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Historic Home - Victorian Stage Coach Inn

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The Victorian Stagecoach Inn - Front Porch


Last updated: 05/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:20
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 13-17)

Our home is a pre-civil war era Italianate style Victorian home furnished with many period antiques. Located one hour north of Nashville in the quiet historical town of Russellville, Logan County, KY. Our property is also known as the Wallace-Byrne Home and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was a Stage Coach Inn and Tavern in the early 1800's.

The home is 4600 square feet plus another 500+ square feet of covered porches. It has five (or six) ample bedrooms and beds enough to sleep up to 17 people (all linens included). There are also couches, air mattresses, and sleeping bags. Four bathrooms have all been added over time. The main floor has 10' ceilings with a formal parlor, two dining rooms, and a master bedroom suite. The other bedrooms are located upstairs. The slaves quarters and external kitchen are now replaced with a two car garage.

The kitchen is updated to modern gourmet style with stainless steel appliances including Jennair gas stove (two ovens, 6 burners, plus hotplate), dishwasher, and two refrigerators. The kitchen is fully stocked with dishes, pans, utensils, and imperishable food stock for your use.

The home is within walking distance to restaurants, shops, and seven churches and many other historically significant homes in the Russellville Historic District. Our home historically was on the outside edge of town on what used to be called “High Street” -- which made it quite suitable for being a stagecoach inn and tavern. Now we are in the center of the town on the south edge of the historic district at the foot of the hills.

The builder of the original log house (parlor and dining room with loft above) was William Wallace, possible direct descendant of the William Wallace made famous by Mel Gibson in the movie “Brave Heart”. Wallace was appointed Circuit Court Judge in 1807 with a jurisdiction covered 5 counties and some 160 miles. Wallace was a Jeffersonian in politics and was a presidential elector in the National Electoral College in 1808. One of his more famous young attorney apprentices was Joseph Emory Davis, eldest brother of Jefferson Davis who later was the President of the Southern Confederacy.

A FORMER OWNER OF OUR HOME WAS SHOT BY THE JESSE JAMES GANG - and lived. This was Mr Nimrod Long the banker who was shot in the head during the bank robbery March 20, 1868 - The James gang robbed the Southern Deposit Bank in Russellville, Kentucky for $14,000. Long & wife purchased our house in 1877 leaving it to his eldest son for $1 in 1881.

The Victorian home was originally heated by eight coal fireplaces. You can still see the original coal shoot, including its own little driveway ramp up from the street, at the southwest corner. A young slave was responsible for keeping the coal bins full during winter. You can see the remains of coal throughout the coal cellar located under the Parlor. In the north yard closest to the NE entrance is a Buckeye tree (thought to be over 150 years old). This is the tree made famous by the Ohio State University mascot (but most Ohioans have never seen this kind of tree or its nut). Unfortunately this tree was damaged by a storm in 2010 and only partially stands today. But we still have a bucket of buck-eye nuts. On the north east corner of the property behind the garage by the stone fence is a concrete pad that we understand was approximately where the slave quarters were located. The original kitchen was located about where the garage is today.

Consequently, this is an older home with some updated ammenities. Our neighbors are mostly current or retired educators that love history and are very friendly and helpful. Many neighbors are active in the areas historic societies and civil war groups. If your party is really seeking a condo or set of hotel rooms style outing, please do not contact me about renting our house. This is for people who can enjoy the country and appreciate the differences of an older home.

Free WIFI Access - After long holding out that the modern era has no place in a pre-civil war home, we installed a new N-Router to provide secured internet service throughout the grounds. If you enjoy the historic aumbiance, you can ignore the wifi -- however, if you need access for work or other is now available free with your stay. We have also have a wifi enabled DVD/blue ray player and free NetFlix for our guests to enjoy downloadable movies from a large list of options.

We recently added a 'bicycle built for two'. The tandum bike is available for check out from our in town manager.

Upon your arrival, our in-town manager will meet you with the keys, show you the house, answer questions and will try to make your stay as pleasant as possible. The whole house will be yours....its like staying in a historic home museum, yet reasonably priced. Feel free to ask the owner for more details and non-profit discounts.

Keywords: Historic Home / Museum Like / Free Wifi & Netflicks/ Quaint Historic Town 50 Miles N. of Nashville
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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 4600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 20
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    You must be at least 25 years old to rent this. However, I will consider exceptions on a case by case basis. No hard alcohol or drugs are allowed for any age group!...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Toddlers under age 3 might have trouble on two staircases and other antiques. We encourage parents to be dilegent with their toddlers....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking in the house, no exceptions! My wife is alergic to smoke....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    To bring a pet, you must have specific written permission from the owner....and pay an additional damage deposit....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Back door is 6 inches off the ground, many doors on the main floor are very wide. Not perfect for wheelchair guests, but better than most average new homes now....moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 17-20

  • Downstairs Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    en suite full sized bathroom...moreless

