Artist’s Retreat Cottage

  • Cottage in Nashville

Artist’s Retreat Cottage

Cottage in Nashville

Stay Information

  • From: $155 per night


Property Details

Memorial Day, July4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas are 3 night minimum. NO PETS
Must be 24years or older to book.

Artist’s Retreat Cottage
Many a Brown County artist has set up an easel in the beautiful valley where Owl Creek flows past enormous old sycamore, walnut, and hickory trees. This is the serene setting for Artist’s Retreat Cottage, and is believed by some to be the site where artist L. O. Griffiths painted his lovely piece entitled “Owl Creek Farm”. The quaint 1-bedroom cottage offers guests a chance to rest and reflect on the important things in life.
Everything you need is provided…such as linens for bed, bath, and kitchen, soap and shampoo, and even basic pantry staples like flour, sugar, and coffee. You are invited to make yourselves at home and pretend that this is your very own private getaway.

Equipped with high speed wireless Internet and satellite TV, it’s possible to stay connected with the ‘outside world’, but you may just choose to connect to the real outside world by foraging for hickory nuts, walnuts, buckeyes, or wildflowers. Artist’s Retreat Cottage sits on about 25 acres of land that has been in same family since 1849, and is a beautiful spot just 2 miles from downtown Nashville.

Nicely furnished and well decorated, the cottage incorporates a number of antiques throughout, but guests’ comfort is always a priority, so a queen size memory foam mattress and super soft pillows will draw you into a blissful slumber when night falls.

Comfortable seating in the living room makes a great place for reading or watching the flat-screen TV. A gas fireplace in the reading nook of the kitchen is a cozy place for choosing one of our many books, or chatting with the cook. Enjoy meals at the dining table.

There are a number of outdoor places to sit and contemplate your good fortune of spending a few special days in Brown County. It might be hard to decide where you want to sit first: on the deck or porch, near the fire pit or in the bubbling hot tub.

All our cabins have a 3 night minimum for Major Holidays. Must be 24 years or older to book.

Come for a visit and discover for yourself why the owners’ families have called Brown County ‘home’ for more than 150 years!


  • No Pets/Fireworks/Firearms/ATVs
  • No smoking
  • No phone
  • Accommodates 2- 4 people
  • 1 Queen with memory foam mattress
  • 1 Full Aerobed mattress (if requested)
  • 1 Bath with shower (no tub)
  • Fiber-optic internet
  • AM/FM Stereo/CD Player/Direct TV/DVD
  • Gas Log Fireplace
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Swing
  • Porch/Deck
  • Fire Pit
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Fully equipped kitchen with drip coffee maker
  • All bed and bath linens provided
  • Heat & Air
  • Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
  • Check-Out: 11:00 a.m.


Sleeping Arrangements

Common Spaces

1 Air Mattress

Bedroom 1

1 Queen Bed



  • Books
  • DVD
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games


  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heat
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet - Wifi
  • Iron and Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cookware
  • Dining Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • Dining Spices
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing


  • Rural


  • Charcoal Grill
  • Deck/Patio
  • Hot Tub


  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Emergency Exit Route
  • Fire Emergency Contact
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Medical Emergency Contact
  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Police Emergency Contact
  • Smoke Detector


  • Hiking


  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic



1600 Oak Grove Road
Nashville, Indiana


Cancellation Policy

#1 - Cancellations of a confirmed reservation must be made by the Guest who made the original reservation, not a representative of that Guest.
#2 - Reservations cancelled more than 14 days prior to the arrival incur a cancellation fee equal to 10% of the total charges before tax, plus the $30 handling fee.
#3 - Reservations cancelled 8-14 days prior to arrival, you lose the deposit paid.
#4 - Reservations cancelled within 7 days of the arrival, there is NO REFUND!
#5 - When within 14 days of arrival, the reservation cannot be shortened or moved.
#6 - When within 7 days of arrival, reservations cannot be changed or altered. No exceptions.

Deposit Policy

#1 - The remaining balance will be due 7 days prior to check-in and will be automatically charged to the card on file. If you want a different charge card used for this balance, you must notify us before this balance is charged.
#2 - Refunds are not issued due to inclement weather, snow or acts of God that are out of our control.

Rate varies due to seasonality and holidays.

Please select your dates on our online booking calendar for an exact quote.

11 Guest Reviews

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1 star


"New Review"

by Paul


I wanted to say thank you for the great rental experience. This was our first stay with Hills O' Brown and the Artist's Retreat Cottage was everything we were hoping it would be - we truly enjoyed our stay! The staff at Hills O' Brown were also very welcoming and friendly and helped us navigate a lost key situation. Thankfully a kind person returned the lost key a week later so this was recovered, but the staff reassured us during the situation and helped make sure this didn't ruin our weekend vacation. You have more than earned a repeat customer and we look forward to a future visit!

"Airbnb Review #957299115042675493 #213118"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #213118


Great place to stay! Peaceful setting, but close to downtown Nashville.

"Airbnb Review #952192099561560450 #210929"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #210929


The place was clean, private and a great find. We came to town to ride mountain bikes for a couple of days. The house is just a few minutes from downtown Nashville and a few more to Brown County State Park. We loved the beautiful setting! We would definitely stay there again.

"New Review"

by Ava


The emails you send prior to check in are great. I’ve checked in to the Artist Retreat cottage so many times I could do it in my sleep

"New Review"

by Ellen


Our stay at the Artist Retreat was marvelous!!!
We have stayed with Hills o Brown for over 20 years and have never had an issue! Would highly recommend your business

"New Review"

by Eric


We had an incredible stay last weekend. The cabin was immaculate and communication was amazing. I would recommend the cabin!

"New Review"

by William


Everything was good.
Your information and the way it was delivered was great. We liked our stay at Artist’s Retreat very much. (It was our second time at that location.)Thanks much.

"New Review"

by Mike


We thought the entire process was very well handled from start to finish. We got exactly the information we needed prior to check-in, including off-hours check-in, as well directions and things to do in the area. I had a question regarding late check-in and they were very quickly answered. We'll be happy to come back some time!

"Airbnb Review #632563992247581616 #153486"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #153486


A hot tub, a cozy cottage, and a less-than-five-minute drive to the main area of town. We could bounce between a quiet, fairly secluded spot where we could watch wildlife pass through the hard and creek to shops and brunch so easily. The house had everything we needed for a nice weekend and has had a lot of work done recently to make it even cozier & fresher. We are looking forward to using this spot again.

"Airbnb Review #556487272256420838 #141206"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #141206


We loved this house and property! We don't want to stay anywhere else when we come back! So clean! So perfect!!!

"Airbnb Review #535482608150526067 #138331"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #138331


Great location, really close to downtown Nashville! Definitely enjoyed our stay!

from $155 / night


Oct 9-14

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