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Downtown Loft Sleeps 4

Bedrooms 1
Space sq. ft.
Property type condo


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 4 Sleeps

Located in a National Registry of Historical Places building renovated on the beautiful Glasgow square and overlooking the Courthouse lawn, the Artists Pad has a private entrance on the second floor into approximately 1000 square feet of living space with a catered breakfast served from the Fine Arts Bistro. Beautifully renovated with exposed brick, original hardwood flooring, skylight, large internet tv, and kitchenette.

owner/property manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 March, 2017

About owner/property manager

Our downtown building is on the National Registry of Historical Places. We completely renovated it to a coffee café on the first floor and an overnight loft on the second. Our café offers the BEST coffee in town with breakfast and lunch and lots of healthy choice menu items. Glasgow is located in Barren County halfway between Louisville and Nashville and voted the Best Place to Live in Rural America! Hope you will stay with us!

owner/property manager purchased this condo in 2009

Why owner/property manager chose Barren River Lake

Our building is located on the beautiful downtown square and listed on the National Registry of Historical Places. We take great pride in the renovation that we touched from roof to basement. The exterior wall is the oldest standing brick wall in Barren County. Barren County is listed as the Best Place to live in Rural America! During the summer we have a very festive Farmers Market every Saturday morning. Join us!

What makes this condo unique

Grab your personal key and enjoy the freedom of having a place to yourself! Great place to stay and have a small family gathering. Enjoy local food cooked by local folks in the Fine Arts Bistro right below you.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo on Glasgow on Barren County

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • wheelchair inaccessible


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

Downtown Loft Sleeps 4
average rating of 4.5384617 based on 13 reviews
Richfield, Ohio

Beautiful Place, Great Location, Nice Owners

  • 5 of 5

Husband and I had a great stay - building is very charming and is located in Glasgow square.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay in a small town near Mammoth Cave

  • 5 of 5

We loved it! We chose this VRBO because it was in the downtown area of a city, but was close enough to Mammoth Cave to visit. The rental is really neat by being above a little coffee shop and having modern furniture. We recommend anyone looking to stay in Glasgow or near Mammoth cave to stay here!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not meant for more then 2 people

  • 2 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed at the artist pad loft with another couple during a weekend trip to Mammoth Cave. Although many of the past reviews mentioned other guests also staying at the loft for Mammoth Cave trips the owner seemed surprised by the fact that we were headed to the park early (8 AM) and made a fuss about serving us breakfast since the cook doesn't come into the coffee shop below the loft until 8 AM. We had a full day tour booked that started at 9 AM and the drive to the park was 35 minutes so we couldn't leave any later than 8:15 and I was originally looking forward to the breakfast that was included with our stay. We were only served a smoothie and a muffin since the kitchen wasn't open yet which is not an ideal way to start off a full day of hiking.

I had also read in other reviews complaints about their being a traffic light outside the loft windows that prevented other guests from sleeping. After visiting I now fully understand the issue. The common room of the loft (where the two roll away beds can be used for two additional sleeping places) had about 5 windows without any curtains or shutters. In my opinion a room without any window coverings shouldn't be marketed as a bedroom option and it was very bright in the room even at night.

Between the issues with being served breakfast and the second sleeping arrangements issue I was really disappointed with our stay. I think the loft could be a wonderful option if the owners make a few improvements and are willing to serve their guests a real breakfast before the morning tours of the park start.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Alex, I'm really sorry about the breakfast. We were involved in a motorcycle accident and could not get anyone in earlier to serve breakfast. We are adding blinds to the front windows so our guests can feel more comfortable in the living space. We appreciate your honesty and do take the good and bad with an opportunity to improve the quality of our service and your experience in our beautiful town. Peggy & Sandy
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Central Ohio

A true Kentucky gem!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at the Artist's Pad. The apartment has a modern-yet-historic feel, and it was a great "home base" as we spent our long weekend exploring Mammoth Caves (30 minute, easy drive) and the Nashville area (1.5 hour drive). The mini fridge/freezer was perfect for our needs, as we packed lunches during our excursion days. The owners also had pre-ground coffee, mugs, cups, and disposable plates/napkins/forks for us to use, which we greatly appreciated. The entire apartment was also very clean.

The apartment is situated downtown, and has a window air conditioning unit in the bedroom as well as a/c in the main living area. We were there in early August, on some none-too-cool days, and even my husband (the human space heater) remarked on the comfortable temperature of the apartment. The downtown location was nice, within walking distance of several restaurants. The town was fairly small and felt very safe. The local sheriff's department was nearby, so we did hear occasional police cars -- but I think you hear that in any downtown. It did not cause any sleeplessness or disturbance to us, in the least.

The included breakfast at the restaurant downstairs went above and beyond my expectations. The staff were incredibly kind, and we were given our pick of the menu every day the restaurant was open. (This included lattes -- a huge plus!!) On the day the restaurant wasn't open to the public, the owner personally made us a hearty breakfast of eggs, bacon, toast, and orange juice. We never went away hungry!

I am so glad we stayed at the Artist's Pad, and highly recommend it to anyone looking to visit the Mammoth Cave area.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful people, place, food...definite place to stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to stay! Sandy & Peggy were so professional, the part mentioned was beautiful & comfortable, and the food/coffee @the Fine Arts Bistro below the apartment was PHENOMENONAL! All the staff were so homey & sweet. It was just overall a great experience, we will DEFINITELY stay w/them again if/when we're down that was again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very clean, friendly and fun.

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying in the loft. It was very clean and the decor is very chic. The staff in the coffee shop are great and make a wonderful breakfast as well as very good espresso and other coffee choices. This location is very convenient to Mammoth Cave National Park. We stayed here for two nights and hated to leave.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo on Glasgow, Kentucky

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1 night minimum stay
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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Rates are subject to change. Rate is for two people and includes a freshly prepared breakfast and pot of coffee.

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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