Allison House Inn

90 S. Jefferson St , Nashville, IN 47448 USA (Show map)
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You will love walking out your front door and shopping immediately across the street in the Village of Nashville. Within 1 block you have Big Woods Brewery, Brown County Winery, Chateau Thomas Winery, Daily Grind coffee shop, Brown County Playhouse, numerous music venues and over 300 shops, art galleries and craft studios. Yet the setting is quiet with a very large lot and enormous house featuring 7 bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms with each bedroom having a private bath. This historic Nashville home was built in 1873 by George Alonzo Allison, Publisher of the Brown County Democrat, filled with history and has been completely renovated. Enjoy sitting on large porch after a fun-filled day of shopping or outdoor excursions at Brown County State Park, Indiana’s Crown Jewel. Sit by the fireplace and enjoy a warm and cozy evening at your leisure with plenty of firewood on the back porch. Planning a Girlfriend’s Getaway, business retreat or family reunion? This home is the perfect place contact us for special whole house rates. Only 2 miles to Brown County State Park offering the Midwest's best mountain biking trails, kayaking, canoeing, hiking trails, several lakes, pool, horseback riding and the best scenic views in Indiana compared to Gatlinburg. Also, very close to Yellowwood State Forest offering additional great natural amenities. Easy access to Bloomington, Indiana University, Lake Monroe and Columbus, the #6th rated architecture city in country.



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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.6

My stay

5 on September 10, 2018

My stay was well worth the money. The B & B is very clean, the room was very nice and loved the bedding, sheets and towels. The help was so helpful and kind. (Jo). Would definitely stay there again. Thankful for a nice and enjoyable stay. A coupon was supplied for our free breakfast at one of their restaurants.

Allison house overnight stay

5 on August 28, 2018

We found this bed and breakfast to be a great experience. It is extremely convenient to shopping. The house is very comfortable including our room. The lady that we met frequently (do not remember her name) was very cordial and professional and gave us a lot of ideas of the best places to eat in the area. Will definitely consider staying at the Allison House again.

Really enjoyed our stay. Will probably go again next time.

3.8 on August 17, 2018

My wife and I have started making a habit of spending the night in Nashville after moving our son into his dorm at IU. We picked Allison House Inn to be our place this year and really enjoyed it. Our room was in perfect shape. One thing I thought was funny was that the Bluebird in Sumac room (where we were staying) did not have a picture of bluebirds in sumac, but when we checked out the closet connected to the bathroom it was in there (along with the Bluebird in Dogwood picture). I would recommend hanging it back up somewhere in the room where it belongs. Loved the pictures in there but would like to see it back in its rightful place. Shower worked great and our bed was very comfortable. We used the certificate for breakfast the next day at the Artist Colony Inn and the food was fantastic. The nice lady working in the kitchen when we first got there was very pleasant as well. One thing I might recommend is having a small folding tv tray like table in the room to have so people can maybe use it as a stand for a lap top or to write on. Over all a wonderful stay. We really did enjoy ourselves.

An amazing stay

5 on August 17, 2018

We loved our stay at the Allison House. The Honeymoon Suite was an an amazing place to stay for friends who wanted to catch up for a long weekend of shopping and enjoying a relaxing time. The extra pull out bed was pretty comfortable and great for one person. It was so nice to have two couches in our little suite. Thanks for a great stay.

Weekend get away

4.2 on July 12, 2018

Well maintained old home, close to everything yet far enough to have quiet evenings on the porch. Our room and the common areas where very clean and comfortable. We will choose the Allison House for all our future visits to Brown County and Bloomington IN.


4.8 on June 23, 2018

Quick getaway trip to Nashville on Monday, stayed in the Alonzo Suite. Private entrance, very nice room with a big bathroom. Had a little trouble finding it--thanks to my GPS. Got an immediate response from the owner. I think we were the only ones there. Was given a certificate for breakfast with several choices. We ate at the Artist Colony Inn which was excellent. Would definitely go back and stay at the Allison House Inn.

