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Big Rock Log Cabin Secluded Yet 5 Minutes From Natural Bridge & Red River Gorge

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 167 m²
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Cozy Secluded Log Cabin Tucked Under Towering Cliffs Flanked By Massive Boulders

Nestled under the sandstone bluffs that nature carved out of Rocky Hollow, things are quiet, easy going, and perfect for your holiday away from it all. Here lies Big Rock Log Cabin tucked away in the Kentucky mountains yet only minutes away from Natural Bridge State Park, Red River Gorge and the Daniel Boone National Forest. After a day of fishing, hiking, or rock climbing, Big Rock is a wonderful place to come home to. Relax on a large covered porch complete with comfortable lounge chairs and table. Come ready to grill out on the porch at the gas grill and eat out under the trees at a picnic table nestled up in Big Rock Hollow. Big Rock Log Cabin beckons you to slow down, relax, and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature, all in the comfort of a cozy & well furnished log cabin, or lean back in a lounge chair inside Big Rock’s own rock shelter. Big Rock Cabin is fully furnished with new furniture and antiques, creating a cozy, comfortable feeling. All linens, blankets and towels are furnished so all you need to bring are food, drink, and personal items. Central air and heat will keep you comfortable any time of the year. Big Rock Cabin has a bath and a half plus a Jacuzzi. Do you like to cook? We just finished the new galley style kitchen that is fully furnished with refrigerator, electric stove, dish washer, microwave, toaster oven, coffee pot, and all the utensils you need for cooking, eating, and drinking. Don’t want to cook? During the season Big Rock is only 5 minutes away from great pizza, subs, or a full buffet dinner. That’s the nice thing about Big Rock, it’s close to everything, but when you top the ridge and drive down into Rocky Hollow you are suddenly away from it all. Natural Bridge State Park is only 5 minute drive where you can enjoy hiking trails, swimming pool, fishing lake, or dinner in the resort lodge. Five minutes more and you are in the Red River Gorge Geological Area and the Daniel Boone National Forest with it’s forest and mountain trails leading to huge natural stone arches and fantastic views of cliff lined valleys. You can even enjoy the trails with your dog in the National Forest. This is a wonderful, undiscovered part of nature where you will see breath taking views without hoards of people. There isn’t a stop light for 20 miles. Come to the Kentucky Mountains and stay at Big Rock Log Cabin. This is a family cabin and not for parties so no spring breakers please.


Owner
John Glover
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2017

About John Glover

Originally an archaeologist but for many years I have dealt in antiquarian books and historic documents with my bookstore Glover's Bookery. I live in downtown Lexington, KY but am a nut for the great outdoors, thus Big Rock was born [my life saver].

John Glover purchased this cabin in 2005

Why John Glover chose Natural Bridge

Big Rock is only a hour from Lexington yet located in the most beautiful deep woods natural area in Kentucky surrounded by cliffy wilderness. I bought Big Rock specifically because it is a Log cabin (a must), was unfinished (so I could finish the inside like I wanted), is under the cliff (my golden retrievers don't know what a cliff edge is), the property has interesting features (massive block boulders, a rock house, and gorilla rock), and lastly is close to Natural Bridge and Red River Gorge (Natural Bridge State Park shares a back property line with Big Rock). Fell head over heels for it the moment I saw it.

What makes this cabin unique

New log cabin yet cozy, rustic, and inviting. All wood everywhere, not a drop of paint or sheetrock to be found. Nestled under a 40 foot sandstone cliff with flanked by block boulders the size of a house. Just steps from a huge rock shelter (the rock house) and Gorilla Rock. The cabin if full of unique Folk Art from all over rural American as well as from my travels.

Guestbook comments from the owner

As my husband said, He brought me here for my birthday and it was one of the best surprises I ever had. This place is magic. So many thing to appreciate (the cabin, the design, decoration, camp fire outside, every thing clean, cozy, prepared with so much love!..). The natural beauty surrounding the cabin is just surreal. I barely went to sleep. The excitement of being here was great. Now we are leaving I almost feel depressed, I don’t want to go back to reality but also a feeling of joy and hope we will come back soon!

