Enjoy Dinner at Songbird Prairie Bed and Breakfast

Grilled Salmon and Shrimp with asparagus and rice are sure to please that seafood lover. Or you may be a meat lover, bacon wrapped filet or macadamia encrusted white fish, whatever you choose for your entrees, our chef will expertly prepare and serve you! Dinner for two is $150.00 in the comfort of the Inn and served in our sunroom. No buttoning up your overcoat when the wind is free… We’ll take good care of you! 219-759-4274 Then saunter up to your guestroom and relax with couples massage and slip into the whirlpool with thymes bath salts then wrap yoursleves into our comfy robes. We can have a bottle of sparkling beverage waiting for you to celebrate the two of you or you may bring your own bottle of white wine! Your chocolate truffles at bedside will satisfy the chocolate lover with smooth fudgy center and candy nest on top. Drift off to sleep and awaken to the smell of Costa Rican special blend of full bodied coffee, and our gourmet breakfast, sure to please even the most fastidious connoisseur.

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                                                                    Gary Air Show Special
                                                  This year’s South Shore Air Beach Bash
This year’s South Shore Air Beach Bash for regional charities July 6th is the event of the summer! Do you have your ticket? Tickets for the Beach Bash formerly known as the South Shore Air show’s VIP night are now available. Beach Bash for Regional Charities benefits local organizations, including Indiana Ballet Theatre. These organizations will receive proceeds from the ticket sales. Each $75.00 ticket (a portion tax deductible) includes parking, two drinks a catered beach picnic, and a prime viewing area of the entire twilight show beginning at 5:30 pm and ending with a fireworks finale. This is also the only opportunity to meet and greet the pilots of the U.S.A.F. Thunderbirds. Interested? Purchase tickets only at www.garyairshow.com/twilight Stay at Songbird Prairie and You will receive $75 off of your room rate. 877-SONGBRD
 Warm sand, cool drinks, dazzling fireworks, what a great summer night. Stay at Songbird Prairie and awaken to the sweet sounds of peeps and operas of our feathered friends. Then enjoy breakfast watching their antics! 877-SONGBRD

Elopement or Vow Renewal Package

Elopement or Vow Renewal  Package $1,000.00

The  Elopement/Renewal wedding package event is $1,000.00 This includes two nights in the Cardinal Suite for the bride and groom, a local minister, the bride’s bouquet and the groom’s boutonniere, a small wedding cake for the two of you and a bottle of sparking beverage. Any additions are at an additional cost. This package is for the bride, groom and two witnesses if they so desire. Also available are massage in the comfort of your guestroom, chocolate covered strawberries, cheese and cracker tray, rose petals scattered around your whirlpool and more. Call 877-SONGBRD OR 877-766-4273 219-759-4274

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ImageStay in the romantic Bluebird Suite for your next anniversary, birthday, or any celebration! Order a cheese and cracker tray to await you in your room while you prepare for your in-room massages, then fall into bed to relax or slip into the whirlpool before going to dinner at one of our fine restaurants here in Valparaiso, IN. Or why not order dinner right here at Songbird Prairie Bed and Breakfast? You may choose your own selections for a custom tasted dinner. Watch a movie from our extensive collection while enjoying complementary popcorn, Orville’s of course. Awaken in the morning to fresh coffee brewing and enjoy your breakfast in the sunroom while you enjoy the antics and operas of our feathered friends. To reserve go to the rooms and rates page on the web site songbirdprairie.com or call 877-766-4273 877SONGBRD

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How would you like to see a fireball of citrus orange and black, the Baltimore oriole next to the breathtaking tropical blue of the male Indigo Bunting? Look no further, come to northwest Indiana to Songbird Prairie Bed and Breakfast and as you enjoy your three course hot breakfast, you will see the colorful birds serenade and entertain you.

Appearing all black against the light, the male indigo bunting properly lit is an unforgettable sight. A persistent late-season singer, he sings a jingly song comprised of paired notes that are often described as: Fire! Fire! Where! Where! Here! Here! Put it out! Put it out! Much of what we know about celestial navigation in songbirds derives from work with captive buntings at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, but you don’t have travel far from downtown Chicago to see the Indigo. Just 45 minutes southeast to the country of Valparaiso, IN home of Valparaiso University.

