Inn at Aberdeen Bed & Breakfast

3158 South State Road 2, Valparaiso, Indiana 46385
Innkeeper(s): Linda & John Johnson
 
  • Introduction

    Inn at Aberdeen Bed & BreakfastLocated in Valparaiso, Indiana; set amidst the rolling hills, rich green forests, and meandering streams of this unique corner of Porter County, the old farm house at Timberlake Farms was once a dairy farm, once home to thoroughbred horses, and once a comfortable hunting lodge. Today, more than 100 years after it was originally built, the farm house has been carefully restored, beautifully enlarged, and renamed Inn at Aberdeen.

    It's time to relax. A chance to just kick back with those special friends in your life and do absolutely nothing - if you like. The Inn will meet your needs.

     

     

  • 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 Linda & John Johnson for sharing their own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    More than 60% of travelers stay merely as a chance to get away.
    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    We are best known for our quiet, romantic time. 

    The 11 rooms, ghost stories, and Bill’s dinner (wine tasting & mystery, favorite wedding spot) all make our inn unique.

    What I love most is meeting new folks from literally around the world and talking with them.

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

    Lake MI southern shore & sand dunes, Valparaiso University, and some great fine dining are all reasons to visit.
    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    Great ambiance, comfort, service and food – like visiting grandma’s.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    Excellent dining options are certainly noted by those that come and featured in Midwest Living.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Walking trails, ponds and a golf course are within walking distance.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Don Quijotes (Spanish) and Parea.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    The Inn’s own website and “Things to Do” tab are good references.
    How many rooms does your inn have?

    The inn has 11 suites, all private with bath, Jacuzzi and fireplace.

    Do you accept pets?

    We have several rooms available for pet owners with walk-out patios.

     

  • Amenities

    The Inn already has established a reputation of offering the most memorable of weddings, receptions, anniversaries, afternoon teas, and surprise parties, to name a few. Whether you want an event inside the luxurious Conference Center, the Solarium, outside in the Gazebo, or spread throughout the Gardens surrounding the Inn - our staff will surely meet your needs. Planning can be effortless - you just need to accept the praise for an event they will all remember.

    • Mystery Weekends
    • Romantic Dinner Getaways
    • Golf Packages
    • Weddings
    • Receptions
    • Picnics
    • Dinners
    • and the list keeps growing

    Inn at Aberdeen Bed & Breakfast, Valparaiso, Indiana, breakfastThe Inn offers golf packages for the new Course at Aberdeen - which winds about The Inn and The Village of Aberdeen. The Course is an 18-hole, 7,000 yard truly magnificent championship course with concrete cart paths; 4 tees per hole to meet every golfer's needs; bent grass turf throughout - the tees, greens and fairways; and bunkers scattered throughout the serene woodland setting amidst meandering streams and quiet ponds. The Inn's golf packages feature a welcome gift at check-in, unlimited range balls, your choice of cart or walking, and the opportunity to get priority Tee-times at the time you reserve your stay at The Inn. Contact The Inn today and let us tee-up a great package for you or your group.

    Inn at Aberdeen Bed & Breakfast, Valparaiso, Indiana, gazebo
    Want to get away for a weekend, yearn to be a super sleuth, sign-up for one of The Inn's famous Mystery Weekend Getaways. You can play a part or simply go along with the fun. You could even be the murderer or the great Inspector Columbo. In any event, you will surely forget your cares and have a truly relaxing and exciting time. Call us for the next available date.

  • Weddings at the Inn, a Lifetime Experience

    Inn at Aberdeen Bed & Breakfast, Valparaiso, Indiana, weddingsWeddings at the Inn at Aberdeen are a warm, loving experience with family and friends that you can relive for years to come, every time you return to the Inn for a simple evening alone or your anniversary or other special events.

    We have guests who got engaged at the Inn, were married here, return for anniversaries and special evenings together and claim to have even conceived here. Your wedding can be the beginning of many wonderful experiences throughout your life. We certainly hope that the Inn at Aberdeen, Ltd, becomes a part of your life together.

    What type of wedding do you want?

    Do you want a very small group of close friends and family or a festive gala for many ? Should it be indoors or outside in the gazebo? A simple hors d'euvres and cake reception, an elegant dinner or a celebration with music, dancing, food and beverages into the night ? Want your reception outdoors under canopy - a dinner or perhaps a cook-out ? We've even done a Mystery Wedding (really) and were written up in Los Angeles TIMES newspaper. Want a carriage ride in the summer or a sleigh ride in the winter? A photo booth for your friends to enjoy their time with you?

    These questions are an issue of style and reflect how you as a new couple want to spend one of happiest times in your life. It also reflects how you want to remember this day for years to come. It is one of your first major decisions as a new couple and should be made by you alone. The Inn will help make whatever you want come true, just for you.

    Indoor Weddings

    Weddings at the Inn at Aberdeen are a warm, loving experience with family and friends that you can relive for years to come, every time you return to the Inn for a simple evening alone or your anniversary or other special events.

    We have guests who got engaged at the Inn, were married here, return for anniversaries and special evenings together and claim to have even conceived here. Your wedding can be the beginning of many wonderful experiences throughout your life. We certainly hope that the Inn at Aberdeen, Ltd, becomes a part of your life together.

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    Outdoor Weddings

    Outdoor weddings bring the fresh smell of the gardens, the warmth of the sunlight and the chirping of the birds to your special day. Our gazebo provides a wonderful place to tie the knot and memorable pictures for years to come. The gazebo will be decorated for you with silk arrangements to coordinate with your colors. If you would like to add fresh flowers, it can be done for an additional cost. And, of course, since you've rented the Inn, you can always get a few more pictures on the grand staircase.

    After the wedding, you can have hors d'euvres and cake in the Inn for up to 120, an elegant dinner for sixty or host your reception under canopies in the gardens for up to 300 with a buffet or plated and served dinner of your choice. Don't want a fancy reception ? How about a barbecue or hog roast and a little line dancing ? We will be happy to work with you to make your dreams come true.
    Need a little music ? Musicians in the gazebo to accompany your vows, strike up a tune under the canopy or play the latest CDs with your own DJ to keep the party rocking into the night.

    As the party starts to wind down, you and your special friends and family can relax in the Inn together, share stories and then retire to your rooms for a quiet, relaxing evening. Then awaken in the morning to a gourmet breakfast that you have chosen for your guests.

    A wedding at the Inn at Aberdeen, Ltd., whether you are inside or out in the gardens is a splendid way to start your life together.

  • Parties

    Inn at Aberdeen Bed & Breakfast, Valparaiso, Indiana, partiesOur guests enjoy the Inn so much, that they keep inventing more reasons to have a special party at the Inn for their families and special friends. You can impress your guests, too—get your ideas together and we will help you plan a wonderful event.

    Bridal Showers, Baby Showers, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Teas, Mystery Dinners or Luncheons, Retirement, Office Celebrations, Holiday Parties, Welcome to the Community or Job, Going Away, Graduation, Baptisms, Christenings, Communion, and even Wakes.

    The Inn has it's own chefs who can create just about anything that you could imagine to make your culinary dreams come true for your event. Something else you'd like - let us know and we can price it for you.

    219/465-3753 or toll free 866/761-3753.
    E-mail questions—inn@innataberdeen.com
    Or stop in for a tour and a chance to talk about your ideas. Once we understand what your heart desires—we an provide an estimate.

  • Business

    Inn at Aberdeen Bed & Breakfast, Valparaiso, Indiana, businessMany business travelers call the Inn at Aberdeen home when they are in northwest Indiana. The Inn has been recognized by Indiana Business Magazine since 2003 as the leading business retreat center in northwest Indiana.

    Business Rates (Sunday through Thursday)

    Corporate rate

    Federal and state per diem rates accepted

    FEMA certified property—#IN822.

    Selected by U.S. Federal Marshalls for our high profile guests in NW IN.

    Special attention to your needs to include early check-in and check-out, early breakfast (request evening before), wireless internet, free local calls, photocopying and fax services.

    Group lodging

    Whether your group is two rooms or eleven or we can secure additional lodging at our hospitality partners only five minutes away, the Inn meets your needs.

    Meal functions

    Breakfast and evening dessert along with unlimited snacks and beverages are included for each lodging guest.

    Want to invite others to join you for breakfast ?—simply let the Innkeeper know the night before.

    Special breakfast, luncheon, dinner or reception—our own chefs will more than satisfy your culinary desires.

    The Inn has its own chefs - so we can create just about any menu that you would like. If you do not find something on the sample menu attached, simply give us a call and we can price your menua ideas for you.  219/465-3753  or TOLL FREE 866/761-3753

    Inn at Aberdeen Bed & Breakfast, Valparaiso, Indiana, meetings

    Business Meeting

    Whether you need a room for a small meeting of 4-6 individuals of prefer the Conference Room to spread out. The Inn at Aberdeen can meet your meeting and conference needs.

    The Inn has been rated for ten years now as the Northwest Indiana "Best Small Business Retreat" location by Northwest Indiana Business Magazine. Let us help you plan your next function, casual or formal.

    Our Conference Room can seat from two to 64 for a meal function, 120 for a reception, and host meetings in a number of configurations that will fit the ultimate goal of your meeting (Board Room, U-Shape, Classroom or dining). The Library, Solarium, Aberdeen and Alloway Suite can be utilized for break-out-sessions.

