All of the Inn’s guests are very special people
Some notable Inn guests include:
Former Indiana Governor and US Secretary of Health & Human Services, Otis, Bowen
US Senator Richard Lugar
US Congressman Peter Visclosky
US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas
US Supreme Court Justice Robert Rucker
Chief Justice Indiana Supreme Court - Randall Shepherd
Cartoonist Mike Peters (Mother Goose & Grimm)
Kerri Strug, Olympic Gymnast (1996)
Bruce Jenner, Olympic Decathalon Gold Medalist (1976)
Suze Orman, author and TV personality on finance
John Lithgow, Actor
Casper Van Deen , Actor
2009 PBS TV —WYIN documentary "Haunts & Legend"
2008 ABC-Channel 7 Chicago—150 North Travel Show
2008 BellHop.com featured interview.
1996 Community Improvement Award
Greater Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce and Porter County Builders' Association
1996 Homer Laughlin China "Look of the Year" Award Winner – Outstanding Design of the Inn's Charger Plate
South Shore Poster – 1999 Artist: Mitch Markovitz
"Fresh coffee, a morning breeze, the garden's fragrance, and Sunrise at the Inn at
Aberdeen, Ltd.. Just around the corner along the South Shore Line."
Midwest Living magazine Featured Inn—Romantic Getaways at Country Inns, Sweet Retreats, February 2000
Taste of Chocolate '02, 03, 04, 05 Chocoholics' Choice Award
Voted Outstanding Vendor at the Caring Place Annual Fundraiser – March 16, 2003
Chocolate raspberry mousse 'en Belgian with chocolate tulip cups laced with fresh raspberries.
Best Corporate Retreat – Indiana Business Magazine - Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly -
annually since Spring 2003.
2003 Hotel of the Year – May 2003 - Porter County Convention, Recreation & Visitor Commission
Outstanding service to Porter County and dedication to tourism.
Post Tribune Neighbor's Choice Award – Best Weekend Getaway
2001, 2004, 2005, 2006
Lake Magazine – People's Choice Award – Bests Bed and Breakfast 2004
Featured in Bed, Breakfast & Bike Midwest, Robert & Theresa Russell, Amacus Press , 2000.
Arrington's Bed & Breakfast Journal – Inn at Aberdeen as
One of the Top 15 B&B/Country Inn—2002 Book of Lists
Most Comfortable Beds - 2002
Great Wedding Services (1 of 13 Inns nationally)
American Automobile & Canadian Automobile Association (AAA/CAA) —Triple Diamond Award
Featured in Haunted Hoosier Trails: A Guide to Indiana's Famous Folklore Spooky Sites by Wanda Lou Willis, Guild
Press Emmis Publishing, LP., 2002.
Featured in Rand McNally's Midwest Getaway Guide 2007.
Featured in ELITE Magazine, June 2005.
Recognized by the American Culinary Federation Chefs of NW Indiana (2005)
Featured in Ft. Wayne Magazine, April 2005.
Featured article in Senior News 7 Times of Illinois (2007)
Featured property in American Historic Inns
Featured Property in I Love Inns
Property of Distinction of BnB Finder.com
Member—Professional Association of Innkeepers International (PAII)
Member—Indiana Bed & Breakfast Association
International Member—Lanier Travel Guides
Listed in over 100 travel sites featuring bed and breakfast inns.
The Inn enjoys visitors from around the world, many of whom return to the Inn on a regular basis when they are in the Chicagoland area. The Inn has also planned and staged weddings for our international guests whose first time to visit the Inn is the day before their special event.
Countries include: New Zealand, Australia, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Scotland, Ireland, England, France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Canada, Brazil, Guam, Brazil, & Mexico
Since the Inn opened on December 7th, 1995, we have placed a bound diary on each desk. We never stated a purpose, but many of our guests subsequently chose to write about their circumstances for their stay and their experience at the Inn. A sampling of comments from over the years ...
In one word—EXCELLENT !!
All of the added touches made our stay extra special.
Relaxing, peaceful and tranquil—very much needed. Thank you.
My husband brought me here as a surprise for my birthday—WOW—what a surprise, this place is beautiful.
We come from China. It's the first time for me to come to America. It's the nice place and the Inn is comfortable. I and my colleague are very satisfied. [(written in Chinese character and in English)
What a great time. The room was just beautiful and very relaxing. This was a wedding anniversary present from our son. It was a great choice.
Here we are, again. Nothing says "romance" like this beautiful Inn.
Thank you for a wonderful, stress relief experience.
Kind people, beautiful place, service very good, food was top class—Everything A+. We'll be back.
Beautiful & romantic.
My girl friend treated me to a secret birthday getaway. The setting was that of a fully staffed home away from home.
You are right up there with my favorite places and I have been to many in various parts of our country and world.
[comments by Miss America—Indiana contest judge]
Thank you so much for making our 27th wedding anniversary absolutely perfect. We will definitely be back—soon.
Everything is wonderful—the décor, the hospitality, the food, beds, etc. We really appreciate the small touches—candles in the bathroom, potpourri, the evening snacks, the warm soft robes. We will be back.
Primo experience in relaxation. Exactly what we needed. You have thought of everything.
Our 7th stay here—LOVELY !