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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
4.0 on June 29, 2014
We had a great midweek getaway. The breakfasts were detailed and exquisite.
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!
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.
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
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!
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
4.8 on April 04, 2014
My wife and I were looking to getaway from the Chicago area, and the Songbird Prairie B&B was perfect! From just north of Chicago we made it down in about an hour and a half and were welcomed to the beautiful home and our amazing room. The hospitality, the room, and the breakfast were all perfect. We enjoyed the songbirds surrounding the sun-filled breakfast room each morning. And Valparaiso providing for nice excursions and offered some terrific restaurants. Highly recommended!
5 on March 23, 2014
It all starts as soon as you are greeted at the door,where we were welcomed by the owners who run the home.The ambiance of the living room that leads to the dining area is just so eloquent.The view from the dining room offers an overlook of wooded areas with many species of birds that will come up to give you a photo opp while they feed. We stayed in the Bluebird room which was absolutely beautiful,warm and cozy,with the Kingsized bed,fireplace,heated tile floors in the bathroom and double whirlpool bath for two.It was so quiet,peaceful and all so private!The following morning we came down to breakfast where Barb was cooking an amazing breakfast for us that included Belgium waffles with fresh strawberries,blueberries and other fruit along with gourmet coffee and fresh orange juice,(among other food items),all served on a beautiful table setting with delightful service from Barb herself and her husband Efrain.What wonderful people they are!Anyways,this Bed and Breakfast far exceeded any expectations and we cannot wait to go back there.Five Star for sure.
4.8 on March 04, 2014
We enjoyed our stay immensely! Barbara is very nice and cares about each resident. It is a great comfy feel without feeling crowded by other residents. We still felt the romance and seclusion in our room and at breakfast! The facilities were GREAT ...everything was clean and lovely. I am not a bird person. but it was so peaceful and fun to watch the birds while enjoying breakfast. Her food is unique and yummy. We really enjoyed the soaked pear. It would've been nice to have light sodas in the guest fridge (e.g. Sprite/Ginger Ale). Other than that it was a great escape and we will be back.
South Bend, IN (SBN-Michiana Regional)
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
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
Bed and Breakfast
CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Internet Service , oversized Egyptian towels, bath salts, Robes available
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
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
Barbara & Efrain Rivera
3 course hot
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian
French toast souffle moist in the middle yet crusty on the top accompanied with bacon and sausage or ham and seasonal garnish.