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Stone Soup Inn
Bed & Breakfast

Indianapolis, Indiana

Stone Soup Inn Bed & Breakfast - Indianapolis, Indiana

Built in 1901, The Stone Soup Inn is an impressive example of Colonial Revival architecture. After its heyday as a residence, the house fell into a period of disrepair and was used as a rooming house and later as a seminary dormitory.

In 1977, the Bourke family saved it from the wrecking ball and the house underwent twenty years of intensive renovation. In respect of their contribution the door knocker still bears their name. On July 31, 1996, Jeneane Life bought the house and set in motion her plan to open The Stone Soup Inn.

Within Minutes Of...

Circle Centre Mall Sports Venues Fine Dining Convention Center
Clubs and Nightlife Museums Theaters Symphony Festivals

Located in the heart of the Historic Old Northside, the Stone Soup Inn offers all the beauty and comfort of an upscale turn of the century home. After stepping into the large foyer, relax by the baby grand piano in the living room or cuddle up with a good book in the library. All of these rooms contain beautifully detailed woodwork and hardwood floors. Breakfast will be served in our distinctive dining room or, weather permitting, on the large, wraparound porch.

On the second floor, share stories with other guests in the sitting room or outside on the spacious balcony overlooking the front garden and lily pond. Decorated with a combination of Mission-style and Victorian-era antiques, guests will find a comfortable, convenient place to stay as they explore nearby historic sites, Indianapolis' theater district and downtown attractions.

In the old children's story, "Stone Soup", three weary travelers in need of food and rest come upon a small village only to find the inhabitants wary and pretending to be in need themselves. The travelers convince the villagers they can make a soup out of stones. Enchanted by this marvelous claim, the villagers gradually contribute the food they had hidden away. Together, they make a wonderful soup and the whole village comes out to welcome the travelers with a great feast.

Our bed and breakfast draws from the lesson of the story. We look to welcome new visitors to our city and have created a warm, friendly environment - a home away from home - where travelers can relax by a fire, share their experiences and sleep in comfort. Come join us and read the entire story in our library.

Stone Soup Inn is a member of the Indiana Bed & Breakfast Association and is AAA approved.

Stone Soup Inn
Bed & Breakfast

1304 N. Central Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
(317) 639-9550
Fax: (317) 684-9536
Email: stonesoupinn@iquest.net
Jeneane Life & Jordan Rifkin, Innkeepers

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