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Oliver Inn Bed & Breakfast

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

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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.

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Overall
4.7

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

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Fabulous b & b

4.6 on December 07, 2014

Close to a fabulous restaurant, quiet, welcoming, excellent breakfasts enjoyed coffee, tea, or soda in the pantry - anytime, Alice was very helpful with info on local Museums, and nice touches such as chocolates on the bed, the heated towel rack, and the jetted tube. We can,t wait to go back for our 1st anniversary.


GREAT PLACE FOR SO MANY REASONS

4.6 on October 24, 2014

We love this Inn. Tom and Alice are great hosts. They are very knowledgeable with regard to local events, restaurants, history of the home and the area. Alice is a marvelous cook and person. Tom loves to talk Notre Dame sports. However, perhaps the best thing about staying with Tom and Alice is their sensitivity to their guests' comfort. They are not intrusive and wait for their guests to engage them in conversation and do so without compromising accommodating needs. The home is amazing. Great location for fine dining, a great and very authentic Irish Pub (Alice's recommendation). Good antiquing in the area. LOVE staying here. Just returned from our 4th visit.


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.


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Rooms & Rates

Tippecanoe

This room has a queen size "pencil post" bed with new "Doctors Choice" Euro-top mattress, and features a private dressing room, an electric fireplace, and a large private bathroom with double airpool tub, heated towel bar, Italian ceramics and mood lighting.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Carriage House Suite

This second floor suite (once the residence of The Olivers' chaufere) has been professionally renovated to provide all the luxuries our most discerning guests seek, including a jetted marble shower, double whirlpool tub, living room, and a full kitchen. Painstaking measures were taken to retain the vintage charm in this two bedroom, two-bath sanctuary. The large living room opens to a secluded, screened in veranda that is ideal for taking in a warm evening breeze over a glass of wine.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5

Clem Studebaker

A beautiful large suite with king sized bed with new "Doctors Choice" Mattress, gas fireplace, LCD TV, and a wonderful view of Tippecanoe Place (Studebaker mansion) The private bathroom is equipped with original clawfoot tub and a heated towel bar. The large, newly renovated marble enclosed shower features a rainfall shower head, two body sprays, and a handheld shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

James Oliver

Large suite with king sized bed with "Doctor's Choice" Euro-Top Mattress, original curved glass windows, hardwood floors, gas fireplace, CD clock radio with ipod/iphone dock,LCD TV, and large private bathroom with double airpool tub, heated towel bar, heated floor, new "H20 Kinetic" rainfall shower head, Italian ceramics and mood lighting.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Knute Rockne

King sized four poster bed with new "Doctors Choice" Mattress. Newly renovated bathroom with large clawfoot tub and separate marble and glass shower with rainfall shower head and two body sprays, Heated Towel Rack, Heated Floor. LCD Television, Electric Fireplace, CD clock radio with ipod/iphone dock. Private second floor balcony.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Gertrude's Dressing Room

Gertrude's room is one of the most popular rooms n the Inn. The popularity of this room is driven, in most part, by the private bath featuring a large two person whirlpool tub, heated towel bar, and separate shower. This room was once the "private sewing room" for Gertrude Oliver Cunningham. Three doors covered in beveled mirrors form the area where Gertrude had her dresses fitted. This room has a queen sized bed with new "Doctors Choice" Euro-top mattress, and an LED TV.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Schuyler Colfax

This bright and sunny room has two large corner windows with window seats offering a panoramic view of this historic one acre site. Queen sized bed. Private bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Vincent Bendix

This lovely room is one of the brightest with its three large windows and sunny Southern exposure with views of the Carriage House and one acre estate. This room still contains the original pewter Queen Victoria sconces. This room features a queen sized bed and private bathroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Meeting/Party Room

Special Events

City View Room

Smaller Bedroom of Josephine Ford Suite. Queen Bed. Shared bathroom in hall has a vintage marble sink and clawfoot bathtub with rainfall showerhead. Shares with Garden View Room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Garden View Room

Larger bedroom of the two bedroom Josephine Ford Suite features a Queen Sized Bed, and an electric fireplace for added ambiance. Shared bathroom in hall has a vintage marble sink and clawfoot bathtub with rainfall showerhead. Shares with City View Room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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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:

Exit 77 off Indiana Toll Road (#80/90), South on #31, right on Washington

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
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited No pool or video games
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required occassionally, must make prior arrangements
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night minimums on weekends, May24-October 31, football weekends, etc.
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • 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.


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

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