Midlane Farm built around 1820 is the home of Chas and Kim-Laramore Stephens. Lovingly maintained and restored by Chas and Kim and the generations preceding them the home is nestled on two acres of urban ground that has always been owned by the same family (Hikes, Hunsinger, and Stephens). Placed on the national register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior in 1970 the home is full of Louisville and Kentucky history which Chas and Kim kindly share with their many guests.
The main house has three beautifully decorated large bedrooms. You may rent 1 or all 3. Because of the age of the home we have one full bath upstairs (very nice with a 1913 claw foot tub and a modern shower) and a powder room downstairs. Relax in the parlor which was updated in 1880 in the then popular Victorian style, watch TV in the living room in front of a fire, sip bourbon on the back porch, share a story in the lower kitchen (which some folks have deemed the best single room in the city of Louisville) in front of a roaring fire. Whether your are coming to town on business, pleasure, or a major sporting event the hospitality you will receive at Midlane Farm will be unsurpassed.
We're big fans of Airbnb, and have always had great experiences with our hosts, but the hospitality that Chas and Kim offered our family was so above and beyond any expectation that we could have had. They felt like old friends from the outset, and could not have made us more welcome. I'm from Louisville, and their home is a perfect representation of the city's history and charm....and Chas and Kim, the perfect ambassadors of the hospitality that is indicative of the people of Louisville. Having had to move my mother to assisted living this past year, our family (who all live away from Louisville now) worried that our tradition of spending the holidays in our hometown with our mom wouldn't be able to continue, but our Christmas could not have been more perfect thanks to the generosity of Chas and Kim, who went so far out of their way to make their home feel like our own. I cannot recommend a stay at Midlane Farm more highly. Our friends in Louisville also loved discovering this hidden jewel in their own hometown, as well!
First time visiting Louisville and using Airbnb. Both Chaz and Kim were very accommodating and within an hour it felt like a home away from home. They took time to get to know us and what we liked to do, eat and see. The historic house was clean and very quiet. It was a very relaxing two-night stay and only wish we could have stayed longer.
Midlane Farm was genuinely a magical place. Kim and Chaz provided the utmost care for me and my family when we visited for a family reunion in August. We had two kids (4 and 2 years old), who really enjoyed their stay just as much as the adults. Chaz took them on tours of the elaborate garden in the back yard. Kim took them on walks with the dogs. There are some parts of the house where we just had to keep an extra eye on the girls just for safety reasons (walking up stairs, in the lower-level brick-covered room) but it wasn't any more than we would at any other house than our own.
The adults on our trip LOVED the house. It was just wonderful staying in a house that had so much character. Our favorite room was the cellar room in the lower level with all brick floor to ceiling. The best word to describe was "cozy". I can't imagine how wonderful it would be in the colder months with a nice fire. The kitchen was also perfect. We had some foodies with us who had no problem cooking up wonderful meals with all the appliances, cookware, etc. provided.
My family loved Midlane Farm. It was an experience we will never forget.
If you have the opportunity to come to Kentucky, STAY HERE. Midland Farm exceeded our expectations in every way. The home is loved, perfectly kept, cozy beds, soft towels, dreamy landscape and plenty of space.
We came here for a wedding and to see Kentucky, but spent most of our free time at Midlane Farm and with our amazing hosts, Kim and Chas. There a more than a few places to steal away and read a book, enjoy a hot cup of coffee or just relax. The home is beautifully furnished and you really feel like you are stepping back in time. The land around the Farm is gorgeous. We loved strolling around the property and admiring all the special touches and massive trees.
Kim made us breakfast during our stay and she is quite the cook. Great food, good hot coffee and a great back porch to sit and eat your breakfast on. You'll also have to ask about Chas' hot sauce. My new addiction.
This location is not far from town. We went to several great restaurants and bars that were about 10 to 15 min away.
If we ever find ourselves back in Kentucky, there is no other place we'd rather stay. Great family, excellent hosts, clean and beautiful property, peaceful and relaxing stay. What else could you ask for?
Thanks, Kim and Chas!
Midlane Farm is a gorgeous, historic respite in the middle of Louisville. The hosts, Kim and Chas are welcoming, helpful, and great to hang out with. Sitting in the lower kitchen with a fire roaring, a glass of wine, and Rufus in the chair is great.
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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.