HISTORIC WAKE ROBIN FARMHOUSE

Lisa Potter

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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HISTORIC WAKE ROBIN FARMHOUSE

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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!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Lisa Potter

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2013
Speaks english
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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

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!

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

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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5
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Historic Wake Robin Farmhouse
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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Historic Wake Robin Farmhouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3564518
+1 2392989001
Lexington Kentucky
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
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Historic Wake Robin Farmhouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3564518
+1 2392989001
Lexington Kentucky
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
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Historic Wake Robin Farmhouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3564518
+1 2392989001
Lexington Kentucky
Paso Robles, California
5

THE FAIRY TALE DERBY TRIP!

  • 5 of 5
Wake Robin provided the cherry on top of our bucket list trip to the Kentucky Derby! It's charm, history, and secluded location made for the perfect Kentucky country feel. From the creeks in the floor to the fireplaces, to the amazing stone structure, everything was perfect. The hosts were very accommodating, offering suggestions of the "not to miss while in town," and also doing some grocery shopping for us so that we could focus on our vacation! I would recommend this farm to anyone...unless of course it's during the Derby... that's when we'd like it!
  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Historic Wake Robin Farmhouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3564518
+1 2392989001
Lexington Kentucky
Park Ridge, IL
5

WAKE ROBIN CAPTURED OUR HEARTS!

  • 5 of 5
Charm & character abound in this cozy, historic home. Our family of 4 found it the perfect home-base to discover the beauty that is Bluegrass country. The owner has lovingly renovated and enhanced the home with just the right touches and creature comforts. She was responsive with our questions and helpful with suggestions for the area. Can't wait to return - honestly the best part of our visit to this neck of the woods was our time spent enjoying this magical farm.
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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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.

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Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 20 2014 - Sep 5 2014
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$1,400
 
 
October
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$350
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$1,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$225
From
$300
Fri,Sat
$1,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $150
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes There is a departure cleaning fee of $150 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.
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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:
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Linens Provided
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
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:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
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