Monday, June 25, 2018


Posted in Indiana February 16, 2016 by Courtney Johnston
Everyone from Indiana Should Take This One Awesome Vacation Before They Die
Tucked away in the northwest corner of the state is the home to one of Indiana’s greatest treasures: the Indiana Dunes along beautiful Lake Michigan.

The 15 miles of coastline are home to gorgeous beaches, dunes, and fantastic hiking trails that all make a great local getaway for your next vacation.
The Dunes is a great vacation spot for families, with family friendly beaches, nearby restaurants, and dozens of overnight stay options nearby in Chesterton and Valparaiso. Stay at Songbird Prairie Inn and Spa. songbirdprairie.com

You can create your own personalized tour of the dunes so that you’ll see and explore everything that interests you.
Visit Michigan City and check out attractions such as local parks and the Michigan City lighthouse.
You can also go fishing, plan a boat ride, or just check out the local shops and restaurants.

Nearby attractions in Valparaiso and Chesterton are sure to keep you occupied. Catch a movie, see an opera, play, or taste some local wine at the nearby vineyard or Gabis Arboretum. Forget taking a shore vacation to another state: you have to visit the Indiana Dunes at least once in your lifetime.



Thursday, June 21, 2018


You Can Tour The Oldest Lighthouse In Indiana And It’s The Perfect Summer Adventure
Located in one of the state’s most popular port towns is the oldest lighthouse in Indiana. Guests can tour this ancient wonder as well as explore the accompanying museum.
This unique and historical place is great for a day trip. Scroll on to see what it’s all about.
Tucked away in the northwest corner of Indiana, along Lake Michigan, is one of the most underrated museums in the state. If you love all things nautical, then this is the destination for you.


Guests are admitted April through October and the cost is just $5 for visitors age 14 and up while young children may enter for just $2. Open Tuesday through Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m., the museum offers both self-guided, docent-led, and audio tours. Admission gets anyone who is more than 5 yeas of age all the way up into the lantern tower.

Open Tuesday through Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m., the museum offers both self-guided, docent-led, and audio tours. Admission gets anyone who is more than 5 yeas of age all the way up into the lantern tower. Indiana's oldest lighthouse was in use for more than 100 years. Though it started as a "postlight" in 1835, the permanent structure was built and put into use in 1837.
On this tour, guests will learn all about the previous keepers of Indiana's oldest lighthouse. These dedicated workers had their own room in the lighthouse where they lived and kept the light shining for passing ships. Indiana's oldest lighthouse has undergone many upgrades over the years, including spotlight replacements and general repairs from wear and tare. Learn all the specifics when you visit.
Indiana's oldest lighthouse has undergone many upgrades over the years, including spotlight replacements and general repairs from wear and tare. Learn all the specifics when you visit. The Old Lighthouse Museum is located at 1 Washington St. Michigan City IN 46360, and you can get more information on its website.

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Saturday, June 9, 2018

Stay at Songbird Prairie Inn and Spa and then Don't miss this chance to sample more than 100 wines from around the world. Your ticket gets you unlimited sips, a delicious antipasto plate, access to wine industry pros, and discounted bottles/cases for purchase at the event. Live entertainment too! Tickets are selling fast, click here to purchase. Presented bM & S Collision.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Songbird Prairie Inn and Spa Outdoor Massage
It's time to book your outdoor massage $120.00 plus gratuity
219-759-4274


Saturday, June 2, 2018

Schedule massages and/or facials in our spa and lunch in our sunroom, where songbirds serenade and entertain.

Services will start around 11:00 am with relaxation for 30 minutes, your service for 60 minutes and your lunch for 60 minutes. Choose an apple salad or an avocado salad with bread and dessert. Massage, gratuity and lunch $135.00 Call to reserve your time today! 219-759-4274

Thursday, May 31, 2018

The Best Inns in Every State for a Charming Trip Jill Fergus  3/2/2018





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Songbird Prairie Bed and Breakfast - Indiana


At Songbird Prairie, you can actually sit back and listen to birds chirping away, thanks to the feeders located around the 6-acre property. Located in the town of Valparaiso (less than an hour's drive from Chicago), the Federal-style inn has five rooms, each named after a songbird.


Thursday, May 3, 2018

Drink your TEA sings the Towhee throughout the brushy woodlands here in Valparaiso, Indiana at Songbird Prairie Bed and Breakfast Inn and Spa. Book your afternoon tea to hear the Towhee's invitation to tea and time with friends. #afternoontea #hightea #tearoom  songbirdprairie.com 

Formerly called the Rufous Sided Towhee this 8 1/2 inch long sparrow is boldly patterned and spends nearly all it’s time on the ground scratching among the leaf litter, looking for food. The name Towhee comes from the bird’s call, which has also been translated as chewink. Many people know this bird as the chewink instead of the Towhee. This is one of the favorites here at Songbird Prairie. Clean, flashy colors have given the towhee the nickname “Hollywood robin” In flight, the bird’s white wing and tail spots are just beautiful. Female eastern Towhees replace the male’s black plumage areas with chocolate brown. Towhees preference for thick cover and brushy habitat make them harder to see than other common species. But not here at Songbird Prairie, you will see them come right up to the feeders, a rare occurrence indeed!

The loud scratching of a foraging Towhee sounds like a large animal walking through dry leaves; this is often your first clue to a Towhee’s presence. Towhees eat just about anything found on the woodland floor, including insects, seeds, fruits, and even snails, spiders, and millipedes. They prefer to scratch the ground under feeding stations for mixed seeds, cracked corn and sunflower seeds. They nest near the ground in a well-concealed spot. The female weaves a cup-shaped nest out of rootlets, bark strips and grass. She also handles all the incubation duty, which typically lasts about 12 days. Normal clutch size is three to four eggs; young towhees fledge in about 10 days. Both Towhee parents feed the youngsters, which allows the female to start a second and sometimes third brood. This is one of my very favorite summer birds. Some and see the Towhees at our Inn. www.songbirdprairie.com #midwestlivingbestbnbs #indianadunes #breakfastwiththebirds, #Towhee, #mothersday #afternoontea #indianadunes#lakemichiganbnb #valparaisoIN,