Thyme for Bed

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

Peace, and Deliciousness!

5 on March 21, 2018

Bill and Crystal are wonderful hosts at this very unique B &B on the outskirts of town. After going to Cedar Lake for dinner, we returned and stargazed at the clear sky. Before breakfast we enjoyed a cup of coffee off the 2nd floor balcony overlooking the willow tree. Breakfast was filling with homemade scones, yogurt, an egg dish, potatoes, and bacon. A great getaway for our 17th wedding anniversary!

Awesome B&B!!

4.8 on January 21, 2018

We just got back from Thyme for bed and absolutely loved it!! Cool, comfy and a delicious breakfast. We will definitely be back!! Thank you!!

Loved our Stay

5 on January 14, 2018

Our hosts, Bill and Krystal, were wonderful! Lovely place to stay! Amazing food!!! Super clean and comfortable! I feel like we made friends and have a lovely place to stay again! Highly recommend¿¿

Thyme for a break

5 on November 03, 2017

We were traveling to Chicago from Missouri and decided go just a little out of the way on trip there after finding this B&B. We are so glad we found this place! Quiet B&B is in a country setting, so peaceful from the big city that we were headed to. Crystal greeted us and gave us a tour as well as the history of this unique building. We chatted with her and William before heading to town. We stayed in the Victoria Room. The room was beautifully decorated and the bed was extremely comfortable. I wasn't sure about breakfast as one of us is a very picky eater, but Crystal adjusted her cooking accordingly and created two different breakfasts to satisfy us both; going above and beyond what we expected. Breakfast was delicious, and we hated to have to leave.

Unique Experience

5 on August 31, 2017

Enjoyed country solitude. Great Breakfast with adequate amounts for a man. Enjoyed Christian fellowship with Cystal and Bill. Highly Recommmend. The Lindells

I'd go there again!

4.8 on August 25, 2017

This was our first time staying here and we loved it! Bill and Crystal were very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our time and would definitely come again!

The hosts are incredibly accommodating, the breakfasts are divine - and catered to your diet needs. This is such a unique spot in an area with few choices to stay. It's well worth the extra cost over a hotel to have a good experience. I have stayed here twice with my family and will be back.

4.2 on August 01, 2017

The hosts are incredibly accommodating, and the space is so fun and unique. The breakfasts are divine and catered to your dietary needs – dutch baby pancakes, fresh made scones, frittata, hand pressed coffee. We are vegetarian and were completely spoiled by the food. Beds are very comfy too. This is such a unique spot in an area with few lodging options. It's well worth the extra cost over a hotel to have a good experience. I have stayed here twice with my family and will be back.

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 in every way!

5 on June 07, 2017

Our stay was more than we imagined in the best way. The place is unique and offers something out of the morm. The food was absolutely amazing! Super happy and will definitely go back.

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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

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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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