Catalpa Treehouse Apartment

  • Cottage in Helmsburg

Catalpa Treehouse Apartment

Cottage in Helmsburg
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  • From: $135 per night

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This upstairs unit has a private entrance and hot tub. Enjoy the stars from the upper deck of this country home. Owners live downstairs.
All our cabins have a 3 night minimum for Major Holidays.NO PETS

Catalpa Tree House is a very cute, very clean, fully-furnished apartment with its own private outdoor entrance, in the upper story of a 100+ year old farmhouse in Helmsburg, IN. Conveniently located to Nashville (10 minutes away) with lots of cool shops, galleries, & restaurants; Bean Blossom (5 minutes) home of the Bill Monroe Bluegrass Music Festival, Plum Creek Antiques and Bloomington (30 minutes) featuring vibrant art and cultural events, as well as Indiana University's plethora of sporting events; and Columbus, (45 minutes) where you'll enjoy outlet shopping at Edinburgh Premium Outlet Mall; and Indianapolis (60 minutes).
The owners (a 30-something couple with a young son) are the 5th generation to live in the Victorian-era farmhouse, and occupy the main floor of the house. Guests' privacy is of the highest priority, and the owners are a quiet family who respect their guests' need for rest and relaxation.

You'll climb the stairs to find a nice deck with a hot tub , as well as a charcoal grill, and table & chairs for outdoor dining. From the deck, you'll be able to see the Indiana Railroad train, as it goes through the little village of Helmsburg. When you step inside the front door, an airy and open space that's bright, comfortable, and clean awaits. All the rooms are spacious and are decorated with vintage and up-cycled finds to add character. Two cute sofas, a 40-inch flat screen TV, and a chair make for a good spot to watch a movie, or chat with your significant other. There are also books, games, a DVD player, and stereo for the times you may want to hunker down and stay put.

The kitchen is completely furnished, right down to the bring along the food you want to cook and you'll be set. Cookware, dishes, a toaster, a blender, a coffee maker, electric range, full-size fridge, and microwave are all there to make your mealtimes easy. Adjoining the kitchen is the laundry room with a stacking HE washer/dryer. An iron and mini-size ironing board are also provided, if you are personally offended by wrinkles.

In the bedroom, the cozy queen bed is outfitted with crisp white percale sheets, and an antique dresser and a big closet will handle all the clothes you can pack. The full bath features a tub/shower combo, and plenty of fluffy towels.

Brown County has lots of entertainment options, from outdoor activities such as ATV tours, zip-lining, gold-panning, horseback riding, golf, mountain biking, and hiking. There are over 200 shops in Nashville (a 10-minute drive), plus artists' studios, craft galleries, as well as many restaurants from which to choose. We have several wineries and breweries to visit, and Brown County State Park, Yellowwood State Forest, and Lake Lemon, are all within 10 minutes of Catalpa Tree House. The Bill Monroe Music Park-Campground hosts several music festivals throughout the year, so come get your bluegrass and jazz on in beautiful downtown Bean'll be there within five minutes of leaving Catalpa Tree House's driveway. The Helmsburg General Store is practically a stone's throw from your seat on the deck, and a good place to pick up a Hunt Brothers Pizza, chicken wings, some beer, incidentals, fishing bait, or a lottery ticket.

Catalpa Tree House Amenities:

Sleeps 4, Fully equipped kitchen with range, fridge, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, mixer, blender Front-load high-efficiency washer & dryer 1 Bathroom w/ combination shower/tub Deck with hot tub, grill, & deck furniture Satellite TV & DVD player Telephone Books, magazines, & board games Beautiful view of farm & countryside 2 large window a/c units and a wall-mounted propane heater, All linens & soaps for kitchen, bed, & bath Smoking Permitted Outdoors Only No Pets Please note: Your privacy is of utmost importance to us. While guests have private outside entrance, please be aware that owners are on site.

All our cabins have a 3 night minimum for Major Holidays.

