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Oliver Inn Bed & Breakfast

630 W Washington Street , South Bend, IN 46601-1444 USA (Show map)
4.7
190 Reviews
$140 - $339
per night

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About

Northern Indiana's only Diamond Collection Inn. This lovely Victorian 25 room mansion was built for entertaining. The lower level contains a dining room with original Waterford crystal sconces and a butler's pantry with complimentary refreshments. Also available is a large and cozy library with one of seven fireplaces, and a baby grand piano. Guests may choose from one of eight beautifully decorated guest rooms, some with fireplaces, private balcony, claw foot tubs, marble sinks or Jacuzzi. Lovely landscaped one acre estate with lawn swings, gardens, gazebo and fountains. The Bavarian style Carriage House is an archetectural gem, totally unique to the area and has been newly renovated into a two bedroom, two bath suite. We have gift certificates available in any amount, or for one of our packages. The most popular package is "3 Mansions in 1 Trip" which includes dinner at the Studebaker Mansion (Tippecanoe Place) right next door.

Rooms & Rates

Deluxe Suite w/Jetted Tub

Deluxe non-smoking room with queen bed and jacuzzi/airpool tub, TV, telephone, luxury bath amenities, robes, and hi-speed wireless internet. Your stay at The Oliver Inn always includes a full, hot breakfast each morning. Rate based on double occupancy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Deluxe Room

Lovely non-smoking room with queen or king bed, TV, telephone, luxury bath amenities, robes, and hi-speed wireless internet. Your stay at The Oliver Inn always includes a full, hot breakfast each morning. Rate based on double occupancy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Deluxe Fireplace Suite

Spacious non-smoking king suite with fireplace TV, telephone, luxury bath amenities, robes, and hi-speed wireless internet. Your stay at The Oliver Inn always includes a full, hot breakfast each morning. Rate based on double occupancy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

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Reviews

Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.7

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190 Reviews

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Beautiful property and great hosts!

5 on September 16, 2014

We loved Oliver Inn! Alice and Tom made our stay delightful--complete with candlelit breakfasts and music from the player piano, delicious treats, and Cary Grant movies that we watched in our room. The inn is beautiful and close to nearby attractions. Who knew the Studebaker Museum could be so interesting with its collection of historical vehicles from Pres Lincoln's carriage to the period Studebakers and Packards seen in so many classic movies? We stay in many BnBs, and Alice and Tom make this one special. Can't wait to visit again. :-)


Stay in South Bend

4.4 on August 27, 2014

Tom and Alice are wonderful hosts, this was a fine stay.


LOVE THIS B & B

4.8 on August 08, 2014

Great stay in the Knute Rockne room. Owners are very personable and assisted us with any needs we had. Enjoyed a good cigar in the courtyard and a great breakfast. This was a business trip and am bringing my wife up to stay in the near future. Thanks


Our first Stay at Oliver Inn

4.8 on June 29, 2014

This was our first stay at the Oliver Inn, but it won't be our last. Every single aspect of our stay was exceptional. Our hosts, Tom & Alice Erlandson not only took care of our every need, they anticipated it. Alice's cooking and baking is perfection, rooms are attractive, clean and comfortable; in a word, the house feels like home, a very comfortable and warm home. Great restaurants, museums and the downtown district are all within walking distance. When we were looking at descriptions and reviews to choose a B&B to visit, we couldn't understand how this inn could have earned almost all five star reviews. Having stayed there and met Alice & Tom, it's evident to us that there aren't enough stars to do Oliver Inn justice. If you visit (and you should) we recommend the Three Mansions package to round out a truly memorable stay.


Will definitely be returning

5 on May 21, 2014

Service was excellent, stayed in the James Oliver room and it was beautiful and very neat and clean. Had a nice, quiet stay, felt very welcome and comfortable here, will definitely be returning. Breakfasts were both interesting and delicious, not just your average meals. Nice to have the Studebaker museum less than a 5 minute walk away, as well as the Copshaholm mansion,etc. Thank you for a wonderful experience! :)


Our Stay at the Oliver Inn B&B

5 on April 25, 2014

Our stay was wonderful...our only regret was that we could not stay longer. WE will return. The food was fantastic and you can tell it is prepared by loving hands and someone that really enjoys what they do. The innkeepers are just like being at home...great conversation and interest. As you can tell we enjoyed our stay.


