About the property
- House2842 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
4 bedroom 2 1/2 story home with plenty of glass to view thousands of acres
Our guest house has 4 bed rooms. The master bed room has a California king bed the others have queen size beds. There are two full beds for the smaller people with a fight to see who gets to sleep in the coveted Crows Nest. We can easily sleep 20. The kitchen in stocked with the usual pots, pans, dishes and the apliances linens provided. Outside patio has wood and a fire pit. Deck just out the patio doors in the kitchen has a grill with charcoal in the garage. This home was built by our son in 2002. it is one of 3 homes on our 200 acre farm. It sets at the very end of Martin Ridge in the center of the farm. The closest house is to the rear of the guest house 1/8 mile away. The only thing beyond this dead end road is the remaining part of the farm, a herd of beef cattle, a 6 mile river view, miles and miles of hills and hollows, starry nights ,moon and sun rises and sets, and lots of natures wild southern Indiana critters. The name of our farm is Peaceful Hills, come stay with us and you will come to appreciate the meaning....
Joann Etienne (HN)
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- Apr 23, 2018
About Joann Etienne (HN)
We were born and raised right here in Perry county. I was raised on a dairy farm and my husband, Phil was raised on a hog farm. We purchased this farm in 1972 and have lived here ever since. We raised 4 children here. My Great-Great-Great Grandfather, Mason Carter came to Perry County in 1813 from Kentucky. Phil's Great-Great-Great Grandfather, Jules Etienne came here from Florenville, Belguim in 1850. Perry County has been our family home for generations. We have made our livings on the land as farmers and woodsmen. We have a deep love for this area and an equally deep dedication to the natural resources that sustain rural life and provide such a unique atmosphere.
Joann Etienne (HN) purchased this House in 2014
Why Joann Etienne (HN) chose Derby
Our son Robin built this home in 2002 with the intention of raising his family on his boyhood farm. Opportunity called them elsewhere and we bought his home. We have visitors here often to paint or just admire the view. It seemed like a no brainer to freshen the house up a little and use it as a guesthouse. Located in Perry county we have the same hilly landscape as Brown County but not the crowds.
What makes this House unique
Besides the unbelievable view if you have never experienced the utter joy of living high above the rest of the world on the very end of a ridge, with the only light at night from the sky and the only sounds coming from nature and you are in for a treat. If you are familiar with scenic Brown County you will fall in love with Perry County. The same beautiful landscape less the crowds plus the Ohio River.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful views. Actually was privileged to see a rare albino deer grazing right on the property.
Perfect for our new year get together. Hope to return this spring! Thank you Joanne for sharing this beautiful place.
The view and the surroundings were amazing!
We came to enjoy all our family together! We sat and watched the wild albino deer and all the cows!! We played games and laughed and had views all around.I am sure the hiking would be amazing but we didn't get to that. We built a fire in the fire pit and watched an eagle fly over. This is a nature lover's dream! Don't forget the Ohio river view, as well. Loved watching the barges! Definitely worth the trip!!
Breathtakingly beautiful property! Pictures can't do it justice....
From the breathtaking view of the river, hills and cows, to the hospitality of the owners, and well-stocked, beautiful home, our group of 14 loved every minute of our time at Martin Ridge and can't wait to visit again!
Another great event at this property....
The property was beautiful and the views were amazing as usual. The owners are very accommodating, and wanted to make sure we had what we needed. The house is fully stocked with all supplies you could possibly need for a stay. It was clean at check-in and ready for our use. This was another great weekend. The house was perfect.
Still the best!
This was our family's second year staying at Martin Ridge. Joann and Phil are wonderful hosts, and the home was perfect for our large group! We will be back next year! 😊�
Great Quiet Retreat
A beautiful home with a great view. if you want a place just to get away from it all, this is a great place. It is quiet and relaxing. You are pretty much left to yourself to enjoy the atmosphere and the scenry.
Wild life abounds on this end of the farm. A pair of eagles nest 1/4 mile away. Sightings are fairly common until February at nesting time and on thru the summer when several daily sightings can be expected. Deer are in the fields morning and evening. Coyotes are seen often in the fields below the house hunting mice. Bird watching in pretty interesting as the hawks also hunt the fields. Since we are at the very end of Martin Ridge it feels like you are almost in the sky at night. With no interference from artificial lighting star gazing is pretty unbelievable. As you stare at the vastness of the night sky it is pretty well a guarantee that you will be serenated with the night sounds if owls and coyotes. Don't forget your binoculars and zoom lenses. If you are somewhat of a nature lover you will surly fall in love with Martin Ridge.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
The rate is based on double occupancy, $12.50 per person is added to the daily rate for extra guests. Sorry but no pets please. There is a sales tax in Indiana of 7% as well as a Perry County innkeepers tax of 5%. The damage deposit will be refunded as quickly as the house is cleaned.