Travelers, Notre Dame & South Bend visitors unwind in the Avanti Guest House across from Studebaker Museum. Walk downtown to great food. Quick to ND (bus/car). Twin beds, private 1/2bath. Full shower steps away. Kitchen & ready-to-go breakfast items
This private 2nd floor bedroom includes two twin beds and a private half-bath. Guests have access to full shower in shared bathroom. A small fridge may also be available upon request with priority given to long-term guests.
View to the east in South Bend shows the side yard, trees, and the Studebaker National Museum's Archives Building and parking.
The Avanti Museum and Guest House (like B&B without a breakfast) operates 6 private bedrooms, each with either a private full bath or half bath. All guests have access to full shower in shared bathroom as well.
The entire house may be available for rental. Please contact us to discuss options or see our full Avanti House listing.
Guests share a common living room, dining room and a well-equipped kitchen (electric skillet, countertop convection oven, microwave). The living room includes a flat panel TV with basic channels.
Interaction with Guests
Guests should alert the caretaker by Airbnb message when they intend to arrive. Typically, Don or Micah/Jill will meet you and show you the house upon your arrival. It is possible, however, that nobody may be available to meet you upon your arrival (especially if you arrive very late or over a holiday). In that case, we will work out the details of your arrival beforehand. Guests will be given relevant pass codes and keys.
Otherwise, you have as much privacy or interaction as you wish.
The Museum District / West Washington neighborhood is up and coming in the South Bend area with many homes being restored. The Avanti Guest House is across the street from the nationally acclaimed Studebaker National Museum and the Indiana Center for History.
The museum district is very walkable with downtown only 15 minutes away. Bicycle access around town is also quick and easy. The town also has a bus system. We are located 2.8 miles from Notre Dame, and a short drive to the SBN (regional airport and bus depot).
Other Things to Note
- ND Football and other event weekends (e.g., graduation): We ask that guests book a 2 night minimum.
- Long-term stays: if you are interested in staying for a week or more, please message us for details. We have had guests stay in the past for up to 3 months. Our kitchen is also equipped to prepare small meals.
We are located 2.8 miles from Notre Dame, a five minute walk to a gym/pool, and a 10 minute walk to Silverhawks minor league baseball stadium. There is also a laundromat and discount grocery across the street.
Respect personal items, Avanti memorabilia and hanging posters and art, as well as the privacy of other guests in the other rooms of the house. Quiet hours 11pm-8am.
It is possible that there may be events happening in the house.
Host made us feel really welcome and was also flexible. The listing description was not adequate to describe how awesome the house is. The neighbourhood was safe and elegant.
I stayed in the Newman-Altman room on December 15th, 2014 and was very impressed with every part of my stay. The pre and post arrival text and personal service were outstanding! So good that I was sure an auto reply service was being used (but nope, it was a real person - that's how fast they responded to every piece of communications I had with them). Was so glad to have met Don - he made me feel like part of the house - never as a client. I'll remember our conversations for a long time, and hope to continue them someday. Can I give 6 stars and 3 thumbs up!
This place is the best I've ever (email hidden) no idea how to describe it in a way that will do justice to it. The house was fantastic, wifi was super-fast and everything was clean. There were Avanti newspaper cutouts, fridge magnets and all kinds of paraphernalia everywhere, tastefully arranged. Micah the caretaker was very friendly and gave me a tour of the house. Don was an amazing host, took time to talk to every resident about his passion. I felt very safe.
Don has thought out many ways to make guests feel comfortable. From a really thorough tour and explanation of expectations, he has put a lot of effort into imagining what a guest might need. The room was clean and private, with my own attached bathroom and access to wifi. He was very accommodating regarding my check-in and check-out times.
Cozy place to stay for the night, Don was very accommodating, place was very clean would definitely recommend staying here, and if I am ever in South Bend again I will definitely return
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We created the Avanti mini museum and Guest House in South Bend, Indiana to pay homage to the Avanti automobile created by Raymond Loewy and his small team of designers in 1962. The Studebaker Corp. sold the Avanti for 1963 and 1964, and a handful of others made and sold the car from South Bend, Youngstown, Ohio, Villa Rica, Georgia and Cancun Mexico.
The museum and guest house features Avanti and Studebaker art, posters and memorabilia.
Myself or Micah & Jill Towery will be your hosts during your stay.