Oliver Inn Bed & Breakfast

630 W Washington Street , South Bend, IN 46601-1444 USA (Show map)
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About

This lovely Victorian 25 room mansion was built for entertaining. The lower level contains a dining room with original Waterford crystal sconces and a butler's pantry with complimentary refreshments. Also available is a large and cozy library with one of seven fireplaces, and a baby grand piano. Guests may choose from one of eight beautifully decorated guest rooms, some with fireplaces, private balcony, claw foot tubs, marble sinks or Jacuzzi. Lovely landscaped one acre estate with lawn swings, gardens, gazebo and fountains. The Bavarian style Carriage House is an architectural gem, totally unique to the area and has been newly renovated into a two bedroom, two bath suite. We have gift certificates available in any amount, or for one of our packages. The most popular package is "3 Mansions in 1 Trip" which includes dinner at the Studebaker Mansion (Tippecanoe Place) right next door.

Reviews

Overall
4.7

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

Excellent B&B

4.8 on October 18, 2017

Great food, extremely welcoming and kind hosts, beautiful home and grounds! We had a very pleasant stay and would highly recommend the Oliver Inn. It was a sleepy, rainy, fall weekend in South Bend, and we loved our peaceful and relaxing stay at the Oliver Inn.


2nd time going and not the last!

5 on September 07, 2017

I love this place so much. It's a great get away and experience. Im not sure if I want to change rooms since the last one was my favorite! Alice and Tom are wonderful people!


Oliver Inn

4.8 on July 25, 2017

The Oliver Inn is a beautiful B & B. The house is full of history and gorgeous details. The innkeepers, Alice and Tom, were very accommodating. Alice stocked the Butler's Pantry with freshly baked goodies throughout our visit. The Inn location was perfect for our visit to Notre Dame University.


Great old house, wonderful innkeepers

5 on May 10, 2017

Tom and Alice made us feel at home instantly.They looked after our every wish. The house is wonderful and welcoming. We will call them first for our next trip to South Bend.


Great place for a weekend getaway! Highly recommend!

5 on May 05, 2017

Loved the super comfy beds. Every breakfast was delicious. Enjoyed hot tea and fresh cookies each night. Perfect relaxing atmosphere for a quick getaway!


Nicely done.

3.4 on April 29, 2017

Stayed here for a distance wedding and owners were very nice and accommodating. Lovely old house - with emphasis on old and antique-filled.


Outstanding service friendliness and very accommodating

5 on April 20, 2017

The Oliver inn is an icredibke property with friendly and accommodating hosts and staff. We appreciated so much them inviting our children who live in south Bend to join us for breakfast. We will be returning to South Bend many times over the years to visit our new grandson and The Oliver Inn will always be our first choice. Thank you again. Rob.


Awesome

5 on March 27, 2017

The Oliver Inn is definitely the place to stay if you're in South Bend Indiana. The whole atmosphere and comfort was outstanding. Tom and Alice are great hosts, we definitely will be back. Go Spartans :)


Absolutely amazing

5 on March 23, 2017

We continue to stay in this beautiful home multiple times a year if we can. Alice and Tom are fantastic and treat us like family every time we we come to visit. Would highly recommend The Oliver Inn to anyone looking for a romantic retreat or to even just get away for some time. We absolutely love staying here.


A beautiful place to stay at!

4.8 on March 21, 2017

My two children and I loved this beautiful Inn! Everything is very special and done with very much love and care. Lots of collected old items which remind of the good old times and help to imagine how it was many years ago. The room standard is up to date though, everything is very clean, the shower was very modern and we felt like home. Thank You Alice and Tom!


