Restored to grandeur greater than any time in its 165-year history, The Sherman is a remarkable 22-room boutique hotel. It’s been a favorite resting place for travelers since Lincoln. It’s a convenient meeting point between Indianapolis and Cincinnati, a well-loved locale for the town and an important Indiana landmark. Its rich history starts before the Civil War, through the taming of the West, the golden era of Hollywood and the election of 33 Presidents. The site of hundreds of celebrations, it’s where serious business was conducted, deals made and contracts signed. The very foundation beams echo with the cheers and toasts of generations celebrating Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Easter, Halloween, St. Patrick’s Day and more.
German immigrant, Johann Brinkmann built his hotel in 1852 naming it in 1865 to honor General Sherman and the 83rd Indiana Volunteer Infantry, who marched with Sherman in the Civil War.
The Circa 1852 Restaurant with 100-year-old timber beams and private alcoves offers a refined, yet eclectic German-American dining experience with specials, fresh fish and steaks. Or sip on one of several deluxe drinks and dine in the Black Forest Bar adorned in artful accessories reminiscent of its namesake region in Germany. The Biergarten offers an authentic outdoor German experience complete with live music.
The Sherman is located in the historic downtown Batesville, Indiana, about 1 mile south off I74. Centrally located, about an hour’s drive from two dynamic Midwest cities, Indianapolis and Cincinnati, the town of Batesville with a population of about 6000 is a popular destination situated between state and national parks, is popular for its small-town charm, and “get-away” attributes.
The Black Forest is a mountainous region in southwest Germany, bordering France. Known for its dense, evergreen forests and picturesque villages, it is often associated with the Brothers Grimm fairy tales. It’s renowned for its spas and the cuckoo clocks produced in the region since the 1700s. The region’s largest town, Freiburg, is filled with Gothic buildings and surrounded by vineyards.
Black Forest and Germany