I don’t know about you, but when my family travels, we love using vacation rentals. They're cozy and private; we have more space to store food and do laundry; and we have outside space to hang out! There's also usually space for more people!

Hendricks County, Indiana, has a handful of beautiful vacation rentals if you just need private accommodations or have family and friends visiting from out of town! What's awesome about these locations is that not only are they a short drive away from our biggest attractions in Hendricks County and downtown Indianapolis, but they allow you to enjoy Indiana's beautiful forests and farmland in your downtime.

The Cabin at Natural Valley Ranch - BrownsburgInside the Natural Valley Ranch Cabin

Natural Valley Ranch is a family-owned, working 75-acre horse farm and is known for its trail rides and petting zoo.

But did you know they have a cabin to rent on the property?

Tucked back in the woods next to a private 3-acre lake, this huge 5,200-square-foot log cabin has plenty of room, with six bedrooms and five and a half baths. The wrap around porch is the perfect place to enjoy coffee in the morning while listening to the birds or a quiet evening dinner as the sun sets.

The open concept living room is perfect for movie or game night, and the kitchen has everything you need for a family dinner or cookout. Take a canoe out on the lake, play yard games with the kids or just sit in the yard and watch the wildlife.

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The Cottage at Natural Valley Ranch - BrownsburgCabin at Natural Valley Ranch

This beautiful four-bedroom, 4.5-bath home is situated on the same horse farm as the Cabin listed above! 

The great thing about these two rentals, aside from being in a beautiful corner of Hendricks County, are their proximity to Indianapolis International Airport and area attractions, like the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Lucas Oil Raceway or downtown Indianapolis.

Also equipped with a quaint, wrap-around porch, you can enjoy quiet evenings, fish in the 3-acre pond or simply watch the farm animals poke around nearby. There’s a fire pit, trails in the woods, charcoal grill and fully-equipped kitchen for a leisurely few days of home-cooked meals and enjoying the great outdoors.

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Marmalade Sky Bed & Breakfast - Danvillemarmalade

Located in the heart of Danville, the Marmalade Sky Bed and Breakfast provides a charming and cozy spot to hole up and be close to everything the town of Danville has to offer.

A short walk gets you to the historic Hendricks County Courthouse Square, where you’ll find local dining (Mayberry Cafe and Courthouse Grounds are local favorites), several craft and boutique stores and even entertainment at the historic Royal Theater.

You can reach multiple places to enjoy Indiana’s beautiful native forests by walking to Ellis Park, Blanton Woods Nature Park or Blanton House Retreat and Conference Center, a gorgeous 73 acres of landscaped grounds.

Enjoy this 1800’s era-home with modern conveniences by making yourself at home upstairs at the coffee bar, downstairs in the parlor or outdoors on garden patios and fire pit area.

For more information, send an email or click here for more information.

Creative Hearts Retreat - DanvilleCreative Hearts Retreat

If you love to tap into your creative side in a quiet place without the interruptions of regular life, this is the perfect spot! Creative Hearts Retreat is for small groups looking for a retreat where they have the space to work on all things crafty: scrapbooking, card-making, stamping, paper crafting and sewing; while having a place to stay overnight over a couple of days or long weekend.

The view from the house features a landscape unmarred by city lights. A panorama of acres of Indiana farmland and trees surround this cozy place just west of Danville on U.S. 36.

While it provides the feeling of solitude, you are still only minutes away from restaurants and grocery stores and a short drive from Avon, where you can stock up on supplies at local craft stores.

This space offers a well-lit craft room, multiple 6-foot tables, comfy chairs and plenty of outlets for craft supplies. The retreat space itself has a large kitchen and dining space with bedroom and bathroom space for up to eight crafters.

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Cozy House in the Big Woods - Brownsburgcozy House in the big woods

This guest house located in Brownsburg is just a 20-minute drive from downtown Indianapolis as well as the Indianapolis International Airport! Perfect for one to three guests, though it can accommodate up to five, this home is located in a beautiful, secluded, heavily wooded area that also has sidewalk access.

The property includes a full kitchen, a king-size bed, a queen-size bed and a full futon. A fire pit and picnic table in the yard make a perfect spot to enjoy the great outdoors as well as a pond stocked with fish.

Brownsburg itself offers dining (check out Boulder Creek Dining Company, a quiet date night spot, or Rush Off Main which offers Chicago-style fare), local shopping (like Ella Mae’s and Roots to Wings Barn Market) and entertainment so you’re never far from enjoying an outing before returning to your cozy home in the woods.

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Gathering Loft - Jamestownthe Gathering Loft, vacation rental, Jamestown

Located in the northwest corner of Hendricks County in Jamestown, this loft offers offers privacy, convenience and proximity to attractions such as the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Lucas Oil Raceway and Hendricks County wedding barns.

It puts you only 30 minutes away from downtown Indianapolis and 35 miles from Turkey Run State Park (one of our state’s most beautiful areas to hike in) going the opposite way.

This space includes a kitchen, outdoor grill, hot tub, fire pit and more. The owners of this rental live on the premises, so while they give you complete privacy, they are also readily available for any issues that may arise.

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I don't even know which one I'd pick. They're all beautiful, clean and tucked away into Hendricks County's most beautiful areas. Now is the perfect time to plan a reunion, retreat or vacation right here in Hendricks County!