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Southern Indiana’s Patoka Lake Marina, winery and lodging

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Tom Wilmer
Patoka Lake lodging includes upscale lodging in repurposed two-story grain silos

Situated in the small town of Birdseye, southern Indiana. Patoka Lake Marina, lodging and winery is just 130 miles from Louisville International Airport—but it’s truly a world apart.

Join correspondent Tom Wilmer for a visit with Stephen Bartels and his business partner, Heather Setser who share insights about their amazingly tranquil vacation hideaway.

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Stephen Bartels in front of his upscale repurposed grain silo accommodations
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Patoka Lake Winery
Heather Setser at Patoka Lake Winery.

Highlights include floating cabins on Patoka Lake, and shoreside accommodations in cool upscale repurposed grain silos, and wine cruises on Patoka Lake in the heart of rural Southern Indiana.

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tranquil vistas from Patoka Lake Marina's wine cruise in Southern Indiana

Bartels also shares engaging insights about his role as a less-is-more legislator in the Indiana House of Representatives.

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Tom Wilmer produces on-air content for Issues & Ideas airing over KCBX and is producer and host of the six-time Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR podcast Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer. Recorded live on-location across America and around the world, the podcasts feature the arts, culture, music, nature, history, science, wine & spirits, brewpubs, and the culinary arts--everything from baseball to exploring South Pacific atolls to interviewing the real Santa Claus in the Arctic.