5 en octubre 07, 2013
My husband, daughter and I stayed at the Martha Perry House and loved it. It was very comfortable, quiet and clean. We sat on the front porch and enjoyed, then we sat in the back yard nice. The antique shops where great during the day. We will make this a yearly visit.
4,2 en septiembre 27, 2013
We've stayed at motels in Richmond for years because of convenience but this year we stayed at the Philip Smith Bed and Breakfast. Cleanliness, comfort, friendliness and good food were far superior to any places we stayed in the past. All our future trips through Richmond will include the Philip Smith B and B.
4,4 en septiembre 22, 2013
Stayed in the Parry House which was very comfortable and host Kris took great care of my wife and me and our 15-year-old daughters. The stay really took us back to a wonderful era! Easy access to all of Richmond, including Earlham College. Would highly recommend as an alternative to cookie-cutter hotels with no personalized service.
5 en agosto 25, 2013
my husband and I stayed here for our first wedding anniversary and boy what a wonderful place to stay. We actually stayed at the Martha Parry home. Everything was wonderful. Kris was very hospitable and made us feel comfortable in every aspect. What a beautiful experience, thank you very much!
4,8 en agosto 21, 2013
The house is beautiful, the beds comfortable, the furnishings great, and the inn keeper very friendly. They have thought of every detail. I was worried about noise from the street, but they had a "white noise" machine in the room and it worked beautifully. Would definitely stay here again.
3,2 en agosto 10, 2013
Very disappointing--was not gormet..a slice of cantalope and banana-canned roll and a bad fratata...everything else was great...but we got nothing that looked like the breakfast shown in the listing.
5 en marzo 17, 2013
Bob and Mary from Grand Rapids, MI We had a wonderful time at Jill's Bed and Breakfast. Her lovely home was warm, inviting, and filled with antiques. Thanks for making our stay special.
5 en septiembre 28, 2012
sharon and jacque newerth from indy stayed september 2012
3,6 en julio 30, 2012
I stayed at the Martha Parry B&B for 2 nights when attending my high school reunion. I highly recommend that you consider this B&B for a stay, even though you can stay more cheaply at a local chain hotel. The upgrade is definitely worth it. The couple that owns this place did a fantastic job restoring it. The rooms and furnishings are beautiful. The breakfasts were excellent. Jill (and her two small children) was a wonderful hostess. Her husband, in the National Guard, is often away from home on military deployments, but Jill remains cheerful, hard-working, and is a delight to talk to. I stayed in the room they think was Martha Parry's bedroom, with a 4-poster bed, and it was very comfortable, roomy, and well-equipped. There was even a small "kitchenette" on the second floor for the convenience of guests. The B&B is right across main street from Glen Miller Park, a great place for a stroll. The front porch is a nice place to sit and talk in the evenings, too.
4,8 en mayo 16, 2012
We experienced a very pleasant two night stay in Mr. Smith's room and felt very comfortable using the front parlor in the evening. Eileen was very gracious and shared her knowledge of the area to enrich our restaurant and antiquing experiences. The full breakfast was great each day and our food preferences were taken into consideration which was very appreciated. We would stay there again!!
5 en abril 30, 2012
My wife and I really enjoyed this place. We will definitely be back. Thanks.
5 en abril 28, 2012
We recently spent two nights at the Martha E Parry Bed and Breakfast while our son was visiting Earlam College and enjoyed our stay tremendously. The inn is fantastically furnished, the breakfasts were wonderful and the hospitality of Jill was fabulous. We enjoyed our conversations with Jill very much and the evening treats were a great way to end the day. The location is very convenient to historic downtown Richmond and Earlham and is right across the street from Glen Miller Park and Richmond's community rose garden. The Currys Peace Dale, RI
4,8 en abril 19, 2012
My husband and I stayed at the Parry house and I say, it was absolutely magnificent. I booked it as a little getaway for my husband and he loved it. We got to Richmond a little late and were not able to enjoy the historic district because everything was closed but the bed and breakfast itself was great enough that we didn't need all that. The room was perfect. We were the only ones there and the owners are just wonderful. Jill's husband came to the house after being gone in the service and still made us, complete strangers, breakfast. He was a great person to have a conversation with and makes an mean plate of food in the morning. It was delicious. I would recommend this over and over again and will probably stay there as often as possible.
