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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


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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

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Songbird Prairie received two awards yesterday at the R.O.S.E. Awards Banquet held at the Allure Banquet Center in Laporte. The first was “Hotel of the Year”, which is recognition of service excellence. Songbird Prairie has won this prestigious award 3 times in the last 12 years since they first started the yearly R.O.S.E. Awards. We at Songbird Prairie strive to give every guest the personal service they deserve, while respecting their privacy during their stay as guests in our home. Fireplaces, Whirlpools, fine linen, and our three course hot breakfast are sure to please even the most discriminating guest. As on site Innkeepers we offer personal concierge service by providing maps and local information to restaurants and attractions. Our 6 1/2 acres backs up to 450 acres of woodland, meadow and farmland. You can hear the moo of an occasional cow through our microphones in the sunroom. One guest wrote in the journal, I think I heard a cow bird? No that was a real cow!

Porter County offers travelers many unique attractions. The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is on the coast of the fifth largest freshwater lake in the world! The Lakeshore encompasses 2,182 acres of beach, dunes, marshes, swamps, hardwood forests, and white pine groves. Beyond the Beach you will discover sites where the rare Karner blue butterflies float among wild lupine blossoms to ten thousand sandhill cranes gathered during fall migration. From quaint chef owned restaurants to Arboretums and wildlife sanctuaries, Beyond the beach trail is designed for several days of adventure. Come to visit Nature’s Masterpiece at the Indiana Dunes and stay at Songbird Prairie where you will “fall in love with nature”

www.songbirdpraire.com 877-766-4273

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Make your reservation now for your guest room and plan your trip to visit the quilt gardens. 18 super-sized quilt inspired gardens from May 30 to Oct 1. Songbird Prairie is just a short 45 minute day trip away to Amish country.  Take along a picnic lunch to enjoy as you stroll the gardens.

The quilt gardens tour is a free, self-guided tour that takes visitors to 16 locations throughout Elkhart County. Gardens range in size from about 80′ by 80′ and can include more than 80,000 blooms. Along the way you will find 16 large-format murals painted in patch-work quilt designs on the sides of buildings. Get more information on the Quilt Gardens Tour, including directions and maps at quiltgardenstour.com

 When you return back to the Inn, you may relax in a whirlpool with chromotherapy after your day visiting the quilt gardens. This northern Indiana getaway will charm you with their gardens and native prairie also. 

Bring your glass of lemonade and relax while watching and hearing many species of birds and small animals. We provide the binoculars and guide-book.  You can just sit back, relax and watch the sun set. www.songbirdprairie.com 877-766-4273

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We enjoy seeing  all the animals in their natural habitat. These two spent the night and most of the day here resting. We feed them apples and bread. In the summer they munch on our hostas. We have over 60 varieties of hosta. It was so comical first thing in the morning the squirrels were running around and the doe raised up her head as if to say “really you two, I’m trying to sleep here” then she put her head back down. Come to see them. We would love to have you! http://www.songbirdprairie.com 877-766-4273

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Sandhill Cranes Migrating

Sandhill crane migration peaks mid-November at the Jasper Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area.  The crane count is already over 10,000 this week – and it’s only going to get higher!   One of the best times to enjoy the flocks is at sunset before dinner at your favorite restaurant and a romantic evening at the Songbird Prairie Bed and Breakfast.  All of our rooms have fireplaces to warm you up after a day of being outdoors and whirlpool tubs to relax in.  After a restful night in one of the most comfortable beds you will sleep in, enjoy a three course gourmet breakfast while watching the local birds feeding right outside the breakfast room. 

The Sandhill Crane is one of the largest species of cranes, standing up to 4 feet tall with wingspans of up to 7 feet!  They are usually grey in color with a red forehead and white cheeks.  During the summer, the cranes live “up north”, as far as Northern Canada, and stay there until the weather begins to change and the days start to shorten.  Each year the cranes fly through Indiana on their way to winter in Southern Georgia and Florida – if only we could all do that!  The call of the crane is so loud, it can be heard up to a mile away announcing it’s arrival to the delight of birdwatchers.  Cranes are omnivorous, eating mostly seeds, grass and bugs.  Cranes mate for life and hatch one or two chicks per season, usually migrating as a family unit.  They spend their days busy as a flock then settle down at night for rest in the marsh.

www.songbirdprairie.com  877-766-4273

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This morning I heard a different bird sound and it was a barred owl! He moved his head up down and all around looking for mice and chipmunks in the woods. He stayed on the branch for several minutes as if he was at a photo shoot. What a hoot! I enjoyed watching his beautiful feathers blow in the wind. www.songbirdprairie.com

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