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DESCRIPTION

Covered Bridge Retreat is an ideal group escape destination located eight miles north of Rockville, Indiana, in Parke County. This 300-acre vacation/retreat property is an outdoorsman’s paradise. It features 300 beautiful acres, 4.5 miles of well-marked woodland trails, a one-acre fishing pond close to the main lodge’s doorstep, equestrian facilities, wildlife viewing and a groomed campground. Access to this property is by reservation only. No motorized vehicles are allowed on trails. No pets or smoking within buildings.

The main lodge’s large wraparound deck overlooks acres of natural beauty, a great cure for escaping hustle and bustle. Watch for deer or wild turkey as you explore 10 acres of well-kept grounds and surrounding woodlands by hiking, mountain biking or horseback riding.

Main Lodge: Three bedrooms, 2.5 baths (sleeps 3-6). The newly updated main lodge boasts every convenience. The open floorplan features a large kitchen, adjoining great room with fireplace, and 20-foot tall windows. Upstairs, the open loft, layout and furnishings offer a lodge-like ambience. Downstairs, the master bedroom opens to an expansive deck and view of the woods. The lower-level recreation room features comfy rustic hickory furniture.

Group camp: Includes 21 campsites, use of main stables and indoor and outdoor arena, and access to trails, comfort station and picnic shelter. All electric campsites include a horse hitching rail.

Equestrian facility: Includes the main barn with more than 30 horse stalls, indoor arena and horse washing station. Bring your own feed and watering bucket. You'll also find a 75 foot x 100 foot outdoor arena.

Trails: Three well marked recreation trails traverse 300 acres of forest, streams and wood ravines. Great for hiking, horse riding or mountain biking. The trail lengths are 0.6, 1.7, and 1.8 miles in length. No motorized vehicles allowed on trails.

AMENITIES

Main Lodge features:

  • Clothes dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Air-conditioning
  • Lodge linens provided
  • Gas Fireplace
  • King and 2 Queen beds
  • TV with limited antenna reception (no cable)
  • Full kitchen
  • Cooking utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice maker
  • Microwave
  • Gas BBQ grill
  • Deck/patio
  • Patio furniture
  • Telephone (local calls only)
  • Wireless Internet
  • Horse hitching rail
  • Horse stall available in barn

Group Camp amenities:

  • 12 electric campsites
  • 9 non-electric campsites
  • 20'x40' covered picnic shelter
  • Shower house and restrooms
  • Four water hydrants
  • Access to indoor horse arena
  • Access to 20 indoor stalls
  • Access to fenced outdoor horse arena
  • 4.5 miles of marked trails
  • Campfire ring
  • Picnic table
  • Hitching rail

Outside:

  • Pond, woods and meadows
  • 4.5 miles of marked trails 

Activities:

  • Seasonal hunting packages available
  • Mountain biking
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Horseback riding
  • Sightseeing
  • Wildlife viewing

Nearby activities:

  • Parke County covered bridges
  • Turkey Run State Park
  • Shades State Park
  • Raccoon Lake State Recreation Area
  • Rockville restaurants
  • Sugar Creek canoeing

RATES & RESERVATIONS

Main Lodge Package (sleeps eight): For small retreats or family gatherings. Three Bedrooms: one king, two queens. Includes main lodge (with bedding, linens and starter set of paper products), pond and trail access and up to six stalls in the main stables. Six-horse limit. No pets. No smoking. $1,300/week +tax (six nights), $250/night +tax (six-night minimum stay, when reservations made 60 or more days in advance. Three-night minimum stay when reservations made less than 60 days in advance).

Campground/Equestrian Package (21 camping sites): This camper and horseman’s dream includes 21 campsites; use of main stables and indoor and outdoor arena; and access to trails, comfort station and picnic shelter; Limits: two camping units/site; three horses/site or 63 horses total; $1,300/week +tax (six nights), $250/night +tax (six-night minimum stay when reservations made 60 or more days in advance. Three-night minimum stay when reservations made less than 60 days in advance). Individual campsites are not rentable.

Full Retreat Package: Reserve both the lodge and campground/equestrian package for the same period and receive 20 percent refund after stay.

Rental periods: Six-night minimum stay when reservations made 60 or more days in advance. Three-night minimum stay when reservations made less than 60 days in advance. Guest orientation available by appointment.

  • Check in after 2 p.m. first day of rental. Check out by 10 a.m. last day of rental.
  • Firewood must be bark-free or certified.
  • $250 refundable damage deposit, required at time of booking

Payment: Payment by credit card or check. Half payment plus damage deposit is due at time of booking. Full payment is due within 90 days of arrival.

Availability and reservations:  Reserve online at http://www.camp.in.gov/ and enter park name “Covered Bridge Retreat” or call (866) 622-6746. Reservations required 7 days in advance. No walk-in availability.

Property management: Greene Sullivan State Forest at greenesf@dnr.in.gov or (812) 648-2810.

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