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Cottage on the Hill at Harmony Hollow

SuperhostIrvine, Kentucky, United States
Entire cabin hosted by Jay & Vic
5 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
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Cottage on the Hill at Harmony Hollow is surrounded by nature and quiet in beautiful Red Lick Valley. Hike 250 acres of deep woods in pure solitude, go rock hunting in the creek or mushroom hunting in the hills, watch horses on the property peacefully grazing, enjoy the view from the fish pond, or just take solace in the peace and quiet of the cottage. 1 night minimum on weeknights, 2 night minimum on weekends.

The space
Cottage on the Hill was designed by my mother as her retirement dream home. Our close friend, who also built all our other buildings, built her home to her exact specifications. She filled it with thousands of her beloved books spanning her favorite topics of world religions, history, science, philosophy, and classic fiction and surrounded herself with beautiful views in a quiet, secluded space. A large portion of her library focuses on matriarchal and nature based religion, which may be uncomfortable for guests with a conservative religious belief system. If you fit this description, our Cottage may not be for you.

While there are a few steps to the porch, the interior is one level and set up for guests with mobility difficulties. If you’ve read reviews that the cottage gets hot, don’t worry... we’ve added even more air conditioners! Our goal is to ensure you get the rest and relaxation you’re hoping for and we’re happy to make improvements where possible to make sure you’re comfortable.

We love to share the beauty and magic of this place!

Guest access
Guests have access to 250 mostly wooded private acres of beautiful hiking and serenity. There are 2 horses and 2 dogs on the farm who like to meet our guests. Our dogs take their job of protecting the property seriously and are free to roam, sometimes howling or barking at night to keep critters away. Sometimes the chickens like to wander onto the porch. Our property is not recommended for guests who aren't comfortable with animals, bugs, or wilderness. Trails are not marked and may be impassable in the summer.

Other things to note
This is a farm with horses, dogs, bugs in the summer, and mud in the Spring. We love this lifestyle and we hope you will enjoy it too!

Most of our 250 acres are "deep woods". If you've never hiked outside a state or city park before, it is a unique experience to trailblaze through deep woods. Trails are not well marked and may not be passable in the middle of summer when the woods become overgrown. But during other seasons there is nothing like discovering places no one may have walked in years where no one will cross your path. If you want clearly marked trails there are many in the area we can direct you to (a few listed below)

There is a tv in the cottage but it does not have cable or satellite. There is a blue-ray/DVD player with online streaming apps so you can access your Netflix or Hulu accounts or watch YouTube.

Nearby attractions:
Kayak on the Kentucky River - put your kayak in just 10 minutes away under the bridge heading into town.
Red River Gorge, Natural Bridge - hiking, climbing, zip line, and more - 45 min
Berea - shopping, hiking, history - 30 min
Fitchburg Furnace - history - 30 min
Richmond - shopping, EKU, entertainment, fishing lake, history, and more - 30 min
Lexington - 1 hour
Irvine - kayaking, shopping, dining - 10 min
Beattyville - beautiful drive, horseback riding (Whispervalleytrails) - 35 min
Cottage on the Hill at Harmony Hollow is surrounded by nature and quiet in beautiful Red Lick Valley. Hike 250 acres of deep woods in pure solitude, go rock hunting in the creek or mushroom hunting in the hills, watch horses on the property peacefully grazing, enjoy the view from the fish pond, or just take solace in the peace and quiet of the cottage. 1 night minimum on weeknights, 2 night minimum on weekends…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Fire extinguisher
Laptop-friendly workspace
TV
Private entrance
Hangers
First aid kit
Kitchen
Smoke alarm
Iron
Washer

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Irvine, Kentucky, United States

A friend once commented after her visit, "I thought I lived in the country, but now I realize I'm not really in the country. This is real country!" The first time I hiked our property I realized I had never been someplace where I could be absolutely alone, with no chance of passing a stranger on the trail. While only 10 minutes from amenities (groceries, restaurants, hospital) we feel like we're miles away from everything.
A friend once commented after her visit, "I thought I lived in the country, but now I realize I'm not really in the country. This is real country!" The first time I hiked our property I realized I had never be…

Hosted by Jay & Vic

Joined in January 2016
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We have always dreamed of owning property and we both love meeting new people. 10 years ago, while living in Cincinnati, we found a beautiful holler in Eastern KY. This area of Eastern Kentucky is a hidden gem, still to be discovered by tourist traps and developers... an escape to nature we imagine Gatlinburg used to be. We knew we found the right place during our first hike when, for the first time in our lives, we felt a warm, relaxing comfort from knowing we were completely secluded and truly away from it all. It's been exciting making our dream become reality as we build cabins and barns, learn how to garden, take care of our horses, and add beauty to the farm. It's always a work in progress, which adds joy to our lives. Our children are blessed with freedom of open spaces. We're fortunate that one of us can work from home and the other can focus on the kids and create a welcoming space for guests. Now that both of our children are in school we're excited to welcome guests and share this beautiful, magical place.
We have always dreamed of owning property and we both love meeting new people. 10 years ago, while living in Cincinnati, we found a beautiful holler in Eastern KY. This area of Eas…
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  • Jessica
During your stay
We live with our two young children in a cabin at the bottom of the hill, far enough away that we can't see the cottage well, but close enough to be available if you need us. We can greet you when you arrive and make sure you have everything to be comfortable or you can go straight to the cottage. We love sharing our experience discovering farm life after years of city living, but we're also very happy to give you the privacy and solitude you need.
We live with our two young children in a cabin at the bottom of the hill, far enough away that we can't see the cottage well, but close enough to be available if you need us. We ca…
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House rules
Check-in: 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with smart lock
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm