Catalpa Tree House is a very cute, very clean, fully-furnished
with its own private outdoor entrance, in the upper story of
a 100+ year old farmhouse in Helmsburg, IN. Conveniently located to
Nashville (10 minutes away) with lots of cool shops, galleries, &
restaurants; Bean Blossom (5 minutes) home of the Bill Monroe Bluegrass
Music Festival, Plum Creek Antiques and
Bloomington (30 minutes) featuring vibrant art and cultural events, as
well as Indiana University's plethora of sporting events; and Columbus,
(45 minutes) where you'll enjoy outlet shopping at Edinburgh Premium
Outlet Mall; and Indianapolis (60 minutes).
The owners (a 30-something couple with a young son) are the 5th
generation to live in the Victorian-era farmhouse, and occupy the main
floor of the house. Guests' privacy is of the highest priority, and
the owners are a quiet family who respect their guests' need for rest
You'll climb the stairs to find a nice
, as well as
a charcoal grill, and table & chairs for outdoor dining. From the deck,
you'll be able to see the Indiana Railroad train, as it goes through
the little village of Helmsburg. When you step inside the
an airy and open space that's bright, comfortable, and clean awaits.
All the rooms are spacious and are decorated with vintage and up-cycled
finds to add character. Two cute sofas, a 40-inch flat screen TV, and a
chair make for a good spot to watch a movie, or chat with your
significant other. There are also books, games, a DVD player, and
stereo for the times you may want to hunker down and stay put.
is completely furnished, right down to the forks...so bring
along the food you want to cook and you'll be set. Cookware, dishes, a
toaster, a blender, a coffee maker, electric range, full-size fridge,
and microwave are all there to make your mealtimes easy. Adjoining the
kitchen is the laundry room with a stacking HE
and mini-size ironing board are also provided, if you are personally
offended by wrinkles.
In the bedroom, the cozy queen
is outfitted with crisp white
percale sheets, and an antique dresser and a big closet will handle all
the clothes you can pack.
features a tub/shower combo, and plenty of fluffy towels.
Brown County has lots of entertainment options, from outdoor activities
such as ATV tours, zip-lining, gold-panning, horseback riding, golf,
mountain biking, and hiking. There are over 200 shops in Nashville (a
10-minute drive), plus artists' studios, craft galleries, as well as
many restaurants from which to choose. We have several wineries and
breweries to visit, and Brown County State Park, Yellowwood State
Forest, and Lake Lemon, are all within 10 minutes of Catalpa Tree
House. The Bill Monroe Music Park-Campground hosts several music
festivals throughout the year, so come get your bluegrass and jazz on
in beautiful downtown Bean Blossom...you'll be there within five
minutes of leaving Catalpa Tree House's driveway. The Helmsburg
General Store is practically a stone's throw from your seat on the
deck, and a good place to pick up a Hunt Brothers Pizza, chicken wings,
some beer, incidentals, fishing bait, or a lottery ticket.
Catalpa Tree House Amenities:
kitchen with range, fridge, microwave,
coffee maker, toaster, mixer, blender
washer & dryer
1 Bathroom w/ combination shower/tub
hot tub, grill, & deck furniture
Satellite TV & DVD player
Books, magazines, & board games
Beautiful view of farm & countryside
2 large window a/c units and a wall-mounted propane heater,
All linens & soaps for kitchen, bed, & bath
Smoking Permitted Outdoors Only
Please note: Your privacy is of utmost
importance to us. While guests have private
outside entrance, please be aware that owners are on site.