"The Cabin in the Wildflower Woods" lies nestled on the shore of Sylvan Lake, near Rome City, Indiana. It is the former home of Gene Stratton-Porter, one of Indiana's most widely read authors and one of the world's first and best nature photographers. Her writing career began with the publication of the novels Song of the Cardinal in 1903 and Freckles in 1904. These books, along with three others, were written in her home in Geneva, Indiana. The house was called Limberlost after the nearby Limberlost Swamp.