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Judy Kilgore

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Waterfront Cottage on Kentucky Lake

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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House, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-12)

Nestled in a Kentucky Lake Penninsula in Buchanan, Tennessee, this quaint, country cottage has a dazzling view with a back patio and steps leading right to the water's edge. Fish for bass, catfish, and bluegills right from the large, private dock or just set back and enjoy the nostalgia of a cabin that once was the getaway place of Merle Kilgore. One of Nashville's greatest country music industry music moguls and a multi-hit songwriter, Merle used to come here all the time to write and to relax. Sometimes even stars like Hank Williams Jr., Kid Rock, Uncle Kracker, and others would end up hanging out here with Merle at this quiet, lazy, lakehouse retreat. Affectionately named 'The Boogie Shack', there are still many pictures of Merle and various celebrities on the walls so that you can enjoy the place's history. It'll almost make you feel like you are staying at a little, waterfront museum.

Conveniently close to the the Paris Landing State Park, you really just can't beat the location. It's rather spacious, too. Having the capacity to sleep twelve with 5 pull-out beds(4 doubles and 1 queen-size), one four-post bed(also a queen) in the main bedroom, a large living room with cable TV, a complete kitchen, a bathroom with a shower, and a washer and dryer, you'll have everything you need. Whether you are planning a family vacation or a fishing trip with your buddies, boogie on down to the Boogie Shack. You won't be disappointed.

You can visit for scheduled Paris Landing Fishing Tournaments.

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Judy Kilgore (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the manager

Pleasantly surprised to find this vacation house much nicer than expected ... pictures do not do it justice. Owners supplied much more than most do. Very clean and ample EVERYTHING! If you are a country music fan a tour of the pictures will give you much enjoyment .... thanks to the owners for offering this rental, we will be back. "M"

Recommended for: Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
May 2014
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Waterfront Cottage on Kentucky Lake
average rating of 4.357143 based on 15 reviews
Bardstown, ky

Great little place

  • 4 of 5

Had a wonderful time staying at the Boogie Shack!

No complaints here it was perfect for our weekend bachelor party and the fishing was excellent. Would definitely recommend for a friend to stay and loved the history behind the place.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy cottage but boat dock in need of repair

  • 3 of 5

We stayed at the cottage for 4 nights. We brought our boat with us. The launch ramp was a minute away but the boat dock was in severe need of repair and did not have power. We enjoyed exploring the beautiful lake. The cottage was cozy and relaxing but a bit dark. The decor was as if you stepped back in time. We enjoyed looking at all of the old photos on the walls. Overall, we had a good time but not sure if we would choose this property again.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, we are well aware that our dock is in need of repair. We are at a stand still due to the high water levels. We have two slips for boats and only one slip is affected by our damage. We will have the dock repaired as soon as we can. Thank you for letting us know about no power at the dock. I am notifying someone today to check it out and get it fixed. All of the wood in our cabin makes if darker than what most people are used to. I am so glad you enjoyed the pictures. The cabin has a lot of wonderful history. As the saying goes, "If these wall could talk." A lot of creative people have stayed at the cabin and wonderful songs have been written here. Thank you so much for staying with us. Yvonne
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Not quite as advertised

  • 2 of 5

Although our overall experience was ok , the property was not as advertised. The private dock was nice to have but had significant damage that did not get fixed before our stay. The grill was nasty, looked as if it had never been cleaned. There was still full trash bags in the cans in the house and the cans outside were literally overflowing with trash. The toilet did not work properly either.

On a positive note , the owners were very nice and easy to deal with. The lot location was perfect and the dock was a plus as I did not have to put the boat in and out every day.

I would not recommend this property to friends or family.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feed back on our cottage. The grill not being cleaned has been reviewed with our cleaning staff. Our new staff now know that the grill must be checked and cleaned after every stay. The dock is in the process of being repaired. We are at a stand still now due to high water level. We are so lucky to have two boat slips and only one of them are affected. Thank you so much for the about letting us know there was a problem with our commode. It has been checked out. The garbage was not picked up due to the cans being down at the cottage and not at the road. Our cleaning staff has bee advised that the trash cans are to be kept at the road at all times so it can be picked up by the company we hired to do so. I am so glad you let us know about these issues so that we can improve and make your vacation a wonderful experience. Yvonne
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Great location, disappointing deterioration.

  • 3 of 5

This was our group's second stay at the Boogie Shack in three years. The deterioration over a two year period was shocking, and disappointing. We loved that little shack the first time we stayed in it in 2014. It was perfect, and that's why we wanted to go back. Two years later, we were disheartened to see the dock in serious need of heavy repairs with part of it completely destroyed. Several of the Shack's interior light fixtures were simply inoperable, leaving the living space dark and gloomy. Although the gas grill was brand new and had obviously never been used, the propane cylinder was empty. We had to go change it out. Don't get me wrong, it was still the perfect size, location, and feel for our group of fishermen, but we dread what it will look like in the future. I hope the much needed repairs to both the house and the dock are addressed in the next 12 months because we would certainly go back if they are. If the deterioration continues, we will have to find a new location.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beyond compassionate

  • 5 of 5

I cannot tell you how great of a pleasure it has been working with the owners of Boogie Shack. I have had to change our dates numerous times due to conflicting work schedules and they have been nothing but understanding and kind. We cannot wait to come visit. The Boogie Shack is definitely worth the visit based on the courtesy of the kind owners. - Megan

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our dog had a great time at the Boogie Shack. It is quaint, cute, comfortable and CLEAN and it has everything! The people who I chatted with who ran things were extremely friendly and helpful (we asked to stay another night). We hope to be back next year! It is calm, quiet and out of the way, a little piece of heaven! There was plenty of space for people to sit and lounge, and it has a great view from the deck. It sleeps 12 and there is more than enough room for everybody! I would definitely recommend this to others. thank you again!!!!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cleaning Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 14.25%

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Tennessee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 12
  • Queen size Beds (1) Master Bedroom, Double Beds (4) 4 sleeper sofa's in sunroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sofa bed in livingroom
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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