    The Alloway Suite offers an expanding table, kitchenette and living room for small discussions, depositions or more private meetings during the main conference.

    Tired of being nickeled and dimed for A-V equipment, flipcharts and the like? It is included at the Inn.

    • Wireless Internet throughout the rooms and grounds of the Inn
    • LCD projector and screen
    • Overhead projector
    • Slide projector
    • AITech Maxview to link your laptop computer to our 35" color monitor
    • 2 phone lines
    • Dry erase board, flip charts, markers and easels
    • on-site fax and photocopier

    Don't settle for the same old food-our own chef's can help you select a menu that will please your most discriminating associate for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a reception. Keep it casual or make it formal.

    • Want to make it special - add on a
    • Wine Tasting Dinner
    • Mystery Dinner or Overnight Mystery
    • Golf Outing
    • Cook-out

    The Inn has 11 guest suites. If you require additional rooms, we can work with our local hospitality sites only five minutes away to arrange for additional rooms, consolidated billing and your off-site guests can join you for breakfast and your other meal functions.

    Call toll free, e-mail or fax us your ideas and we can provide options and a quote for your next meeting.

  • Directions

    Inn at Aberdeen Bed & Breakfast, Valparaiso, Indiana, snowy frontThe Inn is located 2.7 miles South of US Hwy 30 & Indiana Route 2 on Rte.2.

    Directions from E, W or N:

    1. I-80/90/94 to IN 49, S to US 30, then 3 lights W to junction of US 30 & IN 2
    2. Turn South onto Indiana Rte. 2 and go 2.7 miles
    3. Inn is past lighted gazebo behind stone wall on the right (W)

    Directions from S:

    1. I-65 N to Lowell exit (IN Rte 2), then follow Rte 2 N which goes E about 5 miles then turns N at flasher, continue N through Hebron
    2. Then an additional 15 miles Northeast on Rte. 2 to the traffic light at SE corner of Aberdeen Subdivision (intersection of Rte. 2 & Division Rd)
    3. Continue N on Rte. 2 about 1/4 mile past this light to the 2nd Left (Aberdeen Dr.)
    4. Turn Left onto Aberdeen Drive and the two quick rights to enter the Inn's parking lot
  • Area Information

    Outdoor Activities

    • Family Express - gas & snacks
    • Course at Aberdeen - Golf
    • Indiana Dunes State Park
    • Bike Ride - Shore General Store
    • Bike Ride - Bike Station
    • The Square - Valparaiso
    • Zao Island
    • Deep River Water Park
    • 49ER Drive-In Theatre
    • Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
    • Four Seasons Equestrian Center
    • Rogers Lakewood Park
    • Coffee Creek Watershed
    • Sunset Hill Farm County Park
    • Porter County Expo Center
    • Forest Park Golf Course
    • Creekside Golf Course
    • The Brassie Golf Club

    Indoor Activities

    • Inspire Salon/Spa by Inn
    • Designers Club Salon & Day Spa
    • Valparaiso University
    • Brauer Museum of Art
    • Albanese Candy Factory
    • Zao Island - indoor
    • Lifestyles-The Gallery
    • Memorial Opera House
    • Porter County Old Jail Musuem
    • Artist's Den
    • Hoosier Bat Company
    • Anderson Winery Inc
    • Inman's Bowling & Recreation
    • Cinemark Movie Theater
    • Porter County Expo Center
    • YMCA
    • Stardust Bowl II
    • Bass Pro Shops
    • Blythe's Sports Shop
    • Chicago Street Theatre
    • Rio's Country Club
    • Blue Chip Casino
    • Westfield Southlake
    • Lighthouse Outlets Mall
    • Fair Oaks Farms

    Kids Stuff

    • Cinemark Movie Theater
    • Zao Island Amusements
    • Deep River Water Park_Copy
    • Four Seasons Equestrian Center_Copy
    • 49ER Drive-In Theatre_Copy
    • Indiana Dunes State Park_Copy
    • Albanese Candy Factory_Copy
    • Hoosier Bat Company_Copy
    • Inman's Bowling & Recreation_Copy
    • Cinemark
    • Fair Oaks Farms
    • Stardust Bowl II

    Local Attractions

    • Family Express - gas & snacks
    • Course at Aberdeen - Golf
    • Valparaiso University
    • Zao Island
    • Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
    • Lifestyles-The Gallery
    • The Square - downtown Valparaiso
    • Inman's Bowling & Recreation
    • Anderson Winery Inc
    • Hoosier Bat Company
    • Porter County Old Jail Musuem
    • Memorial Opera House