From the innkeepers

July 18th, 2014

Full house at The White House On Park Avenue Bed and Breakfast: the past two days we’ve had guests from China, Tennessee, North Carolina, Connecticut, Indiana and Illinois! Great group of people around the breakfast table!

breakfast at The White House on Park Avenue Bed & Breakfast

breakfast at The White House on Park Avenue Bed & Breakfast

Welcome, Spring!

April 27th, 2014
Spring Flowers at The White House on Park Avenue

Spring Flowers

We had a great houseful of guests this weekend, here for a wedding. Beautiful weather and delightful breakfast conversation.

It’s nice to see budding trees and flowers blooming. This is our favorite time of year – so much green and color beginning to show.

We’re getting busy – all weekends in May are busy with weddings, graduations and getaways! Plan your trip now!

Football Season!

September 7th, 2013

SJC Flag

The college football season has begun, and locally Saint Joseph’s College hosts Valparaiso University today. There is excitement around campus for a successful season – we wish them good luck, as we do with all of the college’s sports teams in action here in the fall.

It’s a busy weekend at The White House Bed & Breakfast: we’re hosting a wedding on the grounds; and have a full house with guests attending a reunion, others at another wedding reception, and parents visiting their children at SJC.

Fall Festival weekend

August 25th, 2013

It’s that time of year – this weekend was the annual Fall Festival. That means our friends Bill and Marge are here visiting! We enjoy our return guests so much, it’s like catching up with distant relatives!

This weekend we also are hosting a minister and his wife, and another couple on a getaway. As summer comes to an end, we find quite a few guests are looking to get in one more weekend before schedules fill up with school activities, etc.

Enjoy what’s left of summer!

Back to School at SJC

August 11th, 2013

It’s hard to believe that school begins in a week at Saint Joseph’s College! This weekend we enjoyed a full house: one couple on a quick getaway weekend, a business guest, and a family from Florida bringing their son to start at the college.

It’s not too early to start making reservation requests for home football games. Although we’re full for homecoming October 4-5, we still have rooms available for some other dates: September 7, September 14, October 26, and November 2.

Weddings at The White House on Park Aveneue

Weddings at The White House on Park Aveneue

Earlier this week We booked a wedding on the grounds of The White House on Park Avenue. We’re excited, as is the bride! We can host small weddings (40-50 people max) on the grounds, and even small receptions. Give us a call (219-866-2337) or email ( for details.

Terrific Guests from North of the Border!

July 26th, 2013

We love our guests! This week we entertained a group of motorcyclists from Ontario, Canada on a vacation road trip. They were funny, interesting, complimentary, and we wished they could have stayed a week! After an early breakfast we wished them well on their return trip home. God bless you all!

Motorcyclists at The White House on Park Ave. BnB

July activities

July 13th, 2013
White House on Park Avenue Bed & Breakfast

White House on Park Avenue Bed & Breakfast

Here are the goings-on this month in Rensselaer, courtesy of the Chamber of Commerce…

Sa, July 13: 5:45p: Official Opening of Jasper County Fair.

Tu, July 16: 4-6p: Farmers Market on Tuesdays! South side of Courthouse, continues weekly.

Sa, July 20: Noon – 4p: 1st Presbyterian Church hosts Kids Fun Day! Register with Roberta 866-7005. Lunch, games & activities.

5:30-7:30p: Knights of Columbus Steak Dinner. Kid’s menu available!

AT DUSK: Little Cousin Jasper & City Park Board present FREE movie at Potawatomi Park: Disney’s BRAVE. Sponsored by the Rensselaer Rotary Club. Bring chair/blanket. Concessions will be available to benefit the Festival Committee.

Tu, July 23, 4-6: Chamber of Commerce hosts Kids Night at Farmers Market! Free snacks & activities!

TH & F, Aug 2&3: Rensselaer Retailers host SIDEWALK SALES!

Fabulous June Guests

June 25th, 2013

What a great weekend – guests included a bride and groom on their wedding night, a couple celebrating their 22nd anniversary, and another on a weekend getaway. It’s great to meet such diverse travelers, especially in the summer months.

White House on Park Avenue mug

Earlier this month we hosted cyclists with the Adventure Cycling Association, biking their way across the country. We marvel at the strength, determination and stamina of these folks – good luck!

Also, congratulations to Embers, the new venue in town for receptions, celebrations, and general good times. We also want to “shout out” to Bub’s BBQ, a new place that has opened. Downtown Rensselaer is really becoming the place to be – check both out!

Happy Mother’s Day and SJC Graduation!

May 12th, 2013

Graduation Day

It’s graduation day at Saint Joseph’s College! We have a full house of SJC moms, dads, aunt & uncles! Plus a wonderful gentleman from the U.K.!

An outstanding group of seniors at the local college will be graduating later today, including two young women who have been our housemaids the past couple of years. Delightful young ladies, and we wish them the best of luck in their careers!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms – without you, none of this would be possible!

Spring Around the Bed and Breakfast

April 14th, 2013


It seems that Spring has finally arrived (although I’ve lived in Indiana long enough to never rule out snow flurries in May!)

The early flowers are blossoming, and it won’t be long before the tulips bloom. This is a beautiful time of the year.

We have an opening for Saint Joseph’s College graduation – this weekend gets books very early, and one group cancelled a room. Check out our availability calendar for May 11-12, 2013