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The Oliver Inn

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3.5 of 5
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630 West Washington Street, South Bend, IN 46601
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Ranked #1 of 7 South Bend B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
ElizabethTerlep Rockville, Maryland
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely first class B&B! Great value for your money. One of the nicest B&b's I've stayed in. We stayed in the Tippacanoe Room. Nice room with large bathroom and 2 person whirlpool. The room has it all from heated towel rods to robes and more. Great breakfast also! A must stay if your visiting South Bend!

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Rockville, Maryland
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your gracious hospitality in your elegant home. I felt like I was in a 5 star B & B !! I will never get the image out of my head of the distinguished gentleman decked out in his tux playing your baby grand piano....Thanks for all your warmth and care, Betsy Terlep

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful experience. The Oliver Inn is a beautiful Bed and Breakfast. Alice and Tom are gracious hosts who make staying in South Bend a joy. The Studebaker museum is a must see. Make sure you tour the Oliver mansion also. Walk along the street and see all the beautiful houses. The Knute Rockne room was breathtaking with an updated... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

My husband, daughter, and I just drove from South Dakota to North Carolina and back. En route on the return, we stopped for one night at the Oliver Inn, a favorite of ours for the last nine years. What a wonderful respite from the road! It was the perfect way to rest up and relax. A friend of my daughter's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We enjoyed our stay very much. The Tippecanoe room was very comfortable and the bath was excellent. The house is a dream to wander through with beautiful antiques, etc. Breakfast was delicious. Gardens were lovely with sweet places to sit or swing and enjoy the ambiance. Hostess recommended dinner next door at the Studebaker Mansion and that was amazing. We... More 

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Rochester, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed spending two nights in the Oliver Inn recently. The home is beautifully decorated with rooms maintained and cleaned with wonderful detail. Enjoyed a bath in the claw foot bath tub and started the day with a delicious homemade breakfast in the candlelit dining room. Can't wait to see the gardens in the fall!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Beautiful, well maintained property, with lovely gardens worthy of a fairy tale, and a quiet elegant historic house filled with character and whimsical period pieces. Even better then -- the aroma of fresh baked cookies, tarts, popover-like fruit-filled creations, cakes, pies and assorted breakfast wonders -- was the generous and kind welcome from Alice and Tom themselves each day. They... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

First time to South Bend. Oliver house was very clean, host were very friendly and knowledge about where we wanted to visit. Studebaker mansion/restaurant next door was very good. Had seen a few bad reviews about restaurant, don't believe them. Studebaker museum one block from Oliver, was worth seeing. We stayed two nights and our room was kept very clean... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

If LOVE is in the details, the Inn Keepers at The Oliver Inn adore us!!! A show of excellence was evident in the grounds, the cleanliness of the rooms, the special dinner reservations, and the AMAZING BREAKFASTS. She could close the Inn and still make millions off of her bacon recipe! Thank you for the welcoming atmosphere. The Oliver Inn... More 

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Fishers, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Lovely older house with some interesting history and the Oliver Suite was terrific. The beds were comfortable and the housekeeping immaculate. Alice and Tom were super hosts and Alice went out of her way to accommodate my dietary restrictions. The pumpkin bread was delicious. I would strongly recommend this B&B if you are spending an evening in the South Bend... More 

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