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Big Rock Log Cabin Secluded Yet 5 Minutes From Natural Bridge & Red River Gorge

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Cozy Secluded Log Cabin Tucked Under Towering Cliffs Flanked By Massive Boulders

Nestled under the sandstone bluffs that nature carved out of Rocky Hollow, things are quiet, easy going, and perfect for your holiday away from it all. Here lies Big Rock Log Cabin tucked away in the Kentucky mountains yet only minutes away from Natural Bridge State Park, Red River Gorge and the Daniel Boone National Forest. After a day of fishing, hiking, or rock climbing, Big Rock is a wonderful place to come home to. Relax on a large covered porch complete with comfortable lounge chairs and table. Come ready to grill out on the porch at the gas grill and eat out under the trees at a picnic table nestled up in Big Rock Hollow. Big Rock Log Cabin beckons you to slow down, relax, and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature, all in the comfort of a cozy & well furnished log cabin, or lean back in a lounge chair inside Big Rock’s own rock shelter. Big Rock Cabin is fully furnished with new furniture and antiques, creating a cozy, comfortable feeling. All linens, blankets and towels are furnished so all you need to bring are food, drink, and personal items. Central air and heat will keep you comfortable any time of the year. Big Rock Cabin has a bath and a half plus a Jacuzzi. Do you like to cook? We just finished the new galley style kitchen that is fully furnished with refrigerator, electric stove, dish washer, microwave, toaster oven, coffee pot, and all the utensils you need for cooking, eating, and drinking. Don’t want to cook? During the season Big Rock is only 5 minutes away from great pizza, subs, or a full buffet dinner. That’s the nice thing about Big Rock, it’s close to everything, but when you top the ridge and drive down into Rocky Hollow you are suddenly away from it all. Natural Bridge State Park is only 5 minute drive where you can enjoy hiking trails, swimming pool, fishing lake, or dinner in the resort lodge. Five minutes more and you are in the Red River Gorge Geological Area and the Daniel Boone National Forest with it’s forest and mountain trails leading to huge natural stone arches and fantastic views of cliff lined valleys. You can even enjoy the trails with your dog in the National Forest. This is a wonderful, undiscovered part of nature where you will see breath taking views without hoards of people. There isn’t a stop light for 20 miles. Come to the Kentucky Mountains and stay at Big Rock Log Cabin. This is a family cabin and not for parties so no spring breakers please.


Owner
John Glover
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2017

About John Glover

Originally an archaeologist but for many years I have dealt in antiquarian books and historic documents with my bookstore Glover's Bookery. I live in downtown Lexington, KY but am a nut for the great outdoors, thus Big Rock was born [my life saver].

John Glover purchased this cabin in 2005

Why John Glover chose Natural Bridge

Big Rock is only a hour from Lexington yet located in the most beautiful deep woods natural area in Kentucky surrounded by cliffy wilderness. I bought Big Rock specifically because it is a Log cabin (a must), was unfinished (so I could finish the inside like I wanted), is under the cliff (my golden retrievers don't know what a cliff edge is), the property has interesting features (massive block boulders, a rock house, and gorilla rock), and lastly is close to Natural Bridge and Red River Gorge (Natural Bridge State Park shares a back property line with Big Rock). Fell head over heels for it the moment I saw it.

What makes this cabin unique

New log cabin yet cozy, rustic, and inviting. All wood everywhere, not a drop of paint or sheetrock to be found. Nestled under a 40 foot sandstone cliff with flanked by block boulders the size of a house. Just steps from a huge rock shelter (the rock house) and Gorilla Rock. The cabin if full of unique Folk Art from all over rural American as well as from my travels.

Guestbook comments from the owner

As my husband said, He brought me here for my birthday and it was one of the best surprises I ever had. This place is magic. So many thing to appreciate (the cabin, the design, decoration, camp fire outside, every thing clean, cozy, prepared with so much love!..). The natural beauty surrounding the cabin is just surreal. I barely went to sleep. The excitement of being here was great. Now we are leaving I almost feel depressed, I don’t want to go back to reality but also a feeling of joy and hope we will come back soon!

