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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 - 3 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:
23 August, 2017

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 Kentucky

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:
  • 167 m²
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 4.84127 based on 69 reviews
5

The perfect cabin in every way!

  • 5 of 5

It will be hard to express everything we loved about our stay at Big Rock Log Cabin but I will try!

Location: On the edge of Natural Bridge and the Red River Gorge. This area is a delight for anyone interested in hiking, rock climbing, geology, archaeology or just the sheer beauty of nature. Absolutely perfect!

Price: Extremely reasonable.

Amenities: We did not lack for anything. Hot water for the jacuzzi was plentiful. Fans and cooling system worked perfectly. Kitchen supplies and spices available for any kind of food prep.

Interior Design: Perfect floor plan for a family or group of friends. The artwork is stunning in it's quality and quantity. One can tell that the owner must be an art collector, historian, archaeologist---or all of the above!

Outdoors: Wow! The cabin sits on some truly beautiful grounds that include a large rock shelter. Just walking and exploring the immediate property is a treat. A fire ring is set up with plenty of seating---marshmallow forks provided!

If you decide to stay here, you are guaranteed a memorable experience. We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Super glad you enjoyed your trip to the Gorge and Natural Bridge. I get a thrill when my guests really enjoy Natural Bridge/Red River Gorge and Big Rock helped make it a memorable trip. This area is truly Kentucky's best kept secret. It is hard to believe a clifty wilderness with huge natural stone bridges, towering cliff faces, and mysterious rock shelters is literally in Lexington's back yard. Look forward to your return. John & Anne
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5

The cabin was just as described! Perfect for our family of six from Michigan.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was just as described. It gave us a great place to come back to after a full day of adventure. We climbed at Torrent Falls; went to the natural bridge; got to horseback ride at Whispering Trails; and drove to the Ark Experience. The porch (and especially the ceiling fans that kept the bugs away) was great. Our family played games out there, ate dinner out there and read books out there but of course it was great to retire to the very comfortable beds, inside the air conditioned cabin! Thanks for making this cabin available for others to enjoy.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for coming to Kentucky's Natural Bridge / Red River Gorge and using Big Rock Log Cabin as your vacation get away. Also many thanks for passing on a great list of things to do for other folks to see. Hope you will come and visit again. John
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5

Loved it

  • 5 of 5

Very nice, secluded, comfortable. Would do again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to have you. We look forward to seeing you again. John
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Taylorsville Ky
5

Amazing cabin with awesome fire pit

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time at Big Rock Cabin! The cabin was very clean and was secluded but close to Natural Bridge and Miguel's! We definitely will be back!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for coming to Natural Bridge and Red River Gorge and staying at Big Rock Log Cabin. We look forward to your return. John
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5

Clean, Comfortable, Close to Everything

  • 5 of 5

My family of three (four, if you include our dog who thinks she is human) enjoyed our stay at Big Rock Log Cabin very much. The cabin was very clean and comfortable with all the necessary amenities. We grilled out at the cabin two nights and found the kitchen had everything we needed for delicious meals. The location of the cabin is truly ideal, close to both natural beauty and great restaurants. We can't wait to return again and explore more of the area. John, thank you for sharing your lovely cabin with us!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Greetings, thanks so for coming to the gorge and enjoying Big Rock. We look forward to your return. John
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Louisville, Kentucky
5

Great girls weekend!

  • 5 of 5

2nd time for a girls weekend at big rock. We love the place and the fire pit, everything about it. Just wish it had a ice machine for all the cocktails we enjoyed. We love to get away from the big city and so does our fur family. We will be back soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful to have you gals. Hope you enjoyed the new furniture in the great room. Look forward to your return. 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 Pine Ridge

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Labor Day
1 Sep 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$750
Flat fee
 
 
Nightly Rate
6 Oct 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$208
From
A$233
Fri,Sat,Sun
A$1,323
 
 
Thanksgiving
23 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$750
Flat fee
 
 
Nightly Rate
1 Dec 2017 - 3 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$233
From
A$233
Fri,Sat,Sun
A$1,323
 
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2017 - 24 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$750
Flat fee
 
 
New Years
29 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$750
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$208
From
A$233
Fri,Sat,Sun
A$1,323
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$31.49

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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