03 - Abi's Arboreal Abode & Hammock Haven

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Private room in treehouse hosted by HomeGrown HideAways

  1. 4 guests
  2. 3 beds
  3. 1.5 shared baths
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Abi's Arboreal Abode is a 15' yurt nestled like a bird-nest 10' off the ground in a grove of walnut trees with an adjacent outhouse. There is a bunk-bed with full-size futon bottom bunk, single top bunk, and a single trundle. This rental has electric, heat, and air, but is still just a tent so it can get hot/cold/damp. The farm also has a centrally located Community Kitchen and Bath House which are shared with other guests on the farm. NO PETS - NO EXCEPTIONS. Please read the full description..

The space
HomeGrown HideAways is a hundred-acre farm, campground, and event facility with treehouses, yurts, cabins, camping, etc. The owners, Nathan & Jessa, live onsite with a parade of dogs, cats, chickens, and ducks. For the safety of our own animals (and yours), we cannot allow any additional animals onto the farm. Anyone arriving with an animal of any kind will not be allowed to stay and no refund will be given.

INTERIOR: You get the entire treehouse to yourself. It has a bunk-bed with a single mattress on the top and a full-size futon on the bottom. There is also a trundle with a single-sized mattress that pulls out from under the bunk-bed. The beds have sheets, pillows, and cotton blankets. (NOTE: Please let us know if you plan to bring your own linens. We offer a linen discount of $3 per person if we don’t have to do extra laundry. Beds will still come with a fitted sheet and pillows with pillowcases, just no blankets or top sheet. You can request the discount as a refund or farm credit to use towards eggs, firewood, or other items). There is a drop-leaf dining table with four fold-away chairs and a cabinet with cleaning supplies and games. A trash can is provided, but we do not have trash service on the farm so you need to take your trash to town with you upon departure.

The treehouse has electricity, but no indoor plumbing. We provide a jug of spring water and there is an outdoor water spigot across from the nearby outhouse. There is an electric heater and a window air conditioner that we install in May and remove in October based on prevailing weather conditions. There is an attic fan in the roof to enhance the ventilation in the summer (we plug this with insulation in the winter), but please remember that the yurt is just an over-sized tent. Even with the heat and AC, it can be hot in the summer, cold in the winter, and be a little leaky if the rain falls hard and the wind blows the wrong direction. It's camping!

EXTERIOR: Abi’s is located in the section of the farm we refer to as Tiny Town since there are multiple, adjacent sites due to the accessibility of electric and water in this area. If you’re looking for seclusion and privacy, we would suggest our Yome Away from Home, the Treetop Flyer, or the Wabi Sabi Studio. There is a spiral staircase to access the treehouse deck (watch your head!), but we have also installed an electric lift for getting your belongings up to the platform. There's a firepit, a picnic table, clothesline, small patio table with two chairs, and two hammocks underneath the platform (hammocks are typically stored away during winter to limit wear and tear from the weather). A shared outhouse is just a few steps away from the base of the stairs and the bath house is across the creek in the main camping field. Firewood bundles are available for purchase under the pavilion next to the Community Kitchen (see section regarding CAMPFIRES below).

CHECK-IN/CHECK-OUT: Guests can check in any time after 4pm, but we do recommend arriving before dark. Depending on our cleaning schedule, we may be able to accommodate an earlier arrival time with advance notice. Rentals are unlocked so guests can just follow the instructions sent with the check-in email to find their location and let themselves in. Check-out is at 11am so that we have time to clean the rental before the next guest arrives. If something comes up and you need to leave before your scheduled check-out date, please do us the courtesy of sending a message once you have cell service so that we know not to expect you.

UNPLUG AND RECONNECT: HomeGrown HideAways does not have cell service or wifi, but there is a landline in the Community Kitchen for guests to use. We hope that you will take the opportunity to re-connect with nature, yourself, your family, and other guests. In addition to the shared kitchen space, we also have a pavilion with cornhole set up for rainy days, and a massive bonfire area where we encourage guests to pitch in on firewood to share stories and s’mores. Please note that quiet hours are from 10pm – 7am and sound carries far in the holler.

SHARED BATH HOUSE: In addition to year-round outhouses, there is a seasonal BATH HOUSE with 4 flush toilets and 2 solar-heated showers. The bath house is rustic with a concrete floor so we recommend shower shoes or flip flops. Towels and toiletries are not provided, but we do have extra for purchase if you forget yours. In the winter months, when the bath house is closed, we open the restrooms in the community building for showering (1 full bath and 1 half bath).

COMMUNITY KITCHEN: The farm has a brand new (2021), centrally-located, solar-powered, chef-inspired COMMUNITY KITCHEN with 4 ovens, 5-burner gas cooktop, microwave, refrigerator with farm-fresh eggs, coffee-maker, toaster, dishes, cutlery, baking sheets, basic cooking supplies (oil, salt, pepper, etc), plus HomeGrown farm goods, s’more kits, and other goodies. BRING CASH for the honor system. Please remember that this space is available for ALL visitors of the farm so guests are expected to clean up after themselves and not to loiter when others are waiting. To prevent over-crowding, we ask that a maximum of TWO people from your group occupy the space at a time and children MUST be accompanied by a guardian at all times. Meals may be eaten at the picnic tables on the porch, under the pavilion, or you can take food back to your site. FOOD SCRAPS MUST BE PUT INTO THE COMPOST BIN – NOT IN THE TRASH. Please do not discard food on the ground as it can make our animals sick and attract unwanted wildlife.

THE FARM: We are a farm in the mountains so we have all the good (beautiful views, babbling brook, hiking trails) and the bad (insects, howling coyotes, poison ivy) that nature has to offer so come prepared. We recommend hiking boots, bug spray, and weather-appropriate clothing. Be prepared to encounter INSECTS (mosquitoes, ticks, chiggers), WILDLIFE (deer, turkey, snakes, toads, and dare we mention the bear track we spotted one spring?), WEATHER (hot, cold, rain, snow), TOXIC PLANTS (poison ivy, stinging nettle, wild mushrooms), just to name a few. There is a steep and rugged 1.5-mile hiking loop that takes most folks about an hour (if they can get past the first 10-minute uphill climb). We also have playground swings, disc golf, hula hoops, a croquet set, and a creek full of geodes to hunt.

CAMPFIRES: Most sites have their own fire pit except for the primitive camping area. There is also a large communal fire pit near the Community Kitchen. Due to the spread of invasive insects, we ask that you DO NOT BRING FIREWOOD unless it is store-bought/kiln dried. We have bundles for sale here for $5/bundle (bring cash) or you can scavenge dead wood from the forest floor for free. DO NOT cut down live trees and DO NOT burn plastic, glass, trash, gas, or anything that isn’t wood or paper. There is plenty of fire-starting materials under the Pavilion next to the bundles. On your way to the farm, you will pass the local fire department. Please make note of the fire danger sign. If the fire danger is high, a campfire may not be advisable – please check for local burn bans.

SMOKING: Smoking is not permitted within the vicinity of any building on the farm. Please do not discard cigarette butts in the firepits or on the ground. They must be completely extinguished and can be thrown in the trash.

TRASH: In case you missed it before, we do not have trash pick-up on the farm and very much appreciate it if you can take your trash with you when you leave the farm. We do have recycling bins for clean plastic and aluminum cans. Paper and cardboard can be put in the box next to the firewood bundles under the pavilion for others to use for starting fires. We also have a compost bin available for all food scraps, paper napkins, and paper plates. Please do not discard food on the ground as it can make our animals sick and attract unwanted wildlife.

MOTORIZED VEHICLES: We do not allow ATVs, 4-wheelers, golf carts, or any non-medical motorized transportation. Bicycles are welcome and encouraged.

GENERATORS: We highly discourage the use of generators as they can be quite noisy and produce toxic fumes. Please talk to us in advance if you require one for a specific purpose.

ACCIDENTS: If a child or member of your party has an accident involving bodily fluids, please take the time to clean up after them. First aid kits are supplied in most rentals and in the Community Kitchen. If bedding is involved, we have coin-operated laundry facilities in the Community building to begin the washing process. Please notify us of such events.

COOLERS & CANDLES: Coolers should be left outside so that the condensation doesn't damage our floors. Candles are not allowed due to too many wax spills.

NEARBY: We are just 8 miles from the Berea Pinnacles, 6 miles from Get Outside Ky (they rent canoes, kayaks, SUPs, and e-bikes), 3 miles to Tater Knob Pottery, 20 minutes to Anglin Falls, and a scenic hour from Red River Gorge. Berea is known for its arts and crafts, the historic Berea College, and outdoor recreation. In addition to hiking at the Pinnacles, there are several other trails throughout town and the newly opened Silver Creek Bike Park.

NOMS: Our favorite places to eat in Berea are Noodle Nirvana, Native Bagel Company, Happy Jack’s World Sandwich Bar, Apollo Pizza, PapaLeno’s, and El Rio Grande. We’re also excited by the soon to open Nightjar (brought to you by the Native Bagel folks). In Richmond, we like Masala Indian, Purdy’s Coffee Co., and Thai Smile. Note: Madison County is DRY, Berea is MOIST, and Richmond is WET so plan your alcohol accordingly.

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What this place offers

Mountain view
Kitchen
Free driveway parking on premises
Window AC unit
Private patio or balcony
Shared backyard – Not fully fenced
Located in the Courtesy Kitchen. Shared with other guests. refrigerator
Microwave
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Berea, Kentucky, United States

HomeGrown HideAways is a hundred-acre holler near the end of a curvy and narrow two-mile dead-end road (we suggest arriving before dark). We're just 11 miles from Berea, but can feel like a world away. The farm has several rentals so you'll likely encounter other guests and we hope you take the time to make new friends.

Madison County is DRY (as in - no alcohol). Berea is moist (drinks with dinner). Richmond is wet (packaged alcohol can be purchased).

The nearest gas station and dollar store are 6 miles away (across the street from Get Outside Ky) and in the DRY zone. If you’re looking for a bottle of wine or a 6-pack, you’ll have to trek to Richmond.

Tater Knob Pottery is less than 3 miles from the farm.

Get Outside Ky is 6 miles away and they rent canoes, kayaks, paddleboats, and SUPs for paddling around Owsley Fork Reservoir. They also have e-bikes for rent.

The hiking trails at the Berea Pinnacles are 8 miles away.

Anglin Falls is about 20 minutes away.

Red River Gorge is a scenic hour away.

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Prepare to UNPLUG. No cell service, no wifi, just nature (but you can easily find us on the world wide web)!

HomeGrown HideAways is a hundred-acre holler near Berea, Ky. It is owned and operated by Nathan & Jessa Turner, Jessa's mom, and a variety of pets and wildlife.

All guests have access to our fully-stocked, chef-approved Community Kitchen which has COFFEE, and all major appliances (oven, stove, fridge, microwave, coffee maker) plus pots, pans, utensils, dishes and a 3 bin sink. Clean up after yourself.

We have a steep and rugged hiking trail, several fire pits, and are just 6 miles from Get Outside Ky where you can rent canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, and e-bikes. We do not have tv, internet, or cell reception. There are as many stars as there are bugs so come prepared for both!

The farm's bath house is open from April through October (or whenever temps remain above freezing for an extended period of time) and features 4 flush toilets and 2 solar-heated showers. In the winter months, the bathrooms inside the Community Kitchen are available.

We ask that you leave your pets at home, but you are welcome to snuggle ours. If you don't like dogs, our place may not be a good fit for you since our critters get pretty excited to meet new guests and may jump on you (we promise we're working on training). For those with service animals, please be aware that there are coyotes, hawks, and other wildlife that might be a danger and we cannot guarantee how our dogs might react to your assistant. Please chat with us ahead of time to make sure we're the right option for you.

We love sharing our beautiful farm and hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Prepare to UNPLUG. No cell service, no wifi, just nature (but you can easily find us on the world wide web)!

HomeGrown HideAways is a hundred-acre holler near Berea, Ky.…

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Since we live here on the farm, you're likely to cross paths with us during your stay. We enjoy meeting our guests and hearing their stories, but also want to respect your space so we'll never just knock on your door unless there's some kind of emergency. That said, if you have any problems at all during your stay, please do not hesitate to knock (LOUDLY) on our door so we can assist.
Since we live here on the farm, you're likely to cross paths with us during your stay. We enjoy meeting our guests and hearing their stories, but also want to respect your space so…

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House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
No smoke alarm
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
May encounter potentially dangerous animal
Climbing or play structure

Cancellation policy