About the property
- House3000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
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. Total payment due 14 days prior to arrival; however, late bookings can be made up to seven days prior to arrival.
Indiana University is 20 minutes away
Nashville, IN (Brown County) is 25 minutes away
Indianapolis International Airport is 45 minutes away
Riddle Point, Lemon Lake is 5 minutes away
Fairfax Recreational area at Monroe Lake is 25 minutes away
Morgan Monroe State Forest is 10 minutes away
Yellowwood State Forest is 15 minutes away
Hoosier National Forest is 25 minutes away
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
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 Benton
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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Clean, Roomy and Private
This is a clean, well stocked rental with plenty of room to move around whether inside or out. Beds were comfortable and there is plenty of deck space to spend some time outside as well as the wooded property available for nature time. The location is about 20 minutes away from Bloomington or Nashville which may bother some, but we prefer being away from the hustle, yet close enough for town life. You have several lakes and parks that are also quite close. I definitely recommend and would not hesitate to rent here again. Robert has quite an impressive laser disk collection if you are in the mood for movie time.
Nice property, slept all 8 of us easily.
I’ve just returned from our family Christmas/NYE celebration. In looking for a place a month out to have my immediate family and spouses come together, we found Elm House. Although it was negative degrees out, we enjoyed the hot tub. Would love to comeback when it’s less cold to explore the rest of the property. Robert was kind and easy to work with. Fresh flowers awaited our arrival. Thanks, Robert and Elm House for providing a great house for our family to enjoy over the holidays!
Nothing like a hot tub in sub-zero weather!
We are glad you enjoyed Elm House with your family and we look forward to your return during warmer climes to explore the forested trails and beauty of the property.
Very clean and spacious property with beautiful wooded view.
This property serves our family well fior our thanksgiving get together. Very simple, spacious property in a quiet setting. This is our third thanksgiving here. We also enjoy the surrounding area of Bloomington.
Perfect and Cozy
This was a wonderful spot for my bachelorette weekend get away!
Fantastic setting for a small group for some peace and quiet.
Robert (owner) was quick to communicate. Place was isolated with wilderness all around. You could hear lots of wildlife at night. Decks and yard added lots of space for our group to congregate for some fun times.
The Elm House near Brown County State Park Is A Hidden Gem
The Elm House was simply perfect for our weekend getaway to Brown County! We found the lights on for us , as Robert had told us they would be since we arrived after dark,, and we were in love immediately with the place. The house is so clean and we were all impressed with how stocked it was with towels, extra blankets, tissue, etc. and I have to add it wasn't the cheap brands you find in most places that you can barely tolerate. It is good stuff! There is ample room and having the 2 bathrooms makes it so convenient for getting everyone showered and out the door for all the activities. The decks are nice and the area with the woods behind is beautiful. We enjoyed the fire pit and were grateful for the wood already chopped for our use. The hot tub is a great added luxury.
There are boxes of great movies and plenty of games. We enjoyed "Jurassic Park". The sound system is great and the dinosaurs were so real that my Granddaughters slept with me
downstairs that night! Ha! I could go on and on . We have stayed at the Family cabins at Brown County State Park and they are nice but The Elm House wins hands down for me. I only wish we had had more time. We were only 23 minutes from Brown County State Park so we got to take the girls horseback riding like we do every year. We also spent some time shopping in the numerous shops in Nashville.
Lastly the instruction manual is wonderful. It is very thorough on everything. Thank you, Robert, for allowing us to stay at your beautiful Elm House.
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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This is a smoke free home.