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Renovated train station on thoroughbred horse farm.

Bedrooms 2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Welcome to Hutchison Station, our renovated 1890’s train depot. Explore the horse farms, Bourbon trail and central KY while staying on our working thoroughbred horse farm right in the heart of the bluegrass.

Hutchison Station was part of the L&N railroad system between 1890 and 1950 with passenger and freight service between Lexington and Paris. It was the center of the local community and included a post office, 2 blacksmith shops, general store and cattle pens.

Hutchison station is divided into two ground floor apartments. The “Limerick” (named for Lisa’s event horse) has hardwood flooring throughout, 12’ ceilings and is furnished with local handcrafted and antique furniture. The Limerick has two en-suite bedrooms each with a king size bed. The living area includes counter seating for four plus table seating for four.

Hutchison station is approx half way between Lexington and Paris-

• 10 minutes to downtown Paris.

• 15 minutes to the Kentucky Horse Park

• 20 minute to downtown Lexington.

John-George and Sadie our miniature donkeys happily accept treats.

More Details

Steve Parkes
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
9 August, 2017

About Steve Parkes

John-George, named for our veterinarian is approximately 10 years old likes dust baths, sunbathing and eating. Sadie is about 12 years old also likes dust baths, sunbathing and fine dining.

Steve Parkes purchased this farmhouse in 1890

What makes this farmhouse unique

Farm living in comfort!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Paris

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest - toilet , shower enclosure
    Master - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , Clawfoot tub with separate shower.
  • Master bathroom has 48' shower plus a claw-foot tub. Hair dryer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Guest - 1 extra lg. double bed
  • Master bedroom has a king size bed and flat screen TV.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking


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(12 traveller reviews)

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Renovated train station on thoroughbred horse farm.
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Impeccable & perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Great location for relaxing, feeding/petting horses, snapping 100s of photos and being perfectly situated within 15-20 minutes of many destination points, stores, restaurants & university. The owners are great folks and take care & pride in their property! Extremely spacious bedrooms & family room - nice touch to be greeted by a vase of fresh flowers & chocolate cookies! The website pictures give the impression of two stories but everything is on ground level. Also, there are some very old Google street photos floating around that show the building in a condition before renovation - ignore those photos! Enjoy & Have Fun!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charmingly renovated, we were welcomed with flowers and cookies

  • 5 of 5

My Mother, Cousin, and I felt comfortable right from the start. Steve was a patient, flexible host, working around my work schedule on check out day. Walks down the lane to the barn in the evenings provided a relaxing end to the day. The ladies enjoyed watching the horses in the fields too. A peaceful stay - we highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Hutchison Station. It was absolutely beautiful, everyone was very friendly and helpful. So relaxing sitting outside watching the horses and the fireflies in the evening.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic property on a gorgeous setting!

  • 5 of 5

This beautifully renovated train station is on a gorgeous horse farm about half way between Lexington and Paris, Kentucky in a beautiful area full of horse farms. Fresh flowers were on the table and home baked cookies were on the counter top when we arrived and made us feel very welcome. The interior of the renovated train station is beautiful with high end fixtures, beautiful crown molding, gorgeous floors, and lovely furniture. It looks exactly like the pictures. There are four Adirondack chairs in the yard we enjoyed sitting in to watch the donkeys, John George and Sadie, and all the horses and foals. We loved walking to the barn to see the horses, standing at the pasture fences to admire the horses, feeding the donkeys and horses apples and carrots, and just relaxing in the yard taking in all the beauty. We would love to come back and stay longer! Steve and Lisa are great hosts and very quick to respond to questions.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highest Quality Accommodations

  • 5 of 5

This historic property has been lovingly remodeled with impeccable quality and taste. We were completely impressed.

The setting is stunning! You can just look out the window and watch the thoroughbreds graze. Our two 8 year old girls loved visiting Lisa's barn and seeing the foals. The donkeys were a hit, too. Easy travel to Lexington, Keeneland, etc.

Great art, fantastic beds, lovely antiques. Cannot say enough about this VRBO! Can't wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Serene Peaceful Beautifully Appointed

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully appointed and restored historic building housing two apartments in the heart of horse country. Wonderful hosts, personal touches, definitely one of the best properties we have stayed. We definitely intend to return.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
8.2 Miles
I75 and I64 at exit 113 in Lexington
Nearest Restaurant
3.7 Miles
Windy corner market
Car: necessary

Located in the heart of the Bluegrass and surrounded by horse farms we are within easy access to the Bourbon trail and Kentucky horse park.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in Paris

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$94.65

CANCELLATIONS –A thirty (30) day notice is required for cancellation. Cancellations that are made more than thirty (30) days prior to the arrival date will incur no penalty. Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay, that are made within 30 days of the arrival date, forfeit the full advance payment and reservation deposit. Cancellation or early departure does not warrant any refund

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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