Bed and Breakfast

The Butterfly House

The Perfect Balance of Historical Charm and Modern Comfort.  

Madison, Indiana

About Us

The Perfect Balance of Historical Charm & Modern Comfort.

Madison, Indiana

The Butterfly House is a Chrysalis Connections Company

The Butterfly House Bed and Breakfast offers guests a unique lodging experience that merges the historical charm of an 1840s-era home with the modern conveniences and amenities even the most discriminating traveler will appreciate. A stay at The Butterfly House begins with a choice of three inviting suites that provide a tasteful balance of period décor, comfortable bedding, and amenities.

A well-outfitted information center provides guests with a wide variety of entertainment, dining, and shopping options. The 24-hour beverage and snack bar makes sure afternoon or evening cravings are quickly managed.

A full home-cooked breakfast is served each morning at 8:30 a.m. in the dining room. Guests can expect to be treated to a graciously set table complete with beautiful china, crystal, and table linens.

In addition to the daily entree, guests can expect to enjoy a number of breakfast staples, such as fresh baked goods, bagels, toast, juices, yogurt, and fruit. Guests who prefer a lighter breakfast can request a fresh fruit smoothie.

Guests are encouraged to enjoy the home’s three covered porches, which provide a cozy spot for morning coffee, conversation, or maybe even a quick nap.

The Butterfly House’s close proximity to Madison’s historic downtown district ensures guests are only a few minutes from the many festivals, events, shopping, and dining options that make Madison a favorite and frequent destination.

Choose a Suite

Guests of the Butterfly House are encouraged to make themselves at home in either the magnolia master suite, the wisteria suite, or the sunflower suite.

The Butterfly House’s three suites are furnished with either king-size or queen-size beds. Each suite has a private bath, extra blankets, pillows, towels, and toiletries. Additional amenities include hair dryers, lighted makeup mirrors, white noise machines, individually controlled heating and cooling units, and room-darkening drapes.

The 24-hour Snack Bar

Don’t worry about that late afternoon or bedtime craving. The Butterfly House ensures guests can keep those hunger pains at bay with 24-hour beverage and snack options. A daily assortment of bread, baked goods, cookies, fruit, snacks, and candy can be found in the dining room for self-service. Complimentary bottled water is available in the upstairs common area, which also hosts a small refrigeration and microwave for guests.

Concierge Services

The Butterfly House takes pleasure in making sure your visit to Madison is everything you hoped for. Be sure to check with your hosts if you have a particular need or request. We will be happy to help you secure a special floral arrangement, box of chocolates, birthday cake, or gift to make your stay even more memorable. Please note that some services may require up to 24 hrs to 48 hours advance notice. The Butterfly House reserves the right to ensure all concierge requests are family-friendly.

Enjoy all Madison has to offer

Nestled in the heart of the Historic Madison Business District, the Butterfly House offers guests various entertainment and recreation options. History buffs will enjoy visiting nearby museums and shopping at local antique centers and malls, while those searching for recreational endeavors can enjoy a stroll along the Riverwalk, a walk at the nearby Cliffy Falls Park, or a hike along the Heritage Trail.

To Learn More

Madison offers a comprehensive visitor center, and guests are encouraged to check for a full schedule of upcoming events and festivals several weeks prior to their visit. The Butterfly House maintains a two-night minimum stay standard. Children over the age of 10 are welcome to stay in their parent’s room.

Walters, Paul and Teresa
Meet your hosts,
Paul & Teresa Walters

Paul & Teresa opened The Butterfly House Bed and Breakfast with one goal in mind: to provide a private, peaceful, and comfortable environment where guests could relax, refresh, restore, and revitalize.

As a couple, Paul and & Teresa merge their individual and collective areas of expertise to provide guests with a unique opportunity to enjoy both the attributes of a historical home and the comfort and amenities modern travelers appreciate.

With over 40 years of property management, industrial, and facilities maintenance experience, Paul oversees the day-to-day operations of The Butterfly House and makes sure each guest leaves excited about a return visit. He is also a pretty fantastic chef and often brings his talents to the kitchen. His sausage gravy is not to be missed.

