Valparaiso Inn Bed & Breakfast ~ Media Reviews

This Historic Bed & Breakfast Makes for an Unforgettable Getaway By Carrie Steinweg on September 24, 2020. Just before the pandemic arrived, my husband and I took a weekend getaway to Valparaiso where we walked around the square and did a little shopping, explored the city’s vibrant restaurant scene and relaxed at a beautifully restored historic home that was converted to a bed & breakfast in 2018. It was a chill winter weekend and this inn was a lovely place to kick back and enjoy some down time.

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The North West Indiana Times features Valparaiso Inn for your next Staycation!!

“It’s unfortunate when there are gems in our own backyard that we never take time to explore. And it happens often. There’s only so much time in the day and we all drive by places every day that are worth exploring if we’d only make time to do so. That’s why I’m a big advocate of staycations and frequent weekend getaways and day trips that allow us to explore more of what’s around us. A recent weekend in Valparaiso was a perfect example.”

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English professor continues to write story, adds chapter on running B&B

The Times: Carrie Steinweg Times correspondent Jul 1, 2020. In addition to her position at Purdue Northwest, Bryant and her husband, Jim Berman, own the Valparaiso Inn Bed & Breakfast, which opened in October 2018 after more than five years of renovating the late 19th Century home.

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After 6 years and almost $400K, dilapidated mansion is reborn as Valparaiso Inn Bed & Breakfast


“The home has since been reviewed by the National Registrar of Historic Places and given a “noteworthy” designation. Noteworthy is a gross understatement.

“Today, it’s a magnificently restored mansion, costing Berman four years of sweat, stress and aggravating red tape, and costing him nearly $400,000. It boasts nearly 8,000 square feet, with five luxuriously appointed guest suites.

“Last month, Berman finally opened his dream – the Valparaiso Inn Bed & Breakfast, the first of its kind in the city’s historic district, just where it should be. It blends in like a rose in a garden yet stands out like one in full bloom again.”

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Innkeepers at centuries-old Valparaiso landmark share history and prized pear recipe.


…. “Today, the home has been restored and transformed into The Valparaiso Inn, which opened last year with Berman and Bryant as the proprietors. Bryant, who is an English and writing professor at Purdue University Northwest, helps with the cleaning and linen duties, and Berman, who is also a licensed therapist, handles much of the cooking and kitchen chores. Originally from Virginia, the couple will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary in August 2019 and they love their new identities as innkeepers hosting guests to enjoy historic accommodations.”

The Valparaiso Inn will be included for the Porter County Museum’s 2019 Historical Valparaiso Home Tour from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on May 11

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A guide to catching fall colors at Indiana Dunes National Park: Where to eat, sleep and hike.


“… downtown Chesterton and Valparaiso, home of the bespectacled, bow-tie wearing king of popcorn, Orville Redenbacher. (The annual Valparaiso Popcorn Festival is Sept. 7.) A statue of the snack-food legend sits in Central Park Plaza. Grab lunch around here — Meditrina Market Café is a solid option — before pulling out of town and heading to the best leg of the route, a series of narrow, rural roads that twist and turn under the shadow of towering trees as you make your way northeast of Valpo.….

“In Valparaiso, a new B&B came on the scene last fall. Tucked away on a corner lot in the Historic District just a few blocks from the many restaurants, bars and boutiques downtown, Valparaiso Inn B&B opened in September after an elaborate renovation at this stately home that’s over a century old. Five guest suites, starting at $160.”

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