At Home In The Woods Bed and Breakfast

898 N 350 E , Chesterton, IN 46304 USA (Show map)


Make yourself at home in this unique, 3 bedroom, northwoods decorated b&b on 5 wooded acres, minutes from the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Each room is beautifully decorated in a national park theme. Sit in our wonderful sunlit great room and read a book, bird watch or spot some deer and turkey. In the lower level you can enjoy the big screen tv or play a game of bumper pool or darts. You can even enjoy your favorite book while sitting for a spell in our hot sauna. Connect with nature by strolling thru our 4 acres of walking trails.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Wonderful stay

4.6 on January 21, 2018

This was a much needed relaxing night. The unique room was clean, provided with flamess candles, robes, and the cheese platter we ordered was just killer made by Viki. The 24 hr beverage station was charming. The breakfast vikki made was top notch. Viki and Scott made breakfast wonderful with small talk about the outdoors and their adventures. Will be coming back!

Rustic with luxury

4.6 on April 24, 2017

The home of Scott and Vicky has very much a rustic feel to it but has all the luxury you expect for a luxurious getaway. All the rooms are thoughtfully designed and the garden and wooded areas are very well kept. The cooking is top notch as well.


5 on March 21, 2017

We went for our 9th anniversary. The breakfast was delicious along with great conversation. Scott and Victoria were very helpful; recommending places to go visit and restaurants to try. We had the best time. Our stay was so peaceful and friendly. We have recommended "At Home in the Woods" to our family and friends. We will be back.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for staying with us! We enjoyed your company and conversations during breakfast.

- Scott (innkeeper)

An outstanding outting and experience

5 on May 28, 2016

My wife and I were looking for a B&B so that I could recharge. And we found it here! I loved the whole atmosphere and the way we were treated like family. I recommend it to anyone who needs to get away and seeks relaxation.

Wonderful experience!

5 on March 07, 2016

Our stay here was exceptional. We are from the area, and we were just looking for a nice, surreal setting where we could relax and enjoy each others company. At home in the woods completely delivered. I was in contact early on with Scott, regarding bringing in some items for our room for my husbands birthday, and he was more than helpful. Victoria allowed me in the room early to set up the items. The room was wonderful. We were in the smokey mountain lodge, it was in the basement, and was beautiful and clean. Our room was PERFECT upon arrival. Candles were glowing all throughout, the chocolate covered strawberries were deliciously awaiting us. We enjoyed the wonderful hot tub on the patio, listening to all the sounds of the woods at night. Breakfast was stunning. Victoria had the table set with a Victorian vibe, with metal chargers and china. There was a beautiful fresh fruit plate awaiting our arrival, which was accompanied by fresh bread and jam. Our yummy breakfast was a combination of a quiche composed of veggies, churizo , and a delicate crust, paired with Victoria's famous hashbrowns. I have not a bad thing to say about our visit, and we will most definitely be returning. Victoria and Scott have a diamond in the rough with their stunning location and beautiful home. Thank you for such a wonderful and special experience!!

One of the Best Bed and Breakfasts Around

4.0 on February 25, 2016

Truly a home away from home. Great Amenities and Hospitality. Scott and Victoria are a special couple. There is nothing you could possibly need or want, they think of everything!! Breakfast was absolutely delicious and served on a beautifuly decorated table. We also enjoyed conversation with the other guests. We definately will be back in the near future. Thank you for a wonderful stay, Scott and Victoria. Ben and Denise

Incredible Getaway!

5 on December 21, 2015

Definitely a 5 star destination! Scott and Victoria were great to work with setting up a surprise weekend, and from the moment we walked in, their hospitality and service were impeccable. The facility was gorgeous, and the food was magnificent. I would definitely encourage you to dine at the house, Victoria is a great chef! We could not have asked for a better place to celebrate our anniversary.

Great Weekend Getaway

4.8 on October 09, 2015

My girlfriend and myself were looking to get away from the city for the weekend and decided the Indiana Dunes would be a great trip. Stayed here on Friday night and the experience was great! Scott and Victoria were so kind and helpful when we arrived. The place was very nice and secluded, plus each room was very private. Once we were settled and Victoria showed us around, she let us be until we saw her at breakfast the next morning, which was phenomenal! Overall, I would suggest this to anyone looking for a quiet, romantic getaway to the Dunes for the weekend.

A delightful getaway location!

