|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
This hand-crafted, custom built log home sits on 17 heavily wooded acres, yet is conveniently located between Bloomington and Nashville. At Back to Nature Cabin you will experience year round spectacular views of the State Forest and an abundance of wildlife.
For the outdoor enthusiasts, there are neighboring horse trails and hiking trails through Yellowwood State Forest, and Lake Monroe and Lake Yellowwood are nearby for you to rent a boat or go fishing. Back to Nature Cabin is the ideal place for your honeymoon, family vacation, girls' weekend, or for a vacation with friends.
Come "Back to Nature!"
Keywords: Log Cabin
Designed and hand built by the owner
Nestled back into the woods...very secluded! Bordered by the Yellowwood State Forest. A 15 minute drive either way from the village of Nashville or the city of Bloomington, IN. Also, 15 minutes from Indiana University, Bloomington.
"We had the best time, and I'm not
exaggerating when I tell you it was the best Thanksgiving I've had since I was a
kid. I feel nice and relaxed and wonderful. I was so pleased at how well kept and
supplied the cabin is. I brought half my kitchen with me, just in case, and didn't
need most of it. We had a lovely meal and my whole family is grateful for your
Had a great time in this cabin during a wedding weekend recently! Easy to navigate to, just remember to take it easy on the winding back roads that lead to the cabin and you'll be a-ok. Very spacious with multiple decks and common areas to hang out in with a well equipped kitchen. The hot tub was our only disappointment as the jets only half work.
Great price and friendly owners! We enjoyed it so much we're thinking about staying again in the late fall.
This is a review of "The Lake House", not the other cabins, as I think they are all different.
If you don't want to read a long review; this is a nice cabin for a decent price. There are some good activities, but not a lot. Its not on a lake and there are a number of things that could be upgraded to make the stay stand out.
my two star review is based on a nice cabin, that was pretty much as advertised, but that could have a number of improvements (many of them being free or very cheap), that would bring it to a 3 star experience. I would have appreciated a little more timely responsiveness from the owners. I also wish I had a bit more secluded and "back to nature" of a cabin. That being said, with internet, 2 couples and 3 days in the winter and some more options for TV, this could be a very nice little retreat.
Random thoughts: you are only about 15 minutes from the nice downtown with places to eat and shop. There is a place for a fire outside, but where do I get firewood? That would have been nice to know. As well as let me know a little bit more (from a personal perspective) about where to go and what to do in the neighborhood.
We traveled with 2 other couples and found the cabin to be a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. The cabin is spacious, clean, and comfortable. It exceeded our expectations.
I am the best man in my friend's wedding and we decided to get a cabin right outside of IU's campus where we all went to school. I cannot speak highly enough of this cabin or the owners of this cabin. The places was everything we could've asked for and more. Suzanne and her husband were absolutely incredible as well. We saw them one time and it was right at checkout time. We were a little behind on getting out of there, but they were more than happy to leave us alone for an extra hour or two to get our stuff together and leave. For the cost of this cabin, I am confident that you cannot beat it. I will absolutely be back if I'm ever looking for a weekend getaway in Brown County, and I would HIGHLY recommend this to anyone else as well.
Thank you so much Back To Nature!
Our family spent a wonderful four-day weekend here. It could not have been better. The house was clean and had everything we could want, including dinner settings for 10 people. We loved the fact that every room opens to a deck with a fabulous view and seating. It rained for two days but that didn't matter because many of the decks are covered and there is a game room with pool table, dart board and cd player. The BBQ is also terrific.
The road to the house is winding and becomes dirt at the end, which just added to the adventure and the seclusion. It also made for great walks through the woods.
We have rented many vacation homes and this one ranked as one of the most accommodating, comfortable and fun.
The road leading to the cabin was a one-lane gravel road with a huge drop-off and it was full of pot holes and a raised center. Our car bottomed out a few times. If you're a biker, forget it! The yard was littered with beer cans, plastic bags, etc....
The grill was nasty dirty. No grill brush, no scoop for the ashes, ashes overflowing the bucket and our contract said that the grill should be clean and scooped out. I guess they don't bother to check.
The cabin was very dirty! The kitchen had dirty, moldy dishes in the dishwasher (as if someone waited weeks to run it), the cabinets and drawers were filthy and everytime I pulled up a chair or opened a cabinet, or touched a drawer-pull, it was sticky. I found myself washing my hands several times and then just gave up and cleaned everything myself. I also rewashed the dishes in the cabinets and drawers, because there was dirt and grease in the those receptacles as well.
The blinds in every room were caked with dirt and I began to wonder if these people EVER clean the place! I felt yucky sleeping in the bed....the sheets were thread-bare. We had the added pleasure of killing three wasps that were flying around our room in the morning. When we removed the sheets from the bed at the end of our stay, there were yellow stains on the mattress and pillows. Yuck.
The fireplace didn't work at all. I called the owner about this and didn't receive a call back till the following afternoon (after several calls and a couple of emails). He was argumentative and condescending. Not good customer relations!
The hot tub wasn't working properly on the second night. The temperature wouldn't go past 92 degrees and we froze. (It was 40 degrees outside.) It was warm enough for us to climb in, but then we realized that it wasn't warm enough to stay in. ugh. It was awful!
HANDS DOWN, THE WORST RENTAL I HAVE EVER STAYED IN!!!
Stay two week nights and get your third week night FREE! (Pertains to Sunday through Thursday; excludes weekends, holidays and the month of October.)
WINTER SPECIAL: Stay one night during the week in January or February, and get next night FREE! (Excludes Friday and Saturday nights.)
Stay 6 nights and get the 7th night free!