Schenck Mansion Bed & Breakfast

206 West Turnpike Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043
Innkeeper(s): Steve & Jenny Bennett
 

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  • Introduction

    Schenck Mansion Bed & Breakfast is located in Vevay, IN.  This 35 room mansion was built in 1874, by Benjamin Franklin Schenck, son of a wealthy "hay king" of the steamboat era. It was the marvel of its time with a four storied tower and five bathrooms. Each bathroom contains a walnut-cased copper lined tub.

    Architecturally the house is of the "second empire" style. It has four porches, seven balconies, eight chimneys, 86 windows and seven staircases. The original slate roof is still intact. The original exterior trim was made by a master tin smith.

    In 1945 the home was acquired by Mr. & Mrs. Clarence Wiseman who lived here and also used it as the clubhouse for the Switzerland County Saddle Club. The property now belongs to Jerry and Lisa Fisher, who have restored the mansion to its original grandeur.

    There are several beautiful locations on the grounds to hold your dream wedding. Small weddings can be held in the double parlors also.  Luncheons and tours by appointment.  Bridal, Baby, or Graduation parties can also be held on the patio or parlors. Schenck Mansion Bed & Breakfast - Vevay, Indiana

    "My spouse and I are veterans of over 100 bed-and-breakfast visits, and we've never found one as elegant, comfortable, and splendid as in our recent visit to the Schenck Mansion in Vevay, Indiana. The attention to detail in every aspect was a true delight. The hostess is amazingly gifted in renovation, hospitality, and the culinary arts--I'm completely in awe of her skills, and equally grateful she chose to share them with fortunate travelers in this setting."

    Guest Comments - Trip Advisor - Jul 25, 2005

     

     

    Close to:

    Belterra Casino & Resort and Kentucky Speedway

     

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking formemorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Lisa Fisher for sharing her own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Because of the beautiful 35 room mansion built in 1874

    What are you best known for? 

    We are best known for our warm hospitality.

    What makes your inn unique?

    Only place you can use a 139 year old copper bathtub surrounded by walnut casing.

    What do you love most about your inn?

    What I love most about our inn is the type of guest we attract. Wonderful people as unique as the house they come to visit.

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

    If you are looking for a peaceful quaint little river town, Vevay is the place to be.

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

    "We feel like we have stepped back in time."

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    We are unique small town with few shops or restaurants. But the ones we have are wonderful.

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

    Zipline at Dagaz Acres, Visit Belterra Casino Resort - only 7 miles away, go on the historic walking tour, have dinner at the inn at lease once. And by all means go on the wine trail.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    We are only 5 blocks from the mighty Ohio River and the center of Town.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Roxano's

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    Visitors Center has a wonder driving guide that showcases what our county has to offer.

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have 5 rooms with private baths, 1 extra room that can be added on that would share a bath.

    Do you accept pets?

    Pets not allowed. We do have some local boarding options.