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“The Best!” 5 of 5 stars
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Murphy Guest House Bed and Breakfast
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Murphy Guest House Bed and Breakfast
112 So. Division St., PO Box 66, Bristol, IN 46507   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 Bristol B&B and Inns
Munster, Indiana
1 review
“The Best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

After 20 some years of B&Bs, we think this is the best one we have found. Ann's attention to detail and knowledge of the local area is awesome; plus she is willing to advise without being bossy. We loved all the small details and amenities which were there but not over the top. The beds are comfortable and the food amazing. We don't often go back to B&Bs because there are so many to try; this one is the exception. I would say there is a lot to do in the area if you enjoy walking, scenic peaceful drives and learning about an area and culture, which we do. The quilt garden tour is fun, well organized and Ann can give the audio guide and lots of details!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

bristol is close to the main amish area,,truthfully,,a nice area but not much going on,,but,if you are staying any where in that area i think you would be very happy at this b and b,,anne,,the owner and host,,is overly attentive to ever need,,this seems to be her main passion in life,,she loves to cook and spoiled us with the breakfast options and daily mid afternoon treats and always a bedtime snack,,she made my wife a glutin free brown with homemade orange glaze,,,anne really made the visit seem like staying with a friend,,,i only gave a 4 because i consider 5 star only for the ultimate top,,,but this place was nice,,we stayed for 3 nights..

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Zionsville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

No one will make you feel more welcomed and more at home than Ann at Murphy's Guest House. From the moment we arrived she was friendly and warm. She even made me gluten free snacks and breakfast when she found out I was gluten intolerant.

The inn is in a great location, nicely decorated and all at a great value. We will definitely be back.

Room Tip: One of the rooms has a fireplace.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dundee, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Murphy Guest House has become a home away from home. We love the proprietor and her fabulous breakfasts and welcome baskets. Visits there always make us want to go back again. The theater in town offers wonderful productions. Worth going to a play.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

We have "scrapped" with Ann multiple times and returned recently to catch up with her. The room was comfortable and very clean. The breakfast was enough to keep us satisfied through dinner. You can even request lunch boxes for a reasonable fee to take with you for your trip home.
The expanded tea shop and the addition of flavored sugars and other spices provided lots of taste tests and group discussions. Ann offers knowledge & suggestions for whatever you have in mind.
We've been to many weekend crops and Ann is very open to requests specific to our craft. She is tops! We plan to return with group of 7+ to scrapbook at the end of the month and are ecstatic to have her as host.
Thanks Ann!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Noblesville, Indiana, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

We were in this area for a wedding, and Murphy Guest House was recommended to us. We had only stayed in one bed and breakfast, and we were unsure of how we would like it. For starters, the home is lovely--high ceilings and original trim work (beautiful wood). The rooms were good-sized and comfortable. The proprietor's attention to detail is amazing: "Welcome" cheese and crackers, strawberries dipped in chocolate (with our initials on them), bed-side water carafe with ice water, turn down service with mints on pillow, coffee and a wonderful selection of teas, a frig outside the bedroom with water and ice cream, and a gourmet breakfast with an elegant table setting. The attention to detail was amazing!
Murphy Guest House exceeded our expectations. We were very pleased!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I love Chicago. I also love leaving Chicago. Murphy Guest House was the perfect escape from the city - it's reasonably priced, and the Victorian house is a beautiful setting for curling up with a good book or a game (thankfully, it isn't overwhelmed by frills and lace, like so many bed and breakfasts seem wont to be). Ann is an incredible host - it's clear that she loves what she does.

We were greeted with sparkling juice, chocolate-covered strawberries with our initials drawn in white chocolate, grapes, and a little plate of cheese and crackers. And our names were written on a chalkboard welcome sign outside of our room. What a welcome! We stayed in Jayme's Room, and the bed was a contender for The Most Comfortable Bed Ever. I kid you not, it really was that good. I'd be tempted to take it home, but my little car would never be able to hold it.

There's ice cream and bottled water in the fridge, a large selection of excellent teas downstairs (Ann also sells tea), and candy everywhere. We had a breakfast of waffles with fresh fruits and whipped cream, lavender bread, scones, ham, scrambled eggs, and Orange Julius. I tried valiantly, but couldn't even come close to finishing it all. Also: I will be reverse-engineering the Orange Julius. My boyfriend and I couldn't stop talking about it. (Ann was kind enough to list the ingredients for me, so experimentation begins tomorrow.)

Since we'd gotten into a conversation about how much we loved dogs, Ann also introduced us to Pixie, who promptly decided we were friends and demanded our attentions in the best way possible. (This may have been my boyfriend's favorite part of the morning.)

All in all, it was a fantastic, relaxing way to spend a couple of days. We're looking forward to coming back (hopefully for longer next time!).

Room Tip: There are only three rooms, but they all look lovely. They're all on the second floor, which may...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Murphy Guest House Bed and Breakfast

Address: 112 So. Division St., PO Box 66, Bristol, IN 46507
Location: United States > Indiana > Bristol
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Bristol
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautiful 1875 Victorian Home. All 3 rooms have private baths. A candlelight full gourmet breakfast served each morning. Close to Amish Country, canoeing and kayaking, Bonneville Mill Park for hiking and cross-country skiing. There is a beautiful flower garden view from each bedroom window. Cable TV and wireless internet. Easy access to Notre Dame, 3 minutes off of the toll road. We offer a complete pampering experience. ... more   less 

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