The Oliver Inn
The Oliver Inn, located in South Bend, Indiana, is a regal three-story Victorian mansion. The Inn is situated on an acre of beautifully manicured grounds filled with angelic statuary, fountains, beds of colorful flowers, and plush lawns with rows of Adirondack chairs positioned under 100 year old Maple trees. A vine covered gazebo shades a bench in the lush garden.
Arriving guest are treated to a tour of the ground floor common areas and rooms luxurious in the grand manner of bygone days. The parlor and formal dining rooms are beautifully decorated in Queen Anne style with antique furniture of the period, floor to ceiling drapery, soft Victorian lamps, fine art, and fireplaces. The elegant breakfast room is furnished with a grand piano and the Inn provides live music each morning for their breakfast guests.
The Oliver Inn accommodations consist of seven guest rooms, the Josephine Ford Suite, and the Carriage House Retreat. This special suite of rooms is on the second floor of the carriage house and has two bedrooms, two baths, a full kitchen, and is separate from the main house. The Carriage House Retreat has a comfortable living room equipped with a full entertainment system. The elegant bathroom shower is vintage marble and the double indoor whirlpool tub offers the ultimate in a indulgent spa experience. Off the living room is a secluded screened veranda overlooking the garden and is the perfect place to enjoy a private glass of wine.
On the second floor of the Oliver Inn is the Josephine Ford Suite, consisting of two newly remodeled bedrooms with a shared bathroom. The bathroom is charming with its vintage marble sink and an inviting deep claw foot bathtub. The larger of the two bedrooms is the Garden View Room, which is equipped with an electric fireplace, queen size bed, writing desk, and a spectacular view of the tranquil garden below.
Each of the seven guest rooms are beautifully decorated with Queen Anne era furnishings and have a private bath. The king or queen size beds are triple sheeted with down comforters. Most guest rooms have either a gas or electric fireplace and a breathtaking view of the one acre estate. The room amenities are cable television, free wireless internet, CD alarm clocks, DVD player, hair dryer, plush bathrobes and towels, ambient sound machines, and air conditioning. Enjoy the dark mint chocolates from a local South Bend Chocolate Company, compliments of the Oliver Inn.
The Oliver Inn is famous for their elaborate candlelight breakfast served to guest with live piano music in the elegant breakfast room. A sumptuous gourmet breakfast of fresh brewed coffee or tea, fresh seasonal fruit, freshly baked breads and pastries, and a hot entrée, is complimentary. The Oliver Inn will professionally host and cater private events like indoor or outdoor lunches, formal teas, or dinner parties. The formal dining room can accommodate 25 diners. The lovely serene grounds create the perfect atmosphere for a private party, birthday, or small wedding.