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Last updated: 09/30/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Hill House on Happiness Hills Farm in the pinnacles area of Kentucky near Berea, is an ideal place for reunions, retreats, meetings, visiting sites in Kentucky, exploring Appalachian crafts, hiking or just enjoying a vacation away from things.

The 80 acre farm includes a lake where fishing is permitted for guests (license required by state gov't), a creek just below Hill house with minnows and crawdads, fields where deer may be seen and a large remodeled tobacco barn for gatherings and activities.

Hill House offers a lot of options for sleeping from 4-18. It is part of a retreat center that includes a smaller Gate House and a barn and large activities center. Adding Gate House (VRBO 161638) can add up to 7 more persons. The barn and Harmony Center assembly hall add great space for activities, gatherings, parties, etc.

The Hill House second floor unit has two bedrooms with 1 bath, kitchen, spacious living and dining areas and can sleep up to 7 people. An upstairs dormitory with additional bath adds beds for up to 6 more. A ground floor unit adds an additional bedroom, two baths, kitchen and gathering room. Up to 7 can sleep in the ground floor area. The second floor has a covered deck and ground floor has a covered porch.

Many Kentucky attractions are nearby or within a modest drive, including hiking trails to East and West Pinnacle on Indian Fort Mountain, Berea College, Old Town Berea, Kentucky Folk Arts Center at Berea, Berea College Square, Tater Knob Pottery and Bybee Pottery, Renfro Valley and Kentucky Music Hall of Fame, Kentucky Horse Park, Shakertown, Constitution Square in Danville, My Old Kentucky Home in Bardstown, Boonesboro State Park, Daniel Boone Forest, Natural Bridge State Park, Red River Gorge, Lake Cumberland, Cumberland Falls, Levi Jackson State Park at London, and many other sites. For a list of area activities contact Berea Tourism or Kentucky Tourism.

A website for Happiness Hills Farm provides more information about the site, surroundings and retreats, reunions and other gatherings.


Keywords: House

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17, Beds for 14-17

  • The Edisto Room: 6 twin/ single

    Dormitory Style space on the third floor...moreless

  • The Kilday Room: 1 queen

    On the second (main) floor...moreless

  • The Fleenor Room: 1 queen

    On the second (main) floor...moreless

  • The Martin Room: 2 twin/ single

    On the first (ground) floor...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • large converted tobacco barn for activities, campfire area, corn-hole game, horseshoes, tetherball. Also assembly hall for up to 80 guests, with bathroom and kitchen...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    The Ground Floor and the Main Floor both have dining areas with seating for six or more....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
 

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My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$300
$1,800

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning & Linen Fee $105
  • Pet Fee $5
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $40
  • Tax Rate 7%

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Location

Berea is the Folk Arts and Crafts Capital of Kentucky, and was recently voted America's #1 Arts & Craft Community! Berea College is world-famous for its commitment to interracial, tuition-free education, as well as its labor program, farm, forests, and craft studios.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: Founders Bill and Rose Ramsay are pictured here enjoying the Bridge for Peace over Red Lick Creek at the retreat center. The tree lined creek has open fields on both sides up to the flood control dam and lake from which the creek flows. Bill and Rose are still living nearby, but have transferred ownership to their daughter, Jennifer Rose Escobar. She and her husband, Alfredo, their daughters Lydia and Isabel, and the family dogs, Shadow and Boomer, now live onsite and operate the Farm full time.

Why the Owner Chose Berea, KY, USA:
The retreat center is on an 80 acre farm just down the road from founders Bill and Rose Ramsay's house. Their 6 children and 22 grandchildren have roots in Berea so they purchased it as a way to continue a family legacy of close relationships and hospitality in the context of God's creation.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We enjoy being away from the hustle and bustle of today's life, but not so remote that convenience and communication are lost. We enjoy the beauty of the surrounding hills and streams and room for play, hikes, meditation and good fellowship.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish, danish

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Hill House in the spring

    Hill House in the spring

  • Hill House and the Barn in the winter

    Hill House and the Barn in the winter

  • Full kitchen, Hill House second floor

    Full kitchen, Hill House second floor

  • The Ramsay Conference Room, Hill House first floor

    The Ramsay Conference Room, Hill House first floor

  • The Fleenor Room, Hill House Second Floor

    The Fleenor Room, Hill House Second Floor

  • Relax - there are porch swings everywhere!

    Relax - there are porch swings everywhere!

  • Hill House and the Barn

    Hill House and the Barn

  • Living room with queen hide-a-bed sofa, Hill House second floor

    Living room with queen hide-a-bed sofa, Hill House second floor

  • Dining area, Hill House second floor

    Dining area, Hill House second floor

  • The Kilday Room, Hill House second floor

    The Kilday Room, Hill House second floor

  • The property includes a 10-acre lake, accessible by a trail

    The property includes a 10-acre lake, accessible by a trail

VRBO #229369

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Saturday, October 01, 2016

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    17
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    4
  • Property type
    House
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Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, spanish, danish
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  • Calendar last updated 09/30/2016

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Three-story Guest House with Flexible Spaces

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