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Songbird Prairie B&B

Valparaiso, IN 46385 USA (Show map)
4.8
184 Reviews
$219 - $269
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About

In 2012, named by Midwest Living Travel Magazine as "One of Our 25 Favorite B&Bs" for May/June and in 2011 Named one of Midwest Living's "30 Favorite Midwest B&Bs" 2010 Midwest Living "Out and About Chicago" 2009 winner from "Best of" BedAndBreakfast as the "Best in the Midwest" based on guest reviews Named as one of the top 25 "Best Undiscovered Incredibly Romantic Inns" by BedAndBreakfast Recipient of the coveted "2008 Top 10 Romantic Inns" award from American Historic Inns, Inc. Named “One of the 20 Perfect Summer Getaways for 2008” by Travel & Leisure Magazine Winner of the 2004 and 2008 and 2011 "Hotel of the Year" for the Casual Coast of Indiana as selected by the Porter County Tourism Your hosts Barbara and Efrain Rivera welcome you to Northwest Indiana. Songbird Prairie is located on 6 wooded acres in the Great Lakes Region, close to Chicago and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. We offer songbird theme guest rooms with classic Ethan Allen furnishings, private baths with a soothing Jacuzzi or Ultra Bath for two and warming Fireplaces. Woodland gardens and trails surround this newly constructed Federal Style home. We look forward to serving you.

Rooms & Rates

Cardinal Suite

This suite is steeped in American tradition. Vintage oak furniture is surrounded by warm shades of crimson and black, reflecting the same regal pride a Indiana's state bird, the cardinal. Enjoy a warming fireplace and a Jacuzzi whirlpool for two. Relax with a panoramic view of the woods as you kick back on the king size bed dressed with fine linens.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Warbler Suite

The gilded shades of the Warbler complement rich mahogany furnishings. Tones of burnished olive and glowing chestnut nestle you in classic romance. You can curl up far away from Jack Frost, in our Mahogany Ethan Allen sleigh bed and cuddle in front of the warming Fireplace or slip into the bubbling Jacuzzi for two as you view the fields of this country setting. European linens, use of luxurious robes, slippers and bath salts.

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

Bluebird Suite

As you open the double doors of the Bluebird Suite, showcased are Ethan Allen's British Classics king size bed and Armoire. The tropical warmth of mahogany is enveloped in walls of vaporous blue splashed with coral accents. As you are swept away to relax, you may even imagine youselves in the islands of the carribean! . Enjoy a warming Fireplace in winter and Ultra Bath whirlpool for two with the relaxing and soothing benefits of chromotherapy, Italian linens, towels, use of luxurious robes, slippers and bath salts.

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

Purplefinch Suite

Palm prints with stripes features a damask tropical leaf pattern in refreshing coral shades. Island-inspired fabrics are smartly finished with coconut trimming. Luxury details include beautiful hand-painted decorative pillows in the Purplefinch Suite. Turn on your Fireplace in winter conveniently from your bed. The reminiscent bathroom highlights bead board walls, hexagon floor, French towels, use of luxurious robes, slippers, bath salts, and two-person Ultra Bath whirlpool with the relaxing and soothing benefits of Chromotherapy.

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

Robin Suite

The voluptuous decor of Tuscany style surrounds you in Italian comfort. Townhouse Ethan Allen King sized bed. Robin egg blue ceiling with clouds accented/browns & paprika from Eastern Accents. Curl up in front of the warming Fireplace or slip into the bubbling Ultra Bath whirlpool for two with the relaxing and soothing comfort of chromotherapy as you view the fields of this country setting. Luxurious Italian linens, use of luxurious robes, slippers and bath salts.

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

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Reviews

Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.9

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184 Reviews

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Beautiful

5 on August 25, 2014

Barb and Ef, I can't thank you enough for your kind hospitality and graciousness in my stay on 8/20. Your home is so beautiful and the surroundings are unparelled anywhere.


"Paradise"

5 on August 15, 2014

Songbird Prairie B&B,is such a wonderful place! My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at Songbird Prairie and was blown away on how beautiful EVERYTHING was. Our host Barbra and Efrain went over and beyond making us feel welcomed and at home in this tranquil and calming paradise. The breakfast was delicious and something you would receive at a 5 star restaurant. Thank you Barbra and Efrain for making our anniversary one to remember! We will be BACK! Your truly, The Jacksons


Our Favoite B & B!

