Limberlost Cabin Gounds

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The perfect getaway

The rental of the grounds include the area surrounding the Limberlost Cabin and the front porch, plus access to the restrooms in the visitor center. The space is great for outdoor activities and family or corporate picnics.

 

Limberlost Cabin Gounds Details

  • Pricing

    • Before 5 p.m. – $40/hr
    • After 5 p.m. – $45/hr
  • Capacity

    No capacity limit for outdoor spaces

  • Details

    • Room and restrooms are handicapped-accessible.
    • Discounted tour tickets available during regular hours with room rental โ€“ must arrange prior to meeting.
    • Tables can be rented for additional fees.
    • To book your event, a deposit of 50% of rental space is required along with a signed agreement. A check, American Express, MasterCard or Visa are accepted forms of payment. Please note: Indiana sales tax of 7% applies to all rental fees.
    • A site buyout is an option. Please see the Lookbook (pdf) further down this page for details.
    • Alcohol and catering services may be hired by the client. The client must provide a copy of the catering contract to the Limberlost State Historic Site manager at the time that the contract is signed. Caterers must show proof of all appropriate state licensing, including a valid liquor license.
    • A certificate of insurance is required for all rental events at the Limberlost State Historic Site.
    • There is a three hour minimum for each event. This includes one hour for set-up, one hour for your event and one hour for tear-down and clean-up. Extra hours for set-up, tear-down or the event may be added for an additional fee and must conclude by midnight.
    • Limberlost State Historic Site at times could be considered under structural or cosmetic construction. Structural and/or cosmetic changes to the facility and its grounds includes but is not limited to gallery closures, improvements to the landscape, installation of art, etc. In the best efforts of the facility, plans will be communicated as early as possible to the client.
  • Preferred Vendors

    BAKERIES

    Angelโ€™s Bakery
    260.233.2538
    angie@angelsbakerycafe.com

    Tiny Cakes Home Bakery
    260.701.0922
    tinycakeshomebakery@gmail.com

    Ball State University Catering
    765.285.3500
    catering@bsu.edu

    CATERING

    Ball State University Catering
    765.285.3500
    catering@bsu.edu

    Mirage Banquet Hall & Catering
    260.223.3222
    pam@miragehall.com

    EVENT PLANNERS

    Marry Me in Fort Wayne
    260.673.3643

    Beautiful Blissful Weddings
    574.386.1788
    beautifulblissweddingsandevent@gmail.com

    OFFICIANTS

    Marry Me in Fort Wayne
    260.673.3643

    PHOTOGRAPHERS

    Yellow Creek Photography
    jeremi@yellowcreekphotography.com

    Erin Marie Photo & Films
    260.223.2151

    RLH Photography
    260.639.1014
    contact@photo-rlh.com

    VIDEOGRAPHERS

    RnB Sound
    260.466.8735
    rnbsound@yahoo.com

    DISC JOCKEYS

    Distinct Sound Entertainment
    MnM Sound DJs

    260.343.8998
    matt@mnmsounddjs.com

    RnB Sound
    260.466.8735
    rnbsound@yahoo.com

    RENTALS

    Adams County Party Rentals
    260.223.2040
    landongenth@yahoo.com

    Mutton Party Rentals
    260.432.8636

What sets us apart

  • The visitor center classroom has a digital projector and large screen for power point presentations and dvds
  • The historic carriage house, a smaller rental space, offers a different experience
  • Plenty of parking, including handicapped-accessible, parking is located on site
  • Discounted tours (day of rental) for participants

The home of a naturalist

The original Limberlost Cabin was designed by author, photographer and naturalist Gene Stratton-Porter and her husband Charles and completed in 1895.

The cabin is a Queen Anne with an exterior of white cedar logs and redwood shingle siding. The 13-room interior includes both Arts and Crafts and Victorian design. The cabin contains seven fireplaces and a conservatory. Itโ€™s here that Gene Stratton-Porter (known as the Bird Woman) began her writing and photography career and wrote two of her most famous books, Freckles and A Girl of the Limberlost. The site also features the original carriage house.

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