Tobacco Ridge Farm consists of 64 magnificent acres that you will have all to yourself to explore. The original tobacco barn has been fully renovated into a warm and cozy cabin that is clean, comfortable, modern inside and will easily sleep 5 - 6 people. The cabin has hard wood floors, knotty pine interior walls and the trim and stairs are made of reclaimed oak barn wood from a nearby farm. The custom handcrafted kitchen has a solid red oak countertop and cabinets also created from reclaimed barn wood. The kitchen has a farm house sink, refrigerator, microwave, stove, coffee maker, breakfast table with chairs and everything else that will make your stay comfortable. Downstairs is a private bedroom with 1 queen size bed and a dresser. Upstairs is a large "L" shaped loft with 3 twin beds and 1 full size bed. The bathroom is spacious with large step-in shower, blow dryer, cubbies for storage and a washer and dryer. The cabin offers Direct TV, a central a/c and heating system along with an instant hot water heater so you will never run out of hot water during your shower. Step outside onto the 16x20 deck over looking the fire pit and views of the farm. Outside are tables, chairs and a propane BBQ grill. Sit on the deck and listen to the wild turkey calling and the bluebirds singing while enjoying your morning coffee. There are 64 acres to explore which includes a creek, 3 small waterfalls, fields and woods. Walk quietly and you will see whitetail deer, wild turkey and numerous other wildlife. The farm land lays in several levels; top where the cabin and stock barn are located, middle field with long range views of the Daniel Boone National Forest and the bottom known as the holler where the creek and waterfalls flow. The farm has great views of the surrounding hills and is very quiet and peaceful. A nice fire pit is near the cabin with plenty of firewood that we supply along with three log benches for sitting. Campfires at night are awesome while roasting marsh mellows, making smores and sipping your favorite beverage. Take a picnic basket with you as you walk down to the creek (Clifty creek) and relax in the tranquil setting. There are many arrowheads lying around near the creek so look carefully and you may find some. There are two log benches down on the creek bank so you can sit and enjoy the surroundings. Next to the creek there is a place to set up a tent if you want to sleep under the stars while listening to the water roll across the rocks.The farm is only 1 hour south of Lexington where you can find the Bluegrass Airport, fine dining, shopping and world famous equestrian parks. Lake Cumberland is nearby where you can fish, swim, rent a boat or jet ski at Lee's Ford Marina. Cumberland falls, Daniel Boone National Forest and the Big South Fork National Forest are a short drive. North on Hwy 461 is Kentucky's country music hall of fame in Renfro Valley where you can see a show or walk through the quaint shops. There are restaurants, an old one room school house, water wheel and original old Kentucky log cabins that you can browse through. Two local wineries are just down the road where you can sample and purchase homemade wines. Cedar Creek lake and Laurel River lake are both a short drive where you can find awesome fishing and great views. Mammoth Cave National Park is under a two hour drive to the west on highway 80 for a fun day excursion. Somerset has many restaurants, an old fashion outdoor drive-in movie theater and many shops to visit. Somerset also has a really cool water park for the kids and a few private pay to fish stocked ponds if you want to wet a line. About a 10 minute drive from the farm in the nearby community of Staab Kentucky off highway 80 east is the worlds smallest creek known as "Short Creek" which you can find on the web. There you can swim, fish or explore the cave where the creek disappears back under ground, or you can skip all of it and just hang around the farm and get relaxed. The farm and cabin are truly a piece of old Kentucky history. It is peaceful, quiet and beautiful yet not to far from town and the lake. All we ask is that you please take care of our place like you would your own and keep it nice and clean. It has taken since 2009 to get the barn remodeled and comfortable and we are always improving. We hope you choose to stay at our wonderful farm, we enjoy sharing our little piece of Kentucky history with others. Please call me direct if you have any questions or suggestions. Kind regards, John and Caroline 772-216-3718
- Cabin1000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Modern, immaculate and comfortable cabin surrounded by nature at it's finest
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- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 18, 2018
About John Barca
