Tobacco Ridge Farm consists of 64 magnificent acres that you will have all to yourself to explore. The original tobacco barn has been fully renovated into a warm and cozy cabin that is clean, comfortable, modern inside and will easily sleep 5 - 6 people. The cabin has hard wood floors, knotty pine interior walls and the trim and stairs are made of reclaimed oak barn wood from a nearby farm. The custom handcrafted kitchen has a solid red oak countertop and cabinets also created from reclaimed barn wood. The kitchen has a farm house sink, refrigerator, microwave, stove, coffee maker, breakfast table with chairs and everything else that will make your stay comfortable. Downstairs is a private bedroom with 1 queen size bed and a dresser. Upstairs is a large "L" shaped loft with 3 twin beds and 1 full size bed. The bathroom is spacious with large step-in shower, blow dryer, cubbies for storage and a washer and dryer. The cabin offers Direct TV, a central a/c and heating system along with an instant hot water heater so you will never run out of hot water during your shower. Step outside onto the 16x20 deck over looking the fire pit and views of the farm. Outside are tables, chairs and a propane BBQ grill. Sit on the deck and listen to the wild turkey calling and the bluebirds singing while enjoying your morning coffee. There are 64 acres to explore which includes a creek, 3 small waterfalls, fields and woods. Walk quietly and you will see whitetail deer, wild turkey and numerous other wildlife. The farm land lays in several levels; top where the cabin and stock barn are located, middle field with long range views of the Daniel Boone National Forest and the bottom known as the holler where the creek and waterfalls flow. The farm has great views of the surrounding hills and is very quiet and peaceful. A nice fire pit is near the cabin with plenty of firewood that we supply along with three log benches for sitting. Campfires at night are awesome while roasting marsh mellows, making smores and sipping your favorite beverage. Take a picnic basket with you as you walk down to the creek (Clifty creek) and relax in the tranquil setting. There are many arrowheads lying around near the creek so look carefully and you may find some. There are two log benches down on the creek bank so you can sit and enjoy the surroundings. Next to the creek there is a place to set up a tent if you want to sleep under the stars while listening to the water roll across the rocks.The farm is only 1 hour south of Lexington where you can find the Bluegrass Airport, fine dining, shopping and world famous equestrian parks. Lake Cumberland is nearby where you can fish, swim, rent a boat or jet ski at Lee's Ford Marina. Cumberland falls, Daniel Boone National Forest and the Big South Fork National Forest are a short drive. North on Hwy 461 is Kentucky's country music hall of fame in Renfro Valley where you can see a show or walk through the quaint shops. There are restaurants, an old one room school house, water wheel and original old Kentucky log cabins that you can browse through. Two local wineries are just down the road where you can sample and purchase homemade wines. Cedar Creek lake and Laurel River lake are both a short drive where you can find awesome fishing and great views. Mammoth Cave National Park is under a two hour drive to the west on highway 80 for a fun day excursion. Somerset has many restaurants, an old fashion outdoor drive-in movie theater and many shops to visit. Somerset also has a really cool water park for the kids and a few private pay to fish stocked ponds if you want to wet a line. About a 10 minute drive from the farm in the nearby community of Staab Kentucky off highway 80 east is the worlds smallest creek known as "Short Creek" which you can find on the web. There you can swim, fish or explore the cave where the creek disappears back under ground, or you can skip all of it and just hang around the farm and get relaxed. The farm and cabin are truly a piece of old Kentucky history. It is peaceful, quiet and beautiful yet not to far from town and the lake. All we ask is that you please take care of our place like you would your own and keep it nice and clean. It has taken since 2009 to get the barn remodeled and comfortable and we are always improving. We hope you choose to stay at our wonderful farm, we enjoy sharing our little piece of Kentucky history with others. Please call me direct if you have any questions or suggestions. Kind regards, John and Caroline .
