Grandma Barnes Cabin
1 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms Cabin in Nashville

Property Details

Property Details

Grandma Barnes Cabin sits 3-1/2 miles from Nashville—near Bean Blossom. This private hideaway offers a modern home's comforts while retaining its Brown County aura of rusticity. The bright, comfortable kitchen and dining area give off ample amounts of light. The large screened-in porch allows for bird and deer watching or just relaxing. You will find this home completes its romantic setting with a backyard patio, a BBQ grill, and a picnic table.

The original cabin, built in 1949, sits on four acres of wooded hillside. We added an 1859 cabin to the original to create a delightful and secluded one-bedroom, one-bath retreat. This cabin accommodates up to four guests with one queen-sized bed and an inflatable queen mattress. Your pet is also welcome here.

There is a $75 fee per pet for our pet-friendly properties.

Grandma Barnes Cabin has a steep driveway. It is helpful if you have a front-wheel or four-wheel drive vehicle. When going up the hill, maintain a steady speed, and you should not have any problems.


This property has 1 Queen(s), 1 Airbed - Queen(s)


  • Winery Tours
  • CD
  • DVD
  • Television
  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heat
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cookware
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Deck/Patio
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Smoke Detector

Guest Reviews

Airbnb Review #537660443244318231 #138184 by Review from Airbnb Guest #138184 01/11/2022
This cabin was such a comfy and relaxing experience. 8 minutes to all the shops in town! Provided with games and even a little firewood, we bought more to replace/give some to the next guests. It was so nice reading the guest book and the previous experiences of others. Very clean and warm! I love the history also provided about the cabin, very secluded and surrounded by nature. 10/10 would stay here again!
Airbnb Review #528918797107579582 #137731 by Review from Airbnb Guest #137731 01/07/2022
Great time! bigger than we expected!
Airbnb Review #526075465991345867 #136664 by Review from Airbnb Guest #136664 12/26/2021
Such a nice and quiet place! We really enjoyed our short stay for the Holiday. We will definitely be back.
Airbnb Review #521028301259984502 #136185 by Review from Airbnb Guest #136185 12/20/2021
a nice cozy place to stay. we will come back to stay as it's close to town and reasonably priced.
Airbnb Review #518078092540286543 #135845 by Review from Airbnb Guest #135845 12/15/2021
Great location if you like your privacy. Cabin is stocked with everything you need. There is a small DVD player in the cabin and Redbox at the local IGA. Have a movie night or just kick back and disconnect from the outside world.
Airbnb Review #515972416741194286 #135348 by Review from Airbnb Guest #135348 12/12/2021
It was a great cabin!
Airbnb Review #510830201362107396 #134472 by Review from Airbnb Guest #134472 12/05/2021
This property is the type of place that you want to stay at when in Nashville, IN! It's beautiful. It includes all the elements of a getaway cabin. We, personally, had a lovely time, and we'd suggest for others to experience.
Airbnb Review #502187272709530447 #134415 by Review from Airbnb Guest #134415 12/05/2021
Charming and relaxing cabin with a spectacular view. Near downtown Nashville and other outdoor attractions!
Airbnb Review #500709957176030817 #133166 by Review from Airbnb Guest #133166 11/22/2021
A wonderful place to unplug and relax yet still close to Nashville. Historic/rustic cabin yet all the modern conveniences you need without losing the charm.

Follow Eric’s directions to approach cabin on Grandma Barnes Road from Helmsburg Road to the west. Google brought us in from the east. It worked but the road is pretty rough coming from that direction.
Airbnb Review #492027100341763162 #132195 by Review from Airbnb Guest #132195 11/09/2021
the driveway really is not for "cute, small cars", glad we drove our truck instead. Worth the drive definitely.
Airbnb Review #490598509182305251 #131974 by Review from Airbnb Guest #131974 11/07/2021
Everything was accurate to the posting. Our only complaint was that the bed was extremely hard which made it uncomfortable, BUT you can run into that anywhere. The cabin was so cozy and beautiful in the fall. About 5-10 minutes from town. Perfect size for a couples getaway!
Airbnb Review #487682440148593759 #131754 by Review from Airbnb Guest #131754 11/03/2021
Great, private location and so close to Nashville! Lovely getaway 🙂
Airbnb Review #483230660094875451 #131228 by Review from Airbnb Guest #131228 10/29/2021
If you are looking to enjoy a peaceful, quiet, cozy, charming spot, this place is a winner! It is nestled back in a wooded area, but not far from the little town of Nashville. The cabin is well equipped and has so many fun vintage items. The bed is very comfortable, and the screened in back porch is perfect for bird watching, sipping morning coffee or evening wine. We loved every moment of our stay. We are not big tourists for wandering the shops, but loved the short drive to Brown County State Park for hiking, a picnic lunch, and watching the fall colors. This place is a hidden treasure for sure.
Airbnb Review #470961216923254247 #129162 by Review from Airbnb Guest #129162 10/14/2021
A nice quiet and relaxing getaway
Airbnb Review #468731288330536888 #128349 by Review from Airbnb Guest #128349 10/09/2021
Real sense of cabin living with all comfort amenities.
Airbnb Review #448441847679655956 #125208 by Review from Airbnb Guest #125208 09/11/2021
This cabin is awesome. It is private, very quiet, convenient to get into town if you forgot something and I love the fire place and utilized the fire pit in the back quite a bit. It is close to Bean Blossom and so many great sites, an overlook up the road and it is perfect for 2. I would recommend to anyone. The screened in porch was so nice and I utilized that daily and I love that it had a fan. You will not regret using this location for yourself if you need a quiet get away. It was clean and decorated very nicely and well worth the price! I will utilize this location again.
Airbnb Review #444101629279068327 #124337 by Review from Airbnb Guest #124337 09/05/2021
An absolute must book! A great spot for a couple to enjoy a weekend getaway in Nashville, Indiana. Exceptionally clean, wonderfully decorated and even better than listed!
Airbnb Review #439730863653087080 #123407 by Review from Airbnb Guest #123407 08/30/2021
We really enjoyed our stay at Grandma Barnes cabin. Everything was as stated on the listing. The cabin was very clean and tidy. Fantastic location near Nashville, as well as Bill Monroe’s Music Park where we went to the blues festival. Grandma Barnes Road is pretty narrow and the driveway getting to the cabin was a bit treacherous but it wasn’t really a problem. Check in was a cinch. Thanks for the stay!
Airbnb Review #428925554147611337 #121207 by Review from Airbnb Guest #121207 08/16/2021
Julie and I loved the back in history's stay at your uniquely off the grid stay. We will do it again. Very relaxing. Thank you.
Airbnb Review #409364114292061877 #116938 by Review from Airbnb Guest #116938 07/19/2021
We had a great time at this AirBNB! The location is a little less than 10 minutes from town and is very private. There is no WiFI and we only had minimal cell phone service. The house had everything we need for the weekend. The bed was a little firmer than my liking but being pregnant made me notice that more than I normally would. Overall, I would highly recommend a weekend getaway here!
Airbnb Review #404330845913607528 #115835 by Review from Airbnb Guest #115835 07/11/2021
wonderful retreat in the woods! perfect mix of modern and rustic.
Airbnb Review #397734879944639549 #114546 by Review from Airbnb Guest #114546 07/02/2021
Great cabin very secluded which is just want we were looking for. Just a relaxing getaway. Loved the screened in porch. Will be retiring soon.
Airbnb Review #394128453567849051 #114105 by Review from Airbnb Guest #114105 06/28/2021
Great location and close to town.
Rustic but nice!
Airbnb Review #391233265928790984 #113448 by Review from Airbnb Guest #113448 06/24/2021
Wonderfully private. Loved the screened in porch and the comfortably authentic feel of the cabin. No complaints. Had a great time.
Airbnb Review #389050042992509862 #113258 by Review from Airbnb Guest #113258 06/22/2021
If a quiet and serene place is what you desire, this is the place. I have been in a lot of quiet places, but this one exceeded them all. The absolute silence was incredibly re-calibrating. The darkness of the location (tree cover and separation from towns) is amazing. The house is up on a hillside, but at the lower end of the valley. Grandma Barnes road travels down and then up the other side of this valley between 135 and Helmsburg road.

The driveway is gravel and it is steep. We managed with a Honda Civic but would have rather had a larger vehicle with four wheel drive. We would have had trouble if it were not for a dry week (until the last day).

The cabin is as described. The building has three sections. One part is very old and original (moved from elsewhere, the plans are posted on the wall). The rest of the cabin is made to match. Beautiful warm wood every where from floor to ceilings. Well decorated, rustic with electric and indoor plumbing 🙂

It was the perfect size for my wife and I, not really suited for any more people (By today's standards). It is cozy, warm and has a wonderful wood burning aroma.

