Old Towne Carmel Bed and Breakfast

521 1st Ave. NW , Carmel, IN 46032 USA (Show map)


Old Towne Carmel Bed and Breakfast is a newly rennovated 100 year old home located within walking distance of Carmel's Arts and Design District. Each guestroom features a private bath, luxurious linens, flat screen HDTV, and individually controlled HVAC. The home is WI-FI accessible. Relax in one of three outdoor sitting areas as well as the inside den with fireplace. A full gourmet breakfast is served daily in addition to early evening appetizers. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, we are certain you will find all the comforts of home and the modern amenities of the finest hotels.



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

Best experience ever!!!

5 on August 01, 2017

I was hesitant about booking a b&b, but everything else was booked. I was pleasantly surprised to find I enjoyed every moment of my stay here! Kelly & Joe have thought of everything, and every hand touched detail made my stay that much more enjoyable. Everything from the giant super soft bath sheet towels, to the incredible hand made breakfast - OUTSTANDING. It was super clean, nicely updated, beautifully decorated, and by far the best hotel/b&b value I have ever seen. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this place! Oh, and it's within walking distance to to downtown Carmel, which is a beautiful little town! Will definitely be returning anytime I'm in town for work or fun!

Crazy to stay elsewhere!

5 on July 17, 2017

We just stayed at this wonderful B&B. Can't imagine why anyone who knows about this would stay anywhere else locally if you had a choice. The home was charming, the food delicious, and the accommodations were very comfortable. Hosts are extremely welcoming and warm, yet are keen to give privacy and space. Lots of complimentary extras (snacks & drinks), free parking, very safe neighborhood, walking distance to nice shops and restaurants in charming part of Carmel, next to lovely Monon trail paved greenway for walking/biking, and everything else of Carmel / North Indy is as close a drive as every other lodging. Hands-down an incredible value for price.

great place! walking distance to Carmel main

4.0 on July 10, 2017

Joe & Kelly were great and the food was lovely. will book again for sure next time I am in need.

Great Stay!

5 on July 06, 2017

Kelly and Joe are great hosts and their property is lovely. The room was incredibly clean and comfortable. I can't imagine that you could find a better breakfast anywhere. The food was amazing and there was plenty of it, including snacks, bakery goods, and drinks in the butler's pantry. Don't hesitate to book a stay at this bed and breakfast; you won't regret your choice!

We'll be back!!!!!

5 on June 26, 2017

This was a GREAT find! Joe and Kelly could not have been more gracious hosts. The location was perfect just a few blocks from the Art and Design District. Breakfast was superb. Room and Home immaculate.

Beyond expectations!

5 on June 05, 2017

Such a treat to stay here for our daughter's graduation from Butler. Kelly and Joe were wonderful hosts and really nice humans, the rooms were exactly as pictured and very clean, the sitting area downstairs with the gas fireplace was a great spot to relax together in the evening, and the breakfasts were extraordinary! They were even able to accommodate our special diet with pizzazz! Many thanks, Kelly and Joe, for making a special weekend even better. - Karen & Mike (Saint Louis) - Lois & Lou (the grandparents from New Orleans)

Excellent Experience!

5 on May 31, 2017

I have visited Indy many times and this was my first visit to Carmel. I definitely will return and stay at this BNB. Absolutely lovely! The room was super comfortable and the food delicious. Joe and Kelly are incredibly kind and welcoming. This BNB is close to a beautiful train that runs the length of Carmel and also is just a few blocks from the Art District, which has great shopping and food. If you want to pop into the city of Indy, you are about 25 minutes away. Very easy and quick drive. Thank you, Joe and Kelly, for such a wonderful stay!

The best place to stay in Indy

5 on March 27, 2017

Every time we visit Indy, we stay at Old Towne BandB. We have stayed here several times and absolutely love it. Great location in a quiet neighborhood, calm walk to restaurants, near the Palladium theatre. Joe and Kelly are superb. We highly recommend.

Love this place!

4.6 on February 20, 2017

We love this inn so much that it is our Go-to place every time we are in Indy. Joe and Kelly are so gracious and friendly. The breakfast is delicious and gourmet, since both of them are professional culinary chefs. They are very accommodating on the time for breakfast in the morning. We always sleep well there. It is off the beaten path from traffic and very quiet at night. At the same time, it is close to many awesome restaurants in Carmel and the Palladium Theatre. The rooms are well furnished and comfy beds. Thank you Joe and Kelly for welcoming us back every time. You are the best place in town!

Perfect night away!

4.8 on January 13, 2017

We've been lucky enough to stay at the Old Towne Carmel B & B twice, and we definitely came back because our first visit was so relaxing. The second night was just as enjoyable as the first - completely calm and luxurious, like the perfect cup of coffee with cream. And, it's in a charming part of town and close to whatever you want to do in the Carmel/Indy area.

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Rooms & Rates

Anna Lynn

King Guestroom

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

Emily Rose

Queen Size Guestroom **Additional Guests may occupy this room with our Aero Bed

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

Grace Laura

Queen Guestroom

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

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Location Type

Downtown, Small town


Indianapolis, IN (IND) 20 miles

Directions to property:

From North side of Indianapolis (I-465): Go north on Meridian Street 4.5 Miles to Rangeline Rd. Turn right (South). Go 1 mile to 5th Street NW and turn right. Go one block to the corner of 5th Street NW and 1st Avenue NW.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Professional Sports, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indoor/Outdoor Shopping Centers, Casino within 90 mile drive, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

On-site amenities

Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Private entrance, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wet bar , outdoor fireplace, cookies, hot tea

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Monon Trail for biking, jogging, roller blading, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 12:00 Noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only outside designated area
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Please contact owner for exceptions
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard
  • Deposit Amount Required: Deposit required for Indianapolis major event weekends.
  • Cancellations: A 14day non-refundable cancellation policy is standard. For Indianapolis area major event weekends, we have a 90 day non-refundable cancellation policy.
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Joe & Kelly Quinn

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

We enjoy meeting new people, traveling, reading, and cooking. We also enjoy the spring and summer months when our passion for gardening is in full bloom.

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  • Time Served: Flexible 7:00-10:00
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Our Breakfast
Begin your breakfast with a fresh fruit yogurt parfait topped with our own homemade granola. French Toast (using our homemade challah bread, soaked in rosemary infused cream with orange zest), is one of our specialties. Shirred eggs are another favorite. Our pastries are made from scratch here at our B and B. We use only the freshest and finest quality ingredients in all of our recipes. Our goal is to serve you a gourmet breakfast that is filling as well as delicious!

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