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Family Friendly And Family Fun At Natural Valley Ranch

63 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday farmhouse in Brownsburg - The Cottage At Natural Valley

4 Bedroom, 4.5 Bath, Sleeps 12-16 On 78-Acre Horse Ranch, Close To Indianapolis

This beautiful 4 bedroom 4.5 bath home is situated on our family-owned WORKING 78-acre horse farm which specializes in trail rides. This is a working farm and you will see farm equipment both sitting around and in use. Please be careful and supervise your children. The farm's equipment are not toys.

We are convenient to Indianapolis, Indianapolis International Airport, Childrens Musuem and other area attractions. Indianapolis is known for motor sports — Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Lucas Oil Raceway are easy to get to, yet far enough away to relax and enjoy yourself. You can also find out what is happening in our area during your stay by checking out the websites for Hendricks County Visitors Bureau or Visit Indy.

Although their are plenty of dining out options within 25 minutes of the home, the kitchen is fully stocked with all the cookware and utensils for you to use to make meals at home. There is a gas grille on our spacious, private back porch for the grill masters in your group to use or if you want to dine by our lake there is a gas grille in our lakeside shelter.

Spend your day and evening sitting on our wrap-around porch watching our horses and goats at the Ranch, you'll probably see our free range chickens, ducks and pot belly pigs roaming around the property. Your evenings could be complete with a bon fire either by the house or by the lake.

Feel like fishing? Grab your pole and take a short walk to our 3-acre stocked lake for some bluegill, crappie or bass. We currently have a canoe, boat and 2 paddle boats for your use at no extra charge. Bring your fly rod and head over to White Lick Creek and catch some small mouth bass. The home does not overlook our lake, but is on our property. Please be sure to check google maps if you are unsure of the walk.

Other options for fun while you are stay at The Cottage are playing basketball by the house or volleyball by the lake. Trail rides are what we specialize in so don't miss out on making more memories by riding one of our horses with a guide on our trails that meander through 50 acres of woods, fields and sometimes White Lick Creak. We offer 30 minute, 60 minute or 90 minute trail rides.

Having a family reunion or other event? Ask about renting our lake-side 'Outpost-Country Occasions' facility with more than 1,000 sq. ft. of meeting/event space with access for caterers should you so choose. There's even room for a tent.

We do have pets on the premises, cats, dogs, chickens, ducks, etc. All are friendly and none will be in the house.

Your stay includes the use of a two car garage with parking for another 10+ cars up to the largest vehicles, including a bus.

We are in Brownsburg about 12 miles west of Indianapolis. We have many dining and shopping options close by if you choose.

Family-friendly and family fun . . . you will discover the difference that family makes when you discover Natural Valley Ranch!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Chuck & Marie Damler
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
22 October, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner


Our families enjoyed a wonderful Christmas at your property. The house was perfect for 9 people plus a baby! All best wishes for the New Year to you and your family.

Dec 2014
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based on 63 holidaymaker reviews

Family Friendly And Family Fun At Natural Valley Ranch
average rating of 4.6031747 based on 65 reviews

The Perfect Choice for our summer family gathering

  • 5 of 5

We were truly blessed to find and choose the cottage at Natural Valley Ranch for our 3-day Summer Family Gathering (11 adults and four children, ages 2,4,5,6). We highly recommend it to anyone looking for a lovely, quiet, secluded, calming, place to gather and relax in the country and in nature. We felt absolutely right at home, had the place to ourselves, with plenty of room to spread out our stuff in each room. Beds were comfortable. The weather didn’t cooperate as it rained most of the time, but there was enough room for the kids to play with their toys indoors, and we enjoyed the long porch with the wonderful rocking chairs. The patio also had lots of room, chairs & tables, for all of us to sit outside in the evening after the rained stopped. The house was clean and well maintained, yet casual enough that we felt comfortable using the furnishings without fussing. Very cleverly, and thoughtfully, decorated (with reminders to Be Still and let your thoughts clear). It was wonderful to find the kitchen stocked with all kinds of lovely and useful dishes, pans, utensils, and appliances (even spices) that we had all we needed to enjoy cooking every meal together. We intended to sightsee in Indy, but ended up staying at the ranch the whole time, visiting and taking some time to see the animals, play around with boats/canoe on the pond, hiking in the woods. They have a variety of sports equipment in the garage for coming up with impromptu games. It felt secluded in the country and yet was a quick trip to get to Brownsburg for supplies, etc. Plus an easy drive to many Indy attractions. It suited our gathering ASOLUTELY PERFECTLY!! ( I can’t think of a way to emphasize that enough – I was in awe at how perfectly it fit our plans). Thank you to the owners for all your thoughtfulness in what you provide.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