5 on July 29, 2014

We just came back from another wonderfully relaxing week-end at our favorite B & B! We visit with Barb and Efrain at least two times/year, if not more, because each time we come back it's like coming back to a warm and inviting home. Their hospitality, beautiful rooms and delicious breakfasts are just a few of the many reasons we love to return each time. The name, Songbird, is a very fitting description of their lovely B & B. While you eat breakfast in their beautiful four season room, you will see a wide variety of songbirds. They have bird feeders and microphones positioned near the windows, so you not only get to see the beautiful birds, but hear them as well! We can't wait to come back in the fall, in hopes that the "spa" room will be complete! Jami & Jim


Great stay...can't wait to go back

4.0 on July 08, 2014

My husband and I stayed at Songbird for our anniversary and had a wonderful stay. We found the B&B due to a Groupon and couldn't be happier with how it turned out. The entire place was comfortable and relaxing and the breakfasts were excellent. My husband isn't huge into the idea of B&Bs but the atmosphere was so relaxing that by the first morning he was asking when we could come again! We have already recommended my in-laws check this out and can't wait to go back ourselves.


Great weekday getaway

4.0 on June 29, 2014

We had a great midweek getaway. The breakfasts were detailed and exquisite.


A delight for the senses!

5 on June 25, 2014

I recently had the pleasure of meeting a friend half way between Wisconsin and Michigan and stayed at the Songbird Prairie. It was a wonderful experience for me and I plan to return with my mother and other friends in the future as I am eager to be able to share my experience. The home is a beautiful extension of Barbara and Efrain's attention to detail. It is well appointed without making you feel uncomfortable.The property is carefully tended. I felt very much at ease and welcomed. We stayed in the Bluebird Suite. It was beyond my expectations as to comfort quality and comfort. I plan to bring my Mom to stay in the Purplefinch Suite. Each room is unique and so well done. The highlight of my stay was being lavished on through Barbara's culinary gifting and creativity expressed in the presentation of her breakfasts! Each morning was full of delights for my senses. Plates were arranged and garnished with fresh herbs from the garden. I was wowed by the extra special touches and thought put into each of them while enjoying the variety and activity of the many birds that visited the feeders stationed just outside the windows. I would not hesitate for a moment to recommend this B&B! I went away refreshed and renewed in body and with an uplifted spirit!


Great 2 Day Getaway

5 on June 23, 2014

Barbara is a wonderful host and keeps everything immaculate. The Cardinal room was fantastic! Breakfast was very tasty and it's fun to watch and listen to the birds feeding right outside the windows of the dining area. Valparaiso is a great town with many choices of restaurants. My wife was really impressed with the local yarn shop, Sheep's Clothing. The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is fun for hiking and is less than 1/2 hour's drive from Songbird Prairie.


Most Relaxing Experience

5 on June 19, 2014

Songbird was a great experience. We had the best host, Barbara, that made sure we were happy, and relaxed. The outdoors were quiet, and my wife and I finished up on some books while listening to all the birds. I highly recommend this to anyone looking to get away from the city life, and enjoy tranquility. - Ricky


Most Relaxing and Cleanest B&B!

5 on May 12, 2014

We have stayed at Songbird Prairie twice and have been extremely happy and refreshed. Barb and Efrain are wonderful hosts. Everywhere you look, from your room to the common areas, there are beautiful personal touches. It is like staying in someone's beautiful home. The bed linens are luxurious. Songbird is very, very clean and I really appreciate that when I stay anywhere. Barb's gourmet breakfast is really something to look forward to, not only for how good the food is, but also for the lovely way it is served. It is amazing how many birds you see when you sit in the breakfast room and Barb can name them for you by sight or sound. Spending a couple of days at Songbird Pairie is a very relaxing experience and you leave refreshed and pampered!


Amazing!

4.8 on April 06, 2014

Song bird Prairie B&B is very cozy, comfortable, beautiful and very clean. Great place for a wonderful getaway. Breakfast was outstanding and a master piece


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Location

Location Type

Countryside

Airport

South Bend, IN (SBN-Michiana Regional)

Directions to property:

Heading west on 80-94 to Rt 49 head south then west on Rt 30 to 600 West turn south to Songbird Prairie. Chicago O'Hare and Midway next closest airports

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Lake, National/State parks, Nature area, Deep River Water Park, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Star Plaza Theatre, Taltree Arboretum, Valparaiso University, Outlet Stores

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Internet Service , oversized Egyptian towels, bath salts, Robes available

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Videos

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Taltree Arboretum/gardens, Dunes National Lakeshore, Chicago Street/Memorial House Theatres, Valparaiso University, Raddison Star Theatre, Albansese Chocolate Factory, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4:00pm-6:00pm
  • Check Out:: 10:30am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: special event weekends may require 2 night stay
  • Deposit Amount Required: first night of your stay is required at time of reservation
  • Cancellations: We must have 10 days notice to cancel or a full room rate will be charged. If room is rented refund is less $30.00 processing fee.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Barbara & Efrain Rivera

Languages spoken

English

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Meals

Breakfast

3 course hot

  • Serving Location: Sunroom or formal dining room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

Touche' Souffle
French toast souffle moist in the middle yet crusty on the top accompanied with bacon and sausage or ham and seasonal garnish.


Details

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174 North 600 West , Valparaiso, IN 46385 USA (Show map)

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