3 Fun Date Ideas in Roanoke, Indiana
By: Two EE’s Winery
With the rest of the country still slowly reopening, it’s likely you’ve re-thought your vacation plans in favor of staying close to home. We get it – no sweeping European trips this year. But there’s no reason not to enjoy the finer things in life, like amazing wine, adventures and delicious dining. There’s plenty of that in Roanoke, the gem in your own backyard.
A Romantic Date Night
We suggest starting your romantic date by enjoying a glass of wine at Two EE’s Winery. With indoor and outdoor seating options, you can unwind together as you enjoy each other’s company. Share a tasty charcuterie board and a bottle before heading to dinner, or stay for a while and make a night of it – every Friday and Saturday night through September, Two-EE’s Winery has great live music and local food trucks.
Next, we recommend dinner for two at the Joseph Decuis Restaurant, which is just a few miles from the winery down Main Street in Roanoke. This fine-dining restaurant is built on a “Farm to Fork” philosophy and is rated as the #1 restaurant in Indiana (voted by OpenTable diners). It is the only restaurant in the United States that raises its own Wagyu beef by following traditional Japanese husbandry practices. When you place your reservation, you can request your choice of the six unique dining room options, one of which is a quaint outdoor courtyard.
After dinner, you can enjoy a leisurely stroll around the tree-lined streets of the downtown area, and stop for some gelato at Moose and Mollie’s, just around the corner from Joseph Decuis. Extend the fun and make it an overnight stay by booking a room at The Inn at Joseph Decuis. This charming historic home was built in 1912 and has been carefully renovated to keep its original charm.
An Adventurous Date Experience
There are different definitions of adventurous, but we think a two or three-day experience at the Joseph Decuis Farmstead Inn qualifies! Located just six miles from their restaurant on Main Street in Roanoke, the farm features the lovingly restored Farm House built in 1884, Carriage House, and Barn. The farm is the proud home to a herd of Wagyu cattle, which is raised in all-natural, humane, hormone-free, and stress-free conditions. The cattle are fed a special Japanese vegetarian diet, and they take almost twice as long to reach full weight as commercial cattle.
When you stay at The Farmstead Inn, you can enjoy a variety of hands-on farm experiences including farm chores, gardening, animal husbandry, driving Percheron horses, exploring the beautiful grounds, and learning all about raising the Wagyu cattle. The overnight accommodations are beautiful and comfortable, with a delicious breakfast provided, and other private dining options are available.
If you envision a different adventure, head down the road to Zip Timberlake, and try out ziplining! This hidden treasure in Huntington County is perfect for two, or a double date! The experienced staff will ensure your group has a wild (and safe) time!
After you go for a zip, stop by Two EE’s Winery for a sip or two!
An Arts and Culture Afternoon Date
If you are looking for a date with arts and culture, we’ve got you covered! We recommend starting your time together at Arts Station Antiques, a fun antique and gift shop located at 375 N Main Street in Roanoke. You’ll have fun exploring the unique items from bygone eras throughout the shop, with plenty of sweet souvenirs to remember your visit by.
Next head to Board & Brush to build and paint a handmade sign that will look great in your home. This hands-on experience will have you exploring your creative side in a gorgeous, renovated garage turned into an art studio. Don’t forget to check their website ahead of time for event dates and times.
After a day of shopping and a bite of lunch from Roanoke treasures such as Joseph Decuis Emporium, the Village Inn, or the Patio, sit back and unwind with a fun wine tasting, or enjoy a glass, slushee or bottle of wine at Two EE’s Winery.
We Hope To See You Soon!
No matter how you choose to explore Roanoke, there are so many ways to find fun and enjoy date night without having to drive far. We hope our suggestions have given you some ideas for planning your next amazing date night, and we hope to see you soon out at Two EE’s Winery!
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