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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 - 5 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 a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

About John Glover

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].

Anne Glover: electrical engineer, started with IBM and continued on with Lexmark.

John Glover purchased this cabin in 2005

Why John Glover chose Kentucky

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 is 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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Map

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.

Amenities

Pine Ridge Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
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
  • Loft bath - toilet , jetted tub , Sink and tub in the loft area, toilet is in a toilet closet.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main bathroom is beside master bedroom off the Great Room
  • 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 ...
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. This is a family cabin. No spring breakers or partiers. We welcome groups and families that want to enjoy themselves and the great out of doors.

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

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location and property. This is the 4th cabin that we have rented and by far the cleanest and my favorite. Such a quiet and peaceful location. If you want solitude then you will find it here. Want something to read or learn more about the area, then check out the book collection, where you will find something for every nature enthusiast. The owner obviously cares about his cabin and decorated it with things that he loves. The artwork from Kentucky artists was exceptional. Did you forget shampoo or a toothbrush, no worries the owner thought of it. Not too mention that we brought our 2 big dogs, who also loved the cabin. I want to come back and would 100% recommend to anyone.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your right, I love Big Rock and will always try to make it a memorable destination for others. Thanks for coming and hope to see your again. John
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Springfield
5

Everything you need and more

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is quite nice, the fire pit is the bomb. We rarely left it and stayed dry during a storm. Only way I'd improve the place is to put gravel by the steps and walk way near the cabin. Got quite muddy. Also couldn't find a broom to sweep. Other than those two minor things it was perfect and very well equipped.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed Big Rock. The fire pit is indeed a wonderful place to relax and enjoy your friends and family. We have had an abundant amount of rain and it seems all the ground is saturated. I will be at the cabin this weekend and will be putting gravel on the driveway and walks. Hope to see you again soon. John 9/11/17 update: We laid down some paving stones in the low spot so when it rains you can use the trail without getting muddy. The broom is hanging on the wall behind the utility room door. John
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Louisville, Kentucky
5

Love the place! Third time staying here.

  • 5 of 5

Big rock is my favorite near by get away. Always clean and comfortable. Quiet and peaceful. Can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful to have you back with us at Big Rock. Look forward to your next visit. John
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Big Rock Log Cabin

  • 4 of 5

The accommodations were just right for our four person hiking group. The cottage was quaintly decorated with folk art and the furnishings met our needs. The location was close to trail heads. Only two issues: The driveway was challenging and the lockbox for the door key was difficult to open. Otherwise it was a very nice time.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay at Big Rock and Red River Gorge. The gravel drive is about 50 yards long and because we have had some serious rain lately a 20 yard section eroded. A contractor has already been contacted to grade and gravel the drive as soon as the cabin is free of renters. You must push down and hold down the center button on the key box as you pull it open, sort of an old design. To be sure, I will have the cleaning staff check it out to make sure it is working properly. Hope to have you again. John 9/11 Update: The driveway is fixed with new gravel and looks great. Now if Irma doesn't dump 5 inches of rain on us we will be fine. Checked out the key box and it is working fine, just enter code, push down on top button and pull open. To return push the center reset button, enter code, push down on top button and insert back on box. John
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5

The cabin was just as described! Perfect for our family of six from Michigan.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was just as described. It gave us a great place to come back to after a full day of adventure. We climbed at Torrent Falls; went to the natural bridge; got to horseback ride at Whispering Trails; and drove to the Ark Experience. The porch (and especially the ceiling fans that kept the bugs away) was great. Our family played games out there, ate dinner out there and read books out there but of course it was great to retire to the very comfortable beds, inside the air conditioned cabin! Thanks for making this cabin available for others to enjoy.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for coming to Kentucky's Natural Bridge / Red River Gorge and using Big Rock Log Cabin as your vacation get away. Also many thanks for passing on a great list of things to do for other folks to see. Hope you will come and visit again. John
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5

Loved it

  • 5 of 5

Very nice, secluded, comfortable. Would do again.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to have you. We look forward to seeing you again. John
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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25

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.