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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
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 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 Pine Ridge

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.

Reviews

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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: September 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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5

We loved the cabin and had a great time there. Will definitely plan to come back again.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin itself was well furnished, very attractive, clean and comfortable. There were a great many extras, such as a complete bookcase, games, etc. We really appreciated the notations on the map, recommendations, etc. The campfire area was especially nice since we had some rainy weather but could still build a fire and stay dry under the rock shelf.

Thanks for making it an exceptional home away from home.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really happy you enjoyed your stay at Big Rock. It really is special to have a camp fire up in the Rock House, no matter what the weather you can still have a great time. Hope to see you again. John
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Great Weekend; Beautiful Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Big Rock Log Cabin for my girlfriend's birthday this past weekend. The cabin was very clean and well kept. It had all the amenities of home and it was really great to be able to bring our dog along for the weekend. The fire pit in the rock shelter is not to be missed, we were able to enjoy an evening fire while it rained. Definitely visiting again!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful to have you with us. Great guests. Look forward to your return. John
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Great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have had better accommodations for the price and location. Wide range assortment of art in the cabin. Fire pit is the best ever. Anything you could need was in the cabin. Clean as well. Would definitely recommend. We will be returning.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to have you at Big Rock and glad you enjoyed you stay. Look forward to having you again. John
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This was an amazing cabin. Location was breathtaking and the cleanliness was the best ever!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great experience from start to finish. Accommodations were perfect. The fire pit under the cliff was one of a kind! Hiking at RRG is a must do!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful, you are a great guest and we hope you will return to the Gorge soon and enjoy another stay at Big Rock.
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We had a terrific time at Big Rock cabin and would highly recommend it!

  • 5 of 5

We are grandparents who can still hike. We took our 9 and 13 year old grandchildren for three nights. The cabin was perfect. Loved the artwork; even had an art appreciation 20 minutes where each of us picked our favorite and talked about the piece. The kids were especially observant of the works and did a great job on the critiques. Kitchen was well supplied. Hot water was abundant. Outside with nature was a joy and kept our kids busy the whole time we were there. We want to go back!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful to have you with us. Thanks for taking such good care of Big Rock. You are welcome back anytime. John
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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