Watch the eclipse in the middle of an open mint field! (Yes, the air really does smell like mint!) It's picturesque as can be, quiet, and smack dab in the center of the band of totality--the eclipse will be a full 2 minutes here. Your room is the Master Suite of the house, filled with natural light, a Wi-fi enabled TV (stream Netflix or Hulu from any device), a reading nook, and a king-size bed. You will have private access to your own adjoining bathroom with double sinks.
Independence is a pretty cool small town if you know what to look for. Right behind our house is a dedicated space for the OSU Master Gardener Program, and they've got a white oak restoration project …