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Songbird Prairie Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 2 Valparaiso B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Ft Wayne, IN
2 reviews
“Absolutely the Best”
Reviewed January 31, 2012

I had never stayed at a bed and breakfast before and I had lots of intentions on trying different ones in different places, but since experiencing Songbird Prairie all I can say is WOW!!!!! My husband and I are hesitant to stay anywhere else, because this experience was so wonderful we do not believe that any place else could even compare. We were here for an anniversary getaway and found every aspect of our stay to be excellent. We stayed in the Robin Suite and the accomodations were luxurious. From the sumptuous bed linen to the romantic Jacuzzi in the bathroom, everything about the room was perfect. Because we stayed in December we were able to take advantage of the romantic fireplace, and there was even a beautiful christmas tree on display in the room. Barbara graciously set up every detail I requested and helped make our stay even more special. The inn is tucked away in a nice quiet area, but yet it is still near all the amenities the city of Valparaiso has to offer. Finally, I can't say enough about the food. The continental breakfast (if that's what you can call it:) was absolutely divine. It was set up beautifully on fine dinnerware and was unlike any other continental breakfast I have ever experienced. And just when we thought it couldn't get better than that, Miss Barbara prepared the most exquisite gourmet breakfast that left us speechless. We absoulutly enjoyed every bit of our stay and we can not wait to go back again. I have been telling everyone I know about our stay and we highly recommend this property especially if you are a couple looking for a romantic and simply sexy experience.

Room Tip: We saw every room and they all look wonderful, but we stayed in the Robin Suite and would say you MU...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Portage, Indiana
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Reviewed January 3, 2012

I had no idea what to expect; having stayed in many B and B's in Europe; this was a slice of heaven. My room; the Purple finch suite was charming and cozy. It was a wonderful respite during the holiday week and breakfast was truly a gourmet treat.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Hammond, Indiana
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Reviewed November 23, 2011

When you stay you can expect: Perfect relaxation after soaking in a whirlpool bathtub and stepping out on to a WARM tile floor, Romancing by the fireplace in your room, every need being taken care of by Barb and Efrain, Beautiful and Delicious Gourmet Three Course Breakfasts while listening and watching birds in the four season room, Beautiful decor and perfectly clean rooms, and a memorable and delightful experience with someone you love!

Room Tip: Spend the extra money and go for the Robin Suite, you won't be disappointed!
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Macomb, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed July 17, 2011

This B&B was not our tastes. There were just too many rules starting with having to sign a waiver for damages, a first for us in the hundreds of B&Bs we have stayed at. The owner kept saying that this is just like a hotel and that is how we felt - Martha Stewart's hotel, where you were afraid to touch anything. We know these are just our personal opinions, but we prefer a more relaxed environment. Everything seemed so contrived, with bird calls being piped in rather than just opening up windows and listening to nature. One thing that was strange is when we arrived they did not show us how to use basic things in the room, such as cable TV, fireplace, and switching from regular to handheld shower. Every B&B we stay at this is standard. We called them and Efrain was very friendly, while Barbara seemed a tad bossy. Another thing is we had a two for one coupon and she said it was for one continental breakfast and one full breakfast. This is another first; I guess that is another rule. We didn’t see this rule anywhere written, but then there are so many rules it is hard to read them all I am not a lawyer. The breakfast was average we have had better breakfasts throughout Canada and the U.S. It seemed like there were more garnishes than actual food. The dessert was unique, though. We had a fruit ice cream in fruit shells. It was nice that we were upgraded to a better room, but then again our original room was a first floor room that was rented to an elderly couple that needed it, so they did make money on that room. We received the info on this in an email. I don’t always read my email so I think it would have been more personal to call us. My wife has a bad back and may have preferred the first floor room, but we understood if an elderly couple has greater needs. All in all is was not for us, so we left a day early as we were not enjoying ourselves. If you would enjoy staying in a hotel run personally by Martha Stewart with various flowers and herbs in every dish served, this is your perfect place.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Edwardsville, Illinois
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Reviewed June 30, 2011

If u make this your 1St experience with B&B then all other will pale in comparison. It will be like going from 4 season to a motel 8. This place is fantastic. Like Martha Steward on steriods, but in a good way!!! Every need and detail beautifully done without being stuffy and pretentious. Better than the photos. Better than described. Cuisine superb, rooms amazing, amenities just right. Hostess beautiful people. Going back ASAP!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Indianapolis, IN
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed May 17, 2011

Our hostess, Barbara was warm & welcoming. Our room was tastefully decorated. The breakfast was scrumptuous with so much attention to detail. A very enjoyable visit.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 24, 2011

Everything was so perfect during our stay! Warm, relaxing, pampering, welcoming....
The 3-course gourmet breakfasts were amazing, the room was exquisite - from the beautifully decorated rooms, the cleanliness and comfort, the jacuzzi and fireplace in each room, the plush robes, the oversized Italian luxurious towels, to the chocolate truffles left at our bedside and the beautiful tranquil wooded surroundings - every detail was thought of to ensure we were taken care of in the most special way. We loved our visit to Songbird Prairie Bed and Breakfast and can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Songbird Prairie Bed & Breakfast
Address: 174 North 600 West, Valparaiso, IN 46385
Location: United States > Indiana > Valparaiso
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Spa Suites
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Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Valparaiso
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Songbird Prairie Bed & Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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