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.
4.2 on September 03, 2014
Hosts were very gracious and accomodating. The room (Rose Garden) was beautiful and comfortable. Breakfast was very delicious. M. Smith
5 on August 27, 2014
Lovely house, friendly innkeepers and delicious breakfast.
5 on August 21, 2014
Top rating for this B&B. I needed a place to stay for 1 night for business in Morocco, IN and this was a great decision. The innkeepers, Sally and Fred were very friendly and informative about the area. Breakfast was excellent. I highly recommend this business or pleasure.
5 on August 12, 2014
Excellent B&B! Breakfast amazing. Wonderful, Caring owners, Top Notch all around
5 on August 02, 2014
This is a lovely B&B in the small community of Rensselaer, IN. The hosts have taken care of your every need before you even realize it. The decor of all the rooms (we've stayed in 2) have a Victorian elegance and are just beautiful and spacious, with all the modern updates required in the 21st century. The breakfasts are simply divine as is the company: the other guests and our hosts Fred and Sally. I can't think of a single improvement. Book a room and you'll see what I mean.
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.
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