I would definitely recommend staying at the cottage at Natural Valley Ranch. Not only was the property precisely as described but it was clean and well maintained as well. Marie provided great information about how to leave the property when we departed and also what area attractions were available during our stay. Our group took advantage of several trail rides which was wonderful, and we also visited the petting zoo and fed the animals. This provided a great respite from city life while we were there. There were also some good walking paths in the area. We liked the spacious kitchen and the deck area for relaxing in the evenings. The beds were comfortable and the linens were clean. The laundry room was also rather useful, especially after one trail ride took us into deep water on horseback. The building was often visited by the local animals, though we were good at not letting them indoors. This house has a lot of cat-themed decor and country style. Probably the biggest downside is occasionally bizarre wiring meaning that some light switches were in unfortunate locations, but that is a small complaint when considering an otherwise idyllic stay at a great property

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. I agree about the light switches. We have tried to come up with some solutions and have actually moved quite a few of them. The house was remodeled extensively by a previous owner and light switch locations must have been put in locations that were convenient for them. Some I still haven't figured out.
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So peaceful & serene. Friendly place & the horse back riding was awesome! The cottage is beautiful

  • 5 of 5

It's country back woods, with a privacy you crave for an escape and an easy access route to find from the city or any location you're traveling from.

Cozy, safe and a place you won't want to leave and daydream about returning SOON!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property was wonderful. Plenty of room for 5 kids and 6 adults.

  • 4 of 5

Property had plenty to do. Kids tried fishing and boating. City kids loved the country. Kitchen well appointed, needed nothing. Beds very comfortable. Would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Reunion

  • 4 of 5

Our children and grandchildren met at The Cottage as a halfway point for a long weekend of family time. It is a great place for kids to play, romp and enjoy all the animals that are on the farm. It seemed every day a new animal was sighted! The lake was the highlight of the trip for the men and the kids. The fishing was great and the kids enjoyed swimming and taking paddle boat rides. There was plenty of room in the house to sleep all of our crew and a wonderful patio outside to enjoy evening meals and s'mores! It is a peaceful and relaxing setting for a family reunion! We made a visit to the Indianapolis Children's Museum which was an easy trip. It's a must see if you have young children! Best I've ever been to, hands down!!! The property is in a great location to so many things.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to stay! Indy is a great destination for an extended weekend of family activities

  • 5 of 5

We were here as a central location to family. The house was cozy, comfortable, and perfect for visits with the family. We moved from the area so it was nice to go back and be familiar with all Indy still has to offer. We hiked, fished, relaxed and cooked in the large kitchen. We just needed one more day to just BE and take advantage of more fishing. hiking and horseback riding. Next time for sure!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
West Chase
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Miles
Interestate 74
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Car: necessary

The home is located on 75 acres. We have trail for hiking or horseback rental. You may fish in our pond or White Lick Creek. Close to Indianapolis for museums, zoo, theater, sporting events etc.

• Indianapolis Museum of Art

• Indiana State Museum

• Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian and Western Art

• NCAA Hall of Champions

• Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Museum

• Indianapolis Zoo and White River Gardens

• White River State Park

• Victory Field - Home of Indianapolis Indians (Triple A affiliate of Pittsburg Pirates)

• Lucas Oil Stadium - Home of Indianapolis Colts

• Bankers Life Field House - Home of Indiana Pacers (NBA) and Indiana Fever (WNBA) and Indianapolis Ice (hockey)

• Nearby Universities: Butler University, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), Marian University

• Indiana Convention Center

• Numerous concerts are performed at Lucas Oil Stadium, Bankers Life Field House, White River State Park and Klipsch Music Center

• Performing Arts include: Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Ballet, Indianapolis Opera

Looking for something a little more adventurous? We have numerous golf courses that are close by as well as a water park. Eagle Creek Park is just a short drive it's the largest municipal park in the state and one of the largest in the country. Eagle Creek Park has a zip line, kayaking, hiking and adventure tours.


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Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Brownsburg, Indiana

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Property Damage Protection £48
Pet Fee £0
Tax Rate 15.0%

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Brownsburg, USA

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jack and Jill Bath upstairs
    Powder Room - Toilet , 1/2 bath in Hallway
    Master Bath #1 - Toilet , Jacuzzi , Bathroom in Master Bedroom
    Master Bath #2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , may access tub in Master Bath #1
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Full Bath in lower level
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Downstairs Bedroom with Full Bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master Bedroom with Private Porch and Full Bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , Upstairs Bedroom with Queen Bed and Bunks, Full Bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , Upstairs Bedroom with Queen and Bunks, Full Bath
  • All above rooms have real beds i.e. box springs and mattresses. Air mattresses are available for an additional charge or you may bring your own. There is a queen sofa sleeper in the living room and a queen sofa sleeper in the basement.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • swimming
We do not provide food. You will need to bring your own food and beverages. We do not provide personal bath items such as shower soap, Shampoo and Conditioner. Hand soap is provided as well as towels and wash cloths. The amenities offered are for guests staying in The Cottage only. If you are considering having a special event while you are in town, such as family reunion, wedding or birthday celebration our Outpost Country Occasions venue is available for rent. Additional friends and family members are welcome at the discretion of the owners. Please check with us first and we will do what we can to accommodate you.

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