We want all of our guests to feel like family.
About Robin Stiffler
Tim and Robin got married in 1984. He was a working man, wrenching on diesels and hanging off the sides of big blue Harvestore silos before they met. Robin was schooled to do what her mom and her grandmother had both done before her as well as her daughter after her – cosmetology. They met at Tim’s first paid photography gig and it was love at first sight….well at least it was for Tim. It took him about a year and lots of effort and his best sales pitch to convince Robin that he was “The One” for her. The summer of ’84 found Tim, under the instruction of Robin’s dad Terry Haab building their first house- a Cape Cod that still stands on the west side of Dewart Lake. The got hitched that September, and then a few years later they started raising their family – a girl for her and a boy for him…Renee and Mikey. During the 1999-2000 school year the local high school’s building trades class built their new home that would later be the Woodfield Hills Inn. Tim’s parents moved into the attached apartment the same year. The kids grew up, moved away, got married and had & adopted babies…four of the little tykes so far. Tim’s parents have moved to assisted care locally and the big house was just too big. Tim is a former professional photographer who spent 25 years shooting high school seniors, families and weddings before leaving the profession in 2005. He now works as a digital marketing manager for 4 local companies and builds websites and does graphic work on the side. He also enjoys roasting coffee (as well as drinking it), grilling and fly fishing on any of our county’s 100 lakes any chance he gets. He still shoots pictures, but no people, just landscapes and leaves. Robin is a cosmetologist and an all-around dynamo of energy. She works in her salon 2 or 3 days a week, volunteers at our church one day a week and is often found helping others in the community, working in her flower beds & garden or watching one or several of our 4 young grandchildren at a time.
Robin Stiffler purchased this Bed And Breakfast in 2000
Why Robin Stiffler chose Syracuse
We built this property in 2000 because we loved the location so much. Close to a small town, in the country, close to the lakes. 12 miles south is Warsaw - a city large enough to have a Walmart and many restaurants. 7 minutes to the northeast is Syracuse - a resort town that people flock to in the summers. The schools are better than most and the people are friendly. On any given day you can watch deer or turkeys in the yard, and you can often see hawks and once in a while, a bald eagle fly over. Lots of pretty sunrises and plenty of great sunsets.
What makes this Bed And Breakfast unique
Our home was built by the local High School Building Trades class in 2000. We built it for our not just our family of 4 but also for my parents as there is an apartment attached to the home that they lived in for 18 years up until April 2018. We also built this home with ministry in mind. We have hosted countless Christian rock bands for many years, and since our children have gotten married and moved out, we have had as many as three young ladies living with us at a time. Both my parents are now in assisted living and we wanted to have some fun with this extremely large home before we considered selling it. The bedrooms are extremely large, as are our porches and all living areas - perfect for a B&B. We are surrounded on three sides by trees and woods and our home is on a quiet cul-de-sac that has very little traffic. We enjoy watching many species of birds, deer and sometimes wild turkeys from our porches. The stars are bright and the air is clear.
PLEASE - Non -Smokers only.
Children not allowed
Minimum age of primary renter:8
Max guests:5 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
Please no smoking or vaping on the property or in vehicles on the property
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
We had a great stay. Beautiful and comfortable place. Great breakfast!!!! And wonderful people. We will be back.
Thank you so much Sherry! We look forward to seeing you again, you were great guests!
Robin and Tim, were excellent hosts. Their home was so inviting and charming. We stayed in Michael’s room. Everything was just perfect. They greeted us at the door, and gave us such wonderful recommendations for dining and activities. Can’t wait to stay with them again.
Lisa, Thank you so much for your kind words, we enjoyed having you! We look forward to your next stay.
Very nice, clean, and great proprietors.
Thank you Teresa, we appreciate you kind words and it would be a delight to host you again!
Gracious Hospitality in a Lovely Setting
We stayed with Robin and Tim in "Renee's Room" for 2 nights, while we toured Amish country (Shipshewana, Nappannee and Middlebury). The room is quite large, with 2 queens...really more like a studio suite. It was lovely, as well as very clean and comfortable. The home itself is in a lovely setting, comfortably nestled against a wooded back yard with flowering trees and bird feeders that attract a variety of birds - an oasis after a day of touring. Robin and Tim are consummate hosts - personable, solicitous and attentive, in addition to being knowledgeable and helpful regarding area sites. Breakfast was a delicious combination of fresh fruit and yoghurt with homemade granola, cinnamon rolls and egg tarts with a choice of fillings. All-in-all, it was a lovely stay and we highly recommend this property and its hosts.
What a lovely review from two lovely people! Thank you so much for your kind words, it was a joy to host you both. We certainly hope to see you again and pick up where we left off!
Tim and Robin
It was amazing......
It felt like we were at home....very comfortable. We will be going back.
Couldn't have asked for two better hosts.- Mark and Kim Smith-
Kimberly and Mark,
We thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us. I felt like old friends were visiting. I'm so glad you had fun on the "Amish Tour" and hope you can journey up here again next spring for fishing and more dominos. Safe Travels Always!
Great stay...cozy and comfy!
Wonderful experience. The room was perfect for my overnight and breakfast in the morning was great (both the food and company). Robin and Tim are great hosts, I highly encourage others to stay here!
Rob, Thank you for your kind words. You were a joy to have stay with us and hope to see you again on your travels next time you are in the Syracuse area.
We are located in the heart of Northern Indiana Lake Country. There are over 100 lakes in our county (Kosciusko), and we are 7 miles from Indiana's largest natural lake and 8 miles from a game preserve with many small fishing lakes. If you are trailering a boat, we have plenty of room to park it here on our property