• Spring blossoms in Brown County, Indiana

    photo courtesy of Gary Moore

  • Yellowwood Lake · Yellowwood State Forest

    photo courtesy of Gary Moore

  • Bear Lake · Yellowwood State Forest

    photo courtesy of Gary Moore

  • Brown County State Park in winter

    photo courtesy of Gary Moore

  • Autumn color in Brown County State Park

    photo courtesy of Gary Moore

  • Redbud in bloom · Brown County State Park

    photo courtesy of Gary Moore

Our Policies

Reservations and Payment

  • A two-night minimum stay is required at Grandma Barnes Cabin except during major holidays where a 3-night minimum is required.
  • Our scheduled rates are for occupancy by two persons. An additional charge of $25 per person per night will be added for each additional guest.
  • To confirm a reservation Moondance Vacation Rentals LLC requires a nonrefundable deposit of $50 to be paid at the time the dates are secured. This deposit goes toward the reservation total.
  • Moondance Vacation Rentals LLC will automatically charge the balance due to the original card on file 7 days prior to the check in date.
  • Twelve percent (12%) tax is added to your entire reservation fee (7% Indiana sales tax plus 5% Brown County innkeeper's tax).
  • Processing fee of three percent (3%).
  • There is a non-refundable pet fee of $75.

Cancellations and No-shows

  • This reservation can be cancelled with no charge or penalty, except for the non-refundable deposit, a full 14 days prior to the scheduled check-in date (for example if your check-in day is the 25th you must notify us of your desire to cancel by no later than 3:00 p.m. on the 11th).
  • Cancellations for any reason from 13 to 8 days prior to the scheduled check-in date will be charged for 1 day’s stay at the highest nightly rate quoted.
  • Cancellations within 7 days or less of the scheduled arrival date will be charged the entire amount.


The number of Guests occupying the property is limited to the number stated on the reservation agreement (maximum occupancy is 4, including children).
These limits are strictly enforced. All homes are limited to families, couples or adults 22 years of age or older. Exceeding the specified occupancy constitutes a breach in the lease agreement and will lead to termination without refund of rent and possible additional charges for cleaning and maintenance.


Check-in time is 3 pm, to ensure that homes are clean and ready for occupancy. Directions to the cabin from Nashville, Indiana and door codes will be emailed 24 hours prior to your arrival.


Check-out time is 11 am. Your cooperation in checking out promptly enables us to prepare the cabin for our next guests.

To ensure homes are well maintained, cleaning and cross-inspection will occur after each departure. Guests are asked to:

  • Gather all trash and place it in the kitchen
  • Wash and put away all dishes/pots/pans/silverware
  • Ensure the home receives reasonable cleaning during your stay, i.e. vacuuming, sweeping, etc.;
  • Leave furniture and other contents in original location and condition
  • When departing, leave A/C at 75 degrees/heat at 55 degrees
  • Failure to comply could result in a charge to Guest's credit card. Exit cleaning is automatically included in the flat rate paid by the guest.


    Guest will be responsible for any damages or theft. Please report any damage upon occurrence. GUEST'S CREDIT CARD WILL BE USED FOR PAYMENT OF DAMAGES. Charges to Guest's card may include, but are not limited to: damages over and above normal wear and tear, theft, excessive cleanup, unauthorized late check-outs and unwarranted service calls. If a fee is charged, a letter or email will be sent to the Guest explaining the reason.


    Weather-related conditions, such as ice and snow, and power or water outages due to weather or other causes are not within our ability to control. We do not provide refunds in the event of such emergency conditions.


    Pets are permitted at Grandma Barnes Cabin, with a non-refundable charge of $75.
    • Pets may not be left unattended in those cabins unless they are crated. No exceptions will be made. Violation of this policy will result in immediate eviction with no refunds.
    • Additional fees may be charged to Guest's credit card to cover cost of cleaning, spraying, etc.
    • Indiana laws with regard to service animals are followed.


    SMOKING IS NOT ALLOWED inside Grandma Barnes Cabin. When smoking outside, please use ashtrays or sand buckets to put out cigarettes. IF THERE IS EVIDENCE OF SMOKING INSIDE THE UNIT, GUESTS WILL BE CHARGED A $250 FEE.

    Country Living

    Please remember you are coming to the country...bring sunscreen, bug repellant, etc. If you are allergic to insects or pollen, be sure to bring your antihistamine. In the fall, you may be greeted by Brown County lady bugs. They are harmless and in fact quite beneficial to the environment. Be aware there are some critters around that can be bothersome and even dangerous, including wasps, ticks, spiders, skunks and snakes. Carefully watch your pets and small children near water and woods.

    House Rules

    • GUESTS: Guests are limited to individuals listed and paid for at the time your reservation is made.  The maximum number of guests is four (4).
    • GATHERINGS: Parties and large gatherings are not allowed.
    • FIRES: Fires are permitted in firepit and fireplaces only. Fires must be attended.  Completely extinguish all fires before leaving premises.
    • SMOKING: Smoking is not permitted inside the cabin.  Please use ashtrays and sandbuckets when smoking outside. There is a $250 charge for smoking indoors.
    • PREMISES: Premises should be left in the same condition in which they were found.
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    Our Rates


    December – February · $135

    Spring & Summer

    March – August · $165


    September – November · $185

    Year Round Special

    Sunday – Thursday
    Stay 3 and 4th is Free!

    Rates listed per night
    Based on double occupancy
    Additional fee of $25 /night for each additional person applies for more than two guests
    Non-refundable pet deposit $75


    Pet Friendly – we love dogs!

    Queen-sized bed plus
    inflatable queen mattress

    Full bath

    TV/DVD and CD player

    Air conditioning

    Fully equipped kitchen

    All bed and bath linens provided

    Outdoor fireplace and firepit

    Screened-in front porch