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Beautiful Secluded Family Getaway

Bedrooms 7
Space 306 m²
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Very Private 7 Bedroom, 3 Full Bathrooms, In ground Pool And Pool Table

2 king beds, 2 queen, 2 full, 4 twin, 3 full bathrooms, large capacity table will seat 10, stainless steel appliances, wine cooler, garbage disposal, washer and dryer, dishwasher, microwave, stone fireplace with firewood provided(in season) 20 x 40 in ground pool with slide and diving board, beautiful 20 x 40 Koi pond in front, front and back porches, pool furniture and bar on back porch.

Barry Vance
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Barry Vance

My husband and I went to school in Adair Co KY but it wasn't until years later that we found each other. We got married in June 2010. We have 6 children and 2 grandchildren with one more on the way. We currently live in White House TN

Barry Vance purchased this lodge in 2005

Why Barry Vance chose Austin

This was my husbands dream home. It took 11 months to build and he used several trees from the property for the building material. One of the bedrooms is completely cedar as well as the stairs going up to the bedrooms. He used actual tree trunks as supports for the landing and for the fireplace mantel.

What makes this lodge unique

stone, wood burning fireplace, 22 ft ceiling in the great room, exquisite sunset while sitting on the back porch or relaxing by the pool. A very tranquil, peaceful place to come and relax! I'm sure you will love being here as much as we do!


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation lodge rental in Austin

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 306 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double
  • The bed arrangements may change with the addition of the 7th bedroom. We will have a complete update soon. Please call or email for more information on this.
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Beautiful Secluded Family Getaway
average rating of 4.892857 based on 28 reviews

Plenty of space inside and out!

  • 5 of 5

We used thins cabin for a weekend getaway for six families. We had a total of 6 couples and 14 kids underbelly the age of 4. The space worked great for us, we loved the open living room and kitchen area. It was so nice to have a table big enough for the adults to all sit at after the kids were in bed. There was plenty of firewood for fires inside and out. There was also a Christmas tree and Christmas decorations, it was so homey!

  • Submitted: 10-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for visiting! We enjoyed having you! Merry Christmas! Vance Family
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Dallas, TX

Great place for extended family get together. Quiet, relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our week here. The home has plent of space in terms of bedrooms and common areas. The land surrounding the property is beautiful. Great hiking at the state park 5 min away, and at the national park 30 min away. Very relaxing. Mr Vance the owner was very easy to work with and had a fire going in the fireplace, with lots of firewood out back, upon our arrival. Great place. Thank you.

  • Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pittsburgh, PA

Wow - Great Owner - Great Property - Great Time!

  • 5 of 5

Ten adults aged 50 and up visited for the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse and other sights in the Cave City area. We stayed for a week. The pool and group meals were big hits with our crew. It was 2 days or so before anyone even turned on the TV. That's how much we enjoyed the lodge. The layout was great for hanging out and enjoying some group camaraderie. We were lucky and the evening was free of the moon. Night sky watching gave us the Milky Way, shooting stars, and a satellite passing over.

I like texting and that is how I communicated with the owner during the week. Barry could not have been easier to work with. There is no doubt that if we visit the Mammoth Cave area again we will be hoping this cabin is available. Highly recommended! Thanks Barry :)

  • Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had a great time

  • 5 of 5

Awesome place.

  • Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Cabin and amenities

  • 5 of 5

Definitely I will visit again.

  • Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for family reunion

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from a five-day stay in this Austin home and were very pleased with our accommodations. We had a total of four families, 8 adults and 9 kids (three of them were toddlers, one an infant and the rest ages 7 through 16). The kids absolutely loved the pool as well as the pool table inside and there was plenty of room for dining and lounging together. The countryside is beautiful and quiet, and when we wanted to get out and tour the surrounding areas, they were easy drives. Barren River State Park is just 10 minutes away, where we enjoyed horseback riding. We also went to Kenny's Farmhouse Cheese and toured the facility. That was just down the road as well. Glasgow was the perfect distance for grocery shopping and the movies and we ordered a cake to celebrate an anniversary from the Cakery, which was outstanding! The people in Kentucky are so incredibly friendly, we truly felt welcome wherever we went. We also visited Bowling Green, where we went to the Corvette Museum (they just started a new promotion the day we were there that for $20, you could ride in one of three Corvettes they featured. It was our son's 10th birthday and he had such a great time!). We also went to Mammoth Cave. Owners Barry and Tanna Vance were a delight to work with in scheduling our stay. Very nice people. :)

  • Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Nashville Tn
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Barren River State Park
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Barren River State Park
Car: necessary

30 minutes to Bowling Green Ky , 15 minutes to Glasgow Ky, 15 minutes to Scottsville Ky, 35 minutes to Mammoth Cave National Park and 80 miles to Nashville Tn.

When you turn right from Hwy 87 onto R Whitlow road you will be on a blacktop road. There will be a mailbox on your right with 313 on it and a gravel road going to the right. Follow the gravel road. The location of the house is at the end of the gravel road, not the middle as shown on the map.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation lodge rental in Austin

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

insurance/damage fee C$114.03
Tax Rate 10.0%

14 day cancellation notice insures deposit refund less $50 fee.
There is an additional charge for number of guests above our maximum limit.

A stay of 3 nights or less, one night rental fee of $500.00 plus tax on one night rental of $50.00 and one time ins. fee of $89.00 for a total of $639.00 is due at time of reservation.
A stay of 4 nights or more, two night rental of $1000.00 plus tax on two night rental of $100.00 and one time ins. fee of $89.00 for a total of $1189.00 is due at time of reservation. Bal is due morning of check in.