We arrived at this charming location jet lagged and exhausted from the long drive on the Interstate from O'Hare Airport and left 24 hours later completely rejuvenated and relaxed and ready for the next part of our journey through the beautiful state of Indiana. We were treated to a warm welcome and beautiful comfortable surroundings of the Rose Garden Room which was complete with home made cookies and drinks were available from a fridge on the corridor. There was no lacking in the hospitality of this beautiful old historic home which the owners have tended with care and love. The breakfast was cooked with the same warmth as the welcome and we awoke ( having slept through the jet lag) to delicious smells of baked french toast and delicious coffee. We enjoyed the company of the other guests over breakfast and then had a tour of the house from one of the inn keepers. It was our great fortune to come across this house and our only regret is that we didnt have longer to enjoy this beautiful town but we were on a tight schedule and time didnt permit a longer stay sadly. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Fall Festival the night we arrived and were charmed by the welcome of all the people we met who immediately recognised us as tourists. The White House is a once in a life time experience that you will immediately recognize from the pages of your favourite book and when you get there you will realize that being there is such a special experience, it will stay with you all your life.
I am attaching some photographs which I hope will convey some of the beauty of my favourite experience of 2009. With gracious thanks to the owners for making us feel so special.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover this gem in northwestern Indiana! The White House on Park Avenue is a peaceful and inviting 1891 Victorian home unique to Rensselaer. From the moment you enter our front door, you'll experience the comfort and elegance of a time gone by in this stately bed and breakfast nestled in a quiet wooded neighborhood. Awake after a restful night's sleep to a hearty breakfast, served in our large dining room. ... more less