Welcome to 2nd Street Carriage House and Inn


About Us

We met at Hanover College, married, and moved to Valparaiso, Indiana, where we lived for 40 years. After retiring in 2013, we returned to Madison, a town that we have always loved for its beauty and friendliness. We love sharing Madison with friends and family and now having our guest cottages allows us to do just that!


   The accommodations for the 2nd Street Carriage House include:

1 queen size bed, 1 twin bed, 1 full bath with clawfoot tub/shower, a fully equipped kitchen with microwave, stove, refrigerator and coffee maker, iron, hairdryer, WIFI, Hulu Live, streaming, DVD player, off-street parking.  (1,000 sq. ft. individual structure) 


  The accommodations for the 2nd Street Inn include:  1 king size bed, 1trundle/daybed with 2 twin mattresses, 2 full baths, one with a walk-in shower, and the other with a shower/bathtub, a fully equipped kitchen with microwave,stove, refrigerator and coffee maker, iron, hairdryer,  WIFI, Hulu Live, streaming, DVD player, washer and dryer.  (1,200 sq. ft. individual structure)

Rates and Terms

Rates for the 2nd Street Carriage House

$160.00 per night for 2 adults (2 night minimum)  

Rates for the 2nd Street Inn

$175.00 per night for 2 adults (2 night minimum)

* each additional guest-$25 per night + tax

(There is also an Indiana Sales Tax of 7% and an Innkeeper's Tax of 5% that will be added to your total reservation fee.)

*A $100.00 deposit is required to hold a reservation, which is nonrefundable two weeks before the reservation date.

  Our guest cottages are non-smoking, pet-free environments.  



2nd Street Carriage House

2nd Street Carriage House is a renovated 1850's carriage house in the heart of historic Madison, Indiana. We are located a block away from Main Street, where a variety of shops, art galleries, and restaurants await you. Two blocks south from our cottage is the gorgeous Ohio Riverwalk. Wineries and antique malls are all within a few blocks away.
A charming and spacious bedroom with a queen size bed is located on the main floor, along with a master bathroom, complete with a clawfoot tub and shower. Upstairs is a twin bed.  Also in the loft you will find a comfortable family room, where you can relax, watch TV, or have a glass of wine. A fully equipped kitchen with a microwave, stove, refrigerator, and coffee maker is next to the family room.  
Enjoy sitting outside in the fenced in private backyard. We are excited to share our town with you!



2nd Street Inn

  2nd Street Inn sits directly in front of the Carriage House, and is a fully restored 1850's Folk Victorian.  The Inn shares the block with several historical sites, most notably the Jeremiah Sullivan House, the Talbot-Hyatt House and Pioneer Garden, and the Masonic Schofield House. This inviting one story guest house has two bedrooms, one with a king, and the other with a daybed/trundle, ( two twin mattresses).  It offers two full baths, a fully equipped kitchen, dining room, family room, and washer and dryer.           

  A welcoming covered front porch is the perfect place to sit outside and enjoy this charming historic neighborhood.  

  Both guest houses offer WiFi, Hulu Live, streaming, and a DVD player.  


Visit Madison!

Madison is a beautiful town nestled along the Ohio River, and is distinquished for its 133 blocks of historic buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Enjoy 10 public historic sites, along with a wide assortment of gorgeous architecture as you explore Madison. Allow time for shopping in the specialty shops along Main Street, or in the several antique malls and art galleries in town. Enjoy a stroll along the gorgeous riverfront or hike up Heritage Trail. Relax at several wineries and savor a meal at one of our fine restaurants.
A few miles outside of town is Clifty Falls State Park, a gorgeous park with a variety of trails and waterfalls to enjoy. You also don't want to miss a visit to our beautiful Hanover College, which overlooks the Ohio River.
Madison is fun all year round, or during one of its many popular festival weekends. Relax, Explore, Enjoy!



Please call or email the Innkeepers, Sandy and Dick Freeman, to reserve the Carriage House and to make arrangements for your deposit payment. Reservation payments can be made by check, cash, or credit cards.

308 W 2nd Street
Madison, IN 47250

219.508.9644-Sandy, 219.508.9645-Dick


219.508.9644-Sandy, 219.508.9645-Dick

308 W 2nd Street
Madison, IN 47250

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