|Minimum Stay||1 - 3 nights|
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Come and enjoy a fall get away in this cozy, comfortable cottage. Cooler temperatures, foliage changing colors on the trees, and crisp, fresh country air make this a pleasant time of year to visit.
We are conveniently located only 7 min. from exit 49 off I-75. Far enough in the country, yet close enough to nearby London, KY, and Mt. Vernon, KY. (Home of the Renfro Valley Entertainment Center). You are only 5 min. away from fun if you bring your 4 wheeler to visit the award winning Wildcat Adventures Off road park. Ride the miles and miles of trails by day, then return to the cottage and enjoy a camp fire in the fire pit. Or, just sit on the covered back deck and enjoy the view of the pond and the surrounding wooded areas. You may want to sit on the floating dock at the pond and feed the numerous fish that will appear. (we supply you with the food for them).
Feel free to walk around the property and breathe in the fresh, country air. You may even get a glance of deer or turkey.
If you are an avid bird watcher, you will enjoy the various birds who will visit the bird feeder right outside the front window. Cardinals, nut hatches, goldfinches, blue jays, woodpeckers, and chickadees are the most common birds that are seen.
Watch the three resident horses graze in the fields surrounding you. If you wish, you may feed them carrots and apples. Our horses are very gentle and love our guests, especially ones who come bearing treats!
The inside of this cottage is loaded with character and charm of days gone by; it even has a real tree trunk in it! Almost everything that you would need is provided for you; just bring your clothes, food, and drinks, plus fishing poles and bait if you enjoy fishing. See the 'amenities' section to see a complete list of what is supplied for our guests.
The massive floor to ceiling genuine field stone chimney containing a gas log gives a warm, cozy glow to the bedroom. (Fireplace is on seasonal, usually between late September through mid April).
The cottage has high speed unlimited WIFI for your convenience.
A 32 inch flat screen television in the living room area with Dish programs, including local Lexington channels are included, plus four Epix Movie channels for your viewing enjoyment. The cottage also has a DVD player, so bring your favorite movies with you.
A Lazy Boy rocker/recliner to relax on and a couch that converts into a queen sized sleeper bed is also part of the living room decor.
Finished original wood flooring is in the kitchen, living room, and bedroom and adds a rustic touch to the inside of the cottage.
The kitchen is large, and fully stocked with all sorts of amenities.
The cottage has a full size bathroom with a shower/tub plus a wall heater of it's own so that you will be warm after bathing or showering.
Your well behaved and housebroken pet is welcome to accompany you for an additional charge of $25.00 per visit per pet under three days. Over three days, the fee is $10.00 per day per pet. Limit of two pets per stay. If you have plans to bring your pet, please mention this to us as you are making your reservation.
(At check in, you will be required to sign a rental agreement stating number of pets and overnight guests in your party.)
The cottage also has ample parking for your truck/trailer if you plan on bringing your ATV.
Renfro Valley Music Center is only a 15 min. drive from the cottage.
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 of the cottage.
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 from the cottage.
Cumberland Falls State Park, the 'Niagara of the South' is 42 miles away, approx. 40 min. drive. It is a 'must see' to put on your list of things to do!
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.
Hiking trails are plentiful in our area; feel free to roam wherever you wish on our land. (70 acres). There are also more hiking trails on the land bordering ours that you may hike on.
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.
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. We currently have a small farm and raise chickens and have three pleasure horses for our personal use, plus Holstein calves.
Julee Skarka purchased this cottage in 2001
We love horses and 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.
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 both horseback riding and 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.
5 months later and I still can't get over how amazing my boyfriend and my getaway was here. This was the perfect little cottage.
Every morning/night we would go out and feed the horses and fishes and take a walk on the beautiful property. At night, we would snuggle up by the fireplace. I would recommend going to Lake Cumberland while visiting, it was gorgeous! It was all so peaceful and nice to get away from the crazy work life. I can't wait until we are fortunate enough to come back.
Thank you Julee and Pete for the wonderful experience!!!
