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Martin Ridge Ohio River View

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Martin Ridge Guesthouse Peaceful Hills Farm


Last updated: 05/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:20
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

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 air 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....

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Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/27/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2842 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 20
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 years of age...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 2-20

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen


  • The master bedroom has a California king bed. It adjoins a large bathroom on one side and the living area on the other. It is a corner room with windows facing down river on one side and across fields and hollows on the other side. There are 3 bedrooms on the lower level which opens up to an equally breath taking view of the Ohio River and fields as well. These are equipped with queen sized beds. In the crow's nest at the very top of the house is a sleeping area for the little fellows that is equipped with 2 full sized air beds. There is plenty of floor space in the house for extra air beds and we can easily sleep a total of 20 people with plenty of elbow room. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Linens and bathroom tissue provided. The upper level has a large bathroom that has an over-sized shower. It contains a washer and dryer and is accessible from the master bedroom as well as the living room. The lower level has a bathroom with a tub/shower combination. It is accessible from 2 of the 3 bedrooms downstairs as well as the family room. ...moreless


  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable provided by PSCI, our local internet provider. Misc. channels plus Cinemax movie group....moreless

  • Television:

    30' Smart TV with plug-ins for gaming systems...moreless

  • Toys:

    Some games, playing cards and puzzles...moreless

  • Video Library:

    A misc. collection of movies....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Water View:

    The guest house is located 200 feet above the river bottoms near Derby. We see 6 miles of the Ohio river along with thousands of acres of hills, hollows and farmland. Beautiful sun rises and sets.... ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Skiing
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    Dining table can easily seat 6-8 people. Fold up tables and extra chairs in the garage for an additional 12 people....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 20 people


  • Heating:

    Heat pump backed up by gas furnace...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wi-Fi throughout the house...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Bathroom and kitchen linens provided as well as sheets and blankets...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Living room on the upper level has a sofa, love seat and recliner. It also has a perfect view of the Ohio River. Family room downstairs has a couch, chairs and TV. ...moreless

  • Parking
  • Towels Provided:

    Yes, a generous supply of towels and wash cloths in both bathrooms. If you run short, washer and dryer in the upstairs closet....moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    Standard Mr. Coffee...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty to service 20 people. Also pots/pans and the usual kitchen items...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Brand new...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Paper plates, napkins and paper towels...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large side-by-side with ice-maker. Older refrigerator in the garage, just off the kitchen suitable for cooling drinks. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric stove...moreless

  • Toaster:

    2 slice toaster...moreless


  • Boat:

    Boat rentals available at nearby Derby, Indiana. If you have your boat, Mano Boat Ramp is also nearby....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    A deck with table and 6 chairs just off the kitchen/dining room. A concrete patio with firewood/ fire pit sets out front of the house on the very end of the ridge. A star gazers paradise!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grill on the deck just outside the patio doors in the kitchen/dining room area. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    There is a large private in ground pool a short hike across the pasture to the owners house and a few yards away is a large pond for fishing and a shelter house over the water for chilling out....moreless



from 17 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$240 $250
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $100 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 12%


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.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 05/27/2017
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73 Miles
Nearest Airport
Louisville International Airport
3.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
State Road 66
3.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Nearest Beach
Several recreation lakes on Hoosier Forest

Car: Necessary

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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Derby, IN, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/27/2017

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  • Martin Ridge Guesthouse Peaceful Hills Farm

    Martin Ridge Guesthouse Peaceful Hills Farm

  • Steps leading up to the crows nest!

    Steps leading up to the crows nest!

  • Bedroom-queen size bed

    Bedroom-queen size bed

  • 1 of 2 bathrooms

    1 of 2 bathrooms

  • Winter on the farm

    Winter on the farm

  • Eagle passing by. Nest is 1/8th mile from the house.

    Eagle passing by. Nest is 1/8th mile from the house.

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Spring comes to Martin Ridge........

    Spring comes to Martin Ridge........

  • Daily dips in the pool are a must in the summer.....

    Daily dips in the pool are a must in the summer.....

  • Down River

    Down River

  • Step out onto the patio and watch the sunset at the fire pit.

    Step out onto the patio and watch the sunset at the fire pit.

  • Lots and lots of inquisitive deer.

    Lots and lots of inquisitive deer.

  • Kitchen & dining area

    Kitchen & dining area

  • Crows nest! Little people only!

    Crows nest! Little people only!

  • Bedroom-queen size bed

    Bedroom-queen size bed

  • Neighbors that may come to call

    Neighbors that may come to call

  • April sunrise.

    April sunrise.

  • Sitting area on the main floor

    Sitting area on the main floor

  • View out back of the house.

    View out back of the house.

  • Double rainbow complete with an eagle fly-bye.

    Double rainbow complete with an eagle fly-bye.

  • Westward view

    Westward view

  • Chill....The world can wait..

    Chill....The world can wait..

  • Picnic, fish, relax, or just enjoy the peace and quiet.

    Picnic, fish, relax, or just enjoy the peace and quiet.

  • The next door neighbor

    The next door neighbor

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Saturday, May 27, 2017

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