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Luxury Bed & Breakfast

Historic Estate in Southwest Michigan

Located in Southwest Michigan, The Morris Estate is a luxury countryside resort in Niles, just 25 minutes from Notre Dame in South Bend or the shores of Lake Michigan. Our luxury bed and breakfast, The River House, is a peaceful respite for guests to retreat from the stress of work or other responsibilities in a serene, pastoral setting. With a focus on privacy and comfort, the refined accommodations are limited to twelve guests to provide outstanding service and exceptional dining unparalleled in Southwest Michigan.

History and Hospitality

Hospitality is the cornerstone of The Morris Estate, and we firmly value kindness, generosity, and hard work. By definition, hospitality is the generous reception of guests and strangers in a friendly way. We have been blessed to maintain this endearing property rich with enchanting history and want to share it with you. Join us for a relaxing weekend getaway or the wedding of your dreams. Our team will welcome you with open arms!
The River House at The Morris Estate

The River House

Escape reality with a visit to our exclusive bed & breakfast, where you will experience ultimate comfort and attentive service. Tucked in a secluded part of the estate, The River House is a stately, 16,000 sq ft home overlooking the St. Joseph River. After a night of renewing sleep in one of our six uniquely designed private suites, wake to a sizzling breakfast before you venture out to wander the miles of walking trails. Refresh with a relaxing afternoon massage or explore the Southwest Michigan wineries or beaches.

Fine Dining Experience at The Morris Estate

Fine Dining Experience

You won't have to trade distinctive dining to enjoy a serene countryside setting at The Morris Estate. Our chef-inspired menus at The River House feature modern American cuisine with European influences designed to delight the senses. Share a romantic dinner with your significant other, reminisce with old friends over delectable courses, or chat with other guests and create a memorable meal with new friends. At The Morris Estate, we intend for fine dining to be social, not stuffy!
Spa and Wellness at The Morris Estate

Spa and Wellness

Retreat, relax, and renew during your stay at The Morris Estate. When built, The River House featured a wine cellar and fur storage, which have been converted to unique spa treatment rooms still lined with original cedar planking. Sip herbal tea by the fire in our spa lounge as you wait for your massage or borrow one of our yoga mats to stretch and meditate on the serene river terrace.

Things to Do in Southwest Michigan

Local Attractions

E. M. Morris and his wife, Ella, were known for their philanthropy and credited for saving both the former Studebaker family mansion (now Tippecanoe Place) and the Palace Theatre (now the Morris Performing Arts Center) by offering large financial donations and rousing community support. Visit these and other local attractions, such as the University of Notre Dame's iconic Golden Dome, Southwest Michigan's pristine shores along Lake Michigan, and countless wineries or antique shops.