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Steve Parkes

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Renovated Train Station on Thoroughbred Horse Farm

50 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Farmhouse, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Come stay in our newly renovated 1890's train station in the heart of the bluegrass.

We are on a working thoroughbred horse farm right off Paris Pike, one of the most scenic areas in all of Central Kentucky. Drive by Gainsway and Elemendorf farms on the way to Claiborne farm. 15 minutes to the Kentucky Horse Park, Fasig Tipton, close to Keeneland and the Lexington area attractions.

Hutchison Station was part of the L&N railroad system between 1890-1950, it still has the original hardwood floors, 12' ceilings and much of the original molding. In its heyday it included a post office, livestock loading platform, general store and blacksmith's shop. You can read more about the station house in 'Ghost Railroads of Kentucky'. Many of the original families still live in the area.

Area activities include a 9 hole golf course within walking distance, and a short drive to many 18 hole courses, horse farm tours, historicl sites including Shakertown, Mary Todd Lincoln House, Henry Clay Estate, Civil War battlefields and much more.

We have easy access to I75 & I64 and are located 1/2 way between Lexington and Paris.

Keywords: Horse Farm, Kentucky Horse Park, Country, Train Station, Historic

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  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Steve Parkes (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Steve Parkes

Lisa and I run a Thoroughbred horse farm where the Station House is located. We live on the farm, Lisa since she was 5 years old. Farm duties involve the breeding and raising of thoroughbred horses. Lisa and her father raised and raced their own horses off this farm.

Why Steve Parkes chose Kentucky

This property has been part of the family farm since the 60's.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Wake up and have breakfast while looking at a field full of horses. Historic accommodations in a peaceful atmosphere. Walk to a 9 hole golf course.


based on 50 traveler reviews

Renovated Train Station on Thoroughbred Horse Farm
average rating of 4.92 based on 50 reviews

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

One of the best vacations I have ever had thanks to this beautiful place. The apartment was beautifully decorated and the views of the farm and horses were awesome. The location was wonderful for touring horse country and doing some bourbon tasting. You can not go wrong staying here!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I can't wait to go back!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough great things about this place. It truly was heavenly. Coming from a major metropolitan city....I was in much need of the country life. And boy oh boy did I get it! I love the location of this property. I love the look of this property. The owners out did themselves with renovating it. GORGEOUS! The towels were even to die for! Just all the way around superb! I WILL be renting this place again.

*Note to Owner: I would have LOVED if you all had a few bicycles for guests to use. That'd be a nice touch. I would have loved to take a bike ride on an early morning or at sunset.

*Note to guests: DO NOT miss the sunsets!!!! I've experienced a lot of neat places and sunsets....and this one is right up there at the top of my list. Just sit in the Adirondack chairs in the yard and enjoy :-)

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truly Relaxing & Enjoyable

  • 5 of 5

We (2 couples) spent three nights in this lovely apartment. The finishes and cleanliness are exceptional. Beds & showers are quite good. You can tell that renovating the old station was a labor of love. The location is great. Just 15 minutes from downtown Lexington but surrounded by bucolic scenery. Quiet and serene. 25 minutes to Keeneland. We enjoyed wandering the property and watching/petting the horses, colts, donkeys and barn cat. We enjoyed just driving around on the nearby backroads (photo ops at every turn) as well as a couple meals at the hugely popular Windy Corner. We also enjoyed their sister restaurant, Wallace Station. Perico's Mexican restaurant was also a really nice surprise - some of the best Mexican food we'd had in awhile and just minutes down the road. In the city, we enjoyed bourbon flights at Bluegrass Tavern. We spent a day at Keeneland and another day visiting bourbon distilleries. Would have loved to have had 2-3 more days to really explore the area. We kicked ourselves for not planning far enough ahead to get a tour of Clairborne Farm. The station is definitely one of the top VRBO/Airbnb places we have ever stayed at; and we've tried a bunch both in the USA and Europe. Next time we are back in Lexington, we will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Perfect Experience

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our stay was fantastic! I loved feeding the donkeys and horses everyday. The unit is so spacious and nice. Well appointed. Very comfortable bed! Be sure to go to Windy Corner Market for meals! We also went to Clay's in Paris and enjoyed that. Steve and Lisa are great. Highly recommended and will be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect weekend

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location, immaculate and comfortable. We really enjoyed our stay here and will definitely return!!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best VRBO stay ever!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have stayed at many VRBO properties over the years but none of them compare to this lovely stay! The owner was a dream to deal with and the one-of-a-kind place was immaculate and gorgeous! The special touches provided (fresh flowers and chocolates!) upon our arrival made us want to come back again before we had even unpacked the car! The beds were some of the most comfortable we've slept in and the kitchen was stocked with just about anything you could need to prepare a meal, simple or complex. And the horses - how wonderful to get to hang out with those magnificent creatures! The only negative to our stay? We can't wait to get back to do it again soon enough! P.S. - be sure to enjoy at least one meal (and several desserts!) at Windy Corner Market & Restaurant.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paris Farmhouse Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75
Tax Rate 7.0%

$300 refundable deposit due on booking.
50% of the rental 60 days prior to arrival, remaining 50% balance due 14 days prior to arrival.
Please make payments via Visa, MasterCard or personal check made payable Steve Parkes.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Paris Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Clawfoot tub with separate shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rock climbing
  • water skiing

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