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4 Indiana B&Bs Named in Top 30 by Midwest Living magazine

The May/June 2011 issue of Midwest Living magazine features the Top 30 bed and breakfast destinations in America’s midwest. Four Indiana bed & breakfasts made the list. They include:

Stonebridge Inn and Spa, Batesville

Beiger Mansion, Mishawaka

Songbird Prairie B&B, Valparaiso
Schenck Mansion B&B, Vevay

The selections were made by a group of Midwest Living’s on-staff editors and more than 40 professional freelance travel writers, who spent more than a year researching B&Bs.   To be considered, a B&B had to offer rooms inside of a home for overnight visits, the rooms must have private baths, and the B&B had to serve a homemade breakfast.  Inns, boutique hotels and resorts were not part of the research.

In 18 months, the editors and writers stayed at more than 100 B&Bs in the Midwest. They used report cards created specifically to rate each stay. The report card asked the writers to rank on a scale of 1 to 10 the following:

  • the décor
  • the owners’ approach to hospitality
  • the quality of the room amenities
  • the quality of the food served
  • the food’s presentation
  • the atmosphere in the B&B and at breakfast

The report card also asked whether anything detracted from the stay. The highest-scoring B&Bs made the list that appears in the May/June issue of the magazine, which is available on newsstands until June 21, 2011.

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Written by : Amy moved to Indiana for college in 1988 (Go Bulldogs!) and has never left. Married with three children, she's always on the lookout for fun and affordable things to do in Indiana. Elsewhere on the web, you can find Amy at The Fourth Frog Blog and All Things Aging. Amy receives compensation from the Indiana Office of Tourism Development for blogging. For more information, see our FTC Disclosure page.