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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
5 on November 12, 2013
Scott and Vicky are wonderful hosts. Very accommodating even with dairy and gluten allergies. We will definitely be back!
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!!
4.6 on July 29, 2013
We enjoyed our family get-away vacation. Scott & Victoria are wonderful hostesses and make you feel right at home. They were very tentative to our every need and even before we asked they were taking care of us. We looked forward to the breakfast and the afternoon snack. Yum..Yum.. Victoria is a master chef...and Scott is so handy with his knowledge of how to fix everything at their B&B. We definitely will have to come back and stay longer...The grounds are so peaceful and we loved the scenery for the all the photos we took...we can't wait to tell everyone about this B&B.
5 on July 22, 2013
My best friend and I found AHitW on a whim and decided to give it a try, since it is only an hour outside of Chicago (where we live). Our first stay was so phenomenal that we were back again a year and 3 months later for another Girls' Weekend. I'm a cyclist and my friend is a runner--there is plenty of open road nearby to enjoy under morning trees, a vast farmer's market on Saturdays in the summer in historic Chesterton (only a 6.8 mi bike ride away) and AHitW is a short drive (or bike) from the dunes as well. We explored historic Chesterton & the dunes on our first stay, but decided to enjoy Scott & Victoria's beautiful home more on the second visit. The pool is delightful, their back yard has a gorgeous babbling waterfall and lily pond. There are lots of places in the yard to lounge with a novel, sketchbook or bird book, so you can take in the quiet surroundings in peace. Victoria's breakfasts are outstanding creations. She is a master at working around food restrictions and will surprise you every day with her excellent home-made breakfasts & desserts--several of the ingredients coming straight from her own gardens. The rooms are comfortable and homey, and most windows have birdfeeders directly outside so you can glimpse the local woodpeckers, finches, cardinals and red-winged blackbirds. Scott & Victoria are gentle hosts, knowledgeable about the area, happy to make recommendations, or let you explore on your own as you wish. We have visited in spring and summer, and aim to make one visit each season, so two more visits to plan!
5 on June 25, 2013
We just had our second visit here. What a great place. Victoria should be on the show Master Chef- every dish is great, but she made us a filet mignon dinner that was so amazing! Scott & Victoria are kind, gracious, and make everyone feel totally relaxed and at home. There is much to do locally, but our best day was just kicking back, enjoying our room, the pool, the hot tub, and their beautiful yard. Thanks again Scott & Victoria for a great weekend. Steve & Sarah
5 on October 30, 2012
My partner and I wanted to escape the busy city and relax for a couple days. We did just that... Scott and Victoria were amazing hosts, the rooms were spotless and had everything we needed. Our mornings were filled with nature watching, delicious homemade breakfasts and hot coffee. I couldn't ask for a better midwest weekend getaway.
5 on June 19, 2012
My husband and I spent two nights here the beginning of June to celebrate our 10th anniversary. It was peaceful, clean, and well managed. Victoria is an amazing cook and both Scott and Victoria were wonderful hosts. Their personalities meshed well with our own and we enjoyed visiting with them about their lives and the bed and breakfast they run. Victoria presented exquisite breakfasts both mornings, as well as two delectable desserts each night we stayed there. What an amazing experience and we thoroughly enjoyed our time! Thanks, Scott and Victoria, for helping make our anniversary special!
You are welcome! Happy 10th anniversary! We enjoyed your company and conversations. Thanks for choosing to stay with us.
Woods, Countryside, Small town
South Bend, IN (SBN-Michiana Regional) 50 miles
Rt.20 west to Rt.31 north. Rt31 north to I90 west. I90 west to Rt.49 south. Turn left at CR 1100 N to CR 150 E. Turn right and continue thru round-a-bout 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. north. Rt.31 north to I90 west. I90 west to Rt.49 south.
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo
Board games, Ceiling fans, Desk, Library, Spa, Telephone, Wet bar , Outdoor firepit and fireplace, Swmming pool, Hiking trails, Several outdoor sitting areas, Fruit trees and bushes on property, Wildlife viewing
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Computer, DVD Player, In-room internet, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Videos, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Water sports
Scott & Victoria Phillips
We like conoeing, hiking, camping. I love to play soccer. My wife loves to cook. We love meeting new people.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten free, Vegan
Peaches & Cream French Toast Casserole
Returning guests receive 10% off a night's room rate.
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.
($300 extra charge) Dom Perigon Brut (France) Champagne, two keepsake champagne glasses, fruit and cheese basket, box of chocolates, and 1 dozen roses.