The Oliver Inn
630 W. Washington St.
South Bend, IN 46601

574-232-4545
888-697-4466
574-288-9788
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Price Range: $85 - $329

The Victorian romance of The Oliver Inn Bed & Breakfast reflects the lives and times of South Bend's most famous families, the Studebakers (wagons & automobiles) and the Olivers (the world-famous Oliver Chilled Plow and tractors). While Clem Studebaker was busy in August of 1880 building the foundation for his castle/home, "Tippecanoe Place", James Oliver acquired the adjoining property. Here he built a spacious 10,000 sq. ft. "Queen Anne" style home and had it gifted along with its one acre grounds to his daughter, Josephine Oliver Ford, for "$1.00 and LOVE."
Accommodations
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 with computerized piano disk system. Guests may choose from one of nine large and beautifully decorated guest rooms, some with fireplaces, private balcony, claw foot tubs, marble sinks or Jacuzzi, all but two with private baths. The Bavarian style Carriage House is an archetectural gem, totally unique to the area and has been newly renovated into a two bedroom, two bath suite.
Breakfast
Oliver Inn guests enjoy a full gourmet candlelight breakfast each morning in our dining room, in front of the fireplace.
Of Special Interest
Relax on our one acre, beatifully manicured estate, complete with gardens, lawn swings, a gazedo, and fountain.
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#1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in South Bend
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Charming Old Inn
"My wife and I stayed here for two nights to attend the home football opener at Notre Dame. Alice and Tom were our hosts at this mid-eighteenth century house. Our room was small as was the bathroom...read more"
written Sep 26, 2022 by tommyb602
Great Stay!
"What a fabulous place. It starts with Alice who is a wonderful host. She welcomed me with fresh homemade cookies and a tour of the B&B. My room was perfect and had everything I needed. Breakfast on...read more"
written Sep 25, 2022 by 513tomj
Relaxing time in historical setting
"Everything was both comfortable and special at the same time. Neigborhood is very cool with restaurants and museums within walking distance. Alice and Tom are great hostsó very helpful yet respecting...read more"
written Aug 28, 2022 by jdp346
MEETING / BANQUET FACILITIES
FLOWER GARDEN
OFF-STREET PARKING
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
HISTORIC BUILDING
PRIVATE BALCONY / PATIO
ROBES IN ROOM
FRESH CUT FLOWERS
INTERNET CONNECTION AVAILABLE
PETS ALLOWED
GIFT STORE
BOOK / VIDEO LIBRARY
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www.oliverinn.com