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Peaceful Country Setting Off The Beaten Path

40 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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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.

  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Robert Woodling
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 2, 2016
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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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Peaceful Country Setting Off The Beaten Path
average rating of 4.675 based on 55 reviews
Howe, IN

The house was the perfect size for us and had everything needed.

  • 4 of 5

The house was very clean, comfortable and just the size we needed. We enjoyed the hot tub, used the gas grill and enjoyed the laser disc movies. We took a hike in the woods and enjoyed the quiet location. The only drawback, was the "musty" woodsy smell in the house. That is the reality of a house in a wooded area, and didn't affect our enjoyment of the house. We will consider staying there again in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very glad you had a great time and were able to explore the woods. The 'musty' smell comes from opening the windows and airing the house out. The fall breezes tend to have a musty smell as the leaves turn and fall. When the a/c is running the house is actually quite dry. Looking forward to your return visit.
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Santa Claus, IN

Family weekend at iu

  • 4 of 5

Stayed her for family weekend at Bloomington- a 15 minute or so drive to campus- but this was actually more affordable than a motel and room enough for the whole family. Would stay here again- I bet it's beautiful when the leaves turn. There is also a winery within 5 minutes!!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palmetto, FL

In a rural setting, quiet and relaxing. Plenty of room for your family to enjoy!

  • 5 of 5

We just enjoyed this place! It is very clean and with plenty of space for our family.

Our family loves to be outdoors and the forestry is very close for hiking, and fishing and much more.

Thank you to Mr Woodling for the privacy and relaxing time.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you for the kind words. It was a pleasure meeting you and your family. I am glad you all were able to get out and explore the woods and traverse the trails. Looking forward to your return!
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nice comfortable Bloomington house

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean and comfortable. It looks like it could have been your grandparents home. It is very functional. The grounds are pretty.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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How to Keep Cool and Have Fun in Muggy and Rainy August Weather

  • 3 of 5

1) If you have *any* interest at all in forestry, woodworking, bio-diesel, greenhousing or milling, you must meet the owners. Get him to give you a tour!

2) Check out nearby Nashville.

3) Brew pubs in Bloomington are so so close.

3) Avail yourself of the awesome laser disc movie collection. Make your popcorn in the microwave.

4) Use the hot tub late at night when the air temperature is down. Getting out of the hot tub will cool you down more than what you were before! ;-)

5) Star gazing is awesome. Relatively small light pollution.


The electric oven runs about 10 degrees hot. The range top also runs hot... watch out if you want to make your popcorn on it.

The extra futons may or may not be comfortable. We didn't try them.

Don't expect interior decorator level design. Think great amenities and all working utilities and you'll enjoy your time.

Oh, and remember, this is in the country so wi-fi and cell won't be great, but adequate for staying in touch with the outside world.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was unfortunate that the weather was so severe while you were here. Electrical storms definitely can degrade the wifi signal. I enjoyed meeting and talking with your family while we spent some time in the woodshop repairing a chair. Hope to see you all again.
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We loved the Elm House!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for a weekend. The house was perfect and secluded. The private trails were fantastic and well manicured. Soaking in the hot tub after hiking was wonderful. There was plenty of deck space and seating if you have a large group of people. We will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a wonderful experience. It is our goal to provide a natural setting for folks to unwind while discovering the hardwood forest. We look forward to your return.
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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.


Rates & Availability

Unionville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Sep 1 - Dec 31
2 night minimum stay
May 1 - Aug 30
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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Unionville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
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
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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

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