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FEATURED in USA TODAY! Charming, Cozy you that AHHH feeling!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,860 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 8) with Seasonal view of Lake Cumberland!

USA TODAY published an article noting the "Top 10 Lakeside Cottages You Can Rent" [July 2013]. Serenity Ridge Cottage was one of them!

Serene, tranquil, relaxing, and cozy is how our guests describe the feeling they get the minute they walk through the door! Our charming cottage guarantees that you will come away refreshed following your stay and wishing you didn’t have to leave!

This spacious, 3-level cottage boasts a seasonal lake view from its secluded, wooded lot. Native cedar/beaded board walls and hardwood flooring create a feeling of coziness and warmth. The screened porch is just the spot for relaxing your cares away! Wonderfully comfortable beds assure you will wake up refreshed. And, the cook in your group will absolutely love the adorable, chef-friendly kitchen equipped with every imaginable gadget and all the basic spices. Get out on the lake with your boat (put-in at Conley Bottom Marina or Point Road - both a 5 min drive) or rent a pontoon from Conley Bottom. The water is invitingly crystal clear! Great fishing too!

After your day on Lake Cumberland, gather around a fire you've built in the outdoor fire pit or snuggle in for a movie selected from our DVD library on the flat screen TV, a game of cards or a good book from our collection. Or, you can enjoy the recreational facilities of Golden Pond Resort which include: swimming pool, tennis / basketball court, a sand volleyball pit, corn hole pit, horseshoes, a gazebo with grills for picnics and a play area for the little ones.

This home is FULLY EQUIPPED, including linens, and is ready for your enjoyment! You need only bring your food and paper products. Alcoholic beverages can be purchased in Somerset [20 mins away] since Serenity Ridge sits in a dry county.

A few things to know...BEDROOM LAYOUT is a king on first level; full and x-long twin bunk bedrooms on second level; queen on lower level. The SCREENED PORCH offers cushioned, wicker furniture for relaxing with table/chairs for outdoor dining. The DECK on the front of the house is furnished and is a nice, open-air gathering spot. The LAKE VIEW is seasonal and overlooks Conley Bottom Marina through a wooded area. CELL PHONE signal easily attained for major providers and there is broadband WIRELESS INTERNET on the property. Our goal is to keep our home SMOKE-FREE; the screened porch and deck offer a relaxing place to smoke. Unfortunately, WE DO NOT ALLOW PETS in order to keep our hardwood flooring scratch-free and to ensure an ALLERGY-FREE environment for all guests. Serenity Ridge is KID-FRIENDLY. We provide 2 child gates for you to block off stairways for the safety of your little ones and a toddler chair to pull up to the dining table.

More Details

Property Manager
Kari & Vince Wardell, Owners
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About Kari & Vince Wardell, Owners

Kari & Vince live in WV, have been married for over 25 years and have 2 grown boys. Vince is a Sales Manager in the television industry. Kari is...well...a sales person / merchandiser / renovator. She spent 7 months in Kentucky during the renovation of Serenity Ridge and made our vision come to life! We enjoy getting to our lake cottage whenever we can. In September of 2014, we hosted our oldest sons wedding at Serenity Ridge and finally got to share Serenity Ridge with all our friends and family. What a beautiful time that was! And through the years, we've had the pleasure of sharing our home with many wonderful families that come together there! Enjoy!

Why Kari & Vince Wardell, Owners chose Lake Cumberland

Vince has always wanted a "little getaway place". So he began his online search at Lake Cumberland, where we spent many wonderful vacations with our best friends. And, voila! He found it! We couldn't be happier to consider ourselves residents of Monticello and Lake Cumberland!

