8904 Cox Ford Road, Bloomingdale, Indiana 47832

765-597-2046

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About Us

A visit here is a step back in time...

This beautiful privately owned 40 acre property is conveniently located just five minutes from Turkey Run State Park and only ten miles from Shades State Park, and Rockville, Indiana.


The guest houses - The Main Cabin, Hilltop House, and Spring House sit adjacent to the historic Wilkins Mill Covered Bridge ( #35) located one block east of U.S. Highway 41 in World Famous Parke County Indiana, the Covered Bridge Capital of the WORLD.


Originally a general  store, the historic Main Cabin  takes its name from the former gristmill built by George Wilkins in 1828. It still has its original poplar siding, complete with square nails! It is paneled inside with original hand milled lumber and has random width pine floors. Surrounded by 40 acres of peaceful, private wooded land on Sugar Mill Creek, this property offers plenty of room for outdoor activities like hiking on the private trails, enjoying smores around the campfire, and viewing the Milky Way with thousands of stars that city dwellers never see. Create priceless memories with friends and family here.

Main Cabin Accommodation Details:

With a large, open floor plan to comfortably accommodate two to ten guests (all bedding and linens provided), inside you'll find a large wood burning fireplace with a fine offering of local artwork, books, games, artifacts, and antiques complimenting the unique history, charm and character of this rustic property.


For your comfort, modern amenities in the Main Cabin include:


• Year-round AC/Heat

• Modern bath with whirlpool tub and shower plus an additional powder room.

• Large dressing room/changing area adjacent to the main bath.

• Fully equipped kitchen - including gas stove, refrigerator, microwave, dishes, and cookware. Paper goods and plastic ware provided.

• Dining tables in main cabin and on the screened porch.

• Land line telephone, Satellite Dish TV/VCR/DVD. 

Rates and Reservations (Main Cabin)

Come stay with us and become part of the history of this very special place.


The MAIN CABIN sleeps 2-10 and extra beds on the screened porch give early risers great views of wildlife in the woods near the bridge. 


• $150 + tax per night for 1-2 Guests

• $20 + tax per night for each additional guest. 

• TWO night minimum stay requested.

• Dog and horse friendly with prior owner approval.

  • $25 one time fee for dog for entire stay.
  • Fleas/pet stain, waste removal (if required) will incur a $100 fee
  • Horses $20/ night -  bedding/water provided.  Bring your own buckets, horse feed and hay.


Special Weekday Packages

$650 for 5 night stay (Sun - Thurs) for two guests. Additional guests $20/per week. 

October Covered Bridge Festival dates excluded.


Additional terms and conditions

• Deposit for first night's stay due at time of booking and non-refundable. Full payment for entire stay OR cancellations must be made seven days prior to arrival.  

• Major credit cards accepted.

• Phone for reservations: (765) 597-2046 or call or text owner's cell phone (708) 363-6114.


PLEASE NOTE GENERAL PROPERTY RULES:

Check-in time after 3:00 pm. Check-out time 10:00 am.

No smoking in buildings. Guests may smoke outdoors.

Damage to property may incur up to a $250.00 fee.

Pets must have current flea and tick protection.

The owner's pets, a yellow lab mix and two horses live on the property.


Mailing address:

Jean Turnmire

8904 Cox Ford Road

Bloomingdale IN 47832


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Owner Jean Turnmire will be happy to help you plan your perfect Parke County get away!

THE GUEST HOUSES AT WILKINS MILL

8904 Cox Ford Road, Bloomingdale, Indiana 47832, United States

(765) 597-2046

HOURS

Open year round

Check in 3 pm

Check out 10 am