Innisfree Bed and Breakfast

702 West Colfax , South Bend, 46601 USA (Show map)


VISIT OUR WEB SITE TO EXPERIENCE THE WARMTH OF OUR INN Innisfree, a circa 1890 Queen Anne style architectural treasure, is listed on the National Register of Historic Landmarks. Filled with antiques and family heirlooms, Innisfree exemplifies the gracious comfort of the era in which this magnificent home was built.




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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.3

Great place to stay!

5 on May 24, 2018

My family booked a few rooms recently and it worked out well. Stephanie was great to work with, made us all feel welcome. Definitely would recommend!


4.8 on March 28, 2018

This bed and breakfast was within a 10 minute drive to Notre Dame!!! The innkeeper was excellent at providing all of the details needed to get in if they were not available...stunning home with beautiful,comfy rooms..Quiet neighborhood was a plus!!!

I love the intricate, decorative wood and the history of the place!

4.4 on December 19, 2017

The Inn is lovely! Stephanie was very helpful both before we came via email and during our stay. She answered all questions we had immediately. She made us a delicious, abundant breakfast! I love how it is less than a half mile from some amazing restaurants (like the Fiddler's Hearth).

Long Weekend Getaway

3.8 on November 24, 2017

Overall, a positive stay. Biggest downside is the controlling of temperature between rooms since there is only thermostat that controls the entire house that all guests have access to adjust. Otherwise, Stephanie is very accommodating throughout the entire visit and does what she can make sure everyone enjoys the stay.

Good place to stay during Football Weekends

4.2 on September 27, 2017

Stayed for 2 nights with my father, attending the Notre Dame home opener. Wonderful host, beautiful character home, everything was clean, breakfast food was delicious, many choices. 7-8 minute drive to the Notre Dame Campus.

Our first Bed and Breakfast stay

4.8 on September 26, 2017

The owner of Innisfree was extremely friendly, warm and welcoming! There was an incredible amount of charm and the house had a wonderful Irish feeling. This was our first time at a B&B and my wife and I were not disappointed. While we don't have other B&B experiences to compare this against, we were very happy with our time there and would strongly recommend Innisfree!

A treasure of a house

3.8 on September 21, 2017

What a treat to find such hospitality and architectural interest for the second night of our cross-country road trip. Stephanie is so willing to share her knowledge and enthusiasm about this historic house. She is an excellent steward. She also suggested a restaurant within walking distance that complete suited us - an Irish pub called Fiddler's Hearth, with excellent food, beer, and a jam session going on.

Victorian and Wonderful

4.4 on August 21, 2017

We had a great stay at Innisfree. They truly left the lights on for as we arrived late. Our room was comfortable and the owner was available to make sure we were comfortable. We spent 4 nights and found it very convenient to drive to and from ND and downtown restaurants. Stephanie is a very good host. We will for sure stay there again..

Lovely home and hostess, breakfast okay

3.0 on August 02, 2017

Stephanie very lovely, helpful with restaurant and attractions information. Beautiful and well maintained home. Location very nice and central to downtown. Accessibility after hours very good. Breakfast served was pre-made quiche, fruit, yogurt, raisin bread, chicken sausage - nothing special. Seating at 9:00 was late for my schedule. Social hour not offered. Toiletries provided were family style - not individual sized. Price was reasonable except for charge for extra guests (same room). $25 per extra per night pricey for the simple meal. Would stay again for only two people and plan breakfast out.

Innkeeper Response
We're glad you chose to stay with us for your visit to South Bend. We hope the next time you visit you can let us know if you need breakfast at another time - we are generally quite flexible if we know your needs. We keep complementary individual sized shampoo and soap available in all bathrooms. We do charge an extra person fee of $25/night, but that is common in B&Bs. The room rate is for double-occupancy. Additional people beyond the first two are charged a discounted rate for the stay in the room as well as breakfast. There are lovely places to eat around here. I can recommend some places (even for breakfast) if that is what you are in the mood for!

- Stephanie (innkeeper)


4.8 on July 19, 2017

Charming vintage B&B. Wonderful, relaxing home to stay in. Friendly owner. Would definitely use this B&B again.