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with the setting! Serenity Ridge is so close to the lake and while summer is great, it is absolutely spectacular in the Fall with all the trees, trees and more trees! We also loved the idea that it was within a small community and that there is a recreational area for our guests' use. The house itself needed a total over-haul and a lot of love! But all of our blood, sweat and tears has made it totally worth it! It will be our family's special place for years to come. All it needs now is the pitter-pat of tiny, grand-baby feet!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Dear Wardell Family -- We enjoyed our stay at your cottage. It was very relaxing. The cottagey touches bring back memories of times when life was simpler. We look forward to returning.
Jul 2006
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Monticello House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1860 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 1 is on the main level and bathroom 2 is on the second level.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Memory foam mattress
  • King bedroom is on the main level with private bath. Queen bedroom is on the lower-level. Double bedroom is on the second level along with the Bunk bedroom, extra-long twin mattresses for accommodating adults -- shared bath.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
SomerSplash Waterpark, an old-fashioned Drive-in Theater and shopping Mall in nearby Somerset, KY, 20 min drive.


5/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

FEATURED in USA TODAY! Charming, Cozy you that AHHH feeling!
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
Cleveland, Ohio


  • 5 of 5


That pretty much says it all. The online description and pictures perfectly described and depicted the cabin. It was all I had hoped for and even more. Joining me for the weekend were my 2 sons, their wives and my 2 granddaughters. Everyone was so impressed with the accommodations. The bunk beds were a BIG hit with my granddaughters, so you scored extra points there for sure. Rooms were a nice size, bathrooms fantastic and kitchen just wonderful. Family meals both inside and on the deck were memorable. The fire pit provided a nice relaxing environment after a long trip from Cleveland Ohio. The privacy of the enclosed patio allowed for late night discussions and an early morning quiet coffee break. The fully equipped kitchen and the outdoor grill made meal preparation a breeze.

My only regret is that I could not stay longer! I loved the location, the quiet; I now see why you call it Serenity!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Somerset/Lake Cumberland Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
US 27
Nearest Restaurant
20 Miles
Somerset [several]
Car: recommended

LAKE, LAKE, LAKE! Serenity Ridge Cottage is nestled in a secluded, wooded area on Lake Cumberland in Monticello.

5 min drive to Conley Bottom Marina & 20 min to Somerset, KY


Rates & Availability

Monticello House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off-Peak Season
Sep 17 2016 - May 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Peak Season
May 16 2017 - Sep 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $85 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

o RENTAL MINIMUMS are 3-nights during Peak Season & Holidays; 2-nights during Off-peak Season
o WEEKLY RATES are for 6-night / 7-day stays
o RATES are subject to change until reservation is confirmed, are based on an 8-person max occupancy & do not include 7% KY State Tax [6% Sales tax & 1% Transient Room tax] or the Cleaning Fee
o CHILDREN under age 10 stay free but are included in the 8-person occupancy count, unless approved by management
o RESERVATIONS are made by phone and confirmed by mail
o DEPOSIT is 50% of room rate for length of stay & is required within 7 days of reservation by check or money order. Deposits not received within 7 days will be applied to your credit card with a 5% surcharge on the deposit amount. Deposits are applied to actual stay.
o SECURITY DEPOSIT is not charged but all DAMAGES are charged. A valid credit card is required at time of booking & is required prior to check-in as a security deposit with a verification of $250 being charged to your card. All damages or missing items discovered following check-out will be charged to your credit card; guest is notified by phone or mail.
o CANCELLATION: Refund is not considered unless a 45-day minimum, written notice of cancellation is given prior to the check-in date by the person who booked the unit. If a 45-day written notice is provided, refund of deposit or credit toward an off-season stay may be given if unit is re-rented, minus a $150 non-refundable cancellation fee, depending on the circumstances. NO REFUNDS if less than 45 days written notice.
o REFUND is not given for late arrivals or early departures.
o CHECK-IN is 4:00 pm; check-out is 10:00 am. Late check-out can result in a half day room rate charge applied to your credit card.
o NON-SMOKING: Smoking permitted only on outside decks & porches. Detected smoke odor or damages from smoking will result in an automatic charge of $150.00 to your credit card for removal of odor.
o PETS are not permitted

Deposit of 50% of the room rate must be received within 7 days of booking; balance paid at check in. An $85 cleaning fee and 7% Kentucky tax will be paid in addition to room rate. Weekly rentals are 6 nights/7 days.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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