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Cissal Hill Farm provides quality, self-catering farm-stay accommodations in a peaceful, natural setting on an 82 acre farm in Larue County, Kentucky. Hunters, families, and friends who desire the familiar amenities of home combined with ready access to nature, wildlife, and Bourbon Country will look to Cissal Hill as their own farm away from home. While on the farm, guests can enjoy hunting, shooting, hiking, or just relax while having a cookout on the front porch. Just a short trip away from the farm, there are many popular attractions including many nearby Bourbon Distilleries, Abraham Lincoln's Birthplace, the Kentucky Railway Museum, and antiquing hotspots Bardstown and Glendale, Kentucky.
Bryan discovered this farm while stationed at nearby Fort Knox and is eager to share this spectacular part of central Kentucky with future guests.
If you enjoy a trip to the farm and country to hunt, shoot, hike, or just relax away from it all exploring someplace new, Cissal Hill Farm is just for you.
My wife and I stumbled across the Bourbon Festival a couple of years ago coming from Nashville, Tennessee and had such a good time we made sure to plan to come back... And, that's exactly what we did this year.
We were not disappointed... We booked this rental in hopes that we could experience the local charm that is Kentucky and Bourbon Country. Cissal Hill Farm encompasses what we were hoping for. The views are what you'd picture if you were to read from an Ambrose Bierce short story. The quiet winds through the big oaks around the property is something to marvel. Wild turkey, deer, squirrel, crows, buzzards, coyotes. They're all there.
Rain on the tin roof... Oh, and the acorns falling off the tall oaks onto the tin roof will startle the bejeezus out of you at first, but you'll eventually grow used to the sound and learn to embrace the ambiance.
My two teen daughters and I spent three days at Cissal Farm, wanting to get away from it all. The farm is beautiful and relaxing. There are areas to hike on the property and the scenery is gorgeous. There is a spacious porch with a swing, a fire pit with plenty of chairs and tons of country charm. The fireflies are plentiful but so are the mosquitoes, so come prepared.
The interior was spacious and very tastefully decorated. The kitchen was well stocked and the beds were comfortable. The owner provides many DVD's, which was a nice added benefit. In addition, not only was the AC able to beat the heat, but the house was cool before we got there--a nice touch. It was an idyllic setting.
But we did have one glaring problem that truly put a damper on our stay. We spent one day out-and-about and came back in the evening. The gate to the property was open (we had locked it) and someone was bailing hay with a tractor. Not a big deal but it would have been nice to have been notified. The real problem was that the front door was unlocked. Knowing that I had locked it before leaving, I went and asked the guy on the tractor (Mark) if he had enter the house and he said no. This was very disconcerting to us and it didn't help when I texted Bryan and his response was "Sorry to hear that." WHAT?? He later apologized, said that he would "modify his systems to help mitigate that type of situation" and offered a discount on our next stay. But it was an awkward situation all the way around, even the solution offered was less than appealing--instead of "mediate" the situation, I would have preferred to hear a word like "alleviate". We rented a place and someone just entered the property unannounced, secretively and, to top it off, failed to secure the front door. If they had re-locked the front door, we would have never known they had entered. My daughters felt nervous and insecure and, as a protective dad, I was upset and this was compounded by what I perceived as a rather flippant attitude by Bryan.
The bottom line is this: Cissal Farm is a lovely setting, inside and out, and it has obviously been well tended. But to have a guest feel less than secure in your home is a serious breech of trust and, it is for that reason, I temper my recommendation of Cissal Farm.
We absolutely loved our time at Cissal Hill. The house was well equipped for all of our needs, and we even made a peach cobbler with the peaches we picked at a nearby orchard. We spent the majority of the time out and about taking walks to the barn, hanging out by the fire in the evening, and sitting back and watching the corn grow. It was a great opportunity to relax and enjoy the beauty that makes Kentucky so amazing. We hope to return to the farm soon!
We had a great time relaxing on the farm. Loved that we could bring our dog who also had a great time. The porch swing and fire pit were great. We felt far enough away from everything without being too far away.
In a word, "Breathtaking"!
The Lodge is a perfect breath of fresh air (literally) with postcard worthy views. The accommodations are comfortable and the owner leaves it equipped for whatever you may need.
We were able to see deer, rabbits, birds and more excitingly I was able to show my 8 year old my childhood favorite lightening bugs as the field was full of them at night.
I want to particularly say thanks to the owner and his friend Mark for all the help.
I want to make this place a regular place to stay on my Kentucky visits to my sister.
Much Love and Thanks from Texas!
Cissal Hill Farm is located in the heart of Bourbon Country and provides self-catering farm-stay accommodations in a peaceful, natural setting on an 82 acre farm in Larue County, Kentucky. Hunters, families, and friends who desire the familiar amenities of home combined with ready access to nature, wildlife, and Bourbon Country will look to Cissal Hill as their own farm away from home. Several attractions are located nearby including Abraham Lincoln's Birthplace, the Kentucky Railway Museum, and several Bourbon Distilleries all within less than a 30 minute drive.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
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* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.