You may never see another one like it. The $15 million Fairfield Inn & Suites Fair Oaks Farms in Fair Oaks, Indiana is built to look like a barn. According to nwi.com, Fair Oaks Farms opened the 99-room hotel to cater to wedding guests, those attending special events, and others. Before the new Fairfield was completed, there were no hotels in the immediate vicinity for overnight visitors and wedding parties to lodge. The hotel is directly connected to the farm-to-fork Farmhouse Restaurant and a u-pick-it apple orchard is expected to open soon. a u-pick-it apple orchard that’s expected to open soon. The 80-foot-tall hotel features a gambrel roof, weather vanes, two silos filled with guest suites, and an adjoining “milking parlor” with a gym and pool with a “cow tongue’s slide.” The hotel includes a Great Room with indoor and outdoor fireplaces, pool tables and a 2,100-square-foot patio.
Valparaiso, Ind.-based Good Hospitality Services co-developed and will manage the hotel, which opened Thursday. In the article about the new hotel, Good Hospitality Services President Jeffrey Good said, “When you do a specialty type of hotel, it takes a little longer to get the approval from Marriott. They put you through the meat grinder. But one of the cool things is that the Fairfield name comes from the Marriott’s family farm. Fast forward to today and they’re opening a hotel shaped like a barn on a farm.”