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 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.
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.
4.0 on August 15, 2013
We spent a wonderful weekend in this gorgeous home. Fred and Sally were gracious hosts, and they really made us feel welcome. They obviously make an effort to connect with each guest, as evidenced by the fact that so many guests appear to be "regulars" who come back year after year. Our only issue: the bathrooms are not for the claustrophobic! Still, if we are in the area again, we would definitely look into staying here.
5 on July 29, 2013
Very nice large room Excellent breakfest
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, River, Bird watching, Golfing, Shopping, Tennis courts
Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn
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
Fred & Sally Berger
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian