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Beautiful Spring in Brown County -- Comfy Cabin on 16 Acres

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Sleeps Four. MBR plus Loft, One full bathroom

One bedroom w/ loft family cabin located on 16 wooded acres in NW Brown County. Great for a family and weekend getaways!

Very secluded, peaceful -- beautiful in all seasons. Big front porch and the property is full of wildlife.

I've owned this cabin for 17 years and regularly use it with my kids and my friends. And thus -- a family cabin. What you are getting is a second home established for native 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 so-kountry moveable type), coffee maker, electric skillet, three (count 'em) Weber grills, random working spices, etc. 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 my '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 cold months. Likely required in the Dec/Jan. There's a large, covered front porch, full of seating options. A great place to sit and gaze into the quiet show that is the woods directly in front of you. We have pileated woodpeckers and a red tailed hawk ranging on the property.

We have two big TVs and associated DVD players, stereo (already noted), new Windows 8 computer.

There is no internet. I use my iPhone. There is no cable. There is no landline phone. This is not by design. I ditched the landline years ago and my alarm is on cellular. I've been waiting for cable/broadband to show up and we're somehow not yet on that map. But my iphone works fine down there and I use that as my hotspot if I'm working on my laptop. Or option B -- just turn off.

Two window unit AC's that do the job. Space heaters for the winter along with a propane wall unit and the woodstove. Firewood provided.

The bath is nice -- shower insert, pedestal sink, etc.

This is about a 20 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.

More Details

Curt Churchman
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
6 April, 2017

About Curt Churchman

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

Why Curt Churchman chose Indiana

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.

What makes this cabin unique

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!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Nashville in Brown County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Modern tub/shower, pedestal sink. Toilet to be replaced any day (limed up, but fine). There is a simple first aid kit in the bathroom closet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , The loft is a walk-though from the master.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Master Bedroom has a queen bed. Very spacious loft with a full bed and two twins.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

Beautiful Spring in Brown County -- Comfy Cabin on 16 Acres
average rating of 4.3125 based on 16 reviews
Louisville, Kentucky

Great Escape!

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a place that was secluded, unique, rustic, but also comfortable and we found the perfect place. We enjoyed the cabin. It was open, roomy and had everything we could need. Hardwood floors, beautiful rugs, some antique furniture, and nice art work + a wood burning stove/fireplace. There was only 2 of us, my husband and I, with our 2 Aussies, but this would be a great place for a family or group. The dogs loved running and exploring the property and so did we. We spent a lot of time outside. There is a huge back deck with a table/chairs and several grills, which we used to grill steak and chicken one evening. There are speakers on the front and back porch so you can listen to music while you relax with a glass of wine or more. Also a large front porch with a propane heater that came in handy when the evening was cool....bring your own propane tank, but well worth it to be comfortable outside on a cool evening. Also built a fire in the fire pit one evening and roasted marshmallows for s'mores. Downtown Nashville, which has lots of shops/ restaurants, is about 15 minutes away. We did not meet the owner in person, but found him very accommodating, easy going, with a good sense of humor. It was obvious that the owner put a lot of thought into making the cabin and property, a place that not only he and his family can enjoy but also his guests.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I should have paid you Caseys for coming. You cleaned and organized! Thanks for being such wonderful guests -- come back any time!
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Greenwood, IN, USA

Perfect Rustic Getaway

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful piece of property, quiet, relaxing and very comfortable.

  • 3 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very cozy cabin for weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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.

Chris Detwiler

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great, well stocked cabin

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your positive comments on the cabin as well as things we could be working on. I take that very seriously and we will try to improve where we can.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Nashville, USA

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £38.95
Tax Rate 5.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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