This re-purposed hunting cabin sits high on a grassy knoll overlooking our 370-acre cattle ranch in the foothills of Appalachia. The cabin is about a 0.25 mile hike with a 200 foot elevation change. If you are riding horseback it is a 1.2 mile ride from the stables to the cabin. The cabin has a lovely front porch with beautiful views, a picnic table, swing, hitching post, se
This re-purposed hunting cabin sits high on a grassy knoll overlooking our 370-acre cattle ranch in the foothills of Appalachia. The cabin is about a 0.25 mile hike with a 200 foot elevation change. If you are riding horseback it is a 1.2 mile ride from the stables to the cabin. The cabin has a lovely front porch with beautiful views, a picnic table, swing, hitching post, self composting toilet and gray water system. The cabin, with its rustic vibe, dutch oven and oil lamps has a true pioneer feel. Open the gate to the next paddock, and climb up on the point for an even more spectacular vista of the Laurel Creek valley. Hike our trail over 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 mile drive or 20 minute walk from the cabin. A nearby spring has an old bathtub in it if you need to get washed up or just want to cool off. 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.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 18 months out
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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
Big Laurel Cattle Ranch has miles of maintained hiking trails that would rival most state parks in trail quality. But few stat...Read more
Horses welcome. Stables are available in the Red Barn. There are one hundred acres to ride in. Hitching posts are provided i...Read more
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
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A true gem in the foothills
There is so much to say about this amazing retreat, but it’s best to experience it for yourself! Joanna and Chris were incredibly helpful and welcoming, and it’s clear that they want Hipcampers to enjoy their land as much as they do.
The cabin will surely bring a smile to your face. Its panoramic views kept our necks turning the entire weekend. Outfitted with everything you may need or have forgotten, they have done an amazing job making this feel like home during your stay.
We visited in May and the wildlife was booming and healthy on the ranch. Meeting the horses and cows was a treat, and the bird songs never got old. Be prepared for some curious carpenter bees and if they’re in season, regular tick checks!
There’s tons of hiking to be done on the ranch. Chris has done an awesome job mapping things out and maintaining trails to enjoy some of the natural features hidden among the trees! We can’t wait to be back to explore the rest of the property. We’re thankful for Joanne and Chris, and the beautiful experience they’ve chosen to share!
Off the grid living at its finest!
Absolutely incredible and exceeded all of our expectations!! Chris, Johanna and Elizabeth were fantastic hosts. We went on a couple of gorgeous hikes up the mountains. The blind overlooks a beautiful view of the mountains. We were lucky enough to have a thunderstorm happen at night and it was stunning. Thank you to our hosts! We will be back!