“Our two night stay at Azalea Manor was absolutely wonderful! The National Historic Register home is beautiful, combining modern amenities with the elegance of the antebellum architecture and amazing antiques. Shirley, the owner, welcomed us into her
home with the graciousness of a friend. She offered information and suggestions for restaurants, shopping and sights to see during what was our first visit to Madison. Our room was both beautiful and comfortable, and we had access to snacks, fresh fruit, hot and cold drinks at any time. Music, board games, playing cards, books and movies were available in two sitting areas. We also enjoyed relaxing in both of the outdoor verandas. Shirley is an amazing cook -- our breakfasts were personalized to our tastes and were delicious, and different, each morning. Throughout our stay, Shirley achieved the perfect balance between being friendly and attentive to our needs, while giving us plenty of privacy. We are already planning our next visit to Madison, and our next stay at Azalea Manor!” Source.
“If you are looking for a quiet weekend away in Southern Indiana, Azalea Manor is a great place to stay. The house offered many places to sit and relax from a spacious and intriguing front living room to a large porch with comfortable chairs and a swing. It is right on the main strip, easy for walking to local shops and dining and is close to the river. The place was clean and the owner was gracious. The owner kept the charm of a historical home intact with her decorations and restorations. I love old houses! I wish that I could have stayed longer. I plan to return in spring with my husband.” Source.
Our host, Shirley, was wonderful, took great care of us, cooked wonderful breakfasts.
Beautiful Victorian decor, a step back in time.
Excellent location for visiting downtown Madison
A stunning garden
Decks upstairs and downstairs, with comfy chairs.
Plenty of magazines, books, and a great scrapbook detailing the renovation.
Always snacks on hand, including homemade cookies and brownies. A fridge with beverages, all included.
Thank you!” Source.
“Loved staying here with the family for a mini vacation. Shirley, (the owner) could not be a more helpful and inviting host. She gave us coupons for almost the entirety of the downtown shops! She also helped us with directions around Madison, and made sure we knew about all the amenities she offered during our stay, including the delicious and extravagant breakfasts she made.The Manor itself is a beautiful building, and is kept up very well and has such an awesome historical feel. Very much want to visit again soon, best Bed and Breakfast I’ve been to yet!” Kaity Mabie.
“This was our first experience with a B&B. It was more than we could have anticipated !! Shirley is a wonderful and gracious host. The house is absolutely beautiful and very clean and welcoming. We stayed in the Victorian room with the claw foot tub and it was delightful and relaxing. The house is right in the downtown however very quiet And super convenient. Shirley is a great cook and has snacks and water and coffee on the premises. Games and magazines and books about the history of the home and Madison were available to look at. She
provided lots of ideas and recommendations for new comers and even made a reservation to have a carriage pick us up in front of the house. Which I highly recommend for 35.00. Thank you Shirley for a wonderful weekend!!
The McMinns” jennifer mcminn.
to our beautifully preserved antebellum home in Jefferson County’s Madison Indiana historic district overlooking
the Ohio River. The Madison Historic District, also known as Downtown Madison, on
the National Register of Historic Places as a National Historic Landmark, is one of
the loveliest and best preserved cities in the nation. As one of the premiere
historic sites in the United States, Madison Historic District is naturally one of
the top romantic tourist attractions for
couples of all ages, honeymoon
destinations, romantic retreats, anniversary destinations and wedding locations.
Established in the 1800’s, Madison has the charm of the old South and an
interesting history. As you learn more on this web site and others, it’s easy to
see why the Azalea Manor is considered one of the best Indiana Bed and Breakfast Inns. Azalea Manor located in the heart of
the historic district is within walking distance of an outdoor shopping mall on Main Street made of individually owned and operated
specialty & variety shops, antique stores, coffee shops, handcrafted candy shops, restaurants,
the Ohio River, the visitor’s center, public library, museums, public historic homes and churches. Well
known Hanover College and Clifty Falls State Park are just a few miles west of the Bed & Breakfast, and Cedar Cliffs Park is a few
miles to the east. Azalea Manor, like the surrounding Madison Historic District,
is for those who like totravel inn style.
The Azalea Manor B&B, one of the oldest homes in Madison circa
1833, emanates the ambiance and charm of a lost era with ten foot double entrance
doors, twelve foot ceilings, velvet fringed drapes, old shutters and window
cornices, antique furnishings, and large Italian marble fireplaces. A large library
of classic books from the past, classic records (old 78, 33, and 45’s) ranging from
the 1920’s through the 1960’s, and glowing hurricane lamps will soon take you back
in time. Think of us when you plan to visit Madison.
The Manor with
four guest rooms has modern comfortable beds and private baths; but, is otherwise
decorated with antiques. The accommodation
includes an abundant breakfast each morning served in the formal dining room or
on the veranda in appropriate weather. Please advise if allergies need to be addressed. Several restaurants and bistro’s are within walking distance of the b&b to accommodate you for lunch or dinner. Wireless internet
service is provided for the convenience of our guests.
The historic Azalea Manor Bed and Breakfast is an ideal getaway for a romantic retreat, anniversary, celebration,
business or vacation travel, visiting local family or students at
Hanover College. The setting will provide you a refreshing opportunity to relax.
Guests will find many ways to enjoy and renew themselves or a special relationship.
The following list is to help guests discover ways to make the most of their stay.
Whether you are coming from Indianapolis IN to Nashville TN, St. Louis KY to Cincinnati OH, or Evansville IN to Columbus OH, Fort Wayne IN to Louisville KY, or anywhere in between, Azalea Manor is a beautiful place to stop and rest.
Bring a good
book or borrow one from our library and idle away your time lounging on the upper veranda.
Bring your walking shoes, take the river walk, Main Street Shopping, hike the gorges at Clifty Falls State Park, or even go bird watching.
Try antiquing and seek a treasure at one of our many antique,
specialty or craft shops.
Sample your “just desserts” at one of our local coffee, confectioneries,
ice cream shops or eateries.
Take a romantic horse drawn carriage ride through historic Madison to get a true feeling of what it was like to have lived in past centuries.
Bring your bike to tour the town, back roads & hills, or experience Clifty Falls State Park.
Bring your fishing gear, boat, skis, or jet skis to enjoy the Ohio River.
Try out one of the local golf courses to sharpen your game.
Enhance your knowledge of history by tracing the “underground railroad” & the trail the
Morgan’s Raiders made through our county.
Take an old-fashioned trolley ride and learn about the historic sites and events of Madison.
Wine tasting at one of the many wineries in the area to taste and experience the bouquet of the region.
Try your luck at Argosy, Belterra, Caesars Indiana and Grand Victoria casinos.
Enjoy the free Music in the Park on the second Friday of each month from June through September.
Tour historic homes, National landmarks and museums.
We welcome your visit and look forward to providing
you with outstanding service and an enjoyable stay. Experience Southern Indiana’s
beauty and hospitality at Azalea Manor and the community of Madison. Checkout our
events calendar below. Hopefully it will help you plan your trip.