The Davis House Bed and Breakfast
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The Davis House Bed and Breakfast is an elegant Italianate design home built in the 1860’s in Crawfordsville, Indiana. The home is located on West Wabash Avenue, approximately .4 mile west of the Wabash College campus.
The main level of the Davis House consists of large rooms with high ceilings. The living room has a working gas fireplace, a baby grand piano, a wide-screen HDTV for entertainment, and plenty of comfortable seating. From the large dining room, French doors lead to an inviting enclosed side porch perfect for morning tea or coffee and for reading and relaxing. Our home is tastefully furnished with a mixture of Asian and American furniture and accessories. The Asian pieces were collected in the 1980’s while the innkeepers lived in Taipei. The American pieces consist of family heirlooms and items from local antique shops.
Located on a large, heavily shaded one-acre lot, The Davis House Bed and Breakfast offers room to roam and play. There is paved side parking for the convenience of guests and it is a short walk to the 4.5 mile Sugar Creek Trail for jogging or hiking. We invite you to join us at Davis House for a comfortable stay in pleasant and gracious surroundings. We think you will enjoy the breakfasts and hospitality, too!
Traditional full breakfasts are served in the elegant, comfortable dining room. Always available are eggs and breakfast meats, toast, fruit, bran and other dry cereals, Davis House Porridge, protein shakes, soy milk, juices, coffee and tea. Continental breakfasts are available for the very early risers. The enclosed side porch is always inviting for tea or coffee, drinks, and snacks. We want you to enjoy your meal, so please advise us of any dietary restrictions.
- Kitchenette on second level with small refrigerator and instant hot water for guest use
- Complimentary tea, coffee, hot chocolate mix, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages
- Baby grand piano
- Wide-screen projection HDTV
- Lawn games
- Koi pond
- Complimentary evening wine and snacks
- TV/DVD player and clock radio/ CD player in each guestroom
- Quality bath and facial products, hair dryers and other personal amenities
- Wireless internet access (Wi-Fi)
Crawfordsville is a west-central Indiana community of about 15,000 and named one of the best 100 small towns in America by Norman Crampton. It has a distinctive downtown, a rich history, varied arts venues, and is home to Wabash College, one of the nation’s top rated liberal arts colleges. Wabash College information can be found at 765-361-6100, www.wabash.edu. Crawfordsville is located only 30 minutes from Purdue University in Lafayette, Indiana. Purdue is a major university with nationally recognized academic programs and Division 1 athletics. Further information can be found at www.purdue.edu. Downtown Indianapolis is within an hour’s drive from Davis House.
The city’s legacy includes a long line of resident authors, such as Lew Wallace, who wrote Ben Hur. The General Lew Wallace Study Museum is well worth visiting to learn about his life as an author, civil war general, inventor, artist and musician.
Another historically significant site is Lane Place, the 1845 home of Henry S. Lane, statesman and founder of the Indiana Republican Party.
Downtown Crawfordsville houses the Old Jail Museum. Built in 1882, it is the only one of seven rotary jails constructed in the U.S. currently in operating condition.
Near Crawfordsville are two outstanding state parks. “Shades” is approximately 12 miles southwest and “Turkey Run” is approximately 20 miles southwest. Both parks offer picnicking facilities and wonderful hiking and scenery along the limestone banks of Sugar Creek.
For canoeing or fishing, Sugar Creek offers some of the finest water and classic small mouth bass fishing in Indiana. For more information, contact www.clementscanoes.com.
Detailed information about these attractions and area events can be found by contacting the Montgomery County Visitors and Convention Bureau at 800-866-3973 or 765-362-5200.