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Big South Fork -Large Cabin Backs up - Dan Boone National Park

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Cabin driveway backing up to National Parks: Big South Fork & Dan Boone N. Par

Cabin driveway 
backing up to National Parks: Big South Fork  & Dan Boone N. Par Looking down into Great Room from lofted bedroom area. Spacious area w fireplace Upstairs large lofted bedroom. In this lofted area are a king, full and twin bed Kitchen View from back deck in summertime Great room View from back deck in summertime Photo taken from kitchen into great room Great room Looking down into great room from upstairs loft Kitchen showing sacked washer and dryer and antique decor Front of cabin view in winter shown so you can see through the trees Fenced driveway leading from road to cabin shown in wintertime Lofted area Double bed. Our beds are VERY comfortable as that is something important to us! Front foyer leading into kitchen and great room area

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Last updated: 02/06/2014
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  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Stearns cabin description

This cabin is a unique place. It is available seasonally from late April 1-October 30. The setting is so that it backs up to two National Forest properties: The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area and The Daniel Boone National Forest. The 1200 square foot cabin is the last property before entering Big South Fork Park . The cabin is available for rental SEASONALLY from April to November.

The view from the large,covered back porch is mountains and hills as far as the eye can see. The cabin is nicely equipped for 7 persons to stay in beds very comfortably. There is floor space for 4 more with 2 additional airbeds. The cabin has a covered front porch with a swing and a huge back deck overlooking the gorgeous view with lots of patio furniture and a grill for your enjoyment. Half of the back deck is covered.

There are 2 bedrooms. The one downstairs has a queen bed and the other is a huge lofted room with a memory foam king, a double bed and a twin bed in it, as well as lots of additional floor space in the lofted area for sleeping space (2 air mattresses are available for use). Full bathroom is upstairs off the lofted room. Downstairs in the large vaulted ceiling great room there is a sofa and love seat as well as other comfy seating.

There is a table for eating on the back deck. There are 2 kitchen tables inside - one in the dining area between kitchen and great room and one in the great room. CD player, TV and DVD player, with cable TV hookup, washer and dryer make this cabin very comfortable and accommodating.

Nearby in front of the cabin is a 4 plank oak with gates near the cabin and also directly off the road. There is accessibility off the road and also via a gravel driveway that comes right up to the side of the cabin. This is a wonderful place to come and be right in the face of thousands of acres of some of nature's finest playground.

The South Fork Branch of the Cumberland River is about 1.25 mile hike away boasting white water seasonally. Cabin is about 1/2 mile before Big South Fork Park Entrance on Hwy 742 (aka, Mine 18 Road) Historic Blue Heron Mining Camp Park boundary is 1 mile away and Blue Heron Campground is close by. This cabin is well loved and we enjoy sharing it with people.

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Keywords: Cabin, Big South fork, South Fork, Mountain, Forest, Mountain view, Secluded, Comfortable, Daniel Boone National Forest, Blue Heron, History, Coal Mining, Beautiful, Large cabin, King Bed, King Size Bed, Mountain View, Historic, Perfect, Relaxing

Property Type

      • Cabin

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

              • Pets Considered

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 7-11

              Bathrooms: 1.5 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Refrigerator

              Amenities

              • Linens Provided:

                high thread count linens for your comfort...moreless

              • Air Conditioning
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Parking Off Street
              • Washing Machine
              • Gas Fireplace
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer

              Entertainment

              • Music Library:

                Several CD's in library. Mostly classical musci...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Basic cable TV service...moreless

              • CD Player

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio
              • Balcony
              • Outdoor Grill

              Location & View

                  • Mountain View:

                    Gorgeous view from large back deck overlooking the forest and mountains...moreless

                  Activities

                  • Swimming
                  • Cycling
                  • Rafting
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Fishing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Hunting
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Restaurants
                  • Shopping
                  • Hiking
                  • Antiquing
                  • Sight Seeing

                  Other Activities

                      • Property backs up to National Forest Land. Big South Fork is 125,000 acres!!!!!!!!! Fishing/hiking/Horseback Riding Galore...moreless
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • We had a wonderful vacation

                        We had a wonderful vacation

                        • Guest thomas m.
                        • Date of stay 10/29/13
                        • Review Submitted 11/21/13
                        Tremendous hikes and breathtaking natural beauty in the immediately surrounding areas, and the cabin itself has a wonderfully secluded feel. We'll be back.

