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Robert Woodling

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Peaceful Country Setting Off The Beaten Path

33 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 (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

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

Dear Robert, I was one of the family members with Doug's group .. I was just amazed with the house we rented !!!! It was great. So clean !!!! It was so like just being home .It was really in better shape than my own !!!! We came from the WV mountains , so it was a lot like being home. The house was supplied with everything we needed and more !!!! We all enjoyed it very much !!! I have told everyone that if they ever need a place in Indiana to contact you !!!! You get the highest rating possible from this family !!!!!! Thank you so much. I hope we get to come back again soon !!!!! Donna
Jul 2016
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Peaceful Country Setting Off The Beaten Path
average rating of 4.757576 based on 47 reviews

Elm House- Spacious and very accommodating

  • 5 of 5

My extended family of nine really enjoyed our time at the Elm House over the 4th of July weekend. The house was very clean and had everything we needed. All the rooms were large and the huge living was a great place for all of us. We spent time outside enjoying the hot tub and the fire pit. If in this area again, we would certainly stay at the Elm House again! I highly recommend it. The location of the house is in a very remote location but that didn't negatively impact our visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that your family had a great time! Funny, we have never considered the location as very remote but definitely off the beaten path and quiet . Nashville and Bloomington are twenty minutes away and Indianapolis 45 minutes. When you do make it back this way we would be happy to host your family again.
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This is a nice home. It has all the things that you need and more. The owner was great and was quick to respond to any questions that we had. We plan on coming back next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad it worked out well for you. We look forward to seeing you next year!
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Very clean and wonderful natural setting!

  • 4 of 5

The house was perfect for 8 girlfriends to get together and enjoy the outdoors while being close enough to also go to downtown Bloomington. It was very clean and fully equipped. It even provided hot water for all 8 of us to shower back to back! Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you enjoyed the house and surroundings in spite of the inclement weather. Hope to see you all back soon!
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Spacious and clean country setting

  • 5 of 5

We came into town for a family reunion. The owner was gracious and allowed an early check in. The house was clean and spacious. It slept eight of us comfortably, with handicap access on the 1st floor. We even had additional guests over on our second night, and there was plenty of room for all of us in the large living area. We enjoyed a family movie on the big screen TV the first night of our stay. We loved the large collection of laser disk movies. It was an unexpectedly cold weekend in April, the ample fire wood around the fire circle allowed us to enjoy a nice bon fire the second night, and some even braved the hot tub. It was obvious the owners take pride in their property, they left detailed instructions for everything in the home. We would have loved to walk some of the detailed trails the owner left, but our time was short. We would definitely stay again and highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad everything worked out for you in spite of the unseasonal cold. Look forward you your return.
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Wonderful Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Cabin was wonderful and the hiking trails are an excellent way to spend time in the woods!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nature immersion

  • 5 of 5

We felt like we had the best of both worlds: a spacious, very clean house with some extras like the hot tub, and access to the woods whenever we wanted. The creek beds in the ravines were the most intriguing for us, searching for geodes, fossils and newts. There's just something healing about walking along edges of creeks, seeing how the elements have shaped the rocks and creek beds, and being among the trees in all their natural states of growth or decay; smelling moss and soil, and all the visual delights. And solitude; no one around but our family of five. And we probably only explored about 5-8 acres of the whole. We only had 2 full days, and it rained one day, so we relaxed watching movies on the large screen TV. The house was very comfortable. The upstairs is especially airy and light-filled, and was my favorite indoor area. It had the lighting of an artist's dream studio. Beds were comfy, bathrooms clean. We just really enjoyed our stay. We're glad to know now that there's a reasonably priced rental with access to woods. As is the case often when living near the woods, there were some Asian beetles (ladybug size) here and there. Not really an issue, except for our emotional youngest who has a phobia over them (which began after frequent trips to a southeastern state. ) So the husband got the vacuum out and controlled the situation, emptying the vacuum bag outside. All in all, this rental gave us an ideal weekend, and I'd love to return sometime. I know the woods would be lovely once the trees are green, and wildflowers and other plants growing there.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you for the beautiful review! We are so glad we can share our woods with such appreciative folk. Please come back when the trees and other flora are in bloom, or in the fall when the colors are so spectacular.
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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

Bloomington House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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May 1 - Aug 30
2 night minimum stay
Sep 1 - Dec 31
2 night minimum stay
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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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Indiana 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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