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Log Cabin Horse Farm Close to Mammoth Caves/NCM motorsports/Corvettes

Bedrooms 3
Space 222 m²
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

A Beautiful Large home with tons of amenities.

The minute you drive thru the gates you will love this awesome property. Every season in this house is a delight with massive windows to enjoy the spectacular views in every direction.In spring & summer enjoy lovely flowers while surrounded by rolling green pastures, setting in middle of KY bluegrass horse country. In winter you can snuggle by the fire while enjoying family and friends! The fall offers gorgeous views of Autumn foliage. Enjoy nearby autumn festivals, hay rides and corn mazes. The farm is a wonderful place to make memories that last a life time! This house sits on over 10 acres. (Pictures show different angles/views of the house to see how large/spread out it is) The log house has stunning cathedral ceilings in both the Great Room and Master Bedroom suite as well as massive stone fireplaces. The style of the house was inspired by Ralph Lauren's ranch with an eclectic mix of western décor with an equestrian vibe, antiques from world travels & original works of art. Every effort has been made to insure travelers enjoy their stay. From the most comfortable beds to the fluffiest towels we have worked hard to make sure your stay is relaxing! There is a big screen TV has Dish sports package to enjoy Football/basketball games & DVD player in the great room with a big selection of family friendly movies with space for everyone to watch comfortably. There are lots of games (chess, checkers, back gammon) puzzles. Also enjoy a full collection of classic books. The kitchen has top of the line appliances & everything needed for fantastic meals from pots and pans to dinnerware. The open kitchen/dining area is great for the cooks to interact with everyone while preparing the meals and room for all to eat comfortably. The deck has a hammock to kick back and read a book. Plenty of seating, a gas grill to cook on and a table for serving,& to dine alfresco. The horses are in the fields adjacent to the house for everyone to enjoy watching! As well as white tail deer, fox, rabbits and wild turkey are frequent visitors. The living room has a sleeper sofa and 2 additional sofas as well as a beautiful stone fireplace. The master bedroom also has a massive stone fireplace. California king bed with 100% cotton Egyptian sheets and down comforter. Master suite also has a sleeper sofa and single sofa for additional sleeping. The en-suite has a Jacuzzi spa bath tub built for 2. The living room has a massive fireplace with HD Big screen TV and satellite for your viewing pleasure. Adjoining dining area and full kitchen with stove, fridge, coffee maker toaster oven, all the comforts of home. There are 2 bedrooms on 1st floor. Additional sleepers are available to accommodate more guests! Watch the horses graze, deer, fox and wild turkey in the morning from the deck. Where you can also enjoy outside dining/breakfast or enjoy a mint julep while looking at beautiful rolling hills. We have horses for your riding pleasure with trails or riding lessons are available for the novice. This horse farm is a destination in itself. So if you want to kick back and unwind Or enjoy close by attractions this house is perfect either way! We are 20 minutes to Mammoth Cave National park. Just 15 minutes to the National Corvette Museum, NCM Motorsports Racetrack and Beech Bend splash lagoon & park with Harley Drags and Drag strip. In the fall enjoy autumn festivals, hay rides and corn mazes. Located just 1 hour north of Nashville. 1 hour south of Louisville. 1 1/2 hours to Lexington. We are centrally located and close to everything. Is antiquing your pleasure? We are 5 minutes to (2 grocery stores) Smiths Grove named KY'S #1 Antiquing Town! Stroll thru 13 different stores where you will find everything old is new again! We are surrounded by horse farms and Amish. Conveniently located minutes to local restaurants, grocery stores and Western Kentucky University (20 minutes away). Additionally we have just added targets for archery practice. All this makes for a great stay while enjoying all the comforts of home. Call 270.205.7340 or 270.563.6734 for discounts and promotions. The house is covered by the HomeAway Book with Confidence Guarantee!

Property Manager
Jade Dixon
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 September, 2017

About Jade Dixon

I moved to KY to inspire my daughters love of horses and help her seek a career in the horse industry. She and I fell in love with this home the minute we saw it as I had been collecting western décor for years. I had outgrown my former home and needed more land for our horses. We have 4 beautiful horses which is why we named the property 4 STAR HORSE FARM. Stormy is a beautiful buckskin Chincoteague pony. She is very gentle horse, a favorite with children and adults alike. Chocolate Chip is a beautiful Appaloosa. 'Chip' has been shown in Lexington horse park, where he has always gotten a lot of attention for his dramatic black on white spots. Marley is a Black quarter horse with a curious personality. Sunny Girl is a roan thoroughbred with an arrow on her blaze. We love our horses. All make the farm unique with a lovely log house with a beautiful horse barn.

