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Songbird Prairie B&B

174 North 600 West , Valparaiso, IN 46385 USA (Show map)

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Named “One of the 20 Perfect Summer Getaways for 2008” by Travel & Leisure Magazine Winner of the 2004 and 2008 and 2011 "Hotel of the Year" for the Casual Coast of Indiana as selected by the Porter County Tourism Named “One of the 20 perfect summer getaways for 2008” by Travel & Leisure Magazine • Named “One of the top 25 ‘Best Undiscovered Incredibly Romantic Inns” by BedAndBreakfast • Recipient of the coveted “2008 Top 10 Romantic Inns’ Award” from American Historic Inns, Inc. • 2008/2009 winner of "Best in the Midwest" from BedAndBreakfast based on guest reviews • Winner of the 2004, 2008 and 2011 "Hotel of the Year" for the Casual Coast of Indiana as selected by Porter County Tourism • 2010 Midwest Living "Out and About Chicago" • 2011 Midwest Living "One of Our 30 Favorite B&Bs" • 2012 Midwest Living Travel "One of Our 25 Favorite B&Bs" May/June • 2014 Midwest Living Travel "Indiana Dunes Bucket List" May/June Your hosts Barbara and Efrain Rivera welcome you to Northwest Indiana. Songbird Prairie is located on 6 wooded acres in the Great Lakes Region, close to Chicago and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. We offer songbird theme guest rooms with classic Ethan Allen furnishings, private baths with a soothing Jacuzzi or Ultra Bath for two and warming Fireplaces. Woodland gardens and trails surround this newly constructed Federal Style home. We look forward to serving you.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

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Great Weekend Away

5 on February 25, 2015

Couldn't of asked for a better experience for our first bed and breakfast. Amazing hospitality along with rooms, amenities, and the best breakfast myself and my wife Amanda have ever had. If you get a chance to go don't pass it up and my wife Amanda said to make sure you get a massage.

perfect romantic evening

5 on February 17, 2015

By far our best B + B experience. We opted for a dinner at the Inn and it could not have been nicer. Delicious four course meal prepared and served by a private chef! Our room was clean, inviting and more spacious than it appeared on line. Breakfast looking out on the birds (what else?) was very generous and delicious. This Inn and it's gracious hosts are very highly recommended.

Great Getaway

5 on February 16, 2015

Barb & Efrain make you feel right at home. Great room and the house is fantastic.Bed was great and the robes were a nice touch. Just far enough off the beaten path to make you feel like you really got away. The breakfast was outstanding and beyond what we were expecting. Thought I was at a downtown five star restaurant. Highly recommend.

Beautiful B & B !

4.8 on January 20, 2015

Songbird Prairie is a beautful and relaxing B & B! We needed rest and so enjoyed the lovely and comfortable setting, our room was excellent! Barbara's breakfast is both beautiful and delicious, very relaxing to enjoy while watching the birds. We will return to the Songbird Prairier B & B!

Wonderful Stay!

5 on January 20, 2015

Charming Bed & Breakfast. So peaceful, the atmosphere makes you never want to leave! Superior hospitality, superior room stay. The breakfast was gourmet and delicious. Highly recommended!

great stay

4.8 on December 11, 2014

Wonderful relaxing place. Great attention to detail and wonderful people to deal with. Welcoming clean and very nicely decorated. This place takes alot of work to keep you and boy do they do a great job.. John and Michelle

Great Week-end!

4.2 on November 26, 2014

Our stay at the Songbird Prairie B&B was perfect. Our room was beautiful as was the entire house and grounds. Loved viewing the birds from the sunroom at breakfast and also from our room, Cardinal Suite. Breakfasts both days were delicious as well as beautifully presented. And we thank Barbara for putting up with us - getting lost on the way there, failing to work the front door lock properly and inadvertently ringing the doorbell! Barbara and Efrain were both very, very nice.

The Best B&B

5 on November 16, 2014

This is truly one of my favorite places to get away! You won't be disappointed. Clean & beautiful location, amazing breakfasts, perfectly relaxing. Barbara & Efrain are friendly and attentive to every detail. This is worth every penny. We've stayed at least 7-10 times over the years & loved each visit!

Fabulous and relaxing vacation destination

5 on October 02, 2014

My husband and I only had a night to get away, but Barbara and Efrain's beautiful bed and breakfast packed so much relaxation, comfort, and romance that we truly felt like we were on a full-fledged vacation. The bed and breakfast is beautiful and our suite was gorgeous, clean, and absolutely perfect for a romantic getaway. The surrounding area offers many activities from great dining options to fun outdoor adventures. Barbara's breakfast is to die for--elegant and delicious. Barbara and Efrain are stand-out hosts--available for everything you need and to offer friendly guidance in activities but never in the way. We hope to return and recommend this B&B very highly! Becca and Jason

relaxing and delicious

5 on September 09, 2014

My husband and I loved the home that was decorated so comfortably and the friendliness for the owners. The breakfast dining area was surrounded by bird feeders and woods. The food was amazing and we didn't need to eat until dinner those two days. We felt so relaxed and comfortable during our stay. Peter and Becki

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Rooms & Rates

Cardinal Suite

This suite is steeped in American tradition. Vintage oak furniture is surrounded by warm shades of crimson and black, reflecting the same regal pride a Indiana's state bird, the cardinal. Enjoy a warming fireplace (winter use) and a Jacuzzi whirlpool for two. Relax with a panoramic view of the woods as you kick back on the king size bed dressed with fine linens.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $229 - $249

Nightly Rate: $229 - $249

Warbler Suite

The gilded shades of the Warbler complement rich mahogany furnishings. Tones of burnished olive and glowing chestnut nestle you in classic romance. You can curl up far away from Jack Frost, in our Mahogany Ethan Allen sleigh bed with European linens and cuddle in front of the warming Fireplace or slip into the bubbling Jacuzzi for two as you view the fields of this country setting.

