McKinley Manor

500 N. McKinley Avenue, Rensselaer, IN 47978

Accommodation

11 Guests

Bedrooms

3 Bedrooms / 6 Beds – see details

Bathrooms

2 Full

About

McKinley Manor, listed on the National Register of Historic Places is a beautifully restored 1890s Queen Anne Victorian home, nestled in the heart of Rensselaer, Indiana, offers a relaxing and inviting experience.

Enjoy the feel of the Victorian-era while also experiencing the amenities and comforts of an updated and comfortable home.

Whether spending time with your closest girlfriends before your wedding, spending a weekend with your significant other for your anniversary, or looking to make memories as a family, McKinley Manor offers all the comforts of a modern home that you may need to enjoy some time away.

The home is located a short walk away from historic downtown Rensselaer which features the stately 1895 Courthouse on the square surrounded by cobblestone streets.

Ren Art Walk is also located nearby, where one can admire the murals from many artists and take advantage of the many photo opportunities.

There are also many local restaurants, where one can find live music being played on a warm, summer evening.

A short drive leads you to Fair Oaks Farms, Purdue University, County Line OrchardIndiana Dunes National Park, and more.

There is something here for everyone. So what are you waiting for? Book your stay at McKinley Manor today!

Features

First floor bathroom has a pedestal sink, toilet, and a walk-in shower.
Second floor bathroom has double copper sinks, clawfoot tub, toilet, and a walk-in shower.

Our Parlor has three antique Eastlake Victorian vanities and the original pier mirror along with chairs and stools to get hair and makeup done for your special day with your bridal party! This multi-purpose room can easily be converted to a 4th bedroom with an air mattress or a great playroom for the kids.

The Kitchen has a table & chairs, refrigerator, dishwasher, range/oven, microwave and all that you would need to prepare, cook, enjoy and clean up after a meal. There is also a Keurig coffee maker.

Contactless Self Check-in with a keypad on doors of both entrances.

Early check in and late check out is $25 per hour and based on availability – give us a call at
(219) 964-3030.

There are outdoor Ring security cameras at each point of entry door facing outward to protect the property while vacant. There are no cameras inside the house.

Things to do…

Ren Art Walk ~ 0.5 miles

Ritz Cinema ~ 0.5 miles

Little Cousin Jasper Festival ~ 0.5 miles

Jasper County Historical Society ~ 0.5 miles

Brookside Park ~ 1 mile

Fountain Stone Theaters ~ 2 miles

Jasper County Fair ~ 2 miles

Curtis Creek Golf Course ~ 6 miles

Carpenter Creek Cellars ~ 9 miles

Fair Oaks Farms ~ 10 miles

Sandy Pines Golf Course ~ 16 miles

Stoutsburg Savanna Nature Preserve | PDF ~ 19 miles

Gabis Arboretum ~ 38 miles

Purdue University ~ 41 miles

Central Park Plaza ~ 41 miles

Albanese Candy Factory + Outlet ~ 45 miles

Shrine of Christ’s Passion ~ 45 miles

Deep River Water Park + Ice Skating ~ 47 miles

Deep River County Park ~ 48 miles

County Line Orchard ~ 51 miles

Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve ~ 51 miles

Indiana Dunes National Park ~ 54  miles

Dining… just to name a few notables

Embers Station ~ 0.5 miles

Fenwick Farms Brewing Company ~ 0.5 miles

The Farmhouse ~ 10 miles

SP19 ~ 16 miles

Marcella’s Pizzeria ~ 19 miles

Boundary Waters ~ 21 miles

Hoosier Daddy’s Ice Cream ~ 21 miles

Groceries…

Save A Lot ~ 1 mile

Dollar General ~ 1 mile

Strack & Van Til ~ 1.5 miles

Walmart ~ 1.5 miles

Pharmacies…

CVS ~ 0.5 miles

Walgreens ~ 1 mile

Transportation…

Amtrak Train Depot ~ 0.5 miles

Details

  •  Guests: 11
  •  Bedrooms: 3
  •  Beds – see details: 6
  •  Bathrooms: 2
  •  Rooms: 9
  •  Check-in After: 3:00 PM
  •  Check-out Before: 10:00 AM
  •  Size: 1,952 square feet

Prices

  •  Off-Season: $325 / night
  •  Regular-Season: $375 / night
  •  Security Deposit: $250
  •  Cleaning Fee: $75 Per Stay
  •  Minimum Days Of A Booking: 2

Bridal Party Details

Congratulations!
We know you’ve been dreaming of, and planning your wedding day for a very long time. McKinley Manor can be the perfect backdrop for you, and your bridal party to get primped and pampered. With this beautiful and glamorous setting, you can create memories that you will cherish forever. The parlor is outfitted with three beautiful antique mirrored Victorian vanities, as well as the parlor’s original and stunning large pier mirror. To help aid in comfortably getting hair and makeup done for the big day, there are lovely pink chairs and adjustable height stools. You and your bridal party can stay the night before the wedding to have early access in the morning to start getting ready. McKinley Manor can then be the perfect romantic setting for the newly married couple to stay for their wedding night.

