About the property
- House3000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 nights
3 formal BR / 3.5 baths / Loft - Sleeps 16
Barren River Lake Rental – 4 Beautifully secluded acres with new custom waterfront home. Ideal setting for a multi-generational gathering, weekend get away with the kids, or a group of friends looking to unwind.
Don’t be fooled by the natural surroundings. This home has all the amenities (with cable/sat TV intentionally omitted). High Speed internet is available throughout the home and all the outdoor living space. If you cannot unplug, the signal will reach the hammock and sometimes the boat dock. High Def 52'' LCD TV, Sony Blu-Ray, and Apple TV stream whatever you want, whenever you want. Movies, music, it’s all there and available on demand. Top of the line security features inside and out.
The gourmet kitchen if fully stocked with any utensil and gadget you would need including the KitchenAid stand mixer for the cook who just has to make it from scratch. 2 refrigerators on site so you can stock up on your favorite food and drinks with room to spare. Huge pantry, double wall oven, and island ensure room for all the cooks to be in the kitchen.
3,000 sf of outdoor living space is highlighted by the “Autumn Porch” with a 25’ cathedral ceiling and deep seating for your group. Patio Heater for cool nights and all you need to grill or smoke the gourmet meal you’ve been planning all week.
Hike one of our trails and explore the miles of shoreline Barren River Lake has to offer. Wet a line and try to catch dinner for the fam. Kick your shoes off and enjoy our composite deck boat dock with swim ladder. Launch the canoe and explore the lake and shore line for hours. Or, load the little ones in the pedal boat for the most stable ride on the water. Not to worry, life jackets from infant to XXL are on site and plentiful.
Toast marshmallows or s’mores in the fire pit, or swing in the breeze from the 2 person hammock, or practice your marksmanship with the BB gun and targets on site.
Enjoy the best of both worlds with your family and friends at our lakeside retreat.
Area Attractions: Mammoth Cave National Park is less than 30 minutes door - door. Many restaurants and retailers are available within 10 minutes drive in Glasgow, KY. Barren River State Resort park and marina is an easy 7 mile drive. Bowling Green is 40 minutes away and is home to hundreds of restaurants, bars, shops, National Corvette Museum, Bowling Green Motorsports Park and Olde Stone golf course. Horseback riding and golf at the Barren River State Park are a big hit. Finally, one of our favorites between Memorial Day and Labor is lake church, a waterfront gathering of Christians enjoying fellowship and God's creation.
Recreation: This home was built for making a lifetime of memories for our family and yours. Our 4 acre property offers plenty of room to explore, relax, and get away from everything. A gentle stream feeds a cove that borders our property which then feeds into the main channel of the lake. A canoe and pedal boat are available for your use and we have a great option available for renting jet skis.
If you'd like to bring your own vessel the Beaver Creek Boat Ramp only 2 miles away for launch. We have a ladder on our dock to make swimming a breeze. Target shooting is a family favorite and there is ample open space for football, baseball, and outdoor games of all kinds. Covered porches afford you the opportunity to be outside regardless of the weather with gorgeous views. HD Network TV is the perfect centerpiece for sports gatherings including NFL playoffs, NCAA Final Four, Master's Weekend, etc.
Other: This is a TVA US Army Corp of Engineer managed lake. The levels vary significantly throughout the year. The lake is brought up to 'summer pool' each year in mid April. The levels start to drop in late October. You can see actual levels and 'target' levels online. Please inquire for the URL.
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- English, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 4, 2017
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We had a blast during our long weekend at this beautiful property. The owner was very gracious and informative, answering questions and giving assistance promptly. We will definitely return in the future!
Carrie - A true pleasure hosting you and your family.
Relaxing beyond measure
We recently had the opportunity to stay at this beautiful Barren River Lake home. The home in and of itself is spectacular. The inside decor is beautiful. Functionally it is designed so that everyone can be together but also has many spots to retreat should you need a little alone time. (As a side note, the stand up urinal was a fascination to all the boys and a bonus to the ladies who enjoyed not worrying about whether or not the seat was lifted!) Everything you could ever want was in the house to cook, wash the lake swim suits or simply enjoy a glass of wine which was left for us by the owners. We also enjoyed some family pool and ping pong games in the lower level.
Moving outside is really what sells this house. Rain or shine you could sit out on the deck to enjoy the scenery. There was ample outdoor seating, a great grill and an outdoor fan provided a nice breeze should you catch a hot KY summer day. The trail to the lake was awesome and easy to maneuver. The dock was the place to be for fishing, swimming or hopping on the little paddle boat. All ages enjoyed the cove with the many fish, turtles and the heron who seemed to follow us wherever we went. My son claims to have seen a little otter which grew larger as the tale was told multiple times. This area of the lake is perfect as it seems to get less boat traffic and yet if you rent/have a boat of your own, is a great place to dock or head out for some lake fun.
Overall, this HomeAway location is awesome and relaxing beyond measure. Being KY natives we did not go to the Corvette Museum or Mammoth Cave but both are worth the time and a stones throw away. Hope to be back soon......
Thanks for the kind words Joan. We're happy that you found our place to be accommodating. We want our guests to be able to enjoy a great location and not have to "worry" about all the little cares that come along with renting a private residence. Your family treated our home like it was your own and for that we are forever grateful. Come back anytime! Meanwhile, we'll be on the lookout for the otter!
Fishing, hiking, swimming, boating, pin pong, pool, games, fire pit and a beautiful well equipped home all provided our stay with life long memories. I loved staying at this house. It was the perfect lake house getaway!
My law firm chose this property for our retreat this fall. The open layout and private location provide an ideal setting for both work and recreation. The home is amazing and has all the extras one would expect at a first class resort. Wifi kept everyone connected and the large kitchen allowed for easy dining and conversation. The huge deck space allowed our meetings to enjoy the fresh air. We will be back.
Best long week end, with extended family, in years. Home is absoluely beautiful with every amenity one would ever need. You can tell the owners are well traveled, as they have prepared this home for it's visitors.
The wrap around multiple decks gave us great pleasure with it's views and the fellowship with family it provided. The lake was great. We fished and everybody got into the water sports, including the great grandmother!
We gave it an excellent rating, because, it deserved it.
Hope to do again some day.
Serenity for the Soul
Are you looking for a traquil setting surrounded by nature? Perhaps you need a place to get away from it all. This lake house is the ultimate getaway from all the stresses of life. This is the place for you and your family or just a group of friends! I have been lucky enough to experience this gorgeous lake house twice. Once for a large family gathering and another time for a girls' getaway relaxation weekend. I must say that it was ideal for both! This well decorated, cozy home offers space for everyone from adults to children. The bedrooms are huge and are equipped with double bunkbeds as well as additional double beds in the same room! The master suite is beautiful and soothing with its pale blue and brown accents. The best part of the house is the outdoor patios. Dozens can gather on the side porch on the various couches and cozy chairs, or you can just have an intimate gathering. Porches downstairs and upstairs allow everyone their own private area to visit and read. A grill is provided for cooking outdoors and you can always take a walk down to the lake for some boating or swimming. The kitchen is equipped with everything you need and more. Top of the line appliances coupled with a large island for serving make the kitchen, great room combination ideal for sharing a meal with friends. I HIGHLY recommend this lake house for any size family gathering. I cannot wait to return and look forward to the serenity it offers!
Thanks for the kind words Maura. You guys were model guests. We appreciate the care and attention you gave our home and hope you can make it back.
Our property is right on the water. Home is 30 miles from Bowling Green, KY. Golf: Barren River Lake State Park has an 18 hole golf course and is a 10 minute drive away. Bowling Green offers several public, private and semi private courses including the Award Winning Olde Stone Golf Course.