Oak Haven Bed & Breakfast

2668 Owl Creek Road , Nashville, IN 47448 USA (Show map)

About

Relax in premium accommodations surrounded by antiques and handmade quilts while secluded in the woods. Located four miles from Nashville, Indiana, in the hills of Brown County. Four rooms available, each with a private bath and amenities, with a full country breakfast served daily. Brown County has miles of mountain bike and hiking trails, welcomes road cyclists (Oak Haven has awesome routes right out the door). It is the Art Colony of the Midwest, located 16 miles from Columbus IN, an architectural mecca and 13 miles from Bloomington IN where Indiana University is located. We encourage outdoor enthusiasts, nature and art lovers to enjoy our property and the jewel that is hidden in southern Indiana.

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Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Peaceful and Relaxing

5 on October 24, 2016

This year-2016 has been our third vacation at Oak Haven. We feel it has been a jewel of a find. We are always greeted with a smile and a heartfelt welcome by Sharon the proprietor. It is so peaceful, quiet and relaxing among the trees in the country, but not far from the Nashville shops, restaurants and the Brown County State Park. We Always find Oak Haven clean and our room has all the comforts of home. The décor is very pleasing to the eye. It is obvious Sharon and her husband Duane work very hard to accommodate their guests. We enjoy the variety of each delicious and healthy breakfast prepared by Sharon. She is a wonderful cook and hostess. She is very knowledgeable, ready with answers to questions and suggestions on where to eat lunch or dinner. Sharon also provides maps for those who need them. We recommend highly the Oak Haven to anyone wanting / needing time away from their busy schedule. Marquita and Dave


Great Place for a Quiet Weekend Getaway

5 on October 09, 2016

My wife and I spent out 24th Wedding Anniversary here, and were very impressed. Sharon is a great host, and makes you feel very welcomed to stay. She took her time showing us all of the amenities available to us and just talking to us and getting to know us. We stayed in the Master Suite and really appreciated all of the details available. After spending a cool day walking around Columbus, my wife was chilled when we arrived back at our room. But we had a small portable heater right there in our room, and my wife huddled around it and quickly warned up. How many chain hotels could provide that service?? (btw...Sharon offered to let my wife borrow a jacket from her own closet) I really liked taking a morning walk around the wooded trail with Cinder, their dog, as my personal trail guide. It was a great way to start each day. We loved our stay and will be going back again. Lee and Gwyn


Quiet Getaway

5 on August 18, 2016

Oak Haven was a pleasure. If you are looking for a quiet getaway near Bloomington or Nashville, Oak Haven is an excellent choice. It is a quietly tucked away in the hills near Nashville IN, full of peaceful country charm inside and out. Great breakfast and hospitality!


Husband made a good choice

5 on March 26, 2016

My husband and I are novices on the B and B scene, but he certainly made a good choice when he picked Oak Haven for an overnight stay. The inn is set back in the woods out in the countryside. We viewed four deer outside our window in the evening. The home was designed to be a B and B so it serves its purpose well. The rooms are clean, comfortable and tastefully decorated. Sharon, the innkeeper, is delightful and welcoming and she makes a great breakfast!


Great weekend getaway!

5 on March 25, 2016

We stayed at Oak Haven for an impromptu weekend trip to Nashville, IN. The hostess, Sharon, was very friendly and hospitable. We stayed in the Blue and White room, everything was clean and we found we had everything we needed. The Dutch Baby and fresh fruit for breakfast was amazing! The B&B was close to downtown Nashville where there a bunch of cute and quirky shops, as well as to Brown County State Park. I definitely recommend staying here if you are visiting the area!


Great stay for Nashville/Brown County winter vacation

5 on February 24, 2016

This was the first time i had been to a bed-and-breakfast, and it was really nice. The owners were very welcoming and let us do our own thing (we played some board games!). I got to talk with them a little bit about how the house was built, which was very interesting. Also, the "Dutch baby" for breakfast was wonderful. It's lovely in winter, and I bet it would be really pretty in the fall, too. And the cats and dog are very nice! (They stay outside, so no worries if you have allergies.)


Winter getaway

5 on December 14, 2015

My wife and I decided to take an impromptu trip to Nashville, IN where we have visited and enjoyed many times. This visit was extra special because we chose Oak Haven bed and breakfast with our gracious hostess Sharon. Immaculately clean, wonderful room, great bed, chairs, claw foot tub, gold fixtures, atmosphere, and extra special were the hand made quilts. Nice DVD collection, fun snacks, free soda, and a great breakfast. Fun walking trail and conversation with our Inn Keeper. Well worth staying a few miles from town. Amazing trip because of Sharon and Oak Raven!


Just right for getting away.

5 on November 16, 2015

We enjoyed walking the trails accompanied by their dog. We felt at home and the meals were delicious. We needed to get away and found the perfect place!


Wonderful getaway

5 on October 22, 2015

My wife and I stayed at Oak Haven for our 3 year anniversary. Sharon, the inn keeper made us feel at home from the moment we walked in. Breakfast was great both days, but the Dutch apple pie is amazing. Couldn't have had a moreally relaxing time. We'll definitely be back!


Twelve years and counting...

