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.
4.0 on November 23, 2014
My husband and I were very pleased with our stay at The Inn at Irwin Gardens. Our accommodations were lovely. Sarah, the Inn Keeper, was so helpful and provided a delicious breakfast for us. The Inn was a lovely place to get away from it all.
5 on November 14, 2014
We had a delightful stay. I don't remember being told that we had to put out the sign in order to get housekeeping service - would have liked that.
5 on November 12, 2014
My wife and I stayed here one night on our honeymoon. We had the Irwin Bachelor 3rd floor suite all to ourselves, and it was amazing! This place is so beautiful from the architecture of the buildings, the furnishings in every room, to the magnificent gardens outside. The Innkeeper, Sarah, was so professional and great about making sure our stay was comfortable. And the breakfast we had the next morning was their version of banana's foster french toast....wow! It was so delicious! We will definitely be making a return trip here in the future.
4.4 on November 08, 2014
Beautiful, historic home. Relaxed atmosphere. The location--one-half block to the Visitor's Center, across the street from a Saarinen church, and next to the I.M. Pei-designed library--can't be beat.
4.4 on November 03, 2014
Enjoyed our second stay at the Inn at Irwin Gardens as much as we did the first time. A chance to step back in time and get a glimpse of the household of one of the local areas most prominent and historic family. Look forward to staying there again, maybe sometime during the summer months.
5 on October 27, 2014
Great facility in a great location, with a very good innkeeper.
5 on October 20, 2014
We celebrated our 10-year wedding anniversary with an overnight stay at The Inn at Irwin Gardens and could not have asked for a more beautiful, peaceful place. The accommodations were comfortable, the gardens were magnificent, and the breakfast was superb. We will definitely come back!
4.8 on October 19, 2014
Fascinating place to stay. One gets to see where this remarkable family lived and try to imagine what their lives were like. Great location, friendly staff. Could ask for nothing more than better coffee to accompany the otherwise excellent breakfast.
3.4 on September 16, 2014
This is the best place to stay in Columbus, Indiana. It had the whole package:, beautiful house, clean, cozy rooms, fabulous gardens, delightful innkeepers, and good breakfasts. Wine was waiting for us in the library after a full day of touring the architectural wonders of Columbus.
4.0 on September 03, 2014
What an absolute awesome place. Home and gardens were SPECTACULAR. Gardens are beyond belief. This is truly a GEM and Columbus is an great city to visit.
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, 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