The Brown County Inn has always been a popular spot for both those staying overnight and those just popping in for a meal. It seems like everyone, whether they know they name or not, can always recall that “place on the corner of the edge of town.” The Brown County Inn has built a reputation for itself, that even though its ownership has changed, its legacy as a Brown County classic will continue.
Officially under new ownership since May, the Brown County Inn has already gotten a facelift, with many changes happening both inside and out! I had some time to talk with one of the new owners, Courtney Gosser, and got the scoop on the exciting new plans for the hotel.
What happens when a couple who love both pets and painting find themselves looking for something to do after retiring? Well, for Stan and Marilyn Hamilton the answer was easy…open up a store in downtown Nashville!
Nearly a decade ago, Stan and Marilyn pursued their passions all the way to Brown County, where they began their own business, selling various pet accessories along with Stan’s art work. However, after eight years of owning and operating their store, the Hamiltons had to take a break due to health reasons. After a two year hiatus, the duo is now back in action—this time opening up two shops, Paws & Claws Pet Gifts and Hamilton Fine Art Gallery/Studio, both of which can be found in the Heritage Mall.
It doesn’t take long in the Village to realize Nashville is a special town. Unlike most other small towns with populations around the 1000 mark, there’s no shortage of things to do. From eclectic boutiques and galleries to beautiful scenery and outdoor adventure, the town of Nashville (and Brown County in general) is a great place to be. In fact, it was recently named one of America’s 20 best small towns by Smithsonian Magazine!
However, one thing seems to be missing. Ask Carey Spain what every town needs and he’s quick to tell you…it’s a bookstore! Which is exactly why he now owns Fallen Leaf Books, a new and unique bookstore in the Village of Nashville.
When you mention outdoor adventure in Brown County, most people think of hiking in the State Park. But, there’s much more to Brown County’s outdoor recreation scene…mountain biking being one of those things. With miles and miles of flowing trails, scenic vistas, and amazing terrain, Brown County has become a world class mountain biking destination. Which is exactly why Quincy Robinson jumped on the idea of opening his own bike rental company, Q’s Bikes.