Cowboys invented the handlebar mustache so they'd always have somewhere to hang their hat. Save yourself the grooming time and hang your Stetson at a stately cottage with today's Groupon: for $70, you and up to five people get a one-night stay in one of the six-room homes on Blue River Valley Farm (up to a $185 value) in Milltown, IN, which is just about 40 miles west of Louisville. Purchase two of today's deal to extend your escape for consecutive nights or over separate stays.
Blue River Valley Farm lets guests experience the simplicity of the early 1900s on 120 acres of farmland in southern Indiana, and it includes old-fashioned pastimes like horseshoes, and farm amenities like fresh eggs and vegetables. The farm's six-room cottages are quaint, but without shunning modern luxuries, as each is fully stocked with a 52” flat panel television, a DVD player, a large selection of movies, central air conditioning and heat, and a full kitchen with a dishwasher, stove, full-sized refrigerator, and more. Let your tense muscle-butters melt during a soak in the on-site hot tub, or stray from the cottage to experience nearby attractions such as a game of golf at Old English Golf Course, a round of roulette at French Lick Casino, or a boogie down Blue River with Cave Country Canoes.
In addition to welcoming overnight visitors with hospitality, the grounds play landlord to 53 goats, a hodgepodge of rabbits, chickens, turkeys, puppy dogs, and kitty cats. In the morning, guests can head to the hencoop to get their paws on farm-fresh organic eggs to cook in their own kitchen for breakfast. Or, when the weather is right, you can pick vegetables from the garden, which includes fresh zucchini, squash, melons, beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, and potatoes. While taking a nature walk around the farm, you can also pick peaches, blackberries, raspberries, gooseberries, pears, and apples.
Reservations are required and subject to availability. Tax is not included.
Blue River Valley Farm
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.