About this listing
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.
The hosts were wonderful. The facility is very nice. The only opportunities for improvement that I will cite are minor. For example, wireless connectivity seemed spotty (very important for us), and it would be nice to have window blinds in the bedrooms (or some way to block the morning light) when we wanted a dark room to help "sleep in late". The facility is perfect for the family to hang out together, and big enough to allow people to separate and have a little person as time as well.
Kim and Chas are truly the best hosts. We were celebrating my Mom's 85th birthday for a long weekend. The house was gorgeous with special touches everywhere. Fresh flowers around the house, mountains of produce from their garden, Kim's handmade soaps, every dried herb you can imagine. They opened up their entire home to us and we were treated like family. We had great conversations and found many things in common from sailing to mutual friends. They were a delight to be around and we were all blown away by the house. Breathtakingly beautiful grounds and the interior should be in a design catalog. Comfortable, inviting, interesting and spacious. We hope we have an excuse to stay again!
Midland Farm is a must if you are going to be in Louisville, Kentucky. Chas and Kim are some of the most hospitable people I've met and coupling that with the rich history of this beautiful place is amazing. Since Chas' family has owned the farm since it was built the relics around the place speak to the richness of life in Kentucky since it was settled. The garden is amazing and the back porch is a magical place to rest your bones! You simple can't pass up an opportunity to stay at Midlane Farm if your passing through Louisville. I've never felt so welcome is such a deeply rich and beautiful place. Kim and Chas make you feel like family; southern hospitality at its best! Stay at Midlane Farm; you'll be glad you did! It's all good!
Kim and Chas were the most gracious hosts and made everyone in our party feel very welcome in their home. The house and grounds were beautiful and there is so much charm and character, from the well-maintained historical home to their huge garden and friendly pets. The hosts gave great recommendations on nearby activities, and cooked some delicious breakfasts. We felt we got a much richer Louisville experience staying here than if we had stayed at a hotel. Would definitely recommend this place and would stay here again!
We had a wonderful experience. Kim was very welcoming, providing personal touches and making us amazing breakfasts. The historical house is awesome and had everything we needed. The yard is beautiful with a wonderful back porch.
Wow. I don't even know where to begin. From the first time we spoke with Chas and Kim about renting Midlane Farm, we were made to feel welcome. We had a wedding we were going to in Louisville and wanted to find somewhere that would be able to hold our large family. We were all coming from out of town and hated to get hotel rooms where we would not be able to enjoy the whole weekend together. We had several young children with us that we were able to put down for naps and bed early and the rest of us were able to stay up and visit. Something that would not have been possible in a hotel. The home itself is incredible. There really is no other war to describe it. A beautiful estate that is rich with character and has that great southern charm. One of our favorite parts of the home was the back porch. We spent most of the evenings and mornings out there drinking coffee or eating treats and enjoying the beautiful scenery. Chas and Kim were incredible hosts, making us feel completely welcome. I think we would have enjoy it just as much if they would've stayed and visited the whole time. ;) They were always quick to respond to any questions we had which made our trip so much easier. I would HIGHLY recommend Midlane Farms to anyone looking for a warm, welcoming, dreamy stay in Louisville. You won't want to leave.
It is our pleasure to be the first foreign visitors of Midlane Farm . We come to Louisville to visit the Mid-America Trucking Show.
It's an amazing trip that we stayed in a house that more than 200 years history. Chas and Kim were so nice people and gave us a great help since it is our first time to America.
It is beautiful and comfortable and we enjoyed our visit and the trucking show. Because of our busy job, we didn't have too much time to talk with them. We hope we will come to Louisvilleand come to Midlane Farm next year.
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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.