Get away from it all at "Disaway", an eco-friendly, privately owned lakefront house on 80+ protected acres of forest on Nolin Lake, absolutely ideal for Lake Lovers and Nature Lovers alike. *****ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC TO VISIT IN THE FALL AND THANKSGIVING*****
This one-of-a-kind off-grid solar-powered house (w/ back-up generator) was one of the first ever solar houses in the state of Kentucky, yet possesses almost all amenities of modern society except two: it has NO TELEVISION/WIFI and NO NEIGHBORS (But excellent cell reception for most). Over 80+ acres, most of which can never be developed, associated with the house makes this opportunity like no other. A respite here provides an extremely comfortable place to experience the nature of Kentucky, featuring a private dock accessed via a gentle slope, extensive decking and patios, star-gazing deck, screened porch, over 3/4 miles of lakefront, skiing/tubing, fishing, hiking/mountain-biking trails right outside your backdoor, and on-site bird watching. You will have nearby access to boat rentals, horse riding, golf, and Mammoth Cave National Park.
Immerse yourself in the paths through the private woods providing miles of exploring the natural surroundings. Mountain biking to be offered on site once the weather dries out some, starting next to the cabin and winding through the defunct ATV trails, repurposed for quieter enjoyment. (Bring your own bike/helmet, but no ATVs or dirt bikes please). A sample of bird sightings on the property include Bald Eagles, Osprey, Kingfishers, Scarlet and Summer Tanagers, Indigo Buntings, Whippoorwills, Bob Whites, 5+ varieties of woodpeckers, 4-5 hawk species, cranes. . . the list goes on and on. The mature forest is home to deer, turkey, bobcats, and raccoons, among others (no bears). Over 20 types of native wildflowers were noted to be in bloom in one day within 150 feet of the garage. Use the provided kayaks (and life jackets) to explore the longest privately-owned shoreline on the main part of Nolin Lake or bring your own boat to tie up to the single, private dock .
The passive-solar design and open floor plan with lots of windows allow for beautiful views from every room in the house. The central open area allow the house to be cooled by a single energy-efficient split A/C unit, and heated by the stone fireplace (though can be augmented with the built-in propane heaters). The large lake-facing deck and patio can seat over 2 dozen people, and provide a peaceful shaded area for summer days or the ideal cool weather seating for a night-time fire listening to Barred Owls and Chuck-Will-Widows. (Firewood Provided!) With no lights from neighbors, views of the Milky Way from the star-gazing deck can be breathless on a moonless night.
This cedar-sided home is set among towering white oak, hickory, and beech trees with the solar panels 250 feet away on the garage. The four bedrooms (One of which is a loft) and 2.5 baths in 2100 sq ft can comfortably accommodate 12-14 (Plus 1 with available Pack-N-Play). The modern, fully stocked kitchen has a refrigerator/freezer with ice maker, gas oven/stove, microwave, coffee maker, double sink and separate prep sink. Outdoor grill is propane as well. The main floor master bedroom has an en suite full bathroom, queen bed, and a sitting/gaming area facing the lake. The upstairs master bedroom has a queen bed, reading area with a fold-out futon which can sleep 2 more. The additional bedroom and loft area can sleep 2 and 4 more respectively.
Near-by attractions include boat rentals at Moutardier ('Moody deer') Marina, Mammoth Cave, the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, relative proximity to the Bourbon Trail, golf at Shady Hollow, horse-back riding through Mammoth Cave at Double J Stables.
One fairly steep hill greets one soon after entering the land, and the road back can seem like there may not be light at the end of the tunnel. But a light is there so be patient. On occasion, the generator may have to be manually started (instructions included of course).
If you are looking for a wild, party atmosphere where half the people huddle around a TV on game night or another for 'reality TV', this place is NOT for you. If you are looking for treatment for the overwhelming past of society, a place to get away from it all and rediscover nature, reconnect with your family, spend endless hours floating in a secluded cove, exploring native Kentucky woodlands or wetting a line, we welcome you as our guests.