5 en abril 07, 2012
This B&B exceeded my expectations. There is also a mini-kitchen on the second floor available for our use. Jill is perfectly wonderful! She knows the area very well and is happy to provide suggestions and directions - anything we needed. A real gem!
5 en abril 04, 2012
I stayed at the Philip W. Smith Bed & Breakfast for one night over a weekend. It was such a great stay that me and my quest both really enjoyed! The staff was so nice especially the kind lady that checked us in and also made the breakfast. Oh and the breakfast! it was wonderful! homemade and was prepared wonderfully! we really enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back to stay again! I WOULD RECOMMEND TO ANYONE! Thanks for a great weekend!
5 en marzo 29, 2012
Having never stayed at a B&B before, I wasn't sure what to expect. But after this great experience, I will certainly look at B&B's vs. hotels for my future travel needs. The room was quite cozy, clean and affordable. The bed was extremely comfortable and the food and staff were amazing! I loved it and if I ever have an opportunity to travel back to Richmond, IN, I'll definitely stay there again.
4,2 en diciembre 27, 2011
The house was beautiful. The food excellent. Did not know about the extra blankets in the drawers...it was pretty cold
4,8 en noviembre 21, 2011
We had a very pleasant stay at Philip W. Smith B&B in Richmond, IN. The hostess recommended an excellent restaurant and we had a lovely conversation with her over breakfast. It's a beautiful old house. Too bad that urban sprawl has pu it on a very busy road.
4,4 en noviembre 16, 2011
A great stay at Phillip W. Smith B & B. The owners/hosts were very cordial and friendly. Fabulous breakfast on both Saturday and Sunday morning. The house was beautiful and charming. You cannot find that kind of workmanship in newer building today.
5 en noviembre 16, 2011
All around great host and great food with a bueatiful house.Just perfect!
4,0 en noviembre 02, 2011
I spent one night in a nice room with a king size bed that was very comfortable. The breakfast was nice, it would have been nicer if I'd had some choice on the meal, I don't eat pork, but the quiche was excellent. I'd certainly stay there again.
4,8 en noviembre 02, 2011
A GORGEOUS house with beautiful rooms and furnishings! Loved the evening dessert and shared kitchen--it was perfect! Our bed was wonderfully comfy and the entire room was so comfortable! Thank you for a fabulous stay!
3,8 en octubre 21, 2011
My first stay ever at a B&B was as nice as hoped. Met my sisters there for a couple days of antique shopping. A very comfortable and beautifully restored property, the Parry house had private baths for each room and a small second-floor kitchen for guests. Many antique stores within 5-20 minute drive, plus the historic depot area in Richmond, and a very nice park across the street from the B&B. Good restaurant variety in Richmond. I recommend the properties for any traveler, but especially for a family reunion or a ladies' group.
5 en octubre 18, 2011
My 2 sisters and I stayed at the Parry House for 2 nights while we hunted through the areas many antiques stores. Jill was a great hostess and has created a very pleasant and comfortable B&B to stay at. The mini kitchen upstairs by the rooms is a great asset for guests to store things in the refrigerator or just grab a quick cup of coffee or tea. (Jill also leaves a dessert out for guests in the evening) The rooms we stayed in at the Parry House, rooms #2 & #3, were absolutely great. All 3 of us will definitely be staying there again.
3,8 en octubre 06, 2011
Great location right across from Glenn Miller park. The Inn had great character and we really enjoyed our stay. The innkeepers were very nice and helpful. There is an.upstairs communal kitchen with fridge, microwave, coffee, tea, and the innkeeper even had out homemade apple pie while we were there! The only downside is that the WiFi was pretty slow.
4,8 en octubre 05, 2011
The beds were very comfortable and the breakfasts were outstanding. Our host made many suggestions for lunch and dinner and made herself available if we needed anything.
4,2 en septiembre 29, 2011
I visit richmond around once a year to visit family. This B&B is the only place I stay (over my own family!). Great house, tons of character. The rooms are very clean and comfy. We enjoy the breakfast...Overall, A very relaxing stay. Jill is a great Innkeeper and we always have fun catching up with her when we are in town.
