Historic Wake Robin Farmhouse

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Last updated: 11/06/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Wake Robin Farm is truly a special property with a rich past, restored to make a picturesque setting for your next stay in the Lexington Bluegrass area!
The property is set on 19 acres, .6 miles down a gravel drive from US 68, and includes the house with front and back porches, a horse barn, a cattle barn, 2 sheds, and a fenced-in yard with a fire pit out back. It offers total privacy, peace and quiet while still a quick and beautiful drive to nearby towns of Danville and Harrodsburg (both 10 miles away) and Lexington (40 miles). Make Wake Robin your home base for attending equestrian events at Keeneland and Kentucky Horse Park, visiting distilleries along the Bourbon Trail, or simply soaking in the history of the property and the town of Perryville. Interior Details: Inside, the many stages of the house's history are evident - the central living room has been restored to its original state, with gleaming cherry wood plank floors, a beamed ceiling and re-pointed stone walls. The home’s original kitchen is actually located below the main level accessible from steps off of the back porch but a modern kitchen and den was added on the main level in the mid-20th century. The house is a step back in history, but still has all of the modern necessities, including gas heaters, plenty of power outlets, wireless internet and 3 flat screen televisions with Direct TV. Additionally, all beds are brand new, purchased in 2013 and have crisp white sheets. Bathrooms have plush white towels and the house is kept stocked with basic toiletries. The kitchen has all new cookware, cutlery and dishes as well as spices.

History of the Property: Completed in 1806 by the Thompson family, it was one of the first homes built by American pioneers in the state of Kentucky and has since been named a historic landmark on the National Register of Historic Places under its official name, The William Thompson House. The house stands on what were the battlegrounds of the Civil War Battle of Perryville and it is said that the top floor served as a makeshift hospital for wounded soldiers. It is considered by the Kentucky Heritage Council to be one of the most architecturally fine historic homes in the state, notable for its impeccable stonework. The house has passed through a handful of prominent owners in its history, most recently it was the home of the Warren family in the 20th century, who named the property Wake Robin Farm. The Warrens were maternal grandparents of actor George Clooney and local stories tell that Mr. Clooney spent much time at Wake Robin. After it sat vacant for several years, the current owner fell in love with the home and spent a year renovating and furnishing it - now she relishes the opportunity to share it with others!


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Property Type

  • House
  • 0 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    Extra twin mattress can be provided on request...moreless

  • Downstairs Bedroom: 1 queen


  • Upstairs Guest Room: 2 twin/ single


  • The Triple Crown Master Room and the Heart Room are located upstairs

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Downstairs Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Upstairs Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathrooms are equipped with plush white towels and toiletries.


  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic


  • Autumn Foliage

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Surrounded by farmland, rolling hills and a creek. Think mooing cows and neighbors who drop by on horseback! ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Equestrian Events


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    High speed WiFI!...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio


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$295 $400
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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Departure Cleaning Fee $195
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 7%


There is a departure cleaning fee of $195 per stay and an additional person charge of $50 per person over 6 people.

Inquire for availability for 2 night stays and we will accommodate if possible!

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 11/06/2015
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LEX Bluegrass Airport

Car: Necessary

Wake Robin is located in Perryville, KY in the heart of the central Bluegrass region, along the Harrodsburg Road stretch of the US 68 Kentucky Scenic Byway. A 45 minute drive from Lexington or 1.5 hour drive from Louisville will take you through rolling hills and scenic pastures highlighted by miles and miles of limestone rock fences (built by Irish stone masons in the 1800s), rustic horse barns and regal equestrian estates. This path, which was once a buffalo trace and then a 1800s Shaker road, leads straight to the pebble driveway of Wake Robin, set about a half a mile back from Harrodsburg Road on a ridge overlooking a creek and acres of rolling farmland.

In addition to its natural beauty, the central Bluegrass region abounds with cultural and recreational attractions as the nation’s foremost equestrian community, home to world famous Kentucky Bourbon distilleries, Civil War battlefields and even a budding wine industry. Wake Robin is the perfect home base for attending horse races at Keeneland in Lexington and Churchill Downs in Louisville, visiting the distilleries along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail or soaking up local history at nearby Shaker Village. The farm is located within the town of Perryville, which was put on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973 for its contributions to American History as the site of the Civil War Battle of Perryville. An annual reenactment and commemoration of this battle is celebrated in Perryville every October. For country music fans, Perryville was the subject of Montgomery Gentry’s hit song, “My Town”, and Eddie Montgomery's 245 acre farm home is directly across the road.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2012

About: I am originally from Springfield, IL but have lived in South Florida for the past 20 years where I help my daughter manage her vacation rental business, The Holiday Life (

Why Lexington:
I fell in love with Wake Robin when searching for land and a place to spend quiet time. I also love horse racing so having historic Keeneland for April and October is absolutely the best!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Total peace, quiet & privacy, room to spread out and a bit of history!

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Speaks: english



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    Living room

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Bluegrass sunset

    Bluegrass sunset

  • WR Downbath

    WR Downbath

  • Dining room morning fire

    Dining room morning fire

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