The property was well cared for and clean. Every amenity was provided for. The bedroom was tall and felt spacious. Two window air condition units provided sufficient cooling. The kitchen was well equipped and stocked with essential and paper products. The grill outside was clean and ready to use. Charcoal and all the essentials were provided. There is a fire pit and sitting area out back. Too many cool features to mention here.

The TV received some over the air channels (very few). There is no wifi and we had no cell reception at all. We walked on the road every day and checked our phones a couple of times a day at the top of the hill. But we enjoyed being out of touch with the world for a week.

Nashville is close by, Bloomington is also close on the back roads. So much to see and explore. We met a few of the neighbors and loved getting to know them a little. Some wonderful people.

We had a significant Thunderstorm on our last day with tornadoes near by. We were safe. The house was solid and cozy. The home owner had even provided a lamp and flashlight in case the power went out, and it did. When we got ready to leave the power was still out and the main road in and out was frightening because of the water rushing down the hillsides and culverts into the valley. With the help of a neighbor we got through safely.

Wonderful location and a wonderful break. I would do it again. The booking, check in, check out process was excellent, easy, and straight forward.
Airbnb Review #763033250 #109122 by Review from Airbnb Guest #109122 05/27/2021
great out of the way cabin in the woods. close to Nashville which was a cute town with many small restaurants and businesses. Recommend Ooey Gooey Cinnamon Roll place, the train tour, Hard Truth distillery (Bacon Bomb Burger may have been best hamburger I've ever had), and the local candy stores. Close to state park. Altogether made a cute place to spend 2 nights with wife, 3 year old twins, and small dog.
Airbnb Review #762295491 #108942 by Review from Airbnb Guest #108942 05/25/2021
Gorgeous property and the cabin is really, really cool! We loved the screened in porch and awesome hearth in the living room. No creature comforts such as wifi so be prepared and bring something to do if planning on hanging around the house. The bed is extra firm.
Airbnb Review #760414751 #107968 by Review from Airbnb Guest #107968 05/21/2021
You can find a historic place, at time disconnected to relax and listen nature.
Airbnb Review #757769639 #107059 by Review from Airbnb Guest #107059 05/13/2021
This cabin is AMAZING. The location is perfect and our stay was very relaxing. I could live there! our favorite part was the screened in porch, I think we spent 95% of our time on it. Definately would recommend a stay here and we plan on coming back in the fall.
Airbnb Review #755083376 #105963 by Review from Airbnb Guest #105963 05/05/2021
Staying here was peaceful and very relaxing. I loved how tucked away the property was and the charm of the cabin. A big plus was also the proximity to brown county state park being only a few minutes drive away.
Airbnb Review #744605248 #102851 by Review from Airbnb Guest #102851 04/03/2021
Our stay was wonderful! This beautiful serene and cozy cabin is like right out of a movie. It was so relaxing to sit by the fire and cozy up with a book. The screened in porch was a wonderful place to sip your morning coffee and enjoy the sounds and sights of nature. All the amenities we needed were provided for us and the bed was comfy and made for a restful nights sleep. As mentioned in the description it is quite hilly around there so make sure you take your time making it through the hills and four wheel or front wheel is optimal. While the cabin does feel quite secluded which I loved, Nashville, IN is only a quick 3 mile drive up the road and there are a lot of great restaurants to grab dinner one night! If you plan on being on your phone a lot don’t expect to have wifi ( as mentioned in the listing) or much service but really isn’t that what you are escaping from when coming to a wonderfully quaint cabin like this one? It didn’t bother us one bit and the time spent together without technology was wonderful. We will most definitely be back!
Airbnb Review #744032921 #102486 by Review from Airbnb Guest #102486 03/31/2021
Great place! Super cozy and private, the screened porch is wonderful. Appreciated the well stocked kitchen for cooking. Would recommend to anybody looking to get away.
Airbnb Review #743528388 #102341 by Review from Airbnb Guest #102341 03/29/2021
This cabin is so fabulous. The perfect place to reset and relax. It's even cuter than the pictures. The property is beautiful and peaceful. We did nothing but read, sleep, drink beer by a fire, eat, and repeat. Well, that's what I did husband and dog found terrific hiking trails close by.
Airbnb Review #741079557 #102154 by Review from Airbnb Guest #102154 03/28/2021
Very nice rustic cabin, close to town but still very private.
