"BROWN COUNTY INDIANA THE ART COLONY OF THE MIDWEST"
This authentic BROWN COUNTY LOG CABIN overlooks a beautiful valley just a stone's throw away from the gorgeous Brown County State Park and Little Nashville Opry. Built in 1976 from Indiana native lumber and logs, it has beautiful handmade cabinets and a very large wood-burning fireplace. The back deck boasts an outdoor HOT TUB and cedar deck furniture, while the front porch has all beautiful Amish handcrafted cedar furniture, rockers and swing. We take a lot of pride in our cabin and how we maintain it, we change our "HOT TUB" between each set of guest, it is our goal to meet or beat your expectations. This Cabin is very secluded sitting atop the nice rolling hills of Brown County Indiana.
"NEW 37" FLAT PANEL WITH THE HD PACKAGE FROM DIRECTV"
Valley View is a three bedroom LOG CABIN on 5 acres overlooking a beautiful valley and pond that we stock regularly, sitting only 20 minutes from the Indiana University University in Bloomington Indiana.
"Diversity Welcomed Here"
The History of The Valley View Log Cabin
It all started in 1973 by a gentleman by the name of Teddy Flynn. He was a very avid outdoors man who loved to hunt, fish and trap. He purchased the property which had a small farm cottage style house that sat down by the road. He wanted to build a log cabin, so he began the plans, he sat at the kitchen table and began the drawings on the inside of an empty Corn Flakes box. He purchased the log's and a lot of the lumber from a local thick and thin sawmill. That was how a lot of the sawmills were referred to as most were worn out and one end of he board would be much thicker than the other. The logs are Indiana poplar and the native wood is a mix of oak and poplar.
He was very good friends with a couple of his neighbors, so it became a community project, one of the neighbors; Penn Mullis had the sawmill and the other gentleman Roy Shipley was some what of a carpenter. So they worked together and over a few years and few trips to Leo Knight's grocery, which is still in operation by his son Arthur Knight known as Knight's Grocery today, for nails and any hardware that they could get there. He was somewhat of a conservative individual so anything that he could pick up for free he would utilize it. The U.S. Army had downed sized Camp Atterbury and was letting local people dismantle some of the old barracks, Teddy heard about this and went and salvaged what he could from them for use in the cabin. The floor joist and window sills and the stair steps are from this lumber. The kitchen cabinets are made from Indiana Sassafras lumber which has a beautiful golden tone and grain to it. He used an old bed post for the stair case post going to the basement which is very unique. The wood burning fireplace is gorgeous and huge made from Brown County Stone, with it's huge Indiana poplar mantle.
Teddy and his wife Francis have one son Quaillian, they worked and finished the cabin to a livable state and got moved in around 1977. Teddy had the pond dug that is there today, we keep it stocked with a variety of fish, channel cat, bluegill, red ear, large mouth bass and a few albino catfish for folks to watch and feed. In the mid to late 1980's Teddy felt the need to sell and relocate to a much more remote area, I was working with my neighbor at the time on his farm up the road, as I would drive by and look up at the cabin, I loved the location and it's looks sitting up at the top of the hill over looking the valley below. I told him that if it came up for sale I would love to buy it. I never really thought that I would have the chance to own it, he told me that Teddy was wanting to sell and relocate. So I contacted him and he wanted to meet with me at the donut shop in Bloomington, this was Teddy's style, so I met with him and we discussed it over a cup of coffee and a donut. After a couple of meetings we came to an agreement on the purchase price and I became the new owner in August of 1989.
I have one son Kyle, he was one year old at that time, so we moved in and started the clean up process of the five acres that I had just purchased. I always thought it would be so nice to have a huge lawn, so I started mowing and reseeding and fertilizing the acreage until I had completed the whole five acres. After fifteen years of taking care of that much land I made the decision to let it grow up, I'm very glad that I did as it provides a lot of cover for the Bird's and Rabbit's and all the Wild Turkey. At certain times of the year you can see the Turkey almost daily if you get up early and watch out the East window, and you can see the Deer most anytime. There are a lot of Coyote's in the area and at certain times of the year you can hear them and their pups barking and howling. It was a great place to raise Kyle, and it was a fun place to live, however I had always wanted to build a new house, so in 2003 I started the construction of my new home and when we moved in it in 2005, I opened the cabin as a Tourist home at that time. I hope that all of previous guest have enjoyed it as much as we have. The property is located about 2 miles from the West Brown County State Park entrance and sits off of Highway 46 about 1 mile and is only 4 miles from the town of Nashville Indiana. It is very convenient to the Indiana University being only about 20 minutes away. Come spend a few nights with us and enjoy the quit surroundings and all the beauty of the Valley in Brown County Indiana. Thanks for your interest in the Cabin and taking the time to read a short bit of it's history.
This is a NO pet Cabin, NO exceptions, there will be an additional $200.00 pet fee if you bring your dog or cat. We want to respect our guest that have allergy's. Thanks for your cooperation.
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