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Songbird Prairie B&B

174 North 600 West , Valparaiso, IN 46385 USA (Show map)
4.8
186 Reviews
$229 - $269
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About

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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Reviews

Overall
4.8

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

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186 Reviews

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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


Beautiful

5 on August 25, 2014

Barb and Ef, I can't thank you enough for your kind hospitality and graciousness in my stay on 8/20. Your home is so beautiful and the surroundings are unparelled anywhere.


"Paradise"

5 on August 15, 2014

Songbird Prairie B&B,is such a wonderful place! My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at Songbird Prairie and was blown away on how beautiful EVERYTHING was. Our host Barbra and Efrain went over and beyond making us feel welcomed and at home in this tranquil and calming paradise. The breakfast was delicious and something you would receive at a 5 star restaurant. Thank you Barbra and Efrain for making our anniversary one to remember! We will be BACK! Your truly, The Jacksons


Our Favoite B & B!

5 on July 29, 2014

We just came back from another wonderfully relaxing week-end at our favorite B & B! We visit with Barb and Efrain at least two times/year, if not more, because each time we come back it's like coming back to a warm and inviting home. Their hospitality, beautiful rooms and delicious breakfasts are just a few of the many reasons we love to return each time. The name, Songbird, is a very fitting description of their lovely B & B. While you eat breakfast in their beautiful four season room, you will see a wide variety of songbirds. They have bird feeders and microphones positioned near the windows, so you not only get to see the beautiful birds, but hear them as well! We can't wait to come back in the fall, in hopes that the "spa" room will be complete! Jami & Jim


Great stay...can't wait to go back

4.0 on July 08, 2014

My husband and I stayed at Songbird for our anniversary and had a wonderful stay. We found the B&B due to a Groupon and couldn't be happier with how it turned out. The entire place was comfortable and relaxing and the breakfasts were excellent. My husband isn't huge into the idea of B&Bs but the atmosphere was so relaxing that by the first morning he was asking when we could come again! We have already recommended my in-laws check this out and can't wait to go back ourselves.


Great weekday getaway

4.0 on June 29, 2014

We had a great midweek getaway. The breakfasts were detailed and exquisite.


A delight for the senses!

5 on June 25, 2014

I recently had the pleasure of meeting a friend half way between Wisconsin and Michigan and stayed at the Songbird Prairie. It was a wonderful experience for me and I plan to return with my mother and other friends in the future as I am eager to be able to share my experience. The home is a beautiful extension of Barbara and Efrain's attention to detail. It is well appointed without making you feel uncomfortable.The property is carefully tended. I felt very much at ease and welcomed. We stayed in the Bluebird Suite. It was beyond my expectations as to comfort quality and comfort. I plan to bring my Mom to stay in the Purplefinch Suite. Each room is unique and so well done. The highlight of my stay was being lavished on through Barbara's culinary gifting and creativity expressed in the presentation of her breakfasts! Each morning was full of delights for my senses. Plates were arranged and garnished with fresh herbs from the garden. I was wowed by the extra special touches and thought put into each of them while enjoying the variety and activity of the many birds that visited the feeders stationed just outside the windows. I would not hesitate for a moment to recommend this B&B! I went away refreshed and renewed in body and with an uplifted spirit!


Great 2 Day Getaway

5 on June 23, 2014

Barbara is a wonderful host and keeps everything immaculate. The Cardinal room was fantastic! Breakfast was very tasty and it's fun to watch and listen to the birds feeding right outside the windows of the dining area. Valparaiso is a great town with many choices of restaurants. My wife was really impressed with the local yarn shop, Sheep's Clothing. The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is fun for hiking and is less than 1/2 hour's drive from Songbird Prairie.


Most Relaxing Experience

5 on June 19, 2014

Songbird was a great experience. We had the best host, Barbara, that made sure we were happy, and relaxed. The outdoors were quiet, and my wife and I finished up on some books while listening to all the birds. I highly recommend this to anyone looking to get away from the city life, and enjoy tranquility. - Ricky


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Location

Location Type

Countryside

Airport

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, In-room internet, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Videos

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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Policies

  • 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 S, y, s, t, e, m, ., C, o, l, l, e, c, t, i, o, n, s, ., G, e, n, e, r, i, c, ., L, i, s, t, `, 1, [, S, y, s, t, e, m, ., S, t, r, i, n, g, ]
  • 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.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Barbara & Efrain Rivera

Languages spoken

English

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Meals

Breakfast

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.


Deals


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.

Fall Foliage

Scenic Drives 1st day take a scenic drive along the coast of the Dunes National Lakeshore. This drive is sure to deliver great leaf peeping-fall drama. Climb Mount Baldy which stands an imposing 123 feet tall and is the largest "living" dune that marram grass and cottonwood trees cannot hold in place. This giant mound of sand actually moves south at a rate of four to five feet each year, burying all woodlands in its path. Or for the fainter in heart, walk the Prairie Duneland Trail and return to the Inn for Couples massage. The 2nd day visit Valparaiso’s own Anderson Winery and return to the Inn for a 4 course dinner with your vino. Package additional $325.00 to your choice of guestroom. Mention Bedandbreakfast.com when booking

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.

The Annual Sandhill Crane Migration

RESTART YOUR ENGINES Restart Your Engines at Songbird Prairie. We'll give you the green flag to take walks into the wild places where you can find the embrace of peace through our 6 acres for the 1 mile oval, Taltree Arboretum or the last lap at the seven trails at the Dunes National Lakeshore. Gear up and see the 330 species of birds that make the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore their home. In the fall, also Jasper Pulaski Sandhill Preserve where thousands of cranes await the great migrate escape. Look for the checkered flag as you hike and observe prairie, grassland, woodland, wetland and shore birds in these areas. From $229 per night, double occupancy, tax not included.

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BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection

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

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