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Beautiful LOG HOUSE on Horse Farm minutes to Mammoth Caves, RACEWAY, CORVETTES

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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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3 bed, 3 bath, sleeps 12-15

The leaves are just beginning to turn. With awesome displays of color in every direction. Enjoy all Fall has to offer! The minute you drive thru the gates you will love this awesome property. The beautiful log house is surrounded by green pastures, setting in middle of KY bluegrass horse country. The farm is a wonderful place to make memories that last a life time! This house sits on over 10 acres with spectacular views in every direction. The house decor was inspired by Ralph Lauren's ranch with an eclectic mix of western décor with an equestrian vibe, antiques from world travels & original works of art. Every effort has been made to insure travelers enjoy their stay. From the most comfortable beds to the fluffiest towels we have worked hard to make sure your stay is relaxing! There is a big screen TV & 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, back gammon) puzzles. Also enjoy 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 gas grill to cook on and a table for serving, to dine alfresco. The horses are 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. 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 more guests! Watch the horses graze, deer, fox and wild turkey in the morning from the deck. Where you can also 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. (There is an extra charge for riding and must be booked in advance) We will stock your fridge with your groceries/wine/liquors for an extra fee. This horse farm is a destination in itself. We are 20 minutes to Mammoth Cave 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 5 minutes to (grocery stores) 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. Conveniently located minutes to local restaurants, grocery stores and Western Kentucky University (20 minutes away). Additionally we have just added targets for archery practice. All this makes for a great stay while enjoying all the comforts of home.

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Property Manager
Jade Dixon
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016
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About Jade Dixon

I moved to KY to inspire my daughters love of horses and help her seek a career in the horse industry. 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 the farm unique with a lovely log house with a beautiful horse barn.

Jade Dixon purchased this house in 2010

Why Jade Dixon chose Kentucky

This house is a destination in itself! No need to go anywhere else! The log house was custom built as a bed & barn by the Amish. We have taken great care to furnish the house with the most comfortable beds, best pillows, fluffiest towels. Extra details to make your stay as comfortable as possible. 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 s'mores and roast marshmallows. If you want to enjoy local attractions: The home is 15 minutes to Mammoth Cave in 1 direction, 15 minutes to Bowling Green in the other Beech Bend is 10-12 minutes, Corvette Museum is 10 minutes. Glasgow is 15 minutes east of the house. Nashville is 40 minutes south. The house has 2 grocery stores 5 minutes away.

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 decorated (in the Ralph Lauren style of his personal Ranch). The master suite has a beautiful big spa tub. On the Deck enjoy a BBQ and dine while watching 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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based on 21 traveler reviews

Beautiful LOG HOUSE on Horse Farm minutes to Mammoth Caves, RACEWAY, CORVETTES
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 23 reviews

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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Spacious, secluded, and relaxing home

  • 5 of 5

The host described the amenities, location, and house accurately. We found the home not only well-maintained and clean, but also stocked with many classic (and classical) novels and movies for guests to enjoy. Customer service was exceptional, particularly given how the host provided consumables -- such as dishwasher detergent -- immediately upon request, and inquired regularly yet non-intrusively of what we may need. She even made our group of 6 adults and 1 child feel so welcome as to make the stay feel like a second home to the child, who then refused to leave on the day of our departure! We would recommend this residence to our colleagues, friends, and family. We also checked accessibility to karst terrain nearby, particularly Mammoth Cave, in the planetary analog context. The location will work perfectly for research groups of up to 15 members when conducting field exploration in the Mammoth cave system. The drive did not exceed 10 minutes for us.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We work very hard to make sure our guests are not only satisfied but happy with their stay!
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wonderful property, great hostess

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time staying on Jade's farm. The house was large and roomy, and waking up to see the horses out each morning was a bonus. It is located in a very quiet area and was very relaxing. Jade was a great hostess. She answered all of our questions and had a lot of ideas for us to do activities with the kids in the area. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We take a lot of pride in assuring guests have a good stay while renting. The area has a lot to offer with free attractions for renters with small children to adults. Additionally we always make sure the houses are child proofed and can provide things like high chairs etc to make sure you have a pleasant stay!
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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!


Northern Indiana

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: If the renter had corresponded more I would have gladly let him know the coffee is supplied & the house is furnished with tons of condiments (as well as cooking oil etc) as renters frequently leave a lot of food behind (most other home owners do the same.) Why throw away usable items when new renters can use them.There is both instant coffee , ground coffee are supplied as well as coffee maker, blender, crock pot etc 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. 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 my personal residence is 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 4-6 that accommodates guests if the renters let us know in advance.
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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 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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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
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
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


Rates & Availability

Smiths Grove House Rental Rates

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Oct 1 2016 - Jan 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Smiths Grove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 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
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • 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
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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