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Historic Wake Robin Farmhouse

Bedrooms 3
Space 0 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom Stone Home on 19 acres of Kentucky Bluegrass!

Wake Robin Farm is truly a special property with a rich past, restored to make a picturesque setting for your next stay in the Lexington Bluegrass area!

The property is set on 19 acres, .6 miles down a gravel drive from US 68, and includes the house with front and back porches, a horse barn, a cattle barn, 2 sheds, and a fenced-in yard with a fire pit out back. It offers total privacy, peace and quiet while still a quick and beautiful drive to nearby towns of Danville and Harrodsburg (both 10 miles away) and Lexington (40 miles). Make Wake Robin your home base for attending equestrian events at Keeneland and Kentucky Horse Park, visiting distilleries along the Bourbon Trail, or simply soaking in the history of the property and the town of Perryville. Interior Details: Inside, the many stages of the house's history are evident - the central living room has been restored to its original state, with gleaming cherry wood plank floors, a beamed ceiling and re-pointed stone walls. The home’s original kitchen is actually located below the main level accessible from steps off of the back porch but a modern kitchen and den was added on the main level in the mid-20th century. The house is a step back in history, but still has all of the modern necessities, including gas heaters, plenty of power outlets, wireless internet and 3 flat screen televisions with Direct TV. Additionally, all beds are brand new, purchased in 2013 and have crisp white sheets. Bathrooms have plush white towels and the house is kept stocked with basic toiletries. The kitchen has all new cookware, cutlery and dishes as well as spices.

History of the Property: Completed in 1806 by the Thompson family, it was one of the first homes built by American pioneers in the state of Kentucky and has since been named a historic landmark on the National Register of Historic Places under its official name, The William Thompson House. The house stands on what were the battlegrounds of the Civil War Battle of Perryville and it is said that the top floor served as a makeshift hospital for wounded soldiers. It is considered by the Kentucky Heritage Council to be one of the most architecturally fine historic homes in the state, notable for its impeccable stonework. The house has passed through a handful of prominent owners in its history, most recently it was the home of the Warren family in the 20th century, who named the property Wake Robin Farm. The Warrens were maternal grandparents of actor George Clooney and local stories tell that Mr. Clooney spent much time at Wake Robin. After it sat vacant for several years, the current owner fell in love with the home and spent a year renovating and furnishing it - now she relishes the opportunity to share it with others!

More Details

Property Manager
Lisa Potter
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2017

About Lisa Potter

I am originally from Springfield, IL but have lived in South Florida for the past 20 years where I help my daughter manage her vacation rental business, The Holiday Life.

Lisa Potter purchased this house in 2012

Why Lisa Potter chose Kentucky

I fell in love with Wake Robin when searching for land and a place to spend quiet time. I also love horse racing so having historic Keeneland for April and October is absolutely the best!

What makes this house unique

Total peace, quiet & privacy, room to spread out and a bit of history!


Danville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 0 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathrooms are equipped with plush white towels and toiletries.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Extra twin mattress can be provided on request
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 queen
    Upstairs Guest Room - 2 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • autumn foliage
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Historic Wake Robin Farmhouse
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

A beautiful getaway

  • 5 of 5

I loved everything about my stay at Historic Wake Robin Farm! The day I was to leave I was so sad to go that I called Lisa to ask to stay just one more day! Lisa is absolutely wonderful to coordinate your trip with and is so very quick to respond. I highly recommend this beautiful place to everyone. What great experience.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thanksgiving Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful site and property. Loved hearing the cows mooing in the distance in the morning. Great Thanksgiving meeting place and our dogs loved the scenery! The outdoor fire pit was wonderful. We were there 5 days and it rained for 3 of them and we still had a wonderful time. Great, rustic house. Bourbon trail was great fun and a wonderful way to see Kentucky's beautiful countryside. Would love to return.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from our amazing stay at Wake Robin Farmhouse! We had the pleasure of spending our Easter holiday there. Wake Robin is probably one of my favorite family vacations we have taken with our three girls and dog. We had so much fun exploring the land and the house was fully equiped with everything we could possibly need. I even had to go out and buy the Meyer's Basil soap because it reminds us of the farmhouse. Every city family needs to take a trip like this with their kiddos. We had so much fun on the farm enjoying the land, sitting on the front porch watching the sunrise and set, we loved bonfires at night. My girls couldn't believe all the animals we found on the property we even found a beautiful white barn owl. I can't say enough about our experience and how amazing it was to work with Lisa. I will recommend this beautiful home to everyone I know and hope to be back in the fall to enjoy it during that time of year. Thank you, Lisa for everything! It was honestly perfect!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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WOW!! THIS. PLACE. DELIVERED. As a bunch of big city boys, we were hunting a little Bluegrass R&R...

  • 5 of 5

We wanted to hit the Bourbon Trail in celebrating our 40th birthdays, we opted to spend part of our time @ Wake Robin, and that decision was most certainly the best one of the entire trip! Lisa was a great help. Her recommendations were very helpful. And this home exceeded our lofty expectations. CLEAN. COMFY BEDS. BREATHTAKING SUNRISES. And EVERYTHING you need at a VRBO.

NO negatives about: neighbors, proximity, non-revealing pictures, etc.

Considering a cool country setting for a Kentucky getaway? This place is top shelf. What a memorable evening BBQing on the back porch, sippin some local hooch, and watching "Lawless." Absolutely EPIC! Hoping your experience is as grand as ours. CHEERS!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely...authentic farmhouse with modern conveni

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great 3 night stay in this home with our two teenage children and our 7 month old Golden Retriever puppy. We had wonderful, leisurely breakfasts using all of the nice cookware and dishes that are displayed in the open and easy to find. We were able to use lots of food items, seasonings, oils and other various food items left in the kitchen as well for our cooking needs. Enjoyed get rilled steaks and fresh green beans one night that we purchased at a local meat and produce market. The stone fire ring, straw bales and Adirondacks were great at night and there is a galvanized tub in the house full of grill and campfire supplies as well as a nice selection of board games and even poker chips. Everything was superb..only thing that could make this place more perfect are gas or wood burning fireplaces indoors.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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200 year old well maintained farm house

  • 5 of 5

Scary at first but felt like home in a matter of hours. We had so much fun here and Lisa was so good about everything. Brought our Golden Retriever with us and she had the time of her life as well. I am so glad we stayed here! ( Scary...? we drove through a corn field for a couple hundred yards and it is well secluded). The whole history of it made it even better! Great time!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
LEX Bluegrass Airport
Car: necessary

Wake Robin is located in Perryville, KY in the heart of the central Bluegrass region, along the Harrodsburg Road stretch of the US 68 Kentucky Scenic Byway. A 45 minute drive from Lexington or 1.5 hour drive from Louisville will take you through rolling hills and scenic pastures highlighted by miles and miles of limestone rock fences (built by Irish stone masons in the 1800s), rustic horse barns and regal equestrian estates. This path, which was once a buffalo trace and then a 1800s Shaker road, leads straight to the pebble driveway of Wake Robin, set about a half a mile back from Harrodsburg Road on a ridge overlooking a creek and acres of rolling farmland.

In addition to its natural beauty, the central Bluegrass region abounds with cultural and recreational attractions as the nation’s foremost equestrian community, home to world famous Kentucky Bourbon distilleries, Civil War battlefields and even a budding wine industry. Wake Robin is the perfect home base for attending horse races at Keeneland in Lexington and Churchill Downs in Louisville, visiting the distilleries along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail or soaking up local history at nearby Shaker Village. The farm is located within the town of Perryville, which was put on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973 for its contributions to American History as the site of the Civil War Battle of Perryville. An annual reenactment and commemoration of this battle is celebrated in Perryville every October. For country music fans, Perryville was the subject of Montgomery Gentry’s hit song, “My Town”, and Eddie Montgomery's 245 acre farm home is directly across the road.


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Cleaning Fee $195
Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 7.0%

There is a departure cleaning fee of $195 per stay and an additional person charge of $50 per person over 6 people.
Inquire for availability for 2 night stays and we will accommodate if possible!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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