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Planning a vacation for the whole family to enjoy is exciting, but can be a bit daunting with so many accommodations to choose from! To help in the search of finding the right place to stay, we’ve narrowed down some top picks for family friendly lodging spots in Brown County that are ideal for all ages.

Lodging in the Brown County State Park!

A trip to Brown County wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the big, beautiful Brown County State Park! Totaling around 16,000 acres, it’s the largest state park in Indiana. Hike, mountain bike, go horseback riding, go fishing, go kayaking, and swim. You can even spend the night there!

That’s right, the Abe Martin Lodge inside the State Park has inn-style guest rooms, two-story family cabins, primitive cabins, and comfy cabin suites. Cozy and full of Brown County character, the Abe Martin Lodge puts you close to all the outdoor action. It’s pretty darn relaxing too!

Abe Martin Lodge Waterpark

The Abe Martin Lodge also has a full-service restaurant, spacious lounge areas, fireplaces, a gift shop, and scenic outdoor patios. Of course, the coolest part about the lodge is the indoor water park! The kids will love the 12,000-square-foot aquatic center, which includes a zero-entry pool, water slides, water basketball and volleyball, and a ten-person whirlpool with a waterfall.

Between playing in the pool and hiking in the hills, the kids are sure to be entertained for hours!

Lodging with Pools in Brown County!

Brown County Inn Pool

Speaking of splishin’ and splashin’, Brown County has a handful of lodging properties with pools. Aside from the indoor water park at the Abe Martin Lodge, other great indoor swimming options for any time of year include Hotel Nashville, Quality Inn, and the Brown County Inn for some.

Located along Nashville’s Salt Creek Trail, Brown County Inn is especially popular for families because not only is the pool considered indoor and outdoor, the inn has a playground area with yard games and a mini-golf course out back! Perfect set-up for the grown ups to relax on the Harvest Dining Room patio while watching the kiddos burn off some energy!

Of course, there are also some really great locations with outdoor pools (including a few private cabins) to look into. Click here to see a full list of all of Brown County’s lodging properties with pools!

Family Cabins in Brown County!

Another great option is renting a spacious family cabin! You’ll be able to enjoy your own privacy with plenty of room for the kids to play. With close to 200 cabins and cottages in the county, you’re sure to find the perfect Brown County oasis for your crew.

Featuring warm fireplaces inside, spacious decks outside, fire pits for making s’mores, hot tubs, game rooms, private hiking trails and fishing ponds, acres of quiet forest, fully stocked kitchens, glimpses of local wildlife, and charming rustic interiors, you can’t go wrong staying in a Brown County cabin or cottage!

Click here to take a look at our cozy cabins. Use the filters to help narrow your search or consult with one of our cabin management companies to find the best fit for the fam!


Kids Room - The Loft at Camelot

If you’re not into the rustic, woodsy experience, but still want a cool kid-friendly cottage to stay in downtown Nashville, check out The Loft at Camelot. Right above the Visitors Center overlooking the heart of the Village, The Loft is an almost 5,000-square-foot penthouse suite with multiple bedrooms and bathrooms. It even has a family fun suite, featuring an adjoining kids’ room with cool safari decor and bunkbeds for the little ones! You can rent one or combine rooms to take up the whole floor.

Camping in Brown County!

Want some adventure with your stay? Go camping! Spend your days surrounded by nature and your nights under the stars at one of our serene campgrounds. Whether you’re in a tent, camping cabin, or RV, it’s sure to be an exciting experience for the kiddos. Plus, there will be a lot of room for the kids to run wild!

New to camping or need a refresher on how it’s done, click here for a helpful camping guide!

Besides having plenty of family friendly overnight options to choose from, Brown County is a good drivable distance from most Midwest locations and has tons of fun things for the family to enjoy. From outdoor adventure and an indoor water park to sweet treats and endless places to burn off some energy, the kiddos are sure to give Brown County two thumbs up!