The male indigo bunting is so breathtaking with its tropical blue and silvery bill. The females and immatures are a warm cocoa brown overall. This bunting has a habit of twitching its tail to the side, and its spit note is characteristic. Males change their blue feathers for brown in autumn, which makes for some interestingly mottled specimens. They molt again on the wintering grounds in Central and northern South America and return in spring, blue once more. This species is common on roadsides and disturbed areas there “trashy” vegetation flourishes. Power lines cuts, old fields, landfills, railroads, and hedgerows ring with the songs of indigo buntings, especially as summer reaches its fullest. That is where you will find them right here at Songbird Prairie Bed and Breakfast.

The indigo bunting takes insects when they are available, especially to feed its nestlings. Weed seeds are its mainstay, and thistle from the feeders, supplemented by berries and small fruits. It forages on or near the ground, as well as in low shrubs and trees. Watch for them in autumn, bending grass stems and flickering their tails side to side as they forage in weedy patches here at Songbird Prairie Bed and Breakfast. Indigo buntings have a rather loose definition of monogamy, with extra pair copulations being frequent. Males visit females in neighboring territories, and females visit males. Males vary in their tendency to feed young. Some are attentive parents where as other leave most of the chick rearing to their mates. The nest is bulky but compact, cup-shaped and constructed of bark strips, grasses and weed stems and skeletonized leaves, all bound with spider webs. It’s often low in blackberry, sumac or other brushy vegetation. These birds nest quite late in the season, reflecting their dependence on late maturing weed seeds. Three to four eggs are incubated by the female for about 12 days, and the young leave the nest 8-14 days later. Early in the spring you may see them feasting on dandelion seeds. Later, black oil sunflower seeds and millet mixed prove attractive. They love coneflower, Mexican hat, cosmos, coreopsis and especially foxtail grasses. Come and enjoy the beauty of the indigo bunting here at Songbird Prairie Bed and Breakfast.




Whether she’s a “Red Hatter” or a “Tool  Belt Diva”, Plan a night reminiscing with Mom at Songbird Prairie Bed  and Breakfast. Remember those breakfasts in bed where you served her  burnt toast and cold tea? Let us serve you both our Three Course Hot  Breakfast in our sunroom where songbirds serenade and entertain. Stay  at Songbird Prairie with your mom  in the Warbler or Purpefinch suite and make her a  bracelet of hand-blown glass beads and silver-plated metal beads which  are topped off with a touch of rhinestone bling. Bracelet is included in  package with beads of your choice up to $50.00 retail value Starts  @ $249.00. Children 12 and over welcome. Can’t make an overnight? Come  just for Breakfast or Afternoon tea (4 person minimum) Call for  reservations. 877-766-4273  219-759-4274

Special BOGO Midweek Stay

Two nights

$25.00 off Dinner@ Bon Femme

One day plated breakfast

½ off Mani Pedi @ Cinnamon Tree

$25.00 off $50.00 at Lifestyles Gifts

$25.00 off Dinner @ don Quijote

One day continental breakfast

Offer starts 11-1-11

Two night Monday-Tuesday stays only. You will be
wise as an owl when you choose this special! Migrate to Songbird Prairie for a
two-night stay for two all just 50 miles southeast of Chicago.

Flutter past the front door and choose among the Robin, Bluebird, Cardinal, and Purplefinch Suites at the property named one of Midwest Living‘s favorite B&Bs and “one of the 20 perfect summer getaways” by Travel + Leisure.

All rooms have warming gas fireplaces and spa tubs for two with the relaxing and soothing benefits of Chromotherapy. You’ll wake up chirping after your first night on plush beds, and then enjoy a breakfast in the sunroom, listening to the sweet songs of the birds through microphones to the outside. Trade in your bird’s-eye view of nature for one that’s up close and personal when you plan a visit to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, where Karner Blue butterflies flit, swallows nest, and waves crash along the shores. Shop at the nearby Lifestyles before dining on duck à l’orange at Bon Femme Café or tapas and paella at Restaurante don Quijote.

Trust us—this Escape is not just for the birds.

  • “The lovely Colonial country home with white-trimmed
    dormers may attract visitors, but it’s the grounds’ prairie grass, roses, and
    many trees that lure the namesake songbirds on their way to and from the
    Indiana Dunes.”

Travel + Leisure

$300-$350 depending on room choice 877-766-4273

taxes not included