As a natural relational health practitioner and relationship specialist, Teresa’s deep love for all things relational is highlighted in her desire to help every guest feel safe, connected, appreciated, and respected.  Her love of gardening, pets, and antiques is evidenced throughout the house, and she will readily admit that the role of HomeMaker will always be at the heart of everything she does.

Teresa maintains her private practice office on-site. To learn more, click HERE.

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The Sunflower Suite

Choose Your Experience.

The Magnolia Master Suite, The Wisteria Suite, or The Sunflower Suite

The Magnolia Master Suite at The Butterfly House Bed and Breakfast

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The Magnolia Master Suite

 (Everlasting Connections)

The magnolia tree and its beautiful creamy blossoms have symbolized endurance, long life, and everlasting connections to generations of people. At The Butterfly House, the magnolia seemed the perfect symbol for relational connection and lasting love.

True to its name, this master suite provides enough space to accommodate up to four people comfortably. While designed as a cozy couple’s abode, this magnificent room could be the perfect fit for a sister’s weekend, out-of-town guests, etc. The Magnolia Suite can accommodate a roll-away bed, increasing its occupancy to five. 

  • Private Bathroom
  • 1 Standard Queen Bed
  • 1 Adjustable Queen Bed
  • Daily Breakfast Entree
  • 24 hr. Beverage, Snack, and Fruit Bar.
  • 2-night Minimum Stay

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The Magnolia Suite at The Butterfly House Bed and Breakfast

The Magnolia Suite at The Butterfly House Bed and Breakfast
The Magnolia Suite at The Butterfly House Bed and Breakfast
The Magnolia Suite at The Butterfly House Bed and Breakfast
The Magnolia Suite at The Butterfly House Bed and Breakfast

The Wisteria Suite

(New Beginnings)

This spacious room takes its name from the wisteria flower, whose message is one of new beginnings. The suite offers direct access to the upstairs veranda, a large private bath, and a spacious closet. It is equipped with a high-speed internet connection and a comfortable sitting area. With its King-size adjustable bed, this suite is perfect for those who enjoy a larger sleeping area or like to customize their sleeping experience. 

  • Private Bathroom
  • Seating Area
  • King size, Adjustable bed
  • Daily Breakfast Entree
  • 24 hr. Beverage, Snack, and Fruit Bar
  • 2-night Minimum Stay

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The Wisteria Suite at The Butterfly House Bed and Breakfast Madison, IN 47250

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The SunFlower Suite

(Positive Future)

This lovely room takes its name from the enduring sunflower that admonishes us to stand tall, follow our dreams, and focus on what’s positive in our life. The suite provides guests with direct access to the veranda, a full bath with a tub, a queen-size bed, and a setting area. Its secluded location makes it the perfect space for a private weekend mini-moon.

  • Private Bathroom
  • Queen Bed
  • Daily Breakfast Entree
  • 24 hr. Beverage, Snack and Fruit Bar
  • 2-night Minimum Stay

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The Sunflower Suite at The Butterfly House Bed and Breakfast

The Sunflower Suite at The Butterfly House Bed and Breakfast
The Sunflower Suite at The Butterfly House Bed and Breakfast
The Sunflower Suite at The Butterfly House Bed and Breakfast
The Sunflower Suite at The Butterfly House Bed and Breakfast
Food & Drink

In-House Meal Service

Daily Seasonal Breakfast

Begin your day with an assortment of breakfast options. Choose from our 24-hour buffet stocked with a variety of bagels, fresh bread, muffins, pastries, fresh fruit, and beverages. Daily entrees include such favorites as sausage gravy and homemade biscuits, omelets, cinnamon french toast, fresh buttermilk pancakes, egg souffle, breakfast casserole, and more.  For those who wish for a lighter selection, choose from a variety of cereals, yogurts, whole-grain muffins, or designer smoothies.

24 hr. Coffee, Tea, Water, & Assorted Beverages

An assortment of beverages and snacks can be found on the main level of the home. Help yourself to the morning’s first cup of coffee or fix yourself a soothing cup of herb tea for a relaxing evening on the porch swing.

“Providing an environment where guests can

relax, reconnect, refresh, and revitalize

is at the heart of everything we do.”

Paul & Teresa Walters 

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Amenities

Free WiFi

Each room is equipped with a high-speed, fiber optic internet connection and charging station.

Blow Dryer/Ironing Board

A full-size ironing board, iron, is available upon request. Each suite is outfitted with a hair dryer and a lighted makeup mirror.

Bedroom Comforts

Each guest room offers a unique sleeping option. Choose between a luxurious adjustable king-size bed, two queen beds, or a single queen bed.

Each suite is equipped with light and sound dampening curtains, luxury towels, extra blankets, and comfortable pillows.

Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate, & Water Station

An assortment of beverages is available 24 hrs. a day at the first-floor coffee bar. Choose between coffee, tea, water, and hot chocolate.

Breakfast at The Butterfly House

Guests enjoy a variety of breakfast options.

Daily entrees complement the 24-hour buffet stocked with bagels, fresh bread, muffins, fresh fruit, and pastries. Choose from various cereals, yogurts, and fruit smoothies for guests wishing lighter fair.

Free Parking

Street parking is available in front of the house.

Refrigeration

The Butterfly House Bed and Breakfast makes available an upstairs common area outfitted with a small refrigerator, microwave, and bottled water cooler. Please make other arrangements for medications as we cannot assure the safety of such items in the common areas. 

Private Verandas and Porches

Plan to spend some time on one of our private verandas or porches. Relax in the front porch swing or enjoy the garden from the second-floor veranda.

Policies

Check in & Check out

Check-in: 2:00 – 5:00 pm (EST)

Check-out 11:00 a.m. (EST)

Guests arriving after 5:00 p.m. will be invoiced a late check-in fee. Check-in times after 7:00 p.m. are not available.

Because we are a small owner-operated bed and breakfast, early check-in times are not available. 

Room Rates & Taxes

A state sales tax of 7%, a county innkeeper’s tax of 5%, and a 2% processing fee will be added to all room rates listed.

Standard room rates will be adjusted during Regatta and Chautauqua weekends.

Accepted Payment Methods

Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Debit Cards, Cash, and Check are all accepted methods for payment.

Please note – A room reservation is not complete until the deposit amount has cleared. Reservations made by check will be confirmed upon receipt.

Reservation Deposit

A deposit is required to reserve your room. A 25% deposit will be collected by credit card at the time of booking.

The balance of the room rental will be charged at check-out. 

Cancellation Policy

Cancelations require advance notice of at least 14 days. Deposits, less a $50 rebooking fee, will be refunded for cancellations received at least 14 days before the scheduled arrival date.

Cancellations received less than 14 days in advance will forfeit the deposit amount.

Cancelations received less than seven days prior to the arrival date will be subject to a late cancelation fee the equivalent of the agreed-upon fee for the entire reservation

Early departures will be considered a late cancelation and charged accordingly.

Guests are encouraged to purchase cancelation protection from an agency of their choice to offset the expense of emergency cancelations due to illness, pre-existing conditions, accident, injury, work-related demands, or traumatic loss/death/berivement.

 

Children

Children over the age of ten are welcome to stay in their parent’s room. An extra guest charge of $30 per night, per guest, will be added to the existing room rate.

The Master Magnolia Suite can accommodate up to five people with an additional roll-away bed. The Wisteria Suite can accommodate up to three people with an additional roll-away bed. The Sunflower suite is limited to 2 guests.

Pet Policy

We love pets. The Butterfly House is home to two miniature Schnauzers and a tiny Yorkie. For this reason, we ask all guests to find alternate arrangements for their fur babies while they are guests of the Butterfly House. If you need help finding suitable local accommodations for your pets, we will do our best to help you make those arrangements at a nearby facility.

Smoking and Vaping Policy

Smoking or vaping is not allowed inside of the home or on porches. Guests may smoke in the side yard or garden.

Guests are asked to be sensitive to the needs and well-being of others and avoid situations where smoking or vaping would interfere with another guest’s enjoyment of the facilities.

Please Note
  • A 2-night minimum stay is standard.
  • Reservations are date specific.
  • Rates are for one or two-person per room, per night.
  • The rate for additional guests is $30 per person per night.
  • Standard rates will not apply during the Regatta and Chautauqua festivals. 
  • Requests for single-night stays will be considered on an individual basis.

To read a comprehensive copy of The Butterfly House Bed and Breakfast Operating Policy, Please click HERE.

Concierge Services 

How Can We Make Your Stay Even More Special?

We want your stay at The Butterfly House Bed and Breakfast to be amazing! Choose from a variety of special services and amenities, or let us know how we can help create the unique, enjoyable, and memorable visit you deserve.

Want fresh flowers in your room?

How about a box of delightful chocolate?

Perhaps you would enjoy a day at the spa?

Or maybe your perfect stay includes a couple’s or mother/daughter photoshoot.

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And we will do our best to make it happen.

Concierge Services

The Concierge Desk at The Butterfly House is ready to help you create the vacation, honeymoon, anniversary, birthday, or get-away of your dreams.

Concierge requests often require several days or weeks of pre-planning. For the best results, submit your request at the time of booking. 

Prices for concierge services are based on availability and processing cost. Call for a free consultation. 812-274-5151

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Location & Nearby Attractions

Located just minutes from Madison’s Riverwalk, The Butterfly House Bed and Breakfast is the perfect, destination for a soul revitalizing get away.

Whether you are attending one of the center’s unique couple experiences or just looking for a quiet spot to reconnect, rest, play, shop, or hike, Madison offers every visitor a plethora of options.

 

To find the most up-to-date information click VisitMadison.org

Restaurants & Eateries

Madison is home to a number of fine dining establishments, coffee houses, eateries, and specialty cafes.

Be sure to check out our suggestions below.

Mad Love

The Downtowner

Off-Broadway Tap Room

Analog Coffee

The Red Pepperoni

The Red Roaster Coffee and Eatery

Red On Main

Brittany’s Brick Oven Pizza

Hinkle’s Sandwich Shop

Pizza Uncommon 

 

 

Shopping

Madison has something for everyone. Whether you are looking for your next antique treasure, a new pair of shoes or just the right birthday gift the shops in Madison are sure to please.

The Lumber Mill Antique Mall

River West Antique Mall

Hertz Shoes

Village Peddler

Betty Jeffries

James Dell

Cocoa Safari Chocolates

Fine Threads

Fountain Alley BodyCare

Cuckoos Roost Handmade Crafts

 

Antiques

Guests with a love for antiques and unique home decor will find a variety of opportunities for shopping and treasure hunting.

The Lumber Mill Antique Mall

River West Antique Mall

Pennilane Antiques

The Mad Flea 

WOW What a Find

Historic Sites

Madison is the perfect spot to indulge your inner historian. Designated the largest contiguous National Historic Landmark district in the U.S., Madison provides amply opportunities, to enjoy, explore and admire an amazing array of historical buildings and homes.

Lanier Mansion Historic Site

Madison Railroad Station

Dr. William Hutchings’ Office & Museum – 812-265-2967

Shrewsbury-Windle House

 

 

Local Attractions and Events

There is always something happening in Madison. Every year, Madison is host to an endless variety of festivals, special events, tours, parades, and concerts.

Madison Regatta & Gold Cup 

Madison Ribberfest BBQ & Blues

Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art

Night Before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes

Biking & Hiking

If biking, hiking, and outdoor recreation are your passion, Madison offers a number of exciting options.

Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge

City of Madison Boat Docks & Ramp

Crystal Beach Pool – 812-273-6268

Clifty Falls State Park

Visit Madison in Style

Plan Your Stay Now!

Ready to book your special stay! Call today to reserve your room, learn more about our special couple experiences, amenities, rates, and availability.

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Begin your special visit to Madison by booking your accomodations at The Butterfly House Bed & Breakfast.