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05 - The Nook

Private room in farm stay hosted by HomeGrown HideAways
10 guests1 bed2 shared baths
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The Nook is a secluded, off-grid (ie: NO electric/water), glassed-in porch nestled between the forest and a creek. It's very rustic, but has two futon bunks (single top, full-size bottom) as well as 2 more full-size futons. There are mattresses on the full-sized beds and sleeping pads on the top bunks, but you'll need to BRING YOUR OWN BEDDING. Firepit, bench, and picnic table are right outside the door. We have a propane heater and camp toilet available for rent if you need them. READ NOTE!

The space
SPECIAL NOTICE FOR GUESTS BOOKING AFTER NOVEMBER 1, 2020 - we're making improvements! We are dismantling the Courtesy Kitchen and building a new and improved event facility which we hope to have completed by late spring/early summer of 2021! The new space will be a year-round, CLIMATE-CONTROLLED, shared-use space with state-of-the-art kitchen, indoor dining, full bath, coin-laundry, and other amenities. HOWEVER, this means there will be NO KITCHEN AVAILABLE DURING CONSTRUCTION. Feel free to follow HomeGrown HideAways on social media for updates. Please prepare to be self-sufficient or enjoy our local restaurants. Message us with any questions.

The bath house is about a 2 minute walk from the Nook, but when it is closed in the winter, the nearest outhouse is down in the RV area (about a 4 minute walk) or you can rent our camp toilet. For winter months, we have a propane heater available to rent for $10/night or you can bring your own. Propane can be purchased here or you may bring your own. The heater can use two 1-pound cannisters ($5 each) or we have an adapter for a grill-sized tank ($20 per tank).

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 so pets are not allowed.

The Nook can accommodate up to 10 guests, but if you have a larger group, consider booking our "Off-Grid Group Camping" packaging which includes the Nook, the nearby Yome Away from Home, and lawn space for tents.

In addition to year-round outhouses, there is a seasonal bath house open from April through October (as weather permits) and a communal kitchen area for cooking meals, brewing coffee, buying firewood or farm-fresh eggs. YOU MUST CLEAN UP AFTER YOURSELF.

The bath house and the Courtesy Kitchen are about a 2 minute walk from the Nook. We have a portable camp toilet you can rent if you'd like something a bit closer. Ten million dollar fine and mandatory classes in Leave No Trace outdoor ethics if we find toilet paper in the woods around the site. Seriously - would you do that to your own yard?

The farm has a steep and rugged 1.5 mile hiking loop, small playground, yard games, and a creek full of geodes. We're also close to the hiking trails at the Berea Pinnacles and our friends at Get Outside Ky rent canoes and kayaks just 6 miles down the road.

We are a farm in the mountains so we have all the good (beautiful views, babbling brook, hiking trails) and the bad (insects, barking dogs, poison ivy) that nature has to offer so come prepared. We recommend hiking boots, bug spray, and jackets for cool nights. 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.

Prepare to UNPLUG. There is no cell phone or internet reception at our place. Occasionally, some folks are able to catch a brief signal, but don't plan to have digital access. The closest place to get a decent signal is at the cemetery near the reservoir. There is a telephone you can use in our courtesy kitchen.

We live in a DRY county so if you enjoy an evening libation, you'll need to BYO.

Guest access
Guests have access to all parts of the farm EXCEPT the private rentals, the residence, and the chicken coop.

Other things to note
We are a farm in the mountains so 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.

Prepare to UNPLUG. There is no cell phone or internet reception at our place. Occasionally, some folks are able to catch a brief signal, but don't plan to have digital access. The closest place to get a decent signal is at the cemetery near the reservoir. There is a telephone you can use in our courtesy kitchen.

Please leave your pets at home. In addition to the native wildlife, we have dogs, cats, chickens, and roosters to keep you company.

We live in a DRY county so if you enjoy an evening libation, you'll need to BYO.
The Nook is a secluded, off-grid (ie: NO electric/water), glassed-in porch nestled between the forest and a creek. It's very rustic, but has two futon bunks (single top, full-size bottom) as well as 2 more full-size futons. There are mattresses on the full-sized beds and sleeping pads on the top bunks, but you'll need to BRING YOUR OWN BEDDING. Firepit, bench, and picnic table are right outside the door. We have a pr… read more

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Free parking on premises
Backyard
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Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Berea, Kentucky, United States

HomeGrown HideAways is on a narrow and curvy 2 mile dead-end road, nestled in the foothills of the Appalachians. Some folks aren't used to country roads, but just take it slow and arrive before dark whenever possible.

Madison County is DRY (as in - no alcohol). Berea is moist (drinks with dinner). Richmond is wet (packaged alcohol can be purchased, but not on Sunday).

Tater Knob Pottery is less than 2.5 miles from the farm. They're open Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Get Outside Ky is 6 miles away and they rent canoes and kayaks for paddling around Owsley Fork Reservoir.

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

Anglin Falls is about 20 minutes away.

We are happy to provide you with directions and be sure to check out the guidebook for restaurant and shopping recommendations.
HomeGrown HideAways is on a narrow and curvy 2 mile dead-end road, nestled in the foothills of the Appalachians. Some folks aren't used to country roads, but just take it slow and arrive before dark whenever po…

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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 Courtesy Kitchen which has a telephone, COFFEE, and all major appliances (oven, stove, fridge, microwave, coffee maker, sink, and a few dishes). It's nothing glamorous, but it can beat trying to cook on a fire in the rain! We'd definitely encourage you to go into Berea for some of the great food options there. We have a hiking trail, several fire pits, and are just 6 miles from Get Outside Ky where you can rent kayaks. 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. Winter guests can use one of our three, luxurious outhouses, but won't have access to showers. 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 (ESAs are not allowed), 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. It is owne…
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During your stay
When possible, we try to give a farm tour to all our guests when they arrive so they know where to find everything they might need (dishes, firewood, etc). After that, we generally leave you in peace unless you need something from us. We wake early and sleep early so knock loudly after 9 pm if you need assistance.

The residents of HomeGrown HideAways recognize that you're probably visiting our farm to escape the daily hustle and bustle of regular life and might be looking for some peace and quiet away from other humans. No worries! While you are likely to see residents puttering around the farm doing chores, you're under no obligation to make chit-chat with us (unless, of course, you need something). On the flip-side, we'll never turn away anyone that wants to keep us company while we weed the garden!

We are a working farm so sometimes you can expect to hear things like tractors, chainsaws, roosters, barking dogs, coyotes, etc. We can't do anything about the roosters or coyotes, but if you want a relaxing afternoon nap in the hammock, just let us know and we'll work on quieter chores.
When possible, we try to give a farm tour to all our guests when they arrive so they know where to find everything they might need (dishes, firewood, etc). After that, we generally…
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House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Cancellation policy

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