|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
Are you looking for a place with a close up view of water? This may be exactly what you desire.
Whether you are watching the peaceful and serene 1/2 acre pond from the inside of the of cottage through the windows, or from the back deck, one thing is certain: it will have a calming and soothing effect on you. The pond is located directly behind the cottage stocked with numerous bluegills for your fishing enjoyment; and some are good sized. Or maybe you would like to watch the gentle waves upon the surface of the water from the floating dock on the far end of the pond.
If you like bird watching, you will see birds of all varieties feed at the nearby feeders. Their antics are very entertaining. Already you will be able to hear the songs of springtime birds in the early morning.
Speaking of birds, this cottage is very popular with the hummingbirds. The birds arrive here around the end of April, and stay until mid September. The peak season for watching these beauties up close and personal are late May through August. You will enjoy watching the cute antics of these tiny birds as they feed from the feeders hanging on the back deck. You can even get close enough to some of them to take great pictures.
Feel free to take a walk around the property; breathe in the fresh, country air. You may even get a glance of deer or turkey.
Located within the confines of the Daniel Boone National Forest, this property is secluded yet not remote. It is the perfect place to relax, recharge, and leave all of your worries behind.
From the pond just steps away from the cottage to the rolling hills and mature forest beyond, your eyes will behold the beauty and wonders that abound here.
Feel free to feed carrots and apples to our three horses. The horses love our guests, especially ones who come bearing treats for them!
There is another stocked pond on the property for your fishing pleasure. It is a smaller pond (stocked with blue gill and bass), and is just a short walk away from the cottage. Don't let the small size of this pond fool you; some really nice fish have been caught from it!
The inside of this cottage is loaded with character and charm; it even has a real tree trunk in it! You are sure to be pleased when you see all the amenities that are included; just bring your clothes, food, and drinks, plus fishing poles and bait if you plan on doing some fishing. See the 'amenities' section to see all that we supply for you.
Limited WIFI service is available for e mailing and social networking. This cottage is located in a rural area, therefore we do not have the ability to offer unlimited internet capacity that is necessary for streaming movies on your electronic device. We give our guests all the internet that we have available to us for them at the time of their visit.
It is well equipped to give you all the warmth you need in the spring, fall and winter, and all the coolness you need in the summertime months.
A gas log fireplace (seasonal), is enclosed in a genuine, field stone chimney spanning from floor to ceiling and is one of the features of the inside of the cottage.
The living room has a 32 inch flat screen television with Dish net service, lazy boy recliner, and a couch that converts into a queen sized sleeper bed.
Finished original wood flooring in the kitchen, living room, and bedroom adds a rustic touch to the inside.
Your well behaved and housebroken pet is welcome at the cottage; there is a $10.00 per day non refundable pet fee. If you are planning on bringing your pet, please mention it to us before making your reservation.
This property is owner maintained and cleaned; it is immaculate!
Feel free to build a fire in the fire pit that is in the backyard. No need to bring firewood as we supply the wood for you. It's a great way to end a perfect day.
This property is conveniently located 3 miles off I-75 and a short drive from London. It is ideal for a weekend get away, a week long stay, a romantic escape, or a place to stay instead of a cookie cutter motel room.
For people who are off road enthusiasts, and own their own 4-wheeler, Wildcat Adventures Off road park is only three miles away. They have over 70 miles of trails to explore.
Note: If your desired dates are not available for this cottage, and you are looking for a property that sleeps two adults traveling without any pets, you may want to check out our newly constructed cabin, which is on the same property but is very secluded. It is listing # 3865066.
Places and Events that may be of interest to you include:
Wildcat Harley Davidson store is located on the north end of London, 10 miles south of the cottage.
Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park is 15 miles south, in London.
Camp Wildcat Civil War Battle Historical Site is about 1 1/2 miles from the cottage. The reenactment of The Battle of Camp Wildcat will take place from Oct. 17-19th this year. It is only 1 mile from the cottage. Come and watch a reenactment of this battle complete with horses, cannons, and authentic Civil war costumes of all types.
Cumberland Falls State Park, the 'Niagara of the South' is 42 miles away, approx. 40 min. drive. It is a 'must see' to put on your list of things to do!
Original Colonel Sander's Cafe and Museum, Corbin, KY. Located approximately 20 miles south, eat where the Kentucky Fried Chicken began.
A Cheddars restaurant is located in London, Exit 41 off I-75, about 10 miles away.
There are many hiking trails in our area; feel free to roam wherever you wish on our land. (70 acres). There are also more hiking trails on the land bordering ours that you may hike on.
Nearby you can rent canoes or kayaks and float down the Rockcastle River.
So what are you waiting for? Book your spring/summer/fall 2015 get a way soon!
My husband Pete and I are orginally from Northern Illinois. We moved down to Kentucky in 2001, and absolutely love it here. Pete had lived in Kentucky in the past when he attended MSU and fell in love at that time with the beautiful countryside. We currently have a small farm and raise chickens and have three pleasure horses for our personal use, plus Holstein calves.
Julee Skarka purchased this cottage in 2001
We love horses and living in the country, and when we first set eyes on this piece of property, it was love at first sight! We really do feel like we have a small piece of heaven right here. The rolling hillsides, the deep woods, and the beautiful sunrises and sunsets just confirm the fact that we made the right choice by moving to Kentucky.
We are very near to the Daniel Boone National Forest which gives us great wooded views all around. There are numerous trails everywhere, great for both horseback riding and hiking, which we both love to participate in. We chose this property over all others because of it's beauty, tranquility, and seclusion.
We desire that you would feel 'at home' while you are here, and we are dedicated to give you the best service possible. It is our goal that every guest who visits comes away feeling refreshed and re-newed, and our hope is that you would desire to visit us again in the future.
This is a very cute cabin set back in a beautiful remote setting. It was very clean and Julee made it very easy to find and check in. Loved sitting on the porch enjoying the pond and surroundings. A few things would need to change before I would go back though - the bed, the sofa and wifi limits. If you like a hard bed, this one will be perfect for you. The sofa is a hide-a-bed and well that's just the nature of that type of sofa - we didn't use it as a bed just to sit on but still not comfortable to lounge on. It rained most of our stay so we spent more time inside watching movies than we otherwise would have and we used up our allotment of wifi for streaming movies very quickly. Had we known there was a limit we would have brought more dvds and maybe that was included in the online information and I didn't catch it. All in all, this is a nice get away for the money and if you aren't picky about the bed, then go for it! Also Gondalier in London has awesome pizza and to-die-for desserts - get the Baklava Cheesecake!
This little cabin is the best get away ever! Looking forward to going back and spending sometime during nicer weather.
We arrived at dark after driving quite a distance and Julee stayed on the phone guiding us to the cabin. Even in the dark I knew it was lovely.
We were able to settle in quickly, the cabin was warm and very welcoming. Come sunshine, the beauty took away all thoughts of needing to do anything but breath.
My dogs were able to roam the property and meet the farm animals, which were extermely friendly.
The kitchen had everything I needed to cook all our meals and bake delicious treats.
The birds that are around this cabin are incredible. Truly a sanctuary.
For rest, relaxation, calm and comfort, this was perfect.
Julee and Pete, thank you for sharing your slice of heaven with guests.
God's blessings to you both.
We cannot wait to come back to the cottage. If we didn't have so much family to visit I wouldn't have minded driving all the way from NY just to stay in the rental all day. The cabin was immaculate and every detail and accommodation you could think of was available. Cozy, warm, private and absolutely made me hate coming home. We will be back again and again, no more hotels or relatives' couches!
This rental was all that we were looking for....The cabin was cozy and clean. Julee and Pete anticipated everything we would need to be comfortable, which made our stay all the more enjoyable. We loved the peace and quiet and the laid back atmosphere. Julee and Pete were exceptional hosts. Julee even put fresh eggs in the refrigerator, (what a treat for us!) We relaxed a lot and we also enjoyed touring the area, as there was plenty to do within an easy driving distance. We plan on returning for another relaxing vacation in the future.
We were looking for a place to stay with our fur babies while on our house hunting trip and this was the perfect setting. Very quiet and peaceful after long days of searching for our future home!
10 Miles North of London, Ky. 3 Miles Off I-75 Exit 49
Wildcat Adventures, off road park, 3 miles
30 minutes from Historic Boone Tavern in Berea, Kentucky.
15 minutes from Renfro Valley live musical & comedy performances in Mt. Vernon, Kentucky
1 mile from Wildcat Mountain Civil War Monument
40 miles to Cumberland Falls State Park, Niagra of the south!
Other activities and attractions:
Colonel Harland Sanders Original Resturant & Museum: 15 miles
Daniel Boone Motocross Park
Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park: 13 miles
Rockcastle River Trading Co.: 6 miles
Wildcat Harley-Davidson: 10 miles
Annual Nearby Events:
Christmas on Main, London, KY Usually 1st weekend in Dec.
World Famous Chicken Festival, London, KY: Last full weekend in Sept.
Wildcat Mt. Civil War Battle: 3rd weekend in October
Redbud Bike Ride, London: April
Cruisin on Main, London (classic car show) 3rd weekend April through September
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Memorial Day Weekend
May 29 2015 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
July 4th Weekend
Jul 2 2015 - Jul 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest|
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 6 2015
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest|
|Cleaning Fee||$35 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$100|
|Pet Fee||$10 + Tax|
Weekends, (A Friday or Saturday night arrival), requires a two night stay. Rates are subject to change without notice.
You will be asked to sign a rental agreement when checking in.
Memorial Day weekend, Fourth of July weekend, and Labor Day weekend requires a three night stay.
Pets are allowed. They must be well trained, housebroken, etc.
The pet fee is $10.00 Per Night.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.