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Inn at Windmere

The Inn at Windmere offers a total of six accommodations for those looking to stay in the Auburn, Indiana area. Regarding the units, there are two types to choose from, a traditional-style room or suites that include a coffee maker, microwave, and mini fridge. All accommodations are equipped with a private ensuite bathroom as well as a TV. It should also be noted that Wi-Fi and parking are available over the course of visitors' stays. On the property guests have access to a ping pong table, a foosball table, games, and puzzles. Other common areas include two living rooms and a front porch. The house is located on about 40 acres of land; however, the bed and breakfast portion of the business accounts for nearly 5 of the total acres. Paul and Susie Rexroth have been running the business since they started it in 2007 after their children left home. The Rexroth family has lived at the house since 1993 and has overseen multiple renovations that contributed to the process of starting the year-round business.


The Inn at Windmere is located in Auburn, Indiana, and is owned and operated by Paul and Susie Rexroth. There are a total of six rooms that visitors can choose from. Three of the accommodations are suites that provide sitting areas, coffee makers, mini-fridges, and microwaves. Five of the rooms have king-size beds, while the sixth has a queen. Private ensuite bathrooms and TVs are also supplied in every unit. Paul reports that out of all their accommodations, “our nicest is the Windmere Suite” due to this unit having a private entrance, an air tub, and a walk-in shower in the bathroom. The Sunrise Suite also has a jetted tub that the guests can enjoy. 

Common areas within the house include two living rooms, both of which contain sitting areas and gas fireplaces. One of the living rooms is bigger than the other and offers more amenities. A craft room is also available at the establishment, which Paul says is commonly used by scrapbook and quilting groups that regularly come to the house in the area. “Outside, we’ve got a front porch that people love,” remarks one of the owners. On this porch, there is a swing for guests to use at their leisure. In the back of the property, there is a fire pit and a gazebo that Paul describes as “quiet and peaceful.”

The Inn at Windmere is located two miles off state road 69 in a country setting, as observed by the owner. On the premises, there are areas to walk winding around a pasture and flower gardens on the acreage. In total, the Inn at Windmere is located on 40 acres of land; however, the section of the property that is exclusively designated for guests of the inn constitutes about 5 acres.

Patrons can participate in multiple types of activities when staying at the bed and breakfast, namely ping pong, puzzles, games, and foosball. In one of the living rooms is a grand piano that visitors can play. Also offered by the property is a relatively varied selection of DVDs that patrons can watch on the TVs provided in each unit. Other amenities include wireless internet, parking, and a treadmill.

Breakfast is served every day in the smaller living room, where the dining room is also located. The morning meal is made by the owners and is typically served at 9:00 a.m., though the time can be changed by the guests if needed. Generally, the meal includes four dishes with some type of fruit or yogurt, meat, bread, and potatoes. A few of the common items that are served are pancakes, waffles, bacon, scrambled eggs, sausage, scones, and frittata. Paul says that past visitors have commented that their favorite breakfast items have been the bacon, waffles, and blueberry pancakes. The owners are also willing to accommodate dietary needs and restrictions if they are notified ahead of time. Additionally, the owners provide snacks and beverages to patrons throughout the day, namely pound cake or cookies.


Paul, one of the owners of the Inn at Windmere, expresses that they want guests to feel “pampered and peaceful” when staying at their business. The owners strive to meet the needs of the guests in whatever way possible. Paul, and his wife Susie, also have the goal of being accommodating to all of their visitors. One previous guest of the property left a review, commenting, “This is one of the finest bed and breakfasts I have stayed at. Beautiful home, yard, and surroundings. Paul and Susie couldn’t be better hosts; they are amazing innkeepers.” Another review said, “If you plan to stay in the Auburn area and looking for an experience away from the normal mainstream stays, the Inn at Windmere is a must. We were greeted at the door by name with a warm smile and given a tour of the house with all of the amenities that the house offers.”

A few notable policies are implemented at the Inn at Windmere that visitors are expected to conform to. Smoking is prohibited inside the house, however, guests are welcome to do so outside on the grounds of the establishment if they please. Moreover, pets are not allowed to stay at the bed and breakfast. In the words of Paul, these previously listed guidelines intend to create an environment where visitors can feel “peace.”

The Inn at Windmere is open year-round to visitors and is generally busy throughout the year due to the crafting groups that often come to the inn. The only times the business closes are over major North American holidays. Repeat guests frequently return to the bed and breakfast, and according to Paul.

The town of Auburn, Indiana, as mentioned by Paul, is known for the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Cars, which were manufactured in the area. Currently, the area now has a museum, the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum (or ACD Museum), dedicated to remembering this company. Another museum is also associated with the ACD Museum but primarily focuses on trucks, Paul says. The town also hosts an annual car auction every labor day. Antique shops and restaurants can be found in several different areas of Auburn. Paul’s top three recommendations of places to eat include Salvapori’s, an Italian-style restaurant; Munchies Emporium, a brewing company; and Auburn City Steak House.


The Inn at Windmere was started in 2007 by Paul and Susie Rexroth. Before starting the business, the Rexroth’s owned the house as a private residence since 1993, when they bought the house for their family. As their children started to move out of the house, the couple decided to start the bed and breakfast and have continued to operate it since. The owners share that their favorite part of the job is meeting new people, as Paul says that they have “met wonderful people and have really enjoyed that” throughout the years. The owners also remark that they enjoy being able to run the property together as a couple.

Paul mentions that most of the rooms at the house were easy to transition for the bed and breakfast and that only a few needed remodeling. One of these updates involved the addition of private bathrooms for all of the accommodations. Future plans for the property include potentially accommodating more events in the gazebo, such as weddings or art nights.

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2077 County Road 40
Auburn, Indiana 46706
United States


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