christa b.       (direct booking)

Cozy cabin nestled in the hills of Berea

This cozy cabin nestled in the hills of Berea is the perfect escape from reality. The house has all the modern day amenities for a comfortable stay. The open kitchen plan offers enough space to prepare food and the island is a great space to gather for meals. You can escape to the porch overlooking farm land and the mountains of Berea. The porch is a perfect place for morning coffee and bird watching or that evening beverage and relaxation. If you feel the urge to jaunt into town, the adorable downtown area is just a few minutes’ drive from the cabin. During our stay we enjoyed sauntering around the shops, a cocktail at the historical Boone Tavern and a yummy pizza lunch at the local pizza dive. You won’t want to miss staying at this location and enjoying all the peaceful benefits that encompass the cabin.


Each time I pulled up the driveway of the Little House, I almost convinced myself that I wasn’t staying there for a work trip in Eastern Kentucky. In the mornings, waking up to the peace of the neighbor’s cows, the front deck, the mountains, and coffee, minutes had to pass before I could convince myself that this wasn’t a vacation. It was a work trip.

It is a magical, lovely, soulful place. The house is a rare bird; I always felt equally at peace there and in awe of its history. That’s what makes this place so rich: the living family history here. To be honest, I felt honored that the Romes let me stay there with my sweet bird dog, Lila. It is undeniably a very special place. And the Romes are a very special family.

You’re just a little more than a few minutes’ drive from town, but you have all the peace and privacy you could dream of. I spent my days driving around Eastern Kentucky for work, but there was always something to do to wind down when I got back to Berea. We hiked Indian Pass, we strolled through the Artisan Center, the campus, and drove back to the house for peace and quiet in the evenings.

Nathan and Shannan are the most kind and generous people. They really went above and beyond to make me feel cozy and welcome. They felt more like old family friends and not people letting me rent their house. They are responsive, had great tips and suggestions, and were so helpful during my stay.

I’ll end by saying if you’re traveling for work: stay here, rest your bones, find the balance you need. If you’re traveling for a vacation, this is exactly the place you dream of when you need some peace and quiet.

How incredibly wonderful that the Romes share it with visitors. I can’t wait to return again, most likely it will be for work, but naturally mixed with leisure because of the kind of place it is. I wished to stay for a couple of months to start a novel. It wouldn’t be hard to do here.