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Philip W. Smith Bed & Breakfast

2039 E Main Street , Richmond, IN 47374 USA (Show map)

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Located in Richmond, Indiana, Philip Smith Bed and Breakfast is an 1890 Queen Anne inn specializing in Honeymoons, Girlfriends' Getaways, Family Reunions, Weddings, Receptions, Scrapbook Retreats Church Retreats, and Theater and Symphony Packages. This elegant Queen Anne Free Classic Victorian home located in the East Main Street-Glen Miller Park Historic District of Richmond, right on the Indiana-Ohio border off I-70. Built in 1890 by Philip W. Smith, the 2 1/2 story brick has Romanesque details and features 11 stained glass windows and ornate carved wood. Unwind in the evening with homemade snacks, coffee or tea. Awaken in the morning to a complimentary full breakfast served on fine china and linens in the dining room. All five rooms are individually decorated and include private bathrooms with either a shower or a shower/tub combination, 300+ thread count sheets, cable TV, writing surface , and free high speed wireless internet service.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.5

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My favorite B&B

5 on March 20, 2015

This was my second stay with Jill and Kristopher and I will stay with them the next time I am in town. I think this B&B does an outstanding job making there guests feel safe and comfortable. The details that Jill and Kristopher put into these homes are worth the trip just to see them. The room was clean and cozy, the food was delishous and they made me feel at home. Thank You Rebecca Ormiston from Maryland

Comfortable and Classy Place to Stay in Richmond

4.2 on March 17, 2015

My wife and I stayed at the Martha E. Parry B&B (not the Philip W. Smith B&B) for two nights on a weekend getaway without the kiddos. We were able to relax and enjoy ourselves in the comforts of this historic and classy home. We were the only people staying in the house one night, and then one other guest joined us the second night. The room we stayed in was comfortable and clean, but it was quite small. For the price though, it was a good deal. Breakfasts were healthy, fresh and good. The host was very cordial and attentive to our needs. Dessert (cookies and pound cake) were provided to us each of the two evenings. Tea is available in a small hospitality room with a mini-fridge, sink and microwave. We made use of the fridge and microwave for storing and reheating leftovers from a meal in town one night. There is a lot of nice space for sitting and relaxing. Free Wi-Fi is available. Not all rooms have a DVD player in them, but they do all have Satellite TV. I definitely would stay here again if travelling through Richmond, IN.

Martha Perry - Take Two

4.6 on March 05, 2015

This was my second stay at the Martha Perry House. The innkeepers are very friendly and welcoming and the house is beautiful. I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Richmond.

Our first B&B

5 on March 04, 2015

This was our first experience with a B&B and we were amazed. The rooms were decorated true to the period. The room size and bathroom size was great. The view from our window was beautiful in the snow. The hosts were very hospital and made us feel at home. The desert and gourmet breakfast was delicious. There knowledge of the area and the home's family history was impressive.They even cleared the snow off our car for us when it was time to leave. We are definitely going to make this our B&B retreat place.

A wonderful place . . .

5 on February 17, 2015

. . . conveniently located, with real architectural character, and staffed by innkeeper Jill who overflows with with warmth and helpfulness. The perfect arrow for Valentine weekend.

Pleasant and relaxing.

4.8 on December 23, 2014

The location was easy to find. Dinner recommendations were appreciated. Breakfast was lovely. Thank you.

very nice

4.4 on October 17, 2014

My husband and I, love bed and breakfast getaways. Very quite! Great service! Nice rooms! Good value! Our hosts were very knowledgeable about the history of the house and gave great suggestions of places to visit.

Amazing house, great hosts!

5 on August 12, 2014

I too own a small Inn and when I travel I like to stay in places similar to mine. This is truly a diamond in the rough. The owners knew exactly where to send us for antiques and good food. If you are in this area this is the only place you should stay!

Thanks & thoughts!

3.6 on December 09, 2013

Stay was very nice. I was able to enjoy my stay and visit with my friends in good conversation. Would have like bottled water and brewed coffee more available.

Fantastic Time

5 on October 07, 2013

My husband, daughter and I stayed at the Martha Perry House and loved it. It was very comfortable, quiet and clean. We sat on the front porch and enjoyed, then we sat in the back yard nice. The antique shops where great during the day. We will make this a yearly visit.

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Rooms & Rates

Parry House- Guest Room #2

Located on the second floor, this room is furnished with a king sleigh bed, chaise lounge, private bath with shower, and period lighting.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Parry House- Guest Room #3

Located on the second floor, this room was the original master bedroom. Accommodations include a king size canopy bed, queen size pull-out couch, large storage armoire, blanket chest, private bathroom with original clawfoot tub-shower combo, and period lighting.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Parry House- Guest Room #4

Located on the second floor, this large room is situated at the rear of the inn. Accommodations include a king four post bed, love seat, period lighting, and private bath with single occupancy air-pool tub with hand held shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Smith House- Guest Room #1

This room is located on the second floor of the Philip Smith B&B. Accommodations include two antique French twin size beds which can be converted into one king size upon request. The room also features a private bath with shower, arm chair and dresser. This room has the option of being rented as a suite with guest room #2.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Smith House- Guest Room #2

Located in the turreted corner of Philip W Smith B &B , this room features a king size poster bed, drop leaf table, armoire and over-sized armchair and ottoman. The private bath has a shower only. This room can be rented as a suite with guest room #1.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Smith House- Guest Room #3

Located on the second floor, towards the rear of the Philip W Smith B &B , the room has a large king size sleigh bed, chaise lounge, antique marble top dresser and settee. The large private bathroom has a period clawfoot tub with hand-held shower. This room can also be rented as a suite with guest room #4.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Smith House- Guest Room #4

Located at the rear of the Philip W Smith B & B, room #4 was the orignal sun porch. The room features a queen size bed, pie safe and arm chair. The private bath has a large walk-in shower. This room suits one guest most comfortably and can also be rented as a suite with room #3.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Smith House- Guest Room #5

The only room on the west side of the Philp W Smith B & B, this large king size room features a love seat, antique wicker desk, large armoire and chest. The adjoining room can be rented with a twin size sleigh bed for a triple occupancy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Parry House- Guest Room #1

The only guest room located on the first floor, Parry Room 1 is furnished with a queen size bed, private bathroom w/ shower, and period furnishings.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Piano, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Desk, Internet Service, Wired internet

On-site activities

Canoeing, Downhill Skiing, Golfing, Hunting, Antiquing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Table Tennis, Tennis racket rental, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 4 -6 pm
  • Check Out:: 10 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: If cancellation is received 7 calendar days prior to arrival date, cancellation fee will not apply. If cancellation is received less than 7 calendar days prior to arrival, a cancellation fee will be applied at the rate of 1/2 the amount of the stay. Special event weekend cancellations received later than 7 days prior will be charged full amount of stay.



Kristopher and Jill Nelson

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About the innkeepers

Kris and Jill have been innkeepers for 12 years, and operate three historic inns. Kris serves his country through military service in the Indiana National Guard. They have two children, Johannah and Teddy who also enjoy meeting the guests.

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  • Time Served: 8-9am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining room, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian



2039 E Main Street , Richmond, IN 47374 USA (Show map)

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