04 - Yome Away From Home

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Private room in yurt hosted by HomeGrown HideAways

  1. 6 guests
  2. 2 beds
  3. 2 baths
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This one-room yurt-dome hybrid is our most private and secluded rental on the farm. There's no indoor plumbing and limited electric, but spring water, lanterns, and a woodstove provide creature comforts. A small, solar-powered generator runs a light and fan. There is adjacent parking and adjoining, private outhouse. The farm also has a centrally located Community Kitchen and Bath House which are shared with other guests on the farm. NO PETS - NO EXCEPTIONS. Please read the full description.

The space
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. For the safety of our own animals (and yours), we cannot allow any additional animals onto the farm. Anyone arriving with an animal of any kind will not be allowed to stay and no refund will be given.

INTERIOR: You get the entire Yome to yourself. It has a full-size futon couch plus a futon bunk bed with single top bunk, full size lower bunk, and a pull-out trundle mattress underneath. All the beds have sheets, pillows, and cotton blankets (NOTE: Please let us know if you plan to bring your own linens. We offer a linen discount of $3 per person if we don’t have to do extra laundry. Beds will still come with a fitted sheet and pillows with pillowcases, just no blankets or top sheet. You can request the discount as a refund or farm credit to use towards eggs, firewood, or other items). There is a drop-leaf dining table with four fold-away chairs, 3 butterfly chairs, and a cabinet with cleaning supplies and games. Please leave indoor furniture inside and use outdoor furniture outside. A trash can is provided, but we do not have trash service on the farm so you need to take your trash to town with you upon departure.

The Yome does not have air conditioning, but there are three windows that unzip and roll up and a screen for the door plus a solar attic fan in the roof to enhance the ventilation in the summer (we plug this with insulation in the winter). Please be sure to ZIP THE WINDOWS CLOSED FROM THE OUTSIDE if you plan to leave the vicinity of the Yome for an extended period of time as rainstorms can sneak in and cause damage. We will confess that the Yome can get a bit musty since there’s no way to dehumidify the space. We treat the wood surfaces with mold and mildew inhibitors, but if you have severe allergies, this location may not be a great fit for you.

For winter guests, there is a woodstove and the walls have insulation panels for keeping the space warm and cozy. In fact, in can easily turn into a sauna if you accidentally leave the damper all the way open. Wood is provided for heating the structure, but we do ask that you refill the wood rack and empty the ash bucket into the outdoor firepit before you depart. Extra wood is located behind the outhouse. Please let us know if you are unfamiliar with operating a woodstove so we can assist.

EXTERIOR: The Yome is tucked away in the far back of the farm. It has a massive deck with a patio set of a table and 4 chairs plus a seasonal hammock. There is a large yard with a firepit and benches and campfire bundles are readily available for $5/bundle (bring cash for the honor system). A creek runs alongside the Yome and there are hiking trails behind it. The trail to the left is a steep climb up the mountain and intersects the approximate mid-point of the main hiking loop (at the top, turn right to exit the trail near the Treetop Flyer and the gardens or turn left to exit the trail in the corner of the main camping field). The trail to left meanders along the creek and disappears into the forest.

The Yome can sleep 6, but if you have a larger group, you can book our Off-Grid Camping Package which includes the nearby Nook. The Nook is a rustic bunkhouse (bring your own bedding) that can sleep up to 10 additional people on 4 full-sized futons and two top-bunk twins. You can also book additional primitive campsites and pitch tents on the lawn area in front of the Yome for a maximum group size of 30 people. Parking is limited so plan to carpool and remember that only 2 people from your group can use the Community Kitchen at a time (see info regarding the kitchen below).

CHECK-IN/CHECK-OUT: Guests can check in any time after 4pm, but we do recommend arriving before dark. Depending on our cleaning schedule, we may be able to accommodate an earlier arrival time with advance notice. Rentals are unlocked so guests can just follow the instructions sent with the check-in email to find their location and let themselves in. Check-out is at 11am so that we have time to clean the rental before the next guest arrives. If something comes up and you need to leave before your scheduled check-out date, please do us the courtesy of sending a message once you have cell service so that we know not to expect you.

UNPLUG AND RECONNECT: HomeGrown HideAways does not have cell service or wifi, but there is a landline in the Community Kitchen for guests to use. We hope that you will take the opportunity to re-connect with nature, yourself, your family, and other guests. In addition to the shared kitchen space, we also have a pavilion with cornhole set up for rainy days, and a massive bonfire area where we encourage guests to pitch in on firewood to share stories and s’mores. Please note that quiet hours are from 10pm – 7am and sound carries far in the holler.

SHARED BATH HOUSE: In addition to year-round outhouses, there is a seasonal BATH HOUSE with 4 flush toilets and 2 solar-heated showers. The bath house is rustic with a concrete floor so we recommend shower shoes or flip flops. Towels and toiletries are not provided, but we do have extra for purchase if you forget yours. In the winter months, when the bath house is closed, we open the restrooms in the community building for showering (1 full bath and 1 half bath).

COMMUNITY KITCHEN: The farm has a brand new (2021), centrally-located, solar-powered, chef-inspired COMMUNITY KITCHEN with 4 ovens, 5-burner gas cooktop, microwave, refrigerator with farm-fresh eggs, coffee-maker, toaster, dishes, cutlery, baking sheets, basic cooking supplies (oil, salt, pepper, etc), plus HomeGrown farm goods, s’more kits, and other goodies. BRING CASH for the honor system. Please remember that this space is available for ALL visitors of the farm so guests are expected to clean up after themselves and not to loiter when others are waiting. To prevent over-crowding, we ask that a maximum of TWO people from your group occupy the space at a time and children MUST be accompanied by a guardian at all times. Meals may be eaten at the picnic tables on the porch, under the pavilion, or you can take food back to your site. FOOD SCRAPS MUST BE PUT INTO THE COMPOST BIN – NOT IN THE TRASH. Please do not discard food on the ground as it can make our animals sick and attract unwanted wildlife.

THE FARM: We are a farm in the mountains so we have all the good (beautiful views, babbling brook, hiking trails) and the bad (insects, howling coyotes, poison ivy) that nature has to offer so come prepared. We recommend hiking boots, bug spray, and weather-appropriate clothing. 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. There is a steep and rugged 1.5-mile hiking loop that takes most folks about an hour (if they can get past the first 10-minute uphill climb). We also have playground swings, disc golf, hula hoops, a croquet set, and a creek full of geodes to hunt.

CAMPFIRES: Most sites have their own fire pit except for the primitive camping area. There is also a large communal fire pit near the Community Kitchen. Due to the spread of invasive insects, we ask that you DO NOT BRING FIREWOOD unless it is store-bought/kiln dried. We have bundles for sale here for $5/bundle (bring cash) or you can scavenge dead wood from the forest floor for free. DO NOT cut down live trees and DO NOT burn plastic, glass, trash, gas, or anything that isn’t wood or paper. There is plenty of fire-starting materials under the Pavilion next to the bundles. On your way to the farm, you will pass the local fire department. Please make note of the fire danger sign. If the fire danger is high, a campfire may not be advisable – please check for local burn bans.

SMOKING: Smoking is not permitted within the vicinity of any building on the farm. Please do not discard cigarette butts in the firepits or on the ground. They must be completely extinguished and can be thrown in the trash.

TRASH: In case you missed it before, we do not have trash pick-up on the farm and very much appreciate it if you can take your trash with you when you leave the farm. We do have recycling bins for clean plastic and aluminum cans. Paper and cardboard can be put in the box next to the firewood bundles under the pavilion for others to use for starting fires. We also have a compost bin available for all food scraps, paper napkins, and paper plates. Please do not discard food on the ground as it can make our animals sick and attract unwanted wildlife.

