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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 a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
29 April, 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
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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 -
(46 traveller reviews)

Big Rock Log Cabin Secluded Yet 5 Minutes From Natural Bridge & Red River Gorge
average rating of 4.847826 based on 52 reviews
5

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a marvelous three days at Big Rock, did not want to leave, everything was perfect! The cabin was exactly as promised and very clean, everything was in working order. We arrived much later than we expected and to our surprise, the lights were on for us! Thank You Mr. Glover! If your looking for a very quiet and secluded place to stay, Big Rock is perfect..and your minutes away from tons of fun stuff to see and do. WE LOVED IT!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for coming to Big Rock and enjoying Kentucky's Natural Wonderland. We look forward to seeing you again. John
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5

Uniquely Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend at Big Rock! The location is perfect for hiking at Natural Bridge or Red River Gorge. The art inside the cabin is a unique collection that rivals pieces in a collector's museum. The cabin is nice in the pictures but even better in person. We cannot wait to take our kids back to enjoy some time at Big Rock.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Big Rock and folk art, that is to say untrained artist, are both so expressive. They just seemed to be a great match. Glad you enjoyed them and look forward to your return. John
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5

Incredible 50th Birthday Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We brought our three kids and flat-coated retriever for the weekend. The home is very secluded allowing us to joyfully leave our dog off leash all weekend. The fire pit was perfect for a couple hours during the unseasonably cold weather. The Red River Gorge was a quick 15 minute drive with many pleasant hikers and dogs. We will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful to have you. This year the weather??? what can I say!!! Hope to see you again. John
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Dayton Ohio
4

Nice place to stay!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our time at the Cabin....well located between Natural Bridge and Red River Gorge. Would recommend highly!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for coming to Big Rock. We hope to see you again. John
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5

Great place-comfy and the pics of fire pit and rocks don't do it justice

  • 5 of 5

Great location for relaxing around fire. Very comfy for our foursome with dogs.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to have you at Big Rock. Thank you for coming to Natural Bridge/Red River Gorge, it truly is a amazing natural wonderland. I call it Kentucky's best kept secret, natural beauty with no trafic. Hope to see you again. John
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5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful secluded home. It was a perfect getaway for my family - not too far from Columbus, Ohio - and so close to Natural Bridge trails. My adult children would like to make staying here a regular gathering. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. Big Rock's purpose is to give a great place to escape to for relaxation and enjoy the beauty of nature. I love it when others enjoy it as much as I do. You must come back when the forest turns into a sea of green. Thanks for coming to Kentucky's best kept secret, Natural Bridge and Red River Gorge and staying at Big Rock. 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
 
Memorial Day
26 May 2017 - 28 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$796
Flat fee
 
 
Nightly Rate
30 May 2017 - 30 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$221
From
A$221
Fri,Sat,Sun
A$1,405
 
 
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
 
 
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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