  • No Smoking
  • No Pets
  • No Phone
  • Fiber optic internet
  • Accommodates 2-4
  • 1 Queen Bed, 1 queen air mattress
  • 1 Bath with Shower/tub
  • 40" flat screen satellite TV/DVD
  • Deck with deck furniture
  • Hot Tub
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Books, magazines, & board games
  • 1 Fully equipped kitchen
  • Washer/Dryer
  • All bed and bath linens provided
  • 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
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


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


  • Childrens Dinnerware
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cookware
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Spices
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


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


  • Rural


  • Balcony
  • Charcoal Grill


  • Hot Tub


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


  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic



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 $20 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.
#7 - If you booked through VRBO - they have their own Cancellation policies. Anything over 60 days out - full refund. Anything under 60 days - NO REFUND!
#8 - If you booked through Trip Advisor - they have their own cancellation rules. Anything 30 days out, gets 50% refund.

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.

17 Guest Reviews

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"New Review"

by Cori


Thank you for reaching out. We really enjoyed our stay and specifically the rental we chose. Everything was as expected and the communications were great. Just the right information and the right time. Even though we checked in late, instructions were clear and we were easily able to follow them. I realize every property you rent has their own unique circumstances (keys vs. keypad entry, some with amenities that need special instruction, etc.) we found everything to be clearly explained.

"Airbnb Review #424627116733583383 #120637"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #120637


An adorable apartment with a great location! About a 12 minute drive from downtown Nashville. Very quiet and comfortable. Couldn’t even hear the neighbors downstairs. I would definitely stay again.

"Airbnb Review #399256813504987697 #115229"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #115229


my first air bnb couldn't have had a better experience! highly suggest the Catalpa tree house to anyone and everyone.

"Airbnb Review #764785099 #109671"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #109671


Fantastic accommodations easy process to check in and check out

"Airbnb Review #759935806 #108795"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #108795


relaxing environment!

"Airbnb Review #752083039 #105189"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #105189


it was amazing water was slow for a bath but the shower was refreshing. very clean. was nervous at first with people living downstairs but soon u walk in u forget all about that we forgot they were even down there.

"Airbnb Review #745455214 #103157"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #103157


Place was great for a weekend away. We really enjoyed our stay here!

"Airbnb Review #741236163 #102107"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #102107


This little apartment is very cute! Very clean, great view, close to so much to do in Brown County!

"New Review"

by Stephanie


Perfect for a long weekend away!! We had everything we needed and more!!!! We had a wonderful time!!! We had everything we needed and more!!! Thank-you for another amazing stay in Brown County!!

"Airbnb Review #735299646 #100599"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #100599


Perfect for a long weekend away!! We had everything we needed and more!!!!

"Airbnb Review #733413073 #99774"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #99774



"New Review"

by Cheryl


Just what we needed for a long weekend! Nice TV, comfy bed, relaxing hot tub- and close to Nashville. Total privacy despite the owners being on the property. Prompt reply from owner when a minor issue came up. Definitely recommend

"New Review"

by Molly


What a great trip!! My partner and I enjoyed our stay in the tree house; so cute and quiet. This was just what we needed to get away and relax. Nashville, IN was absolutely adorable. We loved driving the short 10 min, scenic drive into town to look at all of the local shops, getting tasty food to-go and returning to the comfortable tree house to spend time in the hot tub! I'd also like to mention that the tree house was very clean which made us both feel more comfortable during this time. Also, the shops that we visited in Nashville followed all of the CDC guidelines, making our shopping experience so much more comfortable and safe! We plan on returning in the future!! We had a great trip! The check in was much easier than I expected. We had never been to the area before and were unsure if we would be able to find the places.

"New Review"

by MaryKate


Clean and a cozy little place that was great for a weekend with a couple of friends. Overall we loved the place and appreciated the cleanliness. Second bed was just an air mattress , which we didn’t realize until we got there. It was fine but not what we expected. November 2020

"New Review"

by Tom


Enjoyed our stay at the Treehouse, the location was nice - away from the tourists in Nashville. The hot tub was nice after a long day of hiking the trails and strolling around town .

"New Review"

by Marcia


Everything was perfect!!!!

"New Review"

by Amy


Very clean, quaint, quiet, piece of heaven. Never knew the owners were was absolutely wonderful. I really can't stay enough about our stay. It was just what we needed to get away from the stress of everyday life. Thank you for being such great hosts! 09/03/2020

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