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Peaceful Country Setting Off The Beaten Path

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom With Forest Trails And Ponds

Each of the 3 bedrooms has a queen size bed. 2 full bathrooms. Master bedroom has a balcony with a view of the forest and wildlife ponds. Two double and one single futon in addition to one large couch and two love seats. Fully furnished kitchen. 52' TV with laserdisck (100+ titles), DVD player and stereo. Wifi. Two large decks. Fenced yard. Hot tub with stereo. Two futons in entry room for additional guests. Ample off street parking. 100 forested acres with maintained trails.

Robert Woodling
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2017

About Robert Woodling

Avid lover of the hardwood ecological environment. 2007 Indiana Outstanding Tree Farm of the Year. 2009 North Central Regional Outstanding Tree Farm of the Year. Retired from Indiana University in 2010. I play in the woods, that's what I do.

Robert Woodling purchased this house in 2009

Why Robert Woodling chose Indiana

We purchased this property as the last parcel of the original farm dating back to the 1860s. It is now part of our 103 acre managed forest. Enjoy your stay with access to the forested trails, wildlife ponds, birdwatching observation towers and still be within easy driving distance of all Brown and Monroe counties have to offer.

What makes this house unique

Enjoy all that nature and the surrounding communities have to offer during the day and a relaxing hot tub in the evening followed up by a movie on the large screen TV, listen to your favorite music, or just visit with family and friends.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have stayed in a number of cabin rentals and have had a wide range of experiences. While all of them were good, some stand out as better than others. The difference is the little things. This property is obviously well maintained and the few 'small things' in the kitchen make a big difference in comfort and experience. Thank you so much for taking the time to put that effort into your property and our experience. My wife and I do not get much time to be away from the 'real world' so this really means a lot to us. It may be a business for you, but for us it is freedom, nature and just being able to be with each other. My only suggestion would be some trail markers. Your property brought us an experience that we will cherish for years. Thank-you!

P.S. This place is a bird lovers paradise! Loved it! And thanks for the wild flower bouquet!! :-))
Sep 2016
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Unionville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Double vanity on second floor
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , single vanity on first floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Ground floor next to bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Ground floor off living room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Second floor with bathroom and balcony
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)

Peaceful Country Setting Off The Beaten Path
average rating of 4.6458335 based on 63 reviews

Great for weekend getaway.

  • 5 of 5

What a great place for 2 families (7 in total) to come together and enjoy some down time. Firepit, robes, hot tub and movies!! We will definitely be back for another weekend. Thank you for allowing us to enjoy your property!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you all had a great experience and we look forward to your return!
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Very well stocked! Very clean, nice sized hot tib

  • 4 of 5

Property is very secluded, but yet a 30 minute drive to Bloomington or downtown Nashville, we really enjoyed our stay, we would definitely return/recommend to a friend

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super stocked - super clean rental property on a beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

What sets apart a great getaway cabin from a good rental are those little details the owner provides. The Elm House has those little things. A kitchen with everything you need. A great entertainment system. Extra hooks to hang coats, robes and purses. My wife also reviewed so I won't repeat what she said, but the woods are a real joy. Both to see how the woods are managed and to just soak in the nature.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you for the kind words. It gives us joy to share the beauty and peacefulness of the property with others. Look forward to seeing you again.
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Clean rental property with all you could need!

  • 4 of 5

We spent three nights here for New Year's Eve with some friends, and were very pleased with this property! We really like to cook, and I have to mention that this is the MOST well stocked kitchen I have encountered in all of my years renting vacation properties. So many sizes of pans, glasses, endless kitchen tools...The hot tub was wonderful, and it is so thoughtful to have quality terrycloth robes available. We hiked in the woods to take in the gorgeous views. Enjoyed watching some of the laser discs. Only issue was slow wifi, but it did not matter that much with a setting such as this. I hope to return.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great time and look forward to your return. The wifi issue was a direct result of the ISP having some technical issues and was totally out of our control. Nevertheless I apologize. We strive to make everything about the property a positive experience.
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Indianapolis, Indiana

Quiet Woodland Area with Stocked Kitchen, Spacious home and Large 8 person Hot Tub

  • 5 of 5

Our friends rented this on December 30 and we didn't arrive until the 31st. I was was in awe of the stocked kitchen with Pyrex casserole dishes from the smallest to the largest and mixing bowls as well. Plus, the number of styles of glassware from champagne glasses for 8+, wine glasses, mugs, cocktail glasses, drinking glasses, etc. There is even a milk shake/ drink mixer! The probably is the coffee pot itself spills frequently when pouring.

The walk in the woods to the little waterfall and fossil hunting made for a wonderful walk in winter with the ferns and mosses.

We didn't explore the area as we enjoyed just relaxing upon landing in the simple but very clean home with a washer and dryer, too. Ample parking, too!

WIFI was the only problem on the first floor, but upstairs it was descent...maybe it needs to be moved to the first to help.

I hope we can return here very soon! I highly recommend this location for those that enjoy the outdoors, hot tubs, cooking and spacious comfortable beds in a clean home.

I felt like the doors were very wide if some elders need space for walkers, etc.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really glad you had a good time! I apologize for the iffy wifi. The ISP was having some tech problems. Look forward to seeing you back soon.
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Great family setting

  • 4 of 5

Very clean and spacious home. This is our second year celebrating our Thanksgiving here. Because of the time of the year we are unable to take advantage of woods and trails. I think it would be a great place in the summer. We did enjoy the hot tub though. Nice equipped kitchen to prepare our thanksgiving meal. Conveniently located to Bloomington. We hope to make it a family tradition.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to your returning!
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Rates & Availability

Unionville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 17.0%

This is a smoke free home.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Indianapolis International
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Porthole Inn
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Indiana University
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Indiana SR37
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Porthole Inn
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Riddle Point

Located on 103 acres of nationally recognized forest. Excellent hiking and birdwatching trails with observation posts. Three wineries and six micro breweries within a 15 minute drive. Peaceful, secluded area yet within minutes of Bloomington, Indiana University, a thriving nightlife, arts and entertainment venues. 45 minutes from Indianapolis airport, Colts and Pacers home arenas. Lemon Lake is 2 miles away and Monroe Lake is 20 miles. Morgan/Monroe State Forest is 5 miles north, Yellowwood State Forest is 8 miles east and the Hoosier National Forest is 20 miles south. Nashville, Indiana is located 15 miles east. Brown County State Park is 18 miles east.


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