Bed and Breakfast Indianapolis IN

Indianapolis sits right in the center of Indiana, and is the state’s capital and largest city. It is perhaps most famous for automobile racing as it is home to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway which hosts the famous Indy 500 and Brickyard 400.

Bed and Breakfast Indianapolis IN
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Welcome to Chateau Bourbon, Kentucky's #1 B&B on TripAdvisor! As seen in "Lonely Planet", "Forbes", "Afar Magazine", & "USA Today". At our award-winning inn, you can expect genuine hospitality, impeccable attention to detail and down-home southern charm. Taking standards from traditional 5-star hotels and adding our personal touches, Chateau Bourbon delivers an unforgettable guest experience. Owner/innkeepers Missy & John Hillock take great pride in their property, which they personally designed and constructed in 2015. With every comfort and convenience in mind, they’ve created a space that many guests warmly refer to as “a Pinterest house come to life”. They’ve married the look and feel of a traditional Kentucky estate home with European influences of the French and English cottages they’ve traveled to over the years. And with all the creative bourbon touches, there’s no denying you’re in the bluegrass state. Whether you’re stamping your Kentucky Bourbon Trail passport at area bourbon distilleries, placing a winning wager at historic Churchill Downs, dining at our nationally-recognized restaurants, or exploring the majesty of thoroughbred horse country, Chateau Bourbon is the perfect home-base for your Kentucky adventure. GUESTS RAVE ABOUT OUR...3-course, bourbon-infused breakfasts - Nightly "Sips & Sweets" happy hour - Luxurious beds/bedding - Porch swings, fire pit, and cozy spaces - Impeccable cleanliness - Guest pantry stocked full of drinks/snacks/necessities - Picturesque, walkable neighborhood setting - Discount card for neighborhood restaurants/shops/services - Partnership with the Kentucky Bourbon Trail - Multiple ways to enhance your stay, including private bourbon tastings - Furry, 4-legged innkeepers, Reese & Honey - Warmth & hospitality :) Chateau Bourbon provides an elegant setting for its fun, welcoming atmosphere. With a cocktail in hand, come sit on our porch and let your worries fall by the wayside. Located within the award-winning ‘new urbanist’ community of Norton Commons, you can ‘park & walk’ during your stay with everything you need just beyond our doorstep. You’ll enjoy the locally-owned restaurants & boutiques set amidst the beautiful homes and park-like green spaces. Our east end Louisville location is just 12 miles from downtown, so you’re only minutes from everything the big city has to offer. Whether you’re a bourbon newbie or a self-proclaimed bourbon nerd, we’ve got the experience you’re looking for. Whether it’s discussing the distilling process, sharing a cocktail recipe, or recommending a hard-to find bourbon, you’ll enrich your knowledge by experiencing the tradition of Kentucky bourbon like a local. All 5-star reviews on TripAdvisor, Yelp, & Facebook! Come see what all the fuss is about - We look forward to hosting you!

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Bourbon Manor is conveniently located near the many Bardstown attractions and offers several VIP Bourbon Tour & Tasting Excursion Packages that can be added to an overnight stay. Let us help customize a memorable, stress-free Bourbon Trail Experience of a lifetime. Plan your visit to a place where Bourbon is celebrated year-round - where we sip our Bourbon in grand Southern style. There is something for everyone here, every day of the year: My Old Kentucky Home State Park, My Old Kentucky Dinner Train, Stephen Foster Musical, Historic Trains and Museums, Civil War historical sites such as Abraham Lincoln's birthplace and boyhood home, Abbey of Gethsemani - home to the first Trappist Monks Settlement in the U.S., Kentucky's Wine Trail, and of course, the 12 world-famous Bourbon Distilleries. Bourbon Manor is a Bourbon Lover's Paradise. Enjoy our Bourbon Heritage involving the Brown Family and 2 stately Pre-Civil War Plantation Mansions (Circa 1810 and 1825). The Brown Family started the first commercial bottled Bourbon known as Old Forester, which is now designated the official Bourbon of the Kentucky Derby. Today, the property is an award-winning B&B and the first Bourbon-themed B&B in the World! Enjoy our spacious antique-appointed guest rooms, complete with modern amenities, fine art work, blissful bedding, and beautiful park-like setting. Our onsite Bourbon Bar & Lounge, The Bunghole Bourbon Bar, a 3-level historic tobacco barn, features the best selection of Bourbons in Bardstown - with over 150 Bourbons, Wines, and Crafted Beer. Our Full Country Gourmet Breakfast always includes dessert infused with Bourbon, of course. We also have an onsite Spa for some pampering after a long-day of tours - Couple's Massage is the most frequently requested treatment. We invite you to be our guests! We look forward to seeing you soon! Until then, CHEERS! Todd & Tyler, Owners/Innkeepers

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Originally built in the late 1830s, but magnificently restored. Opening in 2005, In three short years, we were chosen in the Top Ten Best Overall in the US by Bed and Chosen by San Francisco Magazine as the “Place to stay on the Bourbon Trail.” And by Knoxville Magazine as the “destination of choice for the Kentucky Derby.” Our private suites are some of the finest in the world. Each suite tells its own story with the tastefully appointed themed classic movie themes, restored hardwood floors, original oil painting, excellent bedding, etc. And our beautiful Huntsman Chase Guesthouse, built in 2010 is an equine themed 3.5 BR, 3.5BA 2,000+ sq. ft. Southern Living plan that is rented as one unit. (In other words, if you just book the downstairs, no one else can book the upstairs. If you just need 2 bedrooms in the guesthouse, you only pay for 2). In the hustle and bustle of our modern world, we all long for a special place where we can just be, where we feel welcomed and pampered in an unobtrusive way; where beauty and a peaceful atmosphere are synergistically joined. Your search is over for an incredible destination that skillfully combines elegant design, impeccable cleanliness and a gracious tangible sense of calm and welcome. Ground zero for exploring world-class horse farms. (2 Triple Crown winners 5 minutes away!) We are also a home base for exploring the very popular Bourbon Trail. Our guests tell us that they feel they have escaped the world behind the old brick wall of the English courtyard. Our full hot gourmet breakfasts are served fresh from our state-of-the-art kitchen every morning to you, our cherished guests. Whether you want to escape or to explore, we excel in exceeding expectations at A Storybook Inn. “Close to Everything, Worlds apart!”

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The Victorian On Main is a beautiful bed & breakfast located in an 1895 Queen Anne Victorian home. Gracious and comfortable, The Victorian retains historic charm with original details including a parlor, a tower, pocket doors, custom woodwork throughout, three original fireplaces and a unique "keyhole" stained glass window. The great thing about a trip to The Victorian on Main is that you are "home" when you are here. We offer the personal service and hospitality of a bed & breakfast and the modern amenities of a boutique hotel. Our Inn features several charming guest rooms decorated with the perfect mix of antique and modern furniture. While here, you can relax in our parlor, enjoy breakfast in the grand dining room, watch a movie in the living room or lounge on the wrap around porch. Home is not just a stay at our Inn, it is our community. The Victorian on Main is situated in the heart of downtown Fairfield, Illinois. Fairfield is a charming, quintessential American small town. It is anchored by a Town Square with an 1890’s Courthouse that hosts open air concerts and farmers markets in the summer and festivals in the fall. Main Street and the other shopping districts are lined with locally-owned businesses. Spend a day browsing our unique boutiques and savoring the delicious selection of culinary options in Fairfield. We are also conveniently central to many Southern Illinois attractions and activities. Explore the 1,000's of acres of park and recreational space in Fairfield and the surrounding areas. Spend a weekend antiquing in nearly 20,000 square feet of antique mall space near Fairfield. Sip wine at area vineyards or enjoy one of the many seasonal festivals and events. Spend hours exploring museums and historical sites that are sure to interest art and history buffs alike or just enjoy a drive and take in some of our beautiful, rural countryside. There is so much to do when you visit The Victorian on Main. Join us for a day, a weekend or longer and allow The Victorian on Main to be your home away from home when you visit Southern Illinois.

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1851 Historic Maple Hill Manor Bed & Breakfast, Alpaca & Llama Farm, and Manor Cottage Gift, located only minutes from Bardstown - Bourbon Capital of the World and voted America's Most Beautiful Small Town, is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and has been designated a Kentucky Landmark Home due to its historic preservation of Pre-Civil War Mansions. Rediscover historical elegance from an era of refined romance and southern charm with spacious, antique-appointed guest rooms with today's modern amenities, offering large extra padded beds, luxurious linens, flat-screen TVs with Satellite Service, and each with a private bath and custom Gilchrist & Soames toiletries. Our premium rooms include a double Jacuzzi and/or fireplace. Due to the historic nature of the home and the comfort of all guests, smoking is only permitted outside the home. Relax at our peaceful, park-like setting. You will find benches on the front porch, garden chairs, a tree swing for two, and a large patio area with tables, comfortable seating, and chiminea set among ancient maple trees. Stroll our flower gardens with Gazebo, nature reserve, and walking paths. Enjoy interacting and learning about our Alpacas & Llamas. Centrally located on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Voted #1 in the U.S. as the B&B with the “Most Historical Charm” as well as “Best Breakfast in the Southeast” – by Arrington’s B&B Journal AND voted “Kentucky’s Best B&B” by readers of Kentucky Monthly Magazine. We look forward to your visit!

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Explore Bed and Breakfasts in Indianapolis IN

Indiana is a large enough city to offer a wide variety of things to do, an  array of international restaurants and plenty of great shopping.  However, the city is still small enough to not be overwhelming. With a  culture similar to that of the rest of the midwest, you’ll find  friendly, welcoming people, stick-to-your-ribs comfort food and four  distinct seasons where different sides of life in the city can be  experienced.

Bed and breakfasts in Indianapolis, IN span the gamut from old Queen Annes and Victorian homes in historic old Northside to more modern accommodations near downtown. You’ll be close to all of  the attractions the city offers as well as dining and shopping. Bed and breakfasts near Indianapolis,  IN offer the best way to experience the city like a local while staying  in comfortable and unique homes in convenient locations. Read on for  more information about planning your trip to Indianapolis and booking your Indianapolis bed and breakfast.


  • Indianapolis is warm in the summer with highs in the mid 80s through the months of  June, July and August. Winter is similar to that seen in other  Mid-western states. January is the state’s coldest month, when the highs  average in the mid 30s. The best time to visit Indianapolis is in the fall, when weather conditions are most favorable. Summer  temperatures can be too warm for many. Winter temperatures often dip  below freezing and snow can make travel difficult. Spring comes with the  risk of tornadoes and thunderstorms. Therefore, if you have the choice,  plan your trip during fall when temperatures are most comfortable.

  • History

  • Indianapolis has a long and colored history. The area where the city is now located  was originally occupied by the Lenape people of the Delaware nation. The  city of Indianapolis was founded in 1820 soon after European Americans settled in the area.  The city grew quickly owing to its geography. The city is surrounded by  flat, fertile farmland. It’s also located right along the White River  which provided power for the early city. The railroad came in 1847 which  led to Indianapolis becoming a manufacturing and transportation center. The city was made the capital of Indiana in January of 1825 soon after it was founded.

  • Activities

  • Indianapolis is a vibrant city with many different activities available for any type of traveler. Family travelers will appreciate the Indianapolis Zoo or the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, where the interactive exhibits will keep kids of all ages busy for hours.

    The Old Northside Historic District near downtown Indianapolis is home to many of the city’s best bed and breakfasts. If you stay here you’ll appreciate everything that historic Old Northside has to offer such as the Benjamin Harrison Home, the Morris-Butler House and a number of well maintained Victorian-era, Queen Anne and Italianate homes.

    The Indiana Convention Center in downtown brings many travelers to Indianapolis, as does Butler University. Both are within easy reach of dining, shops and entertainment.

    Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indianapolis is the home field of the Indianapolis Colts. Sports fans may want to try and catch a game while visiting Indy. Other large-scale events are sometimes held at the stadium as well. The famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway, is the world's largest sports venue and home to the world-famous Indy 500 auto race. Other races are held there throughout the year.

  • Natural Features

  • Indianapolis sits on the White River and was originally designed as a port city.  However, it became quickly apparent that the river isn’t good for boat  travel other than a short time period in the spring. During other  seasons the river is dotted with small islands and sandbars. The city is  surrounded by flat, fertile agricultural land. However, there are a few  opportunities to enjoy nature. White Water State Park flanks a large  section of the White River, and offers various recreational activities.  Right in town, Eagle Creek Park is the city’s largest park, and a  beautiful place to get out and enjoy nature. Other natural attractions  nearby include Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve, Fern Cliff Nature Preserve  and Cataract Falls.

