Creating a comfortable environment and feeling of ease is top priority at 1875 Homestead Bed and Breakfast, which 100% believes in putting its guests first. Not only will you enjoy the beautiful and unique antiques that fill this vintage Victorian home, you’ll also love the total relaxation that kicks in as soon as you enter the door! At least I did when I stopped by to check it out for myself.
Built in 1875, this charming property was once a family tobacco farm long before it was transformed into a bed and breakfast. Keeping in line with its rich historic past, 1875 Homestead pays homage to its heritage as the relics of days gone by can be seen at every turn. In fact, guests can still stay in rooms that are part of the original house from the 1800s.
“The ambiance of yesteryear, with the comforts of today” is more than just a tagline for 1875 Homestead, it’s a perfect description of what you can expect to find at this Brown County B&B. From antique books, reading glasses, and pictures of the home’s first owners to Jacuzzi tubs, TVs, and a large DVD library, they’ve mastered the perfect blend of new and old. The property’s old fashioned décor creates a very cozy, “lived in” atmosphere perfect for relaxing, while its new features and amenities ensure that you’ve got everything you need for a great overnight stay.
“Think of it as a getaway,” said Innkeeper Nancy Gunn. “We want people to be able to come here, leave behind the stresses of life, and recharge.” Seems pretty easy to do, especially since 1875 Homestead’s guests are so well taken care of.
In addition to quaint overnight accommodations, Nancy explained that guests can kick back and relax in one of many comfy sitting areas throughout the house or head outside to enjoy the home’s decks, rocking chairs, and fire pit. There’s also a huge DVD collection for guests and plenty of puzzles and games available in the fireplace room, one of the most popular spots in the house. And after seeing it in person, I completely understand why! One look at the large fireplace that makes up an entire wall of the room and I can only imagine how warm and pleasant it is with a big fire glowing.
“Everyone loves this room,” she said. “People come out here to unwind and it’s just so peaceful that they never want to leave.”
The pampering continues, as each morning guests can expect a wonderful country breakfast served in the Gathering Room. From eggs and fruit to pancakes and French toast, Nancy whips up a delicious meal every morning, guaranteed to give her guests the boost of energy they need to start their day.
There’s also an endless supply of coffee, tea, cocoa, sodas and snacks in the Country Kitchen that are always up for grabs. Whether it’s popcorn to go along with a movie or hot chocolate by the fireplace, there is something for everyone.
“We really want our guests to feel comfortable,” she explained. “All the common rooms can be used by our visitors and we encourage them to do so.”
As if all that wasn’t enough, they even have live music on Saturday nights for their guests. Local musicians stop by for some evening entertainment in the Gathering Room…and give guests a little taste of the hometown culture and talent!
“Whether it’s spending time in their room, playing games, reading, chatting, or listening to our live music, we just want guests to be able to spend time together,” Nancy explained. “After all, that’s what they came here for in the first place.”
She hopes that her guests are able to create their own memorable experiences during their stay. “Our guests may spend the day shopping in town, visiting the State Park, or enjoying the 1875 Homestead B&B,” she said. “The most important thing for people to do here is relax. It’s all about escaping everyday life and recharging.”
After getting the grand tour of the property, I think it’s safe to say that 1875 Homestead is a true getaway. Even if it’s only for a couple of days, this bed and breakfast lets you leave the hustle and bustle of the world behind for a much calmer, serene lifestyle.
With six beautiful rooms, 1875 Homestead has plenty of different overnight options to choose from, each with its own unique décor and ambiance. Three rooms, Dogwood, Yellowwood, and Redbud, are located in the original farm house, which also includes all of the B&B’s common areas. Meanwhile, 1875’s other three rooms can be found in the property’s newer addition. Sycamore, Oak, and Maple Leaf each have their own separate entrances.
Nancy explained how this Inn is great for guests. “They can stay in the original rooms and they’ll be right in the middle of things, which is your more traditional bed and breakfast feel,” she said. “Or, if guests are looking for more seclusion and privacy they can choose the newer addition with larger rooms.”
The best of both worlds (B&B and hotel-style), 1875 Homestead has a room for any and every type of individual who may visit. All of their rooms have their own bath, sitting area, TV, DVD player and free WIFI. Some even have fireplaces and two-person jetted tubs! While you’ll find cool antiques in every room, the size of the bed varies. Rooms in the original farm house feature queen beds, whereas the rooms in the newer addition have king beds.
Regardless of which room you select, you’re sure to feel right at home. Cozy, inviting, and complete with all the amenities you may need, 1875 Homestead knows how to create a space that’s ideal for slowing down and simply living in the moment.
“We want our guests to know that no matter what they do when visiting Brown County, they can always come back here, take a deep breath, and relax,” explained Nancy.
With its old-time charm, comfortable atmosphere, and tons of perks for guests, 1875 Homestead is the perfect place for some peace and pampering. Trade in life’s stresses for a feeling of rejuvenation at this one-of-a-kind bed and breakfast.
Historic, cozy, and all-around unique, 1875 Homestead is worth the visit. “To me this place is special,” said Nancy. “Once you walk in the door, you just know it.”
See for yourself the next time you’re in Brown County. Be sure to book your stay at 1875 Homestead, where recharging yourself and reconnecting with one another comes naturally!
1875 Homestead Bed and Breakfast:
3766 East State Road 46, Nashville, IN, 47448