Blue Heron Bed & Breakfast
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Spend your evening in the soft quiet light along the White River in an eclectic 1940's Arts and Crafts English style cottage. The Studio apartment room has a small full kitchen, private bath, and large bed-sitting room with queen size bed. A second room is a Large Dormer room with a queen size bed and one twin bed. Cable TV with DVD/VCR.
Wireless internet (Airport Express) is provided for our guests. We take credit cards through PayPal. Watch the blue heron settle on the dock and gaze at the river life. Pileated woodpeckers, beaver, red fox, deer, chipmunks, and 12 other birds identified all find homes here. A specially landscaped garden with 30 varieties of hostas and naturalized Midwestern flowers are found throughout the 200 year old trees.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Gail and John Juerling for sharing their own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
Visiting relatives or friends in the area of the city called Broad Ripple Village.
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
Our inn is very mystical and peaceful.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
Excellent museums, a lively and safe downtown, several pockets of neighborhoods with wonderful shops, galleries, and restaurants. The Colts and the Pacers, and the Butler Bulldogs, the 500 Race.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
Guests say they sleep well.
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
People are amazed how very quiet it is on the river.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
Visit museums, visit galleries, take in a play, or the Indianapolis Symphony. Walk around downtown.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
The Monon walking trail goes downtown or north to Carmel, Indiana. The Art Center is a half mile on the river. Broad Ripple Village has dozens of restaurants and bars and shops.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
Yats, Louisianna cajun food specialty for $6.95 cash.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?
Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce www.indychamber.com
Indianapolis Museum of Art www.imamuseum.org
How many rooms does your inn have?
Do you accept pets?
Sometimes we accept dogs.
Breakfast is served at your convenience with a full country USA/ Indiana breakfast or perhaps a French southern provincial meal. Linens, porcelains, and silver all add a touch of hospitality to the leisurely meals. Inquire about monthly luncheons for you and your family.
Let us know if you need a special diet. Lively discussions are held of either Notre Dame football games, gardening, travel, and best books or movies. A large library of novels, travel, art history, and mysteries is available for your off-time.
Broad Ripple Village is 3/4 mile south on The Monon Walking Trail. The Trail also goes to downtown Indianapolis or north to Carmel for 15 miles. The entrance is less than 2 blocks away.
Jordan YMCA and Bally Spa are within 10 minutes drive. Each offers a pool and full service gym. Curves is close by in Broadripple.
In summer you can take a leisurely walk into Broadripple and have dinner at quaint cafes and renowned restaurants or popular brew pubs. Bikes, skates, and canoes are available for rental. Art Galleries, fine pottery shops, amazingly crafted jewelry and one of a kind shops for creative clothing and decorator objects are sprinkled throughout Broadripple. Carmel and Zionsville are within 15 minutes.
The Indianapolis Art Center is less than 1/2 mile off the Monon Trail.
A 10 minute drive to Keystone Fashion Mall finds Indy's best shopping and a great range of low to medium priced restaurants.
Local attractions within 30 minutes include the Indy 500 Race Track, Indianapolis International airport, Indianapolis Art Museum, Downtown Indy, Zionsville, and even acres of cornfields.
The Indianapolis Zoo or Children's Museum can be added to your visit to Indy with prior arrangement.
How To Find Us
From North and North West:
- From I-465 North, exit US 31/Meridian Street right ( south) to 75th Street (stop light)
- Go left (east) to Westfield Boulevard (stop light)
- Go right (south), go five blocks and over the bridge, to River Heights, street after 72nd st.
- Turn left (east), go to the end of the block and turn right (south)
- Turn into drive immediatly on the left, the first house
- Use above or Take I-465 North and West to 56th Street exit and turn right (east) continue about 10 minutes to College Ave
- Go left (north) to 65th street (at Speedway gas)
- Go right (east) to Westfield Blvd. (deadend)
- Turn left (north) to River Heights (one street after 71rst)
- Turn right (east) to end of block
- Turn right and then turn immediatlely left into drive
From East I 465:
- Go around to Keystone exit and go south (left) to stop light at 80th street
- Turn right (west) thru 2 stop signs to stop light at Westfield Blvd
- Turn left (south) over bridge past 72nd to next street, River Heights
- Go left (east) to end of block
- Turn right then immediately turn left into drive