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The Inn at Irwin Gardens

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Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

A wonderfully preserved B&B in Columbus. Childhood home of j Irwin Miller, visionary industrialist who inspired the surprising emergence of contemporary architecture in Columbus. A good man and a wonderful story, and this inn is remarkably preserved with furnishings and ambience so you have a very real sense of life in early 1900's . Sara the innkeeper will take great...

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Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Step into your time machine and travel back to rare moment in American history, exquisitely preserved and maintained. As a bed and breakfast this works beautifully and delivers what most only hint at. Period decorations, fixtures and furnishings are impeccable. The gardens are under reconstruction, but hold much promise. Highly recommended.

Thank mr_dendrocacalia
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Aside from being centrally located and an easy walk to restaurants and architecturally significant locations, the Inn at Irwin Gardens is absolutely beautiful. It is full of Edwardian decor and antiques, and is visually stunning. We visited in early November, so the gardens weren't as lovely as I am sure they are all summer. Even so, the gardens' design is...

Thank bethw6292016
Scottsdale, Arizona
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We did not realize the many connecting threads that were woven into our visit to this lovely place: easy walking to restaurants and downtown architectural sites; the former home of the family that helped put this small town on the US and worldwide modern architectural map; the change facilitator for the man who accomplished transition from a stationary Diesel engine...

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We had a chance to see the gardens which are open to the public on Tuesdays and Sundays from 2:00 - 6:00 PM. The Italianate style gardens were inspired by the excavation of Pompeii, Italy. They were completed in 1913 as an adjunct to the Irwin House, the home of businessman Joseph Irwin. The house has since been converted to...

Thank Bob S
Clermont, Florida
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

The home now an Inn was last renovated in 1910 and is a fine a specimen of a Victorian movie set as I have seen. The wooden paneling and detail are nicer than those we saw in most of our recent travels. The decor is beautiful and nice enough we will stay at the Inn on our next jaunt north....

Thank rogersober
West Lafayette
Reviewed 11 June 2016

We’d been curious about Irwin Gardens since it opened as a B&B in 2010. The 1910 Edwardian mansion with its unique sunken formal garden is located adjacent to the Henry Moore arch sculpture and the First Christian Church which began Columbus’ reputation for architecture in 1942. The mansion and garden give you a bit of a Downton Abbey experience. Rooms...

Thank Mack3065
Williamsburg, Virginia
Reviewed 31 May 2016

We were the only guests so we were invited to play "lord and lady of the manor" ! We arrived just as wine was being served in the library where we sat and relaxed after a long days drive, with a view of the formal gardens. After dinner at a restaurant that was walking distance we walked the garden. Then...

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The Woodlands, Texas
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Three sisters came to Columbus after an 85th birthday celebration of an aunt near Indianapolis. We choose to stay at the Inn because it is an actual home from the early 1900's, and maintains even the original plumbing (which is decidedly quirky). The furnishings and the ambiance make you feel like you are living in that time, so if you...

Thank Lydia M
Troy, Michigan, United States
Reviewed 4 May 2016

We try to stay at interesting places when we travel. We could have stayed at a big chain hotel but we thought it would be fun to stay at a place steeped in history. We were visiting Columbus to see the architectural sites. That this B&B is connected to this history made the trip more interesting. It is lovely and...

Thank Lorie D

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This majestic, historic home and gardens in downtown Columbus, Indiana is a spectacular get-away for relaxing or celebrating a special event. Come spend a weekend and enjoy being walking distance from the Columbus Visitor's Center and architectural tour, Zaharako's old-fashioned soda fountain, and world-class restaurant fare and pubs. An experience like you just stepped back from the past and lived as the elite of the early 19th century! A full-service spa is onsite and waiting to relieve your stress! Leave feeling rejuvenated! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Inn at Irwin Gardens

Address: 608 5th St, 3635 Woodside Drive, Columbus, IN 47201-6853
Region: United States > Indiana > Columbus
Price Range: €190 - €267 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Inn at Irwin Gardens 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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