Nana's House Bed & Breakfast

3126 E. Base Road, Greensburg, Indiana 47240
Innkeeper(s): Ed & Joann Burkhart
 
  • Introduction

    Nana's House Bed & Breakfast front of inn

    Welcome to Nana's House Bed & Breakfast in Greensburg, Indiana! A lovely turn-of-the-century Victorian home built in 1906, where old fashioned hospitality and a charming atmosphere welcomes each of its guests.

    Nana's House is located 2 1/2 miles east of Greensburgan. Greensburg is located on I-74 midway between Indianapolis Cincinnati(50 min.)

    Adding a touch of elegance to start the day, guests are served a delicious full breakfast in the dining room on fine china with crystal and silver. You will enjoy homemade muffins, fresh baked breads, seasonal fruits, freshly ground gourmet coffee and special entrees.

    We have 10 acres, a small creek, lots of native trees including a black walnut grove and vegetable and flower gardens.

    Come sit under the maple trees and relax or watch the many birds feeding at the 2 bird feeders. Come as our guest, leave as our friend!

  • History

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    History of Nana's House

    Nana’s House was built in 1906 in Washington Township, on the 160 acre farm, owned by Henry Chris Bowman, an enterprising farmer, and his wife Bridget (Woods) Bowman. Native lumber from the farm was used to build the 2 story Victorian farm house. The oak woodwork, oak stair case, and built in courting bench in the front hall are all original to the home. The inn’s bedrooms and parlors all have southern yellow pine wood floors. The barn was built in 1911 and is still being used. Henry and Bridget were fortunate to have a natural gas well and artesian well on their farm. Genial and hospitable by nature, Henry Chris and Bridget were popular in the community of Greensburg.

    Ed and Joann Burkhart purchased the home, barn and 11 acres in 1974. We raised our family here and opened our Bed and Breakfast in 1998. We have planted lots of trees and made walking path so our guests can enjoy nature and walk down to the small creek. There are lots of different birds and you might even see a deer or wild turkey. We invite everyone to step back into the past and enjoy the simple pleasures of life at Nana’s House.

    History of Greensburg

    Greensburg with a population of 10,260 is the county seat of Decatur County, Named in honor of Commodore Stephen Decatur.

    Among the first settlers was Colonel Thomas Hendricks, who plotted and laid out the streets for the settlement in the year 1820. The first building, a double log house, was erected by Colonel Hendricks on what is now East Hendricks Street. The first election was held May 3, 1859 in this house. Also, the first court and general meeting was held there. He was the first Representative from Decatur County to the State Legislature, and also served terms as State Senator.

    Greensburg was founded in 1821 and was named in recognition for the native city of Mrs. Thomas Hendricks which was Greensburg, Pennsylvania. It was then incorporated as a town in 1837, and became a city in 1859, with a population of 1,200.

    It is located 47 miles southeast of Indianapolis, and about 57 miles northwest of Cincinnati, or roughly midway between those two cities.

    The city is highly publicized, and well known world-wide as the “Tower Tree City” since 1870 when a tree was first sighted growing from the tower of the court house, which was built on the present site in 1853.

  • Accolades

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    Voted one of the Top 15 B&B's with "Turn Down or Bedtime Goodies" by inngoers in Arrington's Bed & Breakfast Journal's 2002 Book of Lists!

    Voted one of the Top 15 B&B's with "Best For Pampering Yourself" by inn goers in Arrington's Bed & Breakfast Journal's 2003 Book of Lists!

  • About Our Accommodations

    Nana's House Bed & Breakfast Parlor

    All guests are encouraged to relax in the peaceful parlors with a good book, a friendly game of checkers, or quiet conversation.

    Enjoy cool lemonade served with homemade delights while relaxing in the old wicker swing on the front porch or curl up by the fireplace for a cup of hot tea.

    Nestled atop the winding oak stairs are the three bedrooms with private baths. Each room reflects the charm and elegance of yester years with a mixture of antiques, collectibles, and period furniture. Our beds have pillow top mattresses & freshly ironed sheets.

    We also have double parlors which are suitable for meetings, small private parties and receptions.

  • Area Information

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  • How to Find Us

    Nana's House Bed & Breakfast Parlor MapFrom Indianapolis

    1. I-74 East to 134 A Greensburg exit
    2. Turn left at the 2nd stoplight
    3. Go through town to SR 46
    4. Turn left
    5. Go 1 mile to Base Road
    6. Turn left
    7. Go over bridge 2.5 miles

    From Cincinnati

    1. I-74 West to 134 A Greensburg exit
    2. See above