Hipcamp host Joanna W.,
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This wide nook in the forest across from an open field is the only spot on the ranch for car or camper camping. There are lots of trees for shade and hammock use.  At night there is no light pollution making it perfect for watching the fireflies emerge and for stargazing on the nearby knoll.  A small stream separates the two sites, making it a great place for a multi family

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This wide nook in the forest across from an open field is the only spot on the ranch for car or camper camping. There are lots of trees for shade and hammock use.  At night there is no light pollution making it perfect for watching the fireflies emerge and for stargazing on the nearby knoll.  A small stream separates the two sites, making it a great place for a multi family camping retreat.  

There are many things to do on or near our property during your stay. Hike our trail up to the rock tower and arch at the entrance of the holler. Our host is happy to show you waterfalls, rock houses, rock cliffs , and other points of interest on the property but we also encourage you to go exploring on your own!  While you shouldn't plan on cell reception here, we do have wifi at the main farmhouse that you are welcome to use, which is about a quarter mile drive from the campsite. Yatesville lake is only 15 minutes away, and Paintsville lake is 30 minutes away. Your host is on-site, but keeps true farmers hours, so you will generally not see him after dark. We are happy to give you privacy, or show you around the ranch depending on your interests. Lots of interesting flora, fauna, and rock cliffs to be seen on our property. 

RV only area
Vans and truck campers
2 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Back-in site
Max length 20ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send Joanna a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

A round trip on gentle sloping paved roads from one side of the ranch to the other is 3.5 miles. This can be extended by bikin...Read more

Fishing

Fish Blaine Creek for small mouth bass and bluegill, or drive 10 miles to Yatesville Lake.

Hiking

Big Laurel Cattle Ranch has miles of maintained hiking trails that would rival most state parks in trail quality. But few stat...Read more

Horseback riding

Horses welcome. Stables are available in the Red Barn. There are one hundred acres to ride in. Hitching posts are provided i...Read more

Paddling

Bordered on one side by Blaine Creek and having the Left Fork of Laurel run through the ranch, there is good canoeing in spring...Read more

Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Convenience Campground in Kentucky.

Forest
River, stream, or...
Farm
Ranch

Places to see near Kentucky Foothills Retreat

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Hipcamper Karen

Peaceful

Karen H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 14th, 2020

We had a lovely stay - the host was wonderful and property was beautiful.

Hipcamper Shahar

Beautiful spot in the hills

Shahar L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 30th, 2020

Such a wonderful spot, and great hosts! We were a little lost at first but they found us, and then brought some veggies from their garden for us too! Really nice. And several nice fire pits, lots of wood, plus trails right near by as well as a creek. Highly recommend.

Property
Kentucky Foothills Retreat
State
Kentucky
Country
United States
$22/night
2 Sites