Planning a vacation for the whole family to enjoy is exciting, but can be a bit daunting with so many accommodations to choose from! To help in the search of finding the right place to stay, we’ve narrowed down some top picks for family friendly lodging spots in Brown County that are ideal for all ages.
Lodging in Brown County State Park
A trip to Brown County wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the big, beautiful Brown County State Park! Totaling around 16,000 acres, it’s the largest state park in Indiana. Go hiking, mountain biking or horseback riding on the trails. Complete the roadside 7 Vista Challenge, a fun photo opportunity unique to Brown County State Park. Fish or canoe on Ogle or Strahl Lake. Even go swimming at the Abe Martin Lodge indoor aquatic center.
The Abe Martin Lodge inside the state park has inn-style guest rooms, two-story family cabins, primitive cabins, and comfy cabin suites. Cozy and full of Brown County character, the Abe Martin Lodge puts you close to all the outdoor action while giving you a taste of seclusion and relaxation.
Staying at the Abe Martin allows you easy access to the full-service Little Gem Restaurant, spacious lounge areas, fireplaces, a gift shop, and scenic outdoor patios. Of course, the coolest part about the lodge is the indoor aquatic center! The kids will love the 12,000-square-foot aquatic center, which includes a zero-entry pool, water slides, water basketball and volleyball, and a ten-person whirlpool with a waterfall.
Between playing in the pool and hiking in the hills, the kids are sure to be entertained for hours!
Lodging with Pools
Speaking of splishin’ and splashin’, Brown County has a handful of lodging properties with pools. Aside from the indoor water park at the Abe Martin Lodge, other great indoor swimming options for any time of year include Hotel Nashville, Quality Inn, and the Brown County Inn for some.
Located along Nashville’s Salt Creek Trail, Brown County Inn is especially popular for families because not only is the pool considered indoor and outdoor, the inn has a playground area with yard games and a mini-golf course out back. Perfect set-up for the grown-ups to relax on the Harvest Dining Room patio while watching the kiddos burn off some energy.
Of course, there are also some really great locations with outdoor pools (including a few private cabins) to look into. See a full list of all lodging properties with pools at our Splishin’ and Splashin’ in Brown County blog!
Another great option is renting a spacious family cabin! You’ll be able to enjoy your own privacy with plenty of room for the kids to play. With close to 200 cabins and cottages in the county, you’re sure to find the perfect Brown County oasis for your crew.
Boasting warm fireplaces inside, spacious decks outside, fire pits for making s’mores, hot tubs, game rooms, private hiking trails and fishing ponds, acres of quiet forest, fully stocked kitchens, glimpses of local wildlife, and charming rustic interiors, you can’t go wrong staying in a Brown County cabin or cottage!
Featured below are some truly awesome family cabins hiding in the hills of Brown County.
You can also check out a full list of all of Brown County’s cozy cabins and cottages. Use the filters to help narrow your search or consult with cabin management companies directly to find the best fit for the fam!
Lodging can book up quickly in Brown County, so if you find yourself having any trouble with figuring out which properties have availability this Spring Break, call us at the Brown County Visitors Center! Our staff connects with hotels and cabins weekly to get a snapshot of weekend lodging availability, and we are more than happy to help you find the perfect overnight getaway for your family.
Feel confident in your booking! Many property websites display testimonials & reviews from guests with personal experiences and comments about their visits. We hope to see a glowing review from your family after your Spring Break stay!
Rustic Cabins and Camping
Spend your days surrounded by nature and your nights under the stars at one of Brown County’s serene campgrounds. Whether you’re in a tent, camping cabin or RV, it’s sure to be an exciting experience. Plus, there will be plenty of wide open space for the kids to run wild! View a full list of Camprounds and use the filters to search for the amenities you’re looking for.
Stay in a rustic cabin!
Thinking it could be fun to rough it without having to sleep in a tent on the ground? Consider opting for an economical primitive camping cabin. You can find rustic camping cabins at the following four locations, all with different amenities.
- Abe Martin Lodge at Brown County State Park
- Bill Monroe’s Music Park & Campground
- Brown County KOA
- eXplore Brown County at Valley Branch Retreat
- Friends O’ Mine Campground
New to camping or need a refresher? Check out our blog, The Ultimate Guide to Camping in Brown County.