At Home In The Woods Bed and Breakfast

898 N 350 E , Chesterton, IN 46304 USA (Show map)

About

Make yourself at home in this unique, 3 bedroom, northwoods decorated b&b on 5 wooded acres, minutes from the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Each room is beautifully decorated in a national park theme. Sit in our wonderful sunlit great room and read a book, bird watch or spot some deer and turkey. In the lower level you can enjoy the big screen tv or play a game of bumper pool or darts. You can even enjoy your favorite book while sitting for a spell in our hot sauna. Connect with nature by strolling thru our 4 acres of walking trails.

Reviews

Overall
4.9

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

A delightful getaway location!

4.6 on August 15, 2015

I stayed overnight en route to Chicago and was delighted by the secluded and picturesque surroundings and really enjoyed the innkeepers' hospitality. If I drive that way again I'll certainly try to pay another visit.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks! We are glad you enjoyed your stay.


Fabulous Hospitality

5 on June 01, 2015

Scott and Victoria were probably the best inn keepers we've ever had (we stay at B&Bs often). They were friendly and very helpful when it came to dinner and hiking suggestions. They've a lovely home and you can tell they take pride in all the little details. Victoria is a wonderful cook so breakfast was superb. The garden is beautiful. We didn't get to enjoy the hammock or various seating areas because it rained, but we walked through before we left to enjoy the beauty. We definitely plan to return.


A gem for relaxation and recreation

4.8 on May 25, 2015

This was my second year in a row to stay here. I come in May to study the birds at Indiana Dunes venues. This B&B is SOOO relaxing and offers SOOO many perks including 24 hour hot tub, multiple porch and yard seating/resting options, a pool, DVD library, seamless internet access, high end breakfast, all day coffee and soft drinks, guest refrigerator, a special dessert snack each evening, and a secluded quiet retreat setting.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for the great review! We enjoyed your visit once again. Happy birding!


Excellent Getaway!

4.8 on September 07, 2014

It was a wonderful surprise weekend for my wife and I wasn't sure what level of quality I would get but they definitely know how to treat first time B&B people. From the moment we walked in, to the massages, chocolates, roses, comfy beds (hottub, pool, game room available) to the amazing breakfast in the morning it was a delight.


Superb

5 on August 31, 2014

We spent our 44th anniversary at "At Home in the Woods Bed and Breakfast". Every detail was outstanding. The room was cute, cozy and clean. The snacks were REALLY YUMMY! The breakfast was both delicious and HEALTHY, which I think is unusual. The hosts were friendly and helpful. The garden is absolutely beautiful, with room to roam and lovely areas to sit and meditate. With so many wonderful things to do in the area, and so many delicious restaurants, my only regret is that we only spent 2 nights. I hated to leave.


A perfect 'girl time'. (mother/daughter)

5 on June 27, 2014

After reading many reviews of B&B's and hotels in the Valparaiso area I decided to book at "At home in the woods". I am so happy I did. I feel we could not have had a better experience anywhere. The attention to detail, the food, the rooms it was all perfect. The grounds are gorgeous and the hot tub and the pool were so nice to have. The location is fairly close to Lake Michigan and the Dunes State Park, nice for hikes and beach activities. I would not hesitate to recommend this B&B to anyone and on a scale of 1 - 10 they deserve at least a 12.


Lower your blood pressure here!

4.8 on June 03, 2014

The owners have gone to impressive lengths to create a cozy, peaceful environment--inside and out. Around every corner was another perk: garden tub, sauna, hot tub, pool, pond, trail, bumper pool ... and view after tranquil view of woods and privacy. Hearing the frogs and birds just outside the window, watching all kinds of critters from the dining room window, lounging in the garden tub--I didn't want to leave! And the food! Homemade cheesecake at night and the freshest fruit and homemade muffins in the morning ... our stay was NOT long enough to enjoy all they had to offer!


Nice Escape from City Life!

5 on January 26, 2014

We had a lovely stay and achieved our goal of getting out into nature. This place is in the snow belt of Indiana, so know be prepared for picturesque scenery any time of the year. Plenty of birdwatching and definitely secluded enough to feel very private. Scott and Victoria were accommodating while allowing plenty of space and privacy as needed. A nice walkthrough from Scott at the beginning allowed us to feel comfortable getting around. Breakfast was phenomenal and more than enough to satisfy! Hot tub is easily accessible, even for cold winter nights. The town of Chesterton near by is anything you could want for a quaint, inviting dinner - and your hosts will have plenty of suggestions. Google Maps GPS was just a little off, but just keep your eye out for the red mailbox. Can't wait to stay again for a longer stretch!


