The Green Valley Lodge is a simple, comfortable, friendly place to stay when you visit Brown County. My daughter (11) and I found the accommodations more than adequate. We had a lovely 4 poster canopy bed which delighted her. We found the bedding to be cozy and slept comfortably. The towels were also just fine, everything was clean (which is more than I can say for hotel rooms for which I've paid more than double what I paid for a night here)
When we drove up that afternoon at about 3pm, Lana, the owner, was hanging the bedding laundry on lines outside in the sunshine to dry. I LOVED that. It's environmentally sound and is so delightfully old-fashioned and fitting with the feel Brown County works so hard to cultivate, it sets a mood immediately. Her grandson, maybe 3 or 4 was playing hide and seek in between the lines, with the spring trees blooming, and a creek babbling behind them. Gorgeous.
We wanted to go riding, and her husband tried to set us up as we were checking in, but as we also took our trip on the spur of the moment, all the nearby stables were booked. It was ok, though, we appreciate that he tried for us. We went into town instead, and spent the afternoon shopping.
I have to take issue with some of the low reviews, since clearly the people writing them were unhappy because they didn't plan ahead, weren't able to acquire the luxury accommodations they were hoping for/accustomed to, and are reacting to that.
Ideally, you come to Brown County/Nashville to experience the town and the surrounding area, not spend your time in your room on the computer. If you must, and your location doesn't have wi-fi, there are places in town that do. Some of the more remote Inns and cabins don't have phone/television/computer . . . anything. Brown County is not New York City. Heck, it's not even Indianapolis . . . but that's why people come.
Green Valley Lodge is affordable, comfortable and friendly. It's also one of the few places that will let you reserve a room for a single night; many of the lodging options in the county require a minimum 2 night stay. It's not a 5-star Hotel, but it doesn't pretend to be. It's just NICE, simple, clean. I would recommend it anyone, without hesitation, and anybody who would avoid it because it's not "chic" enough for their taste isn't someone I'd be particularly interested in traveling with anyway.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This is one of the genuine motels of days past. The 30 rooms and 1 loft are immaculate, and most days you will find the sheets hanging out on the line to dry. This two-story, nostalgic motel has real home town charm, complete with themed rooms and many comforts of home. Staying true to traditional motor lodges, the rooms feature clean sheets, comfy beds, and vintage tiles in the bathrooms. Choose from king hot tub suites, two doubles, one queen rooms or a private loft with indoor hot tub.The owners are super friendly and make every effort to make your stay extremely comfortable. There is an outdoor fire pit, chairs outside each room and an indoor event/party room for celebrating special occasions. Reasonable rates, easy access and convenient to all outdoor recreation, attractions, shops, restaurants and events. ... more less