Race Lodging and Final Details 2018-10-03T14:32:16+00:00

Million Dollar Race Lodging and Final Details

Our loft is located in Wanatah Indiana which is about a 25 minute drive from Michigan City, Indiana. Michigan City is right on Lake Michigan and this is where we recommend to stay during your visit. The beaches, shopping and fishing activities are within walking distance of the Blue Chip Hotel, Casino and Spa. We also have other recommendations for hotels located in Michigan City and neighboring Valparaiso IN.

Our race is scheduled for Monday, October 15 (weather permitting). The AU Convention will be held in Chicago from October 17 – 20 so fanciers can visit the Midwest and attend both events!

Itinerary of Scheduled Events

Date Time Details
Saturday, October 13th 8:30 AM CST Loft visit to Ganus Family Loft in Granger, IN. Approximate 45 minute drive. Lunch provided. All welcome.
Sunday, October 14th 1:00 PM CST Basketing of birds at loft.
7:00 PM CST Banquet at Blue Chip Hotel, Stardust Event Center
Monday, October 15th 11:30 AM CST Arrive at loft for birds return. Lunch provided at 1:30 PM CST.

Things to do while you visit:

* Charter Fishing on Lake Michigan – Salmon fishing in this area at this time of the year is at its peak. If you are interested in chartering a boat email us and

we send you recommendations for charters.

* Trip to downtown Chicago – take the South Shore train into Chicago for a hassle free visit to the Windy City. About 1 hour away.

* Shopping at the Lighthouse Place Premium Outlet Mall – located about 5 blocks from the Blue Chip Hotel. 120 stores.

* Washington Park Zoo – blocks away from Blue Chip Hotel

* Notre Dame University – located 45 minutes away in South Bend, IN. ND vs. Pittsburgh Football game on Saturday, Oct 13. Attend the game or walk the beautiful campus on game day – tailgating and touring the campus on game day is a great experience in itself.

Hotel Information

Blue Chip Hotel, Casino and Spa
777 Blue Chip Drive
Michigan City IN 46360

  • Rates at the Blue Chip based on single and double occupancy:
  • Thursday, Oct 11 – $89.00 Friday, Oct 12 – $139.00 Saturday, Oct 13 – $169.00 Sunday, Oct 14 – $89.00 Monday, Oct 15 – $89.00
  • For these rates your reservation must be made by 9/20/18.
  • Use code SHC1011 when you make your reservation to obtain these rates. In the US call 1-888-879-7711. Outside the US, call 001-219-879-7711
  • Or book online at www.bluechipcasino.com/groups

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham, Michigan City
9834 W 400 N
Michigan City, IN 46360
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Valparaiso
2101 Mortland Dr.
Valparaiso IN 46383
(Valparaiso is located about 15 minutes from the loft and 30 minutes from the Blue Chip Hotel.)

If you need any assistance or have any questions with accommodations or activities please contact us via email.

Thank you,

Jim and Kelly Ward