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

Nightly Rate: $229 - $249

Nightly Rate: $229 - $249

Bluebird Suite

As you open the double doors of the Bluebird Suite, showcased are Ethan Allen's British Classics king size bed and Armoire. The tropical warmth of mahogany is enveloped in walls of vaporous blue splashed with coral accents. As you are swept away to relax, you may even imagine youselves in the islands of the carribean! . Enjoy a warming Fireplace (in winter) and Ultra Bath whirlpool for two with the relaxing and soothing benefits of chromotherapy.

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

Nightly Rate: $229 - $249

Nightly Rate: $229 - $249

Purplefinch Suite

Palm prints with stripes features a damask tropical leaf pattern in refreshing coral shades. Island-inspired fabrics are smartly finished with coconut trimming. Luxury details include beautiful hand-painted decorative pillows in the Purplefinch Suite. Turn on your Fireplace in winter conveniently from your bed. The reminiscent bathroom highlights bead board walls, hexagon floor and two-person Ultra Bath whirlpool with the relaxing and soothing benefits of Chromotherapy.

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

Nightly Rate: $229 - $249

Nightly Rate: $229 - $249

Robin Suite

The voluptuous decor of Tuscany style surrounds you in Italian comfort. Townhouse Ethan Allen King sized bed. Robin egg blue ceiling with clouds accented/browns & paprika from Eastern Accents. Curl up in front of the warming Fireplace (in winter) or slip into the bubbling Ultra Bath whirlpool for two with the relaxing and soothing comfort of chromotherapy as you view the fields of this country setting. Luxurious Italian linens, use of luxurious robes, slippers and bath salts.

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

Nightly Rate: $249 - $269

Nightly Rate: $249 - $269

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Location Type



South Bend, IN (SBN-Michiana Regional)

Directions to property:

U.S. Rt 30 to 600 West 3/4 of a mile to entrance

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Lake, National/State parks, Nature area, Deep River Water Park, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Star Plaza Theatre, Taltree Arboretum, Valparaiso University, Outlet Stores

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Internet Service , oversized Egyptian towels, bath salts, Robes available

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Videos, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Taltree Arboretum/gardens, Dunes National Lakeshore, Chicago Street/Memorial House Theatres, Valparaiso University, Raddison Star Theatre, Albansese Chocolate Factory, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 4:00pm-6:00pm
  • Check Out:: 10:30am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: No
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: special event weekends may require 2 night stay
  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: first night of your stay is required at time of reservation
  • Cancellations: We must have 10 days notice to cancel or a full room rate will be charged. If room is rented refund is less $30.00 processing fee.



Barbara & Efrain Rivera

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3 course hot

  • Serving Location: Sunroom or formal dining room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Touche' Souffle
French toast souffle moist in the middle yet crusty on the top accompanied with bacon and sausage or ham and seasonal garnish.


Special Package

Romance Packages

ONE ENCHANTED EVENING Enjoy a sumptuous Dinner for Two, at one of Five Fine Dining Restaurants, imagine your Classic Inn room, the Fireplace is blazing, the Jacuzzi whirling, the Sparkling Beverage cooling, next to the irresistible Fine Chocolates. Rooms are bathed in soft light, the sounds of your favorite music is softly playing and the one you love is there with you for "One Enchanted Evening" $90.00 added to your guestroom Also add in-room massage therapy at Fireside $99.00 per person per hour plus gratuity The whirlpool and fireplace are started by the guest after they return from the restaurant.

Girlfriends' Getaways

GIRLFRIENDS GETAWAYS Grab 3-8 of your closest friends and get away for power shopping, scrapbookers escape weekend, indulgent pampering, or inspiring retreating. Evening beverages and confections (chocolate girl food!) Catch up on the latest in front of a warming fireplace, pamper yourselves in a bubbling Jacuzzi with Thymes bath salts and oversized fluffy Egyptian towels, comfy robes and slippers. Enjoy Direct TV, DVD (chick flicks like "The Wedding Date")Gourmet breakfast starts @ $99.00 ea for 4 (Purplefinch and Warbler) tax included. Relax with in-room massage therapy $99.00 per person per hour. Ask about more spa services like massage, pedicure, manicure, facials (need 2 weeks to schedule) Recieve 10% off coupon for our gift shop. In house shopping Yeah! Can't stay this weekend? Come just for breakfast before shopping. $19.95 pp plus tax and gratuity. Ask about high tea Thursdays from 1-3pm reservations needed.

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174 North 600 West , Valparaiso, IN 46385 USA (Show map)

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