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Kintner House Inn in Corydon, Indiana:

By Jessicanunemaker @JessNunemaker

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Corydon, Indiana: Kitner House Inn Front Porch

Corydon, Indiana: Kitner House Inn Front Porch

Who doesn’t love the thought of an overnight stay at the Kintner House Inn in Corydon, Indiana? The outside looks fantastic–and certainly got our attention!

Kintner House Inn in Corydon, Indiana

This is quite the Indiana bed and breakfast! With the motto, “The Hideaway for Romantics” we were worried we wouldn’t be able to stay–we had our boys with us.

Luckily, they accept children so we shared a spacious room. We were put in the Squire Boone Room located at the top of the handsome staircase.

Even luckier? The doors to the unoccupied rooms were open so I was able to poke my head in and look. Very nice! Well, I didn’t see inside all of the rooms–there are 15 guest rooms at this large B&B!

Our Room at the Kintner House Inn

Spacious is one word to describe it. With a fireplace, two canopy full-sized beds, and various antiques (including a giant armoire), you could also call it really cozy. Our kids loved the beds–well, they loved to play under them!

Those antique beds can really sit high up. To kids? That means there is plenty of room under them. It kept them entertained in the brief moments we were in the room and not sleeping so it worked out just fine.

I think it would be lovely to stay in the winter and have the fireplace going! With the furnishings and the canopied bed…it just screams “Relax!”

Downtown Corydon, Indiana

Corydon, Indiana: Kintner House Inn Squire Boone Room

Corydon, Indiana: Kintner House Inn Squire Boone Room

The location of the Kintner House Inn couldn’t be better–it’s on a corner lot in this bustling Indiana town. So convenient for popping out and grabbing coffee at one of the couple of shops in town!

For those of you that haven’t been in old homes before, well, they just don’t make them like they used to.

You would think it would be noisy being so close to the street but…you can’t hear it. At all.

I found it all rather inspiring so hubs dug out the small table in our room and set it up next to the window (and the plug-in).

When I got up at the crack of dawn, I was able to little Indiana it up right then and there. I do love a change of location.

The Making of an Indiana Bed and Breakfast

Here’s the part of the post where I arouse your interest in Indiana history. Because Kintner House Inn? Well, it’s certainly got it!

After the Battle of Corydon on July 9, 1863, General Morgan made Kintner House Inn his headquarters! He learned of the defeat at Gettysburg from the innkeepers daughter, Sallie (very much a Northern supporter!).

Though the original Inn was lost to fire in 1871: You know Hoosiers. Ever persistent, Jacob Kintner, the owner, made plans to rebuild.

When the doors opened to the public in 1873, it was to a larger, grander inn in a new location–the same one it is today!

Kintner House Inn was thought to be the  leading hotel in Harrison County until Jacob passed away in 1880. His daughter, Sallie, took over operations but after her death in 1922, it fell into various hands and purposes. This once well-known hotel became a beauty shop, a doctor’s office, a watchmaker’s office, and even, at one point, a utility office.

It fell into terrible disrepair, so when a group of men purchased the Inn in 1986, they completely refurbished the entire home–inside and out! It was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

After lots of fixing and decorating, more than sixty years since the Inn had stopped being an Inn, it opened its doors to guests once again.

Kintner House Inn Today

Corydon, Indiana: Kintner House Inn Breakfast

Corydon, Indiana: Kintner House Inn Breakfast

No matter what room you are in at the Kintner House Inn, you are sure to find yourself surrounded by antiques. Breakfast at this bed and breakfast? Was heavenly.

With the kids along, the innkeeper kindly served bacon and eggs. Of course, there was also fruit, various breads, and even warm  biscuits to nibble on, but it’s what we ate off of that was really fun!

Our coffee? Was served in teacups. Delicate, fragile floral teacups. The kind of things that do not see the light of day in our home–at least until our two boys are older.

One of the teacups was just like the one my grandmother had sitting in her china cabinet many years ago. She let me choose one as a “thank you” for helping with my ailing grandfather. The teacup? It’s the one with purple violets on it.

Charming and Comfy

When you stay in a place like this, well, you just can’t wait to return! We had a lovely stay and greatly enjoyed our time at Kintner House Inn!

Kintner House Inn
101 S. Capitol Avenue
Corydon, Indiana 47112

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