About this listing
Completely remodeled, kitchen w/island, full bathroom w/shower, paired motorized beds, murphy bed, off street parking. Private Wisteria entrance. Koi pond/stream. Artists can negotiate access to Char's Clayhouse, kiln, and Art Studio.
When the Murphy Bed is pulled down. Also view of the sliding glass door closet. To the right is the utility room where the ironing boar and iron are stored.
# We are not a B&B
# Ground floor. No steps. Wheel-chair access.
# Hair dryer, 100% Egyptian cotton towels and 2 robes
# Zoned hepa A/C and heating
# Tankless water heater
# WiFi free with rental
# No TV and no Land-line for phone.
# Koi pond and stream out back.
# California king sized double motorized beds.
# Full Size Murphy bed, as second bed
# One-way locked access to Char's studio/gallery to browse/purchase art and a signed copy of our book: Then & Now: Lower Town, Paducah, Arcadia Publishing, if the spirit moves you.
#Full kitchen: refrigerator, ceramic cook top 2 burners, microwave oven, small oven above refrigerator, sink, island w/stools
# Dishes, pots, pans, utensils, towels.
#Keurig coffee system, complementary coffee pods and tea bags.
# Private bathroom: wheelchair access, shower, sink, toilet, heat lamp in ceiling.
# Coffee: Grinder and Brewer available. Beans at Etcetera Coffeehouse a block away.
# Your apartment is completely private.
# Keyed private entrance and second padlocked side gate entrance from 7th street.
# We provide extra sheets and pillow cases for you to change. If you run out, leave the used in Char's gallery right outside your door for us to clean. We cannot enter you apartment if you bolt the front door and latch the back door.
Interaction with Guests
Our guests value their privacy and come with an agenda of places to go and see. We meet and greet them, tell them where all the switches are and leave them alone. We live upstair in a separate residence that they can call anytime.
# Inside the annual Lower Town Arts & Music Festival (across from Beer & Wine tent)
# 6 blocks away from annual BBQ on the River Festival and Porkstock Concert.
# 5 blocks to National Quilt Museum,
# You are in the middle of the Lower Town Arts District, 16 storefront galleries, studios and shops are all around you. Some will be open every day, all will be open Second Saturdays of each month.
# 6 blocks from the Ohio River, Maiden Alley Art House Cinema, Market House Regional Community Theatre, River Discovery Center, William Clarke Market House Museum
# 4 blocks to Downtown family restaurants (not franchise foods) museums and shops
# Public Bus Station one block away, down our back alley to the Station.
# Personal off-street parking access from North 8th street alley, next to entrance to our back yard, Koi pond and your main entrance to the apartment.
#Paducah Airport is 20 minutes away.
# United flies from Chicago direct to Paducah; two round trips daily.
# Rental Car available at the airport (book in advance)
# A cab is available by phone (call when you land in Paducah).
# Bicycle rental from Bike World, 15 min. away by car.
Other Things to Note
# The Paducah School of Art & Design is a block away, down two back alleys.
# Paducah is where the Tennessee and the Ohio Rivers meet. 7 blocks away are the rivers and constant activity of the towboats moving barges 24/7
# Land Between the Lakes National Park & Planetarium is 25 minutes away.
# Metropolis, home of (yes) the Annual Superman Festival and a Harrah's Casino is just across the Ohio River about 20 minutes away.
# Paducah Raceway, NASCAR Dirt Track, 20 minutes away, see website.
# Bluegrass Downs, trotters, see website, 20 minutes away.
# Paducah Drag Racing, see website, 20 minutes away.
# No pets.
# Call when you are an hour or so away so we can have the gallery lights on.
# Use headsets if you like your music or laptop movies loud.
# Check out is anytime after noon unless we have someone arriving the day you leave, then it is noon. We will tell you which applies to your stay.
# Frogs sing loud in and around our pond during the season.
# You can buy our book about Lower Town, or Char's art anytime. We live upstairs, just call us.
Sit outside next to the Koi pond and enjoy the calming sound of waterfalls and the shaded patio. Watch the fish, birds bath and turtles bask in the sun.
As great! Their place was amazing and was one of the cleanest and best places we have ever stayed at with this service. We will be back to spend more time in this fabulous area. Highly recommended.
If you want a quiet, peaceful, cozy place to stay, this is a great choice. We stayed here during QuiltWeek which is an insane week in Paducah. After dealing with thousands of people every day, it was wonderful to sit by the koi pond and unwind with a cocktail. Jay gave a fantastic overview when we arrived and then respectfully gave us our space until we needed something. I would love to return and really soak in the artistic atmosphere.
Great location, easy walking downtown through awesome neighborhood . Comfortable bed. Grateful for the 'extras' like toothbrush and paste, since I forgot mine!!
What a wonderful experience!! The location of the Pinecone was perfect - it is situated on the first floor of a beautiful building in the up and coming Lowertown Art District which is a short 10 minute walk to the riverfront and all downtown Paducah has to offer. The space was exactly as described if not better. We had our own dedicated off street parking spot, a private entrance and the landscaping and koi pond were beautiful. Once inside a full kitchen with eat in bar, large bath with the most amazing steam shower and a king size motion bed await. There is a Murphy bed hidden away and a nice futon/sofa for extra guests. The owners were beyond friendly - Jay gave a wonderful tour of the property upon arrival and made it clear he was only a phone call away if we needed anything. Char's gallery is a must see - you are encouraged to pop in anytime and look around.
For me, the little things made our stay extra special. The owners presented us with a gift on arrival to say thank you and Happy Valentine's Day. Also, there was a beautiful bouquet of purple roses on the kitchen bar and amazingly delicious imported Hawaiian water in the refrigerator. Finally, inside the medicine cabinet any toiletry that you may have forgotten can be found. The hospitality of Char and Jay was very much appreciated and we will return to the Pinecone very soon!
The room is well decorated. The neighborhood is in the arts district amongst other artists who re-located to Paducah with that program. The house is a short drive to Broadway for some very good restaurants, wall murals and the National Quilt Museum. Parking is easier.
I would say the price of the room honestly when you account for all fees is high at $150 total. For a small unvisited town it seems overpriced.
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Loved it! Great location, quiet neighborhood, lovely pond & patio area. Very well-appointed apartment: modern design, quality appliances & kitchenware & bath, and lots of art books to browse. Nowhere else I've stayed in Paducah even compares.
Lovely apartment in downtown Paducah. Off street parking.. Separate entrance.. Fantastic bathroom.. Well-appointed, and only two blocks from great coffee at Etcetra..
About the Host, Char
Graduated from the University of Hawai’i, @ Manoa,
Exhibited/traveled or visited/lived: all over the United States, Northern Mariana Islands, Japan, Australia, Guam, Europe
Painted Murals in: Florida, California, Saipan, Hawai’i, Arizona, Kentucky
Art teacher at college prep school, Mid-Pacific Institute in Honolulu, Hawai’i for 6 years.
Three of those years, Fine Arts Department Chair with a faculty of seven.
Taught art in the public high school in Saipan 1985-87 and Art Instructor teaching future teachers classes for the Northern Marianas College
Public Information Officer for the Northern Mariana Islands Council for the Arts and Culture.
2004 moved to Paducah, KY with my husband Jay, from the San Francisco Bay area
to be part of the Lower Town Artist Relocation Program.
Work generally consists of mixed media.
Images are both figurative and abstract.
Work is neoexpressionist with a surreal slant.
Subject matter is based on what is unseen or unspoken and strongly felt.
Subjective content and voice of the work
addresses human issues concerning this short earthly sojourn.