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Family Friendly And Family Fun At Natural Valley Ranch

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Space 3,100 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedroom, 4.5 Bath, Sleeps 12-16 On 78-Acre Horse Ranch, Close To Indianapolis

This beautiful 4 bedroom 4.5 bath home is situated on our family-owned WORKING 78-acre horse farm which specializes in trail rides. This is a working farm and you will see farm equipment both sitting around and in use. Please be careful and supervise your children. The farm's equipment are not toys.

We are convenient to Indianapolis, Indianapolis International Airport, Childrens Musuem and other area attractions. Indianapolis is known for motor sports — Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Lucas Oil Raceway are easy to get to, yet far enough away to relax and enjoy yourself. You can also find out what is happening in our area during your stay by checking out the websites for Hendricks County Visitors Bureau or Visit Indy.

Although their are plenty of dining out options within 25 minutes of the home, the kitchen is fully stocked with all the cookware and utensils for you to use to make meals at home. There is a gas grille on our spacious, private back porch for the grill masters in your group to use or if you want to dine by our lake there is a gas grille in our lakeside shelter.

Spend your day and evening sitting on our wrap-around porch watching our horses and goats at the Ranch, you'll probably see our free range chickens, ducks and pot belly pigs roaming around the property. Your evenings could be complete with a bon fire either by the house or by the lake.

Feel like fishing? Grab your pole and take a short walk to our 3-acre stocked lake for some bluegill, crappie or bass. This is a private lake that you will share with guests from The Cabin at Natural Valley Ranch. We currently have a canoe, boat and 2 paddle boats for your use at no extra charge. Bring your fly rod and head over to White Lick Creek and catch some small mouth bass. The home does not overlook our lake, but is on our property. Please be sure to check google maps if you are unsure of the walk. It is about 3 minutes and includes a small sand beach for swimming. Life jackets are not provided

Other options for fun while you are stay at The Cottage are playing basketball by the house or volleyball by the lake. Trail rides are what we specialize in so don't miss out on making more memories by riding one of our horses with a guide on our trails that meander through 50 acres of woods, fields and sometimes White Lick Creak. We offer 30 minute, 60 minute or 90 minute trail rides.

Having a family reunion or other event? Ask about renting our lake-side 'Outpost-Country Occasions' facility with more than 1,000 sq. ft. of meeting/event space with access for caterers should you so choose. There's even room for a tent.

We do have pets on the premises, cats, dogs, chickens, ducks, etc. All are friendly and none will be in the house.

Your stay includes the use of a two car garage with parking for another 10+ cars up to the largest vehicles, including a bus.

We are in Brownsburg about 12 miles west of Indianapolis. We have many dining and shopping options close by if you choose.

Family-friendly and family fun . . . you will discover the difference that family makes when you discover Natural Valley Ranch!

More Details

Owner
Chuck & Marie Damler
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Marie,

Our families enjoyed a wonderful Christmas at your property. The house was perfect for 9 people plus a baby! All best wishes for the New Year to you and your family.

Linda
Dec 2014
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Amenities

Brownsburg Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Absolutely NO Fireworks. If you use Fireworks you will be asked to leave the property immediately. No exceptions.
  • Absolutely no discharging of Firearms. We are a gun friendly property and encourage you to carry your legal sidearm. No Discharging allowed.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Jack and Jill Bath upstairs
    Powder Room - toilet , 1/2 bath in Hallway
    Master Bath #1 - toilet , jetted tub , Bathroom in Master Bedroom
    Master Bath #2 - toilet , shower , may access tub in Master Bath #1
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Full Bath in lower level
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Downstairs Bedroom with Full Bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom with Private Porch and Full Bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Upstairs Bedroom with Queen Bed and Bunks, Full Bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Upstairs Bedroom with Queen and Bunks, Full Bath
  • All above rooms have real beds i.e. box springs and mattresses. Air mattresses are available for an additional charge or you may bring your own. There is a queen sofa sleeper in the living room and a queen sofa sleeper in the basement.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • swimming
Notes:
We do not provide food. You will need to bring your own food and beverages. We do not provide personal bath items such as shower soap, Shampoo and Conditioner. Hand soap is provided as well as towels and wash cloths. The amenities offered are for guests staying in The Cottage only. If you are considering having a special event while you are in town, such as family reunion, wedding or birthday celebration our Outpost Country Occasions venue is available for rent. Additional friends and family members are welcome at the discretion of the owners. Please check with us first and we will do what we can to accommodate you.

Reviews

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Family Friendly And Family Fun At Natural Valley Ranch
average rating of 4.5 based on 74 reviews
Ontario, Canada
5

Beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 16 stayed comfortably in this beautiful house. We enjoyed our time thoroughly! The front porch was a homey spot to sit and talk. The kids loved the basketball net and water activities. We had more than enough blankets, towels etc - everything was easily accessible. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

We'll be back!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. There was plenty to do on the property, so we never went off-site as intended. The workers with the animals were helpful and welcoming. Other than a few minor inconveniences, all went well. The property was clean and comfortable, with plenty of seating for all 14 of us! This was one of the few places where all in our family said "let's come here again!"

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kokomo, Indiana
1

Dirty

  • 1 of 5

The sheets were not even clean! Rented both houses and had to spend hours cleaning. The fridge in the big house was not even turned on. Had to clean it out. Absolutely disgusting! Grill was so dirty and had a propane leak and exploded! Told us the grill blew over in a storm but was ok. She tried to overcharge the insurance for the grill. So many things on the property in disrepair. We had to go buy lightbulbs, many of the light were burned out. Asked us to do laundry but no laundry soap. Nothing but excuses from the owner. Let other people do a walkthrough while we were there. No keys were given to us, and personal items came up missing. Not very safe.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Unfortunately nothing in this review is true. You can read all of the other reviews and get a sense of how we manage our property. It is unfortunate that after being king enough to allow someone to host a wedding for almost no money on the property that this is how they choose to repay us. The only part that is true is that we only have one key for each home. Doors can be locked from the inside and one outside door can be locked with the key. Insurance is required for all guests. If their is damage, insurance pays for the damage with no additional cost or fees for the guests.
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Greenville, NC
3

Nice location for visiting Indy Children's Museum and zoo. Outdoor activities were special

  • 3 of 5

Loved the porch! Furnishings were not the best. The master bedroom had a bed so high my wife had to grip the headboard to pull herself up into it. The jacuzzi was so deep it was dangerous climbing in and out. The kitchen was well stocked with utensils, kettles and dishes; however the ice maker did not work as well as some lightnswitches. The stairs to the second floor are extra steep. Outdoor balls, soccer nets and basketball hoop were nice extras. We were successful at fishing and enjoyed the animals and horseback rides.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Illinois
3

Charming House

  • 3 of 5

My family recently enjoyed a trip to the Natural Valley Ranch. The setting of the house is lovely and what a treat to see geese, chickens ,horses, a cat and dog and a very large pig each morning. The house has a large front porch that is perfect for relaxing and having long conversations on.

My suggestion to the owners would be to inspect the work of your housekeeping staff. Upon arrival my husband and I found it necessary to clean the patio which was converted in silly string, busted water balloons and beer bottle tops. We found the outdoor grill covered in melted marshmallows and did our best to clean it . The interior of the house is charming but we believe a little more attention to cleaning would be beneficial.

The house is spacious and easily accommodated our group. The location is conveniently located and a short distance from downtown Indianapolis.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Centennial, CO
5

Great for large gatherings.

  • 5 of 5

Such a wonderful big old farmhouse for a family reunion. Bunk beds in two of the bedrooms were so nice for the grandkids. And they loved the dog, pig, ducks and other wildlife wandering the property. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Indianapolis
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Many
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
West Chase
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Miles
Interestate 74
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Many
Car: necessary

The home is located on 75 acres. We have trail for hiking or horseback rental. You may fish in our pond or White Lick Creek. Close to Indianapolis for museums, zoo, theater, sporting events etc.

• Indianapolis Museum of Art

• Indiana State Museum

• Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian and Western Art

• NCAA Hall of Champions

• Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Museum

• Indianapolis Zoo and White River Gardens

• White River State Park

• Victory Field - Home of Indianapolis Indians (Triple A affiliate of Pittsburg Pirates)

• Lucas Oil Stadium - Home of Indianapolis Colts

• Bankers Life Field House - Home of Indiana Pacers (NBA) and Indiana Fever (WNBA) and Indianapolis Ice (hockey)

• Nearby Universities: Butler University, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), Marian University

• Indiana Convention Center

• Numerous concerts are performed at Lucas Oil Stadium, Bankers Life Field House, White River State Park and Klipsch Music Center

• Performing Arts include: Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Ballet, Indianapolis Opera

Looking for something a little more adventurous? We have numerous golf courses that are close by as well as a water park. Eagle Creek Park is just a short drive it's the largest municipal park in the state and one of the largest in the country. Eagle Creek Park has a zip line, kayaking, hiking and adventure tours.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $35 per person per night
Pet Fee $125
Damage Insurance $59

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Fireworks on the property are strictly prohibited. Anyone using fireworks will be asked to leave the property immediately and will forfeit all fees associated with their reservation

Parties with people not staying at the property are strictly prohibited with out express prior approval from the owners.

Pets are prohibited unless the pet deposit has been paid and permission granted. All dogs must be kept on a leash at all times. Dogs must be crated if left alone inside of the home

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund