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The Sheriff's House was constructed in 1904 in a dramatic renovation of the old 1850's Lawrence County Jail, using massive blocks of local Dark Hollow limestone.Weather permitting, you can enjoy your delicious breakfast out on the porch.
World Traveler's Room in Bedford
World Traveler's Room in Bedford
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

We think you'll like the art and artifacts from our travels in this room in the former Lawrence County Jail and Sheriff's Residence in Bedford, 40 miles south of Bloomington and an hour from French Lick. There's a queen-sized bed and private bath.

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises
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House Rules

We look forward to getting to know you and ask that you behave as you would like guests to behave in your home. Please, no pets or smoking.


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Ron User Profile
October 2017
Wonderful experience. Breakfast was something new and delicious each day. Enjoyed the stories, tour, and interaction. You can also have as much privacy as you would like as well. Rooms are decorated with beautiful artwork and furnishings. House has character and history, is …

Alexis User Profile
October 2017
Rowena was a great host! I would recommend her to anyone traveling to or around the Bedford area!

Gabriella User Profile
September 2017
We really enjoyed our stay at Rowena's. The room was very clean and comfortable. The neighborhood was nice and in a prime location for us. We really loved breakfast, it was delicious and a nice touch. We will stay again if we're ever needing a place in Bedford!

Dave User Profile
September 2017
5-Star Host 5-Star Room 5-Star History Lesson (old Lawrence County Jail) 5-Star Atmosphere 5-Star Home-Cooked Breakfast We'll gladly return.

Dena User Profile
September 2017
Rowena and her home are so warm and welcoming. The guest room had everything I needed from an extra blanket for a surprisingly cool summer night to refrigerator to stash snacks. But the breakfasts were the best treat of all-- fresh fruit, warm eggs, homemade muffins, and cof…

Tammie User Profile
August 2017
Rowena was amazing she was such a wonderful host and I would recommend this place to everyone If we need to be back in that area again we will for sure stay there and get to visit with her . If I could give her a greater than five star I would because that is how wonderful…

Marissa User Profile
August 2017
Absolutely perfect and a place I would always hope to go back to! New experiences keep bringing me back and I can't seem to get enough! I love Rowena's stories, and her breakfasts are amazing! We always feel like royalty there. Thanks so much Rowena!

Bedford, Indiana, United StatesJoined in September 2014
Rowena User Profile
Interaction with guests

I am always interested in talking to visitors, so I will interact as much or as little as you want, and time permits. I would also be glad to take you through the old jail if you're interested in seeing it.

About Rowena
I am a retired Foreign Service Officer. During my career I served in Germany, three countries in Africa, Georgia (the former Soviet republic, not the state), and Washington, D.C. I live with my husband Reza and our cat, Mr. Fuzz, in the former Lawrence County Jail and Sheriff's H…
Languages: Deutsch, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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