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Kentucky Retreat

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Last updated: 04/25/2011

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Berea house description

Hill House on Happiness Hills Farm in the pinnacles area of Kentucky near Berea, is an ideal place for reunions, retreats, meetings, visiting sites in Kentucky, exploring Appalachian crafts, hiking or just enjoying a vacation away from things.

The 80 acre farm includes a lake where fishing is permitted for guests, a creek just below Hill house with minnows and crawdads, fields where deer may be seen and a large remodeled tobacco barn for gatherings and activities.

Hill House offers a lot of options sleeping from 4-18. It is part of a retreat center that includes a smaller Gate House and a barn and large activities center. Adding Gate House (VRBO 161638) can add 4 or 5 more persons. The barn and Harmony Center assembly hall add great space for activities, gatherings, parties, etc.

The Hill House main floor unit has two bedrooms with 1 bath, kitchen, spacious living and dining areas and can sleep 4-7 people. An upstairs dormitory with additional bath adds beds for up to 6 more. A ground floor unit adds an additional bedroom, two baths, kitchen and gathering room. Up to 5 can sleep in the ground floor area. the main floor has a covered deck and ground floor has a covered porch.

Many Kentucky attractions are nearby or within a modest drive, including hiking trails to East and West Pinnacle on Indian Fort Mountain, Berea College, Old Town Berea, Kentucky Folk Arts Center at Berea, Berea College Square, Tater Knob Pottery and Bybee Pottery, Renfro Valley and Kentucky Music Hall of Fame, Kentucky Horse Park, Shakertown, Constitution Square in Danville, My Old Kentucky Home in Bardstown, Boonesboro State Park, Daniel Boone Forest, Natural Bridge State Park, Red River Gorge, Lake Cumberland, Cumberland Falls, Levi Jackson State Park at London, and many other sites. For a list of area activities contact Berea Tourism or Kentucky Tourism.

A website for Happiness Hills Farm provides more information about the site, surroundings and retreats, reunions and other gatherings.

Keywords: House

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Non Smoking Only
              • Children Welcome
              • Pets Considered
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Events Allowed

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17, Beds for 14-17

              • The Edisto Room: 6 twin/ single

                Dormitory Style space on the third floor...moreless

              • The Kilday Room: 1 queen

                On the second (main) floor...moreless

              • The Fleenor Room: 1 queen

                On the second (main) floor...moreless

              • The Martin Room: 2 twin/ single

                On the first (ground) floor...moreless

              • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)...moreless

              Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining:

                The Ground Floor and the Main Floor both have dining areas with seating for six or more....moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:


              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Pantry Items
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Kitchen
              • Ice Maker
              • Seating for 6 people


              • Clothes Dryer
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Air Conditioning
              • Linens Provided
              • Heating
              • Towels Provided
              • Parking
              • Living Room
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board
              • Parking Off Street
              • Washing Machine

              Other Amenities

                  • large converted tobacco barn for activities, campfire area, corn-hole game, horseshoes, tetherball. Also assembly hall for up to 80 guests, with bathroom and kitchen...moreless


                  • Games
                  • Books
                  • Toys
                  • CD Player
                  • Stereo
                  • VCR
                  • Music Library
                  • Television
                  • DVD Player
                  • Video Library


                  • Free Long Distance
                  • Telephone
                  • Internet
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Balcony
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Location & View

                      • Mountain View


                      • Restaurants
                      • Horseshoes
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Hiking
                      • Fishing


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                      Hill House Ground Floor (2 twin beds, dbl sofabed) .....$ 75/nt ..... $ 450/wk
                      Hill House Main Floor (2 queen bedrooms) ..... $ 100/nt .....$ 600/wk
                      Additional guests (dlb sofabed, sgl sofabed).....$10/person
                      Add Upper Floor Dormitory (6 Singles) ..... $ 15/person/nt .....$ 90/person/wk
                      Whole House: all floors (sleeps 17) ..... $250/night ..... $1500/wk
                      One-time cleaning/linen fee $35 per area or $70 for all areas
                      Pets (Ground floor only) $5/night
                      Kentucky has a 6% sales tax and 1% transient tax

                      Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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                      Visiting crafts and artisans workshops. Berea is Folk Arts and Crafts Capital of Kentucky.


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2009

                      About the owner: Owners Bill and Rose Ramsay enjoy the Bridge for Peace over Blue Lick Creek at the retreat center. The tree lined creek has open fields on both sides up to the flood control dam and lake from which the creek flows.

                      Why the Owner Chose Berea:
                      The retreat center is on an 80 acre farm just down the road from our house. Our 6 children and 22 grandchildren have roots in Berea so we purchased it as a way to continue a family legacy of close relationships and hospitality in the context of God's creation.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      We enjoy being away from the hustle and bustle of today's life, but not so remote that convenience and communication are lost. We enjoy the beauty of the surrounding hills and streams and room for play, hikes, meditation and good fellowship.

                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english

                      Guestbook comments from the owner

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                      • HILL HOUSE AND BARN IN WINTER

                        HILL HOUSE AND BARN IN WINTER

                      • LIVING ROOM COUCH HIDES A QUEEN BED

                        LIVING ROOM COUCH HIDES A QUEEN BED



                      • LAKE IN AUTUMN

                        LAKE IN AUTUMN

                      • CONVENIENT KITCHEN AND COUNTER

                        CONVENIENT KITCHEN AND COUNTER

                      • Space for activities

                        Space for activities

                      VRBO #229369

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                      This listing was first published here in 2009.

                      Date last modified - Monday, March 24, 2014


                      3 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 17

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                      (859) 986-7831 (Kentucky, USA)

                      Speaks: english
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