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Mary Helen's Bed & Breakfast Information


Mary Helen's is a beautiful establishment nestled in the countryside of Batesville, Indiana, located just minutes off interstate I-74 between the cities of Cincinnati and Indianapolis. The house is constructed of cypress logs from the swamps of Florida and a variety of native oak trees right off the property. You'll find high vaulted ceilings and exposed oak beams throughout the house accompanied by beautiful decor. If you are seeking lodging for a few nights, a romantic getaway or just need peaceful time for reflection, then look no further... we are that destination. We are certain you will find our setting most appealing and tranquil. We are located on 3 acres of professionally landscaped ground. Feel free to enjoy a private walk around the property to see nature at its best. There are many quaint and relaxing places to sit and cast your cares away. Enjoy the front porch to the sounds of an inviting waterfall or sit by the pond and be mesmerized by the beautiful koi fish swimming around giant lily pads with an exhilarating water fountain raining down. You will find a welcoming and fulfilling experience with just being with each other. The fun and laughter of conversations and happy times as you just sit back and take in the beauty and be uplifted. Our mission is to bring you peace and relaxation, while leaving you with lasting memories. Reserve your next stay at Mary Helen's Place and enjoy a wonderful, unique experience.

The house was originally built in 1988 by the owners Jim & Cindy Bischoff. The couple took on the project of construction themselves including the majority of physical labor. It started out with a stack of cypress logs delivered from Florida and harvested oak beams cut down by Jim on the property. They used floor sanders and hand sanders to finish each beam, then continued by staining, sealing and varnishing them and the logs. The task at times was overwhelming, but with strong will and dedication, a lot of patience and a vision for the end results. There determination and dreams were finally accomplished. In 2003 after raising two boys the couple thought of the idea of opening a bed & breakfast along with private dining. A year later it became a reality again the couple took on yet another project of adding a wing on along with renovation to the existing house. The gift of staying focused on what's important and believing in yourself and knowing that anything is possible when you sit your mind to it. Our positive thinking kept our energy level going and being able to work together making decisions was inspiring.

Cleaning and safety

  • Disinfected between stays
  • Rooms sealed after cleaning
  • Hand sanitizer
  • High-touch surfaces disinfected
  • Linens washed above 60°C/140°F
  • Sanitized tableware


  • Air conditioning
  • Books, DVD, games
  • Free WiFi internet
  • WiFi internet
  • Meet & greet service
  • Breakfast lounge
  • Snack bar


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking
  • Accessible parking

Business Facilities

  • Desk working station


  • Cooked breakfast
  • Free breakfast
  • American breakfast
  • Gluten-free options


  • Check in
    3:00 PM 9:00 PM
  • Check out
    11:00 AM
  • Child Policy
    No preference
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    No pets
  • Parties Allowed
    Parties not allowed
Booking Terms and Conditions

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