Catalpa Treehouse Apartment
1 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms Cottage in Helmsburg
from $135 per /nt

Property Details

Property Description

This upstairs unit has a private entrance and hot tub. Enjoy the stars from the upper deck of this country home. Owners live downstairs.

Property Details

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.

  • No Smoking
  • No Pets
  • Accommodates 2-4
  • 1 Queen Bed, 1 queen air mattress
  • 1 Bath with Shower/tub
  • 40" flat screen satellite TV/DVD
  • Telephone
  • Deck with deck furniture
  • Hot Tub
  • 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.

This property has 1 Queen(s), 1 Airbed - Queen(s).
City Registraton: Helmsburg, IN.


  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet - Wireless
  • Iron and Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • 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

Guest Reviews

New Review by MaryKate 11/21/2020
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 10/21/2020
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 09/24/2020
Everything was perfect!!!!
New Review by Amy 09/09/2020
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!
New Review by Melinda 06/25/2020
My best friend and I stayed for a short weekend getaway. We’re local to the area, but haven’t ever spent the night in Brown County. The treehouse apartment was the perfect location. Away from the bustle of downtown Nashville but minutes away from there and the parks. The apartment is quiet, quaint, and has everything you could possibly need. The hot tub was a great bonus after a long day of hiking. You won’t regret staying here.


Dates Wkdy / Wknd
09/01 to 12/31
09/01/2020 - 12/31/2020
2 nt min
$175.00 / $175.00
01/01 to 02/28
01/01/2021 - 02/28/2021
2 nt min
$135.00 / $135.00
03/01 to 05/31
03/01/2021 - 05/31/2021
2 nt min
$145.00 / $145.00
06/01 to 08/31
06/01/2021 - 08/31/2021
2 nt min
$165.00 / $165.00
09/01 to 12/31
09/01/2021 - 12/31/2021
2 nt min
$175.00 / $175.00
01/01 to 05/31
01/01/2022 - 05/31/2022
2 nt min
$135.00 / $135.00
06/01 to 12/31
06/01/2022 - 12/31/2022
2 nt min
$160.00 / $160.00
01/01 to 11/27
01/01/2023 - 11/27/2023
2 nt min
$175.00 / $175.00
- Rate varies due to seasonality and holidays.
- Please select your dates on our online booking calendar for an exact quote.

Availability & Booking Calendar


Surcharge - 3.00%
State Sales Tax - 7.00%
Innkeepers Tax - 5.00%
Handling - $20.00 - Tax Exempt
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!
Last updated 11/27/2020
Deposit Policy
#1 - We require a two (2) night minimum stay and a three (3) night minimum stay for
holidays. Occasionally, last minute cancellations provide additional availability.
#2 - To make a reservation:
a) Check our on-line availability or call 812.988.6429
b) A deposit of half of the total stay must be paid at the time you make a reservation with a valid Visa or MasterCard.
c) Once you complete your reservation, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to you.
d) The remaining balance will be due 7 days prior to check-in.
#3 - All reservations require a $20 handling fee. This fee is non-refundable and must be paid with the deposit.
#4 - Refunds are not issued due to inclement weather, snow or acts of God that are out of our control.
Last updated 11/27/2020

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