Add-ons

We also know that in the busyness of getting ready, one can forget to eat something. So to help combat that and take one more thing off your plate to not have to worry or think about, we’re offering a breakfast package. We will provide a light breakfast of fresh fruit, pastries, muffins etc., orange juice and champagne for mimosa’s. Breakfast is served using antique china and glassware. No detail will be left unnoticed. Contact us for more details or questions on how we can help make your special day start off right with a little less stress.

Beds

D.B. Nowels Suite

1 King
2 Guests

Sara's Suite

1 Queen
2 Guests

Auburn's Suite

1 Queen + Crib
3 Guests

Sitting Room

1 Sofabed
2 Guests

Parlor

1 King Air Mattress
2 Guests

Amenities

  •  Alarm Clock / White Noise Machine in all Bedrooms
  •  Amazon Echo – Throughout the Home and Bedrooms
  •  Central Heating & AC
  •  Clothes Steamer
  •  Dishwasher
  •  Fire Extinguisher
  •  First Aid Kit
  •  Free Parking for up to 4-5 Vehicles
  •  Games and Antique Game Table in Sitting Room
  •  Hair Dryer in Each Bathroom
  •  Hangers and Antique Dressers for Clothing
  •  Hot Water
  •  Keurig Coffee Maker
  •  Linens: Pillows, Sheets, Comforters, Bedding Blankets & Throw Blankets
  •  Microwave
  •  Paper Products: Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Kleenex, Napkins
  •  Range/Oven
  •  Refrigerator
  •  Retro Radio/Turntable/CD/Cassette Player
  •  Rockers on Porch
  •  Room Darkening Curtains
  •  Scented Oil Diffuser in all three bedrooms
  •  Smart TV with Roku in Two Bedrooms and Sitting Room
  •  Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarms
  •  Toiletries: Shampoo & Conditioner, Shower Gel, Lotion, Hand Soap, Hand Sanitizer
  •  Towels: Bath, Hand, Washcloths, Kitchen
  •  Washer & Dryer with Iron and Tide Pods
  •  Wi-Fi
  •  Wicker Porch Swing

Availability

  •  The minimum stay is 2 Nights
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Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation for 48 hours after booking, as long as guest cancels at least 14 days before check-in. After that, guests can cancel up to 7 days before check-in and get a 50% refund of nightly rate, and the cleaning fee.

Terms

 Smoking allowed:  No

 Pets allowed:  No

 Party allowed:  No

 Children allowed:  Yes

SECURITY DEPOSIT TERMS The Security/Damage Deposit of $250 is required at the time of booking. The Security/Damage Deposit is NOT applied toward the rental; however it is fully refundable within (7) days of departure, provided the following Terms are met. If any of these terms are violated, it will result in forfeiture of the Security/Damage Deposit. a) NO damage is done to property or its contents, beyond normal wear and tear. b) NO contents of the home are lost, stolen, or damaged. c) NO smoking, candle burning, pets, or parties.

Reviews

McKinley Manor
Average rating:  
 2 reviews
 by Millie Shuey

I recently had the pleasure of experiencing a magical Christmas photo shoot at McKinley Manor, and I cannot express enough how enchanting the entire experience was. From the moment I stepped through the doors, I was captivated by the sheer beauty of this exquisite house.
The attention to detail in every nook and cranny of McKinley Manor is truly remarkable. The decor, ornaments, and festive arrangements showcased a level of thoughtfulness and originality that set the perfect backdrop for our holiday photos. Each room seemed to tell a unique story.

What made the experience even more memorable was the warm welcome we received from the owner. Her kindness and hospitality created a welcoming atmosphere that instantly made us feel at home. It's evident that she has poured her heart into creating a space that not only radiates charm but is welcoming.

Our photographer deserves special recognition for her talent and patience, especially when working with my lively kiddos. She captured the magic of the moment, ensuring that each photo reflected the genuine joy and excitement of the holiday season. Her professionalism and ability to create a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere made the entire photo shoot a delightful experience for the whole family.

In conclusion, our Christmas photo shoot at McKinley Manor was nothing short of magical. The combination of the stunning house, the gracious owner, and the skilled photographer make me very excited to see our pictures.

Thank you so much for the kind review. We were so happy to be able to share McKinley Manor with you for your family's precious Christmas photos. Kelly, from Fiori Photography does beautiful work and thankful she could help us bring this event to life with her work!

 by Kaitlyn Allen

We had a wonderful stay at the McKinley Manor! Seven ladies and three children spent the night before my wedding and everyone had a blast. Not only was there plenty of space for everyone, but the house was very clean and had everything we needed for our stay. McKinley Manor had phenomenal decorating with many cool antiques. You can tell the host really spent a lot of time with the detailing and really brought back the character of the house. My getting ready wedding pictures even turned out stunning with the background being inside of one of the rooms in the house. The host was wonderful and provided us with all the information we needed for our stay. The house is also in a great location, with many things to do around it. I'm glad I picked to stay here the night before my wedding and would definitely recommend to any brides looking for a place to stay/get ready in!

We were thrilled to be able to host Kaitlyn and her friends and family for her big day at McKinley Manor! Maybe we'll see you and Sawyer back for your 1st anniversary for a special getaway.

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$325 – $375 / night