Stay in a Beautiful 115-Year-Old KY Cabin Loaded With Rustic Charm
January always feels like the biggest "downtime" month of the year. We're just coming out of the holidays, and folks chill on the spending after all the Christmas expenses.
Couple that with the lousy weather that USUALLY comes with the first month of the year, and you have a 31-day period of "not much going on." But while you're parked on the couch binging the latest Netflix or Hulu offering, you COULD be planning a cool getaway for when you get TIRED of all that platform-surfing.
And if you're looking for a quiet weekend that isn't TOO quiet, you could enjoy a stay in a beautiful 115-year-old cabin that's minutes away from plenty to do. I'm talking about the Kirkland Cabin near Lexington; it was built in 1907 and seems to serve as a breathtaking "time machine" vacation spot.
That image threw me at first, but I hadn't yet read the entire description. It's an upstairs living room, and it gets an A+ from yours truly for space maximization.
Quaint and cozy, the Kirkland Cabin gives you a chance to completely chill out and live life as you would at home but in a relatively remote location. But it's also not far from the great restaurants and nightlife Lexington has to offer. Plus there's a nearby winery. But there are also grocery stores nearby if you want to do a little cooking of your own. I know that doesn't sound like "vacation," but I actually enjoy that, and it's a money saver.
I dig that retro fridge. I actually like the small size, too. It's not like you're going to have a hundred people in the kitchen like you would on Thanksgiving. You're on VACATION, for heaven's sake.
The Kirkland has two bedrooms with three beds and sleeps four.
Those twin beds are actually on the cabin's THIRD level, in a loft above the living room.
There's only one bath, but it's a full bath. Besides, like I mentioned earlier, it's not like you're inviting everyone you've ever met in your life to join you here.
You know, I mentioned earlier that the cabin was built in 1907, but doesn't THIS look like Benjamin Franklin could walk in at any moment?
I mean, I do see a lot of items he actually COULD have invented. If there were a pair of spectacles on the table or an old Franklin stove, I'd be right.
Of course, old Ben lived too long ago to enjoy vacation rentals, unless he invented some form of that, too, and we've just never heard about it.
But while this rental won't take you back that far in your getaway "time machine," it WAS built when Teddy Roosevelt was president. That's a pretty good retro weekend, I'd say.