Mary Helen's is a beautiful establishment nestled in the countryside just outside the town of Batesville, Indiana, located just minutes off interstate I-74 between the cities of Cincinnati and Indianapolis. The house is constructed of cypress logs from the swamps of Florida and a variety of native oak trees right off the property. You'll find high vaulted ceilings and exposed oak beams throughout the house accompanied by beautiful decor. If you are seeking lodging for a few nights, a romantic getaway or just need peaceful time for reflection, then look no further... we are that destination. You will find an intimate atmosphere filled with beautiful scenery and delicious food. We serve as a bed & breakfast and offer in house dining for group parties and special occasions. Our private dinner is a unique experience served at a leisurely pace leaving ample time between courses to enjoy great food and good conversation in a cozy environment.

We are certain you will find our setting most appealing and tranquil. We are located on 3 acres of professionally landscaped ground. Feel free to enjoy a private walk around the property to see nature at its best. Relax on the front porch to the sounds of an inviting waterfall or sit by the pond and be mesmerized by the beautiful koi fish swimming around giant lily pads with an exhilarating water fountain raining down.

Our mission is to bring you peace and relaxation, while leaving you with lasting memories.
Reserve your next stay at Mary Helen's Place and enjoy a wonderful, unique experience.


From the moment we pulled in your drive we got the feeling that this place is something special. The decor on the porch looks like something out of a magazine. Cindy met us at the door and welcomed us as if we were old friends. Everything about this place is so warm, friendly and relaxing. Our breakfast was the best I have ever had. Thank you for making our stay so special. It was the perfect place to spend our wedding night.
Jerry & Carol
We were seeking a quiet, special place to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. Your B & B met our expectations and more! We enjoyed sitting on the patio watching the goldfish and enjoying the flowers, and the calming pond. As we pulled up the driveway, I was reminded of a Thomas Kincade painting. Cindy made us feel extremely special with an “anniversary fruit & cheese tray and their waffles were the best we’ve ever had. It was comforting & encouraging to have Christian and inspirational materials in the room and throughout the home. Thank you for a lovely time and making our 25th Anniversary memorable and special. God’s blessings.
Al & Barb
Thank you for the awesome night. Thank you for the wonderful late dessert. This is our new “favorite” Bed & Breakfast. We can’t wait to come back.
Craig & Anita
This was our first experience at a B & B, and we enjoyed every minute of it! From the gorgeous “WOW” factor view coming down the drive. The warm welcome from Cindy, the peaceful serene, well groomed grounds to the excellent breakfast. We were in awe of this place! The comfort and beauty we experienced at this B & B sets the bar high for any others we may visit in the future. We are making plans to come back, SOON. Thank you Jim & Cindy, for opening your home to share this with us. Above & beyond our expectations! God bless you both.
Jeff & Vonne
Words can’t describe or will never do justice the beauty, serenity, hospitality ect. that you provide to your guests. May God bless you abundantly for your hard work and generosity. You have a gift that many could only dream of. We look forward to our next visit.
Tony & Carol
Another amazing breakfast nestled among the Christmas decorations! The egg casserole was part of a magnificent breakfast feast. How blessed we continue to be here, capturing an early Spirit of Christmas and taking in all things beautiful. So many reasons to come frequently to Mary Helen’s: interior peace, finding heaven on earth, knowing serenity, communicating with some of God’s most perfect people, enjoying happiness and relaxation, refreshing ourselves, enjoying out of this world meals.
Bob & Judy
Thank you for making our 45th anniversary a very special getaway. Your home is so beautiful inside and out. We have been going to bed & breakfasts for about 20 yrs. And yours ranks #1. It offered such peacefulness, but most of all your gracious hospitality was outstanding. We want to come back for dinner and are excited to share this experience with others.
Dave & Kaye
Out of the 66 bed and breakfasts we have stayed in, Mary Helen’s is at the top our list. I have read the previous comments in this journal, and can only say “ditto” to all the beautiful reviews you have been given.
Gary & Marti
Thank you for a wonderful, relaxing, peaceful, beautiful weekend at your bed & breakfast. What a great place to rejuvenate! The fall in this area is beautiful, especially in your little slice of heaven. Your hospitality is second to none and your omelets are worth coming back for!
Joe & Julie
Thanks so much for making this a special visit for us. We had a wonderful time. Your home is absolutely beautiful! Love the pond and the landscaping and your home is very welcoming. You can tell a lot of work goes into it, but it seems to be a labor of love. I’m sitting by the pond writing this enjoying all the birds and wild life. The food was delicious and so beautifully presented. We looked forward to breakfast each morning.
Bill & Wendy