Thyme for Bed

12567 W. 185th Ave. , Lowell, IN 46356-9455 USA (Show map)


Thyme For Bed is a monolithic dome situated on 10 acres of rolling farmland in NW Indiana. We are in a secluded location, but 20 minutes from shopping and an hour south of Chicago. We have 3 themed guest rooms, two common/living areas and a dining area that can seat ten. A full breakfast is included and we can accommodate special dietary needs (with advance notice). In Northwest Indiana you will find many different festivals in the local communities. Summer Market in Hobart, Cedar Lake Summerfest,the Grape Ecape Wine Festival in Munster, A Touch of Dutch Festival in Demotte, and many more exciting events to keep you busy. We are also located near Balmoral Park (Crete,Il), Fair Oaks Farm, the Albanese Candy Factory., and Deep River Water Park. There is a little something for everyone, even antiquing! And of course you can opt to stay at the B&B to relax and enjoy the peacefulness of our home.



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

Never been happier to hear the words "Thyme for Bed"!

5 on July 26, 2017

My fiance and I stayed at Thyme for bed after a long international flight through Chicago and had a wonderful time! We were initially curious about the place because of the dome architecture but found that there was so much more to enjoy. Crystal gave us a tour of the entire dome and each of the exquisitely decorated rooms. She also made a delicious breakfast and was willing to serve it late due to our jet lag. She even went out of her way to include turkey bacon with the meal since we do not eat pork. I would highly recommend a visit to Thyme for Bed.

Thyme for Bed

4.8 on June 20, 2017

The room was nice and the innkeepers were awesome already planning my next stay :).

Great getaway

5 on May 09, 2017

Crystal and Bill were wonderful hosts. They were so engaging and accommodating.

Cary Toth

4.4 on April 01, 2017

We have stayed here many a times. We love this place. It's a short get away from home that I would love to go to every weekend. We haven't been there since the new owners took over. (We logged a free night stay.) But, I think it will be better. Exreamly queit since it's all concrete.


5 on March 24, 2017

We sure enjoyed our stay at Thyme for Bed in Lowell, IN. The owners were great and it was a unique house and a nice location. We'll definitely be back again! Outstanding!

What a great find!

5 on February 27, 2017

I stayed here while traveling on business and I am so glad that I tried it. If you are looking for a place to get away from all of the chain hotels and enjoy some peace and quiet then this is your place. The room was spacious and very clean and I felt like I was at home. I was so impressed that I decided to stay another night later in the week during my travels.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your wonderful review. It was great having you visit our Bed and Breakfast. Hope we see you again soon.

- Crystal and Bill Britzman (innkeeper)

Unique and impressive

5 on January 06, 2016

This unique B&B is wonderful. The information on the dome is quite unique and interesting. The rooms are comfy, breakfast is delicious, and the innkeeper is a wonderful hostess. We brought our granddaughter, who also enjoyed the stay.

Great stay

5 on April 20, 2015

We had never stayed at a bed and breakfast before. We are so glad this was our first experience. Great secluded location, great food, awesome hospitality and overall great stay.

Just what the doctor ordered

5 on August 21, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Great room, great food and awesome architecture. Thank you!!!

Dome House is a must-see and a must-stay!

5 on August 17, 2014

We had a wonderful stay at Thyme for Bed. Sherryl is a most gracious host. The building and grounds are beautiful inside and out. The food was fantastic-- and gluten-free was available. (still dreaming about the brownies!) We had planned on only staying one night, but extended for two. We are already planning our next trip back. Make sure you call directly; you won't regret it!

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Rooms & Rates

Pheasant Room

Rustic room with custom wood canopy bed. Pheasant decor. Electric fireplace, TV and a full private bath.

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

Victoria Room

Victorian era decor including a Victrola phonograph. Room has an electric fireplace, TV and a full private bath.

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

In Your Dreams

Our master suite has a king bed with power base, gas fireplace, jacuzzi and walk-in shower.

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

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Location Type

10 acres, Countryside, Rural, Secluded, Small town


Indianapolis, IN (IND) 120 miles

Area Attractions

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

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Conference Rooms, Fridge, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Parking , 10 acres

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching

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  • Check In:: 4-8 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit Card deposit of 50%
  • Cancellations: 48 hours prior notice, otherwise credit card will be charged 50%
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Crystal and William Britzman

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

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  • Time Served: 8am-10am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten Free

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