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Mary Helen's Bed, Breakfast & Fine Dining

13296 N. Coonhunters Road , Batesville, IN 47006 USA (Show map)
83 Reviews
$95 - $125
per night

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Mary Helen's is a beautiful establishment nestled in the countryside just outside the town of Batesville, Indiana, located just minutes off interstate I-74 between the major cities of Cincinnati and Indianapolis. The house is constructed of cypress logs from the swamps of Florida and a variety of native oak trees right off the property. You'll find high vaulted ceilings and exposed oak beams throughout the house accompanied by beautiful decor. If you are seeking lodging for a nights stay, a romantic get away or just need peaceful time for reflection, then look no further... we are that destination. You will find an intimate atmosphere filled with beautiful scenery and delicious food. We serve as a bed & breakfast year round and offer in house dining on weekends for group parties and special occasions. Our private dinner is a unique experience served at a leisurely pace leaving ample time between courses to enjoy great food and good conversation in a cozy environment.



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining5.0

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5 on August 27, 2014

We stayed here for two nights immediately after our wedding, and it was indeed outstanding in every way. Cindy and Jim are gracious and meticulous hosts, the house is beautiful, the grounds are beautiful and peaceful, and the food is delicious. We hope to return.

We Felt So Welcome!

5 on August 09, 2014

Cindy opened the door to welcome us, even before we could knock. She showed us our beautiful and very clean room, and asked us when we'd like our night-time dessert and breakfast. Did we have any special requests? Ah, then we read by the pond, listening to the birds and fountain, and ate a picnic supper we'd packed at a bar table next to the pond. The flowers and lawn were absolutely beautiful. Cindy couldn't have been kinder and the dessert and breakfast couldn't have been tastier. Such a fluffy omelet with 3 cheeses! Jim told us about building their log home. I wish we could have stayed another night.

Jim & Lu Brunnemer loved Mary Ellen's Place!

5 on July 31, 2014

In July, 2014, my wife and I found this extraordinary inn on the Internet. Our one-night stay was delightful, our hosts Jim & Cindy so gracious and accommodating. I was prepared to write a

A Little Piece of Heaven

5 on June 16, 2014

I came stressed and anxious and as I sat by the pond, quickly felt my blood pressure decline and a sense of peace take over that stayed all weekend. What could be better than that?

A special place to make you feel special

5 on June 14, 2014

We found Mary Helen's on the Internet, loved the reviews and pictures, and made the choice to stay. We could not have been more pleased. This is a picture- perfect setting with a meticulously maintained inn and gardens, hosted by Cindy and Jim who go way beyond expectations to make guests comfortable and satisfied. You will love it!

Anniversary Celebration

5 on June 04, 2014

My wife and I shared a relaxing and enjoyable experience at Mary Helen's Bed and breakfast. Jim and Cindy are very gracious hosts and maintain the cleanest, most attractive property we've ever had the pleasure to experience. The grounds are very scenic and meticulously groomed. The pond with the fountain provides a very restful setting. The overall experience made for a very special anniversary. We are looking forward to a return visit very soon.

Loved our Visit to this Beautiful B&B

5 on June 03, 2014

We stayed at this B&B for a week and loved it! The rooms were spacious and very clean and the grounds were gorgeous, loved the pond. The food was absolutely delicious, loved all the little special touches. Jim and Cindy are perfect hosts who go out of their way to provide a wonderful get away. I am sure we will be back to visit again.

Great surprise weekend get away

5 on January 28, 2014

My boyfriend surprised me with a weekend get away to this gorgeous bed and breakfast. Everything was perfect: views from the room, the food, the service you got. I'd recommend this to anyone who wants a relaxing time away with a beautiful atmosphere.

Perfect 10!

5 on November 03, 2013

My husband and I NEVER give anything a ten allowing room for betterment, but we had to make an exception this weekend. Mary Helen's B&B got a perfect 10 from both of us (and we frequent b&b's several times a year). The setting was great, the room was great and the inn keepers were very hospitable. It was a joy talking with them and we had a wonderful breakfast. Can't wait to return.

I am new at this B&B thing.

5 on October 23, 2013

Perfect accommodations, a little remote, maybe preferred,great job! If this is the template for B&B's, there is no other way to go!

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Location Type

Countryside, Small town


Cincinnati, OH (CVG-Cincinnati N. Ky.)

Directions to property:

DIRECTIONS FROM CINCINNATI Take I-74 W Towards Indianapolis Take the IN-229 EXIT 149, toward BATESVILLE/OLDENBURG Turn LEFT onto IN-229. O.2mi Turn LEFT onto IN-46. 1.5 mi Turn RIGHT onto IN-129/N. 1.1 mi Turn RIGHT onto E. BISCHOFF RD/ COUNTY RD 1350N. 0.3 mi Turn LEFT onto N.COONHUNTER RD/COUNTY ROAD 300E. 0.1 mi (first driveway on the left (east) at hillside) DIRECTIONS FROM INDIANAPOLIS I-74 E toward CINCINNATI Take the IN-229 EXIT 149, toward BATESVILLE/OLDENBURG Keep RIGHT at the fork to go on IN-229. 0.1 mi Turn LEFT onto IN-46. 1.5 mi Turn RIGHT onto IN-129/N. 1.1 mi Turn RIGHT onto E. BISCHOFF RD/COUNTY RD 1350N. 0.3 mi Turn LEFT onto N COONHUNTER RD/COUNTY ROAD 300E. 0.1 mi (first driveway on the left (east) at hillside)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ski area, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Private Home Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Desk, Fireplace, Library, Private entrance, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Golfing, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Minimum of $50.00 deposit per room for each night or full payment at the time of reservation.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations can cause perdicaments for us. We understand that plans can suddenly change and we want to accommodate you as much as possible. If you cancel fifteen (15) days or more before arrival receive a full refund or a gift certificate. Less than fifteen (15) days you will receive a refund less $50.00.



Jim & Cindy Bischoff

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  • Time Served: Flexible time
  • Serving Location: Dining Room


13296 N. Coonhunters Road , Batesville, IN 47006 USA (Show map)

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