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Cabin in the woods-A Simple Refuge

Bedrooms 2
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type cabin


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4-5

quaint cabin sleeps 4 in beds and one more on air mattress provided. We have full size bed and 2 twins. Barn with 2 horse stalls available. direct access to hiking, biking and horse trails from the property. Flat Lick Falls and other water falls near by. Country breakfast of biscuits and gravy , eggs and meat included!

This is a place to get away from it all for families or anyone who wants peace and quiet and the chance to get back to nature!

You are welcome to bring your own alcoholic beverages but just be aware that you will need to buy it before you get here because this is a dry county. The nearest large town where the chain resturants are located is Berea which is 25 min. south. London ky is also 25 min. and Richmond ky is 40 min. drive.

More Details

Donna Bowling
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 August, 2017

About Donna Bowling

My husband Jerry and I live right next to our quaint little B&B here in McKee, KY. I grew up in NJ and Jerry is from Ohio. I have a Bachelors degree in Journalism from Towson State Univ. in Baltimore MD. I love people and have a servant's heart so this is the perfect business for me! I also design

Appalachian Art from 100 year old barnwood and other repurposed items. Visit my shop during your stay! LIke me on FB at Barn Elegance . Shop local crafts with Appalachian Hearts Co Op . phone 606 493-8582

Donna Bowling purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Donna Bowling chose Kentucky

Jerry and I are both from the city and when it was time for retirement for Jerry we decided we wanted a simpler life so we moved here to KY from Baltimore. McKee is becoming an official Trail town and what better way to serve others and be a part of our community than to make visitors happy with our relaxing getaway!

What makes this cabin unique

Relax on the porch swing while the sound of the waterfall totally relaxes you! Enjoy the peace and quiet of the mountains without interruption from television, computers and noisy city traffic! Take a walk in the woods and just talk to each other and be at peace with nature! Close to Berea for shopping local crafts . Hike the pinnacles at Berea . Rock climbing at Red river gorge . Horse Lick bio reserve close by.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in McKee in Jackson County

Property Type:
  • cabin
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom sink has old fashioned pitcher and bowl for hand washing with hot and cold water, ..so cute! We now have a shower installed in the cabin for your convenience!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • sleeps 4 in beds but we have air mattress available for one more.
  • Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • caving


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(9 traveller reviews)

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Cabin in the woods-A Simple Refuge
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 9 reviews

Did not stay

  • 1 of 5

Although the cabin was cute, in a very rustic way, it was not comfortable at all. It is backed up right next to the owners house, so don't expect any privacy.

There are no kitchen facilities, a small refrigerator is the only kitchen amenity.

There is a small bath. The sink was a bowl that needed to be dumped after using it.

The only place to sit was two straight-backed chairs at a small table.

The owner was not willing to refund any money.

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: These guests checked in and left within a few minutes without letting us know. They texted us later saying the cabin was "too far from town". The next day they demanded a full refund or they would give us a bad review. At that late date we could not rent the cabin to someone else for the weekend. We did not feel a refund was appropriate. Our description of the property on the website is completely accurate. Please see our other reviews on this website. Thank you.
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Great Trip

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Friendly Hosts in Gorgeous Natural Setting with Farm Animals

  • 5 of 5

My new bride and I stayed at A Simple Refuge B&B for our honeymoon and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Our hosts, Donna and Jerry, were so friendly! They had a beautiful wedding congratulatory card and champagne set up for us in the cabin when we first arrived. I can't forget to mention the incredible brownies and breakfasts given to us. I had some great conversations with Jerry in the mornings. We loved petting the dogs and seeing the horses. Thank you so much Donna and Jerry, for making our honeymoon such a special and memorable time. I would recommend this B&B to anyone who wants the best hosts and natural setting...

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Park Ridge, IL

A beatiful, rustic cabin, with all the comforts of home!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for the weekend after visiting the University of Kentucky. I brought along my two teenage daughters and my sister, all of us hoping to relax in the country and do a bit of exploring. Donna and Jerry were gracious hosts and provided us everything we needed. We took their recommendations for hiking (to Flat Lick Falls) and a beautiful trail ride through the Daniel Boone National Forest. (Triple R Ranch)

The cabin is beyond charming and was very comfortable for the four of us. We will be back and are telling all our friends to visit this magical place.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and well kept.

  • 5 of 5

We were traveling w 2 adult and 3 kids. Loved the cabin, and great hospitality. Had a nice visit each morning w the Bowlings. Cookies when we checked in--couldn't stop eating them they were so good. Our daughters got to go with to feed the animals-they really enjoyed that : ). We felt very comfortable and Stayed two nights while checking out some trails in the area and Cumberland Falls.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Home away from Home!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful place and some of the kindest people we have ever met. Donna and Jerry were so welcoming and made sure we were well taken care of. We felt like family the day we arrived. The cabin was wonderful and very clean. We brought our dog with and he enjoyed his stay as much as well did. Talk about a full family vacation. Breakfast was excellent in the morning and Donna and Jerry's willingness to help us with anything we need was so wonderful and accommodating. This is a gem in the HomeAway community. I full heartedly recommend staying at this Simple Refuge B & B. We hope to be back soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Opals restaurant , DQ, subway , chicken hut.
Car: necessary

Great antiques in Berea which is about 25 min. drive. Pinnacles at Berea is great hiking as well as trail behind the cabin on our property. McKee is now a trail town and you can buy Appalachian crafts and soaps right here in town! Visit Jackson county Flower and Gifts in McKee for original artwork made from barnwood! Bring your horses and we can board up to two horses for riding on the property which connects to the Daniel Boone Forest! Visit flat lick

falls which is only 15 min. drive! Lots to do in Jackson co. KY.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in McKee, USA

Rental Basis:
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1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £19.27

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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