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Gorgeous, isolated primitive camping (not a campground!) in central Kentucky surrounded by hills and natural beauty. Fishing available, perfect roads for bicycles. Enjoy nature and wildlife. Prepare yourself for a unique adventure! Tour owner's farm!
Welcome to the wilderness! Gorgeous site(s) for camping and getting away from it all. No amenities except lake and beautiful vies, sunrises, and sunsets! You bring camping gear and a desire to rough it. Cook over the campfire, watch the stars, fish in the lake and hike in the woods; watch the wildlife. No one will bother you. Enjoy!
Your choice of where to camp on hills in the midst of gorgeous Kentucky countryside surrounded by hay fields. Farm is 65 acres, and is surrounded by hundreds of acres with no neighbors. There is no running water, and you must bring in all your gear except firewood. There is a fire circle atop one hill. Expect a quarter mile walk from vehicle to site, down and up hill, or you can camp at the bottom of the hill.
While here, feel free to hike through the forest, fish from the pond, play in the mud and romp on the hills.
When finished, please be considerate and clean up after yourself, taking out anything you brought in.
Location is halfway between Cincinnati and Lexington, off I-75 -- in the middle of nowhere! Great place to wear out the kids, do a nature hike, have a scouting outing or a Native American themed camp out.
I'm happy to answer any questions. Note that the drop down boxes do not allow for accurate answers in this instance, for example, there are no beds. You bring your own!
If you're staying a few days, you're welcome to use my shower at the house and get water there too. Just bring a container.
Please tell me if you're bringing children and how many. It probably isn't a great place to bring kids under five.
You'll have access to a fishing lake, seasonal creek, and acres of solitude.
Interaction with Guests
If you're staying for a few days, you're welcome to use the house shower, and you can fill your water supply here at the farm. Farm tours are also available depending on weather and schedule.
I live past the edge of civilization in some of the most beautiful country on earth. The winding roads are a cyclist's dream come true. Bring your bikes and ride for miles without seeing a car.
Leave no trace. Anything you bring in goes out. Be respectful of nature and be careful. Smoking allowed outside. Reasonable fire precautions expected.
Host is not responsible for accidents or injuries.
You may want to bring some basic tools such as a saw for firewood, scythe for grass.
Pets are welcome as long as they are within your control and not chasing my sheep or poultry!
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Despite the fact that we arrived late at night, Leslie was more than willing to stay up and wait for us to arrive at her residence! After giving us a warm welcome at her home, she led us to a wonderful camping area on her beautiful estate and provided flashlights and a kerosene lantern for us to use!
We absolutely loved our experience at this camping site in Kentucky! It was the perfect stop on our road trip through Kentucky, and we would highly recommend staying at Leslie's bnb to anyone wanting to experience a true Kentucky experience!
Leslie's farm is beautiful! I did not get the chance to meet her in person, but she have me very detailed directions to find the teepee and I had no trouble at all. The drive in is gorgeous too! The teepee is secluded and quiet - a true gem! I loved the fireplace inside, it was so nice to be able to relax and enjoy nature in such a peaceful setting.
We booked Leslie's tipi for a night - planning to stay there on Fourth of July, thus escaping the noise from celebrations in the city. Leslie was very helpful and a great communicator - she offered us the use of her entire property even though she'd be out of town during our stay. Her farm and land are absolutely gorgeous - almost magical. We enjoyed hiking her property, and meeting her sweet dogs and horses.
The tipi itself wasn't up to par for us. It was surrounded by tall grass and there was lots of mold on it (probably not an issue for some but both my partner and I were getting over stomach bugs so we were worried about getting sick again). Also, we couldn't find a place to build a fire.
Even though we couldn't stay in the tipi (we decided to drive on after a hike) we still loved Leslie's place? The take away? Be prepared to rough it. And bring a tent. Overall, it was nice just being in Kentucky for awhile. Plus, it was my first time seeing a peacock outside of a zoo. Score.
This was an absolutely amazing experience for my family. We brought a tent and slept in that as the Tipi had a rock floor but it was still very cool and my kids played in there without worry. Leslie was awesome, took the girls in and had them do some chores to earn their keep. We let the children experience this completely and they loved every minute of it. I loved the dogs and the solitude. Make sure you bring what you need as the store is quite far away but if you are roughing it this is the place to be. We WILL be back for sure. Thanks for the wonderful weekend and experiences that will last a lifetime. Give our best to all of the ponies and to Gus, Truman, Reba, and Yeller.
A+ in our book.
Leslie was a wonderful and completely unique hostess who went out of her way to make each day enjoyable!! The teepee was very roomy and centered in the rolling hills of Kentucky! We loved being able to cook around the campfire inside every night!! We went here for our honeymoon and for the peace and quiet of the country. We went to sleep at night listening to the Whippoorwills and woke up listening to the Bob Whites. We saw many kinds of birds and wildlife while hiking her farm and we had all the privacy we could have ever asked for! Leslie took us for a ride on her horse drawn carriage and even took me along while driving the horses on a Dressage practice drive complete with lesson! Leslies farm was a wonder in itself. From the beautiful and elegant Swedish Gotland Ponies, the big sweet Percherons, the wonderful and gorgeous dogs, the chickens and the sheep to the two gobbling turkeys following us around the yard "talking" to us the entire experience was a peaceful reminder of how wonderful nature can be. The coffee was great, the food and country hospitality was wonderful and the company was the best! I would recommend this to anyone who would like to enjoy the great outdoors and is an animal lover! I couldnt have dreamed a better honeymoon experience!
Thank You sooo much Leslie!!
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About the Host, Leslie
I'm down to earth, love good food and people, and love to travel. I live in a very rural area of central Kentucky, where I also have a B&B, halfway between Lexington and Cincinnati, just a half hour north of the KY Horse Park.
I love the idea of staying with others rather than in a big hotel devoid of personality! Hosting is also a favorite pastime.