Nestled in the rolling hills of southern Indiana, Blue River Valley Farm features a 100-year-old farmhouse with a large back porch looking out onto the surrounding woods. In the distance, guests may observe one of the seven dogs on the property. This three-bedroom, one-bathroom private home accommodates up to six people and features a fully equipped kitchen, a fireplace, and a hot tub. Owners Richard—a state senator—and Ashira Young live just down the hill. They invite guests to gather organic eggs for breakfast, feed peckish chickens and goats, and organize touch football games with the livestock living on the property. Nearby attractions include local wineries and museums, as well as natural attractions such as Paoli Peaks, where skiers take to the hills and Harrison-Crawford State Forest, where you'll find 26,000 unspoiled acres crisscrossed by hiking and biking trails.
Click Portrait Studio's professional lens charmers preserve images of families, couples, pets, and graduates through artful in-studio or on-location photo sessions. In addition to capturing natural emotion, the studio hosts a graphic-design team capable of retouching images to remove blemishes, red eyes, and ugly sweaters woven from wombat fur before delivering prints on the same day as an in-studio shoot. This combination of expressive portraiture and lightning-fast turnaround has earned the studio the Rising Star Award in the 2011 Southern Indiana Business Awards.
Storage Express provides 24-hour secure self-storage at over 70 locations in five states. Today’s deal gives chronic salvagers a place to stash their stuff in one of 15 of those locations. Pricing can vary according to location, but units typically range from as low as $30 a month for a 5'x5' unit, large enough to accommodate the innards of a regular closet, to around $150 a month for a 10'x20' unit, which can store a one-car garage's worth of collectible curiosities. Although amenities vary by location, facilities may include a controlled access gate, nonstop video surveillance, climate-controlled rental spaces, and multiple payment options.
When Simon Huber arrived in southern Indiana from Baden-Baden, Germany in 1843, he knew how to do two things particularly well: grow fruit and make wine. What started out as Simon's humble, 80-acre operation, today stretches across more than 600 acres as one of the state's oldest wineries. It remains a family business, too, with seventh-generation Hubers at the helm.
Open seven days per week, 12 months a year, the facility features u-pick fruits and veggies, a bakery, a cafe, and even a family farm park. All of this activity bustles above the wine cellar, which resides underground beneath the Huber's restored 1938 barn. There, the family transforms 18 different varieties of grapes into award-winning wines, combining modern equipment with old-world winemaking techniques.
The techs at Pinnacle BioLabs use sophisticated equipment to test bodily fluids for illicit intruders and cancer indicators. Drug tests scan for substances such as cocaine, amphetamines, or candy cigarettes, allowing addictions or abuse problems to be brought to light. FIT tests help catch the warning signs for colorectal cancer, which can be highly treatable if detected early.