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Stay in Class: Family and Dog Friendly

tay in class at this historic charmer that is family and dog friendly in beautiful Brown County. This one-room schoolhouse has stood proudly amid butterfly gardens and wooded grounds for more than a century. Here you can relax and unwind as you roast marshmallows by the fire or take a soak in the hot tub under the stars.

Recently renovated as a chic two-bedroom getaway, the Schoolhouse still retains its history. The 1891 school bell hangs in the belfry and the heart pine flooring has been preserved. The Inn tastefully blends antique furnishings with luxurious touches and modern conveniences that update the experience.

The great room, beautifully decorated for each season, displays a wall of original wavy glass overlooking the back deck and woods as far as the eye can see. Here you can enjoy the big screen smart TV (firestick provided just bring your passwords) and curl up on the comfy leather couch while enjoying a good book and a glass of wine. The pot-bellied stove has been replaced by a gas log fireplace for rainy days and cold evenings.

Exterior of the red schoolhouse inn with green grass and trees surrounding it.

Red Adirondack chairs surrounded by greenery and yellow flowers.

Quaint country living with easy access to amenities.

Staying at the 1891 Schoolhouse Inn allows easy access to the Village of Nashville in just 15 minutes, 30 minutes to Indiana University, and 20 minutes to Lake Lemon. Here, you’re far enough away from the hustle and bustle but close enough to enjoy fine dining, unique shopping, art galleries, music venues, hiking, fishing, wineries, and distilleries.

Between exploring the trails in Brown County State Park, the horse trails in Yellowwood State Forest and enjoying all the outdoor activities that Nashville offers, the adults, kids, and dogs are sure to be entertained for hours, days, and maybe even weeks given that high-speed internet with conference call capabilities makes remote learning/work a staycation possibility! And, porch deliveries of the finest that our Nashville restaurants offer to make a vacation carefree!

Rustic living room furniture surrounding a fireplace.

Rustic living with a renovated feel.

After a long day of biking or hiking, the newly renovated bath features a large walk-in tiled shower and a new custom build cabinet with loads of counter space. With the on-demand water heater, you can enjoy that hot, soothing shower for as long as you like!

The large private deck features a four-person hot tub, patio table and a Blackstone grill and firepit for your continued outdoor enjoyment. From the deck, you will enjoy wooded views all year round as each season offers a unique panorama.

As bedtime approaches, up the loft-style staircase, you will find the first of two cozy bedrooms with queen-size pillow-top beds.

Another great option is staying in and cooking where you can dine in style. A fully stocked kitchen with a nice selection of cookbooks as well as a Jenn-air gas range and Blackstone grill will make dining in a special occasion! Of course, ANY night can be PIZZA night! Check out the very best places to take out a BIG PIZZA PIE in Nashville!

Whether you’re looking for a romantic honeymoon destination, a homeschool staycation (we have high speed internet with conference call capabilities), or a wonderful place to hit the trails with your pooch, the 1891 Schoolhouse Inn is an ideal choice — providing a sense of peace, privacy and tranquility that’s just so important when you want to getaway!

Meet the author

Kamady Lewis

Kamady is responsible for planning and overseeing the direction of the Bureau and its Visitors Center, as well as managing tourism activities and operations—including marketing and services—with the goal of attracting visitors to Brown County and the Town of Nashville!