Shirley's Bed and Breakfast

5870 Norwaldo Avenue Broad Ripple Area, Indianapolis, IN 46220 USA (Show map)


Located in the Indianapolis' "hidden gem" neighborhood of Canterbury Park village, just south of hip & popular Broad Ripple Village, you won’t find a B&B in the area with more satisfying local hospitality. And, this B&B is Business Traveler friendly as well!!! Our B&B is Your Hoosier Home!℠ away from (your own) home, with close proximity to food/entertainment, sports/cultural venues, Big box & locally-owned retailers, area colleges (Butler, IUPUI, Marian, Ivy Tech, etc.) and downtown Indy. Your Hoosier Home!℠ is filled with decor from various parts of the world, thanks to international travel by your host, Shirley, and your breakfast cuisine is both delicious and healthy. In fact, homemade breakfast at Your Hoosier Home!℠, by itself, is reason enough to choose this B&B, hands down. While staying with us at Your Hoosier Home!℠, you'll enjoy your host, Shirley's radiant and friendly smile, wonderful cooking and as little or as much conversation on the gamut of topics ranging from current local/national/world news to international travel experiences to the latest on our local professional sports franchises or NCAA tournaments, to major convention shows taking place, same as a primer in horticulture, food herbology (word borrowed from JK Rawling's Harry Potter literary works), and healthy nutrition from this expert and local thought leader in the discipline and craft.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

The bed was very comfortable

5 on December 14, 2016

I stayed at Shirley's for a brief time--I got into town much later than anticipated due to work obligations. The time that I was there though however, was lovely. The bed was very comfortable, the linens were nice and crisp, the room was very clean and breakfast was wonderful. I slept very well, and I really needed it! I would highly recommend reserving this B&B if you are looking for a special place to stay. Thanks again, Shirley.

Friendly and homey.

4.0 on September 26, 2016

Shirley is very friendly and her house is very homely. Thanks Shirley for letting us use your place for filming.

Wonderful Stay

4.6 on September 24, 2015

My mother and I had a wonderful time during our two night stay at Shirley's B & B. Shirley is a gracious hostess and we enjoyed many interesting conversations. Breakfasts were delicious and plentiful. I look forward to returning in November.

Perfect Indy 500 Vacation

5 on May 29, 2015

We had a wonderful 4-night stay at Shirley’s B&B. A beautiful room, beautiful gardens, terrific breakfasts and wonderful hostess. The neighborhood and nearby walking trails were great, and the Broad Ripple Farmers Market was awesome. Shirley’s was the perfect place for our Indy 500 vacation!

NCAA Weekend

3.6 on April 14, 2015

My husband and I had a wonderful time at Ms. Shirley B&B during the NCAA tournament weekend and the Easter Brunch that was provided; a pleasant surprise. She shared some great recipes that will be repeated for our future guests. Very pleasant and will come back if possible!!

Excellent Stay

5 on July 08, 2014

My wife and I are B&B people and are always looking for a great place to stay in the cities and areas of the country we visit. Stayed at Shirley's on a trip through Indy and were very satisfied with our stay. Comfortable stay, great breakfast and very warm hospitality. Shirley does B&B right! Definitely would stay again when we're in the area. :-)

excellent b and b experience

5 on November 11, 2013

We really enjoyed staying at Shirley's. She was extremely friendly, and the food was fantastic. I highly recommend!


5 on September 16, 2013

This bed and breakfast is beyond anything you could imagine. Full of history. We felt completely at home. The landscaping and environment is amazing. Acomodations stupendous. The breakfast was absolutely memorable and delicious. Thank you shirley

Great location in Broad Ripple

5 on September 08, 2013

We really enjoyed staying at Shirley's. The location was perfect for our activities in Broad Ripple, and breakfast was more than we could eat! Thank you Shirley!

Definitely A Must Stay

5 on May 08, 2013

Shirley's B&B was the prefect choice for me. Right in the middle of all the best spots in town, quiet serene neighborhood and just 20 minutes from downtown Indy. Home away from home, Shirley takes pride in her beautiful and well kept home and garden. Delicious breakfast and so friendly. I would recommend this B&B to anyone.

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Rooms & Rates

Your Hoosier Home℠ Getaway Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $99 - $109

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Location Type



Indianapolis, IN (IND) 22 miles

Directions to property:,+Indianapolis,+IN+46241/5870+Norwaldo+Avenue,+Indianapolis,+IN/@39.7774111,-86.2879284,12z/am=t/data=!3m1!4b1!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x886ca7001a9cf227:0xf2f3c955cafb28f3!2m2!1d-86.2977052!2d39.7149625!1m5!1m1!1s0x886b524c193715f9:0x52636ed63ccd3526!2m2!1d-86.129731!2d39.86143

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Various places of worship (numerous faith traditions), Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Sports venue, Tours, University, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

On-site amenities

CD player, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Ironing Board, Library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Piano, Radio, Walk to mass transit, Washer/dryer , Sun porch & Waterlily pond

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Copier, Desk, Hairdryer, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, iPhone docking station

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Shopping and a walking trail are nearby, Sight-seeing in Broad Ripple and downtown Indpls

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  • Check In:: Flexible
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • 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: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Cash or PayPal are the preferred methods of payment (you do not need to have a PayPal account). All reservations require a $50 deposit before it is considered confirmed (you will be billed via PayPal for this).
  • Cancellations: Notify at least 48 hours prior to arrival.
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Shirley Vargas

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About the innkeepers

I enjoy gardening and plants as evident by my back yard which is an extension of my home. Also, enjoy reading, people, traveling and good conversation. Willing to be a guide.

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  • Time Served: 07:00-10:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Dining Room (or Sun Porch in warm months), Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian By request at the time of reservation.


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