4.6 on August 15, 2015

I stayed overnight en route to Chicago and was delighted by the secluded and picturesque surroundings and really enjoyed the innkeepers' hospitality. If I drive that way again I'll certainly try to pay another visit.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks! We are glad you enjoyed your stay.

- Scott (innkeeper)

Fabulous Hospitality

5 on June 01, 2015

Scott and Victoria were probably the best inn keepers we've ever had (we stay at B&Bs often). They were friendly and very helpful when it came to dinner and hiking suggestions. They've a lovely home and you can tell they take pride in all the little details. Victoria is a wonderful cook so breakfast was superb. The garden is beautiful. We didn't get to enjoy the hammock or various seating areas because it rained, but we walked through before we left to enjoy the beauty. We definitely plan to return.

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Rooms & Rates

Grand Canyon Room

The Grand Canyon room is beautifully decorated in a southwest theme. Enjoy the fireplace as you cozy-up on the queen size bed draped with an authentic blanket from an Arizona Indian Reservation. Room amenities include the following; 2- person heated whirlpool tub, cable television, dvd player, and alarm clock -compact disc player. The views from this room are wonderful.

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

Nightly Rate: $129 - $129

Rocky Mountain Room

The Rocky Mountain National Park is featured in this room. The heated corner whirlpool tub is surrounded by a wall of river rock and tile resembling the canyon walls of Big Thompson Canyon. The fireplace was made from field stones found on the property and can be enjoyed from the whirlpool tub and while lying in bed. The sealy posturpedic queen bed is covered with a beautiful handmade quilt. The views of the woods from this room can almost guarantee sightings of our many resident deer.

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

Nightly Rate: $145 - $145

Smoky Mountain Room

You'll want to lounge in bed longer while enjoying the romance of the fireplace. Over-sized chairs provide for reading and relaxing or wildlife viewing right from your room. Our steam shower elevates your shower experience.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $159 - $159

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Location Type

Woods, Countryside, Secluded, Small town, Wine country


South Bend, IN (SBN-Michiana Regional) 50 miles

Directions to property:

I90 0r I94 to Rt.49 south. After 2 miles turn left at CR 1100 N to CR 150 E. Turn right and continue thru round-about To CR 1050 N. Turn left and continue for 2 miles. Look for blue sign on your left that says "camping". Just after that is CR 350 E. Turn Right. Continue under I 90 bridge to 898 N. 350 E.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Sports venue, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Homestay

On-site amenities

Billiards, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Parking, Pool, Spa, Telephone, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , Outdoor firepit and fireplace, Swmming pool, Hiking trails, Several outdoor sitting areas, Fruit trees and bushes on property, Wildlife viewing

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, Sauna, TV, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Billiards, Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Hiking trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 5-7pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking allowed in parking area
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night minimum for Rocky Mountain room on the weekends.
  • Accepted payments Other
  • Deposit Amount Required: One nights deposit for 1-3 days. 50% deposit for 4 or more nights and special events/packages.
  • Cancellations: Reservations made 14 days or less prior to arrival will be charged in full and are non-refundable. If notification of a cancellation is received at least (14) days prior to the arrival date (30 days notice for certain packages, events and the month of October), the deposit is refundable less $35.00 cancellation fee per room.
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Scott & Victoria Phillips

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About the innkeepers

We like conoeing, hiking, camping. I love to play soccer. My wife loves to cook. We love meeting new people.

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  • Time Served: 7-10
  • Serving Location: Deck, Private table, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten free, Vegan

Signature Dish

Peaches & Cream French Toast Casserole

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Special Package

Frequent Stay Programs

Returning guests receive 10% off a night's room rate.

Sweethearts Packages

Lillypad ($45 extra charge) Tabor Hill Bland de Blanc (Michigan) Champagne and 1/2 dozen roses. The Riverbank($15 extra charge) Chocolate Covered Strawberries Pinetree Forest ($70 extra charge) Rosemount Brut (Australia) Champagne and 1/2 dozen roses. The Oakleaf($90 extra charge) Iron Horse Brut (California) Champagne, box of chocolates, and 1 dozen roses. Sassafras ($130 extra charge) Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Brut (France) Champagne, fruit and cheese basket, and 1 dozen roses.

Romance Packages

($300 extra charge) Dom Perigon Brut (France) Champagne, two keepsake champagne glasses, fruit and cheese basket, box of chocolates, and 1 dozen roses.

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