THE INN AT IRWIN GARDENS offers guests a rare opportunity to experience early 20th century luxury life while enjoying contemporary amenities. This magnificent home exemplifies the best in human craftsmanship, while the gardens display a taste of the beauty of God's creation. Share the grandeur of The Inn at Irwin Gardens with someone you love. This bed and breakfast style Inn is in the heart of Columbus, Indiana, a city well known for its unique character and extensive display of modern architecture.
4.4 on June 03, 2015
Our "regular" room was huge and well appointed. The service and food was outstanding. We didn't want to leave the garden area, there are so many treasures to view. The location is great as well, many fantastic restaurants within walking distance.
5 on May 29, 2015
We had a wonderful stay at the Inn at Irwin Gardens. The resident inn keeper, Sarah, is a fount of knowledge on the history of the building, the gardens and Columbus. She was charming and warm. Made us feel right at home. Our room was fantastic! We stayed up on the third floor with great views of the extensive gardens and a wrap-around shower from 1910 that was worth the stay on its own. We'll be back! The Inn at Irwin Gardens is not to be missed! Fantastic stay!!!
5 on May 08, 2015
A beautiful setting to celebrate our anniversary. The Inn is in a beautiful 1910 Edwardian mansion. The staff was competent and friendly. The food was outstanding. One breakfast included bananas foster french toast with vanilla ice cream on the side, fresh fruit, and sausage. The gardens are beautiful, with numerous places to sit and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere. We did not want to leave.
4.0 on May 06, 2015
My mother's bucket list included a trip to the Kentucky Derby, so for her birthday I decided to take her. Because I didn't book until February, the rooms in Louisville were mostly sold out, which was actually a blessing, as I forced me outside Louisville and into finding the Inn at Irwin Gardens. Our stay the the Inn totally made our Derby experience, beautiful place and fantastic staff! Thanks so much!
4.4 on May 05, 2015
Our Granddaughter who attends the school across the street invited us to attend the Spring Fling function. The Inn provided a perfect space to entertain her(Grade one) with a tour prior to the event, have a formal tea with her will we talked about her school and her activities(just the tree of us so it was special) and then to walk downtown for a very enjoyable dinner after the event. The room was very good in all aspects and the service and breakfast top line.
4.8 on April 26, 2015
Very much enjoyed our short stay. Quiet, relaxing and Breakfast was awesome!
3.8 on April 11, 2015
Beautiful Inn and Gardens. Staffing was thin--only saw one person our entire stay. The Gardens are outstanding, but are in need of major work.Architectural details of house, interior and exterior are amazing. A few little things need fixing (stairway post tops). Furnishings very appropriate, bathroom well done. No tv cable service in most rooms. ?? Staff extremely helpful, and she cooked three memorable breakfasts for us!
5 on April 03, 2015
This was the scene of our 36th anniversary celebration. It could be the perfect setting for any occasion. Fire side chats, walks in the garden, planning great adventures and world explorations. Make this your go to place for any group that wants to have a special time together with the activities of their preference.
5 on April 02, 2015
We stayed in the "Bachelor Suite" for two nights while visiting Columbus. This is a great compliment to the architectural history of the town and if you are visiting for the architecture, staying here is a must. The house and gardens have great history and have been restored quite well. Our stay was in March so we did not get the full effect of the gardens. Service and food were awesome,as was Sarah.
5 on March 30, 2015
My husband booked us the Bachelor Suite on the third floor for our 20th wedding anniversary. We could not have been more pleased with the accomodations! We spent so much time wandering in the gardens and exploring all the historical aspects of the home. For a history buff like me, it was a dream come true! The suite itself was so spacious but cozy at the same time, and the shower was the most unique I have ever seen anywhere. The innkeeper, Sarah, was more than welcoming, and we truly felt like guests and not just customers. The breakfast she served us was to die for! The home, although in the middle of Columbus, manages to be a quiet retreat with a calming atmosphere. We enjoyed the wine service in the evening and the recommendations for dinner (we ended up at the Japanese steakhouse, Taku, which was wonderful). I cannot say enough good things about this beautiful place. We will be back next year, hopefully when the gardens are in bloom! Mark and Christie Montgomery Paris, IL
This large corner room has ample space for a comfortable seating area as well as a burl walnut empire style bedroom set with king bed. The massive windows give view to the First Christian Church, designed by Eliel Saarinen. The private bathroom has a vintage bath/shower combination.
This large corner room has ample space for a comfortable seating area as well as a full mahogany bedroom set with king bed. The massive windows give view to the First Christian Church, designed by Eliel Saarinen. The private bathroom has a vintage bath/shower combination.
This four-room suite includes a large parlor, king bed private bath with shower, bedroom, kitchenette, and sunroom. The parlor can accommodate a conference table for small business gatherings or more sleeping space for additional guests. Please let us know how we can meet your needs.
This “Jack & Jill” suite has two sleeping rooms that share a common private bath. It’s ideal for two couples traveling together or a family with one or two mature children. Both rooms enjoy a view of the I.M. Pei designed library and court yard and the Eliel Saarinen designed First Christian Church. One room boasts a round copper clad bay window for optimal views and a queen bed, while the other has a king bed.
In this ultra private offering, you’ll have the extraordinary third floor to yourself. Nearly the entire suite is finished with ornately detailed quarter-sawn white oak paneling with tapestries above. The parlor has a limestone fireplace and an amazing birds-eye view of the entire Gardens. There is a generous changing room with lots of built-in cabinetry. The bathroom boasts perhaps the most unique wrap-around shower imaginable in the early 1900’s… complete with a skylight!
An hour from Indy, Louisville and Cincinnati, Small town
Indianapolis, IN (IND) 40 miles
From Indianapolis head south on Interstate 65. Exit 68 to Columbus. 46 East over the bridge and past the courthouse. Left at Franklin. Right on 5th street. House is on the left just beyond the library. 608 5th Street.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Lake, Museum, The Miller House IMA extension tours have begun!, Outlet Stores, Winery
Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn, Spa
Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Spa, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities , TVs are available in the suite level rooms.
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet
Golfing, Architectural tours, Spa facilities, Local wineries, Shopping, Sight-seeing
Restrictive , Vegetarian