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Rawhide Ranch
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indpls
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25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“we had an awesome time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2010

Located about 3 miles outside Nashville in gorgeous rolling wooded area. We went for the horsebackriding, zip lining and fishing. Staff is absolutely fantastic. A little gem in southern Indiana. Next time we plan to geocache on the property. Rooms are all off a large common area. Only drawbacks, no where to cook and beds were a bit rough for us. Would be absolutely stunning for fall break for family reunion. Think rustic.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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RanchBOss_10, Manager at Rawhide Ranch, responded to this review, January 6, 2013
Wam3k,
Thank you for swinging into the ranch for activities. I hope you did return and take advantage of the geocaching offered. You are correct that we have no real way to cook in the Buck Inn but that need will be taken care of this year, 2013. Don't stay a stranger and we hope to see you guys soon.

Sincerely,
Derek W Clifford
Ranch Manager
Rawhide Ranch
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Cleanliness
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Indianapolis
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2010

My husband and I won at an auction fundraiser a night at The Rawhide Ranch in Nashville, IN. We are pretty adventurous in our overnights and thought this would be fun. The weekend we picked to come was a very cloudy and rainy but we had a nice relaxing stay. Weather permitting we would have hiked and possibly horsebacked. The rooms were comfortable and clean. There were no screens on the windows so it was a little buggy but the nice big balcony was a great place to listen to the birds and read when it wasn't raining. Dinner at The Story Inn was great too, about 8 miles down the road. The ranch had a microwave and mini-fridge and a coffee pot with instant coffee for our use too. We would go back again!

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Lori256
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RanchBOss_10, Manager at Rawhide Ranch, responded to this review, January 6, 2013
Lori256,
It has now been 3 years since you stayed with us and I am just now figuring out that leaving replies for every review is a benefit to you and the ranch listing. Please don't feel as if your review was ignored by the ranch or not appreciated. Every review posted helps the small business and we analyze every one. I would hope that you have returned since then and seen the changes and improvements made to the ranch.
Thank you for supporting a charitable event by purchasing your stay at an auction fundraiser. You never know where you might find a ranch donation.

Sincerely
Derek W Clifford
Ranch Manager
Rawhide Ranch
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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54 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2009

My 9 year old daughter has happily attended western riding camp for two summers at the ranch so our family of four (including our 11 year old son) decided we'd stay at Rawhide Ranch over our fall break. We arrived in early afternoon, checked in and quickly got back out again for a trail ride through the beautiful changing leaves in the woods that abut the Brown County park. Note that all the inn rooms are upstairs over the stables so be prepared to carry your luggage up a long flight of stairs. The rooms at the inn run along the exterior walls with the interior made up of two lovely common areas with fireplaces in the middle and mini-kitchenettes (refrigerators, microwave ovens, tables and chairs) at each end. All the rooms have private baths with different configurations of beds including bunks so that families of 4 or more can find the one that keeps both you and the kids sleeping comfortably. The inn provides coffee and cups, but does not serve breakfast or other meals so bring your own fixings (and picnic cutlery, plates, cups, etc.).

The inn was ideally located to get to the Brown County park where we went hiking, into Nashville for a (mercifully) brief tour the morning it rained, further south for a canoeing excursion, and to the Story Inn for a magical dinner one evening (our kids were fascinated by all the memorabilia and ghost history). We also visited the T.C.Steele estate historical site the other evening, which was just a 20 minute or so drive away.

Do bring your earplugs, however, as the hardwood floors in the common areas don't muffle sound at all and if there are families with kids who wake early (like ours) you might find yourself awakened earlier than you'd planned. We enjoyed chatting with other guests in the lounge who were a mix of couples, families and a group who brought their own horses to ride! We'd recommend bringing board games or puzzles to do as a family. While the ranch had some available, they weren't our family's favorites. They don't have a TV in the inn or phones so you can truly reconnect as a family or with friends indoors and out. Trail rides are discounted for guests ($15/person) and they offer evening (tractor-pulled) wagon rides for kids too young to ride. Check them out at their website http://www.rawhideranchusa.com/.

All in all, just a delightful, relaxing and family-centered place to enjoy a getaway without spending a fortune as we ate breakfast at the ranch (and dinner one evening when we didn't want to get out again). The inn would also be perfect for a guys or girls getaway: bring your own wine or beer, cozy up on the couches in front of the fire or over cards at one of the dining tables until 10:00pm when they request guests to observe quiet time.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Indy_working_mom
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RanchBOss_10, Manager at Rawhide Ranch, responded to this review, January 6, 2013
Indy_working_mom,

We love to see families return with their Ranch campers. It is great to see the kids share their experiences on the ranch with those who sent them. I believe we could just take your review and paste it right into our web page. You explained the place better than we do. Don't stay a stranger and we look forward to seeing you again.

Sincerely
Derek W Clifford
Rawhide Ranch
Ranch Manager/Partner
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Indianapolis
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2007

As a travel agent I enjoy writing reviews, especially for the places deserving a great pat on the back! The rawhide ranch is a fairly new establishment in Nashville, Indiana. They have converted the second floor of a hugh barn into hotel rooms - very nicely done with amish made furniture. You can rent the ground level of the barn for parties or banquets. I rented a half dozen rooms for my family and hosted a western party. The ranch manager, Derrick, went above and beyond with his hospitality. The property offers horse back riding, ponies for the children, hiking, fishing ponds, play area, nightly bond fires, etc. I highly recommend trying this ranch hotel.

  • Liked — The relaxation and horseback riding
  • Disliked — Note that you bring in your own meals - however they do have microwaves and a fridge.
  • Stayed March 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: Rawhide Ranch
Address: 1292 State Road 135 S, Nashville, IN 47448-9053
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Location: United States > Indiana > Nashville
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Specialty Lodging in Nashville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Rawhide Ranch 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rawhide Ranch is a guest ranch that offers you a taste of the dude ranches out west without the long drive and high price. It is a unique experience that will satisfy ones craving of horses, zip lines, dining, the outdoors, relaxation and reconnection with friends, family, co-workers or parishioners. We welcome large or small groups, company outings, corporate retreats along with the family out for vacation. ... more   less 
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