Escape to the Woods!
Visit The Bird House at Sinking Creek in the Wild and Scenic Daniel Boone National Forest
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Escape to the Woods! Visit the Bird House at Sinking Creek in the wild and scenic Daniel Boone National Forest, London, Kentucky
This secluded private home is the perfect retreat, close enough to many attractions yet far enough away to escape from it all! Whatever you do, you will treasure your visit to the beautiful and scenic Daniel Boone National Forest! This secluded and cozy home is 1,000 sq ft and has a comfy living room, 40" DIRECTV & Bluetooth Soundbar, bath with tub and shower, modern well-equipped kitchen, memory foam king bed in the master bedroom with 27" TV & DVD player, and a queen futon in the 2nd bedroom; a front porch overlooking the wooded hillside, a great place for watching the many birds in the yard, grill, picnic table, hammock and also a fire pit for S'mores in the yard, firewood supplied. The property sits atop a sunny ridge adjacent to the "Thrash Rock" a geological feature of historical interest. Local legend tells us this is where the ancient natives and local townsfolk threshed their grain. Prior to settlement, this area was an important visiting point for ancient nomads and was settled early 19th century. Locals say in late 19th century this area was a busy small village on the road to Sinking Creek and the Rockcastle River. Old home foundations dot the landscape. This private home sits in the middle of our 22 acres adjoining the Daniel Boone National Forest. Newly offered as a vacation rental in 2018, the Bird House is now open for guests! Please consider a visit, you will experience nature at its finest!
Conveniently located 5 miles off White Oak Road in London, Kentucky. Exit 41, 80W. midway between Wood Creek Lake and Laurel River Lake. Maximum 4 guests, this cozy private home is perfect place to escape from it all. Very little traffic noise & nice dark night sky, you won't see another house in your home in the woods! We offer many amenities over the local hotel room. "Its less expensive and better than the Hampton Inn" per a recent guest. This is a great place to get away from it all! Relax on the porch chairs, grill & chill in the yard or roast marshmallows for S'mores at the firepit, firewood supplied. Its like camping with all your stuff! We welcome all of our guests from around the country and around the world!
So much to see & do, all within a 4-hour driving distance, you'll want to return to see it all! Conveniently located about 10 miles from I-75 exit 41 in London, KY to 80W, off a winding, twisty road in the heart of the beautiful Daniel Boone National Forest in London, Kentucky, this is a great place to watch birds and wildlife and unwind. Walk down White Oak Road to Sinking Creek or drive to many lakes, attractions & State & National Parks: London Dragway, Cane Creek WMA, Woods Creek Lake, Laurel Lake, Rockcastle River, Sheltowee Trace Trail, Levi Jackson Wilderness Road SP, beautiful Sinking Valley and Short Creek, Camp Wildcat Civil War Battlefield, Wildcat Adventures Off-Road Park, Wildcat Harley Davidson and Wildcat Flea Market, Flealand, Bald Rock & Bee Rock, Great Saltpetre Cave Preserve, Cumberland Falls, Wolf Creek Dam & Fish Hatchery, Lake Cumberland, Big South Fork, Big South Fork Scenic Railway, Red River Gorge & Natural Bridge, Pine Mountain, Cumberland Gap, about a 45 min drive to Jellico Tennessee & Hazard & about 1.5 hour drive to Lexington & the beautiful horse farms that go on for miles, a 2 hr drive to Mammoth Cave NP, & 2.5 hrs to Louisville, Cincinnati & Indiana Casinos, about 3 hrs to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NC or Dollywood & Gatlinburg, TN. Renfro Valley, country music capital of Kentucky is about 35 mins drive,The Berea Artisan Center and Berea is about 45 minutes away. Many more adventures await including canoeing, whitewater rafting on the wild and scenic Rockcastle River or even take a drive on a road less traveled through some of the most beautiful countryside in the US. You will see and hear many birds and abundant wildlife, plants and trees.
Locally, London & Laurel County is host to the July 4th Red, White and Boom Fireworks Festival, World Famous Chicken Festival in September, Homecoming Festival and Thursday Night Live performances during the Summer and throughout the year, host to many other fun activities and festivals. Laurel County Fairgrounds is close by (link below). Visit our World-Class Flea Markets for special treasures and local produce. Be sure to visit Flowers Bakery on 4th Street, their Honey Buns are baked fresh daily and are amazingly delicious and Sara Lee Bakery Store in Corbin. London is a 3-bakery town. Visit Dogpatch Trading Post on your way out of town for a special treasure as a souvenir of your visit!
Located up the hill from the Sinking Creek, the Bird House is a 1000 sq. ft. two-bedroom cabin with comfy king bed in the master bedroom, a queen futon sofa in the 2nd bedroom (advise if you need the futon made up for sleeping) fully-equipped kitchen and bath with tub/shower, seating for two to four guests in the living room and features a firepit with firewood, picnic table, grill, and hammock in the yard and is available for a maximum of two to four guests. There is a two-night minimum and NO PETS allowed. Smoking is permitted outdoors only. You will love sitting on the front porch and watching the birds and wildlife! We have seen deer, turkey, bobcat, bear, snakes, lizards, frogs, toads & turtles in the yard. Be aware of insects including ticks and chiggers in the rugged forested terrain in spring, summer & fall.
We are about 1 mile from the London Dragway so you may hear the dragstrip on weekend evenings, spring-fall and occasional ORV noises because we share the forest with others, but in a 24-hour day, you'll hear more breezes and birdsong than vehicle noises. We hope you will treasure your visit here!
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