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Peaceful Country Setting 100 Acre Woods Off The Beaten Path Close to Everything

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom With Forest Trails And Ponds

Each of the 3 bedrooms has a queen size bed. 2 full bathrooms. Master bedroom has a balcony with a view of the forest and wildlife ponds. Two double and one single futon in addition to one large couch and two love seats. Fully furnished kitchen. 52' TV with laserdisck (100+ titles), DVD player and stereo. Wifi. Two large decks. Fenced yard. Hot tub with stereo. Two futons in entry room for additional guests. Ample off street parking. 100 forested acres with maintained trails. Total payment due 14 days prior to arrival; however, late bookings can be made up to seven days prior to arrival.

Indiana University is 20 minutes away

Nashville, IN (Brown County) is 25 minutes away

Indianapolis International Airport is 45 minutes away

Riddle Point, Lemon Lake is 5 minutes away

Fairfax Recreational area at Monroe Lake is 25 minutes away

Morgan Monroe State Forest is 10 minutes away

Yellowwood State Forest is 15 minutes away

Hoosier National Forest is 25 minutes away

More Details

Robert Woodling
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Robert Woodling

Avid lover of the hardwood ecological environment. 2007 Indiana Outstanding Tree Farm of the Year. 2009 North Central Regional Outstanding Tree Farm of the Year. Retired from Indiana University in 2010. I play in the woods, that's what I do.

Robert Woodling purchased this house in 2009

Why Robert Woodling chose Unionville

We purchased this property as the last parcel of the original farm dating back to the 1860s. It is now part of our 103 acre managed forest. Enjoy your stay with access to the forested trails, wildlife ponds, birdwatching observation towers and still be within easy driving distance of all Brown and Monroe counties have to offer.

What makes this house unique

Enjoy all that nature and the surrounding communities have to offer during the day and a relaxing hot tub in the evening followed up by a movie on the large screen TV, listen to your favorite music, or just visit with family and friends.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have stayed in a number of cabin rentals and have had a wide range of experiences. While all of them were good, some stand out as better than others. The difference is the little things. This property is obviously well maintained and the few 'small things' in the kitchen make a big difference in comfort and experience. Thank you so much for taking the time to put that effort into your property and our experience. My wife and I do not get much time to be away from the 'real world' so this really means a lot to us. It may be a business for you, but for us it is freedom, nature and just being able to be with each other. My only suggestion would be some trail markers. Your property brought us an experience that we will cherish for years. Thank-you!

P.S. This place is a bird lovers paradise! Loved it! And thanks for the wild flower bouquet!! :-))
Sep 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Unionville

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Double vanity on second floor
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , single vanity on first floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Ground floor next to bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Ground floor off living room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Second floor with bathroom and balcony
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Situated on 100 acre award winning forest. Maintained trails and 3 covered wildlife observation platforms with double bench seat. Ideal for birding.


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Peaceful Country Setting 100 Acre Woods Off The Beaten Path Close to Everything
average rating of 4.695652 based on 84 reviews

Family Reunion at Elm House

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time renting a house and boy did we hit the jackpot! There was plenty of room to accommodate our family members that came from north & south Indiana and Michigan. Elm House was very clean and inviting. Because of the rain and lightening storms we were disappointed that we could not enjoy the hiking trails and the hot tub. The weather got better just in time for our family barbecue. Everyone was amazed at how nice Elm House was. If your looking for a very nice place to stay out in the beautiful country, Elm House is a must. Thank you Robert Woodling for making your home a wonderful place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 02/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you for the kind words. I am glad you were able to enjoy your family and get in a BBQ in spite of the crazy weather. I really appreciate the care you took of the property and the wonderful condition you left it in. Hope to see you and your family again in the near future.
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Tranquil location with some amazing forest trails

  • 4 of 5

We spent a very peaceful weekend here. The home was well-equipped and tidy. We particularly enjoyed the trails through the forest and relaxing on the back patio (they even had citronella candles!). Highly recommended if you're looking for a secluded place to relax.

  • Review Submitted: 01/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very glad you had a good experience in spite of the not-so-great weather! Look forward to your return!
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Relaxing couple of days

  • 4 of 5

We had a nice stay at Robert's property, very relaxing and quiet area. Great for bird watching.

  • Review Submitted: 29/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, Roomy and Private

  • 5 of 5

This is a clean, well stocked rental with plenty of room to move around whether inside or out. Beds were comfortable and there is plenty of deck space to spend some time outside as well as the wooded property available for nature time. The location is about 20 minutes away from Bloomington or Nashville which may bother some, but we prefer being away from the hustle, yet close enough for town life. You have several lakes and parks that are also quite close. I definitely recommend and would not hesitate to rent here again. Robert has quite an impressive laser disk collection if you are in the mood for movie time.

  • Review Submitted: 25/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice property, slept all 8 of us easily.

  • 5 of 5

I’ve just returned from our family Christmas/NYE celebration. In looking for a place a month out to have my immediate family and spouses come together, we found Elm House. Although it was negative degrees out, we enjoyed the hot tub. Would love to comeback when it’s less cold to explore the rest of the property. Robert was kind and easy to work with. Fresh flowers awaited our arrival. Thanks, Robert and Elm House for providing a great house for our family to enjoy over the holidays!

  • Review Submitted: 04/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nothing like a hot tub in sub-zero weather! We are glad you enjoyed Elm House with your family and we look forward to your return during warmer climes to explore the forested trails and beauty of the property.
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Very clean and spacious property with beautiful wooded view.

  • 4 of 5

This property serves our family well fior our thanksgiving get together. Very simple, spacious property in a quiet setting. This is our third thanksgiving here. We also enjoy the surrounding area of Bloomington.

  • Review Submitted: 27/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Indianapolis International
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Porthole Inn
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Indiana University
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Indiana SR37
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Porthole Inn
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Riddle Point
Car: necessary

Located on 103 acres of nationally recognized forest. Excellent hiking and birdwatching trails with observation posts. Three wineries and six micro breweries within a 15 minute drive. Peaceful, secluded area yet within minutes of Bloomington, Indiana University, a thriving nightlife, arts and entertainment venues. 45 minutes from Indianapolis airport, Colts and Pacers home arenas. Lemon Lake is 2 miles away and Monroe Lake is 20 miles. Morgan/Monroe State Forest is 5 miles north, Yellowwood State Forest is 8 miles east and the Hoosier National Forest is 20 miles south. Nashville, Indiana is located 15 miles east. Brown County State Park is 18 miles east.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Unionville

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2018
1 May 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
Virginia home fooball
7 Sep 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Ball State home football
14 Sep 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Michigan State home football
21 Sep 2018 - 22 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Iowa home football
12 Oct 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Penn State home football
19 Oct 2018 - 20 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Maryland home football
9 Nov 2018 - 10 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Purdue home football
23 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Winter 2019
1 Jan 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2019
1 May 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
2 night minimum stay
IU Graduation 2019
3 May 2019 - 4 May 2019
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Fall 2019
1 Sep 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2020
1 Jan 2020 - 30 Apr 2020
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2020
1 May 2020 - 31 Aug 2020
2 night minimum stay
IU Graduation 2020
8 May 2020 - 9 May 2020
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Fall 2020
1 Sep 2020 - 31 Dec 2020
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$271.3

This is a smoke free home.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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