About the property
- House1400 sqft
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Home w/ Space For Family Gatherings, Small Group Retreats
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.
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. Our well appointed home 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!
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- May 24, 2018
About Anita Owen
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
Why Anita Owen chose Bloomfield
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.
What makes this House unique
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!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Spacious and comfortable retreat.
Anita is friendly and attentive. The home is spacious and comfortable with room to roam about the wooded property. We especially enjoyed the pond and large deck area. Great property!
Peace in the Country
My husband and I came in from Texas for my HS reunion with Edgewood on one Saturday and a family reunion at McCormick's Creek State Park the next Saturday. With my dad in Spencer, the Red Oaks property near Worthington gave us the retreat we wanted in between the busy events.
The two bedroom comfortable farmhouse feels very spacious and is as neat as a pin. The kitchen has modern appliances and everything you'll need. Internet is good, tv has good channel selections and the sofas are comfortable. Beds are SUPER comfortable and every morning I did not want to get up! We saw 14 deer total in the area, lots of birds, squirrels and chipmunks. Woods are close and you can walk back to see ponds and pastureland. The front porch is great for listening to the birds and soaking in nature.
We also rented some days in the Boar's Nest next door for my husband to spread out his computer and papers to do work. The Boar's Nest space would also be ideal for business meetings or Day retreats.
Come here to to take a break. Step back to a slower pace. You can eat at diners in Worthington or buy from the market there. Spencer and Linton are close by, and Bloomington and IU are down the road. Communication with Anita is excellent and she will work to make your stay as great as possible. This is the escape you have been looking for.
Tammy And Richard Reno
We really appreciate the great review, Tammy! You've captured the essence of Red Oaks Retreat really well, and we're so glad that you and Richard enjoyed your extended stay with us. We hope you'll come back our way again soon!
Wonderful home in a beautiful setting!
We had a fantastic time at Red Oaks. The place was just as described. The open floor plan made it nice for us all to hang out as a family and the large front porch was another spot we found ourselves spending a lot of time. The kitchen had everything we needed and more! Anita did a great job communicating with us and making us feel comfortable in the home. Our favorite thing about the home was the setting. We loved walking back to the pond and exploring the area. The home was convenient to town but far enough away that we really felt like we were away from it all. We are hoping to make it back here sometime in the future!!!
Perfect weekend in the country
Perfect weekend in the country - we really enjoyed our stay on the farm. The house is remote but accessible, beautifully decorated, and had everything we needed for a couple of no stress, relaxing days. We sat on the front porch under the ceiling fan and reconnected –even though it was a hot weekend it was comfortable outside.Would most definitely stay here again! I bet it is even more beautiful in the fall :-)
Leslie, we're so glad you enjoyed the weekend! So many of our guests have enjoyed staying with us just to get away and unplug! The front porch is favorite gathering spot for our family and friends when we get together. And you're right--the most beautiful time of year for us is the fall. Every year the colors are bright and breathtaking! We hope you'll join us again soon!
My group wanted to get away from the grind of day to day life and when we drove up to this house, we knew that we had found a place that offered exactly what we wanted. It was quiet, remote, clean, and had many uses for the spaces that were provided. We rented the Boars Nest and were so happy to have the extra space available for us to spread out into. Overall, this is a place that we hope to be able to return to. You won't be disappointed!
We're so glad you all enjoyed your stay at Red Oaks Country Retreat! It is a great place to unplug from the busyness of life with a group of friends or family. Lots of people have found the Boar's Nest to be a great spot for gatherings, so we're happy you enjoyed it, too! We look forward to having you all stay with us again!
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.
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.
Additional pricing information
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.