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There’s a lot more to Indiana than just farm fields and Midwestern charm. Throughout the state, there are wooded areas, beachside spots, quaint towns to explore, and rustic history to learn about. Rather than staying at a standard hotel for your next Indiana vacation, consider booking a Vrbo vacation rental property, such as a cozy cabin, adorable bungalow, city condo, lakeside retreat, or historic country farmhouse.
To help narrow down your options, here are some of the best Vrbo rentals in Indiana.
You’ll be about 30 minutes from downtown Indianapolis when you book this 1,800-square-foot log home with views of the pond, pasture, and woodlands. From the beautiful log cabin, you can walk around the half-acre pond to go fishing, sit on the balconies to listen to the sounds of nature, and enjoy lots of privacy on the nine-acre property. The interior space features two bedrooms, a full bathroom, a daylight basement, and game tables. There is also a newly remodeled kitchen inside. You can stay for just a weekend or an entire month here for a relaxing retreat. Pets are allowed here with the host’s approval.
For a unique stay in Indiana, book this Vrbo yurt that sleeps four people and has two beds and a full bathroom. The rental is a mix of a yurt and cabin and situated on a homestead between the woods and prairie grass. It is inspired by the turn-of-the-century charm and made with quality craftsmanship and artisan designs. Stay here for a vacation that’s filled with character and also modern conveniences, such as the luxury bathroom and well-appointed kitchen. This home welcomes children and up to two dogs of any size to stay here with you.
With two bedrooms and one bathroom, four people can stay at this Vrbo cottage and enjoy a cozy vacation. The home has hardwood floors in the bedrooms, deep closets, a full kitchen, and a nice living room. The back deck has a brand-new hot tub and grill to relax with when you want to be outdoors. This is a pet-friendly space for very small dogs of 10 pounds or less and when you pay an extra pet fee of $75. The cottage feels like your own private sanctuary and hidden getaway in Indiana.
Here’s a rental house that sleeps four people and offers two bedrooms and two bathrooms in a really cute space. It is a historic home that is two blocks from the Ohio River and downtown Madison. With its unique blue exterior, the house offers a place for rest and relaxation when you want to explore the restaurants, wine tastings, boutique shops, antique stores, and many festivals that take place in the Madison area. The home is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized between guests. Both children and pets are welcome here.
Seven people can stay at this charming farmhouse that has been newly updated and has great views of the working farm, barn, fields, and pond. It is a true country retreat that’s about 10 minutes from the nearest town. Within about 15 minutes, you can reach walking and biking trails, and Notre Dame is about 45 minutes away. The home comes with a full kitchen, kids’ cubby area with toys, Wi-Fi, TV, laundry machines, and other amenities. There is a friendly farm dog living on site, as well as cows and chickens on the property.
Situated on four beautiful acres that used to be part of a nursery, the Portage Lion has a 750-square-foot studio for rent that accommodates four people. It is 15 minutes from downtown South Bend and the University of Notre Dame. The apartment includes a full kitchen, living room, dining room, Wi-Fi, TV with Roku, and lovely landscaping. There are also amenities outside for kids to enjoy, such as the swing set and open areas to play ball or run around. The owners live nearby in a separate building in case you need anything during your stay. Pets are not allowed in this studio. Up to six more people can stay in the main house, which is a separate Vrbo listing.
For rustic charm with the modern conveniences you love, book this historic cabin that is surrounded by cedar trees and a pond in Southern Indiana. This log cabin getaway is on 26 acres and offers expansive views across the rolling hills. It’s a cozy and vintage spot that sleeps four people and has a queen-size bed, sleeper sofa, TV/DVD, and equipped kitchen with a stone fireplace. The outdoor area has two covered porches, a porch swing, rocking chairs, hammocks, an outdoor napping bed, and a gazebo. When you stay here, it’s easy to relax and unwind on your own private beach, by the fishing pond, and while gazing up at the stars or out to the sunset.
