Rustic Charmer with Lofts and Mountain Views(28 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
3 bedroom, 2 1/2 Bath, Close to Hiking, Crafts, and Berea College, Sleeps 6-9
The home sits on top of a hill, features passive solar design with windows spanning the entire south side of the home with loads of natural light. The very open floor plan includes a great room (living room, kitchen, and dining areas), family room, and 2 full baths on the main floor with two loft beds (a queen and a king) that overlook the living and family rooms respectively. There are two additional bedrooms, also on the 2nd floor, in between the two lofts, with a total of 5 twin beds, along with a 1/2 bath.
This unique and admittedly quirky place is loaded with nooks and crannies. If you are looking for a fun place to stay, with beautiful views, close to hiking and outdoor activities, and within a short drive to lots of central Kentucky destinations, this is it!
Member since: 2013
- 1700 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 9
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Basketball goal in driveway.
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Climbing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio
- Housekeeper Included
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning $65
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
- Tax Rate 7%
Kentucky has a 6% sales tax and 1% transient tax.
Owner's cancellation policy:
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The house is located just outside of Berea. Known as the 'Arts and Crafts' capital of Kentucky, Berea is home to a thriving population of weavers, instrument makers, furniture artisans, jewelry designers, glass workers, potters, painters, sculptors, and musicians. The story of Berea’s artisan community is interwoven with the historic Berea College, the first interracial and coeducational college in the South. Berea has a long-standing tradition of diversity, social justice, environmental responsibility, and community service. Both college and town are committed to the practice of sustainability and conservation.
Berea College owns and maintains over 8,000 acres of forest, including numerous hiking trails within a few miles of the house.
Berea is located in central Kentucky, 40 miles south of Lexington, on the border of the Cumberland Plateau in the foothills of Kentucky's Appalachian mountains. Berea is located in the southern end of Madison County, which is one of the fastest growing areas in Kentucky. It is rich in heritage and history. The County is unique in that it has two townships, Berea, and the larger, Richmond, just 12 miles to the north. The County sits next to Fayette County with the Kentucky River as its border. The northern end of the county just is minutes away from Lexington.
The houses central location also allows for day trips to several cities and well known regional attractions, which include: Fort Boonesborough State Park (35 minutes) Frankfort, the state capital and home to a number of historic attractions (1.25 hours), Natural Bridge State Park and Red River Gorge (1.25 hours), Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill (1.25 hours), KY Bourbon Trail (various destinations ranging from 1 to 2 hours), Cumberland Falls State Park (1.5 hours), Louisville, home of the Kentucky Derby (2 hours), Cincinnati, home of the Cincinnati Reds and Skyline Chili (2 hours), Mammoth Cave National Park, the longest cave system in the world (2.5 hours).
About the owner: We are the daughters of Richard Martin, a green designer/builder in the Berea area for more than 30 years who had a reputation for building high quality energy efficient homes.
Why the Owner Chose Berea, KY, USA:
Our family home, aka the 'Big Hill House' was the first ever built by Richard Martin, a green designer/builder in the Berea area for more than 30 years who had a reputation for building high quality energy efficient homes. The house was the first house that Daddy ever built and our childhood home. Given the unique features of the house and the obvious sentimental value of the home, we have decided to hold on to the house as a vacation home for our extended family and and have recently completed a series of renovations to the house so we are excited to share it with you!
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The Big Hill House, on a spring morning.
Fully equipped kitchen, with dishwasher and coffee maker.
Reading nook, just off the front loft.
Bedroom #2 features 3 twin beds (a bunk-bed and the bed shown here).
The 3rd bedroom (aka the back loft) boasts a comfy king bed.
Family room, with card table and game cabinet.
The new bath also has a full laundry available for your use.
View from the East Pinnacle in the Berea College Forest, only 3 miles from the house.
Owsley Fork lake is only 3.5 miles from the house.
Historic Berea College and the Berea College Square shops are only 6.5 miles away.
Facing the south wall of the living room, which lets in lots of natural light.
View of the north wall of the living room and dining area, with stairs up to a loft with a queen bed.
View of the kitchen and breakfast nook from the living room.
The front loft has a queen bed.
Bedroom 1 has 2 twin beds on a handcrafted L-shaped frame.
Bedroom #2 features 3 twin beds (a twin bed on the bunk bed shown here).
View from the back loft of the south facing windows and mountains beyond.
The 2nd full bath (a recent addition) features a tub the ladies in your party will love.
View of Pilot Knob, as seen from the house.
View from the West Pinnacle, in the Berea College Forest, only 3 miles from the house.
Hiking at Anglin Falls, less than 10 miles from the house.
The Kentucky Artisan Center is less than 10 miles from the house.
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Sunday, March 26, 2017
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