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BIG ROCK LOG CABIN Secluded, Pet Friendly, Beside Natural Bridge/Red River Gorge

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 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:
25 April, 2018

About John Glover

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].

Anne Glover: electrical engineer, started with IBM and continued on with Lexmark.

John Glover purchased this cabin in 2005

Why John Glover chose Pine Ridge

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 is 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 Pine Ridge

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • 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
  • Loft bath - toilet , jacuzzi , Sink and tub in the loft area, toilet is in a toilet closet.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , Main bathroom is beside master bedroom off the Great Room
  • 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 ...
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. This is a family cabin. No spring breakers or partiers. We welcome groups and families that want to enjoy themselves and the great out of doors.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.862069 based on 93 reviews
5

Enchanting

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location and property. This is the 4th cabin that we have rented and by far the cleanest and my favorite. Such a quiet and peaceful location. If you want solitude then you will find it here. Want something to read or learn more about the area, then check out the book collection, where you will find something for every nature enthusiast. The owner obviously cares about his cabin and decorated it with things that he loves. The artwork from Kentucky artists was exceptional. Did you forget shampoo or a toothbrush, no worries the owner thought of it. Not too mention that we brought our 2 big dogs, who also loved the cabin. I want to come back and would 100% recommend to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 18/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your right, I love Big Rock and will always try to make it a memorable destination for others. Thanks for coming and hope to see your again. John
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5

A relaxing retreat

  • 5 of 5

We brought our family on a weekend getaway at the end of March. Our family had just experienced an unimaginable tragedy, and we almost canceled our stay because we were all so heartbroken. We made the decision though to go and to simply enjoy family time. We were so pleased with our accommodations. My husband, our teenage children, and I originally planned a weekend of climbing and perhaps a bit of hiking. However, we didn’t even get out our gear because we awoke on Saturday morning to huge, beautiful snowflakes and a surprise snowstorm. It was perfect. We were totally snowbound. Instead of spending the weekend outside, we built a fire, hid plastic Easter eggs (yes, with our teenagers—it was glorious), played board games, and thoroughly enjoyed the simplicity and coziness of the weekend. The cabin and surroundings were perfect for a weekend of relaxation. We couldn’t get enough of the eclectic artwork and found new conversation pieces all weekend. I loved the ease of the kitchen (I’m installing a spice rack like yours in my kitchen!), and we loved the merging of rustic and modern (ex in the bathroom). We brought our young schnauzer with us, and he was so comfortable here as well. He slept well and was relaxed the entire weekend. We were so glad to spend this much-needed getaway with our children. We needed this retreat to to help us to begin healing. The cabin and the snowstorm gave us the chance to take our first steps forward.

  • Review Submitted: 06/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved this place so much!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was everything we could want! It was beautiful inside and out. It was more than furnished with everything we needed. It rained almost the whole time but the good Lord gave us a break long enough to walk up to Natural Bridge. Wow! It was honestly one of the neatest things I have ever seen! I recommend this cabin to everyone! One of my favorite pieces in the cabin was the huge rug in front of the bathroom that looked like a tree trunk! Thank you John for sharing your beautiful home with us! We definitely want to come back! One more really neat thing was the rockhouse where we sat while it was pouring and had a camp fire!

  • Review Submitted: 03/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have really had the rain this year. So glad you were able to enjoy your visit in spite of the rain. One of the nice things about having the rockhouse close by you can still enjoy a campfire when it's raining. Hope to see you again. John
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5

Just wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We had a terrific time at Big Rock. It is extremely well equipped. We loved the artwork, the board games, the puzzles and fire pit by the rock ridge. The cabin is very clean with so many thoughtful extras such as guidebooks to area hiking and climbing, books about local and regional flora and fauna and maps to the area.

  • Review Submitted: 20/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed Big Rock. I appreciate you taking care of the cabin as if it were your own. Please come again. John
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5

Nice cabin with very cool decorations

  • 5 of 5

The owner was very friendly and helpful. The fire pit area situated under the cliff overhang was really cool. Definitely coming back.

  • Review Submitted: 04/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful to have you as our guest at Big Rock and look forward to your return. John & Anne
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5

Country getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved just how comfortable and cozy the cabin was. It was amazing to see just how pitch black dark it is at night without city pollution. We had a great weekend.

  • Review Submitted: 11/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 Pine Ridge

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Memorial Day
25 May 2018 - 27 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$783
Flat fee
 
 
4th July
30 Jun 2018 - 3 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
AU$837
Flat fee
 
 
Labor Day
31 Aug 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$783
Flat fee
 
 
Thanksgiving
22 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$783
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas
21 Dec 2018 - 25 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
AU$1,309
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
AU$217
From
AU$243
Fri,Sat,Sun
AU$1,381
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$32.89 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.06%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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