Hotels/ Lodging

Comfort Inn and Suites

Group Sales Manager: Leanne Swedersky
1800 W US 20
Porter, IN 46304
PH: 219-210-2057

The Comfort Inn and Suites holds special designation as our 2018 Festival Host Hotel.  As one of the closest hotels to the festival, our partnership will offer participants special rates, early bird hot breakfast for those rise and shine birders, as well as the usual free WI-FI, business center, and exercise room.  Free cookies in the afternoon for all returning birders!

The Comfort Inn is holding a block of rooms for IDBF participants at $89/night.  Both double Queen and King Rooms are available. Click HERE to access the code and special rate.

Best Western Plus Portage Hotel & Suites
Hotel Sales Manager: Roberta Newlin
6200 Melton Road
Portage, IN 46368
PH: 219-734-6727

The Best Western PLUS is located is located directly off I-94 Exit 19 and 1.5 miles from I-80/90 Exit 23 in Portage, Indiana. It is less than ten minutes from the Indiana Dunes Birding Festival Headquarters. The restaurant offers a complimentary full-hot breakfast, family aquatic center, and free high-speed internet access.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Hotel Sales Manager: Margaret Land
1251 Silhavy Road South
Valparaiso, IN 46383
PH: 219 464-9395

The Holiday Inn Express & Suites is conveniently located near SR 49, 13 miles south of the birding festival headquarters. Enjoy a complimentary full hot breakfast buffet with their signature cinnamon rolls. All rooms include a flat screen television, wireless Internet and coffee station. There is also a laundry facility on site.

Best Western University Inn Book Online!
Hotel Sales Manager: Lori Guilfoyle
760 Morthland Drive
Valparaiso, IN 46385
PH: 219-850-1100

The Best Western University Inn is located is located along US 30 in nearby Valparaiso. It is less than twelve minutes from the Indiana Dunes Birding Festival Headquarters. The restaurant offers a complimentary breakfast, 24 hour fitness center, and free high-speed internet access.

Country Inn and Suites- Portage
Hotel Sales Manager: Karen Todd
1630 Olmstead Drive
Portage, IN 46368
PH: 219-764-0021

When you stay at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson in Portage, you'll be within the vicinity of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and Indiana Dunes State Park. This family-friendly hotel is only a ten minute drive to the birding festival headquarters. The hotel has an indoor pool, fitness center, game room, and wireless internet access. A complimentary buffet breakfast is also included.

Best Western Indiana Oak
Hotel Sales Manager: Amanda Jamieson
558 Indian Boundary Rd
Chesterton, IN 46304
PH: 219-926-2200

The Best Western Indian Oak is located is located in the heart of the bird festival area. It is the closest preferred accommodations for those going on the early tours! It is less than three minutes from the Indiana Dunes Birding Festival Headquarters. An indoor swimming pool and hot breakfast are offered each morning.

Hampton Inn & Suites Valparaiso
Hotel Sales Manager: Alicia Russell
1451 Silhavy Rd
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Ph: (219) 464-9395

The Hampton Inn is located conveniently near State Road 49 in Valparaiso. The Hampton Inn is 13 miles from the festival headquarters. It is conveniently near Taltree Arboretum and Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve. Each room has complimentary wi-fi. A complimentary hot/cold buffet breakfast is included.

Songbird Prairie Bed & Breakfast
174 North County Road 600 W
Valparaiso, IN 46385
(219) 759-4274

This romantic bed and breakfast offers exceptional lodging, ideal for romantic getaways, romantic weekends away – even a fun girlfriends’ getaway at one of the finest luxury inns anywhere.

Discounted rate. Mention "Birding with Indiana Dunes Tourism" for 25% off room rental.
Inspiration Wood Cottage Inn and Cabins
642 E Inspiration Rd
Westville, IN 46391
(219) 983-9922

Inspiration Wood Cottage Inn & Conference Center is a serene, private environment perfect for your retreat, meeting or reunion sleeping up to 40 guests. Whether you’re planning a business meeting or a family celebration, you will be enchanted by the surroundings.

Discounted rate. Mention "Birding with Indiana Dunes Tourism" for 25% off room rental.
The Blue Butterfly Vacation Home Rental
1035 N. Vanderburg St.
Gary, Indiana 46403

This spacious 4 bedroom and 2.5 bath vacation home sleeps up to 12 guests. It's located in Lake Michigan's hip but family friendly Miller Beach, and is the best bang for the buck at under 1.5 blocks from the beach. As one of only four beach communities nestled between the sandy shores of Lake Michigan and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Park. Miller Beach’s blue waters, towering dunes and diverse ecosystems are ideal for beach goers, families, hikers, nature enthusiasts and those looking for a couple’s getaway or even a brewery tour.

Discounted rate. Mention "Birding with Indiana Dune Tourism" for 25% off property rental.