The Bygone Days of the Gilded Age

The Oliver Inn • South Bend, IN

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This Queen Anne-style manse offers a charming retreat.
  • This Queen Anne-style manse offers a charming retreat.
  • Rooms are ornately appointed, yet sublimely comfortable.
  • Some rooms feature four-poster beds and clawfoot tubs.
  • Relax in the parlor after a candlelit breakfast.

Escape Kit

  • A One-Night Stay for Two
  • Candlelit Breakfast for Two
  • Complimentary Weekday Upgrade to Room with a Fireplace or Jacuzzi with a Dozen Chocolate Truffles

If the Information Age is feeling like there's a bit of TMI shared between your new smartphone, iPad, and constant stream of Twitter updates, perhaps it's time to take a trip back to the turn of the last century. Immerse yourself in the timeless luxury of the Gilded Age with this week's Escape: an overnight stay for two ($80) at The Oliver Inn in South Bend.

Let the years slip away as your carriage pulls into the porte-cochère of this Queen Anne-style manse where you'll receive the kind of first-class treatment not even Andrew Carnegie could have imagined. Bright and airy bedrooms capture the essence of refinery with their antique furnishings, pillowy bathrobes, and luxury bath soaps. Those booking on weekdays can upgrade for free to a room with a crackling fireplace or a bubbling Jacuzzi and a treat of double-dark chocolate truffles.

An elegant evening will give way to a magnificent morning as you dine by candlelight on caramel-pecan French toast and fresh fruit. Sip a cup of hot tea (remember to arch that pinky finger!) as the tune of a grand piano twinkles in the background. Round out your visit to horse-and-buggy days with an afternoon visit to the Studebaker National Museum.

Then, pause upon re-entry to the modern age with an old-fashioned tour of the modern Tabor Hill Winery -- whose restaurant is the picture of class pairing glasses of Syrah with wood-grilled ruby red trout.

Don't leave your next vacation until 2021 -- this getaway will be one for the ages.

  • "This fascinating hotel will help visitors learn about the most well-known families to come out of the city. It has convenient amenities such as a relaxing parlor, high-speed wireless Internet access, air conditioning, and cable."

    -- USA Today


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    630 West Washington Street South Bend, IN 46601
    574-232-4545 | get directions

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the fine print

  • Limit 1 per person, up to 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 1 per stay
  • Reservations are required and subject to availability
  • Merchant cancellation/re-scheduling policy of two weeks applies; voucher subject to forfeiture
  • All services must be redeemed during one visit and used by same customer(s); cannot be shared
  • Not valid on holidays
  • Not valid on the following dates: 2/11-2/12 or 2/18-2/19
  • Valid for upgrade to fireplace or jacuzzi room and a dozen South Bend Chocolate double dark truffles if used Sunday through Thursday; upgrades available Friday through Saturday for an additional cost
  • Other conditions apply • PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON May 31, 2011 • Enjoy By May 31, 2011