Schenck Mansion Bed & Breakfast Inn

206 W Turnpike St , Vevay, IN 47043 USA (Show map)

About

The Schenck Mansion is a 35 room home built by riverboat captian Benjamin Franklin Schenck in 1874. All five of our guest rooms have private baths with the original copper lined tubs. Eugenia's room has a bonus bedroom that can be added for a small fee. We offer a full country breakfast with coffee, juice, and fresh fruit included in your room rate. Double occupancy. Decorated with elegant period antiques and reproductions. A true step back in time when you stay at this mansion on the hill overlooking the quaint little river town of Vevay, Indiana.

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Wow I'm Staying Here?

5 on July 21, 2015

I said to myself as I pulled up to Schenck Mansion. The view of the property from the road is stunning. Fortunately the entire property lives up to the first impression. A 3-story building guest areas are on the 1st & 2nd floor All rooms have large private baths in the room-none of that dashing down a hall to your bathroom.Most of the bathrooms contain a large copper bathtub/shower combination. The rooms are very spacious & decorated in the style of the late 1800s. Each room has a television. . Breakfast is served in the dining room on the ground floor. The main breakfast dish was something very clever, unique and very good. The food was plentiful – you don’t leave the table hungry! The ground floor has 3 indoor guest seating areas. There is a large porch on the ground floor & an even larger veranda on the 2nd floor for guests to enjoy. Coffee, tea, sodas & cookies are available all day. After breakfast I took coffee out on the veranda & watched 3 young deer wander in the backyard which includes a gazebo, waterfall & barbeque picnic area all available to guests. I had two minor issues. I was there in the summer & A/C was a necessity. The first night it ran all night & was very loud. I adjusted the thermostat my second evening so that it didn’t come on. I don’t know if this happens in all of the rooms or just in my room, which was the Justine Schenck Room. The only other problem that I had was the wifi. I have Sprint & there is almost no signal where the Mansion is located. As such I needed to rely on WiFi to check my email & conduct some business. You sign on as a guest & are limited to one hour a day. If you disconnect at any time during that hour you are done for the day. .I have taken to staying in Bed and Breakfast properties a lot over the last 3 years and this is by far the nicest one in which I have stayed. I highly recommend it.


great place

5 on March 17, 2013

Stayed here with a group of friends (12),we had the entire place.Jenny and Steve,the innkeepers, were amazing,they could not have been nicer! Everything about our stay was great and the food they prepared was very good both dinner and breakfast.Will definetly return!


The Mansion Called Us Back . . .

5 on October 15, 2012

You really need to see the mansion in person....it is beyond GRAND. Lisa and Jerry, along with their staff, will make your stay a memorable one also. The home, the grounds, the porches....I could go on and on. Staying once, we were called back to return, and I feel sure it won't be our last visit. Thank you! A sisters' trip the first time, then we just had to share it with our husbands.


A Gem of an Inn in Vevay, Indiana

5 on September 27, 2010

Pictures on the website at http://www.schenckmansion.com/ don’t do justice to the beautiful Schenck Bed and Breakfast at Vevay, Indiana. The mansion was built by Benjamin F. Schenck in the 1870s on the banks of the Ohio River about an hour's drive midway between Louisville and Cincinnati. After the building fell into disrepair and was finally abandoned, it was purchased by Lisa and Jerry in 1998 and lovingly restored. They have gone above and beyond what one might expect in order to preserve the beauty of the mansion and daily make every effort to provide for the comfort and pleasure of their guests. The five guest rooms/suites available at the mansion are quite spacious with plush carpeting, elegant furnishings and working fireplaces. The private baths are one of the few places in existence where guests can relax or shower in an original copper tub. Amenities include a wonderful breakfast prepared by Lisa and Jerry and home baked cookies for an evening snack. With a little encouragement, Lisa will share the long and interesting history of the home. And guests are encouraged to explore all 35 rooms of the mansion at their leisure. A night or two at the mansion is just the ticket for a quiet getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life or, perhaps, a bit of romance. The cost is surprisingly inexpensive, and once you’ve visited the first time, chances are you’ll come back again and again. It's hard to imagine a nicer, cleaner or more elegant B&B!


Peaceful Retreat

5 on January 22, 2010

We stayed 2 nights, Saturday and Sunday, January 16 & 17, 2010. Our room was on the first floor and was the largest room we have ever stayed in at at B & B. Our room and the entire mansion were exceptionally immaculate! Everything from the furniture, linens, and food was top notch. Although the mansion is large, it was very comfortable and very welcoming. We definitely will stay again!!! Thanks Lisa and Jerry for a wonderful stay at your establishment.


Best Bed and Breakfast -- EVER!

5 on December 02, 2009

May husband and I stay here every year for our Halloween anniversary. Lisa is a gem, warm and accomodating and very interesting. She has lovingly restored the mansion and it is absolutely stunning. We love this bed & breakfast and can't imagine staying any other place.


Elegance at it's Best

5 on August 11, 2009

Lisa, owner, is a such a joy and made us feel right at home. The mansion is awesome and the bed was possibly the most comfortable bed in which I have slept. I can't wait to go back to this charming town, but most importantly this great place to stay. My husband and I are so glad we found it!


