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Charming Tiny House on the Kentucky River

Bedrooms 2
Space 670 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Nestled in the 400 ft cliffs of the Palisades-one of the top places to see in Kentucky! Enjoy nearby historic sites, distilleries, horses, nature, river activities & more! Comfortable one bedroom surrounded by the river and inspiring natural beauty.

There is a queen bed in the separate bedroom, queen futon in the great room, and 2 twin beds in the loft. Ample room for 6 people.

Kitchen has microwave, full-size refrigerator, apartment sized stove/oven, basic utensils, dishes, pots & pans, coffee maker, blender, toaster. Very functional. Propane grill and stone fire pit available for cooking and relaxing outdoors. Full sized washer and dryer, bathroom with tub & shower combo. Read and unwind surrounded by nature, with the peaceful sounds of the river and waterfall.

Electric wall unit air conditioner, propane gas fireplace and electric baseboard heat.

Smart TV, BluRay with video library, bluetooth speaker. There is no dish or wifi, but 4G available for most cell carriers & hotspot. Books and board games available. Suggest downloading movies and games to laptop prior to arrival & connecting via HDMI cable, otherwise could experience buffering issues.

Guests have access to entire house and grounds. Access code for entrance key to gate and house provided after booking. Kayak/canoe rentals and launch located within a mile. Two kayaks are available on site for use with a signed waiver. State and County taxes collected at booking.

You will have the entire area to yourself. Owners will not be present during your stay unless called.

You will be submersed in the high cliffs of the Palisades near the Brooklyn Bridge. The area is quiet with a neighbor on one side and woods on the other. Great views of the river from the house and back porch.

Perfect for adventurers! There are many unique sites nearby including Fort Harrod & Fort Boone, Shaker Village, Bourbon Trail, Camp Nelson, Asbury University, Keeneland race track, Kentucky Horse Park, Rupp Arena, wineries, horse farm tours & more!

Hike along cliff walls and watersheds, catch some fish or go boating. Take a day trip to Lincoln's birthplace & boyhood home along the Lincoln Heritage Trail. Visit nearby Lexington, Frankfort, Berea and Danville. Venture a little further to Kentucky's largest city of Louisville. See the Slugger Museum, Churchill Downs, Falls of Ohio fossil beds or nearby Historic Bardstown with My Old Kentucky Home, civil war museum and oldest western stagecoach stop Old Talbot's Tavern.

Photo lovers bring your camera! S.R. 68 and surrounding area roads are popular scenic, curvy, hilly routes. A new experience awaits around every corner!

Sales taxes collected at booking. There is a $5 per person, per night extra charge over 2 people. It is a sharp turn into the Palisades entrance. Best to enter from the west on 68 and exit to the east on 68. There is a turn around at the bottom of the hill.

20 miles to Lexington Blue Grass Airport

There are basic grocery & hardware stores in nearby Wilmore, Nicholasville and Lawrenceburg. Liquor and beer sales in Lawrenceburg, Nicholasville and Lexington. Otherwise, dry or moist counties (by the drink in some restaurants, historic sites & golf courses). No food delivery service, so suggest stocking up on needed items when in town.

- Smoking allowed outside

- Pets allowed with $100 non-refundablepet fee

More Details

Judy Whitnable
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2018

About Judy Whitnable

Born and raised in Florida near Kennedy Space Center and beaches. Currently working in Louisville, KY where there is so much history and beautiful scenic drives.

Have been a guest through VRBO, so thought it would be nice to share the river house with others. Owned a real estate company for many years in Florida, where I renovated and built homes. I am new to VRBO and excited to host visitors. I currently work at Humana and my husband is at the Army Corps of Engineers. Love to travel, hike, be near the water and see new things. Happy to answer questions and help make your visit a great experience!

Judy Whitnable purchased this cottage in 2016

Why Judy Whitnable chose Harrodsburg

Unique area of Kentucky with the steep Palisades and boating, plus so many places to visit. Love the rich history and traveling the scenic byway, as you never know what you'll see next. So relaxing, beautiful views, submersed in nature with the wonderful sounds of the waterfall right behind the house.

What makes this cottage unique

Direct riverfront, spacious, affordable, peaceful and you have the entire house to yourself.


Harrodsburg Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 670 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • If approved to bring a pet, please keep out of neighbors yards who may also have pets.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Queen bed in separate bedroom, queen futon in living room, 2 twin beds in loft
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


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Charming Tiny House on the Kentucky River
average rating of 4.8055553 based on 36 reviews
Bradley Beach, New Jersey

Weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

GREAT PLACE for a relaxing weekend. Three adult males had plenty of room to spread out. We cooked two out of the three nights we stayed. The kitchen is small but well stocked. We used the fire pit to grill the two nights we stayed in.