Airbnb Review #738945165 #100564 by Review from Airbnb Guest #100564 03/14/2021
Eric was wonderful with communicating with us for our first AirBnB experience, and the cabin was amazing! It was very clean, cozy and quaint. I would highly recommend!
This cabin is way better than the pictures even show. by Emily 11/10/2020
This cabin is way better than the pictures even show. We spent every moment on the screened in porch or outside!
Great cabin! Nice relaxing space for a getaway. by Vicki 08/17/2020
Spent a lot of time on the screen porch relaxing and listening to nature. Rustic but very clean. Convenient location to Nashville.
Great little cabin to run away to! by Cori 07/30/2020
Loved the screened-in porch and clearing in the back to play fetch with my pup. Definitely recommend!
This property is an excellent get away for peacefulness and quiet. by Sammy 07/08/2020
This property is an excellent get away for peacefulness and quiet. You have no neighbors and can see lots of wildlife. The large screen-in porch was our favorite feature.
Grandma Barnes Cabin was wonderful! by Leslie 02/23/2020
It was the perfect space for my husband and me to relax by the fire, read a good book, and enjoy the peace. It was so nice to be so close to downtown Nashville and explore the cute shops and restaurants and also to Brown County where we can hike. If you do go in the colder months, I would suggest bringing some extra blankets and maybe some slippers to stay a little bit warmer, it can get pretty cold at night. Definitely would stay again and wish we could have stayed longer!
Beautiful and private setting on the outskirts of town! by Sarah 02/21/2020
Grandma Barnes cabin has been well preserved over the years. Very quaint and cozy. All the necessary amenities available for an accommodating and comfortable stay. The fireplace and firewood were an added bonus during the cold winter evenings. This cabin was exactly what I needed. It just felt like home!
Nashville is my favorite place to visit and this cabin is our favorite place to stay for a peaceful and relaxing weekend getaway. by Todd 09/29/2019
Nashville is my favorite place to visit and this cabin is our favorite place to stay for a peaceful and relaxing weekend getaway.
If you’re looking for some peace and quiet in a convenient location, this is it! by Kyle & Caitlin 09/22/2019
This place is filled with character and unique decor. We really enjoyed using the fire pit and sitting outside on the patio to sip our morning coffee. Our dog enjoyed finally getting to go on a vacation with us as well!
Thank you for this gem. by Larry & Debbie 07/19/2019
As soon as we walked in the door, I knew it was a special place that will be hard to leave. We hope to return again.
There is nothing like this place. by The Barry's 07/12/2019
The beauty, the peace, the CALM that grows inside you the longer you stay. This was our second year celebrating my husband's birthday at Grandma Barnes cabin. Which is really just an excuse to getaway. We've been anticipating our stay pretty much since we drove away last year. It's everything we remembered and more.
We saw several deer and a family of turkeys walking through the trees on the sound side of the house. The little turkeys were so cute!
We had a peaceful, relaxing retreat. by John 06/27/2019
Good job on restoration and work on this cabin. We had all kinds of plans to do outside things but found we didn't want to leave! We really enjoyed the porch. Thanks - it is completely charming!
We had a great time! The property is awesome. by Andrew 06/23/2019
We had a great time at the Cabin. It was a little more rustic than I expected but that was exactly what I wanted with this place so it all worked out.
We really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful restored cabin! by The Helms family 06/16/2019
We really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful restored cabin! It was a great weekend retreat w/family! We really enjoyed watching the storm roll through from the screened-in porch while playing board games!
Perfect location that had the privacy and peacefulness of the country but still very close to the downtown area and state park. by Chelsea 06/05/2019
Perfect location that had the privacy and peacefulness of the country but still very close to the downtown area and state park. The rustic cabin was adorable and plenty of space for my husband and I plus our 2 dogs.
What a beautiful, peaceful setting! by Toney 05/29/2019
Love the option of the outdoor fireplace &/or grill. The screened porch is wonderful. Landscaping is lovely.
Thank you for offering this lovingly restored woodland retreat. by The Wade's 05/19/2019
Thank you for offering this lovingly restored woodland retreat. While we were here, a mother wren was nesting in the basket outside the door. We enjoyed hearing her birdsong every day from the deck rail and the whippoorwill calling at night.
Grandma Barnes Cabin is one of our favorite getaway spots. by Vivian & John 05/12/2019
