Charley Creek Inn 100th Anniversary
The Georgian Revival gem opened its doors May 6, 1920, as Hotel Indiana. After falling into disrepair throughout many lively decades, the gracious hotel obtained a new lease on life in 2007, when local philanthropist and historic preservation aficionado Richard E. Ford, of the Ford Meter Box family, bought the building and renovated it to perfection.
In honor of the milestone, the charming, boutique hotel is inviting travelers to enjoy Wabash's original central landmark with a memorial Centennial Package. The historic hotel will also mark the anniversary with a series of events and special promotions throughout the year.
CENTENNIAL PACKAGE • STARTING AT $225
In honor of the milestone, enjoy Wabash's original central landmark with an overnight stay, $50 resort credit, and a commemorative 100th Anniversary collective wine gift box with two glasses and choice of "Centennial Cuvee" Dry Red Table Wine or "Centennial White Blend" Semi-Sweet White Table Wine. Charley Creek Inn has teamed up with 2019 Indiana Winery of the Year, Country Heritage Winery of LaOtto, Indiana, to create these two signature wines that express the best characteristics of the Midwestern climate and soil where they are grown. These signatures will also be available for purchase by the glass and bottle from the Wine & Cheese Shoppe and Twenty Restaurant
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CENTENNIAL COCKTAIL: WABASH CANNONBALL
A spin on El Presidente, which was popular the same decade as Charley Creek Inn opened, the Wabash Cannonball is made from Bacardi Tangerine Rum, Captain Morgan Pineapple Rum, Luxardo Cherry Liqueur, Elderflower Liqueur, lemon juice, apple cider, bitters, and Crème de Menthe.
QUARTERLY GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY
Spend $100 during a visit (excluding banquet, gift card or hotel room purchases), and be entered in a quarterly drawing for a more elaborate prize, including the opportunity for a private dinner for four in the Cloud Club, wine tasting for 12 in The Courtyard, birthday party in the Ice Cream & Candy Shoppe, or overnight stay in a deluxe suite with Executive Chef Eric Wilson preparing a private dinner in the room.
BUSINESS CARD COMPETITION
Leave your business card with your server or in the box outside Twenty for chance to win a complimentary lunch. One giveaway each week.
FIRST FRIDAY CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
Originally planned as part of the First Friday Centennial Celebration, the 100th Anniversary trivia contest has been made digital. Wabash history buffs or those just looking for a competition are encouraged to enter the contest at https://marketing410320.typeform.com/to/vw4Fou
. Those who answer all questions correctly will be entered for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate. The winner will be contacted the week of May 18.
HOMEMADE FRENCH ONION SOUP
French Onion Soup made its debut on Twenty Restaurant's menu in 2010. While the dish is traditionally made with beef stock, Executive Chef Eric Wilson's variation features veal stock, caramelized onions, croutons and Gruyère cheese.
Savor breathtaking views of downtown Wabash and enjoy butler passed hors d'oeuvres and signature cocktails during this elegant social gathering.
FIRST FRIDAY CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION • May 1
Explore Indiana's #7 Main Street, First Friday festival dedicated this month to honoring Charley Creek Inn's 100th Anniversary. Festivities will launch with an airplane towing a commemorative banner through downtown. Charley Creek Inn will host hotel tours from 5-8 p.m., offer complimentary passed hors d' oeuvres in the lobby, and sample their signature wines in the Wine & Cheese Shoppe. A trivia contest for a chance to win $50 will be conducted. The 2018 Voice of Wabash County winner, Dakota Ray Parker, will perform in The Courtyard.
MIAMI STREET BLOCK PARTY • May 2
The highlight of the year-long celebration features an antique car display, BBQ buffet, complimentary cake, performance by 3 in 1 Band, rooms dedication ceremony, and formal declaration of the anniversary.
In remembrance of the upscale, multi-course dining in 1920s that brings namesake to the private dinner room The Gatsby Room, Charley Creek Inn will host a lavish 5-course meal with Roaring 20s attire required.
TIME CAPSULE CEREMONY • December 31
The year-long celebration will conclude by preserving 100th Anniversary memorabilia in a time capsule.