Remote Cabin Overlooking Bear Creek Valley In SE Indiana


PRICE REDUCED! Situated on a high hill overlooking the Bear Creek Valley sits this remote cabin in the middle of quiet cedar glade.  You pull-in off the blacktop road into an old barn lot, an ideal staging area for getting ready to hunt or to transport your gear up to the cabin.  The barn lot area offers a flat grassy area with a feeder creek running along the base of the hill feeding into the larger Bear Creek across the road. The barn is an early 1900’s barn with hand-hewn beams and several separated areas inside. The seller had also finished a small living quarters inside one room that could be salvaged and used. The 2 track stone drive leads up the hill beyond the barn and ends at the cabin area located in a very quiet and enclosed clearing in a cedar glade ridge-top. The immediate areas near the cabin consist of dark timber, older age class cedars that could benefit from a thinning or clearing to promote new growth. There are several brushy openings scattered about on the ridgetops. As you progress toward the back of the property it transitions into more hardwoods with scattered pockets of cedars scattered about. There is one main draw with a runoff that ends in the feeder creek along the road to the north. The hillsides have interesting benches that have well-worn deer trails on them. Once crossing the main draw there is a fairly open ridge-top with larger hardwoods and a very attractive over-grown field area now in brush that could be cleared for a food plot or early successional growth. Beyond this area, the property has a powerline running through offering over 2 acres of clearing and great views for stand sites. Deer sign is everywhere and this place offers tremendous potential. Not much has been done here in many years and it would be impressive what this smaller property could produce with some minor improvements. This area offers some of the best turkey hunting Indiana has to offer and the morel mushrooms are a great bonus during spring gobbler hunts. A wonderful getaway or private hunting camp with lots to offer! Shown by appointment only.

Property Details

  • 1 hr 50 mins from Indianapolis, 1 hr 40 mins from Louisville, 1 hr 22 mins from Cincinnati
  • Nice level pull in and parking/staging area off of Bear Creek Road
  • Older barn with hand-hewn beams at pull-in area could be improved for storage or salvaged for reclaimed wood
  • Solid stone-based drive takes you up the hill to the cabin location
  • 1536 square foot cabin situated in small clearing built in 2000 on post and beam construction
  • Cabin is wired for connection to a generator and has propane heat sourcing
  • Nice large walkout deck for grilling out and relaxing during your weekend getaways
  • Mixture of densely covered cedar hillsides, hardwood draws and open brushy pockets
  • Overlooking the rock-bottomed Bear Creek to the east and a feeder creek to the north
  • Paved road access
  • Powerline opening of approximately 2.25 acres offering great views and stand locations
  • Great deer sign with well-worn trails, rubs and scrapes everywhere
  • Huge potential for habitat improvement projects of food plots and timber improvement
  • Great turkey hunting along with morel mushrooms in the spring
  • Shown by appointment only

15697 Bear Creek Road, Lot #WP001
Cross Plains, Indiana 47017