I live in Stanford, KY but I’m originally from Sad Paulo, Brazil and this is one of the most beautiful place I visited, love U all, Thanks for everything
Jul 2013
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Slade, Kentucky

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 167 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Full bathroom off great room with tub shower combination and in the loft a sink, toilet closet, and a Jacuzzi jet tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 large double bed
  • Queen size bed in Master bedroom off the great room, 2 queens in a large loft, and a queen sleeper sofa in the great room.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • festivals
  • forests
  • recreation centre
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
Notes:
Come to a secluded cabin in the woods yet only 5 minutes from Natural Bridge State Park Lodge and 10 minutes from Nada tunnel into Red River Gorge. Area hiking trails go to some of the most beautiful cliffty wilderness east of the Mississippi with most trails going to large natural formation and stone arches. The is a real get away from it all vacation.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(57 traveller reviews)

Big Rock Log Cabin Secluded Yet 5 Minutes From Natural Bridge & Red River Gorge
average rating of 4.8245616 based on 63 reviews
Erlanger ky
5

We love this cabin we have stayed twice!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd stay at this cabin because we fell in love this 1st time and decided to use it for our next red river gorge trip! If you come to the gorge/natural bridge to explore and need a cabin to rest, eat, and shower this is the one! The owner is very on top of updates. The new mattresses were much appreciated and more comfortable than our own! We noticed they added beautiful new couches and rugs! This cabin has an awesome bathroom and most of all the area outside is our favorite! We love the wrap around porch, the fire pit area, and picnic area! We treat this cabin as if it were our own! We also appreciate that this cabin is dog friendly because our dog loves to hike with us. We hope that if this cabin were to ever be sold we could jump on the opportunity to snatch it up, we love it that much!! Thank you to the owners for all the love you put into this cabin and we cant wait to come back for a 3rd time!

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for coming to Big Rock. I love to make improvements to Big Rock and will continue to do so, it is my little slice of heaven. John
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5

Awesome location!

  • 5 of 5

The fire pit is amazing!!!! Nice and relaxing, but the only complaint for us would be a few pieces of art....( Dantes Inferno in the upstairs restroom )

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed Big Rock and it's rock shelter fire pit. It is so special. Ya, the old stump with clay devils in the upstairs toilet closet is unique, it is the artist expression of an Appalachian folk tale she remembers as a child. Big Rock is full of original folk art that I have collected from around the world, most aquire directly from the artist. I enjoy folk art in my cabin because the art reprsents the artist's life experiences.
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Cicero, IN
5

Girls weekend in KY

  • 5 of 5

3 of my cousins and myself spent a long weekend. The cabin was beautiful and filled with unique artwork. The beds were very comfortable, there was plenty of hot water for 4 women to take showers back to back. The picnic table and fire pit are such a unique bonus even though we did not have a chance to use them. There's a hummingbird feeder on the deck, which had birds on it at all times of the day. So very close to Natural Bridge State Resort Park and yet felt like you were in the middle of nowhere. I would definitely return again. So glad to be a part of the history of such an amazing property. We can't thank you enough

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Loved everything about it !! Will definitely be returning...

  • 5 of 5

Cabin is beautifully decorated and has all the comforts of home .Loved the picnic area at the big rocks .the hummingbirds were hanging around the feeders on the porch almost any time we went out .whipperwill was singing every night as we sat on the porch very nice indeed ...Close to the Red River Gorge so that made our stay even better since we came to hike on this vacation ...owner very nice and sends you a very detailed list of any info needed for your stay ...i highly recommend this cabin !!!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

We loved the outdoor fire.

  • 4 of 5

The kitchen was a little cramped with all of us women in it but it was stocked with everything imaginable. The jacuzzi tub was out in the open and couldn't be enjoyed by any of us except we did let my son with autism use it and we all just didn't look up or go up there. I wonder if there is any way to install a curtain around it for privacy. We loved the area and the price. Overall we enjoyed our stay! Thank you for allowing us to stay in your cabin.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Union, KY
5

Scenic

  • 5 of 5

Scenic location. Interesting artwork, Beautiful cabin. Lots of amenities. We felt right at home.

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to have you and super glad you enjoyed Big Rock. Hope to see you again. John
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Lexington Bluegrass Airport
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Martha Lane Collins Mountain Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Rock House Restaurant
Car: necessary

At Big Rock Log Cabin you are surrounded by deep forest, towering cliffs, and you'll have your own large rock house just outside the backdoor of the cabin. The are boasts some of the most beautiful hiking trail east of the Mississippi, most leading to stone formations or natural stone arches. An undiscovered bit of heaven.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Slade, Kentucky

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Nightly Rate
26 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$247
From
A$247
Fri,Sat,Sun
A$1,405
 
 
4th of July
30 Jun 2017 - 3 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$1,043
Flat fee
 
 
Labor Day
1 Sep 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$796
Flat fee
 
 
Nightly Rate
6 Oct 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$221
From
A$247
Fri,Sat,Sun
A$1,405
 
 
Thanksgiving
23 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$1,043
Flat fee
 
 
Nightly Rate
1 Dec 2017 - 3 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$247
From
A$247
Fri,Sat,Sun
A$1,405
 
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2017 - 24 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$796
Flat fee
 
 
New Years
29 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$796
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$221
From
A$247
Fri,Sat,Sun
A$1,405
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$33.44 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.06%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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