Indianapolis is an exciting travel destination, known for racing, history, and for being “The Crossroads of America”, thanks to many intersecting highways. Foodies can find refuge along Massachusetts Avenue, also known as “Mass Ave”, where a string of artisan eateries await to please the palate. Lucas Oil Stadium, where the NFL Colts play, draws thousands on game day, to its marvelous brick stadium with a retractable roof. Then you have the farms and refreshing Amish country along the outskirts, for a more peaceful kind of adventure. Whatever your reason for stopping through, there are some cool Airbnbs to crash for the night.
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A roomy 1,200 square foot space with two bedrooms, a full country kitchen and a stone fireplace sits amongst a renovated, working farm. Goats, sheep and chickens are a few of the animals to see, and a sweet pup loves to greet all who come to stay. Vegetables and other tasty homegrown treats are available straight from the fields. The hosts encourage visitors to walk the grounds and experience the beauty of the plants, wildflowers and overall landscape.
Tucked behind an Indy residence, this above-the-garage apartment impresses with a modern appeal the moment you pull up. Inside is quite airy and very well lit with big, tall windows, an open concept kitchen and living space, and a spacious bed and bath set up. Popular restaurants are a short walk away, and the friendly host has suggestions for the best local stops.
Believe it or not, this Old South Side building was constructed in the 1800s, and it’s evident when catching glimpses of exposed brick walls and exterior. While small, the apartments have all necessities, from kitchenettes to lounging space, or you could utilize the ambient lobby complete with a grand piano. But one of the most spectacular features is the breakfast guests are treated to, twice during their stay. It’s all about keeping it local, with farm-raised eggs, Amish country jam and coffee roasted nearby.
Unmistakably beautiful, the home is a depiction of Indy history, while also having a balanced quirk about it. Since the whole house, sans the garage, is at your disposal, it’s a great pick for groups or family stays. Guests note that many points of interest are walkable from the location—those in town for convention center events find this red stunner to be perfectly positioned.
Being directly on Mass Ave is completely amazing because this is the vein of the Indianapolis food scene. You won’t run out of things to explore. Lucas Oil Stadium and the convention center are both a stone’s throw away, and one really doesn’t even need a car. In fact, it might be better to ditch the idea of a vehicle altogether, because parking isn’t guaranteed nor free. Its name is an accurate one, as the condo is brightly accented with colorful decor and plants.
An old 1800s farmhouse has been restored to a Fixer Upper-like glory, with that modern rustic theme flowing through the breathtaking kitchen, along with the rest of the three-bedroom abode. To top it off, it’s set on an expansive working farm with lots to see and learn. The farm is operated by Hotel Tango Artisan Distillery, conveniently, because you can taste some killer cocktails and artisan spirits there.
You had us at “urban cabin”—the blue beauty stands out among the neighborhood and continues with an obscure aesthetic inside, that just works. Blue subway tiles, exposed brick columns, wooden beam ceilings, diagonal wood flooring and chic furnishings all come together harmoniously. Outside guests can relax in a well equipped fenced yard, with a patio and fire pit.
The funky kitchen with an old school fridge, Moroccan tile, sleek deck space, distressed floors and a claw foot tub are some of the unexpected features guests will discover in the refined duplex. The Broad Ripple area is the exact location this humble, trendy Airbnb should be, as it’s very chill, with plenty of eclectic eateries and cafes—even shops to nab some vintage clothing. As a bonus, there’s plenty of routes for cyclists and joggers, along with scenic river views.