The SpaceWe practice sustainable living values. In addition to serving locally grown foods, our property is supported by solar electric and passive solar hot water systems. Bedrooms are appointed with restored and/or locally crafted furnishings, original art, hardwood floors and natural fiber rugs. Public areas (living room, dining room, kitchen) as well as private guest rooms (1 first floor, 4 upstairs) provide a front row seat to birds and wildlife active in the surrounding Eastern Woodland and native grass meadow habitats. Guest AccessTwo upstairs guest rooms share a full size bathroom (bath/shower) accommodation. Reservations include a continental style breakfast of homemade breads, jams, yogurts, proteins and fresh fruits. Guests may request a hearty country breakfast served family style for an additional charge. A refrigerator is available located in the common kitchen area. The common kitchen may be utilized for meal preparation as part of a large group (10 or more) reservation. Contact proprietor for details. As time allows, tours of ongoing understory and meadow habitat restoration areas are welcome. Interaction with GuestsUpon arrival, allow a few minutes to become familiar with site security and business office features, bedroom, bathroom and public areas. Guests provide breakfast service preferences during check-in and designate entrees (if appropriate). Proprietor lives on site. The NeighborhoodOur establishment is conveniently located near the campus areas of Indiana University East, IVY Tech, Purdue University (Richmond), Earlham College, Earlham School of Religion and Reid Hospital. While visiting, recommend you take advantage of locally owned dining, winery, microbrewery and specialty music entertainment venues.
Within a 10 minute drive you can be browsing shelves at an Amish grocery establishment, drinking specialty tea while reading a used book, bike riding the Cardinal Greenway, bass fishing at the local reservoir, shopping the latest children’s toys, admiring a collection of vintage Model T automobiles, checking out your favorite candle outlet store or combing through scores of antiques. You may also want to include exhibits at the Richmond Museum of Art, Richmond Museum of History or the Indiana Football Hall of Fame.
Within a 30 minute drive you can trade at one of the largest and most respected coin dealers in the world, taste the official sugar cream pie of the White House, attend an Amish fresh produce auction, watch a professional chocolatier produce gourmet chocolates and French pastries as confections are being readied for export (samples available) or travel through time on Indiana’s most scenic railroad, an operating railroad museum with special event opportunities including “Day Out with Thomas,” “Fall Foliage Flyer,” “Polar Express,” “Metamora Canal Days” and many more! Advanced reservations recommended. Contact proprietor for details.
Getting AroundOnly limited public transportation is available within Richmond, Indiana and the surrounding area - strongly recommend visitors rent vehicles when they arrive at nearby airports Dayton, OH (DAY), Cincinnati, OH (CVG) or Indianapolis, IN (IND). Limousine services are available to/from Dayton, OH airport and Amtrak station Connersville, IN (COI), $$$. Other Things to NoteSafety: assigned keyless entry.
Comfort: pillow top mattress type, goose down pillows (standard), synthetic available upon request.
Engagement: board games available.
Tours of ongoing habitat restoration areas and sustainable technologies welcome as time allows.