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Jade Dixon

Member since: 2014
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Beautiful Log Home on a Working Ky Horse Farm close to attractions

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Smiths Grove House Rental Photos and Description

3 bed, 3 bath, sleeps 12

The minute you drive thru the gates you will love this awesome property with the log house, green pastures and beautiful horses setting in middle of KY bluegrass horse country.The farm has is a wonderful place to make memories that last a life time! This house sits on over 10 acres with beautiful views from every direction. The house decor was inspired by Ralph Lauren's ranch with an eclectic mix of western decor, antiques from world travels, original art work with modern appliances, Every effort has been made to insure travelers enjoy their stay. There is a dvd player in the great room with a big selection of family friendly movies with space for everyone to watch comfortably. There are lots of games (chess, checkers, backgammon) puzzles. Plus a full collection of classic books. The kitchen has everything needed for fantastic meals from pots and pans to dinnerware. The open kitchen/dining area is great for the cooks to interact with everyone while preparing the meals and room for all to eat comfortably. The deck has a hammock to kick back and read a book. Plenty of seating, a grill to cook on and a table for serving to dine alfresco. And the horses in the field adjacent to the house for everyone to enjoy watching! As well as white tail deer, fox, rabbits and wild turkey are frequent visitors. Enjoy the beauty of nature with spectacular views from the deck and windows. Relax as you watch movies and Snuggle in front of the fireplace. The living room has a sleeper sofa and 2 additional sofas as well as a beautiful stone fireplace. The master bedroom has a working fireplace. California king bed with 100% cotton Egyptian sheets and down comforter. Master suite also has a sleeper sofa and single sofa for additional sleeping. The en suite has a Jacuzzi spa bath tub built for 2. The living room has a massive fireplace with HD Big screen TV and satellite for your viewing pleasure. Adjoining dining area and full kitchen with stove, fridge, coffee maker toaster oven, all the comforts of home. There are 2 bedrooms on 1st floor with shared bath room. Additional sleepers are available to accommodate guests !

The 1st floor rooms are comfortable with Egyptian cotton sheets. Pets are welcome!

Watch horses, deer, fox and wild turkey in the morning from the deck where you can enjoy outside dining/breakfast or enjoy a mint julep while looking at beautiful rolling hills. We have horses for your riding pleasure with trails or riding lessons are available for the novice. We will stock your fridge with your groceries/wine/liquors for an extra fee. We are minutes to Mammoth Cave and National park. Also very close to the Corvette Museum and Beech Bend splash lagoon and park with Harley Drags and Drag strip. In the fall enjoy Autumn festivals, hay rides and corn mazes. Located just 1 hour north of Nashville. 1 hour south of Louisville. 1 1/2 hours to Lexington. We are centrally located and close to everything. Is antiquing your pleasure? We are minutes to Smiths Grove named KY'S #1 Antiquing Town! Stroll thru 13 different stores where you will find everything old is new again! We are surrounded by horse farms and Amish. But within minutes to local restaurants, grocery stores and Western Kentucky University. This horse farm is a destination in itself. The home is filled with original works of art. An eclectic blend of antiques, western themed decor with an equestrian vibe.We have just added targets for archery practice. All this makes for a great stay while enjoying all the comforts of home.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Jade Dixon (Property Manager)
Member since: 2014
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Jade Dixon

As a former model and actress I had traveled the world. I moved to KY to inspire my daughters love of horses and help her seek a career with horses. She and I fell in love with this home the minute we saw it as I had been collecting western décor for years. I had outgrown my former home and needed more land for our horses. We have 4 beautiful horses which is why we named the property 4 STAR HORSE FARM. Stormy is a beautiful buckskin Chincoteague pony. She is very gentle and a favorite with children and adults alike. Chocolate Chip is a beautiful Appaloosa with a hand print on his side. 'Chip' has been shown in Lexington horse park, where he has always gotten a lot of attention for his dramatic black on white spots. Marley is a Back quarter horse with a curious personality. Caliente is a roan thoroughbred with an arrow on her blaze. We love our horses. All make our farm unique with a lovely log house with a beautiful horse barn.

Jade Dixon purchased this house in 2010

Why Jade Dixon chose Kentucky

The log house was custom built as a bed & barn by the Amish. With tall windows to take advantage of the beautiful views. There is decking around the house for outdoor entertaining. As well as a gas grill for you to use. Also a fire-pit for family fun to enjoy smores and roast marshmallows.

What makes this house unique

Both the master bedroom and living area have massive stone fireplaces. The house has an eclectic blend of modern and vintage western decor. The master suite has a beautiful big spa tub. On the Deck enjoy a BBQ and watch the horses, deer and wild turkey. Beautiful sunrises and gorgeous sunsets. With amazing views for all seasons! With privacy and luxury!

Guestbook comments from the manager

It was like I had known Jade forever. Such a delight to talk to and get to know. She was so accommodating. She gave us tips as to what to see and do around Bowling Green. The log house was beautiful and accommodated my husband and, our kids, and grandkids. The grandkids loved standing on the porch watching the horses every morning and night. Since it was our 40th wedding anniversary, I booked Carrie G. a photographer from Sur La Lune out of Bowling Green, to take family pictures. What beautiful pictures with the horses and the log house and the beautiful rolling hills in the background! Memories captured forever!
Aug 2016
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Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)
Beautiful Log Home on a Working Ky Horse Farm close to attractions
average rating of 4.631579 based on 21 reviews
5

Wonderful Property and Very Helpful Owner

  • 5 of 5

Our group had a great stay at this property. It was well appointed and very clean. Jade was an excellent host. We traveled during a couple winter storms and Jade couldn't have been more helpful and concerned for our safety. She was consistently quick to respond to emails, communicate about plans and help with any request. We were very happy with our stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This group of students and advisers came on the brink of one of the biggest snow storms to hit this area. They were all sweet as could be and seemed to really enjoy the horse farm and animals!! I hope they come back for another visit soon!!
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4

The house was clean, and had what we needed.

  • 4 of 5

Jade was great, she kindly answered all my email questions with helpful detail.

The house is nice, but I did drop a half-star for the fact we were seemingly and unknowingly moving right into the owner's home and personal space, and the decor and personal items were present, making us feel a bit odd, (like possibly the coffee etc we were using is whatever she hadnt yet used).

I dropped another half-star for the description on the VRBO site stating the home sleeps 14, and it technically does counting the hide-a-bed in the master suite and another in the living room, and two air mattresses, for which there is little space to inflate. (My family of eight had a little difficulty finding confortable space for everyone).

I just want guests who are potentially staying there to get an accurate picture of what they will find, then go prepared (with these and the details in other reviews) and have a great stay!

~Grant,

Northern Indiana

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The house has 3 bedrooms (sleeps 3 couples =6 people) and 2 sleeper sofas (sleeps 2/4) as well as 6 inflatable mattresses (available by request = sleeps 6) and 2 flip chairs (Sleeps 2) The great room has ample space for mattresses and has been used for as many as 14 people. There is both instant coffee , ground coffee are supplied as well as coffee makers. As well as there are condiments for renters to use. Although we do make regular trips to the food bank with food left behind by renters. The personal items are letters and notes from former guests. The house is rarely used on a personal basis because it is constant demand and I have a house in town. As long as renters let us know in advance how many people there are, we can recommend sleeping arrangements in advance and we decline reservations if we feel it is going to be too many renters for the accommodations. As well as there is also a bonus room (not listed or pictured) that can sleep 2 more guests that accommodates guests if the renters let us know in advance.
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4

Peaceful setting, well appointed house.

  • 4 of 5

We used this property for a family reunion with 14 staying in the house. We really enjoyed the covered porch and the kids were excited to see the horses, cows, dogs and cat. the house came as advertised and we had no issues with our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always a joy when renters have a great time visiting the farm! We strive to make your time here as comfortable as possible to enjoy family and friends!
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5

Exploring Kentucky

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at 4 Star Horse Farm! From the moment we stepped into the home, we were refreshed and encouraged! Wonderfully air conditioned, clean and neat, roomy, and decorated with so many interesting artifacts and pictures. Jade was a warm and helpful host, giving us lots of info on local sites and things for children to do. We loved her horses! We enjoyed seeing them out in the pasture every morning and evening, and she even let us help groom them one evening. My husband and I, our daughter and son-in-law, and two grandsons spent a perfect week in Kentucky "horsing around", visiting Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, exploring some caves, and relaxing at Jade's home. What a great way to experience Kentucky! Thanks so much, Jade! You made our week so special. I would highly recommend Jade's beautiful log home for a taste of Kentucky hospitality in an area close to so many attractions, especially if you are a horse lover!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This house has a special charm of it's own. It is a great place to relax and enjoy KY at it's best! I am always happy to have people that love animals and have a great experience with family and friends. My goal is to help travelers make wonderful memories that last a life time!
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5

amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and a beautiful place to stay! The hostess is just fantastic and very informative for any questions you may have. I highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review! Always happy to have guests that enjoy the Horse Farm!!
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5

Awesome house, clean comfortable and helpful owner

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place. The owner was amazing to help make us comfortable, she helped us with booking tours of the Cave and offered great recommendations for restaurants and everything we needed. She was like a concierge. I wish all VRBO/Homeaway had someone like her to help with everything! It was awesome to see the horses and my daughter had fun riding! The owner sat up a haystack with a target so our other daughter could practice archery. The location was perfect for us as everything was close by. We went to Nashville and loved the quick drive and loved coming back to this house! The house is decorated in a really cool style and very clean. She made us feel right at home. We have stayed at fantastic 5 star hotels and enjoyed this more. We plan on coming back and making this an annual trip!

Michael B.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This renter was awesome. They left the house very clean and were great guests! Thank you for staying and please come again.
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Map

Mammoth Cave National Park
"One of the Natural wonders of the world. "
Beech Bend Park
"Awesome rides & Splash Lagoon is perfect summer fun!"
lost river cave
"A great way to see the underground cave system in all it's glory!!"
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nashville, TN, Louisville KY, Lexington, KY
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Sol Azteca
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Crosswinds
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I-65
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Sol Azteca, Donnitas Country Diner, Schlotskys,
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Beech Bend Amusement Park & Splash Lagoon
Car: necessary

Just 5 minutes to Antique Lovers Paradise Smiths Grove has been named KY Best Antiquing Town. 10 minutes to KY Down Under Adventure Zoo , 15 Minutes to Mammoth Cave, zip-lining, canoeing, horseback riding, 10 minutes to Corvette Museum and factory, 15 minutes to Beech Bend Amusement and Water Park, 15 minutes to over 200 restaurants in Bowling Green. 15 minutes to Lost River Cave

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Rates & Availability

Smiths Grove House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2016
Jul 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$279
$1,500
$4,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
fall
Oct 1 2016 - Jan 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$279
$1,500
$4,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$279
$1,953
$6,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 7.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

Smiths Grove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , jetted tub
  • Master bedroom has beautiful stone fireplace and en suite with spa tub and shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 sleep sofa /futon , there is a click clack sofa plus another single sofa
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , flip chairs can be moved into the foyer for more privacy
  • Master has King bed w/ Cotton Egyptian sheets as well as 2 sleeper sofas with en suite with spa tub and shower
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • spelunking
Notes:
4 Star Horse farm is minutes from Mammoth Cave National Park, Beechbend Amusement park and Splash Lagoon, The Corvette Museum, KY Down Under (Zoo), Park Mammoth Resort & Cave Valley Golf Club and Rockcastle Shooting Center , Lost River Cave, Hot Rods stadium, Smiths Grove Antique District #1 KY ANTIQUE TOWN! Western Kentucky University (WKU) Hardin Planetarium (WKU) Barren River Lake State Park Kentucky Transpark (Magna, Cannon, Shiloh, AHK, TMS) Bowling Green Hot Rods Minor League Baseball Lost River Cave Boat Tours Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center (SKYPAC) Kentucky Down Under Historic Railpark and Train Museum Kentucky Museum Baker Arboretum Aviation Heritage Park Russell Sims Aquatic Center Lovers Lane Park Soccer Complex Fountain Square Park Sloan Convention Center Barren River State Park

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