                        Recommended for: Pet owners, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • Paradise!!

                        Paradise!!

                        • Guest Caline (Malvern Ar United States)
                        • Date of stay 09/15/13
                        • Review Submitted 09/24/13
                        What a lovely cabin to "get away"!!!!! Away from the hustle and bustle.....great scenery, quite.....Loved staying there! Highly recommend!

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway.

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                      • Totally enjoyable

                        Totally enjoyable

                        • Guest Charlotte A. (Jacksonville, Florida)
                        • Date of stay 08/17/13
                        • Review Submitted 09/09/13
                        We had the good fortune to spend three nights at the cabin. Everything was clean, everything was provided. Quiet and serene. Highly recommend, plenty of beds, clean linens and very roomy for even a large gathering. Great central location to see all the falls and parks.

                        Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • Beautiful!

                        Beautiful!

                        • Guest Roadtripper (United States)
                        • Date of stay 07/26/13
                        • Review Submitted 07/31/13
                        We drove down from Wisconsin on a short trip and stayed 2 nights at the cabin. It was a lot of fun, the cabin was clean and beds were comfy. The deck off of the back of the house was definitely the highlight, we relaxed out there all day! Lisa was very helpful and accommodating. The cabin driveway was a little difficult to find in the dark, I would recommend arriving during daylight or asking very detailed questions about how to spot the entrance ahead of time. We will be back!

                        Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • Grandparents, Kids & Grandkids (10 Total)

                        Grandparents, Kids & Grandkids (10 Total)

                        • Guest None (Murfreesboro, TN)
                        • Date of stay 07/03/13
                        • Review Submitted 07/10/13
                        Needs circle drive & level turn-around area. Access & parking for three vehicles was dicey with the heavy rain we experienced. The cabin was a little tight for three families but would be fine for two couples. We may return in the fall with another couple. We all enjoyed the cabin. I suggest more pictures for a better understanding of the layout. A great area to visit.

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • Great cabin in all natural setting

                        Great cabin in all natural setting

                        • Guest Anonymous
                        • Date of stay 04/13/13
                        • Review Submitted 04/19/13
                        We really enjoyed our stay here. The cabin is large and comfortably furnished, with a sitting porch on the front and the back, to catch the sun both rising and setting. There are no close neighbors, so you can see and hear nature at it's finest. The park is just down the road with excellent hiking trails and other activities. The owners were very responsive and friendly, and solved issues we had even though they were out of state. They have provided books, games, music and other amentiies to make the cabin feel homey, and every thing we needed for a comfortable stay was there. This cabin is in the woods at the top of a mountain. It's a beautiful area. If I had small children, I would be worried about them playing outside on the mountain side, because it's rocky and steep in some places (and we live on 'flat land'). Our dogs had a blast though! We highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a get-away.

                        Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                      • Met our needs perfectly!

                        Met our needs perfectly!

                        • Guest Vic (Knoxville, TN USA)
                        • Date of stay 09/28/12
                        • Review Submitted 10/14/12
                        Great relaxing no fuss cabin. Needs small table in downstairs 1/2 bathroom for toiletries and needed paper towels and dishwashing liquid. Otherwise - perfect!

                        Recommended for: Girls getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/2

                      • Beautiful!

                        Beautiful!

                        • Guest Karla (Brownsville, WI)
                        • Date of stay 06/02/12
                        • Review Submitted 06/26/12
                        We spent a wonderful week at this beautiful cabin! Had a great time and would recommend to anyone else visiting the area! Lots to do and see! Thanks for the wonderful hospitality!

                        Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                      • Hiking Headquarters

                        Hiking Headquarters

                        • Guest Stacy (Smithfield, KY)
                        • Date of stay 05/07/12
                        • Review Submitted 05/15/12
                        This is the 2nd time we've rented this cabin and you really just can't beat the charm and the price. It is literally the last house on the left before you enter BSF and there is enough hiking for a whole week! The BSF train ride is also a hit and it is maybe 10 minutes away. It is nearly impossible to find the first time you go, but once you know where it is, it's golden - pretty secluded! We LOVE the 2 dining size tables as we do puzzles/games on one that we can leave out and eat on the other! Also LOVE being able to do laundry b/c that area seems to get good steady rain in Spring/Fall and hiking can be messy! Our kids were 2 and 3 when we first rented, so no problem with stairs...if you have toddlers, you would want a safety gate i think... the roof is metal too so we LOVE to hear the rain! and the deck is partially covered so you can still sit out with morning coffee even in the rain. Love this place!

                        Recommended for: Girls getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                      • Hodge Family

                        Hodge Family

                        • Guest Bob (Erlanger, KY 41018)
                        • Date of stay 04/05/12
                        • Review Submitted 04/15/12
                        1. There were recent repairs in the cabin that had not been completed. 2. The cabin need better air flow. The windows didn’t open and it got hot inside. The only way to cool it off was to leave the doors open. 3. The worst item we had a problem with was there was no room to turn around at the end of the drive way. We got our pick-up truck stuck turning it around and had to go to the Blue Herron Campground and get our friends 4x4 to pull our truck out. 4. The drive way needs additional gravel and/or paved large in ruts that caused the underside of the car to drag. 5. Other than the above items we enjoyed the cabin.

                        Recommended for: Pet owners, families with young children, families with teenagers.

                        Owner response: We appreciate all our reviews to help potential vacationers to know what to expect, what is fun to do, etc. However in this case I think it best if I explain a little. There was a water line problem in the ceiling of the kitchen that occurred March 30,2012(the day before our first renter of the season) and was repaired on the same day. The caretenders for the cabin elected not to patch the drywall that covered the waterline until several back to back renters had used the cabin and were gone. They were concerned about the odor, dust etc and assumed that our guests would rather have a blemish in the ceiling than the other inconveniences. Additionally, there has been quite a bit of rain and bad weather in the area which has washed away gravel in the driveway. New gravel will be in place ASAP .There is an alternative place to park with plenty of room to turn around, but for convenience many guests like to park right beside the cabin which is where turn around is difficult in a larger vehicle. There are 2 air conditioning units in the cabin for use when cool air or ventilation is needed. We are truly sorry for any inconvenience.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/6

                       
                      $99/night for up to 4 persons  OR  $500 per week
                      $ 5 additional per night per person if more that 4 ppl
                      10% Ky tax added to fees
                      $50.00 cleaing fee at departure
                      Payment by Check or Paypal
                      $200.00 refundable deposit
                      after departure inspection
                      

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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 02/06/2014
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                      21 Unavailable
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                      Location

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                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2002

                      About the owner: Jamie and Lisa bought the property originally as a base for horseback riding but health problems have ended that activity. The cabin is a great getaway and we enjoy sharing with others. Nothing fancy but very comfortable and in such a unique setting where you can be a few miles from a grocery but feel like you are hundreds of miles away

                      Why the Owner Chose Stearns:
                      Proximity to the forest and hiking, wildlife, peaceful setting, perfect getaway .

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
                      Quiet, safe, comfortable, beautiful surroundings


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                      Speaks: english
                       

                      Photos

                      • Cabin driveway 
backing up to National Parks: Big South Fork  & Dan Boone N. Par

                        Cabin driveway backing up to National Parks: Big South Fork & Dan Boone N. Par

                      • Upstairs large lofted bedroom. In this lofted area are a king, full and twin bed

                        Upstairs large lofted bedroom. In this lofted area are a king, full and twin bed

                      • View from back deck in summertime

                        View from back deck in summertime

                      • View from back deck in summertime

                        View from back deck in summertime

                      • Great room

                        Great room

                      • Kitchen showing sacked washer and dryer and antique decor

                        Kitchen showing sacked washer and dryer and antique decor

                      • Fenced driveway leading from road to cabin shown in wintertime

                        Fenced driveway leading from road to cabin shown in wintertime

                      • Double bed. Our beds are VERY comfortable as that is something important to us!

                        Double bed. Our beds are VERY comfortable as that is something important to us!

                      • Looking down into Great Room from lofted bedroom area. Spacious area w fireplace

                        Looking down into Great Room from lofted bedroom area. Spacious area w fireplace

                      • Kitchen

                        Kitchen

                      • Great room

                        Great room

                      • Photo taken from kitchen into great room

                        Photo taken from kitchen into great room

                      • Looking down into great room from upstairs loft

                        Looking down into great room from upstairs loft

                      • Front of cabin view in winter shown so you can see through the trees

                        Front of cabin view in winter shown so you can see through the trees

                      • Lofted area

                        Lofted area

                      • Front foyer leading into kitchen and great room area

                        Front foyer leading into kitchen and great room area

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                      Date last modified - Thursday, January 30, 2014

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                      2 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
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