The White House on Park Avenue

508 S. Park Avenue , Rensselaer, IN 47978 USA (Show map)


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.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

great place to stay!

5 on November 17, 2015

We were in town to see the migration of sandhill cranes, we left 5:00 in the morning and there was hot coffee and pumpkin bread for us at 5:00. We returned at 8:30 to a great breakfast. The rooms were very comfortable and the house was grand. We look forward to return and will make this a tradition to stay and to see the cranes.

I'm looking for a rating beyond, Outstanding Plus maybe?

5 on October 19, 2015

Wow, Sally and Fred are such incredible hosts, they are family as soon as you walk in the door, even late as we did. Staying there for 3 nights wasn't enough so we will HAVE to go back to experience the great hospitality they provide. The atmosphere is just so warm and charming. The breakfasts are to die for each day and are served promptly at the predetermined times. Wow, can't wait for our next experience at the White House in Rensselaer, IN!!!

Excellent Accomodations at the White House on Park Avenue

5 on October 13, 2015

Our stay at the White House on Park was perfect. Cottage Retreat room with its oversized tub is the best and Sally's homemade cookies were a nice touch. The breakfast is another reason I love this place. Thanks Fred and Sally for making us feel right at home.

Another great stay!

5 on June 17, 2015

Been here a few times. It suits my needs perfectly. I hope to make again next year!

This stay was better than the White House on Pennsylvania Ave!

5 on April 28, 2015

We stayed in the Rose Garden room. Impeccable!!! Very clean Comfortable, and authentic. The hosts personable and available but not intrusive. The breakfast was: superb, delicious, beautiful, well presented, timely, did I mention delicious, Ok so much for the rave. Try it you'll like it. OR buy it (It IS for sale) and keep the excellence going...

An Overnight Stay

5 on December 31, 2014

This is a very nice B&B and the proprietors are very pleasant and enjoyable people. I would highly recommend a stay.

Fantastic place to stay :)

5 on December 18, 2014

This house was beautiful, and the furnishings and rooms were very comfortable. The couple was very friendly and breakfast was delicious and better than I expected. If I ever pass through Resselaer again, I will definitely be staying here!


5 on December 17, 2014

It was our first time there and we couldn't have been more pleased!


5 on November 13, 2014

Outstanding hosts at an outstanding B & B! A place with character, history & charm.

End of vacation stopover

4.8 on November 11, 2014

We thought we might come in late and received a phone call checking on our status. We were greeted warmly when we got there. Our breakfast was fantastic and we had a lot of fun and laughs talking with the other guests at breakfast. Highly recommended. We would go back if that way again.

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Rooms & Rates

The Cottage Retreat

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $135 - $135

The Cameo 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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

The Rose Garden

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

The Bird's Nest

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $115 - $115

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Location Type

Small town

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, DVD Player, Library, Piano, Videos

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Desk, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Golfing, Shopping, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 4-6 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No We are a smoke-free inn - smokers may smoke outside.
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited The White House is unable to accommodate guests under 10.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No We are a pet-free inn.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two-night stay required on special events weekend - ask innkeeper for details.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A valid credit card number will hold room requests and we will not run the card number until you arrive.
  • Cancellations: You will not be charged for the room provided we receive notice via email 7 days or more before your scheduled arrival date. If cancellation occurs less than 7 days before your scheduled arrival, your credit card will be charged a $20 processing fee per room. If we are able to re-book the accommodations that were reserved, there will be no processing fee. Cancellations occurring within 24 hours of your scheduled arrival, no-shows, and early departures will be charged the full amount of the reservation. We are sorry, but we are not able to offer refunds in the event of illness, emergency, inclement weather or any other circumstances that are beyond our control.



Fred & Sally Berger

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  • Time Served: 7:30 a wkday; 9a Sa, 8a Su
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian