10 Separate Sleeping Rooms/Areas, Theater & Billiard Room, Indoor Pool, Spa
About Ted Davenport
Ted is a former management consultant and Director with Ernst & Young focusing on information technology related projects. Ted also worked for Price Waterhouse during his management consulting career. Ted is a graduate of Ball State University with a B.S. is Telecommunications and a Business Administration Minor. In addition to directing activities at the Inn, Ted and daughter Kiera - an Indiana University graduate - operate Uncharted Pixels LLC - a web services, branding, and video production services company. Ted is also a private pilot. Debbie manages the housekeeping functions making sure the home is up to her exacting standards of cleanliness and comfort. She was awarded the Hoosier Hospitality award by Indiana's Lieutenant Governor! Debbie attended Indiana University East in Richmond and has worked in the healthcare, childcare, and social services fields during her career.
Ted Davenport purchased this House in 1999
Why Ted Davenport chose Winchester
After living near Chicago, St. Louis, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Cincinnati, We purchased this property to get back to our Hoosier roots near the Whitewater River valley. Both Ted and Debbie were born in Richmond just 25 minutes south of the property. Winchester is a great little town brimming with family values, lots of churches, nearby shopping, and close to our family.
What makes this House unique
With six park-like acres, 3 fireplaces, and an indoor pool and outdoor hot tub, a conference room that seats 24, separate formal dining room that seats 8, a nice patio with seating for large groups, outdoor fire pit, and nearly 6 park-like acres, this property has everything you are looking for in a family reunion or retreat destination!. This home has something for everyone!. The older folks can sit by the living room fire or on the patio and have great conversation while the kids enjoy the pool or the theater/game room. The teenagers can play volleyball and badminton on the east lawn while the guys head over to the award winning 27 hole golf course and the ladies go antique shopping. We have a game closet filled with board games and playing cards. Free WIFI is available throughout the property and most rooms have 4K or HDTVs with HDMI connections. The winery tours are a great option with live entertainment on some summer evenings. Nearby Camp Yale offers a rock climbing tower and zip line as well as a low ropes course. Fishing is available in nearby Farmland, Richmond, and Muncie. The historic Winchester Speedway "the worlds fastest half mile" is 10 minutes away offering pulse pounding high banked auto racing and Eldora Speedway (about 45 minutes) offers awesome dirt track racing in the summer. Take a day and enjoy the Antique Alley trails for great shopping and don't forget to stop by Silvertowne for a unique gift shopping experience in Winchester. But you may never want to leave the property. This is truly a great family home with all we have to offer on the premises! Perfect for reunions and large family gatherings. Check out our ratings by our valued guests!
Pool / Spa
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Very family friendly for Family Reunions! Very family friendly for Family Reunions!
Parties/events allowed - Family Reunions, retreats, for booked guests only.Family Reunions, retreats, for booked guests only.
Max guests: 40 (sleeps up to 40 adults) - Groups over 35 may need to use portable bedding.Groups over 35 may need to use portable bedding.
Minimum age of primary renter: 25 - STUDENT GROUPS: 3 adults over 25 in group requiredSTUDENT GROUPS: 3 adults over 25 in group required
- Photocopy of renter ID is required to be emailed within 48 hrs of making reservation. Property Damage Protection required.
- 3 responsible adults age 35 or older must be in attendance for youth/student groups. $200 pool heating fee for heating the pool during Jan, Feb, Mar.
- Children must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times while in the swimming pool room. No running/diving in pool room. No Fireworks.
We had a great time with our teenage kids. Hey were able to just be....
Great weekend get away
The property is gorgeous. Loved the fire pit and opportunity for the kids to run around outside when it wasn’t raining. The indoor pool is the star of the house and was just what we needed. The rest of the house was clean and comfortable although in some cases outdated. Small kitchen for such a large property. A few TVs and other things not working But in all it was a nice stay.
We were once again delighted to receive this 5 star review and were pleased this family could enjoy our property.
Regarding the TV issue cited above, almost all of the TVS are new Fire TVs and from time to time, like any computer, the software gets confused. We found that a few of the TVs needed to be unplugged to reset the software, then all was well. We will endeavor to make sure they are all working properly for future guests. Unclear what other things not working this guest is referring to.
By small kitchen, I believe this guest was referring to the size of the cooktop which has 2 burners and a griddle. We also provide a crock pot for guests to use and the large outdoor grill to cook on. There are three countertop surfaces - one on the island where the cooktop is, a long countertop where the sink is located, and a long coffee bar area. The physical dimensions of the kitchen are 19' X 13' and there is another countertop available in the adjacent room.
We endeavor to have everything in working order and ask guests to contact us right away with any issues they may encounter so that we can correct them immediately.
We look forward to this family enjoying our property again and we will work hard to earn their trust.
Family get-together, had a great time!
We had 6 families gathered together, plenty of room for everyone. Kids loved the pool and playing in the basement. Was helpful to have two washers/dryers. Owner was easy to get a hold of with any questions. It was helpful we knew ahead of time there were only two burners so we brought a couple of ninja pots with us.
Fabulous for big groups - small kitchen
The house, space, and pool are fabulous! Just as promised, all 27 of us got our own bed and we were able to squeeze us all around the huge dinning room table. The towels, linens, and decor are showing their age but everything was very clean. The kitchen was well stocked for cooking with everything we needed to prepare and serve food but we were super glad we brought our 4 crockpots. There are only 2 burners on the cook top plus a cast iron griddle. The kitchen felt very undersized for the home. Gourmet cooking was a challenge but was possible, especially when we discovered a 3rd burner on the outdoor grill. Overall we were very happy with our stay.
Nice stay for family reunion
Ted was very helpful.
Keep in mind hot tub is outside. Closed in winter.
Winchester is a quaint town of just under 5000 people with a beautifully restored courthouse square with shopping and a 3 screen theatre. Within 30 minutes you can see Broadway shows, enjoy two symphony orchestras, ride a zip line, see an Egyptian mummy, golf on several beautiful golf courses, visit a beautiful cultural center and gardens, visit several excellent museums, go antiques shopping on two antique alley trails, go lake fishing, clear water snorkeling/scuba diving, snow tubing, and much more!