When looking for places to visit in Southern Indiana, we stumbled across the Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand, home to the Sisters of St. Benedict. Upon further review, the monastery grounds offered affordable lodging and a brewery! We stayed here two nights, attended morning mass, and had breakfast with a sister each morning. The beer was passable and the central location allowed for quick access to regional tourist sites.
Tours of the monastery are available. We didn’t partake, though we witnessed several areas of the building when going to mass and breakfast. The brewery is open Thursday to Sunday. Please click the link below for hours.