When our family of four was invited to visit the Indiana Dunes and stay at the Inn at Aberdeen (3158 South State Road 2) in Valparaiso, I was surprised. I had to call back and be sure that the bed and breakfast knew our family included an infant and a toddler. Not only were they aware, a crib was available to borrow for our room and a high chair would be set up at our family table in the breakfast room each morning!
After checking in, I was taken to our room and the innkeeper told me that our room should be plenty quiet in order to allow the kids to sleep well. I just smiled because lets face it, my biggest worry was that OTHER people might hear them, not that other people might BOTHER my kids.
The Inn was gorgeous and offered picturesque views from our room and around the property. We stayed in the Glamis Suite and our room was very large and had plenty of space for all of us to stretch out and get comfortable. The walkout patio was a beautiful feature and the gazebo right outside of our room was very attractive and romantic.
Each morning, a breakfast was specially prepared for each of us by the onsite chef and kitchen staff. The delicious meal fueled us with energy for the busy days we had planned on our trip. We met several other guests in the dinning room each morning and that was a fun treat — everyone was there for a different reason, some were wedding guests, others were on a honeymoon, some on a romantic retreat and then there was our family, on a fun vacation! Everyone was very friendly.
Throughout the day, snacks and beverages were available in the sitting area on the main floor. The yummy cheesecake dessert was a welcome perk to my husband and Lulu who each enjoyed their piece. Rooms at the Inn have Jacuzzis for two, fireplaces, DirecTv, free wireless internet and high quality food. Lulu loved looking in the garden for the butterfly and fairy statues and decorations. It was a very fun experience for her.
My favorite part of about the Inn at Aberdeen was that despite traveling with a family, we were not treated as second class citizens, we were not asked to sacrifice quality accommodations just because we were traveling with children. We felt welcome and our children felt welcome at the Inn at Aberdeen. I believe that the fact that we were staying at a large house, made our travels a bit easier on the kids than if we were staying in a large hotel. After this wonderful experience, we would like to stay at a Bed and Breakfast more often!
Traveling with pets? Stay at the Inn at Aberdeen and ask about their pet policy. We were guests of the Inn at Aberdeen in order to facilitate this article but as always, my opinions are honest and my own. I want to help you and YOUR family enjoy your stay at the Inn at Aberdeen. Sometimes you can find some fantastic money saving coupons on their website! I recommend staying here — even if you have kids! Check out the Inn at Aberdeen on Facebook too!
My name is Katy Mann, and I'm the creator of Indy with Kids. With over 10 years of experience working with children, and my excitement towards the great city of Indianapolis; I offer readers guidance about great events and activities to do around Indianapolis with their kids and grandchildren. Join us on our family travels and adventures across the country!