Travelers, Notre Dame & South Bend visitors unwind in the Avanti Guest House across from Studebaker Museum. Walk downtown to great bars & food. Fast ND access (bus/car). Twin beds, private full bath. Kitchen access & free ready-to-go breakfast items
This spacious 2nd floor master bedroom has 2 twin beds and a private bathroom with standing shower. A private fridge may be available upon request with priority given to long-term guests.
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.
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.
Very comfortable space with a great location. Lovely Avanti artifacts, comfortable rooms, good common space. All in all the place was perfect - 5 minutes from campus, near downtown.
After my daughter has been in South Bend for 4 years, I finally explored a part of it that is more interesting, more diverse, and has a bunch more character than motel row in Mishawaka. I'll be back ;)
We had a great stay at the Avanti Guest House. The house itself is cute and funky--definitely better than a cookie-cutter hotel. We met Micah upon our arrival and he was very friendly and SUPER flexible about our last minute check-in plans. We'll definitely stay here again next time we're in South Bend.
Very good living experience.
The room is very clean and friendly.
The decoration of rooms is full of historical feeling~
The neighborhood was very convenient. There are many beautiful house just around the corner if you like architecture.
Micha greeted us, showed us to our room and told us a bit about restaurants and bars within walking distance. He was very friendly and informative.
The house itself is very kitschy. The Studebaker and a Avanti material give the house a unique feel. Our room had many framed pictures of cars and twin beds. My friend joked to me that it felt like we were at little kids at a sleep over.
The room was very affordable considering that we were there for a Notre Dame football weekend. This is where I will stay the next time I come to South Bend.
My stay has been wonderful and the house just keeps getting better. Great hosts!
Our hosts were very helpful and welcoming so I would definitely recommend this place for anyone visiting South Bend!
We had a wonderful stay at the Kellogg-Loewy room in the Avanti House. Room was as described and the house is truly a museum with Avanti artifacts everywhere. Location was great - a short walk to downtown. We also brought bikes and found that we could get most anywhere in South Bend on them. Great hosts, very responsive and eager to give recommendations and advice for our stay. Would definitely return here!
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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.