About this listing
Years ago in the early 19th Century some people's homes had a room, typically with it's own separate entrance in which folks passing through had a comfortable place to rest for an evening or short stay. This room was known as the "traveler's room" or "traveler's quarters". Come and stay in the "travelers quarters" at Midlane Farm. Adjoined but separate from the main house your quarters is quiet and cozy, appointed with antiques including a 200 year old cannonball bed (don't worry it's sturdy), a small but efficient bathroom and a television. Relax on the back porch with an iced tea or julep and dream of days gone by, stroll the garden (organic) and grounds, cook from the garden if you wish in the modern main kitchen, sit and watch your favorite TV program or read a book in the "lower kitchen" (which some have deemed the best single room in the city of Louisville), enjoy complementary Bourbon or cocktails. The bar at Midlane Farm is always open and always well stocked! Hospitality would not be complete without towels, linens, and breakfast. If you need room for more than two no problem. You can stay in the main house and we'll move to the traveler's quarters! Please contact us first though to ensure that we don't have any conflicts. The main house (Midlane Farm 1820 Federal Home) can easily host six, but also rents individual rooms. Let us share our passion for the preservation of this "grand ole dame" with you. Sleep tight at your old Kentucky home. Good night.........
The Traveler's Quarters is your space. Common areas are the outside 2 acres, back porch, lower kitchen and main kitchen. Smoking is permitted outside only.
Our stay at Midlane could not have been better. Our hosts, Kim and Chas were warm, welcoming, and very hospitable. The grounds, house, and traveler's quarters were beautiful, and we were delighted to find out that the nearly 200 year old house is one of the oldest houses in Kentucky still owned by the same family.
The traveler's quarters were very comfortable and stayed nice and cool (it was 100 degrees in KY). The common area has a treasure trove of interesting artifacts and photos from the estate, which gave you a sense of where you were. Also, a great wet bar.
And to boot, Kim and Chas could not have been better hosts. They were the type of people who feel like long lost relatives, and it was an absolute pleasure sharing many conversations with them. Kim really knows how to make a great breakfast (sourced with vegetables from their impressive garden) and Chas is a lifelong area resident who knows all the best places to visit in the Louisville area.
We can't wait to go back and stay with them again! Easily the best Air B & B experience we've had yet.
I could not have asked for a better AirBnB experience! Chas and Kim were the warmest and most hospital hosts you could hope for, and I felt very much at home with them and at their place; less like I was a guest and more like I was an old friend. They were very accommodating even though I made my reservation at the last minute, which was greatly appreciated, and really provided a wonderful experience. Their home and grounds are stunning and the bedroom I stayed in was quite comfortable. I would not hesitate to book again and next time for longer!
One of the best airbnb experience we have ever had! A great house and even better hosts. Had an amazing time sitting on the porch and drinking/eating with them. The hosts are some of the most generous and hospitable people I've met. The room is great and even better in person than the photos show and the bed is super comfortable.
Chaz and Kim made us feel very welcome. I almost forgot we were complete strangers the first night we were there. Their hospitality was very warm and friendly with a hint of Kentucky charm! Their house is rich with family history and very beautiful! They cooked breakfast and used vegitables straight from their garden and it was delicious. They made us feel like family. They helped make my birthday one I won't forget! The Bloody Mary rocked and I had my first taste of Kentucky bourbon (yum). We will definitely visit Midlane Farm again. We loved the Travelers Quarters. Thanks again for a memorable weekend!!
My recent stay at Midlane Farms was an exceptional visit. Kim and Chaz were fabulous hosts. I would highly recommend staying here. The Travelers Room is decorated in beautiful antiques. The historic home is also beautiful, seeped in history.
Chaz and Kim are most gracious hosts, happy to socialize but also sensitive to their guests' need for privacy.
First - YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS PLACE TO BELIEVE IT!!! The photos do NOT do it justice. This is a farmhouse that is almost 200 years old.
The location is very convenient to get to anywhere around Louisville and yet "hidden" from everything around it.
Kim and Chas responded to my request more quickly than anyone else. When I arrived I was blown away by how beautiful the house and yard was, even in the dark at 10:30 pm! I was welcomed by both and offered my choice of bourbon to welcome me to town. We enjoyed a nice conversation on the back porch, which is large and very peaceful. Kim let me know she planned to make breakfast for me the next morning. What a great surprise!
Travelers quarters has its own private entrance and I was also given a key for access to the main kitchen. My room had beautiful hardwood flooring and over head wood beams as well. I found fresh flowers from the garden in a vase on a chest near the bathroom along with a glass pitcher of water. I kicked back and checked my email, as the wifi name and password were posted, and then watched the small flat screen TV hung above the opposite wall facing the bed, to wind down for the night.
When I woke up the next morning… OMG! The property was gorgeous. The Barn covered in vines of ivy leaves, the garden behind it, the beautiful flowers growing just outside my door, the huge old trees providing shade, and then a wonderful breakfast waiting for me.
We enjoyed more conversation as I was headed out for business meetings for the day. I mentioned that I enjoyed being there so much that I would like to stay another night since I did not have to be in Indy till lunch the next day. They welcomed me to do so and I went back online to airbnb and it was done.
Kim and Chas genuinely welcomed me to town and also into part of their home. They made time to talk if they knew I had the time and were thoughtful enough to give me my space when they knew I needed to work.
This was my first time using airbnb for stay during business travel. It turned out to be an awesome choice. I plan on returning when I come back to Louisville for work and would also enjoy bringing my sweetheart to Midlane Farm now that she knows what I experienced!
Kim and Chas made this my FAVORITE stay so far through airbnb. I cannot thank them enough for making me feel at home. Thank you!
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About the Host, Midlane Farm
Chas and Kim Laramore-Stephens are owners/caretakers of Chas' family home "Midlane Farm" built in 1820 and never out of the immediate family. Working on the home be it inside or out are the passions of Chas and Kim. Tending the vegetable and flower gardens and consuming and sharing the fruits of their labor gives the couple much pride and happiness. Both professionals Chas and Kim have other jobs as well. They own and manage a local distribution company of consumable paper and packaging products. Kim's hobbies are all that is southern, hailing from Mississippi and Georgia she cherishes the southern lifestyle of hospitality and graciousness. When not working on the "farm" Chas is a competitive sailor racing sailboats wherever the competition takes him.