Located in the heart of Bristol,Indiana, our 1875 home reflects the romantic charm and character of the Victorian Era. 3 beautifully appointed rooms all with luxurious beds and linens, a private bath, and a sitting area, overlook our ever changing gardens. Each morning awaken to the aroma of a candlelight gourmet breakfast, with lavender bread and lemon curd a signature treat. Enjoy the library with cable TV, a DVD player, stereo, books, and games, or utilize the house-wide wireless Internet service. Complimentary hot water for tea, cookies, snacks, cold beverages are always available. Bicycles are available for touring the area. Bristol is conveniently located off of the Indiana toll road and is close and easy access to Notre Dame, Amish Country, wonderful St. Joseph river for canoeing, kayaking, and fishing, golf courses, Bonneville Mill for hiking and cross-country skiing,and the new "biggest in the country" farmers market. Massages and meals in Amish homes are also available by reservation. The Bristol Opera House is famous for it's live plays and musicals, and only a block away. We have many packages available or you can spend your time just relaxing and reading a book either outside by the gardens and fountain, or inside in the library or your room. We have a wonderful setting for small weddings, whether inside or outside, anniversary parties, showers, and small business meetings. In-house catering is available. Isn't time you treat yourself to some "YOU" time at the Murphy Guest House? We'll be waiting for you.
5 on October 15, 2014
We came to Indiana for one reason only. To see Notre Dame play football. If we ever go back, there will be two reasons why we go back. The other would be Murphy's. Ann was a very gracious hostess. As soon as you enter you can feel the warmth of the house. Very neat place to stay. Our first night there and Ann came up to turn our beds down with TWO mints on each pillow for my wife and I :) As great as that was, then we came down for breakfast. I am not going to even try to describe how great it was. You will have to go and find out yourself. Ann, thank you very much for making our trip twice as good as it could have been. Dave and Liz
5 on August 20, 2014
We just ended our second stay with Ann at Murphy's Guest House. Ann again presented us with a gourmet breakfast. She is a very gracious host pointing out local sites to see. The rooms are upstairs. They are spacious and clean. The home is furnished in period furniture. The garden has multiple rose bushes and many other perennials. Very relaxing to just sit and enjoy the colors with a cup of coffee or tea.
5 on October 06, 2013
We were looking for something close to home to do for our anniversary. We stumbled across Murphy's. I can't wait to go back. In a world where the little things have gone away Ann makes sure she includes them. We felt like family. The breakfast, the room, the welcome tray, everything was above and beyond what we could have ever imagined it would be.
5 on September 04, 2013
Evening dessert and hot tea. Chocolates on pillows - pitcher of cold water at bedside. Ice cream treats available in small refrig. Welcome board outside of room with our names on. Outstanding breakfast.
5 on August 30, 2013
Ann was a wonderful host. She was a true asset and guide for the area. The room was beautiful and very clean. The food was amazing.
5 on August 28, 2013
Everything was amazing! Not one detail was missed. Ann made us feel like royalty. The food was gourmet and out of this world. 5 stars!
5 on August 28, 2013
Wonderful B&B with an exceptional hostess!
5 on August 27, 2013
The Murphy Guest House was beautiful,inviting and clean. Ann made sure we had everything we needed and gave us great advice regarding our sight seeing. The food was incredible and it was overall an outstanding experience. Perfect stay. Perfect host.
5 on May 28, 2013
I love Chicago. I also love leaving Chicago. Murphy Guest House was the perfect escape from the city - it's reasonably priced, and the Victorian house is a beautiful setting for curling up with a good book or a game (thankfully, it isn't overwhelmed by frills and lace, like so many bed and breakfasts seem wont to be). Ann is an incredible host - it's clear that she loves what she does. We were greeted with sparkling juice, chocolate-covered strawberries with our initials drawn in white chocolate, grapes, and a little plate of cheese and crackers. And our names were written on a chalkboard welcome sign outside of our room. What a welcome! We stayed in Jayme's Room, and the bed was a contender for The Most Comfortable Bed Ever. I kid you not, it really was that good. I'd be tempted to take it home, but my little car would never be able to hold it. There's ice cream and bottled water in the fridge, a large selection of excellent teas downstairs (Ann also sells tea), and candy everywhere. We had a breakfast of waffles with fresh fruits and whipped cream, lavender bread, scones, ham, scrambled eggs, and Orange Julius. I tried valiantly, but couldn't even come close to finishing it all. Also: I will be reverse-engineering the Orange Julius. My boyfriend and I couldn't stop talking about it. (Ann was kind enough to list the ingredients for me, so experimentation begins tomorrow.) Since we'd gotten into a conversation about how much we loved dogs, Ann also introduced us to Pixie, who promptly decided we were friends and demanded our attentions in the best way possible. (This may have been my boyfriend's favorite part of the morning.) All in all, it was a fantastic, relaxing way to spend a couple of days. We're looking forward to coming back (hopefully for longer next time!).
5 on May 20, 2013
Accommodations, appointments and cuisine were impeccable. Ann was a gracious and engaging hostess. Be sure to have Ann relate the intersting history of the house and the surrounding community. Hope for good weather to enjoy your morning coffee in the lovely garden.
Amish Country, Indiana Toll Road Exit, Near Notre Dame, Shipshewana, Goshen College, Bonneville Mill, Small town
South Bend, IN (SBN-Michiana Regional) 35 miles
Located just 2 miles south of the Indiana/Michigan border. We are about 3 minutes from the Toll Road. Take exit 101 off of the Indiana Toll road. At State Road 15 turn Left. Go to the stop light and turn R. Go to the stop light and turn Left. We are the first house on the left. Parking at the side of the house. We are 4 miles north of the intersection of State Road 15 and US 20. We are approx. 2 hours east of Chicago.
Antique Shopping, Historical interests, Movie Theater, National/State parks, University of Notre Dame, Performing Theater
Bed and Breakfast
Air conditioning, BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Conference Rooms, DVD Player, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Bicycles
Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi
Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Shopping, Sight-seeing
Gardening, Cooking, Baking, Entertaining, Travel, Town enhancement. I love people and learning about them.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian
Lavender Bread with Lemon Curd and Devonshire Crm/
Lavender Bread made with dried lavender flowers. Served sliced so lemon curd or devonshire cream can be added. Every food item is homemade