The Vonnegut House is pleased to offer these optional services to make your stay even better:
All options can be arranged through Kathleen or directly with the vendor.
Local History Lecture or Home Tour With Jeff Kenney, Local Historian
Jeff lives less than a mile from the home and is a veritable encyclopedia on the local area, and a good friend to the home. He is available by appointment to come by and talk, or take you on a foot, boat, or driving tour of the lake, town, east shore, Vonnegut family areas or any combination you come up with... he might even do a bike tour if you ask!
Contact Jeff at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cut Flowers from Big Rock Blooms
Grown locally at a 6th generation local farm 2 miles from the house, vases of mostly wild and locally seed sourced flowers are available $25 and up, vases included.
Contact Kathleen Kline at 574-933-4455
Bike Rentals in Culver
Up to 25 bikes can be rented from Joe at Ride On Bikes, in a restored gas station at the junction of Main Street and Lakeshore in the center of the town of Culver. Joe provides all bike related services Wed-Sun. Check with him for winter hours...
Contact Joe at 574-842-4788 https://rideonbikerentals.wordpress.com/
Boat Rentals & Service
Pontoon, John Boat and Kayak Rentals are available from the Culver Marina, about 2 miles south of the house on East Shore Drive/hwy 117. Boat service is additionally available from Portside Marina and Jeff's PWC & Marine, both also about 2 miles from the home in the town of culver.
Enterprise Rent A Car, often the best for local rentals, maintains locations in South Bend and nearby Plymouth, and will do pickups within a geographic distance.
Amtrak and The South Shore Line
Please consider taking the train to nearby South Bend Indiana, less than an hour's drive from the home. Car rentals are available through Enterprise who will pick you up at the station during normal business hours. Amtrak runs daily each direction from New York/ Boston to Chicago, stopping at a station in West South Bend. The South Shore Limited runs multiple times per day to and from South Bend and Chicago Millennium Station under Grants Park near the Chicago Art Museum. The nearest station to the park is at South Bend Airport, although if only a pickup is needed, Dunes Station is the same distance from Culver but saves the rider an hour of train time. Be aware that you change time zones to Chicago. Taking the train is a relaxing way to get to the home and part of the adventure, especially from the North East. Amtrak also services Indianapolis.