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Three-story Guest House with Flexible Spaces

Sleeps13
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10-13)

Hill House is a nicely appointed, welcoming space nestled into a hillside at Happiness Hills Farm, an 80 acre farm and retreat center bordering the extensive Berea College Forest. It's an ideal place for reunions, retreats, meetings, visiting sites in Kentucky, exploring Appalachian crafts, hiking or just enjoying a vacation away from things. 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.

The Hill House second floor unit has two bedrooms with 1 bath, kitchen, spacious living and dining areas and can sleep up to 7 people. An upstairs dormitory with an additional bath adds beds for up to 6 more. A ground floor unit (additional charges apply - not listed here) adds an additional bedroom, two baths, kitchen and gathering room. Up to 7 can sleep in the ground floor area. The second floor has a covered deck and ground floor has a covered porch.

A/C and heat are included, as well as a landline phone and free wifi. 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.

Hill House is next to a large, beautifully remodeled tobacco barn and a lovely indoor assembly hall, both of which are available separately for gatherings and activities. An outdoor campfire and picnic site is also available for all to use.

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.

Many Kentucky attractions are nearby or within a modest drive, including hiking trails to East and West Pinnacle on Indian Fort Mountain, Berea College, Old Town Berea, Kentucky Folk Arts Center at Berea, Berea College Square, Tater Knob Pottery and Bybee Pottery, Renfro Valley and Kentucky Music Hall of Fame, Kentucky Horse Park, Shakertown, Constitution Square in Danville, My Old Kentucky Home in Bardstown, Boonesboro State Park, Daniel Boone Forest, Natural Bridge State Park, Red River Gorge, Lake Cumberland, Cumberland Falls, Levi Jackson State Park at London, and many other sites. For a list of area activities contact Berea Tourism or Kentucky Tourism.

A website for Happiness Hills Farm provides more information about the site, surroundings and retreats, reunions and other gatherings.

Keywords: House, artist, farm, Berea

More Details

Owner
Jennifer
Member since: 2003
Speaks english, spanish, danish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2017

Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Berea

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • The Edisto Room - 6 twin/ single , Dormitory Style space on the third floor
    The Kilday Room - 1 queen , On the second (main) floor
    The Fleenor Room - 1 queen , On the second (main) floor
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • long term renters welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Large converted tobacco barn for activities, campfire area, corn-hole. Assembly hall for up to 80 guests, with bathroom and kitchen. Additional charges apply - reserve in advance.

Location

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Lexington, KY
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Richmond
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Battlefield
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Interstate 75
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Berea
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 house rental in Berea

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
C$313
C$1,971
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$6.8
Cleaning & Linen Fee C$95.15
Refundable Damage Deposit C$54.37
Tax Rate 7.0%

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.
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