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Big Rock Log Cabin Secluded Yet 5 Minutes From Natural Bridge & Red River Gorge

30 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cabin in Slade - Big Rock Log Cabin

Cozy Secluded Log Cabin Tucked Under Towering Cliffs Flanked By Massive Boulders

Nestled under the sandstone bluffs that nature carved out of Rocky Hollow, things are quiet, easy going, and perfect for your holiday away from it all. Here lies Big Rock Log Cabin tucked away in the Kentucky mountains yet only minutes away from Natural Bridge State Park, Red River Gorge and the Daniel Boone National Forest. After a day of fishing, hiking, or rock climbing, Big Rock is a wonderful place to come home to. Relax on a large covered porch complete with comfortable lounge chairs and table. Come ready to grill out on the porch at the gas grill and eat out under the trees at a picnic table nestled up in Big Rock Hollow. Big Rock Log Cabin beckons you to slow down, relax, and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature, all in the comfort of a cozy & well furnished log cabin, or lean back in a lounge chair inside Big Rock’s own rock shelter. Big Rock Cabin is fully furnished with new furniture and antiques, creating a cozy, comfortable feeling. All linens, blankets and towels are furnished so all you need to bring are food, drink, and personal items. Central air and heat will keep you comfortable any time of the year. Big Rock Cabin has a bath and a half plus a Jacuzzi. Do you like to cook? We just finished the new galley style kitchen that is fully furnished with refrigerator, electric stove, dish washer, microwave, toaster oven, coffee pot, and all the utensils you need for cooking, eating, and drinking. Don’t want to cook? During the season Big Rock is only 5 minutes away from great pizza, subs, or a full buffet dinner. That’s the nice thing about Big Rock, it’s close to everything, but when you top the ridge and drive down into Rocky Hollow you are suddenly away from it all. Natural Bridge State Park is only 5 minute drive where you can enjoy hiking trails, swimming pool, fishing lake, or dinner in the resort lodge. Five minutes more and you are in the Red River Gorge Geological Area and the Daniel Boone National Forest with it’s forest and mountain trails leading to huge natural stone arches and fantastic views of cliff lined valleys. You can even enjoy the trails with your dog in the National Forest. This is a wonderful, undiscovered part of nature where you will see breath taking views without hoards of people. There isn’t a stop light for 20 miles. Come to the Kentucky Mountains and stay at Big Rock Log Cabin. This is a family cabin and not for parties so no spring breakers please.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

John Glover
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
18 October, 2016
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About John Glover

Originally an archaeologist but for many years I have dealt in antiquarian books and historic documents with my bookstore Glover's Bookery. I live in downtown Lexington, KY but am a nut for the great outdoors, thus Big Rock was born [my life saver].

John Glover purchased this cabin in 2005

Why John Glover chose Natural Bridge

Big Rock is only a hour from Lexington yet located in the most beautiful deep woods natural area in Kentucky surrounded by cliffy wilderness. I bought Big Rock specifically because it is a Log cabin (a must), was unfinished (so I could finish the inside like I wanted), is under the cliff (my golden retrievers don't know what a cliff edge is), the property has interesting features (massive block boulders, a rock house, and gorilla rock), and lastly is close to Natural Bridge and Red River Gorge (Natural Bridge State Park shares a back property line with Big Rock). Fell head over heels for it the moment I saw it.

What makes this cabin unique

New log cabin yet cozy, rustic, and inviting. All wood everywhere, not a drop of paint or sheetrock to be found. Nestled under a 40 foot sandstone cliff with flanked by block boulders the size of a house. Just steps from a huge rock shelter (the rock house) and Gorilla Rock. The cabin if full of unique Folk Art from all over rural American as well as from my travels.

Guestbook comments from the owner

As my husband said, He brought me here for my birthday and it was one of the best surprises I ever had. This place is magic. So many thing to appreciate (the cabin, the design, decoration, camp fire outside, every thing clean, cozy, prepared with so much love!..). The natural beauty surrounding the cabin is just surreal. I barely went to sleep. The excitement of being here was great. Now we are leaving I almost feel depressed, I don’t want to go back to reality but also a feeling of joy and hope we will come back soon!

