|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
One bedroom w/ loft family cabin located on 16 wooded acres in NW Brown County. Very secluded, peaceful and full of wildlife.
Beautiful and so peaceful in the winter months! A perfect New Year retreat.
I've owned this cabin for 15 years and regularly use it with my friends and family. And thus -- a family cabin. What you are getting is a second home set-up for comfort. Nice beds, large working kitchen with most modern conveniences -- convection oven/stove, microwave, fridge (and stocked with basics that we use ourselves and you are also welcome to use), good cookware, dishwasher (that moveable type), coffee maker, electric skillet, three (count 'em) Weber grills, spices. I stay at rental homes myself from time to time -- I hate dealing with burned-up teflon skillets and dull knives. That won't be your issue -- I promise.
I adore music and if you do to, it's a fun experience. I have a new computer running itunes connected to the vintage stereo. And in itunes I have my music collection -- 36,000 songs for you to enjoy. I usually just play it on random -- it's a fun, permanent radio station. I also have about 300 LP records, from your 'youth'. There are two guitars, strung, played and maintained. A capo, extra strings, picks, etc. If you play, enjoy these.
There's a wood-burning stove which is wonderful to run during the cooler months. Likely required in the coldest months. There's a large, covered front porch and (so Brown County) I have an old couch out there, porch fans, outdoor speakers. A great place to sit and gaze into quiet show that is the woods directly in front of you. We have a pileated woodpecker who lives forty yards into the woods and many other birds and wildlife.
We have two big TVs and associated DVD players, stereo (already noted), new Windows 8 computer, two window unit AC's that do the job.
The bath is nice -- shower insert, pedestal sink, etc.
This is about a 18 year old cabin, built from a kit (courtesy of Poole Saw Mill in Helmsburg, IN). It's poplar log that was laid green and seasoned in-place for two years. Then finished. The man who built it, Daniel, is Amish and did a nice job. He lived on the property for about for about five years and there are several charming outbuildings -- outhouse, manger, canning shed, chicken coop and a little structure on the 'back 40'. Daniel lived in that crazy structure out back for a couple years with his wife and two kids while he was developing the property! I built a big barn in 2001. And there is a large deck on the rear. I recently bought two of those cantilevered umbrellas for shading, for the deck.
I purchased this modern-built (c. 1998) cabin in 2000 and added a large deck, barn and did lots of grading to create a terraced hillside and a large, open back meadow. My family and I do. We have been continuous visitors through the years. I recently began renting our cabin in 2015 and hope that you might enjoy it the way we have. I live in Indianapolis, raise two boys and own an art gallery specializing in historic Indiana artwork.
Curt Churchman purchased this cabin in 2000
A wonderful, quiet retreat well off the beaten path. When I drive down from Indy, I open the car door and step out of my vehicle to total quietude. If you're looking for an escape from your hectic, weekly routine this might be the answer.
With sixteen aces and much rolling terrain, strolling the property is a sweet diversion. My favorite pastime is listening to or playing music on the large and comfy front porch. I recently added new porch furniture and have remote operated fans. If it's warm enough, I spend a lot of time on the porch!
I went with my ladies group for a weekend retreat, and we had a fabulous time. We enjoyed the use of Curt's fire pit both nights, and made breakfasts and dinners in his fully-stocked kitchen. The cabin is removed from high-traffic and light-polluted areas, so the night ambiance was perfectly relaxing. It's close enough to Brown County State Park that we were able to work in a hike between breakfast and lunch with time to spare. We spent the afternoon in Nashville, a short but scenic drive away. All in all, a wonderfully rejuvenating experience I would recommend to anyone!
Stayed for the weekend while visiting daughter at IU - a little far for that purpose, but we managed. Cabin very rustic (could use a little updating) but was very comfortable and had everything we needed.
Loved the quiet seclusion with quick access to town. Perfect place for some R&R! Cabin was well kept and everything we needed was right there. Mr. Churchman was a very gracious host, provided all info needed and was accessible if we had any issues. Would definitely go back again!
We had a wonderful time at this cabin, and hope to come back every chance we get! I'm sure Mr Churchman would have been available for any questions or problems, but there weren't any. Everything was very well explained or self explanatory. Awesome place to get away from it all with our precious dogs, who LOVED it. Thank you for opening your home to us. Our favorite place was the front porch, can't say enough good things about this place.
Being avid cooks, music lovers and game players, this cabin was right up our alley with the best stocked kitchen we have ever had at a rental, great indoor and outdoor speakers with a jack for our phones and lots of board games and playing cards. Beds were comfortable, the window a/c units kept the cabin very comfortable and we stayed when it got into the 80's during the day, and the setting was bucolic and peaceful. The only item that prevented a 5 star rating was the cleanliness of the cabin. The glasses and silverware NEEDED to be cleaned before use and the carpets and rugs need some serious attention. Overall, though, this is a solid property that we would readily recommend to friends.
Cabin was rustic & clean inside. Comfortable. Nothing fancy or new. Some neat artwork on walls. Dog enjoyed exploring property. Pond was very small & didn't even try to fish. Some of the out buildings in poor shape. Saw 2 deer grazing in evening & raccoon was on porch at night. Had roll around A/C downstairs & window A/C upstairs. It was very hot when we stayed & A/C didn't seem to cool very well. Seemed closest to Bean Blossom which is how we traveled back & forth. About 20 min. to Nashville.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.