  • Drawing Rm Bedroom: 1 double


  • Upstairs Master Bedroom: 1 king


  • Stagecoach Inn Room: 2 double


  • Rose Room: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single


  • Bridge Room: 1 twin/ single

    Antique Daybed (for children or lite adults)...moreless

  • Library / Study Bedroom: 1 double

    Shares Access with Upstairs Master Bedroom...moreless

  • King size beds (1) The King bed is in the upstairs master bedroom. This room also has extra closet space., Queen size Beds (2) One Queen bed is in the Main Floor Master bedroom, the other is in the Rose Room (accompanied by a single child's bed)., Double Beds (5) Two Double beds are in the Stagecoach Inn Room, perfect for teenagers or singles. A third is in the Library Room that has a crib too. A fourth is on the main floor for senior guests in a multi-purpose room. A fifth full size bed in located in a large hall upstairs on an antique day bed with a memory foam type matress., Twin or Single Beds (1) A Single Bed available in the Rose Room., Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Small antique but sturdy crib in the Library Room along with a Full Size bed....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Bathroom 2


  • Bathroom 3


  • ...moreless

  • The main floor bathrooms keep with the historic feel of the home with high tank toilets and pull cords. All have been updated with newer fixtures that look antique. Each bathroom has a shower. Three have authentic restored bathtubs....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Large historic home or 4600 sf, plus 2 covered porches, 8 fireplaces, Grand Parlor, 2 Dining Rooms, 2 restored 1880's bathtubs plus one corner bathtub, hardwood floors, updated gourmet kitchen, filled with Antique furniture and amenities fitting a historic home....yet some modern conveniences & entertainment too. There is lots to do in the area for every age group, just tell the owner your areas of interest and aks for some suggestions. Feel free to use our home as a base for exploring the region. ...moreless


  • Books:

    Complete library of civil war, classic, and other books in the Library Room....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    mostly 'old school' wooden toys & group games. 3 chess sets around the house....moreless

  • Music Library:

    A few cd's available, but definately bring your own too....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (4) Basic cable package provided free. 42' LCD HDTV in newly defined family room area. Free Netflix for guests on wifi enabled blue ray DVD player. Three other tv's - one each in the two master bedrooms, plus one in the bridge area with the playstation2....moreless

  • Toys:

    mostly antique wooden toys that are historically accurate....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Game Console:

    Old school 'playstation' with two game consols and 30' monitor. We have fifteen games ready to play....moreless

  • Video Games:

    (15) A variety from racing to basketball. ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    A few DVD's are available in the home. Also local library (3 blocks away) checks out a wide variety of over 1000 DVD's for free. Netflicks provided free for guests. Ask the owner for details. ...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Drive through pictured fields of tobacco, corn, beans. etc. to get here from any direction. We are in a small historic town that was prominent before the civil war. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining:

    Large dining room table seats eight, also two other dining tables in the house. You could probably seat up to 20 guests at tables if you needed to....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    3 ton central air unit, plus two upstairs window a/c, several room fans...moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    Three plug in direct access port on N router and wifi throughout the property....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Gas Dryer...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Total of eight fireplaces in the house, two set up for wood burning. two with gas inserts, another 4 for coal (not used any more)....moreless

  • Garage:

    Mostly full of the owners stuff, however. The bicycle build for two, BBQ, & picnic supplies are available for check out....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    (4) The house has 8 fireplaces. Two of the fireplaces have working gas inserts. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central forced air furnace....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    room for 6 vehicles in driveway, another 4 on street....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Driveway large enough for RV and several other vehicles....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Wifi throughout the house and grounds....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    (4) The two main fireplaces in the Parlor and Blue Dining Room are set up for wood burning....moreless

  • Free Wifi


  • Catering Available:

    There are several places in town that will cater, but this must be prearranged. Ask for details....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Complete set of cooking dishes, pans, utensils, several sets of dishes (serving about twenty), and silverware....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Restaurant quality dishes & many kitchen appliances and gadgets for your use. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen has been updated with stainless steel appliances. We have 2 refrigerators, double Jenn-air Stovetop and oven (six gas burners, two ovens, and grill), dishwasher, & small microwave....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    double ovens, one convection....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We keep non-perishable food stock, spices & condiments' for your use....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    (2) One Stainless and one regular....moreless

  • Stove:

    six gas burners and built in grill....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    One bicycle built for two available for check out....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Two porches of over 500 SF. The Main Street Porch has the swinging love seat, church bench and variety of rockers....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Large gas fired BBQ & a smaller charcoal BBQ too....moreless



from 33 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer & Holidays
May 1 - Sep 29
2 night min stay
$195 $225
Fri, Sat
$895 $3,670
Off Season
Oct 1 - Apr 29
2 night min stay
$165 $195
Fri, Sat
$798 $3,254
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$165 $195
Fri, Sat
$798 $3,254
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Mgt/Cleaning Fee (<10) $79 + tax
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Mgt/Cleaning Fee (>10) $99 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes: VRBO's new format does not work so well. so just to be clear we have weekly rates and you get the cheaper of the daily or weekly rates.

