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Old Towne Carmel Bed and Breakfast

521 1st Ave. NW , Carmel, IN 46032 USA (Show map)
4.9
26 Reviews
$140 - $169
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Old Towne Carmel Bed and Breakfast is a newly rennovated 100 year old home located within walking distance of Carmel's Arts and Design District. Each guestroom features a private bath, luxurious linens, flat screen HDTV, and individually controlled HVAC. The home is WI-FI accessible. Relax in one of three outdoor sitting areas as well as the inside den with fireplace. A full gourmet breakfast is served daily in addition to early evening appetizers. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, we are certain you will find all the comforts of home and the modern amenities of the finest hotels.

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Overall
4.9

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

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Delightful & Charming

4.8 on June 22, 2014

My sister and I just spent this past weekend at Old Towne Carmel B&B for a "sisters" weekend. First, the location is perfect...walking distance to the Arts & Design District of Carmel. Second, the home is a renovated 115 year old home which is inviting and cozy, the colors bright and cheerful. Third, the hosts Loretta and Doug are great! They are welcoming, friendly, go out of their way to make you comfortable and so very nice. Fourth, Loretta makes great breakfasts and feeds you well...all homemade from the scones to the jams to the waffles. You will not go hungry with her breakfasts. An example of our first breakfast - breads, lemon-blueberry scones, fresh fruits, juices/coffee/tea, yogurt parfait, egg casserole, crispy bacon and waffles. I was stuffed! Finally, you get a sweet treat in the afternoons like cupcakes or chocolate crinkle cookies, both so moist and yummy. I was so happy to have found this delightful B&B. I suggest trying Bazbeaux for an inexpensive pizza dinner or Donatello's for Italian fare. While you are walking the Arts & Design District, stop at the Simply Sweet Shoppe for candy, Bath Junkie to make your own body scrub and the wonderful farmer's market on Saturday mornings. Look for all the great life-like statues along the streets in the District. They're great. Most importantly, take my advice and stay at Old Towne Carmel Bed & Breakfast. You'll love it as much as me!


Perfect in every way!

5 on June 12, 2014

I had the most enjoyable stay at the Old Towne Inn. I was warmly greeted by the owners Doug & Loretta. They had homemade cookies waiting when I arrived :) My room was very comfortable and clean. The house itself is simply charming. Loretta made the most incredible breakfast's. Everything was homemade and absolutely delicious. Too much food, but it was hard not to try everything. The effort she put into cooking was obvious, and much appreciated. My stay could not have been better on any level. If you visit Carmel, look no further for the perfect place to stay. Gina F.


Wonderful in Every Way

5 on October 03, 2012

We stayed at the Old Towne B&B for one night in September with two other couples. Everything was wonderful...The hosts were warm and made you feel like friends...The rooms were clean and comfortable...The breaksfast was amazing! We will definitely be back!


Perfect!

5 on September 23, 2012

We just spent a night at this beautiful B&B. It spotless and comfortable and extremely relaxing. Doug and Loretta are gracious hosts and prepared the most delicious breakfast. It is well worth the reasonable rate of the rooms and we hope to visit again someday!


Just Like Home

5 on June 25, 2012

Doug and Loretta do a wonderful job of making you feel comfortable. The bed was amazing, the room was very tastefully decorated and the location from downtown Carmel is perfect. We were very glad we picked this inn and would not hesitate staying here again.


Perfect "In Towne" Getaway

5 on January 29, 2012

We stayed at the Old Towne B&B to celebrate our anniversary! One word to describe it- AMAZING!! The breakfast was scrumptious and the bed was heavenly!!! It was close enough to walk to the heart of the Art and Design District in Carmel. Doug and Loretta were kind and hospitable~ making sure that we had everything we needed during our stay. We will be going back again!!!


Such a treat!

5 on January 24, 2012

We took a girls trip to Carmel, and stayed here for the weekend. Loretta & Doug have a very special place, and we were thrilled to have stayed here. I'm already looking to return with my husband someday. The house was adorable, perfectly clean, and well decorated. I stayed in the Anna Lynn room with the king size bed, and it was the most comfortable bed I've ever stayed in! Also, breakfasts were AMAZING. Loretta made the best waffles I've ever had. She also made delicious eggs, diced sweet potatoes with fresh rosemary, yogurt parfaits with homemade granola, bacon, homemade croissants, cinnamon rolls, and more. We could not have been more pleased! Thank you, Loretta & Doug! We loved every minute.


