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This all started with one of Paula's bucket list items - Riding a Harley through New England during the fall colors for her 50th birthday. During that trip the dream was born of owning an old church. We just happened to find our old church in Attica, IN, the original Christian Church built in 1891. We purchased it in May of 2007.

Our vision was to create a space where we could host house concerts & dinners and eventually create a unique bed & breakfast where people would come for rest, retreat, and restoration. We began calling our church/home “The Sanctuary: Where Souls are Restored”.

Since May of 2007 we have created a kitchen/great room for entertaining, replaced the roof, restored the stain-glassed windows (outside), tuck-pointed and sealed the foundation, created a patio for outdoor entertaining, and installed a new HVAC system, and created a luxury bed & bath suite. (We have truly been blessed to find amazing craftsman & artisans who have done all this work!)


This unique space we call The Sanctuary has provided us the opportunity to host concerts, dinners & retreats, numerous community events, weddings, and 100s of guests. While everyone is invited to stay at The Sanctuary, our primary purpose is to provide a place where those who are giving their lives creating Shalom with the marginalized people of this world and those who live in the hard places of this world can escape and find rest and peace for their minds, bodies, and souls. We also have a special place in our hearts for the creatives of this world. So The Sanctuary is also designed as a place where writers and musicians will find the stillness and space needed to free their minds to create, along with the tools needed to write and create.

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The Sanctuary is a beautiful, luxurious, very private Bed & Breakfast housed in a 126 year old church in Attica, IN designed to provide privacy for retreat & restoration of the soul. The Mediterranean Suite, a luxury bed & bath suite designed with a mixture of old world & modern styles, and featuring a spa bath, is the focal point of The Sanctuary. This suite, featuring a queen size bed and two single beds (in the loft above the bathroom), will accommodate one couple or 1-3 singles. Also featured is a Creative Loft designed and equipped for writing or creating musical compositions. (A second suite - The Upper Room - will come on line at a later date.

There is something about The Sanctuary that calms the mind and soothes the soul. Maybe it's the simple stained glass windows and high arched ceilings, or the sun streaming through the windows painting colors on the walls, or watching the candles dance in the open space at night. Maybe it will be sitting inside or outside on the patio to read and meditate. Maybe it will be hanging out in the Conversation Circle and sharing stories with new friends. Or maybe it's just the opportunity to sit in sacred space and breathe. Whatever it is, The Sanctuary is a place where your soul will be restored.

To Creative Loft sits at the top of The Sanctuary, accessible by a spiral staircase. It is a small and simple space with a comfortable chair for reading, a small writing desk for writers, and a guitar, keyboard, and cajon that musicians can use to create musical compositions.. 

All of this is yours to enjoy when you stay at The Sanctuary.



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Your stay at The Sanctuary will include all of the following . . . 


Wake to a pot of fresh brewed coffee and enjoy a hot breakfast each morning of your stay

Creative Loft


The Sanctuary's Creative Loft is designed with writers and musicians in mind and is set up to enhance the creative flow. Writers can sit in comfort and musicians will have access to an electric keyboard and acoustic guitar.



You can ADD dinner for each day of your stay featuring Paula's home cooked dishes and Dave's grilling specialities.

Free Wifi & Direct TV


Free Wifi is provided at The Sanctuary. You will also have your own Flat Screen TV featuring Direct TV in your room. And take advantage of our large DVD collection.

Bicycling, Tennis, Frisbee Golf  & . . . 


Take advantage of the many bike trails surrounding Attica or play some tennis, frisbee golf or basketball at the city park.  Trek bikes, tennis racquets, frisbees, and other sports equipment provided.

Grand Piano


The common area of The Sanctuary will have a grand piano available and it is not off limits.  We love to hear people play.