Off Season Weekly Rate is $799/wk for up to ten guests

High Season (May to Sept) Weekly Rate is $899/wk for up to the first ten guests

Payments are due in advance.

Pet deposit of $50 each pet, is half refundable.

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Last updated: 05/25/2017
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60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Nashville International -- BNA
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Rolling Hills
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 68-80
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Ariella's Italian/American
15 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Malone - sandy beach at the state park

Car: Necessary

Guests can borrow our tandem bicycle (built for two) to cruise around town. Go through the historic district to the town square. Most everyone in the area golf's or are active outdoors (2 golf courses in town). Lake Malone is just 20 minutes North with boating, skiing, fishing, and swimming. There are numerous caves in the area - including Mammoth Caves National Park (one hour north-east). Today Russellville is a relatively small and quiet town, but it is relatively close to many area of interest. We are located just 29 miles west of Bowling Green, KY home of Western Kentucky University (WKU) and the GM’s Corvette plant and museum (factory tours most days) among other attractions. 34 miles SW to Clarksville, TN and the large compound making up Fort Campbell. Most of the region is picturesque farmland. About 15 miles east is the westernmost site of a Shaker Colony museum and grounds – established in 1800. Lots of history in area.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: Business Consultant and Property Investor that has learned to love the style of the old mid-South. Our home in Russellville was remodeled into an early Victorian style prior to the civil war. We hope to perhaps retire there someday. 'They don't build them like this anymore.' We trust you will enjoy it as much as we do.

Why the Owner Chose Russellville, KY, USA:
The historic town is so well preserved, people in the area are great, you can literally walk to about everything in town, wake up to church bells, know your neighbors, etc. We really love Russellville and that whole area north of Nashville.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This is a one-of-a-kind historic home listed on the National Historic Register. It is like staying in a museum. Truly a unique home stay. Surrounded by other historic homes and historic spots like Shakertown, Jefferson Davis birthplace, and the bank that Jesse James robbed in unique, We love buying antiques, relaxing at home, reading up on how the home was historically significant during the civil war and other early victorian periods. In fact, A FORMER OWNER OF OUR HOUSE WAS SHOT BY JESSE JAMES AND LIVED (Nimrod Long was the owner between 1877-1881, then he and his wife gave it to his oldest son for $1 - shot by Jesse James Gang during a robbery of the bank March 20th 1868). You cannot get more unique than this home! Come and explore for yourselves.

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Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

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  • The Victorian Stagecoach Inn - Front Porch

    The Victorian Stagecoach Inn - Front Porch

  • Main Street Porch - with swing seat, rockers, and bench

    Main Street Porch - with swing seat, rockers, and bench

  • Gourmet style kitchen with stainless steel Jennair stove, dishwasher &amp; 2 refrs

    Gourmet style kitchen with stainless steel Jennair stove, dishwasher & 2 refrs

  • The Blue Dining Room - 1 of 2 Dining Rooms 3 antique dining tables for your use.

    The Blue Dining Room - 1 of 2 Dining Rooms 3 antique dining tables for your use.

  • Main Parlor and Music Room

    Main Parlor and Music Room

  • Family Room to relax in -- with 54&quot; 4k HDTV

    Family Room to relax in -- with 54" 4k HDTV

  • Main Floor Master Bedroom, chest of drawers and armorie

    Main Floor Master Bedroom, chest of drawers and armorie

  • Drawing Room Downstairs doubles as a main floor bedroom

    Drawing Room Downstairs doubles as a main floor bedroom

  • Rose Room Queen Sized Bed

    Rose Room Queen Sized Bed

  • Antique rope bed in the Stagecoach Inn Room.

    Antique rope bed in the Stagecoach Inn Room.

  • Your hosts, having fun and dressing up.

    Your hosts, having fun and dressing up.

  • North wing - the historic Stagecoach Inn and Tavern (formerly 2 story log home)

    North wing - the historic Stagecoach Inn and Tavern (formerly 2 story log home)

  • On the National Registar of Historic Places.

    On the National Registar of Historic Places.

  • Bright kitchen with skylight, all other lights off in this photo

    Bright kitchen with skylight, all other lights off in this photo

  • French colonial hutch in the dining room.

    French colonial hutch in the dining room.

  • Entry way with curved door tops.

    Entry way with curved door tops.

  • Family Room Entry.

    Family Room Entry.

  • The Stagecoach Room - two full size+ antique beds

    The Stagecoach Room - two full size+ antique beds

  • Main Floor Bathroom - 1 of the 2 1880&#39;s soaking bathtubs

    Main Floor Bathroom - 1 of the 2 1880's soaking bathtubs

  • One of 8 fireplaces, this one is in the library room upstairs.

    One of 8 fireplaces, this one is in the library room upstairs.

  • Ten foot high bay windows make a nice indoor settee.

    Ten foot high bay windows make a nice indoor settee.

  • The Annual Reinactment of the Jesse James Gang robbery, just 3 blocks north.

    The Annual Reinactment of the Jesse James Gang robbery, just 3 blocks north.

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Monday, May 29, 2017

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