Artists Colony Inn & Restaurant

105 S. Van Buren , Nashville, IN 47448 USA (Show map)


The Artists Colony Inn hosts 23 guest rooms, 8 with balconies overlooking our amazing gardens. Our Restaurant serves a delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. We offer a banquet room that holds up to 80, perfect for retreats, rehearsal dinners,family reunions or business meetings.



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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.3

Great place.

4.4 on March 22, 2016

Love the feel of Artists Colony Inn and the way it makes you feel at home. We stayed in room 203 and it was very clean and loved the balcony even though it was too cold to enjoy :( We got there the morning of check in and were able to get our free parking pass before check in time which was very convenient so we could shop until check in. The day we checked out they said we could leave our car there all day at no extra charge. The only negative was the small bathroom sink and very poor lighting to try and get ready. The TV is very small also.

Clean and quaint

3.0 on March 11, 2016

The room was very clean. Shaker furniture style gave the room a homey feel. The food was adequate but service was quite slow at dinner. Was unaware there are no adult beverages served at the on site dining. Enjoyable one night sray.

Always special

4.4 on October 22, 2015

When it seems everything is changing it's nice to know some things remain the same. The rooms are comfortable and clean and a trip back to a simpler time. The breakfast was very tasty and is included with the room. The front desk is friendly and helpful. The location is convenient to everything downtown. Very enjoyable!

do not choose Room 207 unless you are a single

2.6 on October 21, 2015

Artists Colony Inn has a wonderful location in the hilly village of Nashville, IN. The rooms are very quaint and fit the country setting well. The included breakfast buffet is wonderful and I think the fried biscuits and apple butter are the best in town. We stayed two nights and my back has not been the same since. Avoid room 207 at all costs unless they tell you they have invested in a new mattress. We travel often and have stayed in many B&B and boutique hotels around the world, and that has to be the worst bed ever. The staff is all very friendly and ask often how things are during the stay but then don’t have a clue of what to do if you give a negative answer. Our remote on the TV did not work the first night either. The sidewalks roll up about 6 PM in the village and the lighting in the room was not conducive to reading for a long period of time. With two sports games on at the same time that my hubby wanted to watch, the remote would have been valuable. When we went down and told them the answer was ‘yes, we know’. We had a couple more times of remarking to them on poor guest service, etc. and when we returned to our room the second day we had a note saying ‘it took a long time but we finally figured out how to sync the remote with the TV and it works now’ accented with a smiley face. While I would recommend this for location, wonderful breakfast, and friendly staff, I have a problem giving too many stars with the response we got when we had problems. No one ws willing too address the lumpy, roll to the center bed.


5 on September 17, 2015

Wonderful service, beautiful room, centrally located, loved every minute. Colonial charm in the rooms and very clean.


4.6 on April 09, 2015

Brown County is a traditional vacation in my family and has been since I was 7 years old and now my own daughter is 7. We stay at Artist Colony Inn every Fall. We stay in Room 206 (Will Vawter) for various reasons. We LOVE the view. You can see the Ice Cream Parlor, the horse carriages and the train tour. The view of the corner shops are also a plus. We have also stayed in Room 205 (L.O. Griffith) which balcony faces the courtyard. The breakfast buffet is a perfect way to start the day before you begin your shopping adventure. We take full advantage of the restaurant for Lunch and Dinner also. The country feel of the Inn keeps us coming back year after year. The staff is always friendly and accommodating. Thank you Artist Colony Inn for helping our traditions happily live on year after year with your continued hospitality and friendliness. We appreciate all of you!

Perfect place to stay in Nashville

5 on March 30, 2015

The desk staff was amazing helpful. Because of a family emergency, we were uncertain about getting there the first night of our reservation and Martha was calm, and reassuring, and helped us make sense of options available to us. That friendly personal touch is one of the reasons that the Artist Colony the place to stay. I love the location to the shops and activities. We have stayed here before, and will stay here again when we do another Mother-Daughter getaway in Nashville. Thank you!

Had a nice stay here

4.4 on February 09, 2015

The room we stayed in was very clean and comfortable. The location is within easy walking distance of all the shopping in Nashville. The breakfast buffet was tasty as well.

Comfortable Stay

4.8 on December 09, 2014

We stayed the first weekend in December. Room was comfortable and clean. The breakfast was great with many choices. Only down side was the lighting in the room, dim and all lights came on with the switch. The Christmas Parade was a delight. The definition of a small hometown.

Location was number one benefit.

4.2 on November 28, 2014

We stayed Thanksgiving night at the Artist Colony Inn and arrived after all of the shops had closed for the evening. The room while old fashion was nice and very clean. The wifi worked pretty well and the bathroom was nice. The lighting in the room was kind of dim but I guess that added to the old fashion charm. The mail thing that could be upgraded is the bed. The style of the bed does not allow for a box spring so you just have a mattress sitting on top of plywood. This might have been ok for a pillow top mattress but it was just a standard mattress that kind of dipped in the center. So we did a lot of tossing and turning though the night. Other than the bed the rest of the room was good. Our stay included a buffet breakfast the next morning and it was excellent. Our parking pass was even good for the entire next day so we didn't have to move our car before walking around and shopping. If they can upgrade the mattress in room 208 that along with the excellent location would make this place one of the best in town.

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Rooms & Rates

Queen Room

Queen bed with private bathroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Queen with Balcony

Queen bed with balcony and private bathroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Queen with Twin

Queen bed with private bath and additional bed twin or queen bed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

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Location Type

Small town, Village


Indianapolis, IN (IND) 60 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Horseback riding, Ziplining, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Winery

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Fax Machine, Fireplace, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Full Service Restaurant, Free Breakfast w/ overnight stay, Free Parking for guests, Pumpkin bread in rooms, Coupon books for area shops, 8 rooms w/ balconies

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Musical Entertainment, Musical Entertainment, Musical Entertainment, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 4:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Smoking is allowed in our courtyard area.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two day minimum required for most weekends.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit is required with each room equal to the first night stay plus tax. Group deposits 4+ rooms vary depending on event. Please call for more details.
  • Cancellations: A two week/14 day advance notice is required for reservations. If less than two week notice the guest will be responsible for the entire stay. If canceled with 2 week or more notice a $25.00 cancellation fee will be charged and the balance of deposit returned. For groups, a 3 month notice is required. If less than 3 month notice is given, the deposit is non-refundable and group will be responsible for all rooms in room block that were unable to be sold.



Steve and Bibianna Stutsman

Languages spoken


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  • Time Served: 7:30-10:30a,m
  • Serving Location: Dining Room, On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Sun Fries
Thinly sliced sweet potatoes served with our delicious brown sugar sauce.