I stay at the Abe Martin Lodge in Brown County State Park almost every fall. I usually stay in one of the rustic cabins, which are not for everyone. There is no TV or telephone in the cabin rooms, but they have recently put microwaves and refrigerators in them. My Verizon cellphone has service in the cabins, in the inn, and in the park. The cabins are not winterized and are not available between November and March. I enjoy Indiana's state park inns, but one needs to know want to expect to avoid being disappointed. Since they are located within sate parks, there is an entry fee (charged once) and they are not accessable from main highways. They are older buildings with interesting histories. They are not sterile and modern, but I have found them to be clean and comfortable. A recently added feature of the Abe Martin Lodge is the indoor water park, which makes it a great place for families with children. There is a slide, lazy river, and splash pad as well as a spa and pool. The theme of Abe Martin and his friends, cartoon characters, are carried out throughout the lodge and cabins. Brown County State Park has a nature center, hiking trails, and spectacular views, especially in the Fall. I have found the meals in the dining room to be OK.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Abe Martin Lodge nestled in the hills of Brown County State Park, has 84 guest rooms, new indoor aquatic center, gift shop, two lobbies, one with a fireplace, 20 housekeeping cabins, 56 rustic cabins and rustic dining room open daily. The lodge has beautiful outdoor verandas overlooking the sloping back lawn, park and the hills. The Lodge truly has accommodations to meet any need, with ample meeting rooms for business meetings, reunions, weddings, and more. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Abe Martin Hotel Nashville
- Abe Martin Motel
- Abe Martin Lodge Nashville