Edinburgh Outlet Mall
A bargain shopper’s dream comes true! Over 80 brand name stores including Ann Taylor, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Wilson Leather Outlet, KB Toy Outlet, and the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory- just to name a few. Only 20 minutes from Always Inn, a perfect shopping getaway - do a little holiday shopping and sneak some time for pampering.
Edinburgh outlet mall offers group tours to groups of 15 or more. Members receive free VIP coupon booklet upon arrival. Just say the word and we’ll be glad to set everything up for you.
Brown County State Park
Come explore the densely wooded hills and valleys of this hidden gem. First opened to the public in 1929, BCSP is the largest state park in Indiana. Offering miles of hiking, biking, and horseback trails in addition to miles and miles of paved roads just for sightseeing. Two beautiful lakes offer excellent fishing opportunities. Beautiful anytime of year, the park is most glorious in the fall. People come from all over the world to see and photograph the changing leaves and enjoy the charm of southern Indiana in the autumn.
Ask about our picnic lunch specials- just the thing for a romantic day in the woods! The park is just minutes from Always Inn.
Little Nashville & Gnawbone
Over 350 unique shops and restaurants are crowded into this rustic artist colony. Peek down any alley or side street and find whatever your heart desires: Paintings of all kinds, pottery, sculptures, hand-made instruments and hand-made clothing. A trading post for nearly 200 years, Nashville’s neighbor Gnawbone lives up to its reputation even now; an antique hound’s dream with flea markets and curio shops galore! Love country rustic? Love elegant Victorian charm? You’ll find it here. All are just 10 minutes from Always Inn.
Music! Music! Music!
Bluegrass, classical, rock-n-roll, whatever your music taste, you’ll find it nearby. Come down for the Bill Monroe Bluegrass festival in the spring or dance away your blues at the Bean Blossom Boogie.
Several shops and restaurants in the area feature live music -- find folk rock in Nashville with a jazz kick. Blues, funk, and rock draws crowds in nearby Bloomington. Or try the eclectic bands at the Crump Theater in nearby Columbus. Live music can be found every Saturday night on the square in Columbus. Country, blues, rock-n-roll, let the music soothe your soul!!
Call for show dates and other info on the hottest music spots in our area.
We have an extensive list of restaurants and cafes in Nashville, Columbus and Bloomington with offerings ranging from country cooking to steaks and seafood, Chinese, Mexican and Thai cuisines.
Known as the “architectural mecca of the Midwest,” Columbus is a beautiful and inviting city.. The downtown area is a must see for architecture buffs. Some of the greatest architects in the world have left their mark on this mini-metropolis. Old and new visions of concrete, limestone, and steel surrounded by a plethora of award-winning gardens and residences greet visitors from all over the world! Lots of great little “hole in the wall” restaurants—catch a show at the Crump Theater and top it off with dinner at one of the downtown restaurants. All are just within 15 minutes from our Always Inn.
A Little Bit About Bloomington
Home of Indiana University, The Waldron Arts Theater, and the Kinsey Institute, Bloomington is an eclectic and vibrant city. Come see art with a more abstract and urban feel. A great mix of local jazz musicians going back 30 years can be found laying it down at several local restaurants and coffee houses. Great places to eat such as the Trojan Horse w/ it’s Greek flavor, Dagwood’s Subs with their monster sandwiches, or Michael’s Uptown Café, a local favorite since the 50’s. For the kids, check out the Wonderlab—a one of a kind hands-on science museum that will inspire young and old. For adults, try the Kinsey Institute with its tongue in cheek displays and serious study of a very racy subject! Yep, a little something for everyone is what you’ll find in this rare city. Less than a 30 minute drive from Always Inn.