The Victorian Guest House
"The Old Coppes Mansion"
Welcome to the Victorian Guest House where you will
discover gracious living with the ambiance of the 1800s. Located in the heart of northern
Indiana's "Plain and Simple" Amish country, the Victorian Guest House
stands out like a polished gemstone. This gabled and turreted 110-year-old mansion, two
blocks from Nappanee's historic town square, stands resplendent in its
The home, filled with antiques and original family pieces, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This 1887 Queen Anne-style masterpiece was built for the Frank Coppes family. Coppes, whose company manufactured free-standing kitchen cabinets, insisted on expert craftsmanship, down to every exquisite detail: extensive wood paneling, stained glass windows, brass hardware.
The etched-glass entryway leads through beveled-glass pocket doors into an expansive living room with polished hardwood floors and tall ceilings. Graceful Victorian upholstered chairs and tufted footstools are present here. A wide draped doorway opens to the dining room where period wallpaper softens rich wood paneling and the beamed ceiling. The massive 11-foot dining room table, with a servant buzzer hidden on the underside, is an original piece. Stained glass windows made by Nappanee's renowned Lamb Brothers, whose work rivals that of Louis B. Tiffany, line the dining room and the quarter-sawn golden oak staircase that leads to the bedrooms upstairs.
"We really enjoyed our stay in your wonderful guest house. We were so impressed by all the attention to every detail. We will recommend the guest house to our friends."
"A great place to stay with lots of history and a neat sense of today. We were delighted with the comfort, snacks, and the breakfast."
Our Guest Rooms:
The Coppes Suite:
The master bedroom of this gracious home features the original golden oak woodwork. The full private bath boasts a large stained glass window with a sinuous rose design set against a cobalt blue background. Sixty-five gallons of water are required to fill the 110-year-old tub. Perfect for a long luxurious soak ... with plenty of provided bath grains. Queen size four poster pillow top bed and fold out love seat.
This spacious room features Victorian roses on the wall and long lace curtains, among other Victorian pieces. Queen size pillow top brass cherub bed and queen size sleeper sofa. Pedestal sink, shower and corner toilet.
The Sewing Room:
Although it is the smallest, the private balcony is perfect to watch the sun set and enjoy a cup of tea. Queen size bed with adjacent bath.
Plenty of Victorian accents with its own balcony. Antique queen size bed, pedestal sink and pull chain toilet and shower.
The queen size Bird's Eye Maple antique bed and hardwood floor gives this room its Victorian flair. The antique rocking chair provides a perfect place for an evening of reading. Pedestal sink, pull chain toilet and shower.
The Maid's Chamber:
This intimate room reflects the Victorian era ... the mansions original maid's quarters located on the third floor. Full bath with shower, separate vintage claw foot tub and pedestal sink. Queen size brass bed.
Rates and Policies
The Victorian Guest House is nestled in the heart of Northern, Indiana Amish country. Thousands of visitors come each year to witness the excitement of live theater at historic Amish Acres only one mile away. Shop for crafts or antiques at Borkholder's Dutch Village with over 500 booths to choose from... only three miles away. Nappanee and neighboring towns of Middlebury and Shipshewana offer great antique hunting. Many hours can be spent looking for great finds. The famous golden dome of Notre Dame University is only 45 minutes north. Fifteen minutes east, Lake Wawasee, Indiana's largest natural lake, is your destination for water sports.
Quilter's Retreat - Do you and your friends need a place to hold a quilting retreat! Look no farther! Come spend two nights (or 3 nights!) with us and enjoy quality time together quilting, sharing and laughing! We provide tables, lighting, iron and ironing boards, you supply sewing machines and projects. Wake up to fresh brewed gourmet coffee or tea and a full hot breakfast before returning to your day of sewing and fun! Enjoy breaks through the day at our local shops and of course, area fabric stores! Minumum of 6 with maximum capacity for retreats is 12 with all six guest rooms reservations required for a two night retreat. $130 per person for two-night stay includes:
· 6 guest rooms with queen size beds and private baths.
· A full breakfast served in the dining room each morning.
· No curfews! No dishes! No laundry!
Please call 574-773-4383 for details and availability!
Scrapbookers - Knitters and Cross-stitchers are Welcome!!!!!! - Same as above for Quilt Retreats!
Sunday through Thursday - One night package. Enjoy a mid-week visit to the Victorian Guest House. Your stay begins with an early check-in time of 11 a.m. Plan your day after settling in to your antique filled room complete with a queen size pillow top bed and full private bath. Your visit includes a live theater performance and an all you care to eat family style dinner, choose matinee or evening performance.
Return to the Victorian Guest house to relax and enjoy a gourmet selection of chocolates, teas, coffees and sweets served in the commons area. Pleasant dreams! In the morning, wake up to fresh brewed gourmet coffee and a sumptuous full hot breakfast complete with china and crystal. Advance reservations requested. Double occupancy $209.00.
Two Night Enchanted Victorian Romance Package - Recapture the romance in your relationship with an escape from the hectic pace of life. Your first evening begins with an early dinner arranged for you at a local Mennonite Restaurant and ends with A selection of gourmet chocolates and a non-alcoholic bubbly beverage waiting your return from dinner.
Your second evening will be a romantic dinner for two at a very exquisite local restaurant. Each night snuggle into your Victorian decorated room complete with queen size pillow top bed and full private bath. Mornings wake to fresh brewed gourmet coffee and sumptuous full hot breakfast complete with china and crystal. "Prepare for a Memory". Advance reservations requested. Double occupancy $339.00.
Ladies Weekend Away - Need a get away girls weekend? Let's plan a total shopping weekend for you and your friends to Nappanee's local shops, Shipshewana, Middlebury. Come back to the Guest House for relaxing evening tea served in the living room and then talk the night away! Wake up to fresh brewed gourmet coffee or tea and a full hot breakfast before returning to your day shopping and fun! Maximum capacity for retreats is 12 with all six guest rooms reservations required for a two night retreat. Special pricing available, please call 574-773-4383 for details!
Church Retreats - Escape to Nappanee for a church couples or deacons retreat. Hold your meeting or seminars in the Victorian Guest House private dining or living room. Enjoy the local Amish culture shopping and dining experience. Enjoy your evening tea together in the living room or privately in your own guest room. Wake up to fresh brewed gourmet coffee or tea and a full hot breakfast. Maximum capacity for retreats is 12 with all six guest rooms reservations required for a two night retreat. Special pricing available, please call 574-773-4383 for details!
Business Specials - Traveling to Nappanee for business? We have the perfect place to refresh yourself after a long day of business planning! Based on room availability - $49.00 each night of your business trip. Evening and morning gourmet coffee/tea furnished. No breakfasts served with Business Special Packages. Call 574-773-4383 for details!
Are you celebrating an anniversary, birthday or just a special time together?
Let us help to make your stay at the Victorian Guest House even more memorable.
AMISH DINNER EXPERIENCE
Have dinner in the home of one of our local Amish families. Visit with our Amish friends as they share their culture with you. Advance reservation $17.00 per person
The Victorian Guest House is a proud member of the following association:
Amish Country Bed and Breakfast Group
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