Best B n B in Nashville In

4.6 on April 18, 2018

It was a very beautiful place and we will be back very soon

M&B in Nashville

3.2 on March 28, 2018

Bed was very comfortable. Bathroom was satisfactory. Room was too small, creating some difficulty with storing our personal items. Would have liked to have known kitchen was available for our use ahead of time; this was not advertised. Common areas exceeded expectations because we were the sole guests. These features could be better advertised as well.

Anniversary weekend

4.4 on March 27, 2018

We stayed at Allison House for two nights. Our room and the house were very clean. The location can’t be beat. It is conveniently within walking distance to everywhere downtown. We would definitely stay there again. Great experience!

Allison House

3.8 on February 14, 2018

It was a great value and walking distance to all most of the stores

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Rooms & Rates

The Bluebird in Dogwood Room

Very comfortable king bed, two wing back chairs and table, smart tv plus a private bath.

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

The Moorhen Room

Very cozy room with one queen plush bed, chair, smart tv and a private bath.

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

The Cardinal Room

Two twin beds perfect for a girlfriends getaway, private bath, two chairs and a table.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

The Bluebird in Sumac Room

One queen medium density bed, two wing back chairs, smart tv and a private bath.

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

Alonzo Suite

Named after the man who built this house in 1867, this king suite is main level featuring hardwood floors, kitchenette, dining table with two chairs, settee and smart tv, very large bathroom. Keyless exterior entrance.

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

Honey Moon Suite

Enjoy this 3 room suite with a smart tv, a full bathroom including a walk in shower, living room with a dining table and two chairs and an additional smart tv, kitchenette as well as it's own exterior key less entry.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double

Girlfriend's Getaway

The ultimate in GG, featuring a very large main level suite split in two areas with three twin beds, two make-up areas with chandeliers, two chairs, smart tv and a full private bathroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 3 Twin

The Eagle Room

One queen firm bed, two wing back chairs, smart tv and a private bath.

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

Barn Treasures

173 Main Street, the address says it all. Walk or ride your bike all over town including Big Woods Brewery, Brown County Winery, Chateau Thomas Winery and Brown County Playhouse, numerous music venues and over 200 shops, art galleries and craft studios. Enjoy sitting on large porch after a fun-filled day of shopping or outdoor excursions at Brown County State Park, Indiana’s Crown Jewel. Planning a Girlfriend’s Getaway, business retreat or family reunion? This home is the perfect place featuring one bedroom and a large living room/dining room combination for a get together.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location Type

Countryside, Downtown, Small town, Wine country


Indianapolis, IN (IND) 50 miles

Directions to property:

18 miles W. of Columbus & I 65 18 miles E. of Bloomington. (Indiana University). One hour south of Indianapolis, 1 1/2 hours north of Louisville, 2 hours from Cincinatti.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Largest state park in Indiana 1 1/2 mi. Architecture tours., Picnic area, Religious Services, Ski area, University, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Board games, Copier, Fireplace, Satellite/Cable TV, TV , Lobby Fireplace

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Fridge, Hairdryer, Kitchenette, Microwave, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Located in arts & crafts colony., Shopping, Wine Tasting, Live Music, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

Check Dates


  • Check In:: flexible
  • Check Out:: flexible
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only We have 2 rooms with access to outside king suites
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes We have two rooms with access to outide $45 pet fee
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions



Tonya Figg and Hannah

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Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Ted and Tonya have lived in this area for many years and are a wealth of information on best places to eat, shop, galleries featuring local and heritage artists, kayaking, hiking, mountain biking or just enjoying locally craft-made libations. If you enjoy animals you can vist Ted and Tonya's miniature donkey farm, Donkeytown, located just 10 min away in Belmont featuring recently restored barns built in 1884. See why these animals have been called the "most lovable animals on the planet."

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  • Time Served: 7:30-10:30
  • Serving Location: Restaurant around the corner, On-site restaurant

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