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Songbird Prairie B&B

174 North 600 West , Valparaiso, IN 46385 USA (Show map)
4.8
175 Reviews
$219 - $269
per night

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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

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

Nightly Rate: $219/$199

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

Nightly Rate: $219/$199

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

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

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
  • Services4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.9

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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


A wonderful getaway!

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!


Pleasantry at it's finest!

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.


Superb Songbird!!

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.


Cozy!

5 on February 11, 2014

We were really impressed with the cleanliness of the rooms. The photos on the web do not do the rooms justice. They are very cozy (and romantic!). We stayed in the PurpleFinch Suite. It has the BEST Jacuzzi tub. It was so nice sipping tea and relaxing in the tub. The property is very well kept. The owners clearly take a lot of pride in their B&B. Breakfast was great - and chef/restaurant quality. Since we stayed during the winter months, we didn't tour the property. The bare trees did however afford us the opportunity for some great bird watching during breakfast! We will definitely be back.


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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

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

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, Dunes National Lakeshore, Chicago Street/Memorial House Theatres, Albansese Chocolate Factory, Taltree Arboretum/gardens, Raddison Star Theatre, Valparaiso University, 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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