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Rooms & Rates

Wiesman Room

First floor bedroom with private entrance and sitting porch. Overlooks the water garden, gazebo and outdoor patio. Rest in the Philadelphia Empire king bed with full tester canopy from the Winterthur Collection by Kindel Furniture. The en suite bathroom features an original walnut encased copper tub with shower and high level toilet. Nonworking fireplace, 32" tv and WiFi. Generous room: 19' 8" x 20' 8" plus 4 window bay.

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

Nightly Rate: $180 - $225

Corinne Schenck Room

Overlooks one of the fountains and the vineyard from the 2nd floor. Rest in the Philadelphia Empire queen bed with full canopy from the Winterthur Collection by Kindel Furniture while watching the flames from the gas log fireplace. The en suite bathroom features an original walnut encased copper tub with shower and high level toilet. 32" tv and WiFi. Large room: 16' x 18'.

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

Nightly Rate: $155 - $190

Justine Schenck Room

Overlooking the water garden, gazebo and outdoor patio from the 2nd floor. Rest in the ornately carved king half tester bed with matching armoire and vanity. The en suite bathroom features an original walnut encased copper tub with shower and high level toilet. Nonworking fireplace, 32" TV and WiFi. Generous room: 19' 8" x 20' 8".

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

Nightly Rate: $165 - $200

BF & Celestine Schenck Suite

Stretch out in the 650 sq. ft. 4 room 2nd floor suite. The suite features an Irish Georgian Mahogany king sleigh bed with high carved paw feet, gold guilded details by Kindel Furniture, gas log fireplace, 32" TV and WiFi. Soak your cares away in the large clawfoot slipper tub with a 2nd working fireplace. The private sitting room includes a sofa that can accommodate 2, mini-fridge, and TV. The bathroom includes a shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $210 - $250

Eugenia Schenck Room

Second floor guest room overlooks the fountain and vineyard. Rest in the ornately carved king bed with matching armoire. The en suite bathroom features an original walnut encased copper tub with shower and high level toilet. Gas log fireplace, 32" tv and WiFi. Across the hall from large covered verandah. Generous room: 18' x 20' 8". Guests have the option of adding Sarah's room for $100 (Nov 1-Apr 31) or $125 (May 1-Oct 31) to their reservation. Sarah's room features an ornately carved queen half tester bed and a private door that leads to the 2nd story verandah. Nonworking fireplace. Sarah's room: 13' 10" x 17'. Sarah's room is rented only as an extension to Eugenia's room, making it a 2 bedroom suite that can sleep 4. Guests will share the bathroom with Eugenia's guests. Please make a note in your reservation if you'd like Sarah's room and we'll add it to your reservation.

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

Nightly Rate: $165 - $250

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Location

Location Type

on 11 acres, Rural, Small town

Airport

Cincinnati, OH (CVG-Cincinnati N. Ky.) 53 miles miles

Directions to property:

FROM THE WEST: Drive east on SR 56 to Vevay. Turn left on Main Cross St. Drive straight back 3 blocks to our drive at the corner of Main Cross and West Turnpike St. FROM THE EAST: Take SR 56 West into Vevay. Turn right onto Main Cross St. Drive straight back 3 blocks to our drive at the corner of Main Cross and West Turnpike St. From Louisville : Take I71 to exit #55. Turn left and cross the Markland Dam Bridge to Indiana. Turn right and travel another 6 miles to Vevay. Go straight through the traffic light then take the sencond right onto Main Cross Street. Main Cross dead ends at our entrance.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Dagaz Acres (zipline), Kentucky Speedway, Churchill Downs, Turfway Park, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Sports venue, Tours, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Mansion

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Private entrance, Telephone, VCR, Wedding Facilities, Wired internet , Veranda and covered porches, patio, wedding gazebo, parlor rentals for groups

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, iPhone docking station

On-site activities

Bird watching, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3-6 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only No cigars, please.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No 12 and older
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit of 50% of the total is required at the time of the reservation. Full payment is due if reservation is made within the non-cancellable period.
  • Cancellations: While we understand that life does not always unfold as planned, our inn is small enough that even one cancellation makes an enormous difference. We ask for your cooperation in observing a 14-day cancellation notice (60 days for reservations of 3 or more rooms, selected holiday weekends, Swiss Wine Festival weekend, NASCAR weekend, special events/packages, and the month of October) prior to your expected arrival. If you cancel with less than the required notice, your credit card will be charged for the full balance of the nights reserved. There are no refunds for early departure. If your deposit was made by cash or money order, you will be billed for the full balance of the nights reserved. Refunds will only be made for those nights that we are able to re-book the rooms reserved. A $25.00 processing fee per accommodation is charged on all cancellations and is deducted from all refunds. Any change in your reservation dates, except for an extension, will be considered a cancellation. We cannot be responsible for unused rooms due to late or canceled airline flights, family emergencies, threat of bad weather and other travel-related mishaps or for changes in plans which shorten your stay. Vacation insurance is available from several providers online to inexpensively protect you against covered unexpected events.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Michele Thompson

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Deer herd

About the innkeepers

As a preservationist, I enjoy taking care of historic buildings for future generations. Each day brings new experiences and the chance to share this wonderful property.

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 8:30am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

, Please request at booking.


Signature Dish

Baked eggs with parmesan and chives
We strive to use fresh local eggs!