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Rooms & Rates

Yeats Room

Shared bathroom in hall The Yeats, decorated in a soothing pallet of white on white with touches of blue is an enchanting, comfortable room with double bed and sitting area by the windows looking out on to the trees and fern-filled side yard. We think he would have found inspiration here. William Butler Yeats was born in Dublin in 1865 and died in 1939. He was a dramatist, prose writer and one of the greatest English language Irish poets of the 20th century. Yeats received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1923. His poem, ?The Lake Isle of Innisfree,? inspired the naming of this B & B.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 Double

Lahey Room

Shared bathroom on hall The Lahey Room is decorated with an eye toward cozy comfort, featuring a queen size bed, and a view of the trees past an ornamental balcony. The room was named by the inn's founders in memory of Dr. Mary Anne Lahey, a dear friend to many. Dr. Lahey was a modern day hero whose passion for life was a true inspiration.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 Queen

O'Malley Room

Shared bathroom in hall The Grainnie O?Malley is a delightful room historically decorated with a queen size 4-poster bed and charming sitting area in the turret...a cheerful yet elegant space in which to while your time away. The room is named after Grainnie O?Malley, or Grace, who was born in County Mayo in the year 1530, and is known in Irish culture as the ?Pirate Queen.? It is said that when she was a little girl, she wanted to accompany her father on one of his trips at sea, but he said she could not because she was a girl. She cut off her hair, donned boy?s clothes, and was known thereafter as Grainnie Mhael, or Grainnie the bald! A woman before her time, she led fleets of ships during battles with the British.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Seamus Room

Bathroom en suite The Seamus room is a real delight, decorated with period wallpaper and heirlooms. Featuring its own bathroom facilities and views of the patio and garden, this lovely room will bring you back again and again! This quiet inspirational room is named Seamus, Irish for James. Seamus Heaney was one of the finest Irish poets since W. B. Yeats. The oldest of nine children, Seamus was born in County Derry and has countless poems and writings to his credit.

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

Michael Collins Room

Bathroom en suite Original oak trimmed fireplace and a tiled hearth welcome you to the Michael Collins room. Extensive fretwork, adjoining private bath with original claw foot tub, queen size bed and a cozy sitting area invite you to relax and stay awhile in this gorgeous room. The room was named for the Irish legend Michael Collins. Micael O Coileain, aka Michael Collins, is regarded as one of history?s most intriguing and mysterious figures. The charismatic Irish rebel led Ireland?s fight for independence from Britain. In his very controversial role as IRA leader, he was indeed the man who made modern Ireland possible. Though Collins is seen as hero to some and rogue to others, his name is still in the hearts and minds of those with a love of Irish history.

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

Schocklehorne Suite

Private bath The Schockelhorne Suite features a private bath with pedestal sink, jetted tub and separate shower. With the third floor all to yourself, you will enjoy a turreted reading nook, private sitting room, stained glass windows and bookcases filled with fun books to read. Two twin beds, a daybed (with additional pull-out bed) and a sumptuous king size bed make this suite a great choice for a family getaway, or the perfect hiding place for just the two of you. Schockelhorne is an endearing Irish term for a matchmaker/chaperone/marriage broker. In the movie ?The Quiet Man,? set in the town of ?Innisfree,? schockelhorne Michaleen O?Flynn (Barry Fitzgerald) kept Sean Thorton (John Wayne) and Mary Kate Danaher (Maureen O?Hara) in line while they were courting. A copy of this movie is in every room for your viewing pleasure.

  • Maximum Capacity: 7
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

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Location Type



South Bend, IN (SBN-Michiana Regional) 4 miles

Directions to property:

Exit airport. At the traffic circle, take the 3rd exit onto US-20 Business E/Lincoln Way W. for 3 miles. Turn right onto Charles Martin Sr. Dr. After 0.3 miles, turn left onto W. Colfax Ave. Innisfree Bed & Breakfast will be on the right.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Notre Dame/St Mary's College, College Football Hall of Fame, East Race waterway on the St. Joseph River, Indiana Center for History, Copshaholm-Oliver Mansion Museum, Studebaker Natrional Museum, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Movie library, Parking, Radio, Telephone, VCR, Walk to mass transit , Spa services down the block

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Kayaking, Antiquing, Notre Dame, College Football Hall of Fame, Local Colleges, Art and Historical museums, Local baseball team, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 16:00 - 19:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions



Stephanie Mirza and Mahan Mirza

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About the innkeepers

Travelers ourselves, what better way to identify with our guests than to host them in our beautiful historic home!

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  • Time Served: 9:00 a.m.
  • Serving Location: In our gardens when applicable, Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian We can accommodate dietary requests, such as Kosher, with advance notice.