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RUSTIC CHARMER WITH LOFTS AND MOUNTAIN VIEWS

Shannan and Nathan Rome

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Shannan and Nathan Rome

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english
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RUSTIC CHARMER WITH LOFTS AND MOUNTAIN VIEWS

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Herrington Lake House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom, 2 1/2 Bath, Sleeps 9, Close to Hiking, Crafts, and Berea College

Our family home, aka the 'Big Hill House' was the first ever built by Richard Martin, a green designer/builder in the Berea area for more than 30 years who had a reputation for building high quality energy efficient homes. The home features passive solar design with windows spanning the entire south side of the home with loads of natural light. The open floor plan includes two loft bedrooms that overlook the living and family rooms and is just loaded with nooks and crannies. If you are looking for a unique place to stay, with beautiful views, close to hiking and outdoor activities, and within a short drive to lots of central Kentucky destinations, this is it!

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Shannan and Nathan Rome (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013

About Shannan and Nathan Rome

We are the daughters of Richard Martin, a green designer/builder in the Berea area for more than 30 years who had a reputation for building high quality energy efficient homes.

Why Shannan and Nathan Rome chose Herrington Lake

The 'Big Hill' house was the first house that Daddy ever built and our childhood home. Given the unique features of the house and the obvious sentimental value of the home, we have decided to hold on to the house as a vacation home for our extended family and and have recently completed a series of renovations to the house so we are excited to share it with you!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay 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

Reviews

4.7
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Rustic Charmer With Lofts And Mountain Views
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews
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Rustic Charmer With Lofts And Mountain Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p512087vb
Herrington Lake Kentucky
Georgia
4

beautiful but step carefully!

  • 4 of 5
We loved the location on a hilltop with privacy and Llamas next door. The house is quirky in layout with open bedroom spaces, and the real problem is for older adults or young children. My parents, aunts, and uncles, had trouble navigating the steep stairs, uneven step ups (night time trips to the bathrooms were dangerous). The wood stove is cool, but the brick surround is one inch higher than the floor and I tripped over it at least 3 times. The sports enthusiasts who wanted to hang at the cabin on Saturday to watch football only had one or two games to watch due to just maybe 10 available channels, most of which are public broadcasting stations. That said, the inside is really cool with high ceilings, well stocked with a useful kitchen, and warm and cozy in feel. The location is close to Berea and made for easy access to lots of things to see and do in the area.
  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback, Dale. We're glad your overall experience was positive and we agree with the points you made. "Quirky" is a word we sometimes use ourselves when describing the floor plan, but that's also part of why we love it.

Regarding the stairs, we try our best to make sure that every guest is made aware prior to confirming a reservation. I'm sorry that the wood stove surround was an issue for you. Ironically, putting that in was an insurance requirement. Go figure.

Please wish your folks a happy anniversary for us!
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Rustic Charmer With Lofts And Mountain Views
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Herrington Lake Kentucky
5

Everything we expected it to be!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I were looking for a place to get away from it all and this beautiful cabin served the purpose well. The setting is beautiful, especially the drive out to the cabin from Berea. We enjoyed discovering all the nooks and crannies the cabin has. It is very interesting and a great place to just relax and enjoy some quiet. We have stayed in a lot of cabins and I have to say this one is the most well stocked I've seen. Plenty of dishes, blankets, pillows, towels...etc. You all have done a great job in making your renters feel welcome. Great space, lots of sleeping areas. Thank you so much for your hospitality. This is a great place and I highly recommend it. It was everything we expected it to be.
  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review, Janet. We were so happy to receive such positive feedback. Our goal is to make it as homey as possible in hopes that others can enjoy the house as much as we do. Thanks again!
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Rustic Charmer With Lofts And Mountain Views
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Herrington Lake Kentucky
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
5

Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5
This is my second stay in this beautiful cabin and I can't say enough about the beauty of the cabin, inside and out. The majestic mountain views from the ceiling high windows are stunning and good for the soul. The inside boasts country charm and modern conveniences. I highly recommend this property for anyone who wants to have a comfortable, relaxing and energizing vacation or a couple of days to return to nature.
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review, Christine. It's nice to have guests who seem to appreciate the property as much as we do. And thanks for the return visit!
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Rustic Charmer With Lofts And Mountain Views
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Herrington Lake Kentucky
West Monroe, Louisiana USA
4

Berea Cabin

  • 4 of 5
Fun Cabin with wonderful mountain views and close to Berea. It was a wonderful value when split beween 4 ladies. All the bedrooms and one small half bath are on the second fioor - UP the STEEP stairs. The owners were very honest about this, it was just a reminder of how out of shape I am! The driveway up to the cabin is also very steep and narrow... in the winter I think you might need a four-wheel drive. Would I recommend this Cabin? YES! The "pros" FAR out weigh the "cons".
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Barbara,
We're glad you enjoyed your trip to the Big Hill House. Regarding the stairs, they are definitely more steep than average and, as you point out, we make a point of letting everyone know about this before confirming a booking. You also make mention of the driveway and the potential need for a four wheel drive in the winter. Actually, we don't rent it out during the months of January and February for this reason.
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Rustic Charmer With Lofts And Mountain Views
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Herrington Lake Kentucky
5

Fantastic Cabin made for a GREAT getaway!

  • 5 of 5
We rented this cabin because our daughter is about to attend a college in the area and we wanted her (and some of her friends) to become acquainted with the surroundings. We had a great three days exploring the beautiful towns of Berea and Richmond. We did everything from exploring Natural Bridge to shopping in downtown Berea and the cabin is easily accessible to everything. We also had a great time just playing board games in the cabin at night. The cabin was clean, beautifully decorated, and the beds were especially comfy! Plenty of sleeping room for myself and 7 older teens! Thanks to the owners for sharing their home with us!
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit, Amy. Thanks for the review!
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Rustic Charmer With Lofts And Mountain Views
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Herrington Lake Kentucky
Newport News, VA USA
4

family reunion-getq away

  • 4 of 5
We enjoyed ourselves very much during our stay in Berea. The home itself was not as child friendly as we would have liked, but of course that is difficult to tell from a few pictures. We did make out just fine though, with multiple eyes on the little ones climbing the stares. Instructions were clear for home access and departure requirements. The home layout was a bit too "open" for our taste, especially with a few families staying together, but we made out just fine and adjusted rather quickly. While most of the home was very clean and comfortable, apparently the visitors before us had dog(s) and there was some hair under the couch(we temporarily relocated to give family more room to play...) and on the rug in the living area. I guess there is a place for leaving some things behind, but we had to toss quit a few items from the fridge that were open and left behind from previous guests. There were plenty of dishes, towels, soaps, pots/pans, linen, etc., for our weeks stay. Overall, we had a great time with this being our first "family reunion", get away and hopefully it won't be our last.
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We're glad you enjoyed your time in Berea and we appreciate your feedback about the house.
We try to make guests aware that the stairs in the house are a bit on the steep side so it's less than ideal for anyone with mobility issues or small children. It's true, the Big Hill House is a very open space, which is something we love about it, but it might not be for everyone.
Following your feedback about the food that was left, we are now asking guests to remove any used food items from the fridge upon checkout. This hasn't been an issue in the past, but hopefully adding this to our checkout list will keep anyone else from having the same experience.
Regarding the dog hair, we made the choice to allow dogs, which, unfortunately means dog hair. Typically, our cleaning crew does a great job, but we'll ask them to keep an eye out for excess hair from our furry friends.
Again, thanks for the feedback. We're glad that your overall experience was positive.

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Lexington Bluegrass Airport
Car: necessary

The house is located just outside of Berea. Known as the 'Arts and Crafts' capital of Kentucky, Berea is home to a thriving population of weavers, instrument makers, furniture artisans, jewelry designers, glass workers, potters, painters, sculptors, and musicians. The story of Berea’s artisan community is interwoven with the historic Berea College, the first interracial and coeducational college in the South. Berea has a long-standing tradition of diversity, social justice, environmental responsibility, and community service. Both college and town are committed to the practice of sustainability and conservation.

Berea College owns and maintains over 8,000 acres of forest, including numerous hiking trails within a few miles of the house.

Berea is located in central Kentucky, 40 miles south of Lexington, on the border of the Cumberland Plateau in the foothills of Kentucky's Appalachian mountains. Berea is located in the southern end of Madison County, which is one of the fastest growing areas in Kentucky. It is rich in heritage and history. The County is unique in that it has two townships, Berea, and the larger, Richmond, just 12 miles to the north. The County sits next to Fayette County with the Kentucky River as its border. The northern end of the county just is minutes away from Lexington.

The houses central location also allows for day trips to several cities and well known regional attractions, which include: Fort Boonesborough State Park (35 minutes) Frankfort, the state capital and home to a number of historic attractions (1.25 hours), Natural Bridge State Park and Red River Gorge (1.25 hours), Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill (1.25 hours), KY Bourbon Trail (various destinations ranging from 1 to 2 hours), Cumberland Falls State Park (1.5 hours), Louisville, home of the Kentucky Derby (2 hours), Cincinnati, home of the Cincinnati Reds and Skyline Chili (2 hours), Mammoth Cave National Park, the longest cave system in the world (2.5 hours).

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $150 Per night

Herrington Lake House Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $65

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Amenities

Amenities

Herrington Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Front Loft - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3/Rear Loft - 1 king
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Family Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
Notes:
Basketball goal in driveway.

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