For a group of childhood friends who get together every couple of years this place was perfect. We have been to Key West, New Orleans, Las Vegas, and Louisville this cabin was a a little different from our normal adventures but it was exactly what we were looking for. Not having TV was nice for change. We streamed music the entire weekend while we talked, mostly by the fire pit.

During the day we visited several bourbon distilleries that were within driving distance from the cabin. Took advantage of some the local hiking trails.

We have rented several properties over the years and Judy was one of the easiest owners to work with. The cabin is exactly as it is described. Booking process smooth. No complaints at all.

We all said we would come back again.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear everything worked out so well! Hope to have you back again! Always welcome. :)
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Cute house, great accommodations

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our stay. Clean and comfortable. As far as location, it has a country vibe more than city folk get away vacation spot. The highlights of our stay would have to of been visiting Shakertown (make sure to stay for dinner) and a sunset horseback ride near Harrodsburg. We also checked out Lexington and bourbon stops. Pretty country with winding roads.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place that was centrally located for our tourney.

  • 5 of 5

We hit several stops along the bourbon trail and were also able to be one with nature. The lakes are beautiful and plentiful with large mouth bass. I thoroughly enjoyed Cedar Creek Lake in particular. The Tiny House had everything we needed with a beautiful view of The Kentucky River.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Des Moines, Iowa

Relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

My family loved our stay at this house! Everything was as described. The covered back porch was a lovely place to spend a rainy morning. Our kids loved the games! I would definitely recommend it!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We would stay here again in a heartbeat!! The house was beautiful, charming, clean, and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The property was a little hard to find, but once we found it, it was perfect!! It is,a hidden gem of beauty and peace. The view of the river is outstanding. The house had everything we needed and then some. It was a home away from home, and I can't wait to go back!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome place...

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location, clean home, nice decor, very comfortable bed, cabin met all our needs....

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Wilmore or Harrodsburg
Car: necessary

Located in 400 ft cliffs of The Palisades! This beautiful natural area on the Kentucky River is great for fishing and boating. Many hiking and biking trails in all skill levels. Hunt for 400 million year old fossils, geodes and arrow heads in streambeds. Just across from the house is Asbury College with nice trails along the high cliffs, a waterfall directly across the river from the house and watersheds with a little rock climbing.

Nearby historic sites: Ft. Harrod, Shaker Village (Dixie Belle riverboat), Camp Nelson, Perry Battlefield, Harrodsburg-Kentucky's first settlement. A little farther is Ft. Boone, Abraham Lincoln's birthplace and boyhood home. Too many to list, Kentucky is full of history.

Horse Capital of the World! Tour private farms, Keeneland Race Track, Kentucky Horse Park and spend an afternoon horseback riding.

Journey the bourbon trail with nearby Castle & Key (Old Taylor Distiller that looks like a castle!), Woodford Reserve, Four Roses, Wild Turkey, Buffalo Trace and more! Many area microbrewers, wineries, Ale 8 soda, and Ruth's candy factory offer tours.

Afternoon scenic drives on curvy, hilly roads to Herrington Lake & Marina, High Bridge (once world's highest railroad bridge), caves and all kinds of unique sites. Bring your cameras as you are sure to want to capture these travels!

Take the Valley View Ferry from Nicholasville to Richmond. The commonwealth's oldest continually operating business. Only holds 3 cars at a time!

Day trips to Historic Bardstown, Lexington, Frankfort (Capitol of KY) and Louisville with Slugger Museum, Muhammad Ali Center, Churchill Downs, Waterfront Park on the Ohio River (cross on the Big 4 walking bridge), Falls of the Ohio fossil beds where Louis & Clark began their journey. Many museums and Art Centers in Lexington and Louisville.

Gambling enthusiasts will like Belterra just west of Cincinnati and Horseshoe Casino across the Ohio River from Louisville. And, of course, Keeneland Grounds, Red Mile, Churchill Downs and others for horse race action.

More things to see in Berea and Danville areas with Centre & Berea Colleges, Appalachian crafts, Boone Tavern, Burke's Bakery and other well known sites.

Longer trips may take you to French Lick Resort & Casino, Paoli Peaks, may even catch some festivals and Scottish Highland Games held throughout the area.

There is so much to see & do for the adventurer! Take off and see what you find; its all about the journey!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $60
Refundable damage deposit $150
Pet Fee $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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