In the old children's story, '' Stone Soup'', three weary travelers in need of food and rest come upon a small village only to find the inhabitants wary and pretending to be in need themselves. The travelers convince the villagers they can make a soup out of stones. Enchanted by this marvelous claim, the villagers gradually contribute the food they had hidden away. Together, they make a wonderful soup and the whole village comes out to welcome the travelers with a great feast. Our bed and breakfast draws from the lesson of the story. We look to welcome new visitors to our city and have created a warm, friendly environment - a home away from home - where travelers can relax by a fire, share their experiences and sleep in comfort. Come join us and read the entire story in our library. Located in the heart of the historic Old Northside, the Stone Soup Inn offers all the beauty and comfort of an upscale turn of the century home. After stepping into the large foyer, relax by the baby grand piano in the living room or cuddle up with a good book in our library. All of these rooms contain beautifully detailed woodwork and hardwood floors. Breakfast will be served in our distinctive dining room or, weather permitting, on the large, wraparound porch. On the second floor, share stories with other guests in the sitting room or outside on the spacious balcony overlooking the front garden and Lilly pond. Decorated with a combination of Mission-style and Victorian-era antiques, guests will find a comfortable, convenient place to stay as they explore nearby historic sites and downtown attractions.
Our Most Popular Room ~ This room features a sleigh bed, carved teak wood and a large bay window overlooking our lily pond ~ a perfect retreat for a romantic getaway. Queen-size bed & 2 person Jacuzzi and shower.
Nightly Rate: $145-$0
Filled with exquisite Victorian-era antiques including a beautifully carved six foot high headboard, and decorative fireplace. Our most romantic room on those cold winter nights! Full-size bed & steam shower.
Nightly Rate: $125-$0
The Inkeeper's favorite~ completely furnished with Mission-style antiques, Arts & Crafts stenciling and a welcoming bay window seat. Queen-size bed and shared bath.
Nightly Rate: $85-$0
Painted in a High Victorian-style, this unique room will take you back to a more elegant time. Lace curtains and a decorative fireplace complete the ambience. King-size bed or two twin beds & shared bath.
Inspired by the Innkeeper's visit to France, this room is decorated in a bright European style. In addition to the Queen-size bed, there is plenty of room to stretch out on the couch watch tv and relax.
Nightly Rate: $105-$0
You can experience the feel of sleeping in the clouds while resting on our very comfortable Queen-size bed. This room also features a private bathroom with a two-person Jacuzzi.
This room was the original servants quarters to the house. It is the largest of the lofts and decorated in a eye-pleasing rustic style. The room has a queen size bed and a bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub.
Nightly Rate: $135-$0
Complete with small kitchen, full size memory foam bed and private bathroom, this room has all the comforts of home. (Discount pricing is available for extended stays.) This room does not include phone or voicemail services
A fully furnished apartment with large sleeping loft overlooking a comfortable common area. Room includes laundry facilities, digital cable, a full kitchen, and plenty of space to stretch out and relax.
Nightly Rate: $175-$0
Tucked into the garden with it's own private lower level entrance, the Garden Studio offers tranquil seclusion as well as a private bath. A heavenly queen bed, kitchen, desk and bistro table make this a serene escape for business or pleasure.
5 on October 28, 2013
Great price. Perfect location. Delicious breakfast.
5 on September 20, 2013
Had a great stay. The welcoming atmosphere, clean and authentic style and wonderful hotel owner/manager (Tom) really made my stay in Indianapolis fantastic. I will certainly stay here again next time I visit Indianapolis. Tom is the best and they'll take great care of you at Stone Soup Inn!
4.6 on August 28, 2013
I was on a quick in and out trip to Indianapolis to attend a funeral and my stay at Stone Soup Inn was a comforting respite in the midst of chaos. The house is beautiful, the host was gracious about the fact that I'd forgotten about the time difference and needed to update my arrival time, and my room was much more spacious than I expected for one of the least expensive rooms at the Inn. I appreciated the healthy breakfast options that set me up for another long day of driving on my way home. My only regret was that I didn't have time to lounge in the public spaces or on the porch and enjoy a good book or walk around the historic neighborhood.
4.4 on July 29, 2013
The rooms were amazing. Some of the lofts would be hazardous for older people, but they're very cool. Breakfast was delicious. We'll definitely be returning.
4.2 on July 14, 2013
We found this delightful spot after navigating many one-way streets and after that, the ambiance allows for total relaxation. We love period places and this property transports you to the early 1900's with antiques and formal pictures of your great great grandfather who will live on forever on the walls. The home is totally air conditioned during the hot weather, very neat and clean with numerous lounges and public areas. Off-street parking is plentiful and the host is entertaining.
4.4 on March 18, 2013
My friend and I stayed in the Craftsman room, the place was tidy, unique, the other guests were nice. It had an elegance to it. The bed was comfy. The window seat was amazing! Breakfast that morning was from a family cookbook. It was very enjoyable. Well worth it! And the cost was lower than most hotels we had been looking at down town. We walked into down town to attend an event and caught a cab back-less than 2 miles to get to the Lucas Oil Stadum.
5 on February 05, 2013
My husband and I were pleasantly surprised. We thought we were not b&b people, but our time there was good. Everything was a positive experience. We will definitely recommend Stone Soup Inn, and hope to revisit there ourselves.
3.8 on February 01, 2013
All rooms are differnt but the one we stayed in was very nice the only thing is it would be nice for a bigger breakfest table but it was ok both days if it was a full house it might have a little wait if everybody wakes up at the same time this might be normal dont know it was the 1st B&B for me will stay again Thank You
4.4 on November 20, 2012
I really liked this place. It was very close to downtown and the vibrant Mass. Ave. The house is beautiful. The rooms are quite large. The breakfast was tasty. I had no complaints.
4.8 on October 11, 2012
Such a beautiful and relaxing bed and breakfast. I'm not sure where all the negative comments are coming from, but my wife and I stayed at the Stone Soup Inn for our honeymoon and absolutely LOVED it. Staff was friendly, rooms were clean. The Inn has a dedicated parking lot, which is great (and it's free). The building itself is very cool. Old, wood floors, stained glass, pocket doors. Everything you would expect from the outside, is inside. Very quaint and casual. You don't feel like a customer like I normally do at a hotel. But like a guest. You can walk around the Inn as you please. Get drinks and snacks. Breakfast was simple. But much better than any continental breakfast we've had. And the neighborhood is gorgeous. Don't expect a 4 star hotel. But if you are into historic buildings, the look, the feel, the environment. This is the place to stay. We've never stayed at a B&B before. But now it is safe to say that they will be our first choice over a hotel any day.
Indianapolis, IN (IND) 15 miles
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Performing Theater, Religious Services, Winery, Zoo
Bed and Breakfast, Urban Inn, Historic Inn
Amenities Basket, Board games, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Piano, Radio, Wedding Facilities
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi