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Fall Get Away! Cozy Country Cabin W/ Hot Tub, Backyard Pond, Gas Log Fireplace

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 BR, one down, one loft BR. WIFI, TV, DVD player, covered deck overlooks pond.

This cabin is is nestled in the countryside and has a gorgeous view, especially in the autumn months! It's far enough off the beaten path, yet close enough to the many tourist attractions that our county has to offer.

From the moment you arrive, you will admire the magnificent oak trees that surround the back yard. The rolling pastures and distant woods are very easy on the eyes.

A 3-4 person hot tub sits on the covered back deck for your enjoyment and pleasure.

This property features your very own private backyard pond, just a few steps away from the back deck of the cabin, and it is well stocked with Bluegill and Bass, so bring your fishing pole. The fishing is great at this pond.

A small loft bedroom is located on the second floor and has a full size bed. To access the second floor bedroom, there is a ladder. This ladder leading to the upstairs bedroom is not suitable for young children, the elderly, or physically impaired.

The cabin has it's original hardwood flooring in most of the rooms giving it a rustic look.

The kitchen is stocked with many amenities. It has a microwave, full size stove/oven, full size upright refrigerator, coffee pot, crock pot, toaster, small electric grill, and other goodies.

The main floor bedroom area has a queen bed with a thick memory foam mattress, a dresser, and wall heater. There is also a floor to ceiling chimney that is made from field stones found years ago right on this property. It contains a gas log, which is in operation seasonally.

The living room area has a Lazy Boy rocker recliner chair, a pull out sofa that converts into a full size bed, and a flat screen 32" television and DVD player. The television has Flexpack Dish programming, plus the local Lexington channels and ESPN for all you sports fans.

This cabin is equipped with high speed internet so you can steam movies from your device, or surf the internet.

The bathroom is a full bath, containing a tub/shower combination.

Cook some burgers or steaks on the charcoal grill for dinner.

You may want to have a campfire in the backyard fire pit. Watch the dancing flames and glowing embers while you sit under a starlit sky. Sorry, we do not supply wood for the fire pit. You can either bring your own wood, or purchase some at the local gas stations or grocery stores in London, the nearest town.

Your well behaved and housebroken pet is welcome to accompany you for an additional charge of $10.00 per day per pet. Limit two pets per stay. For your pets' safety, you must keep it leashed or tied up at all times when it is outdoors. Pets must be in a crate indoors if you are going to leave it alone. If you have plans to bring your pet, please mention this to us as you are making your reservation.

Please note that this cabin is not equipped nor suitable for large gatherings, get togethers, or family reunions. Maximum occupancy allowed at all times, including the registered overnight guests, are 10 people.

Your visit would not be complete without a trip to Cumberland Falls State Park. The park has "The Niagara of the South" waterfalls. It also has hiking trails all around. The park is about a 45 min. drive from the cabin.

Renfro Valley Music Center is only a 15 min. drive away. If you are a fan of country style music, you may want to check them out.

Other places and events that may be of interest to you include:

Wildcat Harley Davidson store is located on the north end of London, 10 miles south.

Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park is 15 miles south, in London.

Camp Wildcat Civil War Battle Historical Site is about 1 1/2 miles away.

The Original Colonel Sander's Cafe and Museum, Corbin, KY. Located approximately 20 miles south, eat where the Kentucky Fried Chicken began.

Speaking of food, there are many different restaurants in nearby London, KY.

This is just a short list of things you can do while you are visiting. There are many other special events going on year round in nearby London that may interest you. Just ask when you inquire and I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

More Details

Property Manager
Julee Skarka
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

About Julee Skarka

My husband Pete and I are orginally from Northern Illinois. We moved down to Kentucky in 2001, and absolutely love it here. Pete had lived in Kentucky in the past when he attended MSU and fell in love at that time with the beautiful countryside.

Julee Skarka purchased this cabin in 2001

Why Julee Skarka chose East Bernstadt

We love living in the country, and when we first set eyes on this piece of property, it was love at first sight! We really do feel like we have a small piece of heaven right here. The rolling hillsides, the deep woods, and the beautiful sunrises and sunsets just confirm the fact that we made the right choice by moving to Kentucky.

What makes this cabin unique

We are very near to the Daniel Boone National Forest which gives us great wooded views all around. There are numerous trails everywhere, great for hiking, which we both love to participate in. We chose this property over all others because of it's beauty, tranquility, and seclusion.

We desire that you would feel 'at home' while you are here, and we are dedicated to give you the best service possible. It is our goal that every guest who visits comes away feeling refreshed and re-newed, and our hope is that you would desire to visit us again in the future.


East Bernstadt Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Tub/shower combination, vanity, nightlight. We supply bath towels, hand towels, wash cloths, shower mat for floor, soap, shampoo, hair conditioner and hair dryer. Propane wall heater for extra comfort in the cold months.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , See bedroom notes below.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2nd floor bedroom. Access gained via ladder/stair combo.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • The bedroom area has a queen size bed with a Serta brand foam mattress, (very comfortable!) Also has a 5 drawer dresser, and a wall heater. A 4 foot wide floor to ceiling genuine field stone chimney containing a gas log fireplace which faces the bed gives the room a warm, romantic glow. Fireplace is seasonal only. In the living room area, there is a sofa/sleeper full size. A small loft bedroom is located on the second floor. It has a full size bed and dresser. It is accessed via ladder. Also has it's own window air conditioner.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
We are only a short 5 min. drive from Wildcat Adventures Offroad Park, the recipient of the 2015 Hospitality Award for Laurel County. Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer Adjacent to Wildcat Civil War battleground, miles of horse riding/hiking trails, farm pond fishing, 12 X 30 foot attached covered deck, outstanding views. 10 miles from World Famous Chicken Festival. Five miles from Rockcastle Rivers' canoeing.


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Fall Get Away! Cozy Country Cabin W/ Hot Tub, Backyard Pond, Gas Log Fireplace
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Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was beautiful and a great getaway from the city. Very easy to find just 10 min off the highway, but close to some great hiking. A very cozy set up and Julee made it all very easy!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous area!! Super clean cabin, very quiet and peaceful. The most friendly and sweet horses were a HUGE bonus!! Loved petting them and giving them treats. The owners are just precious and are extremely helpful and very kind.

Will definitely go back again. 5 stars and then some!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and relaxing. Beautiful scenery!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the quietness and isolation. Pete and Julee are special, pleasant hosts we really enjoyed meeting!!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Earl and family were a pleasure to have as guests at Bluegill Cabin. We welcome them back anytime. They left the cabin very clean, communication was excellent.
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Perfect getaway spot.

  • 5 of 5

Close to a variety of activities, lots to do and see no matter what you are into.

Beautiful sunrise and sunsets on the pond in the backyard. Relax on the deck or in the hot tub watching hummingbirds (which my wife loved).

Very quiet only natures sounds can be heard in the morning and evenings.

We loved it as did our dog. We’ll do it again.

You won’t be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I loved the property

  • 4 of 5

Everything was just as I expected.

The owners were very nice we enjoyed the pond and the horses.

I did think that the bed was too soft for me.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was great

  • 5 of 5

Nice and friendly land owners

Had a great time relaxing and enjoying time away from everything

Plan to come back soon

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Lexington, KY
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Shilohs Roadhouse
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
London Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 75 exit 49
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Gondolier, Cracker Barrel, Cheddars
Nearest Ski
150 Miles
Beach Mountain
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Laurel Lake, Cumberland Lake
Car: necessary

10 Miles North of London, Ky. 3 Miles Off I-75 Exit 49

Wildcat Adventures, off road park, 3 miles

30 minutes from Historic Boone Tavern in Berea, Kentucky.

15 minutes from Renfro Valley live musical & comedy performances in Mt. Vernon, Kentucky

1 mile from Wildcat Mountain Civil War Monument

40 miles to Cumberland Falls State Park, Niagra of the south!

Other activities and attractions:

Colonel Harland Sanders Original Resturant & Museum: 15 miles

Daniel Boone Motocross Park

Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park: 13 miles

London Dragway

Rockcastle River Trading Co.: 6 miles

Wildcat Harley-Davidson: 10 miles

Annual Nearby Events:

Christmas on Main, London, KY Usually 1st weekend in Dec.

World Famous Chicken Festival, London, KY: Last full weekend in Sept.

Wildcat Mt. Civil War Battle: 3rd weekend in October

Redbud Bike Ride, London: April

Cruisin on Main, London (classic car show) 3rd weekend April through September


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $125
Pet Fee $25 + Tax

Rates may change without notice throughout the year.
If there are more than two people staying, there is an extra person per day charge of $5.00 per person per night.
Cancellation policy is as follows: a cancellation within 7 days of your reservation, we will not issue a refund. If you cancel between 7 and 30 days of your reservation, we will refund 1/2 of whatever amount you paid upon booking. If you cancel your reservation before 30 days of your arrival, there is a full refund of what you paid upon booking.
Pets are allowed. They must be well trained, housebroken, etc.
The pet fee is $25.00 per pet for 3 nights or less. Over 3 nights, fee is $10.00 per night. Limit of two pets per stay.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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