Starting next week Spring Mill State Park in Mitchell will close its inn for renovations. The renovations are set to start Nov. 19 and end in 2024.
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says the 73-room inn is structurally safe but needs maintenance work that requires it to be closed.
“Complete closure of one of our most iconic Indiana State Park inns for more than a year is a difficult decision,” DNR Director Dan Bortner said. “However, the modernization of the inn’s ‘behind the scenes’ safety and comfort systems is best accomplished with this approach.”
The DNR says the goal of the project is to modernize the mechanics like water lines and HVAC while keeping the historic, natural look and feel of the building. The inn opened in 1939 and still looks it.
All employees of the inn will remain employed but will be located in other areas of the park.
Other facilities like trails, activity center and the Gus Grissom Memorial will remain open.