- Cabin92 m²
- Half Baths0
- Min. Stay2 nights
Modern, immaculate and comfortable cabin surrounded by nature at it's finest
- Response rate
- Response time
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- 28 Nov. 2018
About John Barca
John and I like a nice, simple, yet clean and comfortable place to stay when we get away from our daily routine of work and raising kids, the property in Kentucky is just that. John, who has always wanted to be a farmer, had been in search of a special place for many years. He fell in love with Kentucky because of its rolling hills, green pastures, water supply, ability to fish and hunt and to get back to nature. The farm was originally 149 acres and was owned by relatives of the current neighbors. Tobacco was primarily grown on the farm but during World War 2 the farm was used to grow hemp. The hemp was used for ropes and clothes for the soldiers and military to help with the war effort. Later years different breeds of cattle were grazed and the hemp fields were turned to hay and a little tobacco. Currently the farm only grows hay which is cut, baled and used by our neighbors for their cattle. The lack of cattle grazing on the farm has allowed the woods and non-hay areas to grow back naturally. Having more woods and cover has increased the number of deer, turkey, rabbits and other wildlife allowing them to flourish. The barn now cabin is the actual tobacco barn used for decades to hang and dry the tobacco and hemp after harvesting. The cabin, stock barn and chicken coop were built with lumber cut from the farm itself. We love our little cabin and farm and we are sure you will too.
John Barca purchased this Cabin in 2009
Why John Barca chose Somerset
How many people get to sleep in an 90 year old tobacco barn and have 64 acres to run on, truly a piece of old Kentucky history. The farm is centrally located to numerous attractions which makes for an affordable vacation. It is peaceful, quiet and beautiful yet not to far from town and the lake.
Cozy cabin on quiet setting
The cabin is very clean and well kept. There is a large deck to enjoy your morning coffee or meals overlooking the woods. The fire pit is large with plenty of wood provided. It is a beautiful area to walk and explore and my family and I enjoyed our visit. John, the owner, is very accommodating and always available and the farm manager is very helpful too. This is a perfect get away for relaxing and enjoying some fresh air.
Rest, relax, restore!
Our intentions for the long weekend were to rest, relax and restore. What a perfect place for this. The majority of our time was spent outside, walking the property, looking for the waterfalls and the cave and fireside in the evenings. We found the cabin to be very clean, well kept and comfortable. The only oddity is the one bathroom off the only bedroom with no door between the bath and bedroom. Our group was two adult couples (friends for 25+ years) and we resolved this by everyone sleeping upstairs in the loft in our own beds - camp style, with no complaints (well, the husbands may have been a little disappointed) haha! Owner, John was very accommodating and available for questions, etc. A beautiful setting in the rolling hills of Kentucky. Hope to return someday.
The cabin was clean and ready for our stay. John was very attentive and made sure we had what we needed and was very easy to get in contact with. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to get away for a few days. We enjoyed our stay and look forward to coming again!
Charming little cabin tucked in the beautiful rolling hillside. Comes equipped with eveything needed
Gorgeous cabin with everything you need! Surrounded by beautiful countryside ready to explore. John, our host, was very helpful and friendly to work with. We felt right at home!
Wonderful location, beautiful cabin, enjoyed our stay!
Owners thought of everything. Property is beautiful and quiet. Would definitely visit this location again
I don’t even know where to begin! The cabin, the creek the attentiveness of John the owner, it was amazing! The cabin was very clean when we arrived! It had absolutely everything anyone could need! It was stocked with paper towels, toilet paper, kitchen supplies, bath towels, etc.!!! The washer and dryer was so wonderful to have! The water pressure in the shower was amazing!!! The beds were comfortable, the location was amazing. We drove down a mowed path and from there it was a short walk to the creek where we spent hours enjoying the water and finding geodes!
The owner is amazing! He contacted me when I first reserved the cabin to go over information. He then contacted me before our arrival to give us directions and answer any questions we had. He was available immediately if I had any questions during our stay. We were walking in the creek looking for the water fall and I sent him a quick text and he called right away to walk us though finding it. He is the most attentive owner I have ever worked with on a vacation rental!
We hope to go back again! Would definitely recommend this cabin!
Thank you John for the attention to detail you give your cabin and your renters, it truly makes a difference.
We want to thank you for the amazing review. It was so great to speak with you on the phone several times and we are very appreciative of the great care you gave our cabin during your stay. I hope you all took some geodes back to your home as we had discussed. Please come back and enjoy our farm again soon as you and your family are always welcome. Kind regards John and Caroline
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until reservation is secured. No hunting on the property.