5 years ago today, we bought The Oliver Inn Bed and Breakfast! Tom and I sold most of what we had, made a life change, and packed up our things and moved here to South Bend. We love being Innkeepers! Living in downtown South Bend is great. Fabulous dining and entertainment all within walking distance. Great museums and other family fun places, like Coveleski Stadium and the East Race!
If you get the chance to come and stay with us, we would welcome the opportunity to show you some hospitality!
We are glad we live in this historic neighborhood!
Downtown South Bend has First Fridays this Friday the 6th! Don’t forget about the special Chuckwagon Dinner at Tippecanoe Place on Friday night!
Don’t miss Music in the Gardens at the Center for History!
We have just started our 5th year of restoring the outside of the Inn. Here are a few photos of our progress so far.
Here is a photo from last year when the Oscar Meyer Wiener Mobile stayed with us! They have new drivers, but they are staying with us the next few days. Drive by and see the Wiener Mobile!
Bicycle races, workshops, displays and a speech are some of the ways people can celebrate the Green Weekend downtown Friday and Saturday.
Green weekend activities kick off at the Century Center and Island Park, located at 120 South Saint Joseph Street. Friday’s festivities will include a very special Keynote Lunch & Learn*, A Green Workshop Series presented by local and regional business leaders and experts in the environmental sector, plus free exhibits offering green business and educational opportunities to all members of our community. We’ll wind down the day with a green celebration on Island Park where you are invited to join us for live music, food & drinks while surrounded by the beautiful St. Joseph River. All exhibits and workshops are free and open to the public.
The biggest event Saturday probably will be the Eco Fest Criterium, a bicycle race featuring amateur and professional racers on streets in the neighborhood. Race registration opens at 10 a.m., and the cycling begins with the women’s open category at 11 a.m. Races will continue throughout the day. The race is sanctioned by United States Cycling and will be held rain or shine. To register, go to www.Truesport.com or call race director Dave Beaverson at (574) 226-6415.
Check out the new Northern Indiana Art & Earth Trail Local Northern Indiana Artisans in 7 counties are working together to showcase what Northern Indiana has to offer!
Get set for a journey of discovery in Northern Indiana that will take you to places that you might otherwise overlook. Northern Indiana has a rich and diverse heritage of artisans, crafters, and farmers and the new Art and Earth trail allows us to share these nowhere-else-to-be-found treasures with you.
The seven Loops of the trail sweep from Lake Michigan and the Indiana Dunes to areas known for sparkling inland lakes, past the Golden Dome of Notre Dame and onto roads where horse-drawn Amish buggies seem to outnumber cars.
South Bend is in the center of all the excitement! Come and see all the awesome treasures here in Northern Indiana!
This weekend is busy here in town! Come and cheer on the runners in the Sunburst Marathon!
Maybe you are a Notre Dame Graduate come back for reunion weekend?
Welcome all visitors to town this weekend, we are glad you are here!
Our house is for the Birds! Today we sat in the gardens and watched several different finches, robins, blue jays, doves, nut hatches,cardinals, and many more swoop in and out, take turns at the feeders and chaperone their new born chicks all over the yard. It was so nice to sit and watch all the different birds interacting around us.
Come and relax in our yard among the birds!
Coming to South Bend for this great event! You can get $25.00 off of our regular room rate! We are right on the bike trail!
It is this Sunday from 630am-1100am. It is a 30 mile route and you can find out more information at
Come this weekend for a Mother’s Day getaway, either Friday or Saturday. All Mothers receive one Dozen Roses and one Dozen Dark Chocolate Truffles from South Bend Chocolate. Mention our Mother’s Day Special when you make your reservation!