Candlelight Breakfast

From the time we first got married, Tom and I shared the dream of someday owning a bed and breakfast.  When circumstances gave us the chance to start a new career, we finally decided that we should quit talking about owning an Inn and buy one.

And we love owning and operating the Oliver Inn.

One of the reasons we chose the Oliver Inn is that it is both elegant and comfortable. We want our guests to experience relaxation from the moment they walk in the front door.  We usually have quiet music playing, and we bake fresh chocolate chip cookies every afternoon. In the morning, we serve a candlelight breakfast with background music from our grand piano. There are no clocks in our dining room, and our guests can relax and forget about the outside world for a short time.

Most of us lead very chaotic lives, running here and there for meetings and errands. It’s rare that we take the time to relax. Let me challenge you to take some time this week to turn off the blaring TV and turn on some quiet music. Light candles at breakfast. Sit and visit where there are no clocks and just be with your sweetheart—or enjoy a moment alone to rejuvenate.

If you would like to practice your relaxing skills we’d love to host you here at the Inn. Any time of the year is a good time to have a getaway from the world.

The Oliver Inn – “Best of The Midwest!”

The Oliver Inn - Selected as "Best of the Midwest" for 2009/2010

The Oliver Inn - "Best of the Midwest" for 2009/2010

The Oliver Inn has just been selected as “Best of The Midwest” by for 2009-2010, based on the excellent reviews posted by guests just like you during the last year.  The team read through thousands of reviews and carefully chose The Oliver Inn for “Best of the Midwest” based on the detailed descriptions provided by reviewers in their comments.  This is just another in a long line of accolades for The Oliver Inn!  Visit our web site ( to read about some of the other awards we have received, or click on the review links on the left side of this page to read what guests are saying about The Oliver Inn.  Better yet, come for a visit, and see for yourself!  Experience the elegance of The Oliver Inn this fall.

Fall is here at Notre Dame

Welcome back students and welcome freshmen and their parents. I’ll be baking up some Cinnamon Rolls and some Chocolate Chip cookies to welcome everyone back to the Inn( and campus) this week! We still have a few rooms available!  We’ll see you soon!

Super Blog Special!

The Oliver Inn's Carriage House Suite

Book our Carriage House Suite

(2 night minimum) and save 30% off of regular rates when you mention the Blog special! You must call the Inn for this special. Click on the photo to see more about this fabulous, secluded luxury suite!  This special is available for a limited time, only for new reservations through March 31, 2010, and not available for Notre Dame Football Weekends.

The Oliver Inn’s Carriage House Suite

“Green” tourism

The Oliver Inn is centrally located in downtown South Bend.  Numerous  restaurants, four museums, and several arts venues, all within walking distance of the Inn,  not to mention, our lush green gardens for relaxing away life’s stresses.

Click here to check out the area attractions.

So park your car and take in the sights of South Bend on foot.