4,6 en septiembre 22, 2011
A beautiful old home in a lovely neighborhood. The food and service were exceptional, and the room was very clean. My only complaint is that the shower is extremely small. Also, we had the room fronting on the street (US 40) and the traffic noise was a little intense the first night, but we soon got use to it. My suggestion, next time get a room at the rear or side of the house.
4,6 en septiembre 12, 2011
The accomodations were excellent. Owner was well informed about the area. And eager to share. Particularly enjoyed the opportunity to meet other guests and share with them
5 en septiembre 04, 2011
The stay at the bed and breakfast was a perfict start to our honeymoon, and our new life together. Everything was perfict.
5 en agosto 28, 2011
The 3 nights we stayed at the P W Smith B&B were the most relaxed we have ever experienced at any hotel or B&B!! The atmosphere was calm and soothing, the room was fabulous, the food was great (they even accommodated my food allergies), and the inn keepers Elaine and Jill were superb - so friendly and helpful. They were so knowledgeable about the area and the history of the home. Our daughter lives in the area, so both she and her husband will recommend this B&B to their colleagues and we will tell all of our friends. We will stay again when our daughter's home is full to capacity with family!
3,6 en agosto 28, 2011
Very elegant place with beautiful wood work and stained glass windows. Pleasant hostess. Will stay here again by all means.
5 en agosto 27, 2011
It was so nice to spend the night there. It was a beautiful and wonderful start to my new wife's and my life together and to start our honeymoon. I will be back for a stay several more times again.
4,2 en agosto 26, 2011
As nice a bed and breakfast that we have ever been involved with. Thanks Jill (and Johanna and Teddy)
5 en agosto 23, 2011
This beautiful house was exquisitely restored, and very comfortable to stay in. The innkeeper was warm and welcoming, and cooked a delicious breakfast. We felt very well looked after.
5 en agosto 22, 2011
The experience exceeded our expectations. The house and the room were spotless, beautiful and completely comfortable. The breakfast was prepared and served in the family style. It was delicious and served in a friendly but professional manner. We had an interesting conversation with the other guests, and left with a warm feeling.
4,8 en agosto 21, 2011
Directions help: The directions only led us to the Perry House, we were physically told where to go. That was scary trying to make the 6pm deadline and being exhausted not knowing why we couldn't get access to our B&B. Once we were in the right location the tension dissipated and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Try to guide guests to one B&B with specific address's to each. The park across from the MP house would be a solid land mark too. Also, when directions are for the PS house guests should know where to go for parking.
5 en agosto 19, 2011
Jill was very kind to us during our stay. It was our anniversay weekend and she recommended great places to eat and she gave us our privacy. Thank you for a great weekend.
5 en agosto 14, 2011
This was my very first time at a B+B and I couldn't have been more excited and the Perry B+B did not disappoint. From the moment I stepped thru the front door I felt I had been taken back in time and for someone interested in family history it was a great treat. i can't say enough about the cleanliness,hospitality or food. I look forward to my next trip. Thank you for making myself and my 5 cousins feel welcome. Jo McGinnis
4,6 en julio 28, 2011
I really enjoyed my time at this B & B. Everything about it was lovely. The raspberry french toast was especially delicious! My best friend and I are thinking about making this an annual event because we had such a fun time exploring the surrounding small towns looking for antiques.
4,4 en julio 20, 2011
The check-in time was flexible thanks to proper communication. The decoration is beautiful with lots of hard wood antique furniture. I did appreciate having the sitting and sleeping furniture being antique replicas so that I didn't feel like I might break something just through wear and tear. Many of the replicas are also for sale, so if you find something you really like you may be able to buy it. The rooms do not have access to a full kitchen, but there is a kitchenette of sorts in the hallway. It has a microwave, water tank, refrigerator/freezer, various hot drink mixes (tea ect.), silverware, and evening desert. The room was immaculately clean and very comfortable. The breakfast I had was very good, but if you are a picky eater you should let the staff know because the breakfasts are intentionally different than the run of the mill eggs bacon and pan cakes.
5 en julio 11, 2011
The best place to gather with friends and be in a homey atmosphere. Food and accomodations are great.
3,4 en julio 02, 2011
We stayed in the Smith house. Fascinating woodwork. Delicious food. Most of the accommodations were top notch, and the proprietors were very gracious. The weather outside was hot, which might explain the extra-cold temperature in the bathroom. The reproduction sleigh-bed was attractive, but the mattress was very uncomfortable.
