Make your stay in South Bend your own at the Oliver Inn Bed & Breakfast. Choose one of our 10 well-appointed rooms that best suits your needs—be it a cozy room with a view of our magnificent grounds, a suite for work and relaxation, or a private, romantic getaway. We’ll further customize your stay with our own touches: creative special occasion packages; decadent, house-made breakfasts; accommodating yet professional service; and evening refreshments in the nook of your choice, or outside on our beautiful grounds and gardens. Believe us when we say, you’ll adapt quickly to the splendor of the Oliver Inn’s early 19th Century architecture, updated with all the amenities today’s travelers have come to expect. And then some…
Explore the energy of our downtown that’s a very short walk and brimming with restaurants and entertainment, miles of walking paths, the beautiful winding St. Joseph River and many inviting parks that line its shores. Our locale near the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s campuses only adds to the ease of your visit with us.
The Oliver Inn Bed & Breakfast is the perfect choice for a stay, tea, bridal shower, wedding or any special event where a merger of intimacy and convenience are preferred and individual attention and service surpass your expectations.
An Acclaimed Historic Bed and Breakfast … The perfect alternative to hotels
What The Oliver Inn Visitors Are Saying …
“A very nice place to stay. Home like comfort, breakfast to die for and hospitality that is second to none. Alice and Tom do everything they possibly can to make this a pleasant experience for their visitors.”
~ Sebastion S
Alice and Tom, the owners, are wonderful hosts and great cooks. The breakfast is always varied and delicious. The rooms are spacious and very comfortable, especially the beds.
~ Helene C.
We spent one weekday night here. Beautiful property with excellent service and a very relaxing atmosphere. Alice and Tom made us feel right at home even with a late arrival.
~ Walter C Sterling, Connecticut
This B&B is a pleasant stay and conveniently located to take in a South Bend Cubs game. Studebaker Museum and Oliver Mansion are just down the street. Hostess is a great cook!
~ JoeNose_59 – Douglas, Michigan
The History of The Oliver Inn
In the 1870’s, the home of Dr. Lewis Pagin sat on this site. James Oliver (of Oliver Chilled Plow and tractor fame), acquired the house in 1885 and moved it to South Scott Street for use as the St. Hedwig Parish Church rectory. He then proceeded to build the present house. On January 4, 1897, as reported in the Real Estate Transfers in the South Bend Times, “James Oliver to Josephine Oliver Ford—one acre on the corner of Scott and Washington. Consideration: $1.00 and love.”