This is a unique house built from an 18th century log cabin and other reclaimed materials. Set on 23 acres of rolling Kentucky farmland along the headwaters of the Salt River, the house has a vintage feel but with modern amenities. Perfect retreat.
This fully-furnished home would be ideal for a sabbatical, a visiting professor, an artist's/writer's retreat, or someone transitioning to the area and needing temporary housing. There is a 30-day minimum for bookings.
This 2-bedroom, 2.5 bath modernized cabin features not only a beautiful, hand-made, rustic aesthetic but also central A/C and heat, wireless internet, cable tv, ipod dock/speakers, washer and dryer, gourmet kitchen, and outdoor grill and fire pit area.
Two bedrooms: master bedroom has queen-sized bed with ensuite bathroom, and upstairs second bedroom has a full bed, ensuite bathroom (with shower but no tub), and small balcony. There is also a queen-sized air mattress available.
The gourmet kitchen is equipped with a Five-Star gas cooking range, two ovens, and other state-of-the-art cookware and appliances, as well as beautiful dishes and servingware.
Furniture in the house is a mix of American antiques, more recently crafted American pieces, and handmade items brought back from various other countries.
This house has been photographed by the New York Times, and has been featured in two magazines (Log Homes Illustrated and Country Accents).
The house is a ten-minute drive from downtown Danville, KY, home of the annual Great American Brass Band Festival, the Kentucky State BBQ Festival, Centre College, Norton Center for the Arts, the Great American Dollhouse Museum, the Pioneer Playhouse, and much more. Many interesting attractions are also easily accessible for day trips, including the Kentucky Bourbon Trail of several major distilleries that offer tours, Civil War and other historic sites, the town of Berea which is chock full of Kentucky art and handmade crafts, the beautiful Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Renfro Valley Country Music Center, Red River Gorge/Daniel Boone National Forest, and more. About 45 minutes to Lexington. Less than 2 hours to Louisville.
The nice thing about this place is that it feels very "out there" and surrounded by nature, but it is really not far from neighbors or from the cute little town of Danville. You can get to the grocery store, the movie theater, or the historic downtown area in about 10 minutes in the car. Or you can roam in the fresh air around the fields and across the creek, birdwatching, cow-watching, and in spring, looking for ducks in the river.
Please note that public transportation is not available in this area, so a car is a must.
Other Things to Note
Maximum rental period could potentially be for several months, with negotiable pricing depending on your preferences regarding utilities.
-No smoking inside house.
-No use of the indoor fireplace.
The cabin exceeded all of our expectations. Mary was an amazing host, providing an exceptional list of things to do in the area but all we really wanted to do was chill in her warm comfy cabin.
Mary's Bluegrass log cabin was a wonderful break on our cross country roadtrip. It is exactly as pictured and was so comfortable and homey. The setting is beautiful, close to Danville amenities but in a beautiful country setting. Mary even wrote to check on us to make sure the pipes did not freeze during a surprise cold snap. The queen bed was really comfortable and we slept (website hidden) in the gourmet kitchen was a treat too. Highly recommended!
Amazing log cabin situated outside of Danville. Perfect for doing the bourbon trail. The cabin is huge,has great ambiance with all the modern amenities anyone would need, and is tucked in for privacy with a massive open walkable field area out back. Will definitely be recommending to people who are headed to the trail in the future. Mary the owner gave us a awesome recommendations for bars, restaurants, grocery stores, etc and had excellent communication leading up to our stay. Highly recommended
This house was perfect for us! We were traveling with our daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter (4 adults and a child 3 ½), so we needed enough room for all of us. The location is great… about 20 minutes from Danville, and yet we felt like we were in the country. The photos of the house are accurate. The house was clean and we were warm and comfortable, even when the weather turned cool. Mary was helpful and available by phone when we had questions. Honestly, we are really happy that we chose this option instead of a hotel.
Nothing but positive things to say about my first airbnb experience. Mary has a great cabin, centrally located to attractions in ky. I would recommend this to family and friends
This is a super convenient, close to it all but away from it all location in a great cabin on a hill. The owner has lots of special touches and the spaces have a very cozy feel to them; wide plank hardwood, comfortable furniture and beds.
The kitchen is nicely stocked with cooking utensils (and, a surprise for me given my experiences at other rentals: sharpened knives!) and glassware/dishware if you are looking for a place to make a gourmet meal or two. Overall a great experience.
Mary's place is great!
We really enjoyed all Irvin Station has to offer.
We will definitely stay again!