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.
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.
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!
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!
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!!
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.....
Countryside, Small town
Cincinnati, OH (CVG-Cincinnati N. Ky.)
Antique Shopping, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ski area, Winery, Bird watching, Golfing, Tennis courts
Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Other
Desk, Fireplace, Library, Private entrance, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer
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
Jim & Cindy Bischoff