Discover this gem in northwestern Indiana! From the moment you enter our front door, you'll experience the comfort and elegance of a time gone by in this stately bed and breakfast nestled in a quiet wooded neighborhood. This 1891 Victorian home is walking distance to downtown shopping and restaurants and to nearby Saint Joseph's College. Located just minutes from I-65 and near Fair Oaks Dairy and Indiana Beach Amusement Resort.
Guests tell us that staying in The Cottage Retreat made their wedding night special! This elegant second floor getaway is our largest room and has a queen bed and day-bed. Relax in the library reading area, work at the table while connected with wi-fi, and enjoy the view from large windows looking out over the grounds. Pamper yourself in the ensuite oversized whirlpool tub with hand-held massage shower. Sleep soundly with luxurious billerbeck® pillows from Switzerland. Cable tv, ceiling fan, and complimentary beverages round out your stay in this one-of-a-kind room.
You’ll be in awe of the antiques that decorate this corner second floor room, a favorite of those who yearn for the “days gone by.” This is Ray and Charlotte’s favorite room (Fred’s parents) when they visit. Museum-quality pieces include a marble and dark wood sideboard and matching dresser, and stunning high-back headboard on the queen bed. The Cameo features a walk-in shower ensuite and comfortable reading and writing areas. Settle in with cable tv, wi-fi, complimentary beverages and ceiling fan and you’ll soon dream of a simpler time.
The sun pours in the original 1891 stained glass as you surround yourself with flowers in The Rose Garden! One of our guests’ favorite rooms, you’ll sleep like royalty in the comfortable king bed. The ensuite bath features an antique claw foot tub with curtains and massage shower. The large bay window seating area overlooks the front grounds in this elegant turn-of-the-century accommodation. Ceiling fan, wi-fi, complimentary beverages and cable tv add modern comfort to this unique Victorian escape.
You’re drawn to the unique alcove sitting area as soon as you enter this quaint corner second floor room. Relax and spend quiet time in this cozy nook which overlooks the front grounds and entry. Queen bed, cable tv, wi-fi, complimentary beverages and private hallway bath make The Bird’s Nest a popular getaway.
5 on June 30, 2014
A wonderful overnight stay for a couple. Rooms are beautifully furnished with turn-of-century décor that evokes a genteel lifestyle, yet the B&B does not feel like a museum. Personal photos and memorabilia of current owners add a homelike atmosphere. A well-maintained vintage baby grand provided much enjoyment for my piano-playing spouse and me. Breakfast was delicious and attractively presented.
5 on May 24, 2014
Very friendly and very helpful host and hostess. Beautiful home. Large, very comfortable bedroom and bath. Quiet neighborhood. Great breakfast at flexible time--we had to leave early for Cubs game, so had breakfast at 7:30, while honeymooners had breakfast at 9. Accommodated dietary needs of a Type 1 diabetic with a smile. This is a great place to stay.
5 on May 04, 2014
Beautiful, quiet, comfortable rooms. A welcome retreat after a long day's drive. Excellent breakfast. Highly recommend it.
5 on October 30, 2013
We enjoyed staying here after our wedding! The room was clean and breakfast was amazing!
5 on October 26, 2013
Fred and Sally were the friendliest, most helpful hosts we have ever dealt with. The facilities were wonderful, the breakfast was wonderful, and the hosts even helped with our itinerary. Bonus was their knowledge of the history of their beautiful house. We'll be going back next year.
4.6 on October 23, 2013
It was like visiting old friends. Sally and fred really made us feel welcomed.. They even provided maps on how to get to destinations.
5 on October 18, 2013
I have stayed at this B&B a few times now, and it just gets better every time. The Innkeepers are two of the greatest people you will ever meet. If you need anything, just give them a call and they are more than happy to try to help you. My husband stay in 'The Cottage' room and loved it. It's spacey and is perfect for a romantic weekend retreat. I have also stayed in 'The Bird's Nest' when I have traveled solo. It's very cozy and I would recommend the room if you are traveling solo. And the breakfast...Amazing. Sally's Mountaintop Bacon is great. Ask for the Fruitini when you stay there, and you won't be disappointed. I look forward to the next time my husband and I need a weekend to ourselves. :)
4.8 on September 29, 2013
We stayed here one night for our son's soccer game against St Joes. The home has been beautifully restored. The rooms were comfortable and roomy. The breakfast was awesome. They are willing to cook for vegetarians also. Would definaty recommend this place. Owners are very friendly and knowledgable.
5 on September 24, 2013
Stayed two mights in the cottage room and had a very relaxing stay.
5 on September 03, 2013
What a great place to stay! We will go back. This stay was for business and was excellent. The hosts were very helpful with the schedule we had to keep.
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, River
Historic Inn, Bed and Breakfast
Board games, CD player, DVD Player, Library, Piano, Videos
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Desk, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi
Bird watching, Golfing, Shopping, Tennis courts
Fred & Sally Berger
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian