Arbor Hill Inn

263 West Johnson Road, La Porte, Indiana 46350
Innkeeper(s): Kris Demoret & Laura Kobat
  • Introduction

    Arbor Hill Inn and Guest House - La Porte, Indiana

    Chosen as one of Northwest Indiana's Best Bed & Breakfasts by Lake Magazine and Three-Star Mobil Award Winner!

    Arbor Hill Inn and The Guest House, located in La Porte, is Northwest Indiana's premier bed & breakfast Inn, a quality revealed in its twelve guest accommodations. The Main Inn provides four spacious suites which boast whirlpool bath, sleeper sofa, fireplace, and king or queen bed; as well as three well-appointed guest rooms with queen bed and private bath with shower. The Guest House offers 5 additional, impressively distinctive suites with double whirlpool, oversized shower, and fireplace. All accommodations include central air conditioning, private bathroom, dataport phone, free local phone, cable TV, and VCR. You are welcome to enjoy the Inn's video movie library.

    Request your bountiful breakfast at a time prearranged to suit your schedule. Evening dining for guests at the Inn can be provided with 48 hour notice. Area restaurant arrangements can also be made.

    The Inn's main floor is ideal for intimate weddings, private parties, receptions, and teas ... or ... consider renting the entire Inn to host your party or event!

    Arbor Hill Inn offerEvening Dining Availables the finest in executive accommodations with business support services. All suites/rooms include private telephone, voice mail, data port, cable TV, and writing table/desk. Midweek Corporate rates are available. Reserve the entire Inn for an executive retreat.

    Evening dining at the Inn for the guests can be provided with 48 hour notice. For a quiet, romantic dinner, enjoy room service (Main Inn only) for an additional charge. Social drinking permitted. Ice bucket and glasses provided upon request.

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Kris Demoret and Laura Kobat for sharing their secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Proximity to Lake Michigan, Notre Dame, orchards, antiquing, 3 Public Golf courses within 7 minutes, shopping at Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets, 2 casinos, and of course, the LaPorte County Historical Museum which houses the 2nd largest weapons collections and most valuable collection in the world, came from this house thanks to the generosity of the gentleman that built the home, William Adrian Jones.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    We are known for our customer service.  A 2012 and 2013 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence recipient as well as the 2013 Shining Star award for Hospitality Excellence awarded by the LaPorte County Visitor’s Bureau.  The ambiance and historic beauty are the most outstanding features of the Inn.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    The small town feel with the luxuries of a large city, Lake Michigan, our 7 inland lakes, and the beauty of the seasons.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    Choose one from Tripadvisor – we have been so blessed to have accommodated such amazing guests!!!

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    The LaPorte County Historical Museum, which houses the 2nd largest weapons collections and most valuable collection in the world, came from this house thanks to the generosity of the gentleman that built the home, William Adrian Jones.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    See #1  So many things to do in all seasons.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    All the area “to do’s” are within 10-15 minutes driving distance from the Inn.  Notre Dame Campus is 35 minutes from our front door.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    We are fortunate to have many wonderful restaurants in the area.  Enzo’s (4 minutes away) is an amazing Italian restaurant, Portofinos on Briar Leaf Golf Course, Spire on Legacy Hills Golf Course, and Heston Restaurant which serves award winning prime rib.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference? -  as well as our website with the concierge section – full of information.

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have 9 whirlpool fireplace suites and 3 smaller guestrooms.

    Do you accept pets?

    We do not accept pets.  There are a couple “Bed and Bone” facilities nearby.

  • Events


    Arbor Hill Inn offers the finest in executive accommodations. Each room provides a desk with data-port phone and voice mail. Mid-week corporate rates are competitive, so you might prefer to rent the entire inn for your executive retreat. Our common areas offer a relaxed atmosphere with all the necessary equipment to facilitate your meeting. TV/VCR, overhead projector, screen, and flip charts are available for your use. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner service are available with prearrangement.

    Showers or Special Events:

    Arbor Hill Inn provides beautiful surroundings for that special bridal or baby shower, birthday party, or anniversary party. Food service is available with prearrangement. Call us for pricing and details.

  • Weddings

    Wedding Services: (Let us make your day a memorable one with help from our wedding planner)

    Specialty Bridal Showers

    Make your shower special with our elegant surroundings. The Inn's ambiance is perfect for that special occasion. Let us do the work for you and you enjoy the afternoon! We offer specialty teas for your shower as well as luncheons. Special event reservations required.

    Rehearsal Dinner

    The Inn provides dinner for parties up to 25. We offer a full dinner menu for your enjoyment and can serve buffet style or individual serve. All arrangements as well as dinner selections must be made in advance. Our guests are welcome to bring any wine or spirits of their choice and we will provide ice and glasses for your guest's convenience

    Intimate Weddings

    Many couples have chosen Arbor Hill Inn for their wedding of a lifetime. Whether in front of the fireplace or under a brass arch in the beveled glass bow-bay window, every wedding is special. The Inn can provide seating for up to 25 people for your intimate service.


    The elegance and serenity of the Inn have been the setting for many a fairy tale wedding. Arrangements can be made to take photos of your special day. Picture yourself on one of the two story porches as you begin your life together.


    Arbor Hill Inn provides a beautifully elegant setting for your reception. You can enjoy selections from our menu and we can accommodate up to 25 guests. We can serve either buffet style or individual serve. Guests are welcome to bring any wine or spirits of their choice and we will provide ice and glasses for your guest's convenience.

  • How To Find Us

    We are located just North of LaPorte on Johnson Road, 1/4 mile West of US 35. US 35 and the LaPorte area is located in Northwest Indiana, which can be reached on Interstate 80/90 or Interstate 94.