The cabin is beautifully decorated and quiet and comfortable. It's not far from town but very secluded. We always feel so welcome when we arrive. I did some bird watching and enjoyed watching the birds visit the nests on the property.
I cooked several meals in the beautiful kitchen and we played games at the table and listened to music. As long as this cabin is available to rent we will always return. We have made many great memories here❤️
Thank you for another wonderful weekend
Thank you for another weekend of quiet and peace by John & Vivian 05/12/2019
I enjoyed birdwatching from the deck and porch. Bluebirds, Carolina wren, 4 kins of woodpeckers, black-capped chickadee, turtled titmouse, crows and more. We have visited here before and will always return. Thank you for keeping it so nice and inviting.
Beautiful! by Bradford 04/18/2019
Beautiful! Restored masterfully!
The cabin was a delight and we really enjoyed our stay by Sarah 03/05/2019
The cabin is perfect for a woodsy getaway. Our dog was able to freely romp around and we even caught a glimpse of a group of wild turkeys running through the woods. Even though we were immersed in the calmness of the woods, we were close enough to make trips into town. We had a fire, made great dinners and woke up early to listen to wildlife. We will be visiting again.
The secluded cabin is rustic in appearance but modern and comfortable inside. by Chris Pipe 02/04/2019
Our stay to celebrate our wedding anniversary at Grandma Barnes Cabin was wonderful. The secluded cabin is rustic in appearance but modern and comfortable inside. The unique decorations make you feel like you've stepped back to the 1800's, but with all the modern conveniences. It's also very clean inside and all the appliances, plumbing, and heating are well maintained and functional. The bed mattress felt like it was fairly new and we slept quite well with plenty of extra blankets supplied, though the cabin stayed cozy warm even in the subzero temps of the 2019 polar vortex!
We felt very welcome and at home! by Cari Stanley 12/18/2018
We spent our annual anniversary get-away at Grandma Barnes' Cabin and have to say Moondance Vacation Rentals is top-notch! Easy and simple check-in instructions, everything was perfect, just the right level of attention. With other vacation home rentals, we have felt hovered-over, with the owners or management companies checking on us incessantly. I really appreciated their hands-off approach. We felt very welcome and at home. The cabin was nothing but outstanding. We will definitely use Moondance again in the future. Thanks!
It was a beautiful and peaceful home! by Carri 10/04/2018
It was a beautiful and peaceful home. We really enjoyed our stay and can’t wait to visit again!
You feel like you've stepped back in time, while also being completely comfortable and pampered! by Cristina 07/24/2018
Grandma Barnes cabin is the perfect combination of rustic beauty and modern comfort. The property is remote and peaceful. The cabin is a work of art. Two cabins from different time periods (one a rebuild) that flow nicely as one house. You feel like you've stepped back in time, while also being completely comfortable and pampered. The only thing we needed during our stay was more time to be there. This is a beautiful and unique setting to unwind and reconnect with loved ones!
Everything about this place was great! by John Farthing 07/22/2018
All the amenities you need, close to Nashville but far enough away to be able to have your own privacy and unplug. Everything about this place was great- I would definitely recommend to anyone interested!

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Sales Tax - 7.00%
Processing Fee - 3.00%
Innkeepers Tax - 5.00%
Cleaning Fee 45 - $45.00 - Tax Exempt
Damage Waiver Fee - $15.00 - Tax Exempt
Cancellation Policy
Reservations can be cancelled with no charge or penalty, except for the non-refundable deposit, a full 15 days
prior to the scheduled check-in date. Cancellations within 14 days or less of the scheduled arrival date will not be
refunded for any reason. All cancellations must be made through the website or through email communication.
Last updated 01/16/2022
Deposit Policy
To confirm a reservation Moondance Vacation Rentals requires a nonrefundable deposit of $50 to be paid at the time the dates are secured. This deposit goes toward the reservation total. Taxes and processing (15%) and the damage waiver fee will be added to the rental amount. Payment in full is required 7 days prior to the check in date. Moondance Vacation Rentals will automatically charge the balance due to the original card on file 7 days prior to the check in date. Reservations made within 7 days of the check in date will be paid in full at the time the reservation is made. Special arrangements can be made if paying by cashier’s check or cash but the entire balance must be received 10 days before the check in date.
Last updated 01/16/2022

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