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Murphy Guest House Bed and Breakfast

Bristol, IN 46507 USA (Show map)
4.9
136 Reviews
$129 - $129
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About

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.

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Overall
4.9

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Dining4.9

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Fantastic B&B

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.


A Second Wedding anniversary that I will never forget!

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.


We felt very pampered!

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.


Great B&B

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.


Murphy Guest House a must!

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!


Exceptional

5 on August 28, 2013

Wonderful B&B with an exceptional hostess!


perfect

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.


The Perfect Getaway from Chicago

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!).


Business to pleasure

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.


Special Touches

5 on November 20, 2012

My husband and I stayed at Ann's B&B during a trip to a ND Football and Soccer game. It was only a 30 minute drive between campus and the B&B. We typically stay in South Bend, but due to last minute arrangements and high prices, we opted to stay in Bristol, and we are so glad we did! It was a warm, comfortable stay, to say the least. We were greeted with special personalized treats, sparkling grape juice, wonderful turn down service, hot water for tea any time, and homemade cookies. The breakfasts were plentiful and delicious! I took home a recipe! The bedding and bed was oh so comfortable! Ann is a very gracious hostess and makes you feel right at home. I would highly recommend this B&B (and I;m pretty darn picky)! We have stayed at many B&B's, but this one will stick out due to the many special touches!


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Location

Location Type

Amish Country, Indiana Toll Road Exit, Near Notre Dame, Shipshewana, Goshen College, Bonneville Mill, Small town

Airport

South Bend, IN (SBN-Michiana Regional) 35 miles

Directions to property:

From the airport take U.S. 20 north to the Indiana Toll road. Go east on the Toll Road to exit 101. Take State Road 15 into Bristol.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Historical interests, Movie Theater, National/State parks, University of Notre Dame, Performing Theater

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

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

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4 to 6 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Limited
  • Suitable For Children: We are not suitable for children under 12 years old
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No An excellent pet motel is located 2 blocks away

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: A credit card is required to confirm a reservation.
  • Cancellations: A full room rate is charged for cancellations made less than 7 days from reserved date.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Ann Andre

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Gardening, Cooking, Baking, Entertaining, Travel, Town enhancement. I love people and learning about them.

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Meals

Breakfast

Candlelight Gourmet

  • Time Served: 9:00 A.M.
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

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


Details

BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection

112 So. Division St. , Bristol, IN 46507 USA (Show map)

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