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Judy Kilgore

Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks english

Waterfront Cottage on Kentucky Lake

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Photos and Description of this Buchanan holiday house

House, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-12)

Nestled in a Kentucky Lake Penninsula in Buchanan, Tennessee, this quaint, country cottage has a dazzling view with a back patio and steps leading right to the water's edge. Fish for bass, catfish, and bluegills right from the large, private dock or just set back and enjoy the nostalgia of a cabin that once was the getaway place of Merle Kilgore. One of Nashville's greatest country music industry music moguls and a multi-hit songwriter, Merle used to come here all the time to write and to relax. Sometimes even stars like Hank Williams Jr., Kid Rock, Uncle Kracker, and others would end up hanging out here with Merle at this quiet, lazy, lakehouse retreat. Affectionately named 'The Boogie Shack', there are still many pictures of Merle and various celebrities on the walls so that you can enjoy the place's history. It'll almost make you feel like you are staying at a little, waterfront museum.

Conveniently close to the the Paris Landing State Park, you really just can't beat the location. It's rather spacious, too. Having the capacity to sleep twelve with 5 pull-out beds(4 doubles and 1 queen-size), one four-post bed(also a queen) in the main bedroom, a large living room with cable TV, a complete kitchen, a bathroom with a shower, and a washer and dryer, you'll have everything you need. Whether you are planning a family vacation or a fishing trip with your buddies, boogie on down to the Boogie Shack. You won't be disappointed.

You can visit for scheduled Paris Landing Fishing Tournaments.

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Judy Kilgore (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks english

Guestbook comments from the manager

Pleasantly surprised to find this vacation house much nicer than expected ... pictures do not do it justice. Owners supplied much more than most do. Very clean and ample EVERYTHING! If you are a country music fan a tour of the pictures will give you much enjoyment .... thanks to the owners for offering this rental, we will be back. "M"

Recommended for: Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
May 2014
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based on 19 traveller reviews

Waterfront Cottage on Kentucky Lake
average rating of 4.4210525 based on 20 reviews

We had a really good stay!

  • 5 of 5

Rustic with a ton of character; the best way to describe it. Merle, may you rest in peace, we enjoyed staying at your place. The house is very clean and it has everything you need for your stay. I was there with my wife and two daughters that are in their early 20's and we all had a great stay over Labor Day weekend. Having coffee on the deck every morning , sun coming up, looking out at the water, was almost worth the All of my email and phone correspondence were answered quickly and always very helpful.

We'll be back for sure. My wife and I are already considering it as a nice getaway over the winter months. Peace and quiet with a fire going in the fireplace.....Yes and Thank You

Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very cool place to stay

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed the Boogie Shack. I would give it a 5 but it was a bit run down. But it was very clean and really interesting to say the least. Bright red bathtub and kitchen counter tops were just the tip of the iceberg. But we enjoyed all the pictures and everything worked well

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Letting Go Of Your Everyday Stress

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at the Boogie Shack numerous times arriving full of the everyday stress and letting it all disappear during our stay. The cabin is always immaculately cleaned and filled with all our needs and so much rich country history. Dealing with the property manager has always been a great experience as she has always been available to help with our stay . We highly recommend the Boogie Shack for those looking for a peaceful stress free vacation spot on beautiful Kentucky Lake

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good Times

  • 4 of 5

We have had a wonderful time at the Boogie Shack. This is what Lake houses used to be like and we have really enjoyed staying here.

If you are looking for a "Fancy Place" keep looking. I worried that my wife and grown daughters would not survive with only one bathroom but it worked out fine,

We were fortunate to be able to extend our stay here, Yvonne is very easy to work with.

The AC works very good. We have been under a heat advisory during our entire stay and have been very comfortable inside.

As with all older properties there is constant need for maintenance. We were able to dock a pontoon boat but had tone careful where we stepped. I left a list of things that I think should be looked at.

We are already discussing our return next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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very cool little get away

  • 5 of 5

We loved the boogie shack, clean and very neat place to stay. Very nice view of the lake, we caught some great fish and it was very relaxing. I will stay again for sure. Loved all the pics and the neon sign.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bardstown, ky

Great little place

  • 4 of 5

Had a wonderful time staying at the Boogie Shack!

No complaints here it was perfect for our weekend bachelor party and the fishing was excellent. Would definitely recommend for a friend to stay and loved the history behind the place.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Paris Landing


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Rental Rates for this holiday house in Buchanan, Tennessee

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2 night minimum stay

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Cleaning Fee A$99
Refundable Damage Deposit A$197
Tax Rate 14.25%

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Buchanan

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 12
  • Queen size Beds (1) Master Bedroom, Double Beds (4) 4 sleeper sofa's in sunroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sofa bed in livingroom
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing