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World Traveler's Room in Bedford with Breakfast

Private room in bed and breakfast hosted by Rowena
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 private bath
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We think you'll like the art and artifacts from our travels in this room in the former Lawrence County Jail and Sheriff's Residence in Bedford, 40 miles south of Bloomington and an hour from French Lick. There's a queen-sized bed and private bath. In the morning we will treat you to a big breakfast tailored to your individual tastes. Vegan, gluten-free, lactose-free, no problem for us--we love our guests and we love to cook!

The space
Please note that we are located in Bedford, about forty minutes south of Bloomington and an hour northeast of French Lick. The former Lawrence County Jail and Sheriff's Residence is a very unusual historic landmark--in addition to the Victorian residence you see from the front, in back is a big old jail. The place oozes with local history and a somewhat spooky presence after dark.

Guest access
Your second floor room, the first floor common areas (living and dining rooms and the porch), and the yard and rear parking lot will all be accessible. Please ask if you would like to use the kitchen. The top floor of the house is our private family space, but we will show you the view from the tower if you would like to see it.

Other things to note
A big B&B breakfast is included with your room rate.
We think you'll like the art and artifacts from our travels in this room in the former Lawrence County Jail and Sheriff's Residence in Bedford, 40 miles south of Bloomington and an hour from French Lick. There's a queen-sized bed and private bath. In the morning we will treat you to a big breakfast tailored to your individual tastes. Vegan, gluten-free, lactose-free, no problem for us--we love our guests and we love… read more

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Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Air conditioning
Free parking on premises
Wifi
Breakfast
Smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide alarm
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Essentials
Heating

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Bedford, Indiana, United States

Our house is a block from the Bedford courthouse square, in a mixed residential/commercial neighborhood. Bedford is a quiet little town with some fun things to see and do both within walking distance, such as the new Milwaukee Trail and the nearly 100-year-old Lawrence County Museum, and farther afield, like Blue Springs Caverns, Spring Mill State Park, the West Baden Springs Hotel, and more.
Our house is a block from the Bedford courthouse square, in a mixed residential/commercial neighborhood. Bedford is a quiet little town with some fun things to see and do both within walking distance, such as t…

Hosted by Rowena

Joined in September 2014
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I am a retired Foreign Service Officer. During my career I served in Germany, three countries in Africa, Georgia (the former Soviet republic, not the state), and Washington, D.C. I live with my husband Reza and our cat, Mr. Fuzz, in the former Lawrence County Jail and Sheriff's House, a really cool 1904 limestone landmark one block from the courthouse square in the quiet town of Bedford, Indiana. My husband and I work constantly to maintain, restore and renovate this crazy old castle, but it is still more quirky than elegant, full of reminders of the travels, tastes and talents of ourselves, our family and our friends. I volunteer a lot of time to local organizations, particularly the Lawrence County Museum, which I will encourage you to visit while you're here, and the Bedford Rotary Club.
I am a retired Foreign Service Officer. During my career I served in Germany, three countries in Africa, Georgia (the former Soviet republic, not the state), and Washington, D.C. I…
During your stay
I am always interested in talking to visitors, so I will interact as much or as little as you want, and time permits. I would also be glad to take you through the old jail if you're interested in seeing it.
  • Languages: Français, Deutsch
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