4,0 en junio 29, 2011
Our stay was great. We have stayed at the Smith house and thoroughly enjoyed our host so we returned to the Parry House. It is just as lovely as the Smith and the host is very welcoming and gracious. The food was delicious and the rooms in perfect order. We will definitely stay at either again when visiting family in town.
5 en junio 15, 2011
My sister and I were visiting Antique Alley and chose this B&B for our accommodations. We couldn't be any more thrilled. Eileen, the caretaker, took care of every need, breakfast was wonderful, and she gave us a good tip for dinner. The home is gorgeous. In fact, the entire neighborhood was lovely. We will be back!
3,8 en junio 14, 2011
We enjoyed our stay very much. We will consider staying there again if we ever visit that area again.
4,6 en junio 13, 2011
My cousin and I make this our destination on Memorial Day week-end. We were raised in the area and have found this the best place to stay. We have our evening "chataquas" in the parlor. Eileen, our hostess,(and Kris's mother) is very gracious and we invite her to join us in our breakfast discussions. Another patron and I banter via the guest book as to which one of us gets to book the room next. The house is beautiful and very clean. Breakfasts are not run of the mill, unless that is what you request.
4,6 en junio 01, 2011
This B&B is absolutely beautiful. The furnishings, accessories, wood trim and moldings, built-ins, paint and wallpaper, all were sumptuous, fresh, and interesting. The bed was very comfortable. I wished there had been better light for reading in the bedroom. The cost per night was slightly less than the nearby Hampton Inn, so I considered it a good value. Breakfast was delicious, and the innkeeper was very personable.
4,0 en mayo 27, 2011
Quite by accident we found this delightful B and B. Loved the rooms, food and the town, a real slice of America! The Martha B building was awesome and richly adorned with beautiful wall coverings and leaded glass window. A real find!
4,4 en mayo 11, 2011
This is a lovely B&B, and the proprietor is very warm. She remembers Earlham parents from year to year, and makes guests feel very welcome.
4,6 en abril 27, 2011
Owners made us feel welcome and were very accommodating. Really liked the breakfasts.
5 en abril 24, 2011
My daughter, who has been accepted at Earlham College, and I stayed at the Martha E. Parry House B&B while visiting Earlham. I've stayed at many B&B's, but this one (and I assume the Philip W. Smith House, also owned and operated by Jill and Kris Nelson) is special. It's a restored Victorian with stunning stained glass windows, mahogany woodwork, and painted and molded ceilings and furnished with antique reproductions which may be custom ordered. Comfortable, quiet, and luxurious, yet in the same price ballpark as Richmond, IN hotels. We stayed in a bedroom with a canopied bed, sofa, fireplace, armoire, and TV/DVR. Our private bathroom had a claw-footed tub and shower head. High-quality towels and sheets. A small kitchen down the hall is available for guest use and is stocked with paperback books, DVDs, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, microwave, coffee and coffee maker, tea, dishes and silverware, and small frig. Home-made, individually wrapped desserts are left for the guests in the refrigerator nightly. Breakfasts are delicious and filling. The hosts are friendly, charming, and knowledgeable about the area and gave great restaurant recommendations. We were very pleased, and I'll look forward to staying here again while visiting my daughter at Earlham.
4,6 en abril 17, 2011
We were greeted by our host on Friday night, and were shown around the house. Kris told us about the history of the house and pointed out some of the beautiful architectural detailing including the sirens on the staircase and the stained glass window. There was a dessert waiting for us on the sideboard, which was a lovely touch. Breakfast was delicious, ample and friendly both mornings. I am so glad we chose to stay here while visiting Earlham. We will be back.
4,0 en enero 03, 2011
Kris and Jill were perfect innkeepers who made our stay very enjoyable. We booked last minute and got their smallest room - perfect for one person, but a tight squeeze for two. However, we will certainly plan to stay here again during our next visit!
3,8 en diciembre 27, 2010
Very pleasant. Wi-fi worked great & very nice to have fridge and microwave available. Breakfast & evening snacks were unremarkable.
4,0 en diciembre 19, 2010
we met friends and stayed the weekend at this Bed & Breakfast. The hostess was very helpful with suggestions of things to do and places to eat.
