The Inn at Irwin Gardens

608 5th Street , Columbus, IN 47201 USA (Show map)


THE INN AT IRWIN GARDENS offers guests a rare opportunity to experience early 20th century luxury life while enjoying contemporary amenities. This magnificent home exemplifies the best in human craftsmanship, while the gardens display a taste of the beauty of God's creation. Share the grandeur of The Inn at Irwin Gardens with someone you love. This bed and breakfast style Inn is in the heart of Columbus, Indiana, a city well known for its unique character and extensive display of modern architecture.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Wonderful place to stay

4.6 on September 17, 2018

This home was gorgeous. Very clean and wonderful service. I thought they were a little overpriced for the area. But wonderful place to stay.

Beautiful inn and Brittany is so wonderful!

5 on September 11, 2018

Must stay.

Great Place to Stay

5 on September 11, 2018

Service was excellent. Inn and gardens were beautiful. Food was tasty. Great location right in the middle of amazing architecture. Very walkable town.

September Overnight

5 on September 09, 2018

The inn and gardens are amazing! Such history and a beautiful place to spend the night. The breakfast was delicious.

Inn at Irwin Gardens experience

5 on September 05, 2018

Very pleasant inn. The staff were knowledgeable and helpful. Breakfast was delicious. I used the spa and found their staff excellent.


5 on September 03, 2018

Thanks for a great stay. Everything exceeded expectations.

Plan to linger here!

4.8 on August 28, 2018

You will not want to just spend the night - our room was so comfortable and the grounds so inviting you will want to not only walk in them but to linger with a cup of tea or glass of wine provided by your hostess and enjoy their beauty. Though there is also much to see in the city - this is part of the historic experience not to be missed.


5 on August 22, 2018

Can’t be better. Early 20th century charm everywhere. Ann and Britney where so kind, accommodating and helpful with us. We traveled with our 3 year old and had no issues. Will definitely come back. Columbus is a magic town and staying at the inn is the best way to visit it .

Great place to stay!

5 on August 21, 2018

We really enjoyed our stay here! The staff was wonderful and it is a beautiful place to spend a night.

Review one night stay

4.4 on August 19, 2018

The Inn was a wonderful place to stay. It was charming and the service was excellent.

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Rooms & Rates

Joseph Irwin Room

This large corner room has ample space for a comfortable seating area as well as a burl walnut empire style bedroom set with king bed. The massive windows give view to the First Christian Church, designed by Eliel Saarinen. The private bathroom has a vintage bath/shower combination.

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

Elsie Sweeney Room

This large corner room has ample space for a comfortable seating area as well as a full mahogany bedroom set with king bed. The massive windows give view to the First Christian Church, designed by Eliel Saarinen. The private bathroom has a vintage bath/shower combination.

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

Clementine Tangeman Suite

This four-room suite includes a large parlor, king bed private bath with shower, bedroom, kitchenette, and sunroom. The parlor can accommodate a conference table for small business gatherings or more sleeping space for additional guests. Please let us know how we can meet your needs.

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

JI and Xenia Miller Suite

This “Jack & Jill” suite has two sleeping rooms that share a common private bath. It’s ideal for two couples traveling together or a family with one or two mature children. Both rooms enjoy a view of the I.M. Pei designed library and court yard and the Eliel Saarinen designed First Christian Church. One room boasts a round copper clad bay window for optimal views and a queen bed, while the other has a king bed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

WG Irwin Suite

In this ultra private offering, you’ll have the extraordinary third floor to yourself. Nearly the entire suite is finished with ornately detailed quarter-sawn white oak paneling with tapestries above. The parlor has a limestone fireplace and an amazing birds-eye view of the entire Gardens. There is a generous changing room with lots of built-in cabinetry. The bathroom boasts perhaps the most unique wrap-around shower imaginable in the early 1900’s… complete with a skylight!

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

Check Dates


Location Type

An hour from Indy, Louisville and Cincinnati, Downtown, Small town


Indianapolis, IN (IND) 40 miles

Directions to property:

From Indianapolis head south on Interstate 65. Exit 68 to Columbus. 46 East over the bridge and past the courthouse. Left at Franklin. Right on 5th street. House is on the left just beyond the library. 608 5th Street.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, Outlet Stores, Religious Services, Tours, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Spa

On-site amenities

Air conditioning, Board games, Fireplace, Fridge, Library, Piano, Spa, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Spa facilities

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 4:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Contact Innkeeper if under 10.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other
  • Deposit Amount Required: We only require deposits for our events.



Brittany Snowden

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

We love running the Bed and Breakfast for the owners, it is a opportunity of a lifetime. My favorite part is meeting people from all over the world and learning about their travels.

Check Dates




  • Time Served: 8:00-9:30
  • Serving Location: Veranda/gardens, Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten-free