I live in Stanford, KY but I’m originally from Sad Paulo, Brazil and this is one of the most beautiful place I visited, love U all, Thanks for everything
Jul 2013
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Amenities

Slade Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Full bathroom off great room with tub shower combination and in the loft a sink, toilet closet, and a Jacuzzi jet tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
  • Queen size bed in Master bedroom off the great room, 2 queens in a large loft, and a queen sleeper sofa in the great room.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • festivals
  • forests
  • recreation center
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
Notes:
Come to a secluded cabin in the woods yet only 5 minutes from Natural Bridge State Park Lodge and 10 minutes from Nada tunnel into Red River Gorge. Area hiking trails go to some of the most beautiful cliffty wilderness east of the Mississippi with most trails going to large natural formation and stone arches. The is a real get away from it all vacation.

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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(44 traveler reviews)

Big Rock Log Cabin Secluded Yet 5 Minutes From Natural Bridge & Red River Gorge
average rating of 4.840909 based on 50 reviews
5

Incredible 50th Birthday Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We brought our three kids and flat-coated retriever for the weekend. The home is very secluded allowing us to joyfully leave our dog off leash all weekend. The fire pit was perfect for a couple hours during the unseasonably cold weather. The Red River Gorge was a quick 15 minute drive with many pleasant hikers and dogs. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful to have you. This year the weather??? what can I say!!! Hope to see you again. John
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4

Nice place to stay!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our time at the Cabin....well located between Natural Bridge and Red River Gorge. Would recommend highly!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for coming to Big Rock. We hope to see you again. John
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5

Great place-comfy and the pics of fire pit and rocks don't do it justice

  • 5 of 5

Great location for relaxing around fire. Very comfy for our foursome with dogs.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to have you at Big Rock. Thank you for coming to Natural Bridge/Red River Gorge, it truly is a amazing natural wonderland. I call it Kentucky's best kept secret, natural beauty with no trafic. Hope to see you again. John
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5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful secluded home. It was a perfect getaway for my family - not too far from Columbus, Ohio - and so close to Natural Bridge trails. My adult children would like to make staying here a regular gathering. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. Big Rock's purpose is to give a great place to escape to for relaxation and enjoy the beauty of nature. I love it when others enjoy it as much as I do. You must come back when the forest turns into a sea of green. Thanks for coming to Kentucky's best kept secret, Natural Bridge and Red River Gorge and staying at Big Rock. John
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5

Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at this cabin. Everything was well thought out and cared for. The fire pit area is amazing. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful to have you with us and enjoyed the clifty wilderness of Kentucky's Natural Bridge/Red River Gorge. The whole area is a fantastic natural wonderland. We look forward to having you back. John
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5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the cabin and especially loved the view and firepit surrounded by rock formations! Our family will definately go back to Big Rock!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for coming to Kentucky's Natural Bridge State Park/Red River Gorge and staying at Big Rock Log Cabin. We look forward to your return. John.
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Rates & Availability

Slade Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$595
Flat fee
 
 
Nightly Rate
May 30 2017 - May 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$165
From
$165
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,050
 
 
4th of July
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
$780
Flat fee
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$595
Flat fee
 
 
Nightly Rate
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
$165
From
$185
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,050
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$780
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
$595
Flat fee
 
 
New Years
Dec 29 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$595
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$165
From
$185
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,050
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.06%

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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Natural Bridge State Resort Park
"Great hiking with wondrous natural beauty. Trails lead to the large natural stone arch with..."
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Lexington Bluegrass Airport
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Martha Lane Collins Mountain Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Rock House Restaurant
Car: necessary

At Big Rock Log Cabin you are surrounded by deep forest, towering cliffs, and you'll have your own large rock house just outside the backdoor of the cabin. The are boasts some of the most beautiful hiking trail east of the Mississippi, most leading to stone formations or natural stone arches. An undiscovered bit of heaven.

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