Jade Dixon purchased this estate in 2010

Why Jade Dixon chose Kentucky

This house is a destination in itself! No need to go anywhere else! The log house was custom built as a bed & barn by the Amish. We have taken great care to furnish the house with the most comfortable beds, best pillows, fluffiest towels. Extra details to make your stay as comfortable as possible. With tall windows to take advantage of the beautiful views. There is decking around the house for outdoor entertaining. Perfect for large groups (has been used for rehearsal dinners and weddings) As well as a gas grill for you to use. Also a fire-pit for family fun to enjoy s'mores and roast marshmallows. A target area to sharpen archery skills! If you want to enjoy local attractions: The home is 15 minutes to Mammoth Cave in 1 direction, 15 minutes to Bowling Green in the other Beech Bend is 10-12 minutes, Corvette Museum is 10 minutes. Glasgow is 15 minutes east of the house. Nashville is 40 minutes south. The house has 2 grocery stores 5 minutes away. CALL 270.205.7340 or 270.563.6734 FOR DISCOUNTS AND PROMOTIONS.

What makes this estate unique

Both the master bedroom and living area have massive stone fireplaces. The house has an eclectic blend of modern and vintage western decor decorated (in the Ralph Lauren style of his personal Ranch). A beautiful big spa tub to relax in after enjoying the attractions! The covered Deck allows you to enjoy a BBQ and dine while watching the horses, deer and wild turkey. There is a great fire pit to enjoy s'mores! Targets for Archery Practice! Beautiful sunrises and gorgeous sunsets. With amazing views for all seasons! With privacy and luxury!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Our daughter was getting married close by at Elkins Grove. We couldn't have been any closer. The house had everything as advertised, with tons of space, it was very clean and well supplied. The owner was very sweet and made sure we were comfortable with everything. We really appreciate her help when we lost an i pad she was quick to respond and send it to us!
Aug 2017
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Bowling Green, Louisville KY, Nashville, TN.
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Sol Azteca
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Sol Azteca, Donnitas Country Diner, Schlotskys,
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Beech Bend Amusement Park & Splash Lagoon
Car: recommended

Just 5 minutes to Antique Lovers Paradise Smiths Grove has been named KY Best Antiquing Town. 10 minutes to KY Down Under Adventure Zoo , 15 Minutes to Mammoth Cave, zip-lining, canoeing, horseback riding, 10 minutes to Corvette Museum and factory, 15 minutes to Beech Bend Amusement and Water Park, 15 minutes to over 200 restaurants in Bowling Green. 15 minutes to Lost River Cave


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate rental in Smiths Grove

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 222 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please put furniture in original position. Deflate mattresses and put back to original place in box or bag that comes with them.
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure , jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Master bedroom has cathedral ceiling , beautiful stone fireplace and en suite with spa tub and shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Master Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , there is a click clack sofa plus another single sofa
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , flip chairs available & 3 inflatable beds for more options
  • Master has King bed w/ Cotton Egyptian sheets as well as 2 sleeper sofas with en suite with spa tub and shower also available 5 inflatable beds
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term rentals available
  • limited accessibility ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
4 Star Horse farm is minutes from Mammoth Cave National Park, Beechbend Amusement park and Splash Lagoon, The Corvette Museum, KY Down Under (Zoo), Park Mammoth Resort & Cave Valley Golf Club and Rockcastle Shooting Center , Lost River Cave, Hot Rods stadium, Smiths Grove Antique District #1 KY ANTIQUE TOWN! Western Kentucky University (WKU) Hardin Planetarium (WKU) Barren River Lake State Park Kentucky Transpark (Magna, Cannon, Shiloh, AHK, TMS) Bowling Green Hot Rods Minor League Baseball Lost River Cave Boat Tours Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center (SKYPAC) Kentucky Down Under Historic Railpark and Train Museum Kentucky Museum Baker Arboretum Aviation Heritage Park Russell Sims Aquatic Center Lovers Lane Park Soccer Complex Fountain Square Park Sloan Convention Center Barren River State Park


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Log Cabin Horse Farm Close to Mammoth Caves/NCM motorsports/Corvettes
average rating of 4.6938777 based on 53 reviews

Home, Home on the Range.....

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is the real deal. Log cabin construction, large porch, surrounded by farms, horses and cows. (Not surrounded by city sprawl or the sound of the freeway.) What a great place to escape from the city, or to recharge after a day of caving in nearby Mammoth Cave National Park.

Our family of five (kids ranging from 14 to 19) trekked from north of Detroit, Michigan to spend two days exploring nearby Mammoth Cave National Park. We hiked above ground the first day and explored underground the second. We left knowing that Mammoth Cave is something you must experience at least once in your life!

The Cabin lies about 4 miles outside Smith's Grove, which is a sleepy little town about 10 miles up the highway from the National Park entrance. A couple of local restaurants are highly rated by the locals, though we elected to cook for ourselves during our stay.

The accommodations are not typical of some of the other VRBO locations we have used in the past: the house is fully decorated with an accumulation of knick knacks that will keep you finding something new to look at up to the day you leave! We found the cabin very clean, with knotty pine inside, large area rugs on the floor, and large comfortable furniture to collapse into as needed. The Master bedroom was huge and included a very large private bath. There are two bedrooms downstairs which are very nicely done with a shared bathroom. The kitchen was fully stocked with appliances, a plethora of cookware and even a pantry of spices, which was a nice surprise. The porch was huge, offering a view of the horse pasture, cool breezes and a convenient spot for the grill.