My grandson and I had the honor to stay at the Blue gill cabin for a week and we loved it. The view from the deck is so beautiful. The humming birds were amazing, we did a video of them. No one would of believed there were so many. The cabin was spotless inside and outside. The pond was my grandsons favorite part. He spent a lot of time fishing and swimming in it. Pete went out of his way to help my grandson dig up worms. Julee made sure we had all the humming bird feeders filled and goof for the other birds and fish. If you want a peaceful place to stay and two amazing people to look over your needs this is the place for you. Julee and Pete the owners are like angels watching over you.
God Bless both of them.
The cabin was exactly like like it was described, I have already told family members that they need to go and stay there. We went to Cumberland falls and on a train ride in Sterns, Kentucky. The battle field down the street was very interesting. The dollar game going on in the cabin is a lot of fun also.
Debbie and Grant
The cabin was spotless and Julee and Pete were very nice. Their place is very well maintained I wish we would have had more time to explore around it. The cabin had everything we needed for the weekend and those hummingbirds will keep you entertained the entire time as well as all of the other birds that come around. It was a relaxing stay for the most part. The night we arrived the neighbors who live down behind the barn were riding dirt bikes until the sun went down so the noise and smell of that somewhat detracted from an otherwise beautiful and peaceful evening. But it didn't go on past sunset and even if it did you probably wouldn't have heard it over the frogs and crickets. It is so nice that they allow pets and we were able to bring our dog along with us but there were two other dogs that we saw roaming the property a couple times. I don't think they belonged to the owners but maybe the neighbors? They came up around the cabin the first night and didn't seem to mind our presence but the following evening when I was down at the dock with our dog the larger one of the two approached us barking and growling in an aggressive manner (ears back, hair standing up). She followed us in the same manner until we were halfway back to the cabin. Anyway, nothing came of it but we were planning to walk around the property some before we left the next morning but not knowing the story with the dogs decided to check out the nearby Camp Wildcat site instead which by the way was worth the time if you like those kinds of things. We managed to lock ourselves out of the cabin as the key we had only unlocked the front door lock and being in the habit of locking doors we locked the deadbolt as well and exited through the back door when we left. When we called Julee and Pete they weren't home and had to come back to let us in. They were very gracious and understanding and in the end it just caused us to spend more time out on the back porch with the hummingbirds so no harm. There are a lot of things to do in the area including ATV's, canoe/kayaking, hiking, etc. I would recommend their place but you just might ask about the dogs if you plan to bring your pet and make sure you know which locks the key fits and you'll be good!
Spectacular! This getaway is out of a story book- will definitely be returning. Couldn't have been better. Julee and Pete do an amazing job at preparing everything for your stay- highly advise staying here.
we really enjoyed our stay at the cottage. Feeding the fish and the horses was so fun. it became our favorite part of the stay. the cottage was well equipped and offered everything we needed. the location was close to many historic attractions. julee and pete were so nice even giving us corn from their garden. we look forward to staying there again in the future.
We had a great time during our stay. We enjoyed watching the hummingbirds and feeding the horses and fish. We enjoyed walking around the property and relaxing during our extended weekend. We did have some issues with receiving our deposit back because they said we had more guests than we actually did. After many emails and a few phone calls, we were refunded some of it, but still ended up paying for one night for a guest we never had.
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
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
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 25 2016
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest|
Jan 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $9 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$100|
|Cleaning Fee||$40 + Tax|
|Pet Fee||$25 + Tax|
If there are more than two people staying, there is an extra person per day charge of $8.00 per person per night.
One night stays are effective only Sunday through Thursday nights. Weekend nights Friday and Saturday, require a two night min. stay.
Cancellation policy is as follows: a cancellation within 7 days of your reservation, we will not issue a refund. If you cancel between the 7 days and before 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.
Holiday weeks or weekends in 2016 the following rates and stay requirements are:
Thanksgiving Week, 11/23 through 11/26: Three night min. stay, $105.00 per night.
Christmas Weekend, 12/23 through 12/26: Three night min. stay, $105.00 per night.
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.