about Indian and French life in the 17th century.
If you love college sports, then a visit to Mackey Arena should be at the top of your list of things to do. As part of Purdue’s campus, it’s the place to see great men’s and women’s basketball, wrestling, volleyball and other exciting sports. In this state-of-the-art complex, you can experience competitive games from premium seats in a spacious, comfortable area.
If you adore wildlife, Wolf Park should be at the top of your Lafayette itinerary. You can meet a delightful range of amazing species that include wolves, foxes and coyotes living in semi-natural enclosures. Take a tour of this facility and learn about these wonderful creatures while also discovering plenty of important facts about our complex ecosystem.
Located on the northern side of Purdue University, the Ross-Ade Stadium has been an acclaimed feature of this popular campus since its dedication in 1924. With significant renovations over the years, including fan-friendly facilities, a huge video board and a patio designed for tailgate activities, this well-designed arena is perfect for enjoying college football.
Interested in Indiana art? Then a visit to this mansion museum should be among the top attractions you explore while visiting Lafayette. From paintings to ceramics to furniture, you’ll see an extensive range of gorgeous artworks that originated in the state. Plus, check out the lovely sculpture garden and nature trails.
If you’re a fan of the architectural genius Frank Lloyd Wright, then you must go to Samara House. This original creation by the famed architect is one of his most complete homes in the United States and includes over 40 of Wright’s innovative creations.
Enjoy a tropical paradise in Lafayette! This exciting water park has a great variety of fun activities that include a spiraling tube slide and other watery adventures. Check out the special events and programs you and your family can experience together as well.
If you enjoy being in and around the water, then Prophetstown Aquatic Center won’t disappoint. From a 30-foot tube slide to a river float area to a terrific pool, you have many options for memorable water fun. After your water excursion, be sure to check out the concession area for a rejuvenating snack.
As Indiana’s newest state park, you can experience a natural space with an astounding landscape formed by ice glaciers, water, fire and prairie grass. Explore this beautiful park to witness native habitats firsthand.
Meet beautiful creatures, take part in eye-opening programs and learn more about the importance of preserving wildlife around the world. This family-friendly zoo offers wonderful exhibits, presentations and opportunities to engage with the animal community.
Sweet, dry, fruity or otherwise, you can find the refreshing wine you’ve always envisioned at this well-loved attraction. Plus, you may sample a wide array of flavors in a farmhouse tasting room that offers an inviting ambiance. It’s an ideal way to experience exquisite mixtures while feeling right at home.
Just minutes from Purdue University, Scotty’s Brewhouse is the perfect hangout. You can select from a wide-ranging menu for delicious food and lip-smacking beers while enjoying fun times with every visit. The playful atmosphere will also be a highlight of your experience.