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Rooms & Rates

The Carriage House

If you would like to add an additional layer of seclusion, then our 1912 Bavarian Tudor-Style Carriage House Retreat will become your private chateau. This second floor suite is situated at the back of our property. Inside, this charming Victorian era haven has been professionally renovated to provide all the luxuries our most discerning guests seek, including a marble jetted shower, 2 person whirlpool tub, living room with 46" LED TV and a full kitchen. Painstaking measures were taken to retain the vintage charm in this 2 bedroom, 2 bath sanctuary. The large living room opens to a secluded, screened in veranda that is ideal for taking in a warm evening breeze over a glass of wine.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath

The James Oliver

Large suite with King sized bed with "Doctor's Choice" mattress and ?Comphy Company? sheets, and features original curved glass windows, hardwood floors, gas fireplace, 39" LCD Television, CD clock radio with ipod/iphone dock, and large private bathroom with 2 person airpool tub, heated floor, :H20 Kinetic" rainfall shower head, and heated towel bar.

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

The Knute Rockne

King sized four poster bed with "Doctors Choice" mattress, "Comphy Company" sheets, beautifully restored hardwood floors, electric fireplace, CD clock radio with ipod/iphone dock, 32" LCD TV, private bathroom with large clawfoot tub (with rainfall shower head), and original marble sink. Private second floor balcony available only to its occupants.

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

The Clem Studebaker

A beautiful large suite with King sized bed with "Doctors Choice" mattress, "Comphy Company" sheets, gas fireplace, a CD clock radio with iPod/iPhone dock, 40" LCD TV, and a wonderful view of Tippecanoe Place. (Studebaker mansion) The private bathroom is equipped with original clawfoot tub and a heated towel bar. The large enclosed shower features a rainfall shower head, two body sprays, and a handheld shower.

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

The Tippecanoe

This room has a Queen size "pencil post" bed with "Doctors Choice" mattress and "Comphy Company" sheets, and features a private dressing room, an electric fireplace, 32" LCD TV, and a large private bathroom with double airpool tub, and heated towel bar.

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

Gertrudes Dressing Room

Gertrude?s room is one of the most popular rooms in the Inn. The popularity of this room is driven, in most part, by the private bath featuring a large 2 person whirlpool tub, and separate shower. This room was once the ?private sewing room? for Gertrude Oliver Cunningham. Three doors covered in beveled mirrors form the area where Gertrude had her dresses fitted. This room has a Queen sized bed with "Doctor's Choice" mattress, "Comphy Company" sheets and a 26" LED TV.

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

Schuyler Colfax

This bright and sunny room has 2 large corner windows with window seats offering a panoramic view of the gardens. This room Features a Queen sized bed, 32" LCD TV, and Tub/Shower in bathroom.

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

Vincent Bendix

This lovely room is one of the brightest with its three large windows and sunny southern exposure with views of the Carriage House and gardens. This room still contains the original pewter Queen Victoria sconces. This room features a Queen sized bed, CD/Clock Radio, 32? LCD TV and Tub/Shower in bathroom.

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

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Location

Location Type

90 miles from Chicago, 3 hours from Detroit, 30 minutes from Amish country, Downtown

Airport

South Bend, IN (SBN-Michiana Regional) 3 miles

Directions to property:

Exit 77 off Indiana Toll Road (#80/90), South on #31, right on Washington

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Notre Dame University, 400 Antigue dealers nearby, Copshaholm House Museum, Tippecanoe Restaurant, Studebaker National Museum, College Football Hall of Fame, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Private entrance, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi , On one acre estate w/carriage house, trees & garde

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 PM-7:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Smoking permitted outside only.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited No pool or video games
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required occassionally, must make prior arrangements
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night minimum weekends, May-October, football weekends, etc.
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: first night's stay; full payment football weekends
  • Cancellations: 14 day cancellation policy. A refund is returnable if your cancellation is given 14 days or more prior to booking date. This policy applies to any shortening of stay or later date arrivals.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Tom & Alice Erlandson

Languages spoken

English

About the innkeepers

Alice has owned and operated her own catering businees for 20 years. Tom left the corporate community to become an innkeeper.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Notify in advance.


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