John and I like a nice, simple, yet clean and comfortable place to stay when we get away from our daily routine of work and raising kids, the property in Kentucky is just that. John, who has always wanted to be a farmer, had been in search of a special place for many years. He fell in love with Kentucky because of its rolling hills, green pastures, water supply, ability to fish and hunt and to get back to nature. The farm was originally 149 acres and was owned by relatives of the current neighbors. Tobacco was primarily grown on the farm but during World War 2 the farm was used to grow hemp. The hemp was used for ropes and clothes for the soldiers and military to help with the war effort. Later years different breeds of cattle were grazed and the hemp fields were turned to hay and a little tobacco. Currently the farm only grows hay which is cut, baled and used by our neighbors for their cattle. The lack of cattle grazing on the farm has allowed the woods and non-hay areas to grow back naturally. Having more woods and cover has increased the number of deer, turkey, rabbits and other wildlife allowing them to flourish. The barn now cabin is the actual tobacco barn used for decades to hang and dry the tobacco and hemp after harvesting. The cabin, stock barn and chicken coop were built with lumber cut from the farm itself. We love our little cabin and farm and we are sure you will too.
John Barca purchased this Cabin in 2009
Why John Barca chose Somerset
How many people get to sleep in an 90 year old tobacco barn and have 64 acres to run on, truly a piece of old Kentucky history. The farm is centrally located to numerous attractions which makes for an affordable vacation. It is peaceful, quiet and beautiful yet not to far from town and the lake.
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An AMAZING place!
Tobacco Ridge is such a magical place! The cabin is perfect for a couple or small family or for someone traveling solo with her dogs. It feels very private and secluded.
The kitchen is well appointed to make meals, the furniture is cozy to relax on after a long hike, the bed is super comfy and the shower...the shower has the BEST water pressure to soothe those aching muscles after that hike. The fire pit is a perfect place to unwind together. The PROPERTY - wow, it is beautiful! The pasture, the hills, the trees, and my favorite, THE CREEK. You simply can not find a jewel like this place everyday. The owners are SUPER nice and very responsive to any need you may have. I HIGHLY recommend this fantastic place!
It was neat and clean and well cared for.
It was a great place to stay. They provided everything for us, even things like toilet paper, paper plates, towels. John was always available to contact and very friendly. He wanted to make sure we were happy and having a good time. I only wish the stairs leading up to the loft would have been a little wider. Overall the place was great and we enjoyed ourselves.
Really wonderful stay.
My friends and I were looking for a weekend get away near hiking during this beautiful weather. We have a really great time staying at Tonacco Ridge. They have everything you need and more. We will definitely try to get back! John is very attentive to anything we would need. Thanks for letting us stay!
Wonderful getaway! John & Caroline have a wonderful place and have it stocked with everything you could possible need! Seriously, we made our Thanksgiving dinner and wanted for nothing. The property is just gorgeous and we enjoyed exploring each day. The TV, air conditioning, etc were all easy to figure out and we felt right at home. John was accessible and checked in to make sure we had everything we needed. We can’t wait to come back!
Beautiful place to get away and enjoy nature!
My husband and I spent our one year anniversary at this amazing property. With both of us working nonstop, this trip was just what we needed to escape from reality for the week. We were also able to bring our dogs and they also loved the trip. I would recommend trying to find all 3 waterfalls on the property as they are a sight to see! The rolling hills, hay fields, and gorgeous creek are like something from a movie! The cabin is cute and quiet and stocked with everything you need. We hope to come back one day. Beautiful property!
This one of the most beautiful property I've ever seen, especially for those who love nature.
Our stay was outstanding. The cabin was beautiful , simple and basically a work of art . The land was like something out of a storybook. John the owner went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and at home and make sure that we had all of our amenities met and questions answered. My wife and I definitely plan on going back as soon as possible.
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Rates are subject to change until reservation is secured. No hunting on the property.