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A Versatile Retreat perfect for your family, friends, church or business group

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,250 sq ft
Property type cabin


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 29)

Chandler Ridge is perfect for your wedding, family gathering, staff retreat or just cozying up by the fire. Beautifully decorated, the cabin will help you to create memories for years to come.

Perfect for family reunions, spiritual retreats, weddings, business meetings, girls weekends, honeymoons, quiet family weekends, civic organizations, murder mystery weekends, scrapbookers, wildlife viewing and more. We offer a luxuriously appointed (not your average cabin) log cabin fitted with leather furniture, hand peeled log beds and furnishings, plasma televisions, library, trails, stocked fishing pond and much more.

Chandler Ridge now has a barn available for your family reunion, company picnic or wedding. See the photos for details.

Keywords: Cabin, peaceful, outdoor escape, natural surroundings, family friendly, beautiful furnishings, gazebo, fishing pond, wedding venue, scrapbook friendly

More Details

Mary Gonda-Chandler
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 17, 2018

About Mary Gonda-Chandler

My husband and I bought the land for Chandler Ridge in 2003, we began building that fall and by Spring 2005 the lodge was open for guests. We live within 15 miles of the cabin and love spending time there. We love to travel and have been very blessed to see some of the world so far. I have always wanted a log cabin of my own, but never dreamed of building a retreat facility. I have been in the hospitality business in some form since I was 18 so hosting guests from all over the world was not a big step for me. My husband is a great do it all kinda guy and we have built several things together. By far, the cabin is our favorite and we hope you enjoy it too.

Mary Gonda-Chandler purchased this cabin in 2003

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful wedding day! The cabin was great and made our day so beautiful. Thanks for everything.
Apr 2009
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Bagdad

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3250 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 29
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Deposit is non-refundable. Balance is refunded with 90 or longer notice. Within 90 days of reservation, if home is rebooked, balance will be refunde
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • cell phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 full baths one with double walk in shower, one with stand up shower, one with stone Jacuzzi tub.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 29
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King Size Log Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , 4 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed
  • King size beds (1) Hand-Peeled King Log Bed in Master, Double Beds (3) Full size bed in loft area. 2 full size beds in upstairs bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (9), Bunk Beds (9) 2 Full size beds and 8 bunk beds Pack N Play included
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Horseshoes, cornhole, fishing poles, bocce ball and more are provided for outdoor fun. We also offer a 3000 square foot barn for your wedding, company picnic, family reunion and more.


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A Versatile Retreat perfect for your family, friends, church or business group
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 46 reviews

Beautiful & comfortable cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We had group of 16 stay in this beautiful Cabin. We arrived to see the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum. Absolutely enjoyed the comfort and beauty of this cabin. Wish we had planned to stay longer but only booked three nights. Could've easily spent a week at this sight. Plenty of linens, towels and dishes for all of our party and much more. Extremely clean, organized and well maintained. The owners were available if needed but definitely gave us complete privacy. They definitely know how to run a vacation rental. We will return!!!! Thank you!

  • Submitted: 30-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. The Ark Encounter and Creation Museum are wonderful to experience and we love being conveniently located to visit them. Come back and see us anytime!
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Great clean cabin weekend for our family trip

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay! There were 6 adults and 3 kids (age 15, 6, and 1) staying for our family weekend. We spent a lot of our time out by the fire pit, fishing, hiking the short trails, and hanging out in the kitchen/dining area talking and laughing. There is plenty of wood for the fire pit around the cabin to gather but bring your own saw and a lighter. The owners are so helpful and quick to respond on all questions. We did have trouble with sound when playing games in the basement because the stairs are open to the rest of the house which wasn’t great when the 1 year old was napping upstairs. The only real separate bedroom is the one with the king bed- other 2 rooms with a door are full of bunk beds and the queen bed is in the loft open to the rest of the house. Our family stayed in one bunk room upstairs where there is room for a pack-in-play. The basement bunk room is really tight and small and was unused. The kitchen was fully stocked and a great size for all of us! The cabin was very clean and had a great cabin feel which was exactly what we were looking for!

  • Submitted: 4-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the 5 star review! Glad you enjoyed your visit with us and come back anytime.
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Very pleasant for small group, but you'd be really, really cozy with 25 people

  • 4 of 5

While I am not giving the house a 5, I will say that we really enjoyed our stay and found the house to be very comfortable. The common areas (living, dining, kitchen, decks, game areas) are all great, as is the master bedroom. The local housekeeper was also super helpful when I left a couple of items behind and had to double back to get them. I am deducting 1 star because you'd have to be really close knit group of people if you tried to max out the number of people that can sleep there. Double check the number of bedrooms and bathrooms if you're going to be a large group. Indeed, 2 of the 3 bedrooms have 4 bunk beds per room (and some are double), and one "bedroom" is on a landing. I also note that no photos are included of these bedrooms.

  • Submitted: 21-Oct-2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay overall and had a great time with your family. Great idea to add some pics of the bedrooms and I will definitely do that so there are no surprises. Thanks again and come back anytime!
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Dyess family

  • 5 of 5

This place is amazing. It was absolute heaven. We had our wedding there. It was breathtaking. The cabin made our family and guests so at home. Mary and her husband and caretakers have made a beautiful home for many family's for many reasons to come create and share in unforgettable memories. We would recommend this cabin to anyone. (Already have) and we look forward to many more visits there. Thank you Mary Gonda for sharing your blood sweat and tears. All your hard work made a indescribable retreat for so many people.

  • Submitted: 17-Oct-2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay! Come back and visit us anytime (and thanks for spreading the word).
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Gracious Host = Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

A large group of us stayed here visiting Lexington on one day and Louisville the next. It is a great location.

Unfortunately during our stay the kids damaged the pool table - again I am so sorry.

Barbara was so kind when I talked with her via phone. I was not aware of the damage until she told me.

I would love to return for a stay. It is a lovely property and the location is wonderful.

Thank you for being so accommodating.

  • Submitted: 13-May-2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Fortunately, the pool table was able to be repaired by my caretaker and all is well. Looking forward to having you back in the future. Mary
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Family Fun Weekend

  • 5 of 5

My whole family, 25 in total, stayed at the cabin over the weekend and we could not have been happier. Great place, fully loaded with all kinds of supplies and fun activities both indoors and out. The ages in our family range from 9 months to 82 years old and every single person had fun. Cabin has everything you need, is beautiful and the décor is very nice. Cabin is even more beautiful and spacious than the online pictures show. Owners are very nice and helpful too. We can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: 22-Oct-2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review our cabin. We are thrilled to hear you all had a great time. Come back and see us anytime!
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Louisville International/Lexington Bluegrass
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Weissinger Hills
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Amtrak Lexington
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Bagdad

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1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$64.09

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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