Book this modern, coastal-style condo in Bloomington, Indiana and enjoy a great location just a mile from Lake Monroe. It’s a second-story condo that sleeps up to six people and has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Features of the space include a king-size bed, queen-size bed, sleeper sofa, Wi-Fi, and 50-inch TV. This is a great place to stay for football and basketball games in Bloomington.
This unique Vrbo rental is situated on 16 acres of wooded land while also being just minutes away from shopping, restaurants, Lake Monroe, and the U.I. stadium in Bloomington, Indiana. The interior offers Wi-Fi and a CD player, but there is no TV in the home, and cell phone service can be spotty. There’s a kitchen here that is equipped with a fridge, microwave, toaster oven, coffeemaker, blender, dishes, and utensils. The host does not charge a cleaning fee.
Here’s a lovely cabin available to rent on Vrbo that is on 7.5 acres of land in Southern Indiana. It is in an area filled with wildlife and perfect for couples and families. The space sleeps up to six people and has two bedrooms and one bathroom. You’ll be in a quiet area near boating and fishing at Patoka Lake and the historic town of French Lick. Other things to do in the area include wine tastings, seasonal train rides into the Hoosier National Forest, and snow skiing at Paoli Peaks. Pets are allowed here with an additional fee.
Old Hickory is a Vrbo cabin for rent that is close to Nashville, Indiana, and about 1,000 square feet in size. It sleeps four people and has two beds, a full bathroom, kitchen, Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TV. The home is located on four wooded acres of land and has a large deck in the back overlooking the woods and a small creek. The views down below are simply beautiful and will help you have a relaxing retreat. Book this Vrbo property to let the world slow down so you can reconnect with yourself and enjoy life’s little pleasures.
Another highly rated Vrbo rental in Indiana is this 550-square-foot studio that sleeps three people. It is a ground-floor suite with a queen-size bed, sleeper sofa, 55-inch TV, and small kitchenette. The outdoor space features a large hot tub and back patio that overlooks the woods. When you stay here, it’s easy to check out the Covered Bridge Festival, Little Italy Festival, county fairs, and downtown Terre Haute just 30 minutes away. To get outdoors and active, you can reach Raccoon Lake State Recreation Area, Turkey Run State Park, and Shades State Park within about 30 to 45 minutes. If you have a larger group, inquire about the upstairs unit that can be rented as well.
Located 2.5 miles from Shipshewana, this cottage is 900 square feet in size and sleeps four people. It has two bedrooms and one bathroom, as well as a secluded backyard and relaxing front porch with views of the neighboring farm. The interior is equipped with Wi-Fi, a DVD/Blue Ray player, a gas fireplace, and equipped kitchen. You’ll be less than 10 miles from the I-80/90 Indiana Toll Road and about 43 miles from Notre Dame, which makes this a great getaway destination for a mini road trip. There is no extra cleaning fee in addition to your nightly rate.
For up to six people, there’s the option of renting this 1,100-square-foot house that has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. It’s a well-maintained, one-story home in the heart of Carmel and that is within walking distance of the performing arts center, bars, and restaurants. Amenities offered in this rental home include a large deck that looks out to a pond, garage and driveway parking, two bedrooms, a full kitchen, laundry room, and TVs. This very clean and thoroughly disinfected home is also less than a half-mile from the 18-mile Monon Trail, which is a rail-to-trail path.
With 800 square feet of space, this cute bungalow sleeps up to five guests and has two bedrooms and one bathroom. It is a great “home away from home” because there is desk space for work, basic TV, Wi-Fi, and complimentary coffee, tea, and a bottle of wine. In the outdoor space, there is a gas grill, wood fire pit, backyard, and front porch that you can use. When you stay here, you’ll be less than two miles from the I-465 interstate and also close to Historic Fort Harrison State Park and the golf course. Microbreweries and restaurants are also within five minutes of the home.