Historic Home - Victorian Stage Coach Inn
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
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 reasons...it 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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- 2 story
- 4600 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Considered:
- Wheelchair Accessible:
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 17-20
- 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
- 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
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Music Library:
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
- Video Game Console:
- Video Games:
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
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Rock Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Room
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Broadband Access:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Gas Fireplace:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Parking Off Street:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
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
- Deck / Patio:
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Summer & Holidays
May 1 - Sep 29
2 night min stay
Oct 1 - Apr 29
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min 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%
Okay...so 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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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.
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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The Victorian Stagecoach Inn - Front Porch
Main Street Porch - with swing seat, rockers, and bench
On the National Registar of Historic Places.
The Blue Dining Room - 1 of 2 Dining Rooms 3 antique dining tables for your use.
Family room off kitchen with 42' HDTV, cable tv, DVD & a library full of DVD's
The Stagecoach Room - two full size+ antique beds
Main Floor Bathroom - 1 of the 2 1880's soaking bathtubs
One of 8 fireplaces, this one is in the library room upstairs.
Antique rope bed in the Stagecoach Inn Room.
Rose Room fireplace.
Ten foot high bay windows make a nice indoor settee.
Old water well once used as primary water source for the house.
North wing - the historic Stagecoach Inn and Tavern (formerly 2 story log)
Your hosts, dressing up.
Gourmet style kitchen with stainless steel Jennair stove, dishwasher & 2 refrs
1 of the 8 fireplaces in the home - Parlor with 1880's organ
Main Floor Master Bedroom, chest of drawers and armorie
Rose Room - Child's Bed shown with princess netting (Also Brass Queen Bed in roo
Downstairs Master Bathroom, w/ heated floors, tub, shower, & high tank toilet.
Rose Room Queen sized bed.
Stagecoach Inn Room, washbasin & Hutch.
French colonial hutch in the dining room.
Your hosts enjoying the porch on dress up day.
The Annual Reinactment of the Jesse James Gang robbery, just 3 blocks north.
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Sunday, August 21, 2016
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