The Sanctuary is surrounded by hidden gems of nature that provide opportunity for exercise while resting the mind and allowing the beauty of nature to refresh the soul. 
Ravine Park


Ravine Park is a large ninety acre park containing three sections of trails, all starting just three blocks from The Sanctuary near the downtown and extending about one and one-half miles east. Hike the 1/2 mile nature trail along Brady's Branch, a stream with five pedestrian bridges or hike  the 35 acres of trails in Arms Woods on the eastern side of the park.

More info about Ravine Park

Turkey Run State Park


Turkey Run is a state park 30 miles south of The Sanctuary providing multiple hiking trails, canoeing, and horse back riding. The hiking at Turkey Run is some of the best in the Midwest.

More info about Turkey Run

Attica Swimming Pool

If you stay at The Sanctuary between May 30th and August 1st, plan on taking advantage of the Attica Swimming Pool. Located in Ravine Park, just a 1/2 mile walk from The Sanctuary, the pool features an Olympic size lap pool for swimming and a deep pool with a diving board and enclosed water slide.

Portland Arch Nature Preserve


Portland Arch is named for a natural bridge carved into the rock, a feature unique in our state. Portland Arch is beautiful with its dramatic sandstone gorge and the meandering creek that follows the well-worn path of the preserve. Its features include cliffs, forests, open prairies, spring-seep wetlands and savannas - all offering an abundance of plants, wildflowers and trees.

More info about Portland Arch Nature Preserve

Indiana Zipline Tours

This treetop, canopy tour consist of 8 ziplines, 1 swinging bridge and Indiana's only suspended platforms that hang from the trees! Designed and built with nature in mind, Indiana Zipline Tours is eco-friendly and the most user friendly zipline around with no towers to climb!

More info about Indiana Zipline Tours



Just a 10 block walk from The Sanctuary is Harrison Hills Golf and Country Club (open to the public).  15 miles east of town is the Ravines Golf Course (public). Both of these courses are championship level courses.

Harrison Hills Golf & Country Club

Ravines Golf Course

Fall Creek Gorge


Fall Creek Gorge, known locally as "The Potholes" is one of the most scenic areas in west central Indiana with its steep walled canyons, tumbling waters, and potholes — large, circular openings in the sandrock that form the bed of the canyon — providing a picturesque home for unusual flora and thriving fauna.

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Badlands Off Road Park

The Badlands Off Road Park is the favorite destination for Midwest Off Roaders. It also just happens to be where Dave spends most of his time making earning a paycheck. Depending on date, weather, and circumstances, you might be able to drive a machine at The Badlands!

More info about The Badlands

Devon Theater 


Devon Theater is one of the last quality, single screen movie theaters in the United States. Built in 1938, the theater has been renovated and has a high-tech digital sound system. Show time is 7pm nightly and tickets are $6.

More info about the Devon Theater



The Sanctuary in Attica Bed & Breakfast has two rate structures. A regular Market Rate and a Discounted Rate. Our discounted rate is offered to those in our primary focus groups (CCD Practitioners, Writers & Musicians).  


Nightly Rate (1-2 People) - $155

Extra People - $25 per person per night

Dinner - $25 per person per night


  * Rate includes hot full breakfast

  * Dinner features home cooked and grilled specialties

  * Drinks include soft drinks, wine, and beer


Nightly Rate (1-2 People) - $125

Extra People - $25 per person per night

  * Rate includes dinner and a hot full breakfast

  * Dinner features home cooked and grilled specialties

  * Drinks include soft drinks, wine, and beer


The Sanctuary in Attica Bed & Breakfast exists to provide a special place for CCD Practitioners - those who are giving their lives creating Shalom with the marginalized people of this world -  and Writers & Musicians. When you stay at The Sanctuary and pay the Market Rate, you are a partner with us, making it possible for us to provide The Sanctuary as a place of retreat, rest, restoration, and creation.

To check for available dates and reserve your stay, please contact us at We will email you a password needed to access the "Book Your Stay" page.

                                                                                                                         - Dave & Paula

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208 S. Brady, Attica, IN  47918