Wonderful journey into the past

5 on October 11, 2013

I was so impressed! The appointments were, or appeared to be, authentic. Alice, the Innkeeper was very proud of her "house" and her enthusiasm was delightful. We were only there for one night, but breakfast was delicious and elegant. I've never has breakfast by candelight before. I would make a special trip just to stay there again!


Daughter's Bridal Luncheon

5 on August 30, 2013

My daughter's bridal luncheon was held at The Oliver Inn Bed & Breakfast. We were extremely pleased with the high quality of service and attention that was given towards my daughter's special day. The food was delicious and Alice was very accommodating with all our requests, and was a pleasure to work with in all of the planning process.


Weekend get a way

4.6 on July 18, 2013

Loved the homemade breakfast and the friendly proprietors.


Magical Inn, Worth 5 Stars All Around

3.8 on July 17, 2013

My husband surprised me with an overnight getaway for our 3rd anniversary! We actually only traveled 20 minutes across town to The Oliver Inn, but as we pulled into the drive, it couldn't have felt like we were further away. The grounds were gorgeous, flowers in bloom, a beautiful fountain and lots of areas around the yards to sit and relax, including an old swing, a gazebo and lounge chairs. Alice greeted us right away and gave us a quick tour. The downstairs was gorgeous and well preserved. I loved the dining room area and the butlers pantry was stocked with homemade baked goods. We were shown upstairs to the James Oliver room. LOVED the room. Spacious and nice, with a fireplace and a huge jacuzzi bathtub in the adjoining bathroom. There was a couch and tv. Just a lovely room. I have to also add that the bed sheets were DIVINE, never felt such luxurious bedsheets. Even went looking for the tag the next morning we could see about ordering our own. In the morning, we enjoyed a delicious breakfast made by Tom and Alice. Stuffed French Toast with maple syrup, Alice even topped them with some serviceberries from their own yard! The bacon was delicious (I think Alice doctored it up), and had wonderful fresh fruit and a large chocolate chip muffin. Enjoyed getting to know everyone around the breakfast table. It was then we found out we were staying in a 5-star B&B that was a member of Select Registry Inn and B&B (the only one in IN)! Not surprising at all! We hung around downstairs before we left, took lots of beautiful pictures outside of the gardens and yard. There is a beautiful porch on the front of the house. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and while it was nice to not have to travel far to get there, I would highly recommend making a long trip to stay at this wonderful Inn! Thank you Tom and Alice for being a part of our 3rd anniversary get away!


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Location

Location Type

90 miles from Chicago, 3 hours from Detroit, 30 minutes from Amish country, City, Downtown

Airport

South Bend, IN (SBN-Michiana Regional) 3 miles

Directions to property:

Left at light on Lincolnway, 2-3 miles to Main St., Right on Main St., 2 blocks to Washington, right on Washington to 630 W. Washington. Left on Scott St., driveway is off of Scott. Parking lot behind Inn.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Notre Dame University, 400 Antigue dealers nearby, Copshaholm House Museum, Tippecanoe Restaurant, Studebaker National Museum, College Football Hall of Fame, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Urban Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Private entrance, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi , On one acre estate w/carriage house, trees & garde

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 PM-7:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Smoking permitted outside only.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited No pool or video games
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited occassionally, must make prior arrangements

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night minimums on weekends, May24-October 31, football weekends, etc.
  • Deposit Amount Required: first night's stay; full payment football weekends
  • Cancellations: 14 day cancellation policy. A refund is retunable if your cancellation is given 14 days or more prior to booking date. This policy applies to any shortening of stay or later date arrivals. No cancellation for special events such as Graduation, Notre Dame Football, Junior Parent Weekend, Packages, etc. A $25 admin. fee will be charged for any cancellation.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Tom & Alice Erlandson

Languages spoken

English

About the innkeepers

Alice has owned and operated her own catering businees for 20 years. Tom left the corporate community to become an innkeeper.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Notify in advance.


Recipes

Deals

Hot Deal

Procratinatiors Special

Regular Rate: $140 now $112 (20% Savings:)

20% off your room for same day reservations. Rooms start at $140 Sun-Thur and $165 Fri-Sat. Not bookable online. Must contact inn. Not available in Ford Suite or Carriage House.

expires Wednesday


Details

BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection

630 W Washington Street , South Bend, IN 46601-1444 USA (Show map)

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