Linens included, full sized washer and dryer, plenty of hot water - awesome accommodations!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect as a Mammoth Cave Adventures Home Base

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the horse farm in August 2017. Jade (the owner) could not have been more helpful. She even went out and purchase a styrofoam cooler for our picnic lunches when I asked in advance if she had one at the house. The location was good considering we were going back-and-forth between Mammoth Cave hikes and activities in Bowling Green. For the price, this was a really lovely rental.

A few things that I would note that are slightly different than expected, however, include the following: Yes, it's a property with horses (and our kids enjoyed seeing the horses and cows each day) but the horses are not available to ride as the listing states. The first-floor beds are not a queen and a double. It's two double beds (which don't sleep two adults each very well.) If you plan to cook much, the kitchen is adequately-sized with nice appliances but is thin on some cooking tools and the knives are very dull. The "fire pit" is a spot in the backyard with a couple of rocks where people have built small fires on previous trips.

These are not meant to be full-on complaints, just things that were less than expected for us during our stay. However, given how kind and helpful the owner was, we really didn't see these things are true negatives. If you are visiting the Bowling Green area or need a home base for Mammoth Cave adventures, this is a great place to rent (particularly for the price). And you will really love the owner! She's one of the best we've rented from.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The horses are available exclusively to our guests.Many guests have enjoyed riding and come back year after year because of our horses. However this not a stable with horses for rent to the general public. The riding is contingent upon the health of the horses, weather and how many riders in the group as well as the availability of the handler. When this group visited one of the horses was on stall rest while healing from a foot abscess with another was that was still recovering from bout of colic (the day before their arrival) We put the health and safety first of riders and horses. Also We are within minutes of several stables including one that has an indoor arena which is great for inclement weather and larger groups when ours are not available. The fire pit is behind the house and is 6 feet in diameter. It has been used by many happy renters. It is an old fashion fire pit with a hole that has been back filled with gravel and sand. The 2 & 3rd bedrooms have Queen beds. One had been damaged and replaced by a double until the new one arrived. It has been replaced with the new Queen mattress today when it was delivered! The kitchen is well equipped with every possible cooking tool. There are brand new copper cooking sets as well as baking sheets, pizza pans, wok pans. If I had been made aware of anything missing I would have been glad to make sure it was replaced when needed (or where it was located). The steak knives have been replaced and prep knives sharpened per this review. We ask if you need anything let us know? We try hard to please renters.
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Great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay. The house was wonderful and had everything we needed. The owner was very helpful with questions about the area, and very understanding when we arrived late due to traveling through bad weather. Will definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always appreciate it when renters take the time to write a review! We understand bad weather and know it can be a factor. Thank you and please come again hopefully with great weather 100% the next time!
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Convenient location on lovely horse farm with plenty of room for all.

  • 4 of 5

This was just what my family needed to meet up for a trip to Mammoth Cave. We were looking for an opportunity to stay together instead of breaking out into hotel rooms. The space was eclectic, obviously someone's primary house, which was a little weird, but Jade was a gracious host and we truly enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Trip Ever

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for all your Hospitality. It was a beautiful place and we enjoyed our stay. Will book again next summer

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always appreciate it when guests take the time to write a review! We try hard to please and love it when renters acknowledge the effort.
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Private, Quiet, Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Jade for sharing your beautiful home with us on this private horse farm. My wife and I, along with our three daughters, really enjoyed all of the amenities and THREE bathrooms. (Did I mention I travel with 4 females.) The location is perfect as it allowed us to travel to Mammoth Cave (Domes & Dripstones Cave Tour), Bowling Green (Lost River Cave Tour), and Glasgow (Family Fun night at Ralphie's Fun Center). All locations were only 15-30 min's away. There is also a small grocery store only 5 min's away if needed in Smiths Grove. Thanks again, we plan on returning!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always appreciate when renters take the time to review and share their experience with others. One of the advantages of visiting caves is the weather isn't a factor. With great trails Visitors to the Mammoth Park hike and ride horses on the more than 70 miles of surface trails, fish and canoe in the Green River, and picnic. The house is 15/20 minutes to Ralphies Fun House with family fun for everyone with bowling, skating, laser tag and a fun family atmosphere. There are 2 grocery stores in Smiths Grove 5 minutes from the house Houchens IGA and Dollar General as well as fruit & vegetable stands from local farmers in the Summer and Amish with lovely homemade goods as well as 13 antique stores!
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday estate in Smiths Grove

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
1 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add A$31 per night, per additional guest
FALL 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 1 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add A$31 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2017-2018
2 Jan 2018 - 1 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add A$31 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$31 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee A$31.4 per person per night
Pet Fee A$31.4
Damage Insurance A$74.1
Damage Deposit A$251.2

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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