Zippin’ and Zoomin’ at eXplore Brown County

Imagine being nearly 70 feet in the air, traveling at speeds around 40 mph, strapped in only by a harness. Seems pretty scary, right?! Or maybe you think it sounds fun. Either way, that’s exactly what it’s like at eXplore Brown County on their zip line tour adventures.

Being the thrill seeker and roller coaster lover that I am, I was definitely on board when some of my fellow co-workers at the CVB mentioned zip lining at eXplore Brown County.

zip 1  zip 3  zip 4 Continue reading

Keeping It All in the Family: New Owners Take Over the Brown County Inn

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 the 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.

bci 1  bci 2  bci 3 Continue reading

Pets and Paintings: The Hamiltons are Back in Town

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.

hamiltons 1  hamiltons 2  hamiltons 4 Continue reading

Get Lost in the Wonderful World of Books at New Store, Fallen Leaf Books

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.

fallen leaf 1  fallen leaf books 3  fallen leaf books 2 Continue reading