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.
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!
5 on July 08, 2014
It was perfect- quiet, private and beautiful accommodations- attentive staff!
4.6 on July 01, 2014
Had a great stay. Would like to come back soon.
4.4 on June 30, 2014
The Inn at Irwin Gardens is truly a step back time and an opportunity to experience life in decades past. Full access to the home and gardens makes the experience unique. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful.
5 on June 26, 2014
The house was beautiful, our suite was clean and nice, the gardens were gorgeous. The resident innkeeper was attentive, friendly, and her breakfasts were delicious. We enjoyed our stay very much.
4.8 on June 21, 2014
Staying at The Inn at Irwin Gardens feels as though you have gone back in history as a personal guest of the original owners. Every convenience is updated, however - including wifi, and the Inn is just steps from the Visitor Center, restaurants and shops. The gardens are lovely, and the original furnishings, fabrics and details are museum quality. Thanks, Sarah, for your great hospitality.
4.8 on June 07, 2014
Take a step back in time. The Inn at Irwin Gardens is preserved in all it's past glory. My room, the Irwin room was beautiful with antique bath fixtures. I enjoyed having wine and relaxing on the porch overlooking the beautiful gardens. Due to the beautiful weather, I had a delicioius breakfast on the porch the following morning. I will return.
4.6 on June 04, 2014
It was a lovely way to spend our anniversary with friends. We enjoyed a trip to Nashville In as well as the tours. I recommend it for anyone looking for a quiet weekend.
4.6 on June 01, 2014
Everything about our stay was perfect! We will be back! If your looking for a relaxing weekend this is the place. I highly recommend the spa services, Stephanie is awesome!
4.8 on May 11, 2014
My sister and I had a wonderful time here! Innkeeper was gracious and very organized, room was spacious, bed extremely comfortable and very quiet! The gardens are exquisite, too! Everything was thoughtfully provided, and we especially enjoyed the cocktail hour with residents of Columbus! We'll certainly return--no need to stay anywhere else!
4.0 on May 10, 2014
This historic home is within 3 blocks of the downtown where many restaurants and shops, as well as historic buildings are waiting to be enjoyed. We parked our car and walked for most of the 3 days we were there. The Inn is also a half block from the delightful visitors center which houses a lovely gift shop, and is the starting point for the architectural tours. The Inn provided us with a spacious room and comfortable bed, and a lockbox, since the door could only be locked from the inside. The common areas are spacious and rooms are labeled with interesting historical facts. While much of the the furniture was part of the home for many years, the authenticioty that it adds, also means that one must search a little for a comfortable seat. It is nevertheless remarkable what good shape the home is in and we found it to be very clean. The garden was particularly delightful and can be enjoyed strolling through or while sipping coffee on the spacious porch. Coffee and tea is always available, as well as some snacks, pop, and bottled water on the second floor. An improvement would be to have a source of water available in the common area on the main floor. The breakfasts were original, delicious, well presented and substantial. We would visit again.
An hour from Indy, Louisville and Cincinnati, Small town
Indianapolis, IN (IND) 40 miles
From Indianapolis Airport 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
Spa, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn
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, In-room internet, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi
Golfing, Architectural tours, Spa facilities, Local wineries, Shopping, Sight-seeing
Restrictive , Vegetarian