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Kentucky River Cottages ~ Featured on the Live Well Network's Sweet Retreats!

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-13)

** Featured on the Live Well Network's Sweet Retreats!!** Our three suite cottage is nestled right across the The Palisades, where your view is spectacular year round.

Kentucky River Cottages is located within a few miles of Boone's Trace (an 18 Hole Championship Golf Course), Jean Farris Winery and Bistro (a family owned vineyard winery), Boonesborough State Park, and the Kentucky Horse Park.

We have direct river access and canoe and kayak rentals are available within five miles for a wonderful river adventure.

There are three separate suites, each with their own bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen areas. Check our website for availability.

As one guest describes it, 'nothing can compare to the excellent accommodations and peaceful surroundings we truly enjoyed in this cottage by the wake up to an October Fall Morning with the leaves falling and gentle breezes will stay in our memories and the many picture we took for many years to come...thank-you for making our stay truly remarkable.'

Keywords: Cottage, Rustic, peaceful, river, Condominium

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Ellen Bowman
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2017

About Ellen Bowman

My husband and I love to fish and boat on the Kentucky River as well as enjoy the many country side beauties of our scenic state. Entertaining our family and friends with southern style hospitality is very important to us. We also love people and want to provide a place for others to experience the beauty of the outdoors and nature.

Ellen Bowman purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Ellen Bowman chose Kentucky

We purchased this three acre piece of property to have easy access to the river for boating and fishing. Though the house needed to be completely remodeled and the surrounding area cleaned, the view was overwhelmingly beautiful and made all the hard work worth it. The property is located 10 minutes from Lexington and 1 mile from Exit 99 of I-75 off of Ky 2328, so it is easy for visitors to locate when traveling in the scenic Bluegrass.

What makes this cottage unique

We love to stay at this property as the accommodations are private facing the Kentucky River with a spring-fed waterfall and stairs leading the the river's edge for easy access to fishing and boating. It is very relaxing for us to unwind in the gazebo hot-tub which looks out over the river or just sit on the deck and enjoy all of natures wonderful sounds.


Lexington Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • The extra bathroom #4 is in the Laundry room. Guests have access to the laundry room and the bathroom there also.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
    Other (See Description) - 5 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (3) 2nd and 3rd floor suites, Twin or Single Beds (2) 1st floor suite, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) 1st floor suite has a queen size sofa/sleeper and there are 5 twin mattresses available that can be placed in the suite for additional guests.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Ask about parking for your RV. Canoeing, kayaking and fishing available on the Kentucky River.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Kentucky River Cottages ~ Featured on the Live Well Network's Sweet Retreats!
average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews

Peaceful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here for a weekend. We had a great time. We rented the first and second floor. They were both clean and had everything we needed for our stay. There is a book with all of the restaurants, churches, hospitals and attractions nearby. A nice touch.The view is pretty amazing. We enjoyed corn hole, horseshoes, the fire pit and the hot tub. We appreciated all the little touches to make our stay comfortable. We will definitely be staying again!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family had all 3 levels.We had all ages from 2years to 55 and everyone had a great time. We had an awesome experience. We booked very last minute literally a few days before the trip. Brenda was very accommodating, we felt like we were at home. Thank you so much! We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect cottage and setting!

  • 5 of 5


Thank you for providing such a wonderful stay. The scenery was so beautiful, and the cottage was everything we needed for our weekend. We appreciated your recommendation of the Jean Farris Winery; the food was excellent. The cottage, while feeling like we were miles from any city, was very conveniently located close to everything. I have sent pictures to all of my family because I want them to go down and enjoy your beautiful place, as well! We are planning to return next Spring.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect cottage on the river

  • 5 of 5

We stayed on the 2nd floor and the view of the river is beautiful! Everything was perfect about our stay. The owner greeted us and took us for a ride in their pontoon boat which showed us the beautiful Kentucky River! It is convenient to everything and we loved it. Hope to return soon!

If you are reading this review and trying to decide whether to stay here, save yourself some time and book it now, it doesn't get any better!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So worth it

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough good. The owners, cleaner and manager are all such great people. We loved everything about the cottage. We were in the second floor which was our favorite. There are games, magazines, shade, beautiful view, deck and lots of windows and sliding doors. We didn't want to leave.

Well funny thing happened. We went to the next place we were to be staying. We hated it for so many reasons. We were upset and worried. I called these great ppl and they had us back. The owner herself cleaned it. They greeted us excitedly. They have outdoor games, hot tub, bikes and even fishing tackle to use. We were so happy and relieved to be back. The owner even invited us for an evening ride on the river in their pontoon boat. In saying this, they did not live right there, hover, interfere or bother at all. We loved it. Just to be aware the first floor doesn't have DVDs players or games, so plan for that. We have been numbed since we got back. Incredible fun and friendly people with a hidden gem we will be returning to.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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PERFECT in Every Way--Truly a Sweet Retreat!!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough good things about Kentucky River Cottages! Location, accommodations, amenities, scenery, owner, and staff are the absolute best you'll find anywhere! My family and I occupied all three units on Mother's Day weekend, and we're still raving about this gem in the heart of the Bluegrass. We can hardly wait for an opportunity to return, and think autumn would be a great time to more thoroughly enjoy the hot tub, outdoor cooking & dining, and the fire pit. Basically everything you need is provided--just bring your own food and you're all set! There are indoor and outdoor games available on the property, and free wireless internet. I was born and raised in Kentucky, and this has become my favorite place in this great state for a getaway trip. It's even better than the pictures you see here, so do not hesitate to book this property. One note: only the ground floor unit is suitable for anyone with mobility issues, as you must walk up steps to the other units. My 87-year old mom stayed with us in the ground floor unit. She uses a walker, and we did fine.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Bluegrass Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Riptide Resturant, Bar & Marina
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Boone's Trace championship golf course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate 75
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Proud Mary's Resturant, Bar & Marina
Car: recommended

Located between Lexington and Richmond Kentucky just one mile off I-75 ext 99.


Rates & Availability

Lexington Cottage Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning fee $200
Tax Rate 6.0%

Contact Kentucky River Cottages for an exact quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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