4,2 en diciembre 17, 2010
We recently stayed at the PWSmith BB with some very good friends for a two day Christmas getaway. We scheduled our visit months ago and were expecting a peaceful, relaxing visit. We were not disappointed. Our accommodations where lovely, the host was exceptional, and the breakfast was superb. We will definitely recommend these accommodations to our friends. Thanks so much…
5 en noviembre 28, 2010
The rooms are beautifully furnished. The living room and dinning room is stunning. The food is always hot and tasty. The staff are welcoming and knowledgeable about local events and dining.
5 en octubre 28, 2010
Good food Very friendly innkeeper Very knowledgable of things and places to do/see within 100 miles
4,0 en octubre 26, 2010
This was a great B&B! The house was very pretty and very clean. Our room was comfortable and the owners were very nice. The breakfast was very good. Highly recommended for anyone to stay here.
3,6 en octubre 26, 2010
Other reviews cover the wonderful attributes of the B&B but make no mention of challenges we experienced, so we focus here on unpleasant surprises we encountered. The Smith house is beautiful with stained glass windows, roll-down doors, antiques, etc. The decor is lovely but rooms contain more furniture than shown on the website. Photos of multiple generations cover the sign-in desk, dining room buffet, and piano top suggesting we're intruding in someone's personal space. Fewer would be better. We stayed in the sun porch, which is lovely but filled with the B&B's stuff. A much-needed table beside the bed meant one of us had to crawl over the foot to get in and out. A small pie-safe is full with a small t.v. (ok with us--we were not there to watch t.v.) and additional linens. The bath is very nice and clean but lacked space for our items except for a slanted small glass wall shelf holding soap dish, mini-paper cups, etc. A wire rack over the bedside table, about 8 ft above the floor, substitutes for a closet and requires careful use of a long handled hook to let down and put up clothing on hangers. When hung, my husband's trousers blocked the light of the bedside lamp. An upholstered chair may be intended to hold decorative bed pillows, but we put some on an extra bath rug from the pie safe, placed fiber side down, and slid them under the bed. The remaining pillows were stacked on our luggage so we could use the chair. To the inn owners, I suggest: replace the small pie safe with a larger--taller, wider--armoire to house t.v., hold additional linens and allow drawers, shelves and hanging space for traveler's clothes. For the bath, a small multi-shelf wheeled cart for personal care products, haircare items, etc. would be wonderful and by virtue of mobility, would not block or crowd visitors of many builds and sizes.
4,6 en octubre 08, 2010
We've stayed here many times as our daughter is a student at Earlham College in Richmond. It's a lovely family run B and B with great attention to detail. Jill and Chris and Eileen are warm and friendly. Their two young children are included in your welcome. It's all charming and relaxing. There is an extensive park and rose garden across the street just meant for wandering. When our daughter graduates we'll have to find some excuse to return for another visit.
4,8 en septiembre 24, 2010
This is the second time we have stayed here and both times we were met at the door. The upstairs buffet with coffee and night time dessert provide an added touch. We used the refrigerator and one of the many corkscrews available.
5 en septiembre 01, 2010
We spent 2 enjoyable days with hosts Elaine, Jill & Chris after a 4 year hiatus from traveling to Richmond. We highly recommend it for anyone who appreciates heritage homes and beautiful surroundings and meals. An extra treat is the evening dessert left for guests.
5 en agosto 25, 2010
Absolutely fabulous Victorian house and furnishings with wonderful woodwork and stained glass; clean and very comfortable, gracious hostess, and good food. Richmond is a lovely city and the starting point for antique malls galore along Rt. 40 and beyond.
5 en agosto 18, 2010
This was our very first B & B ! We have no complaints whatsoever! Now, We are just wondering if all B & B's are this wonderful? We definitely will return! we Loved out stay!!!
5 en agosto 18, 2010
The wood work is beautiful in the Victorian home. Prices reflect the size of the rooms. We stayed at the smaller bedroom which was adequate for our needs. The room was comfortable and had a clean private bathroom with shower. The hostess gave a great recommendation for dinner at the Old Richmond Inn. She also had brownies waiting for us when we arrived. The breakfast was delicious with egg quiche, fresh fruit, and recently baked biscuits. We would return to the PW Smith B&B if the opportunity presented itself.