  • Things to do

  • Most of the best things to do in Indianapolis are located in downtown Indianapolis and the Old Northside neighborhood. In downtown you’ll find the Indiana Convention Center, Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts and the Indiana State Museum. Historic Old Northside is noted for its many well-preserved historic homes, and some of the best bed and breakfasts in Indianapolis. Butler University and the Indiana Convention Center both draw many visitors to town. Those who come for conventions and  university visits will appreciate the convenience of the downtown  location and all of the shopping, dining and things to do around Mile  Square in the center of Indianapolis.

  • Food and Drink

  • Indiana’s  diverse population has led to an equally diverse food scene. You can  try almost any type of food in the city. One of the best places to try a  bit of everything is the Indianapolis City Market, where you’ll find a range of international food stalls spread across a 2-story indoor food court. Indiana’s  traditional cuisine is similar to that of the rest of the Midwest, with  comfort food being the focus. Beef and noodles, or chicken and noodles,  pork tenderloin sandwiches, chili, country fried steak, fried chicken,  biscuits and gravy, and barbecue are all typical menu offerings at the  standard restaurants around Indianapolis.

Bed and Breakfast Indianapolis IN FAQ

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  • Why Stay at a Bed & Breakfast in Indianapolis IN?

    When booking vacation rentals in Indianapolis, Bed and Breakfasts are a wonderful option. Bed and breakfasts are often thought of as an option for a romantic getaway. You’ll certainly find that to be true here, but there are also bed and breakfast options for nearly any type of visitor to Indianapolis. From check-in to check out you’ll appreciate favorable locations near some of the best locations in Indiana. There are bed and breakfasts in downtown Indianapolis and in Old Northside close to attractions like the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, the Indiana Convention Center, Historic Old Northside, and Lucas Oil Stadium. Staying in a bed and breakfast allows you to  experience one-of-a-kind lodging and to benefit from the kindness and friendliness of your innkeepers, who know the area firsthand.

  • What type of amenities can I expect when booking a Bed and Breakfast Indianapolis IN?

    Bed and breakfasts in Indianapolis offer visitors all of the amenities that they need for a wonderful stay. If you need to access technology during your getaway, you’ll have access to free wifi. There’s also air conditioning in most guest rooms. You can expect an en suite bathroom with luxury toiletries. Some properties have jacuzzi tubs and laundry facilities. Each morning, you’ll enjoy a full breakfast,  homemade on site with local ingredients and enjoyed in a dedicated  dining room with other house guests or in some cases, at an off-site  restaurant. You can often request to dine in your guest room if you prefer. Bed and breakfasts offer an experience that is completely unique when compared with other types of vacation rentals.

  • How can I get around Indianapolis IN?

    Indiana’s  nickname is “Crossroads of America” and it’s easy to see why when you  realize how many interstate highways pass through the town. Interstates  65, 69, 70 and 74 all converge in Indiana’s capital. The city has its own international airport, Indianapolis International Airport which is located about 15 minutes from the city  center. From the airport you can take bus #8 to Downtown. Greyhound has a  station right in the middle of the city and Burlington Trailways, which  provides bus service throughout the Midwest, also stops here. Amtrak’s  Cardinal, which transits between Chicago, Washington D.C. and New York  stops in Indianapolis several times a week in each direction. Even though there is a public  bus system, outside downtown you’ll need a car to get around. Rental  cars are available at the airport.

  • What Are the Different Types of B&Bs in Indianapolis IN?

    Indianapolis offers visitors both traditional bed and breakfast options and more modern alternatives to hotels.

    Nestle Inn sits in the Mass Avenue Cultural District, right in the middle of Indianapolis. This modern BnB offers a private bath in every room and no contact, 24-hour self check-in. Rather than offering a classic homemade breakfast, the inn will provide you with a breakfast voucher to use at one of two restaurants adjacent to the property on Mass Ave.

    Offering a completely opposite experience, the Old Northside Bed and Breakfast occupies an 1885 home, and offers a more traditional BnB experience. It’s one of the most romantic bed and breakfasts in Indianapolis, IN. The inn is located in Historic Old Northside, just on the outskirts of downtown. You will be walking distance to many popular attractions including the President Benjamin Harris Home, Morris Butler House, Monument Circle and the Indiana Convention Center. If you are looking for a bed and breakfast with a jacuzzi in Indianapolis, IN, you’ll appreciate that some of the rooms offer large double jacuzzi tubs. Old Northside Bed & Breakfast is also one of the only pet friendly bed and breakfasts in Indianapolis, IN. Pets are allowed in certain rooms.