South Bend, IN 

The Oliver Inn Bed and Breakfast

630 West Washington Street
South Bend, IN 46601-1444 US
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Rates: $140 to $339
Total Rooms: 10
Overall Rating: 5 hearts (1 review)


Circa 1886. This stately Queen Anne Victorian sits amid 30 towering maples and was once home to Josephine Oliver Ford, daughter of James Oliver, of chilled plow fame. Located in South Bend's historic district, this inn offers a comfortable library and nine inviting guest rooms, some with built-in fireplaces or double Jacuzzis. The inn is within walking distance of downtown and is next door to the Tippecanoe Restaurant in the Studebaker Mansion.Location: City/Urban, Lake Michigan (35 miles) and Chicago (90 miles).


Rooms & Rates

Rates: $140 to $339
Payment types accepted include American Express, Master Card, Discover, Visa and Travelers Checks.
Rooms: This property has 10 total guest accommodations, 8 with private bath, 6 with fireplaces, 4 with whirlpools, 4 total suites, including 2 two-bedroom suites, 1 guest house and 1 conference room.
The types of beds available include King and Queen.


Minimum Stay Requirements: Two nights on weekends June 1-Oct. 30, all holidays and special events
Cancellation: 14 days
Pets: Pets Allowed and With prior arrangement only. Restricted to specific rooms. Must contact inn directly.
Smoking: Smoke Free Property.

Services & Amenities

Meals Included in Rates: Breakfast and Snacks/Refreshments.
Types of meals: Early Coffee/Tea, Full Breakfast, Full Gourmet Breakfast, Vegetarian Breakfast, Snacks/Refreshments, Catering Service, Restaurant off Premises and Adjacent to Tippecanoe Place Restaurant.
Amenities In Room: Air Conditioning, Modem Hook-Up, Cable TV, Reading Lamps, CD Player, Ceiling Fans, Central Air, Clock Radio, Telephone, Television, Data Ports, Turn-Down Service, Desk, Fireplace, DVD, Hair Dryer, Bathrobes, Bath Amenities, Wireless Internet Access, Iron/Ironing Board and several with double whirlpool tubs.
Amenities On Site: Library, Parlor Games, PC, Phone, Fax, Fireplace, Limited Handicap Access, Television, Gift Shop, DVD and baby grand with computer disk system.
Business Traveler Amenities: Desk, Television, Modem Connection, Internet Access, Wireless Internet Access, FAX On-site, Iron/Ironing Board, Hair Dryer, Daily Newspapers, Flexible Cancellation and Flexible Check in/out Times.

Spa Services

On-Site Spa Services: Massages.
Spa Packages: Girlfriends Getaway
Off-Site Spa Services Available


Events Hosted: Family Reunions, Seminars, Meetings, Weddings and Romantic Getaways.
Other Activities: Antiquing, Art Galleries, Beaches, Bicycling, Canoeing/Kayaking, Fishing, Golf, Hiking, Live Theater, Museums, Parks, Shopping (Local Crafts), Skiing Cross Country, Sports Events, Major College, Tennis, Water Sports, Wineries, fine dining, Amish country and Notre Dame.

Recommended Restaurant(s)

Tippecanoe Place, LaSalle Grill, The Carriage House.

Historic Interest

Historic Awards: National Register (Applied), National Register (Granted), Local Register (Applied), Local Register (Granted), National Historical Site (Applied), National Historical Site (Granted), City Historical Site (Applied) and City Historical Site (Granted).
Historic Memberships: Local Historical Society and City Historical Society.
Historic sites nearby: Studebaker car collection (1 block), Oliver mansion (1 block), University of Notre Dame (3 miles)

Romantic Interest

Luxurious amenities, fireplaces, live piano music and candlelight breakfast, double whirlpool tubs, lawn swings, gazebo with swing