Murphy Guest House Bed and Breakfast

112 So. Division St. , Bristol, 46507 USA (Show map)


Located in the heart of Bristol,Indiana, our 1875 home reflects the romantic charm and character of the Victorian Era. 3 beautifully appointed rooms all with luxurious beds and linens, a private bath, and a sitting area, overlook our ever changing gardens. Each morning awaken to the aroma of a candlelight gourmet breakfast, with lavender bread and lemon curd a signature treat. Enjoy the library with cable TV, a DVD player, stereo, books, and games, or utilize the house-wide wireless Internet service. Complimentary hot water for tea, cookies, snacks, cold beverages are always available. Bicycles are available for touring the area. Bristol is conveniently located off of the Indiana toll road and is close and easy access to Notre Dame, Amish Country, wonderful St. Joseph river for canoeing, kayaking, and fishing, golf courses, Bonneville Mill for hiking and cross-country skiing,and the new "biggest in the country" farmers market. Massages and meals in Amish homes are also available by reservation. The Bristol Opera House is famous for it's live plays and musicals, and only a block away. We have many packages available or you can spend your time just relaxing and reading a book either outside by the gardens and fountain, or inside in the library or your room. We have a wonderful setting for small weddings, whether inside or outside, anniversary parties, showers, and small business meetings. In-house catering is available. Isn't time you treat yourself to some "YOU" time at the Murphy Guest House? We'll be waiting for you.



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Onsite Dining5.0


5 on September 08, 2015

Beautiful B&B in heart of Amish country! Innkeeper Ann made our stay so personalized and welcoming. We felt like we were "home". Impeccably clean. Delicious food. Couldn't have asked for more! Will definiett be back!

One of the Best B&B Experiences We Have Had

5 on September 05, 2015

We went to Indiana to make the Heritage Trail Tour and see the Quilt Gardens. Murphy Guest House was centrally located and that was the reason we chose it. Our stay there was wonderful. Ann is an outstanding hostess. The B&B is lovely, the gardens are beautiful and Ann's culinary skills are fabulous. She even arranged for us to have dinner with a local Amish family and that was the highlight of our trip. We left feeling like we had spent a week with our best friend. Ann's attention to detail is perfection. We highly recommend her guest house and her hospitality.

Afternoon Tea at Murphy's

5 on April 25, 2015

Was looking for a place to have a tea party to celebrate a dear friends 93rd birthday. I was given Murphy's Guest House number by another friend who had a luncheon there in the past. Wow! Was so glad I called. The experience was one we are still talking about. I have been to alot of tea houses all over the states and can tell you the food served here was the best. The atmosphere was so cozy and intimate. Beautiful centerpiece and candles, and the china was absolutely gorgeous. I can't say enough wonderful things about Ann and her assistant Lori. What delightful gals! We have all determined we will be going back for another tea. Once again, the food was delish! Hats off to the Murphy Guest House!

Innkeeper Response
I am so glad you ladies enjoyed yourselves so much. My ultimate goal is that you have a wonderful experience. Your 93 year old birthday girl was as cute as can be and you would never suspect she turned 93. Thank you again for the kind words and hopefully we will be able to do it again sometime. Ann


5 on October 15, 2014

We came to Indiana for one reason only. To see Notre Dame play football. If we ever go back, there will be two reasons why we go back. The other would be Murphy's. Ann was a very gracious hostess. As soon as you enter you can feel the warmth of the house. Very neat place to stay. Our first night there and Ann came up to turn our beds down with TWO mints on each pillow for my wife and I :) As great as that was, then we came down for breakfast. I am not going to even try to describe how great it was. You will have to go and find out yourself. Ann, thank you very much for making our trip twice as good as it could have been. Dave and Liz

Fantastic B&B

5 on August 20, 2014

We just ended our second stay with Ann at Murphy's Guest House. Ann again presented us with a gourmet breakfast. She is a very gracious host pointing out local sites to see. The rooms are upstairs. They are spacious and clean. The home is furnished in period furniture. The garden has multiple rose bushes and many other perennials. Very relaxing to just sit and enjoy the colors with a cup of coffee or tea.

A Second Wedding anniversary that I will never forget!

5 on October 06, 2013

We were looking for something close to home to do for our anniversary. We stumbled across Murphy's. I can't wait to go back. In a world where the little things have gone away Ann makes sure she includes them. We felt like family. The breakfast, the room, the welcome tray, everything was above and beyond what we could have ever imagined it would be.

We felt very pampered!

5 on September 04, 2013

Evening dessert and hot tea. Chocolates on pillows - pitcher of cold water at bedside. Ice cream treats available in small refrig. Welcome board outside of room with our names on. Outstanding breakfast.

Great B&B

5 on August 30, 2013

Ann was a wonderful host. She was a true asset and guide for the area. The room was beautiful and very clean. The food was amazing.

Murphy Guest House a must!

5 on August 28, 2013

Everything was amazing! Not one detail was missed. Ann made us feel like royalty. The food was gourmet and out of this world. 5 stars!


5 on August 28, 2013

Wonderful B&B with an exceptional hostess!

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Location Type

Amish Country, Indiana Toll Road Exit, Near Notre Dame, Shipshewana, Goshen College, Bonneville Mill, Small town


South Bend, IN (SBN-Michiana Regional) 35 miles

Directions to property:

Located just 2 miles south of the Indiana/Michigan border. We are about 3 minutes from the Toll Road. Take exit 101 off of the Indiana Toll road. At State Road 15 turn Left. Go to the stop light and turn R. Go to the stop light and turn Left. We are the first house on the left. Parking at the side of the house. We are 4 miles north of the intersection of State Road 15 and US 20. We are approx. 2 hours east of Chicago.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Historical interests, Movie Theater, National/State parks, University of Notre Dame, Performing Theater

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Air conditioning, BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Conference Rooms, DVD Player, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Bicycles

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 4 to 6 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No We are not suitable for children under 12 years old
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No An excellent pet motel is located 2 blocks away
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A credit card is required to confirm a reservation.
  • Cancellations: A full room rate is charged for cancellations made less than 7 days from reserved date.



Ann Andre

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About the innkeepers

Gardening, Cooking, Baking, Entertaining, Travel, Town enhancement. I love people and learning about them.

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Candlelight Gourmet

  • Time Served: 9:00 A.M.
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Lavender Bread with Lemon Curd and Devonshire Crm/
Lavender Bread made with dried lavender flowers. Served sliced so lemon curd or devonshire cream can be added. Every food item is homemade