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Historic Log Cabin - Farm - Near RRG and Lexington

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin


About the property

Escape the city and experience farm living, with amenities. Rejuvenate your mind and spirit as you engage with birds, farm animals, organic crops, fresh air, granite countertops, modern bathrooms, and solar panels.

The space

Our historic cabin is an official Kentucky Landmark, located at Mt. Folly, which Laura’s family has owned and operated since the 1820’s. After 35 years of cherishing her unique country lifestyle, Laura wants to share a piece with you.

The log house sits on more than 1000 acres of Kentucky’s rolling pastures, 45 minutes east of Lexington, near Red River Gorge, Natural Bridge, and the small town of Winchester. Even with these nearby attractions, the cabin has a history and allure of its own, and there may be no reason to leave.

The land on which the cabin was built was patented in 1784 to James Garrard Sr., Kentucky’s second governor. Exactly when the cabin was built is lost to history, but it was common for settlers to build a “pen”, or room, in this case 16 by 18 feet, to stake their claim. (We have plans to do date the building using dendrochronology, but haven’t done it yet.)

We can make a good case that at least one room of the cabin dates from the 1780’s or 1790’s. The back “ell” probably was built around 1850. We’ve gutted it and completely remodeled it, for a modern kitchen and pantry.

The property has two cabin bedrooms, one a master, and one a “bunk” room with a fine double bed and twin. The cabin family room has central heat and air, a wood burning stove, and a new, comfortable queen-sized pull- out couch. There is a dining room featuring a Tomlinson Table, the design invented and patented by Laura’s great grandfather. For dining, guests have a selection of china, from Hadley Pottery to Laura’s family heirlooms. The kitchen is well equipped, and a limited array of local and organic food is available for additional charge on the honor system.

The property has two full baths, a laundry and mud room, and a three-season porch overlooking goat hollow.

Laura is a big reader, and has filled two large bookcases with an eclectic selection of books. There is a TV, with netflix and local channels.

After signing a release, guests have free run of the property, and in dry weather can rent a golf cart to motor down the farm road, which is 3 miles long. The farm road makes for a splendid morning run or walk, and we have two mountain bikes available for guests at no charge.

Just behind the cabin are a farm store, open on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and a granary, used to mill the heritage grains.

The farm’s mistress, Laura, in 1985 founded a beef company that raised cattle with no antibiotics or growth hormones. Since then, she has continued on the path of better food and sustainable agriculture, her farm raising organic and non-gmo crops and heritage grains. She most likely will be around if you want to talk to her, and insists that we are clear here that this is a working farm, supporting 5 families, not a hobby farm. A map and informational handout on the farm, and several issue papers about organic food are available in the shop.

The west section of the farm was part of Daniel Boone’s settlement and preemption, and in 1863 an African American community was started on a piece of land contiguous with the farm, the land purchased by Moses Robinson, a “free man of color.” The cemetery remains, and Laura and others are working on preserve the history.

The cabin consists of 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a family room with fold-out couch, kitchen, pantry, dining room, mud room and three-season porch. The cabin is furnished with antique pieces that match the history of the cabin. It has a new air conditioning and heating system, both electric. Solar panels installed on the roof feed into the grid and offset electricity used.

Bedroom 1:

Located on the second floor, the main bedroom is furnished with a king bed.

Bedroom 2:

Located across the hall from the main bedroom, this bedroom is furnished with a double bed and an adult-sized twin bed.

Master bath, second floor: tile floor and shower, screened toilet, granite vanity, fireplace with gas logs, seating area.

Living room: Fold out couch, comfortable leather chairs, many books, a working wood stove, and a flat screened TV that receives local channels and Netflix.

Dining room: a Tomlinson Take-down Table, invented and patented by Laura’s great grandfather, seats 6. Brick two-story fireplace separates the dining room from the kitchen.

Kitchen: new cabinetry and granite counter tops with new appliances. Pantry has many services of china, some food to select from, a microwave.

Downstairs bath: compact with a shower. Washer and dryer nearby.

Three-season porch: – dining table for 4 and rocking chair. Roll-out windows.

Guest access

Guests have free run of the property and can rent a golf cart ($5/day) to motor down the farm road, which is 3 miles long. The farm road makes for a splendid morning run or walk; two mountain bikes are available for guests at no charge.

Interaction with guests

We will be around as much or as little as you desire. We live a small hike across the property and we enjoy showing people around, sharing the history of our farm and our day-to-day operations. The store will be open for 4 hours on Saturdays, and we might be using the grain mill or taking care of the goats and bottle calves that live in fields near the cabin.

Other things to note

Please note Laura’s Hemp Chocolate staff office is located on the first floor of the cabin. It has a private entrance and will be in operation from 9am-5pm Monday-Friday. They do not have access to any other part of the cabin and will be completely out of your way.

More Details

Member since: 2018
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 31, 2018


Winchester Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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