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Quaint Cottage, Just Right for a Cozy Family Retreat

Sleeps5
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin

Overview

About the property

Studio style cabin with efficiency kitchen and bath for up to 7 guests

Gate House is an artistically converted tobacco grading shed at the entrance to an 80 acre farm and retreat center bordering the extensive Berea College Forest, in the Pinnacles area of the Appalachian mountains where the mountains meet the Bluegrass. Peace and connectedness reign here at Happiness Hills, which is more than a farm - it is a place of blessing and refreshment.

Berea College maintains hiking trails on Indian Fort Mountain, including West Pinnacle and East Pinnacle. The farm includes a lake which was developed for flood control purposes and fishing is allowed for guests. Deer, geese and wild turkey are seen, as well as other birds and wildlife. The farm is easily accessible from Highway US 421, just across from Pilot Knob near Big Hill, KY and close to Berea and Richmond. Berea is the folk arts capital of Kentucky and many craft shops are nearby, as well as several craft fairs each year.

Gate House is one large room and a bathroom with shower. It is set up for folks who want a simple place to get away for a while or a base for exploring the area crafts and sites. It may be used for larger groups in conjunction with a larger guest house, called Hill House (VRBO 229369). Most cell phones can get signal but some can't. The owners live right on the farm and are accessible for emergencies and other needs.

The queen size bed is very comfortable, and the sofa beds (single and double) are firm enough for a good night's sleep as well. Gate House is ideal for a couple or family with up to three children. Basic kitchen supplies are provided. A/C and heat are included. A snug pleasant get-away.

The cottage is next to a large remodeled tobacco barn available separately for covered gatherings and activities. An outdoor campfire and picnic site is also provided.

Owners, Alfredo & Jennifer Escobar and their daughters, Lydia and Isabel, love to interact with guests. Alfredo is a visual artist and Jennifer is a musician and dancer. Alfredo's murals and other paintings can be seen in Berea and other cities throughout the eastern USA. Jennifer has recorded 10 albums, several of which can be found on iTunes, and she's involved with two student folk dance groups: The Berea Festival Dancers (of which Lydia and Isabel are members) and The Berea College Country Dancers. They're homeschoolers, and are often called upon to work as arts education consultants through state arts councils and the Kentucky Department of Education. On any given day you may find them doing schoolwork at home, working on the farm or buildings, or out and about in the world doing their arts thing and trying to make life fuller for everyone they meet.

Keywords: Cabin, cottage, single family, artist, farm

More Details

Owner
Jennifer
Member since: 2003
Speaks english, spanish, danish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 23, 2017

Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Berea

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please do not chase or attempt to catch the farm animals, and always stay at a safe distance.
  • Do not drive on the lawns. Parking should be confined to the gravel areas and in accordance with posted signage.
  • Gate House is not comfortable for more than 5 overnight guests. If you would like to have additional people here during the day, let us know.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Bed (1), Single Sofa Bed (1), Double Futon (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • long term renters welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing

Location

Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Lexington Bluegrass
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
I-75
Car: necessary

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.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Berea

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
C$95
C$616
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$50.83
Pet Fee C$6.35 + Tax
Cleaning & Linen C$44.47
Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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