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Resources and Activities Around the Area


If our camping cabins and campgrounds are not your type of accommodations, we recommend these lodging properties, all within 20 minutes of eXplore Brown County.

Abe Martin Lodge | 877.563.4371
In the picturesque hills of Indiana's largest state park- 16,000 acres Brown County State Park. Bring your swimsuits - indoor water park

Cornerstone Inn | 812.988.0300
Offers an outstanding collection of 37 individually appointed guest rooms, a beautifully restored historic home and log tourist cabin, located in the heart of downtown Nashville.

Olde Magnolia House Inn | 614.638.8849
An historic inn nestled in the Village of Nashville, featuring 3 spacious rooms located above 4th Sister Vintage.

Hotel Nashville | 812.988.8400
Above the Village of Nashville and a mainstay since 1989, hotel features 1 & 2 bed suites

Seasons Lodge | 812.988.2284
Perched on top of a gently rolling hill, this lodge has a charming rustic atmosphere, some rooms feature gas fireplaces

Brown County Inn | 800.772.5249
Friendly family atmosphere, 99 rooms with queen or king beds, onsite restaurant

Comfort Inn | 812.988.6118
Hotel with indoor pool, free hot breakfast, WiFi high speed internet

Artist Colony Inn | 812.988.0600
In the heart of the Village of Nashville, 23 rooms with onsite restaurant

Hidden Valley Inn | 877.988.9099
Attractive suites and large rooms with kitchens, free WiFi

Hills O' Brown Vacation Rentals | 812.988.6429
Vacation homes and log cabins throughout Brown County

Iris Garden Cottages & Suites | 812.988.2422
Cabin and Guest Suites in the heart of the Village of Nashville

Moondance Vacation Homes |812.988.6554
A variety of vacation homes located throughout Brown County

Creekside Retreat Lodging & Gatherings | 1.844.473.8732
Guest rooms with king to two queen beds, WiFi, kitchenettes 

Salt Creek Inn | 812.988.1149
Limited pet friendly rooms, free coffee & breakfast snack, Wi-Fi, motorcycle & bicycle friendly, picnic & grill area, BEST RATES IN TOWN


Big Woods Village | 812.988.6000 | 812.988.6004
Big Woods Village is a microbrewery destination located in the heart of Brown County, Indiana. The village is home to Big Woods Brewing Company, Big Woods Pizza Company and Big Woods Gallery.

Story Inn | 812.988.2273
Story Inn is a quaint village founded in 1851. It offers a gourmet restaurant, premier country inn and the Story Still Tavern.

Brown County Inn | 800.772.5249
Friendly family atmosphere, 99 rooms with queen or king beds, onsite restaurant

Seasons Lodge | 812.988.2284
Perched on top of a gently rolling hill, this lodge has a charming rustic atmosphere, some rooms feature gas fireplaces

Hobnob Corner Restaurant | 812.988.4114
Housed in the oldest surviving commercial building in Nashville. Serving lunch and dinner 7  days a week, opens at 11 am. Weekend breakfast served Saturday and Sunday.


Ethereal Day Spa and Salon | 812.720.9009
Full service day spa and salon in the Village of Nashville featuring a private couples suite with rainforest shower and hot tub.

Brown County Winery | 812.988.6144
Two tasting rooms, free wine tastings. Wines, Chateau Gnaw Bone Cordials, gifts, outdoor seating at our State Road 46 location.

Bear Wallow Distillery | 812.657.4923
One of the first craft distilleries in Indiana, using locally grown grains to make unique Indiana Spirits, Moonshine and Whiskey. Tours, tastings, open 7 days a week.

Chateau Thomas Winery | 812.988.8500
Wine bar, gift shoppe, art and live entertainment. Wine tasting, outdoor seating, crafting some of the most delightful wines in the country.


Copperhead Creek Mining Company | 812.988.2422
Fun for all ages....and educational too! Assorted mining bags for purchase to use for our water sluice mine

The Laura Hare Nature Preserve at Downey Hill
Nearly one square mile in size, this newly protected 600 acres of rugged property helps create a contiguous forest habitat adjoining Brown County State Park and Gnawbone Camp. Just down the road from eXplore Brown County, the new preserve is ready to visitors to come and explore.

Waycross Center | 812.597.4241
Waycross is a great place for adult conferences, meetings and retreats. The conference center is a place set aside to further the work of religious, educational, and charitable groups, particularly the Episcopal Church and the wider not-for-profit community. Visit their website to see partnership value opportunities. 


Bloomington is located 20 minutes west of Explore Brown County on State Road 46 West. Home to Indiana University, the area offers a variety of activities, restaurants and outdoor adventure. Visit Bloomington.....


Patricia Rhoden Bartels | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Award winning artist featuring oil and acrylic paintings


Trail Pro
A great resource for ATV tire information.


Brown County Conventions and Visitors Bureau | 800.753.3255

Brown County Chamber of Commerce | 812.988.0234

Columbus Indiana Convention and Visitors Bureau | 800.468.6564

Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce | 812.379.4457


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Family Days Out!

Plan a family day out at eXplore Brown County today!  We are the ideal location to share some quality family time without the tv, cell phones and modern electronics. Plan a vacation around your family and other interesting things to do in the area. 


Koloa Zipline Tour
8 Line course in Hawaii.

Kauai ATV Tours
Guided off road adventures in Hawaii.