Innisfree Bed and Breakfast

702 West Colfax , South Bend, IN 46601 USA (Show map)


VISIT OUR WEB SITE TO EXPERIENCE THE WARMTH OF OUR INN!!! INNISFREEBNB Innisfree, a circa 1890 Queen Anne style architectural treasure, is listed on the National Register of Historic Landmarks. Filled with antiques and family heirlooms, Innisfree exemplifies the gracious comfort of the era in which this magnificent home was built.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.3

Great place

5 on March 23, 2016

The stay was great and the room (and house) had a lot of old Irish charm. Cindy can really make French toast, and is helpful if you have any questions. Would recommend to anyone.

First stay, will return

4.0 on November 15, 2015

This was our first stay at Innisfree, and it was an enjoyable stay. Loved the Victorian decor and old claw-foot bathtub (although it took us a while to figure out the shower lever and the curtains didn't keep water from getting on the floor and walls). We were in the Michael Collins room and shared a bath with a couple who was traveling with us. I think it would have been difficult sharing the bath if we didn't know the other guests. Breakfast was served a little later than we're used to (9 am), but coffee and other snacks were always available. (Loved the plate of cookies outside our room and fridge/coffee on the second floor.) The bed was very comfortable. The TV was a little quirky (multiple remotes were a little confusing). The innkeeper was very good about sending us easy-to-follow directions on how to enter the building when we arrived. The location is also great. We were able to walk to a number of restaurants. Some are just a few blocks away, but we are walkers, so we were fine walking across the river( a little over a mile) to other restaurants and bars. We will definitely come back although I'd go with the in-room bath next time.

Great hospitality

3.6 on November 04, 2015

Beautiful house, very warm and inviting. The owner is very gracious. Some of the beds have very soft mattresses so if you have any back issues ask for rooms with a firm mattress.

a great place to stay for ND home game weekends

4.0 on October 05, 2015

We had gone to South Bend for a ND football game and were pleasantly surprised by how convenient Innisfree was to campus. Our rooms were very comfortable and we enjoyed visiting with some of the other guests at breakfast. Breakfast both mornings was also very delightful with plenty of options to choose from. We will definitely stay again if rooms are available on our next trip.

Excellent B & B

5 on August 13, 2015

My family of 4 stayed here in 2 rooms for just 1 night and found this place to be wonderful. The house itself is beautiful, loved the Irish decor, and had everything we needed. The rooms were a good size with a very comfortable bed. The AC was set just right. Big Bathroom for our rooms just down the hall. The place was very clean--no smells! Breakfast Saturday morning was awesome: sausage, egg bake, fruit, and english muffins. We had absolutely no complaints and highly recommend this place!

Home sweet home Innisfree!

4.8 on May 21, 2015


Everything was great.

5 on May 09, 2015

We both had a wonderful time. We both plan to come back as soon as we can.

Lovely Stay

4.0 on May 03, 2015

I recently spent two nights at Innisfree and it was my first experience in a B&B! I attended a Mom's weekend at Notre Dame and decided that my daughter and I could enjoy some downtime together at the B&B. It did not disappoint. We enjoyed the top floor suite, time in the courtyard and time on the front porch! The breakfasts were very good. I liked the top floor suite. My only complaint is that on a somewhat warm weekend in April, the top floor was a little warm. There were fans available, so we made do. Thank you for the lovely stay!

Innisfree B&B Clean, Comfortable and Conveniently Located

4.2 on February 13, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed our stay at the Innisfree B&B on a trip to South Bend. Our room and the Innisfree overall were comfortable and clean. We enjoyed our breakfast of freshly made scrambled eggs, bacon, fruitcup, tomato slices and toast. A variety of muffins was also available. The Innisfree is located close to downtown, about a 10 to 15 minute walk to restaurants and bars. We will stay at the Innisfree again.

Pretty house, Great location, Poor weekday breakfast

2.4 on February 05, 2015

Pros: Great central location in South Bend. - Easy to get to with good parking. - Very pretty home with unique antiques. - Large third floor to accommodate families. Cons: uneven heating (very hot downstairs but cold on third floor). - Odd arrangement of shower/bath but folding screens were available to use for privacy. - No room key available to look the room when you leave - only locked from the inside. - The daybed that one of my children slept on only had blankets & a fitted sheet, no top sheet. - The weekday "continental breakfast" was very disappointing. Partially full or nearly empty cereal containers, plain bagels, hard-boiled eggs, two individual containers of yogurt, two packaged fruit bars, an undercooked coffee cake, and lots of juice boxes. We ended up buying our own breakfast at a grocery store. As another reviewer said, we've had better continental breakfasts at a hotel for much cheaper. Overall the house is pretty & the location is great. I can't speak to the weekend breakfasts so that might be great too. It's the attention to detail that really killed this deal for us. Having sufficient breakfast food available for a family of 5 is what the expectation was. Full cereal containers, more yogurt, more fruit bars, and cream cheese for the bagels would have been a bare minimum. Even store-bought pastries or donuts set out on a nice plate would have elevated the continental breakfast on par with or slightly above a Best Western. Looking at the other reviews, a weekend stay might be great. Try it out. However I would recommend against a weekday stay. Save your money & stay at a hotel.

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Rooms & Rates

Michael Collins Room

Michael Collins Room has its own fireplace with oak trim and tiled hearth. A Queen size bed and sitting area invite you to stay awhile in this formal room. Extensive fretwork decorates this room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Grainne O'Malley Room

Grainne O'Malley Room is historically furnished with a poster queen size bed. With its own sitting area in the turret, it is as cozy and cheerful as it is elegant.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Seamus Room

Seamus Room has its own shower and pedestal sink. An authentic iron bed and century old family heirlooms dominate this room. Overlooks rear and side yards.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Schocklehorne Room

Schocklehorne Room is our largest bedroom area. It has its own bath, with jetted tub, shower and pedestal sink. A king bed with two twins and a daybed, make this a family suite or just for the two of you. Turreted reading room is stocked with novels. Stained glass windows and peaked ceiling adds interest.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location Type

City, Downtown


South Bend, IN (SBN-Michiana Regional) 3 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Notre Dame/St Mary's College, College Football Hall of Fame, East Race waterway on the St. Joseph River, Indiana Center for History, Copshaholm-Oliver Mansion Museum, Studebaker Natrional Museum, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Urban Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Radio, Telephone, Wi-Fi , Spa services down the block

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos

On-site activities

Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Kayaking, Antiquing, Notre Dame, College Football Hall of Fame, Local Colleges, Art and Historical museums, Local baseball team, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Tennis courts, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 4-6p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card will hold your room.
  • Cancellations: 7 days, no refund. 90 days for special event weekends. If rebooked, $25 processing fee.



Cindy Werner

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About the innkeepers

Gardening, Reading, Antiquing

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Full on W/E, Cont. during the week

  • Time Served: Flexilble Times
  • Serving Location: In our gardens when applicable, Breakfast/dining area, Guest room