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.
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
5 on March 01, 2015
Excellent historic preservation,period appropriate antique furnishings,large rooms,excellent value.
5 on February 24, 2015
Fantastic two day stay. Our second time. Great place for some much needed R&R. Highly recommended. We will be back.
5 on February 21, 2015
It was a particular pleasure for us to stay at the inn because a grandparent worked at there when it was the Irwin/Miller family home. We were able to swap stories and see bits of the home that filled in some childhood memories, so for us all was "outstanding." The inn is walking distance to several downtown restaurants and we were sorry we could not explore more of them. The home and furnishings, so many of which are original to the home, are a treat to see. Being February, the gardens were just the "bones" of what they will be later in the year, but still lovely. And you can't go wrong with the public library next door and the fascinating architecture around Columbus.
4.2 on February 17, 2015
A great place to stay in Columbus, especially paired up with a tour of the nearby Miller House and Gardens. Staff friendly and helpful. The Irwin Suite was fantastic - well worth the climb to 3rd Floor - best nights sleep in months and best shower ever. We'll be back when the weather is warmer and the gardens are in bloom.
4.8 on February 16, 2015
This place was great, very unique and beautify, yet barely more expensive than the run-of-the-mill hotels nearby. I wish I could have stayed longer.
5 on January 12, 2015
This is beautiful Inn! Has tons of history and the staff and services are great. The food is always good n fresh. Always some thing new.
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