Best B&B we have ever been to.

5 on November 12, 2013

Scott and Vicky are wonderful hosts. Very accommodating even with dairy and gluten allergies. We will definitely be back!


Home away from Home - Hospitality.

5 on October 29, 2013

My wife and I stayed here Fri. Oct. 25th - Sun. Oct 27th, 2013. Victoria amicably greeted us and gave us a tour of the property, amenities, and our room. The Rocky Mountain Room has a great 2 person whirlpool tub & fireplace. Bed was very comfy. Her recommendations for local places to visit and eat were AWESOME. Breakfasts were fabulous, as were the nightly desserts. Scott was instrumental and went out of his way to contact a restaurant owner on their day off to help us retrieve my wife's coat that she left behind the night before accidentally! WE highly recommend AT HOME IN THE WOODS B&B!!


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Rooms & Rates

Grand Canyon Room

The Grand Canyon room is beautifully decorated in a southwest theme. Enjoy the fireplace as you cozy-up on the full size bed draped with an authentic blanket from an Arizona Indian Reservation. Room amenities include the following; 2- person heated whirlpool tub, cable television, dvd player, and alarm clock -compact disc player. The views from this room are wonderful.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $129 - $129

Rocky Mountain Room

The Rocky Mountain National Park is featured in this room. The heated corner whirlpool tub is surrounded by a wall of river rock and tile resembling the canyon walls of Big Thompson Canyon. The fireplace was made from field stones found on the property and can be enjoyed from the whirlpool tub and while lying in bed. The sealy posturpedic queen bed is covered with a beautiful handmade quilt. The views of the woods from this room can almost guarantee sightings of our many resident deer.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $145 - $145

Smoky Mountain Room

You'll want to lounge in bed longer while enjoying the romance of the fireplace. Over-sized chairs provide for reading and relaxing or wildlife viewing right from your room. Our steam shower elevates your shower experience.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Nightly Rate: $159 - $159

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Location

Location Type

Woods, Countryside, Secluded, Small town, Wine country

Airport

South Bend, IN (SBN-Michiana Regional) 50 miles

Directions to property:

I90 0r I94 to Rt.49 south. After 2 miles turn left at CR 1100 N to CR 150 E. Turn right and continue thru round-about To CR 1050 N. Turn left and continue for 2 miles. Look for blue sign on your left that says "camping". Just after that is CR 350 E. Turn Right. Continue under I 90 bridge to 898 N. 350 E.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Sports venue, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Homestay

On-site amenities

Billiards, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Parking, Pool, Spa, Telephone, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , Outdoor firepit and fireplace, Swmming pool, Hiking trails, Several outdoor sitting areas, Fruit trees and bushes on property, Wildlife viewing

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, Sauna, TV, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Billiards, Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Hiking trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming

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Policies

  • Check In:: 5-7pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking allowed in parking area
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night minimum for Rocky Mountain room on the weekends.
  • Accepted payments Other
  • Deposit Amount Required: One nights deposit for 1-3 days. 50% deposit for 4 or more nights and special events/packages.
  • Cancellations: Reservations made 14 days or less prior to arrival will be charged in full and are non-refundable. If notification of a cancellation is received at least (14) days prior to the arrival date (30 days notice for certain packages, events and the month of October), the deposit is refundable less $35.00 cancellation fee per room.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Scott & Victoria Phillips

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs

About the innkeepers

We like conoeing, hiking, camping. I love to play soccer. My wife loves to cook. We love meeting new people.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 7-10am
  • Serving Location: Deck, Private table, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten free, Vegan


Signature Dish

Peaches & Cream French Toast Casserole


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Special Package

Frequent Stay Programs

Returning guests receive 10% off a night's room rate.

Sweethearts Packages

Lillypad ($45 extra charge) Tabor Hill Bland de Blanc (Michigan) Champagne and 1/2 dozen roses. The Riverbank($15 extra charge) Chocolate Covered Strawberries Pinetree Forest ($70 extra charge) Rosemount Brut (Australia) Champagne and 1/2 dozen roses. The Oakleaf($90 extra charge) Iron Horse Brut (California) Champagne, box of chocolates, and 1 dozen roses. Sassafras ($130 extra charge) Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Brut (France) Champagne, fruit and cheese basket, and 1 dozen roses.

Romance Packages

($300 extra charge) Dom Perigon Brut (France) Champagne, two keepsake champagne glasses, fruit and cheese basket, box of chocolates, and 1 dozen roses.

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