We created the Sunrise Shelter as your getaway on our organic farm. We built a three-sided shelter with a platform, so have a shady, dry place to roll out your sleeping bags, hang your hammock (we have hooks), or pitch your tent. The shelter is in the woods and faces east, so you'll have a view of sunrise through the forest, right from your sleeping bag. You'll have your own
We created the Sunrise Shelter as your getaway on our organic farm. We built a three-sided shelter with a platform, so have a shady, dry place to roll out your sleeping bags, hang your hammock (we have hooks), or pitch your tent. The shelter is in the woods and faces east, so you'll have a view of sunrise through the forest, right from your sleeping bag. You'll have your own campfire ring and picnic table, and potable water and composting toilet are less than a minute walk away. Your parking spot is about 100' from the shelter.
The Sunrise Shelter is located just behind our 1800's barn, so you'll have a sense of privacy - and, depending of the time of year, baby chicks for neighbors. There's limited cell service here at the farm, so you can unplug; the frogs, lightning bugs, and woods will keep you occupied instead!
Our Farm (Nightfallfarm.com) is a sustainable livestock farm, where we raise animals on pasture and sell meat and eggs locally. There's lots to explore here at our farm: see our pigs, chickens, turkeys, and lambs; walk in our woods and restored wetlands; or stroll along the Muscatatuck River.
We can add on a casual farm tour where kids of all ages check out the farm animals and see how we're bringing this land back to life.
A few Fall ideas (just google them!):
1. Corn Maze Beer Fest at 450 North Brewing
2. Apple picking and pumpkins at Huber Winery
3. Madison, Indiana Chautauqua (arts festival)
4. Paddle or hike among the Fall leaves
Our farm is about 20 minutes from fun, family-friendly paddling options and easy hikes at Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge and Hardy Lake State Recreation area (bring your kayak or canoe!). It's about a 30 minute drive to our favorite hikes at Clifty Falls State Park and Jackson-Washington State Forest, where you can find steep hills and hollers, excellent views, fossils, creeks, and waterfalls.
- Check in: After 4PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
- Response time: Within 12 hours
- Response rate: 80%
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Walk our country roads (it's a dead-end road with little traffic), through our pastures, or wander through the woods and wetlan...Read more
Paddling is possible seasonally on the Muscatatuck River (which borders our farm). There are flatwater options just 20 minutes ...Read more
Admire migratory birds, owls, hawks, and songbirds. Hear coyotes howling at night. See tracks from deer, raccoon, fox, and othe...Read more
Natural features you'll find at Sunrise Shelter in Indiana.
Indiana forests are spectacular. Walk among the oaks, sycamores, and hickory trees in our woods.
Our neighbor has 30 acres of restored native prairie, complete trails, that you are welcome to enjoy.
River, stream, or creek
The Muscatatuck River is our southern property line, and an intermittent stream run just beside the campsite.
Our family took 30 acres of crop fields out of corn and soybeans, and restored them into wetlands, complete with native trees, ...Read more
Nightfall Farm is a diverse livestock farm. We raise lambs, pigs, turkeys, and chickens outside, on pasture. We sell meat and e...Read more
We have a place in the driveway designated for you to park, right beside the campsite.
The vibe at Sunrise Shelter
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We had an incredible stay at Sunrise Shelter! The directions were perfect and Liz and Nate were amazing hosts. Even though the weather was a bit of a bummer, we stayed nice and dry under the shelter for a relaxing and chill weekend. We will be back!
I highly recommend the sunrise shelter on Nightfall Farm. My partner and I were warmly greeted by Liz, Nate, and their very friendly dogs. The site was well-equipped with a compost toilet, potable water, a designated parking spot, and a campfire! The shelter was private and spacious.
We took a tour of the farm and learned so much about what it takes to raise animals sustainably. And after checking out, we drove up to Upland's Columbus Pump House and were delighted to find Nightfall's pasture-raised chicken on the menu! We'd recommend the sunrise shelter to anyone looking for a peaceful getaway.
Sunrise shelter was a fantastic place to get away & relax with nature. We loved being surrounded by lush green forest, a clear night sky & waking up with the birds. I'd definitely check out this spot again! Big thanks to the hosts for the hospitality!
Pleasant farm with great shelter!
This place was great! Exploring the farm reminded me of pleasant memories I had on my grandparents' farm. The shelter was extremely beneficial since it rained overnight, so this spot is great in all types of weather. Plus the hosts (and dogs!) are super friendly.
Nightfall's forest is alive!
Nightfall is a working farm, so there are animals of all varieties, but because of the way Liz and Nate are cultivating nutritious soils, there are so many insects and they make a lot of noise. It took some getting used to, but it was one of the lovelier aspects of the trip. In addition to that, I got to enjoy time by the fire, stargazing in a very low light-pollution area, and farm fresh eggs. 10/10, would visit again.
Worth the revisit
I am a big fan of the Sunrise Shelter - I stopped by again on this year's trip through Indiana. The shelter was just the breath of secluded fresh air I needed out of my normal city life. Autumn was just beginning on the farm, and the cool night air was amazing (and the colors of the sunrise were fantastic). Really appreciated the outdoor shower in the warm day!
My sister and I stayed at Nightfall Farm on our way to and from Red River Gorge (from Chicago) and it was the PERFECT stopping off point near enough to the highway but tucked away in peaceful lovely farmland area. Liz and Nate were incredibly welcoming and accommodating. Our first night we arrived quite late so they made us a very helpful guided video to make sure we could find our way without issue. We decided we'd like to come back on our way back to Chicago but the Sunrise Shelter was already booked, so Liz and Nate offered another space that was not yet listed to accommodate us. It was totally private and had everything we needed. We really enjoyed our stay and can't wait to visit again some time!