Historic McDonald


500 E. Jackson St. Attica, Indiana  47918 765-764-5280
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“Attica's Historic McDonald Airbnb, a Greek Revival showstopper was built in 1855, and is on the historic registry. It's still serenely beautiful.  Until, 4 months ago, the Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana included it on its statewide "10 Most Endangered Landmarks" list for 2014, and recently kept it on for 2015. It was the only house in the area listed.


The three-story, 4,800-square-foot brick manse was built by James D. McDonald, an enterprising landowner, farmer and businessman in Fountain and Warren counties. He donated the land for Attica's McDonald Park, and provided access to a natural spring needed to supply "city water" to townspeople via hollowed-out logs. Attica has a McDonald Street, too.

The walnut staircase goes from the first floor up, up, up ... all the way to the roof. For many years, a rooftop crow's nest, of sorts, offered bracing, top-of-the-world views of downtown Attica and the Wabash River valley to the west. It must have been perfect for stargazing to enjoy!

The house was once part of a farm. It still stands on nearly an acre, and abuts wooded Ravine Park to the north.

It retains its two staircases, 6 fireplaces, and Greek Revival windows, doors and door casings.  


It was restored by a local business woman, Katy Kays, working aside with her construction crews, to revive this historic gem so the community and those traveling through it can come enjoy the beauty and history it has to offer. Still in Phase 2 of 3, it continues to improve the exterior and fine tune small areas within the newly updated and renovated home.  


Our Rooms

Each of our beautifully appointed rooms has been decorated to reflect its unique character and charm.

Gibson room 1
Gibson room 1

Wallace Rm 2
Wallace Rm 2

master fireplace
master fireplace

Gibson room 1
Gibson room 1



Meals Provided by Request


Contact us to learn how our chef can prepare a custom meal(s) for you and/or your party served on historic Mudlavia Hotel China in our elegant dining room. 

Complimentary Wifi

Your wifi login and password will be issued upon check-in and can be found in your room.

Ravine Park


Nestled along the middle segment of the Ravine Park Walking trails, the house is just a short walk from an access point. These trails provide a scenic view from the back yard and relaxing walking experience. A great photo opportunity awaits you!

Daily Housekeeping

Your room may be freshened up by our staff if requested prior to check-in.  Additional clean towels and linens provided upon request.

Business Center


A complementary business center with a laptop computer and printer/scanner is available to all guests during your stay. 

 Off Street Parking

Free off street parking is available for all our guests located at the rear of the property. Please refer to our policies page for guidance if you are traveling with a trailer.



kitchen final pic whole room
kitchen final pic whole room
staircase final
staircase final
Dining Rm
Dining Rm

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Wineries & Distilleries


Hooker Corner Winery is a short 15 minute drive, located just West of Pine Village. The Old 55 Distillery is located just 10 miles to the East in Newtown, IN. 

Historic District Walking Tour


Schedule your private or group tour of downtown areas in Attica and learn the history of this area.

Farmers Market


The local farmers market is conveniently located right across the street in the parking lot of the Elementary School and is open every Saturday from 9 AM to Noon.

Leisure Activities


The Badlands is an outdoor off road park for ourdoor fun, open year round! And also enjoy a movie at the Historic Devon Theatre a few blocks away or enjoy a round at the Harrison Hills Golf Course.



Schedule your private or group tour of downtown area, Ravine Park and Williamsport Tallest Waterfall in Indiana, and Mudlavia remains.  Discover the history of the area.

Horseback Riding 


Turkey Run State Park located about 30 minutes south of Attica, offers horseback riding!



“A beautifully renovated and restored historic feel that greets you with class and grandeur. Perfect located and private feel in the heart of town.  Clean and nicely decorated with modern amenities. The staff are friendly and helpful! I plan to return often as I visit the area.”  -Chad Gibson