I live in Stanford, KY but I’m originally from Sad Paulo, Brazil and this is one of the most beautiful place I visited, love U all, Thanks for everything
Jul 2013
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based on 30 holidaymaker reviews

Big Rock Log Cabin Secluded Yet 5 Minutes From Natural Bridge & Red River Gorge
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 36 reviews

Relaxing getaway near Red River Gorge

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Big Rock was better than we could have hoped! We enjoyed relaxing on the porch in the mornings and around the campfire at night. The cabin seemed secluded but it was only a 10 minute drive to Red River Gorge. Definitely recommend to anyone looking for a cabin near Red River Gorge and Natural Bridge State Park.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful to have you as our guest. After a day on the trails in the gorge, Big Rock's big front porch is a great place to relax and share the days adventures.
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An amazing girls weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the place! It had everything we needed for a amazing weekend away from the city. The place was clean and very comfortable. Cool art everywhere. So enjoyed the fire pit under the rock overhang. Could use a new gas grill. Middle burner catches, but the other two did not want to catch fire. With a long match easily got all of them working. Hope to come back again sometime time.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful to have you as our guest at Big Rock. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for the heads up on the grill. There are short tubes that concert the center burner, to the flanking burners that facilitate lighting them. When the grill is moved they can fall off. I must figure out a way to wire them in. Hope you will be back to the Gorge and enjoy a really beautiful part of Kentucky.
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Our family was IN LOVE with this cabin. Everything about it was cozy and accomodating.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this cabin was a surprise for my husband and kids. As we pulled up they were all so excited. It was like Christmas after our long drive. The perfect place to come"home" to after a day of hiking and exploring. We loved the layout as well. I told my husband Id pay to get the floorplans to the place. It was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The cabin was awesome, the area was beautiful! We loved the fire pit!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great spot for my brother's bachelor party. We were looking for a chill weekend where we could hang out and enjoy nature. The fire pit was the answer to those needs and was the spot that we hung out most! We loved it and would recommend this cabin to anyone interested!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad Big Rock helped make your stay special. Ya, the fire pit surrounded by cliff face, trees, and all the rock is pretty special. Hope to see you again.
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  • 5 of 5

Super beautiful property. The picnic area and fire pit area are the most natural uniquely beautiful outdoor space I have seen.

The house has everything and more. Very clean. Was a little crowed in the living room.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming to Natural Bridge and the Gorge. I and Big Rock are so happy we helped make your visit special. Hope to see you again. John
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect get-a-way for us. We had everything we needed, were comfortable during our stay, and thoroughly enjoyed both the front porch, and the backyard fire 'pit'...especially in the rain. We had two lovely evenings beside a warm fire. Overall, one of the nicest cabins I've stayed in and the private setting with spectacular rock face, just can't be beat. Great place to disconnect and just relax. We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a good visit at Big Rock and enjoyed the natural beauty of the area. The rock formations on the property and surrounding area are spetacular. Hope to see you again. John
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Natural Bridge State Resort Park
"Great hiking with wondrous natural beauty. Trails lead to the large natural stone arch with..."
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Lexington Bluegrass Airport
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Martha Lane Collins Mountain Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Rock House Restaurant
Car: necessary

At Big Rock Log Cabin you are surrounded by deep forest, towering cliffs, and you'll have your own large rock house just outside the backdoor of the cabin. The are boasts some of the most beautiful hiking trail east of the Mississippi, most leading to stone formations or natural stone arches. An undiscovered bit of heaven.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Slade, Natural Bridge

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
24 Nov 2016 - 26 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
23 Dec 2016 - 25 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
New Years
30 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017 Rates
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Memorial Day
26 May 2017 - 28 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
4th of July
30 Jun 2017 - 3 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
Labor Day
1 Sep 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
23 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
22 Dec 2017 - 24 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
New Years
29 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £21 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.06%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Slade in Kentucky

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Full bathroom off great room with tub shower combination and in the loft a sink, toilet closet, and a Jacuzzi jet tub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Large Double Bed
  • Queen size bed in Master bedroom off the great room, 2 queens in a large loft, and a queen sleeper sofa in the great room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • festivals
  • forests
  • recreation centre
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
Come to a secluded cabin in the woods yet only 5 minutes from Natural Bridge State Park Lodge and 10 minutes from Nada tunnel into Red River Gorge. Area hiking trails go to some of the most beautiful cliffty wilderness east of the Mississippi with most trails going to large natural formation and stone arches. The is a real get away from it all vacation.

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