Mary Helen's Bed, Breakfast & Fine Dining

13296 N. Coonhunters Road , Batesville, IN 47006 USA (Show map)


Mary Helen's is quietly nestled in the countryside just outside Batesville, Indiana, right about in between Indianapolis and Cincinnati. The house is constructed from Floridian cypress logs and native oak from the property. High ceilings and exposed beams are accompanied by beautiful decor. Whether you are looking for a peaceful place for reflection or a romantic getaway - you will find it here. . We are certain you will find our setting most appealing and tranquil. Enjoy a private walk around our 3-acre property to see nature at its best. Relax on the front porch to the sounds of an inviting waterfall or sit by the pond and be mesmerized by the beautiful Koi fish swimming around giant lily pads with an exhilarating water fountain raining down. Our mission is to bring you peace and relaxation, while leaving you with lasting memories. Come visit us soon!

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Innkeepers: Jim & Cindy Bischoff



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Loved every minute!

5 on June 22, 2016

What a great family & great place to rest! Would recommend to anyone!!!

Epic Bed & Breakfast!

5 on May 18, 2016

While on a road trip my sister and I recently stayed at Mary Helen's for our second time in the Leona Jo room. It was just as amazing as the first time we stayed! Comfy bed, tasteful decor, a lovely bathroom complete with all the linens & toiletries, robes, easy chairs & a nice tv set-up, beautiful grounds, a well-stocked tea & coffee stand, amazing breakfast with excellent coffee, and tasty snacks for the trip home.... I can not say enough good things about our experience. Jim and Cindy have devoted so much love and care to every single detail of their beautiful home and it really shows. Their care and keeping of their guests goes above and beyond. We felt loved, pampered, and well-taken care of during our whole stay. We always have a delightful chat with Cindy, it is something that we look forward to. She is a sweetheart and she goes the extra mile to make sure you're comfortable and happy. I would recommend (and have recommended) Mary Helen's to anyone looking for a beautiful, relaxing stay.

perfect get away!

4.4 on August 18, 2015

Decided at the last minute to take an outing for our anniversary and stay at Mary Helens. We had a wonderful stay there. The location if beautifully landscaped and just makes you feel at peace. The flowers, the pond, the fountains were so pretty. My husband and I just loved it there. I wish we would have had more time to stay and enjoy the peace and quiet and enjoy the beauty of God's grace. I would have loved to have had more time to talk with Cindy the innkeeper and gotten to know her better. The room was very cozy. Jacuzzi tub was wonderful. They had a loft area for snacks, drinks and there were even games for the family to play. The breakfast was very nice.

Amazing Place!

5 on July 29, 2015

What an amazing find! Everything was wonderful, from the beautiful house, impeccable grounds and pond, and a breakfast to die for!! We look forward to returning very soon!

Hidden Gem!!

5 on June 29, 2015

This was our second stay at Mary Helen's Place, we stayed in Leona's room. Cindy has such a calming presence and welcoming manner, she makes you feel right at home. Both Cindy and Jim do what they can to make your stay enjoyable, non intrusive but available if you need their assistance. Their restful home is immaculate and Cindy's breakfasts, evening treats and special "for the road" treat are delicious. The story of their home is inspiring. The grounds are gorgeous and so inviting! The Fireflies at night were unbelievable! We hope to be back again! If you want cleanliness, great food, peace and relaxation you cannot go wrong at Mary Helen's!!!

Excellent Bed and Breakfast

5 on May 19, 2015

Mary Helen's is a true gem! Built by the owners themselves, you can see the love and care they put into it. The hosts do everything possible to make your stay comfortable and relaxing. The food is excellent. Everything is well kept and immaculate. Very comfortable and big rooms. The grounds are beautiful. The pond has a swing, some tables and chairs so you can enjoy relaxing outdoors. Highly recommend this B & B!

Superb! I would highly recommend Mary Helen's!

5 on May 04, 2015

We had a beautiful stay at Mary Helen's Bed and Breakast. We arrived exhausted & travel-weary and Cindy just took us under her wing. She showed us where everything was (including tea, coffee, and snacks!) explained how things worked, and took such good care of us that we felt immediately at home. The room, Leona Jo, was just perfect. So posh and cozy all at once. The bed is divine, I slept like a log! Breakfast was delicious. Cindy inquired after our dietary needs or possible allergies, asked what we would like, and when we would like it served. Everything was amazing, waffles with fruit, eggs, sausage, coffee, juice.... my sister had a cough and Cindy made her a delicious tea blend that soothed her throat. I will highly recommend Mary Helen's to anyone I know! Even though we were only there for one night I feel as if we've made friends for life; we had such a lovely long chat on subjects of mutual interest. Mary Helen's is obviously a labor of love and it was a delight to see first hand the care they take of those who stay under their roof. I look forward to returning someday!

Could not think of another place where I would like to stay

5 on February 18, 2015

I was looking for a nice place to go to for Valentine's Day and evidently so was everyone else. I saw that Mary Helen's had a room still available so i jumped on it. For something just by the luck of the draw i could not be more pleased.There is nothing I can say that was bad in any way. The room was beautiful as were the grounds not to mention the company of Jim and Cindy. felt like they were just like old friends, felt like home away from home and we will be returning in the very near future.

Anniversary Stay

4.4 on January 30, 2015

We celebrated our 7th anniversary here. We had a wonderful time and the hosts were super nice and very accommodating! They're place is beautiful and the rooms are kept very nice and clean. A great B&B!


5 on August 27, 2014

We stayed here for two nights immediately after our wedding, and it was indeed outstanding in every way. Cindy and Jim are gracious and meticulous hosts, the house is beautiful, the grounds are beautiful and peaceful, and the food is delicious. We hope to return.

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Rooms & Rates

Leona Jo's

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

Nightly Rate: $110 - $125

Dewey's Outpost

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

Nightly Rate: $95 - $110

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Location Type

Countryside, Small town


Cincinnati, OH (CVG-Cincinnati N. Ky.)

Directions to property:

DIRECTIONS FROM CINCINNATI Take I-74 W Towards Indianapolis Take the IN-229 EXIT 149, toward BATESVILLE/OLDENBURG Turn LEFT onto IN-229. O.2mi Turn LEFT onto IN-46. 1.5 mi Turn RIGHT onto IN-129/N. 1.1 mi Turn RIGHT onto E. BISCHOFF RD/ COUNTY RD 1350N. 0.3 mi Turn LEFT onto N.COONHUNTER RD/COUNTY ROAD 300E. 0.1 mi (first driveway on the left (east) at hillside) DIRECTIONS FROM INDIANAPOLIS I-74 E toward CINCINNATI Take the IN-229 EXIT 149, toward BATESVILLE/OLDENBURG Keep RIGHT at the fork to go on IN-229. 0.1 mi Turn LEFT onto IN-46. 1.5 mi Turn RIGHT onto IN-129/N. 1.1 mi Turn RIGHT onto E. BISCHOFF RD/COUNTY RD 1350N. 0.3 mi Turn LEFT onto N COONHUNTER RD/COUNTY ROAD 300E. 0.1 mi (first driveway on the left (east) at hillside)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ski area, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Desk, Fireplace, Library, Private entrance, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bird watching, Golfing, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Minimum of $50.00 deposit per room for each night or full payment at the time of reservation.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations can cause perdicaments for us. We understand that plans can suddenly change and we want to accommodate you as much as possible. If you cancel fifteen (15) days or more before arrival receive a full refund or a gift certificate. Less than fifteen (15) days you will receive a refund less $50.00.



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  • Time Served: Flexible time
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

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