Send this page to a friend

Thank You

Your message has been sent.

You can send this page to up to five email addresses. Please separate each email address with a comma.

Historic Wake Robin Farmhouse

Lisa Potter

Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Lisa Potter

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2015
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Historic Wake Robin Farmhouse

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Lexington House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom Stone Home on 19 acres of Kentucky Bluegrass!

Wake Robin Farm is truly a special property with a rich past, restored to make a picturesque setting for your next stay in the Lexington Bluegrass area!

The property is set on 19 acres, .6 miles down a gravel drive from US 68, and includes the house with front and back porches, a horse barn, a cattle barn, 2 sheds, and a fenced-in yard with a fire pit out back. It offers total privacy, peace and quiet while still a quick and beautiful drive to nearby towns of Danville and Harrodsburg (both 10 miles away) and Lexington (40 miles). Make Wake Robin your home base for attending equestrian events at Keeneland and Kentucky Horse Park, visiting distilleries along the Bourbon Trail, or simply soaking in the history of the property and the town of Perryville. Interior Details: Inside, the many stages of the house's history are evident - the central living room has been restored to its original state, with gleaming cherry wood plank floors, a beamed ceiling and re-pointed stone walls. The home’s original kitchen is actually located below the main level accessible from steps off of the back porch but a modern kitchen and den was added on the main level in the mid-20th century. The house is a step back in history, but still has all of the modern necessities, including gas heaters, plenty of power outlets, wireless internet and 3 flat screen televisions with Direct TV. Additionally, all beds are brand new, purchased in 2013 and have crisp white sheets. Bathrooms have plush white towels and the house is kept stocked with basic toiletries. The kitchen has all new cookware, cutlery and dishes as well as spices.

History of the Property: Completed in 1806 by the Thompson family, it was one of the first homes built by American pioneers in the state of Kentucky and has since been named a historic landmark on the National Register of Historic Places under its official name, The William Thompson House. The house stands on what were the battlegrounds of the Civil War Battle of Perryville and it is said that the top floor served as a makeshift hospital for wounded soldiers. It is considered by the Kentucky Heritage Council to be one of the most architecturally fine historic homes in the state, notable for its impeccable stonework. The house has passed through a handful of prominent owners in its history, most recently it was the home of the Warren family in the 20th century, who named the property Wake Robin Farm. The Warrens were maternal grandparents of actor George Clooney and local stories tell that Mr. Clooney spent much time at Wake Robin. After it sat vacant for several years, the current owner fell in love with the home and spent a year renovating and furnishing it - now she relishes the opportunity to share it with others!

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Lisa Potter (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2015

About Lisa Potter

I am originally from Springfield, IL but have lived in South Florida for the past 20 years where I help my daughter manage her vacation rental business, The Holiday Life (www.theholidaylife.com).

Lisa Potter purchased this house in 2012

Why Lisa Potter chose Lexington

I fell in love with Wake Robin when searching for land and a place to spend quiet time. I also love horse racing so having historic Keeneland for April and October is absolutely the best!

What makes this house unique

Total peace, quiet & privacy, room to spread out and a bit of history!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

Write a Review
Historic Wake Robin Farmhouse
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
5

Perfect Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from our amazing stay at Wake Robin Farmhouse! We had the pleasure of spending our Easter holiday there. Wake Robin is probably one of my favorite family vacations we have taken with our three girls and dog. We had so much fun exploring the land and the house was fully equiped with everything we could possibly need. I even had to go out and buy the Meyer's Basil soap because it reminds us of the farmhouse. Every city family needs to take a trip like this with their kiddos. We had so much fun on the farm enjoying the land, sitting on the front porch watching the sunrise and set, we loved bonfires at night. My girls couldn't believe all the animals we found on the property we even found a beautiful white barn owl. I can't say enough about our experience and how amazing it was to work with Lisa. I will recommend this beautiful home to everyone I know and hope to be back in the fall to enjoy it during that time of year. Thank you, Lisa for everything! It was honestly perfect!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

WOW!! THIS. PLACE. DELIVERED. As a bunch of big city boys, we were hunting a little Bluegrass R&R...

  • 5 of 5

We wanted to hit the Bourbon Trail in celebrating our 40th birthdays, we opted to spend part of our time @ Wake Robin, and that decision was most certainly the best one of the entire trip! Lisa was a great help. Her recommendations were very helpful. And this home exceeded our lofty expectations. CLEAN. COMFY BEDS. BREATHTAKING SUNRISES. And EVERYTHING you need at a VRBO.

NO negatives about: neighbors, proximity, non-revealing pictures, etc.

Considering a cool country setting for a Kentucky getaway? This place is top shelf. What a memorable evening BBQing on the back porch, sippin some local hooch, and watching "Lawless." Absolutely EPIC! Hoping your experience is as grand as ours. CHEERS!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Lovely...authentic farmhouse with modern conveni

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great 3 night stay in this home with our two teenage children and our 7 month old Golden Retriever puppy. We had wonderful, leisurely breakfasts using all of the nice cookware and dishes that are displayed in the open and easy to find. We were able to use lots of food items, seasonings, oils and other various food items left in the kitchen as well for our cooking needs. Enjoyed get rilled steaks and fresh green beans one night that we purchased at a local meat and produce market. The stone fire ring, straw bales and Adirondacks were great at night and there is a galvanized tub in the house full of grill and campfire supplies as well as a nice selection of board games and even poker chips. Everything was superb..only thing that could make this place more perfect are gas or wood burning fireplaces indoors.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

200 year old well maintained farm house

  • 5 of 5

Scary at first but felt like home in a matter of hours. We had so much fun here and Lisa was so good about everything. Brought our Golden Retriever with us and she had the time of her life as well. I am so glad we stayed here! ( Scary...? we drove through a corn field for a couple hundred yards and it is well secluded). The whole history of it made it even better! Great time!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Peaceful and Charming!

  • 5 of 5

We planned a girls trip to Wake Robbin farm for a weekend and it was a great spot for us all! There were 8 of us total but the house is so spacious, there was plenty of room! The house is so historic but with modern furnishings, which makes it such a fun, cozy place to stay. The house is extremely private so it made for such a peaceful weekend. We visited Lexington and Danville during our stay. There was plenty to do around the farm. Overall, we had a great time and loved the farm!!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
New York, NY
5

Breathtaking home - relaxing trip

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I came to the Wake Robin as our base of operations during our exploration of the Bourbon Trail as we closed in on the big 4-0. We wanted a place where we could spend time with our oldest friends and reflect, barbecuing some burgers and sipping some bourbon.

Wake Robin House gave us everything we hoped for, and then some. The home itself is breathtaking - a classic farmhouse, restored to beautiful detail, filled with good feelings. The bedding is very comfortable, and I looked forward to turning in every night. The large property is very remote and private and the area was much more beautiful than we had expected, even from the photos.

And the fireflies. We stayed outside watching the fireflies until nearly midnight one night, thousands of points of light as far as we could see.

Its quite a drive between the distilleries of Bardstown and Frankfurt, but the scenery is beautiful ... I recommend getting an early start. The nearby Perryville Battlefield is a great place for a morning run or a historic adventure. In Perryville, Jays Barbecue is a must-try accompaniment for your trip.

A great place for a family get together, a friends reunion, or a place to spend a week quietly reflecting. I can't recommend this property enough.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
LEX Bluegrass Airport
Car: necessary

Wake Robin is located in Perryville, KY in the heart of the central Bluegrass region, along the Harrodsburg Road stretch of the US 68 Kentucky Scenic Byway. A 45 minute drive from Lexington or 1.5 hour drive from Louisville will take you through rolling hills and scenic pastures highlighted by miles and miles of limestone rock fences (built by Irish stone masons in the 1800s), rustic horse barns and regal equestrian estates. This path, which was once a buffalo trace and then a 1800s Shaker road, leads straight to the pebble driveway of Wake Robin, set about a half a mile back from Harrodsburg Road on a ridge overlooking a creek and acres of rolling farmland.

In addition to its natural beauty, the central Bluegrass region abounds with cultural and recreational attractions as the nation’s foremost equestrian community, home to world famous Kentucky Bourbon distilleries, Civil War battlefields and even a budding wine industry. Wake Robin is the perfect home base for attending horse races at Keeneland in Lexington and Churchill Downs in Louisville, visiting the distilleries along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail or soaking up local history at nearby Shaker Village. The farm is located within the town of Perryville, which was put on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973 for its contributions to American History as the site of the Civil War Battle of Perryville. An annual reenactment and commemoration of this battle is celebrated in Perryville every October. For country music fans, Perryville was the subject of Montgomery Gentry’s hit song, “My Town”, and Eddie Montgomery's 245 acre farm home is directly across the road.

Photos

Rates & Availability

From $295 Per night

Lexington House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Derby weekend
May 1 2015 - May 4 2015
3 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Keeneland Fall Race Meet
Oct 2 2015 - Oct 24 2015
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,800
 
 
Keeneland Breeders Cup
Oct 29 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$800
$5,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$295
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$1,770
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Departure Cleaning Fee $195
Pet Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes There is a departure cleaning fee of $195 per stay and an additional person charge of $50 per person over 6 people.
Inquire for availability for 2 night stays and we will accommodate if possible!

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Enter dates to see total
Available
Unavailable

Amenities

Lexington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 0 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathrooms are equipped with plush white towels and toiletries.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Extra twin mattress can be provided on request
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 queen
    Upstairs Guest Room - 2 twin/ single
  • The Triple Crown Master Room and the Heart Room are located upstairs
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events

Partner Offers

Contact the Manager

Tell the manager when you would like to travel.

Tell us about your trip, then book it

Enter dates to calculate a quote