About this listing
Retreat house lodging in quiet setting 10 minutes from town and I 75, also near hiking areas. Ca. 40' from Lexington, 1 hr. 45' from Louisville & Cincinnati, and 2 hrs. from Knoxville. Berea is the Arts & Crafts Capital of KY & home of Berea College
Lodging is in a spacious bed-sitting room with queen bed which can be concealed behind a screen if desired during the daytime (as in third interior photo) and twin-size daybed (also shown in third interior photo), private bath, and private deck. Breakfast is included in the listed price. Accommodations may also be arranged to include up to three meals daily for an additional fee when scheduling permits.
Guests have access to downstairs book libraries in living room and dining room, large deck, and surrounding countryside. We also have a labyrinth on-site that guests may walk. Because we specialize in offering a quiet and relaxing environment, television is not provided in guest rooms. An occasional special request to view a specific program may be accommodated when possible in the living room area adjoining the dining room.
Interaction with guests
Host lives onsite and can provide local & travel information. Will take meals with guests or not as desired. Special dietary needs/preferences can usually be accommodated.
Quiet rural setting close to town. Guests can walk in woods or on country lanes and may see wildlife such as deer, turkeys, foxes, raccoons, etc., along with many types of birds.
No public transportation available. A motor vehicle, bicycle, or similar transportation needed. Taxi and car rental services are available locally.
Quiet expected between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. No pets. Cats, dog, and horse on-site. All animals are gentle and well-behaved. None are allowed access to the guest room area (second floor).
I am a teacher, counselor, environmentalist, and supporter of those who, like myself, are engaged in life's 'third act' as both explorers and guides. I have lived in four countries, visited a number of others, and enjoy the sharing of cultures, traditions, and insights that make our global village a very rich and precious community. I love reading, movies, outdoor activities like hiking and skiing, and sharing conversation along with a good meal.