While Starke County has assets that bring in visitors, such as the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum, nature preserves, iconic sandhill cranes, several lakes, and more, there is a lack of high quality lodging within the county.
There is one hotel in Knox, rated 2.1/5 stars on Google, and one hotel in North Judson, rated 3.8/5 stars. There are also several Aibnbs, the majority being large lakefront homes intended for entire families looking for a lakeside getaway.
Starke County’s lack of lodging opportunities is a common concern for visitors who do not wish to reserve an entire home and who are looking for higher quality lodging. The lodging issue is also a concern for individuals who are displaced from their homes for various reasons, including natural disasters. Starke County is seeking innovative solutions to accommodate these indivdiuals.