The Cottage at Seldom Scene Farm


Entire cottage hosted by Lindy

  1. 6 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bath
Dedicated workspace
A private room with wifi that’s well-suited for working.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the smartlock.
Free cancellation for 48 hours.


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Self check-in, CLEAN, private. Restored 1812 log cabin on gorgeous 273 acre farm on the KY River. Serene, nature, closest location to several popular Bourbon Trail sites and horse farms- 5-10 min. to Woodford Reserve and Castle and Key Distillery, 5 min. to Stave Restaurant and Bourbon Bar, convenient to Keeneland, Lexington, Louisville, KY Horse Park, State Capitol!! Scenic horse farms (Ashford, Sun Valley, Winstar). Hike, fish, llama, alpaca, goats, sheep, horses, wildlife, firepit.

The space
Need a change of scenery and place to “distance”? Special steps to disinfect and clean. (Check out our cleanliness ratings!). Seldom Scene Farm is a uniquely beautiful place, and the cottage is an amazing one-of-a-kind and very private space, set across from the sheep and goat pasture with views of the Kentucky River hills! Surprises await as you enter through the hand-crafted door, made from rich heart pine, sourced from the original log cabin's walls and floors. The walls are gorgeous original hand-hewn logs, beadboard, and shiplap, which continue into the spacious 1100 sq. feet of living area, bedrooms and bath. Decor is comfortable and serene, modern-rustic with authentic horse and bourbon memorabilia. Our guests (many repeats) love the comfortable, soothing space as well as the outdoor beauty, and many have said it has exceeded their expectations and they wished they'd planned to stay longer!

Amenities include free WIFI, side patio with pergola, fire pit with wood included, charcoal grill, A/C, quartz and copper kitchen counters in new fully-equipped kitchen (range, dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave, original artwork, photography and fiber art by the owner, reclaimed heart pine cabinetry, on-demand "instant" hot water, roomy bathroom with heated floors and tiled shower, spring water, a king and queen memory foam beds (air mattress or couch available for up to 2 additional guests for a total of 6), Smart TV, keyless entry, electric fireplace, washer/dryer. A great value with generous amenities and comfortable for families, two couples, or a small group, but singles and couples have enjoyed the privacy and solitude as well.

The cottage is all on one level, with the exception of one of the bedrooms, which has one step up into it and two small steps from the room down into the bathroom.

We have owned the property for over 35 years, the second owners since it was originally deeded to the Watts family in the Virginia Land Grant. The cottage went through a year-long renovation/reconstruction by a master carpenter who specializes in historic properties. One room of the original cabin (making up one of the bedrooms) has been dated to the early 1800's! The previous owner was pictured here at the farm in the May, 1974 issue of National Geographic in a feature on the Bluegrass Region (you can see it in the cottage, in the album about the history/renovation). Most of the farm is wooded and left natural and ungroomed for wildlife (deer, wild turkeys, songbirds, foxes, coyotes, owls, wood ducks, bobcats, raccoons), and we have several conservation projects with native grasses and wildflowers.

We raised the largest herd of champion alpacas in Kentucky for show, sale and fiber for over 20 years, but now keep just a few llamas, Rocky Mountain horses, goats, chickens for eggs and a few longwool sheep (from which Lindy sources much of the wool for her fiber art). Two big, friendly dogs live here, too.

The kitchen is fully-equipped and cooking-friendly, with full stove, pots and pans, toaster, blender, microwave, and spices. It is also stocked with coffee, tea, cream, sugar and snacks. A few of Kentucky’s very best restaurants are just 5-20 minutes away on spectacularly beautiful roads.

We enjoy sharing the beauty of the farm and Central Kentucky with others, and are proud and excited about the preservation and rebirth of the original cabin.

Where you'll sleep

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What this place offers

Valley view
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
40" TV with standard cable
EV charger
Free washer – In unit
Free dryer – In unit
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

7 nights in Frankfort

Nov 22, 2022 - Nov 29, 2022

5.0 out of 5 stars from 276 reviews


Where you’ll be

Frankfort, Kentucky, United States

The farm is west of Lexington and south of Frankfort in beautiful Woodford County, 15 minutes from Versailles, Midway and Frankfort. It is VERY convenient to several bourbon distilleries and horse farms, as well as The Stave Restaurant and Bourbon Bar in nearby Millville! It will seem far the first time you come, but you will have little to no traffic and the drive is gorgeous! Our neighborhood is extremely rural, beautiful, safe, quiet and private. The nearby roads are very popular for cycling and sightseeing. Some of the world's most famous horse farms are just a few miles away, including Ashford Stud, home of Triple Crown winning thoroughbreds American Pharoah and Justify. The Bourbon Trail's popular Woodford Reserve Distillery and Castle and Key Distillery (previously Old Taylor) are quite close, as are Glenn’s Creek, Wild Turkey Distillery, Four Roses, Buffalo Trace, and more. Our private lane, road and trails are lovely for walking and jogging. The farm feels extremely remote, but we are just 15-20 minutes from great restaurants and shopping. The Kentucky Horse Park is 35-40 minutes away, Keeneland Racecourse and the Lexington-Bluegrass Airport is 30 minutes, Versailles and Midway are 15 minutes Lexington is 35 minutes, the Kentucky State Capitol and Frankfort restaurants and pubs are 20 minutes, and Louisville is 60 minutes.
Some other favorite nearby attractions include Midway (great galleries, antique shops and boutiques and amazing restaurants), Salato Nature Center in Frankfort, Buckley Wildlife Sanctuary, Life Adventure Center of the Bluegrass, and the beautiful Kentucky State Capitol. Some guests have recently enjoyed the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum. Let us know your interests and we'll try to guide you the best we can!

Hosted by Lindy

  1. Joined in November 2014
  • 276 Reviews
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I'm an artist and photographer, wife, mother, grandmother, ex-teacher, equestrian, nature-lover and scuba diver. I'm a foodie who loves to cook and read food blogs. Travel is one of my favorite things- from camping to cruises (sailboat or ship), foreign and domestic, I am game for all of it! I love to go trail riding on my horse in Arizona, Tennessee, Eastern Kentucky and here on the farm. l treasure my family, friends and meeting interesting people from all over! My husband Paul enjoys these things, too!
I'm an artist and photographer, wife, mother, grandmother, ex-teacher, equestrian, nature-lover and scuba diver. I'm a foodie who loves to cook and read food blogs. Travel is one…


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During your stay

We have keyless entry, so no interaction is required. We interact as much or as little as you like AND depending on our availability (our private home is 1/4 mile down the hill from the cottage). We are quick to respond at all times via phone, text or email. We provide local travel guides, and are happy to recommend restaurants, scenic roads, or just talk about the farm and area....
Lindy is an artist and photographer and occasionally teaches classes in fiber arts (dyeing, leaf printing on silk, felting, etc.). Class schedule available upon request or I can plan a custom class for you for an additional charge-just ask.
We have keyless entry, so no interaction is required. We interact as much or as little as you like AND depending on our availability (our private home is 1/4 mile down the hill f…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with smart lock
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
May encounter potentially dangerous animal
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy