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Mary Helen's Bed, Breakfast & Fine Dining

13296 N. Coonhunters Road , Batesville, IN 47006 USA (Show map)
80 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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  • Bathroom Private Bath
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  • Guest room4.9
  • Services4.9
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining5.0

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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!

Best ever!

5 on September 15, 2013

We have been to 66 B&B's across the country. Some had beautiful scenery, gourmet meals, clean/comfortable rooms/beds, or gracious hosts. But for one place to "have it all" is hard to find. WE FOUND IT at Mary Helen's! After reading the other reviews, I can't add many more superlative adjectives than already mentioned. Suffice it to say that we have never stayed at a B&B more than once, and we are planning on going back to Mary Helen's next month!

A wonderful experience!!

5 on September 08, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Mary Helen's for a long weekend away. It was our first experience with a bed and breakfast, and I can tell you now, that the bar has been set very high. Jim and Cindy were wonderful hosts! The breakfasts were amazing (my husband especially loved the omelette), their home was beautiful inside and out, and the little touches made us feel cared for! We can't wait for our family and friends to experience Mary Helen's, and we're looking forward to going back to try the fine dining in the evening! Jim and Cindy, thank you so much for a wonderful weekend! Blessings to you both!!

The Best B&B Value I've Experienced

5 on August 27, 2013

We have been to well over 20 B&B's all over the country and this is by far the most beautiful one we have ever stayed. The beautiful pictures of the grounds on the web site do it no justice and the house and rooms are just as wonderful. Cindy and Jim could not have been more accomodating and anticipated needs we didn't even know we had. If you are looking for a touristy stay with lots of gift shops and activities, this is probably not for you. If you want a relaxing, romantic, private getaway where you are thoroughly spoiled, this is the place. All for little more than it costs to stay at the place where they "leave the light on for you". Jim & Cindy........expect us back soon.....

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Location Type

Countryside, Small town


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

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

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Other

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: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • 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

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

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