Do you love to stay in Bed and Breakfasts?
I enjoy staying at bed and breakfasts and we have discovered a real “jewel” called At Home In The Woods in Chesterton, Indiana. (Phone 219-728-1325) Bed and Breakfasts offer the traveler many unique experiences, all of the comforts of home, great food and new friendships. This inn is located in Northwest Indiana and is secluded – yet convenient to so much. It’s only 45 miles from Chicago and offers 4 wooded acres for guests to explore nature and beautiful scenery. You can visit their website by clicking here
The innkeepers, Scott and Victoria Phillips, share a passion for cooking and that is what influenced our decision to stay at the inn. Victoria serves fresh-from-the-garden fruits and berries and transforms them into wonderful pastries, cobblers or parfaits; home-baked breads come warm from the oven; eggs become mouthwatering delights; and a variety of freshly brewed coffees and teas are yours for the asking.
We stayed at this inn last November when we traveled to Valparaiso, Indiana to meet our new West Highland Terrier puppy, Beau. The inn’s slogan is, “Where Every Season Is A Masterpiece” and we believe that is true. The fall colors were spectacular when we visited there last November. I just returned from a short stay at the inn this week and the summer gardens on the property were spectacular!
For “foodies” like me, Victoria offers cooking classes. Last fall I took a cooking class on making jams and jellies with wine. This visit included a class on appetizers. I’ll be sharing those delicious recipes with you over the next few days. You can check out her cooking classes and other packages they offer here
At Home In The Woods offers three well appointed guest rooms with private baths and fireplaces. The rooms are inspired by three National Parks and are comfortable retreats for the traveler. We stayed in The Smokey Mountain Suite last fall and it was like a cozy cabin in the mountains. The hot tub was just steps away on the deck outside our room. I stayed in The Rocky Mountain Room this week and enjoyed the corner whirlpool tub, complete with a wall of river rock, and the spectacular woodland views.
All Bed and Breakfasts serve breakfast but this inn pays particular attention to presentation and detail. Breakfast is served on a table graced with linens, stemware, china and seasonal decor. You may be surprised by little antique bunny salt and pepper shakers on the table or fresh flower garnishes tucked here and there on your plate. You’ll be treated to delicious hot breakfast casseroles, pastries, yogurt parfaits, fresh fruits, gourmet cheeses and other culinary delights from Victoria’s kitchen.
Breakfast may also be served on the deck which offers a view of the wooded acreage and the pool.
Victoria and Scott also have a gift nook at the inn which features many of Victoria’s culinary creations such as
- Sweet Cherry Jam
- Triple Berry Jam
- Merlot Wine Jelly
- Pinot Noir Wine Jelly
- Peach Melba Jam
- Blueberry Jam
- Homemade Salsa
The gift nook also has handmade soaps in luscious scents such as Apple Cinnamon, Green Apple, Lavender Chamomile and Cinnamon and Cinnamon Oatmeal. You can also find marble cheese boards, Victoria’s handmade gourd birdhouses and the “At Home In The Woods Cookbook” which features tons of yummy recipes!
When you visit this unique inn, prepare to be pampered and enjoy the host’s meticulous attention to every detail. Tell them a mutual friend sent you! Enjoy!
Bed and Breakfasts Worth Visiting
At Home In The Woods
898 N 350 E
Chesterton, IN 46304-9405