MOTORIZED VEHICLES: We do not allow ATVs, 4-wheelers, golf carts, or any non-medical motorized transportation. Bicycles are welcome and encouraged.

GENERATORS: We highly discourage the use of generators as they can be quite noisy and produce toxic fumes. Please talk to us in advance if you require one for a specific purpose.

ACCIDENTS: If a child or member of your party has an accident involving bodily fluids, please take the time to clean up after them. First aid kits are supplied in most rentals and in the Community Kitchen. If bedding is involved, we have coin-operated laundry facilities in the Community building to begin the washing process. Please notify us of such events.

COOLERS & CANDLES: Coolers should be left outside so that the condensation doesn't damage our floors. Candles are not allowed due to too many wax spills.

NEARBY: We are just 8 miles from the Berea Pinnacles, 6 miles from Get Outside Ky (they rent canoes, kayaks, SUPs, and e-bikes), 3 miles to Tater Knob Pottery, 20 minutes to Anglin Falls, and a scenic hour from Red River Gorge. Berea is known for its arts and crafts, the historic Berea College, and outdoor recreation. In addition to hiking at the Pinnacles, there are several other trails throughout town and the newly opened Silver Creek Bike Park.

NOMS: Our favorite places to eat in Berea are Noodle Nirvana, Native Bagel Company, Happy Jack’s World Sandwich Bar, Apollo Pizza, PapaLeno’s, and El Rio Grande. We’re also excited by the soon to open Nightjar (brought to you by the Native Bagel folks). In Richmond, we like Masala Indian, Purdy’s Coffee Co., and Thai Smile. Note: Madison County is DRY, Berea is MOIST, and Richmond is WET so plan your alcohol accordingly.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Mountain view
Kitchen
Free driveway parking on premises
Paid washer – In building
Paid dryer – In building
Private patio or balcony
Shared backyard – Not fully fenced
Indoor fireplace
Fire pit
Security cameras on property

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Berea, Kentucky, United States

HomeGrown HideAways is a hundred-acre holler near the end of a curvy and narrow two-mile dead-end road (we suggest arriving before dark). We're just 11 miles from Berea, but can feel like a world away. The farm has several rentals so you'll likely encounter other guests and we hope you take the time to make new friends.

Madison County is DRY (as in - no alcohol). Berea is moist (drinks with dinner). Richmond is wet (packaged alcohol can be purchased).

The nearest gas station and dollar store are 6 miles away (across the street from Get Outside Ky) and in the DRY zone. If you’re looking for a bottle of wine or a 6-pack, you’ll have to trek to Richmond.

Tater Knob Pottery is less than 3 miles from the farm.

Get Outside Ky is 6 miles away and they rent canoes, kayaks, paddleboats, and SUPs for paddling around Owsley Fork Reservoir. They also have e-bikes for rent.

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

Anglin Falls is about 20 minutes away.

Red River Gorge is a scenic hour away.

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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 fully-stocked, chef-approved Community Kitchen which has COFFEE, and all major appliances (oven, stove, fridge, microwave, coffee maker) plus pots, pans, utensils, dishes and a 3 bin sink. Clean up after yourself.

We have a steep and rugged hiking trail, several fire pits, and are just 6 miles from Get Outside Ky where you can rent canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, and e-bikes. 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. In the winter months, the bathrooms inside the Community Kitchen are available.

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, 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.…

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Since we live here on the farm, you're likely to cross paths with us during your stay. We enjoy meeting our guests and hearing their stories, but also want to respect your space so we'll never just knock on your door unless there's some kind of emergency. That said, if you have any problems at all during your stay, please do not hesitate to knock (LOUDLY) on our door so we can assist.
Since we live here on the farm, you're likely to cross paths with us during your stay. We enjoy meeting our guests and hearing their stories, but also want to respect your space so…

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House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Heights without rails or protection
May encounter potentially dangerous animal

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