The wing of the inn in in style Indiana Park will reopen after the renovation

NASHVILLE, Ind. (AP) – Part of an inn in popular Brown County Park in southern reopened after a complete renovation of its rooms, including large smart-screen televisions.

The 54-room east wing of Abe Martin Lodge recently reopened to visitors following the $ 4.5 million project by the Indiana Department of Administration and Indiana State Parks.

Park officials say these rooms are now available to be reserved by guests, including people looking for a base for hiking, mountain biking, and other outdoor activities in the 16,000-acre park, which features rugged hills, ridges, and misty canyons.

The park is also near Nashville, a rustic tourist town with shopping and dining.

The rooms in the east wing of the inn have been completely redesigned and equipped with new floors, bathrooms, sanitary facilities, lighting and furniture.

The east wing of the inn was opened in 1987.

The original Abe Martin Lodge opened in 1932 and is named after Abe Martin, the fictional backwoodsman cartoon character from Brown County created by humorist Kin Hubbard in the early 20th century.

The renovation was funded by the General Assembly through an allocation of more than $ 29 million in deferred maintenance costs.

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