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Kentucky Retreat

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Hill House and the Barn in the winter

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Last updated: 03/12/2015
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  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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.


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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

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

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

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

Entertainment

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

Attractions

  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Horseshoes
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Hiking

Dining

  • Dining:

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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

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

Outside

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

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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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Last updated: 03/12/2015
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Location

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

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Photos

  • Hill House and the Barn in the winter

    Hill House and the Barn in the winter

  • Living room with queen hide-a-bed sofa, Hill House second floor

    Living room with queen hide-a-bed sofa, Hill House second floor

  • Dining area, Hill House second floor

    Dining area, Hill House second floor

  • The Kilday Room, Hill House second floor

    The Kilday Room, Hill House second floor

  • Relax - there are porch swings everywhere!

    Relax - there are porch swings everywhere!

  • The property includes a 10-acre lake

    The property includes a 10-acre lake

  • Full kitchen, Hill House second floor

    Full kitchen, Hill House second floor

  • The Ramsay Conference Room, Hill House first floor

    The Ramsay Conference Room, Hill House first floor

  • The Fleenor Room, Hill House Second Floor

    The Fleenor Room, Hill House Second Floor

VRBO #229369

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Monday, April 20, 2015

  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    17
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    4
  • Property type
    House
Owner
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
  • Response time: Within 2 days
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Calendar last updated: 03/12/2015
Email owner

(859)986-9075

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