About this listing
One bedroom with shared eat-in kitchen, full bath, foyer, private large bedroom. Historic home. Screened-in back porch, new brick patio and grill. Peace and quiet, yet close to town and nearby Lexington. You'll love it here!
Victorian Cottage artist's retreat nestled on 56- acre farm in rural Kentucky. Suitable for two people. Beautiful architectural detail. Screened-in back porch, new brick patio and grill, front porch with swing. Pond with deck. Peace and quiet, yet close to town and nearby Lexington and the Kentucky Horse Park.
It is possible to rent the adjacent bedrooms depending on availability. These are prices separate. The Savannah is a wonderful retreat for writers, artists and those seeking peace and quiet. I have spent the last ten years restoring my home and surrounding farm. I am creating a wildlife sanctuary and restoring the land to native grasses and flowers. It is luxurious and rustic. It's a farmhouse, and you could see a critter or two.
Birds in the trees, frogs in the pond, maybe even a bug.
Relax, take walks, sleep, sing, paint a painting, write a book, drive to nearby attractions and enjoy the gorgeous natural surroundings.
Gateway Regional Arts Center
The Kentucky Horse Park
Natural Bridge State Resort Park
Red River Gorge
Daniel Boone National Forest
Cave Run Lake and Resort
Fort Boonesborough State Park
Mt. Sterling Court Days (seasonal)
Ruth Hunt Candies
Bramble Ridge Orchard
Renfro Valley Country Music Capital
Morehead Folk Art Center
Berea Crafts Festival (seasonal)
Ale Eight One Soft Drink Factory
Carter Caves Resort State Park
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
Home, front and back porch, walk on property.
Interaction with Guests
As much or as little as they'd like.
In the county, close to town and nearby Lexington. You're on a 56 acre farm! It's quiet and gorgeous.
You'll need a car.
We are a peaceful community and guests are expected to be respectful of the beautiful natural environment. Although we have all the amenities to make guests comfortable, our house and property are a step back in time to a quieter, unhurried pace. Guests are expect to sign a hold harmless agreement and to have a reliable form of communication i.e. with the owner or the manager during your stay.
Welcome to our home and farm, The Savannah!
I came to the Savannah Retreat to hole up in a quiet, comfortable space and work on some writing. I have to say, George was a very welcoming and accommodating host, and it was clear that he and CD take great pride in customizing and designing the space as an inspiring retreat. The rooms were much bigger than I needed, and the workspace (which I assume is one of CD's own workspaces) was just enormous. I felt totally at ease and got to experience the beauty of autumn in eastern Kentucky. This place is a treasure, and I intend to make another trip soon!
I didn't get to meet CD but the room was clean and very cosy. George was very helpful and I had a good time
A beautiful country drive (through a one lane stone tunnel!) to Kentucky's Natural Bridge. C D's house is so beautiful and historic it almost seems enchanted. On a 56 acre working farm just outside charming Mt Sterling, friendly people and comfortable rooms.
About the Host, C D
I am CD Collins, owner of The Savannah Retreat. I am writer who divides my time between Kentucky and Massachusetts. I have spent the last five years restoring my beautiful Victorian farmhouse so I and guests may enjoy a quiet, beautiful retreat.
I have devoted my life to my writing and to pursuing social justice.
Although I will not be in town during your visit, your host and Innkeeper, George will look after you. You may also call my cell phone at any time.
My house reflects my values, a love of nature, books, and the knowledge that respecting each other and the natural world is the key to a good life. I want you to rest, relax, create and truly enjoy the rustic elegance of this farmhouse.
And now... George.
George Preston Taylor here.
I will be your host, local contact person, caretaker of The Savannah Retreat and person to help guide you about our area attractions and the history of our small town of Mount Sterling, Ky. I received my high school diploma at our local high school and am a proud graduate of Morehead state university with a concentration in horticulture and animal husbandry.
I am active in our local arts facility, The Gateway Regional Art Center, which supports local and regional artists in performing and visual arts. We are delighted to count The Savannah Retreat’s owner and part time artist-in-residence, CD Collins, as one of our own.
I am a champion of the environment and believe in and protecting the beauty that Kentucky has to offer---from our breathtaking natural rock and water formations to our unmatched diverse animal and plant life. A large part of my life has been identifying, nurturing and enjoying what natural wonders Kentucky has to offer.
I believe in supporting our local merchants, especially our local farmers who provide fresh fruits and vegetables as well as home-preserved foods and baked goods. We are Kentucky Proud. That is, we take pride in what we produce and understand what it means to be stewards of our lands.
My goal is to make your stay at our retreat a place of comfort, security and create an environment for your best creative talents to blossom or just to relax and enjoy some well-deserved peace and quiet.
Our house is the first house built on this road, and is the last working farm remaining. The home was built in the Victorian Eastlake style and features a wrap-around porch, poplar hardwood floors and tiger-oak mantle pieces.
Come relax and enjoy.