Forest Cabin

Private Studio Cabin for 1-2 adults max., 2 nights min. 

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Escape to the Woods! Visit our Forest Cabin at Sinking Creek 

in the Wild & Scenic Daniel Boone National Forest, London, Kentucky

The property sits atop forested ridges 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 the 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 studio home sits in the front corner of our 22 acres adjoining the Daniel Boone National Forest.  We have offered this cozy studio cabin as a vacation rental since 2016, we have loved living in the forest over these last decades! Please consider a visit, you will experience nature at its finest!

Conveniently located in London, Kentucky, I-75, Exit 41, 5 miles on 80W, then 5 miles down White Oak Road, a winding, twisty road in the heart of the wild & scenic  Daniel Boone National Forest, we're midway between Wood Creek Lake and Laurel River Lake. Maximum 2 adult guests, this cozy private studio cabin is the perfect place to escape from it all. With very little traffic noise & nice dark night sky, you won't see another house from your cabin in the woods! We offer many amenities over the local hotel room. "It's less expensive and better than the Hampton Inn," a guest commented. This is a great place to get away from it all!  Relax on the porch rocking chairs, grill & chill in the yard, or roast marshmallows for S'mores at the firepit, firewood supplied. It's like camping with all your stuff! We welcome all of our guests from around the country and around the world! 

Your beautiful cabin in the woods! Centrally located to so many exciting places, you'll want to stay awhile! This is a great place to watch birds and wildlife. Escape & unwind in the most beautiful place on Earth! Walk down White Oak Road to Sinking Creek, hike in the rugged Appalachian foothills, or take some amazing scenic back roads to many lakes, adventures, State & National Parks, visit:  Cane Creek WMAWood Creek Lake, Laurel River Lake, Rockcastle Adventures, Rockcastle River, Sheltowee Trace TrailLevi Jackson Wilderness Road Park, London Dragway, Whitley Branch Veterans Park 18-hole Professional Disc Golf Course, TreeTop Adventures, Air Raid Trampoline Park, Sheltowee Trace Adventures for Canoe/Kayak/Riverboats, Finley's Fun Center for Roller Skating, Arcade & Laser Tag, beautiful karst terrain in 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.  Many more adventures await including canoeing,  kayaking on the wild and scenic Rockcastle River, or try a scenic drive on a road less traveled through some of the most beautiful countryside anywhere. Do the amazing and fun Rattlesnake 192 Scenic drive! You will see and hear many birds and abundant wildlife, plants & trees, there's beauty everywhere!  Visit Great Saltpetre Cave Preserve, Cumberland Falls, Wolf Creek Dam & Fish Hatchery, Lake Cumberland, Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, Big South Fork Scenic Railway, Red River Gorge & Natural Bridge State Parks, Pine Mountain State Park, Cumberland Gap National Park, all about a 45 min drive.  Jellico Tennessee & Hazard, Renfro Valley, country music capital of Kentucky, The Berea Artisan Center and Berea also about 45 minutes away. A 1.5 hr drive to Lexington & the gorgeous horse farms that go on for miles & about a 2 hr drive to Mammoth Cave National Park, and Knoxville, TN, 2.5 hrs to Louisville, Cincinnati & Indiana Casinos. Visit the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter. You can even follow the legendary  Kentucky Bourbon Trail! About 3 hrs to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NC or Dollywood & Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, TN, or visit our newest National Park, New River Gorge National Park, WV. 

Locally, London & Laurel County is host to the Redbud Ride, July 4th Red, White and Boom Fireworks Festival, World Famous Chicken Festival in September, Homecoming Festival and Thursday Night Live performances, Camp Wildcat Civil War Battle Reenactment, Archery, Cycling, Equestrian, Fishing, Golf, and so many other sports events, and throughout the year, host to many other fun activities and festivals. Drive through our beautiful Garden Town on Main Street in London-beautiful all year the summer flowers and the Christmas Lights and Parade and one-of-a-kind restaurants are great! 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 (ask the cashier for the fresh-baked honeybuns-these are found in the white paper bags on the counter) and delicious breads and cakes, while in town visit Rock Bottom Soap Company for all-natural, goat milk fragrant delights, and the Scavenger Hunt where you're sure to find a special treasure! We love our Main Street restaurants, The Abbey, and Local Honey, we think you will too! Visit for a special lunch or dinner at Season's Restaurant in Corbin or the historic KFC Original Restaurant and Museum. Our Main Streets in London and Corbin are fun places to check out the local shops and there are always fun activities planned. London is a 3-bakery town, making plenty of Oreos, Teddy Grahams & other tasty treats at the private Hearthside Foods (formerly the Laurel Cookie Factory), Bimbo Baking, and Flowers Foods. Visit Dogpatch Trading Post on your way out of town for a unique memento of your visit!

The Forest Cabin at Sinking Creek is a 358 sq. ft. studio cabin with queen memory foam bed, fully-equipped kitchen and 3/4 bath, and features a firepit with firewood, picnic table, propane grill, and hammock in the shade and is available for a maximum of two adults. There is a two-night minimum and NO PETS allowed. Smoking is permitted outdoors only. You will love sitting on the front porch rocking chairs and watching the birds and wildlife! We have seen deer, turkey, bobcats, bears, snakes, lizards, frogs, toads & turtles in the yard. However, this is the forest! Be aware of insects including mosquitoes, ticks and chiggers in the rugged forested terrain in spring, summer & fall.

If you would like to reserve your own "Escape to the Woods" at our Forest Cabin at Sinking Creek, please visit either AirBnB or VRBO or text or call us for availability and the best rates!

Links of Interest:

An Insider's Guide to the DBNF-KY Tourism 

The Appalachian Voice Magazine Article: A Journey Through the Daniel Boone National Forest BY HANNAH GILLESPIE 8/2019 

Bats of Kentucky 

Birds of the Daniel Boone National Forest 

Cumberland Plateau by Larry G. Simpson and Lee J. Florea

The Discovery, Settlement and present state of Kentucke by JohnFilson 1784 

Don't Move

Fish of Kentucky 

Frogs and Toads of Kentucky 

Geology and History of  the Cumberland Plateau

History of the Daniel Boone National Forest

History of Eastern Kentucky Karst by Larry Simpson 

Leave No Trace

National Geographic Article - Eastern Kentucky is poised for an ecotourism boom—but a new resort sparks debate BY AUSTYN GAFFNEY 5/2021 

Reptiles & Amphibians of Kentucky

Rockcastle River 

Snakes of Kentucky

Trees of Kentucky