5 on October 08, 2015

What a relaxing time! My favorite room is the Blue and White, just the right size and very homey. Pillows...I love being about to have 3 or 4 pillows to use when I'm reading in bed. And having an in-room coffee maker is super...first thing in the morning and last thing at night. The drive to Oak Haven is lovely, especially in October. I love being out in such a earthy setting...trees, lots of trees, grasses, flowers. Cinder, sweet dog, is an official greeter along with her buddies the two kitties. Breakfast is delightful. "Dutch Baby Pancakes" with peaches are my most favorite. Everyone who has stayed at the same time has been very friendly. Never lack for conversation. Now for the innkeeper, Sharon. What a lovely, endearing lady! Over the years we've struck up a nice friendship that makes the trip feel like homecoming. Always the smile! Having to leave after a weekend is difficult... My husband and I stayed at the Oak Haven for nine years, then his sister started coming with us. After his passing, his sister and I continue our weekend visits. Good memories.


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Rooms & Rates

Master suite

Our most spacious room has a king bed, sitting room in the octagonal tower, jacuzzi tub for two with romantic bath scents, separate shower, coffee maker, and tv/dvd player. For four occupants, an additional queen bed is added to the room. The toilet has a separate door for privacy, freeing up the remaining shower/jacuzzi/sink area for simultaneous use. Weekday rates are always $20 less than as listed. Winter-Summer: Sun-Thur, Fall: MTW.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $145 - $215

Red Oak Room

For a guest that appreciates antiques, wood floors, a claw foot tub, a fireplace (electric), you will want to stay in the Red Oak Room. The sink is set in an antique washbasin to compliment the claw foot tub. Amenities include a coffee maker tv/dvd player, ironing board, fan and blow dryer. Guests have access to a refrigerator stocked with complimentary soft drinks, a library of over 350 DVDs, games and puzzles. Weekday rates are $20 less per night. Winter-Summer: Sunday-Thursday, Fall: MTW.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $115 - $175

Blue & White Room

Lace curtains, a handmade quilt, lavender painted full bath, views into the woods and garden are some of the elements the Blue & White Room has for our guests to enjoy a little slice of the country. Amenities include a coffee maker tv/dvd player, ironing board, fan and blow dryer. Guests have access to a refrigerator stocked with complimentary soft drinks, a library of over 350 DVDs, games and puzzles. Weekday rates are $20 less per night. Winter-Summer: Sunday-Thursday, Fall: MTW.

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

Nightly Rate: $90 - $155

Grandma's Room

As indicated by the name, Grandma's Room refers to our smallest room. It is barely big enough to fit a queen bed, though there is a private 3/4 bath (shower- not a tub) and a lovely large window overlooking the front garden. Just outside the room is our interior balcony overlooking the great room and view of the woods with comfy chairs, a table and a refrigerator. Also available to enjoy is the screened porch and deck off the back of the house. Amenities include a coffee maker, ironing board, fan and blow dryer. Guests have access to a refrigerator stocked with complimentary soft drinks, a library of over 350 DVDs (for guests bringing their own laptop capable of playing DVDs), games and puzzles. Weekday rates are $20 less per night. Winter-Summer: Sunday-Thursday, Fall: MTW.

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

Nightly Rate: $75 - $110

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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Small town, Wine country

Airport

Indianapolis, IN (IND) 45 miles

Directions to property:

At SR 135 and Main St. crossroad and light, go west on W. Main St/Helmsburg Rd in Nashville, drive 2.2 mi. Turn left onto Owl Creek Rd. Drive 1.8 mi. Turn left into driveway at 2668 with Oak Haven Bed & Breakfast sign.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, National/State parks, Nature area, architecture, Brown County State Park, art studios, Yellowwood State Forest, golf, Monroe Reservoir, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Tours, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Villa

On-site amenities

Air conditioning, Board games, Fridge, Library, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Telephone, Videos , deck, screened porch, complimentary soft drinks, small group meeting room, wildlife/garden/wildflower field, Brown County State Park/Yellowwood State Forest

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, TV

On-site activities

Bird watching, Hiking trails, Theater, Art galleries, Crafts, Antiques, Local music, bluegrass festivals

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:30-7:00
  • Check Out:: 11:30
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Guests are provided with ashtrays to use outside on the deck
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Over 12 only. With all rooms rented, no age limit.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum for Fri/Sat in fall, some holidays and IU Graduation
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night stay
  • Cancellations: With 2 weeks notice, no charge. Less than two weeks, one night stay charged unless room is rebooked. Less than 24 hrs notice, total amount of reservation is charged. 30 days notice required for IU graduation weekend reservations.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Sharon Guingrich

Languages spoken

limited Chinese, English

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

Sharon: quilting, cooking, gardening, current events, volleyball, pickleball, classical music, travel, talking and learning about guests! Duane: engineering, economics, politics, China, music, construction (ask him how he built Oak Haven). College Kids: Purdue, IU, photography, piano, French, neurology, engineering, cats & dogs.

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 9:00 or by special arrangement
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Innkeeper always inquires about special needs upon reservation


Signature Dish

Dutch Pancake; Summer Pudding; Homemade Cinnamon Rolls; Farm fresh Omelets
Served most often with baked peaches on top, this buttery dish comes out of the oven puffed and crispy. Seasoned with cinnamon and nutmeg and topped with powdered sugar, the aroma promises breakfast is about to be served. Guests most often comment: "It's like having pie for breakfast."


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