Enjoy the best of both worlds, the feel of the country, yet surprisingly close to the city. This 900 sq ft cottage, is on 18 acres and is located next to Jefferson Memorial Forest. The interior is quaint-antique furniture, wood floors & wood burning fireplace. Furnace, Central A/C, TV, Wi-Fi. Kitchen has a country/retro feel. Perfect for nature lovers, hikers, pet owners, families/children, or horse racing fans. 16 miles to Churchill Downs, 20 miles to Downtown Louisville, 14 miles to airport.
Guests will have the entire cottage and land to themselves with plenty of privacy. This is our little country/cottage house. Relax on your front porch, pitch a tent, build a fire, hike in the forest, or explore downtown Louisville 20 minutes away. We live a short distance away in Old Louisville. We will be available by text or phone for any questions, but most likely you will not see us unless we are needed. Smart TV with Direct TV Service and Wi-Fi. Fully equipped kitchen, coffee, bath, and bedding essentials provided.
The cottage is adjacent to Jefferson Memorial Forest. It is the largest municipal urban forest (6500 acres) in the United States. There are plenty of hiking trails, a small fishing lake, Go Ape Tree Top Adventure. Also just a short drive to downtown Louisville, Churchill Downs, famous for the Kentucky Derby, State Fairgrounds, Kentucky Kingdom Amusement Park, Louisville Zoo, Louisville Mega Cavern, Louisville Downtown Waterfront Park, Speed Art Museum, Louisville Slugger Museum, and Old Louisville, the largest preservation district featuring almost entirely Victorian architecture in the US.
Easy self check in. Lock box with key on back sun room door entrance. Code provided with confirmed reservation. Flexible check in and departure times allowed, when possible, depending on current bookings.
All included...Cottage and acreage. Parking on site at the back of the cottage.
Interaction with guests
We will be available by phone or text for any questions. Guests will receive the lock box code once their reservation is confirmed.
Other things to note
Smart TV with Direct TV Service and Internet recently added Aug/2017.
Fire pit in back yard.
We treat our vacation cottage with care and hope our guests will do the same.
Please indicate who will be at the cottage when you book.
is fine, as long as it is OUTSIDE the house, please dispose of butts in trash, not the yard.
We love animals and travel with our own but finding a place that takes pets limits our choices...Therefore as long as things continue to go well:
Pets are permitted, at no extra charge, with prior approval. Pets must be house broken and have no destructive habits. They must be on leash at all times when out on the property. Please be respectful of future guest and do not allow your pet on the furniture, including the beds. Please pick up after your pet when out walking them.
•Guests will be held responsible for any damage to house or yard done by their pet/s.
Lisa and Billy, married for 29 years, recently retired Engineers. We live in a 100+ year old house in Old Louisville, the largest historic neighborhood in the US. We love the country and nature so we bought the "little house" as we call it, when our son was 8 years old in 1999. We have spent many weekends there, and it is so peaceful and a nice change from city life. Lisa likes to cook and Billy is her #1 helper. We enjoy wine and dancing. We also love the arts, especially theater and have a preference for ethnic food. We have 4 dogs: 2 Australian Shepherds, a Pug Mix, a Lapso Apso mix and a cat...a lot to handle.
We use to be avid runners but after many injuries, that has been difficult to continue, so we love hiking in the woods. We are not quite in the retirement mode as we are currently catching up with chores and repairs that have been neglected the last few years. We plan on having more fun in the future. For now we live pretty simply and try and make the best of what we have..."Want Not".