Never Wanted To Leave

5 on January 22, 2012

My girlfriends and I found the perfect getaway in Old Towne Carmel Bed and Breakfast. We rented all three rooms for the weekend so we could have the place all to ourselves. What a treat! Loretta and Doug renovated this 100 year old home to create a spacious first floor dining area, butler's pantry, den with gas fireplace, and then three guest bedrooms with bathrooms upstairs. We brought our own wine and snacks to store in the guest fridge and enjoy at our leisure around the dining tables or by the cozy fireplace. On our first night, Doug greeted us as we pulled in the driveway to help us unload our cars and carry our bags upstairs. This kind of personalized and warm service continued through every moment of our stay. We selected our preferred time for breakfast to begin and Loretta did not disappoint, creating an elegant and unique three course meal of fresh fruit, yogurt parfait, waffles, kielbasa, eggs... and the made-from-scratch cinnamon rolls and croissants are simply indescribable. We loved the variety of choices and the different breakfasts each morning. I appreciated her choice of organic, local, grass-fed dairy for the parfaits. The town of Carmel itself offers even more charm. We braved the snowy weather to enjoy Main Street Carmel on Saturday. I have to say the variety of shops allows groups of any age to find a special memento to remember the weekend by. We found beautiful sweaters, jewelry, scarves, and stationary in the local boutiques. Saturday night we treated ourselves to the fantastic menu at nearby Divvy- just a mile from the B&B, with a swanky vibe and beautiful view of the new Symphony Center. We never wanted to leave. Thanks for the memorable weekend- I'm ready for next year already.


A golf Getaway

3.6 on October 28, 2011

We spent an enjoyable evening at Doug and Lorreta's charming B & B. We had played golf nearby and booked the inn in advance. After checking into our very comfortable rooms we enjoyed some wine and cheese that we brought from home on the deck. They were very accomodating with providing us with a tablecloth, wine opener and anything else we needed. Doug is a golfer and was really helpful with info about courses in the area. We actually changed our plans for the next day to play a better course that we were not familiar with. We walked a few blocks into the restaurant area and had dinner the returned to the Inn to enjoy the comfortable living area before bed. We awoke to a heavenly smell of fresh baked scones. After enjoying coffee, we indulged in a delicious breakfast of bacon, eggs, blueberry scones, fresh fruit, yougurt with granola and juice. The perfect start to another great day of golf. Looking forward to returning and playing some more of the courses Doug suggested.

Innkeeper Response
We thank our recent guests for this review and appreciate all the kind remarks they took the time to write. The mark of "3 out of 5" in the area of Cleanliness is surprising to us, and is not consistent with the marks from all other reviewers. We pride ourselves on paying great attention to detail and thoroughly inspect all guest rooms and common areas before our guests' arrival so that our guests enjoy a sanitary environment. We do not know the reason for an average rating in this area, however we welcome any opportunity to improve.


The Only Place to stay in Indy

4.0 on October 21, 2011

Cheri & I have enjoyed staying at several B & B's, our favorite thing for a romantic weekend, including the weekend she accepted my proposal...but we were truly amazed, and overwhelmed at the jewel we found in Carmel, The Old Towne Carmel B & B. Most accommodating and friendly innkeepers possible, immaculate home, (where we would want to live), and bedroom with furnishings we'd also like to have! The weather sucked, but we didn't care, we had the cozy fireplace, the gourmet breakfast & snacks, the freedom to come & go without concern, and were truly relaxed and comfortable. Again, a must stay if you go to Indy area!


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Location

Location Type

Downtown, Small town

Airport

Indianapolis, IN (IND) 20 miles

Directions to property:

From North side of Indianapolis (I-465): Go north on Meridian Street 4.5 Miles to Rangeline Rd. Turn right (South). Go 1 mile to 5th Street NW and turn right. Go one block to the corner of 5th Street NW and 1st Avenue NW.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Professional Sports, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indoor/Outdoor Shopping Centers, Casino within 90 mile drive, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Private entrance, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wet bar , outdoor fireplace, cookies, hot tea

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Monon Trail for biking, jogging, roller blading, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 12:00 Noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only outside designated area
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Please contact owner for exceptions
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • 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: Deposit required for Indianapolis major event weekends.
  • Cancellations: A 24 hour non-refundable cancellation policy is standard. For Indianapolis area major event weekends, we have a 7 day 50% non-refundable cancellation policy.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Loretta and Douglas Roby

Languages spoken

English

About the innkeepers

We enjoy meeting new people, traveling, reading, and cooking. We also enjoy the spring and summer months when our passion for gardening is in full bloom.

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Meals

Breakfast

gourmet

  • Time Served: Flexible 7:00-10:00
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

Our Breakfast
Begin your breakfast with a fresh fruit yogurt parfait topped with our own homemade granola. French Toast (using our homemade challah bread, soaked in rosemary infused cream with orange zest), is one of our specialties. Shirred eggs are another favorite. Our pastries are made from scratch here at our B and B. We use only the freshest and finest quality ingredients in all of our recipes. Our goal is to serve you a gourmet breakfast that is filling as well as delicious!


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521 1st Ave. NW , Carmel, IN 46032 USA (Show map)

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