- If you are looking for a unique place to stay...overnight, for a weekend, or a week, you will find this historic Blue River Valley Farm a fun unexpected experience.
This home away from home is in southern Indiana in the town of Milltown. The farm itself is 120 acres and gives you the chance to join in the farming activities or sit back and do nothing!
It is a working farm owned by Richard and Ashira Young. Richard is a state senator for much of the southern part of the state.
The Young's opened the historic farm house for visitors to enjoy the peaceful quiet of farm living.
This is not what you would expect of a "bed and breakfast" because it is not one. Here you have the whole house to yourself...coming and going as often as you like. The Young's historic house is yours for however long you stay. The 100-year-old farm house has been in the Young family for more than 50 years. Richard and Ashira live just down the hill.The story...
after selling their home in Indianapolis, they had more furniture than needed at their new home on the farm. So they stored the excess in the historic farm house just up the lane from their home. Ashira said the farm house made for a very expensive storage facility and they thought about renovating the home and making it a vacation home. They decided instead of storing the furniture why not make use of the space. They renovated the house has three bedrooms, one bath, a good size kitchen with a eating area and plenty of room for watching TV, playing games or just talking, reading and relaxing. But it does not stop there as this home makes for a great place for families to "reunite". There is plenty of room for camping in addition to the house and plenty of acres for the kids to run and make as much noise as they like!You can find something to do...the options are almost endless. Catch something...in the clear, clean Blue River, that runs through the property. Fishing is as easy as a short walk to the river. Sit on the back porch or watch a movie on the 52 inch TV. Get up close and personal with the farm animals and pitch in to gather eggs, feed the goats or pick some berries or vegetables. It is a great place for children to learn how to milk goats. As Ashira says, "It helps children and adults alike to get back to the roots and learn the origin of foods." Blue River Valley Farm is a great place for kids.
That is just the beginning as the area is filled with fun adventures from exploring caves to the history of Indiana's first capitol, Corydon. You are just minutes away from the Cave Country Canoes, Marengo Caves or Squire Boone Caverns. In close proximity you will find two casinos, seven wineries, Holiday World and Paoli Peaks for winter skiing.
Bring some romance into your time at Blue River Vally Farm...cozy up near the wood burning stove and drink some of that wine you purchased at the wineries. There is a special Wine Lovers Package available as well as a variety of other packages.
On a personal note, I spent a great night at Blue River Valley Farm and found there was so much to do in the area I could not get it all in over the two day period. Have a great visit!
Visit any time of year. The farm is located at 10351 E. Daugherty Lane, Milltown, Indiana 47145. Log on to www.bluerivervalleyfarm.com
for more information or call 1-888-375-7557.