|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
New listing recently featured in the local news! Nestled in the rolling hills of scenic southern Indiana on a 240 acre family farm, Red Oaks Country Retreat offers a cozy, wooded getaway where you’re surrounded by the beauty of nature. We’re an ideal place for individuals, friends and families, and small groups to unplug and refresh, restore and reconnect. We have dedicated 8 acres exclusively to our guests at the country retreat--enjoy hiking in the surrounding woods, fishing in the pond behind the house, or relax on the front porch with the latest best seller and watch the deer walk by!
Red Oaks Country Retreat is a centrally located home base for bird watching at Goose Pond, exploring the Sculpture Trails or Tulip Trestle, fishing and hunting in Greene Sullivan State Forest and Shakamak State Park, or to go antiquing in nearby towns. If you’re working at nearby NSWC Crane, we’re your home away from home, just 25 minutes away with all the amenities you’ll need to work locally in total comfort.
Our family home for many years, we've now opened our home as a country retreat for others to enjoy. The house has 2 private bedrooms, 2 full baths and will comfortably sleep up to 8 guests. The kitchen has new appliances and is fully stocked with pots and pans, cooking utensils and lots of space to break bread together! The living room has 2 large queen sleeper sofas and additional seating, a fireplace and wide screen TV. Both bedrooms have 2 queen size beds. The house has internet with wife, a large screen TV with cable and a DVD player. The hall closet is full of board games and the book shelves are loaded with books, all for your enjoyment.
We also offer our guests the Boar’s Nest, an ideal setting for family reunions, small group retreats or off-site meetings. The Boar's Nest is a separate 900 sq. ft. building connected to the house by a covered porch. There is a small foyer, one large open room with seating for 10 people around the large conference table, white board, wifi, cable, big screen TV, large sectional sofa and dining room table ideal for breakouts, kitchenette, coffee pots, and a full bath. There are no beds in the Boar's Nest--it is set up for small group gatherings.
Guests staying overnight at Red Oaks can rent the Boar’s Nest for an additional $75/day plus $30 cleaning fee. Ask the owner for additional information about reserving this space for your special occasion or meeting!
As a family, we want to share Red Oaks Country Retreat as a place of peace, joy and restoration in the name of the Lord. Red Oaks Country Retreat is a perfect place for small group weekend retreats, girls getaways, small Bible study groups, book clubs, quilting guilds or any other small group.
Please let us know what we can do to work with you to create together to create your perfect stay at Red Oaks Country Retreat!
Our parents, Norris and Helen, bought the farm in 1972 to have a place for our family to get away, where we could work and play together. Our dad, Norris, grew up farming and he wanted us kids to have the farming experience. While we did not live on the farm growing up, we spent weekends and summer vacations there. Our parents retired to the farm in 1994 and we continued to enjoy the farm as a gathering place for our families as we grew up and had our own families. Our dad passed away in 2011 and mom has moved to be closer to family in Indianapolis. As the next generation, we are now managing the farm and we have turned our parents' home into a beautiful country retreat. Red Oaks truly is a a perfect place to unwind and disconnect from life. We also have extra space for small group meetings, board retreats, family reunions, all connected to the house by a covered porch.
Anita Owen purchased this house in 1972
My father bought this property because it is so beautiful and full of history. We have active farming operations that include cattle and row crops. Besides the large rolling pastures and hills, we have a lot of woods and small ponds. Wildlife is everywhere on the farm--deer and wild turkey can be spotted every day somewhere on the farm.
The farm was homesteaded in 1816 by an Owen family and in the past 200 years, many different families have lived on the farm. The farm house, sitting on the highest point on the farm, is well over 100 years old, having been built when a school house and a blacksmith shop were rolled up to the top of the house on logs and put together to make the house. Two of our 3 barns are over 100 years old and our farm had the first apple orchard in the county. My parents built their retirement home, now the country retreat in the late 1980's and moved to the farm in 1994. We've enjoyed many family holidays and celebrations over the years at the farm.
The first burial in the county cemetery was Ephraim Owen in 1835 and the last was my father in 2011. There are 5 Civil War veterans buried in the cemetery and veterans from World War I and II.
We offer our guests the chance to get away and to refresh, restore and reconnect. We're unique in that we have dedicated space for group gatherings, the Boar's Nest, affectionately named for the wild boar hanging in the entryway. We use this space for family get togethers, business meetings, and retreats. You won't find similar meeting space anywhere in the local area, and the fact that you're on an active farm makes it that much more special!
This is the perfect place to unwind and just enjoy time together. We were visiting family in the area, and it was a great place for us. Everything is new and clean. The house is spotless. Big kitchen that was well stocked, and we cooked several meals using the stove and oven and microwave. Table for six plus room at the bar. Large great room with comfy furniture. Slept very well in the softer beds. Saw several deer. Would love to return again.
The home is very clean and the location rural and quiet. Kitchen is well stocked with everything necessary for all our meal preparation. Bedroom linen sufficient and adequate with plenty of extra blankets, pillows and sheets. Beds and fold outs all very comfortable. Bathroom towels were clean and plentiful and hot water adequate for everyone to get a hot shower. The information and brochures on local attractions was great. The user access instructions were easy to use and follow. We enjoyed fishing successfully in the pond. Notepads and pencils in the kitchen are nice. WiFi was fast and reliable. Thank you Owens Family from the Anderson Family
My family of 9 had a great time at Red Oak, Anita was hospitable and careful to answer all of our questions. We spent time fishing and exploring the area, the sculpture trail is a must see. Unfortunately it rained most of the time so we took advantage of the large front porch to enjoy each others company just talking and playing games. We will definitely consider visiting again if the opportunity arises.
This home was perfect for our family of 9. The home was very clean and the atmosphere was very peaceful! We also enjoyed using the Boars Nest, which was perfect for our family meal. We would recommend this home and hope to return.
We had a lovely time at this home. The beds were so comfortable and the home seems to have been totally remodeled. It was very relaxing! Our 3 year old had such fun finding a turtle and catching her first toad! :-)
Greene County is home to hundreds of lakes with Greene-Sullivan State Forest at the edge of Linton. Just north of Linton, west of Jasonville is Shakamak State Park. Redbird SRA is the State’s first off highway vehicle riding facility with over 600 acres of riding area, trails, rocks, mud and hills. Redbird is open to all motorized vehicles including 4×4’s dirt bikes and ATV’s. Goose Pond FWA is nearly 8,000 acres of prairie and marsh habitat which provides quality hunting, wildlife viewing and trapping. Goose Pond is a habitat for many creatures such as sandhill cranes, migrant geese, ducks, along with rarely spotted birds.
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£243|
Guests staying overnight at Red Oaks can rent the Boar’s Nest, a separate gather place connected to the house by a covered porch, for an additional $75/day rental and extra $30 cleaning fee. This extra space is ideal for chilling out and playing games, family dinners and reunions, off site business retreats or workshops, ministry teams, small Bible study groups, book clubs, knitting clubs, scrapbooking and quilting classes. There are no beds in the Boar's Nest--it is set up for small group gatherings.