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“Very peaceful”
The Lainhart Cottage
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51 reviews
The Lainhart Cottage
The kitchen at The Lainhart Cottage
Single bathroom at The Lainhart Cottage
Second bedroom at The Lainhart Cottage
Outdoor Dining Area
Additional Outdoor Dining Set
Entrance / Driveway to the Cottages
Picnic Area for Large Groups
An Overlook of the Pond
The landscape between the cottages
Beside The Elwood Cottage / Driveway
The Elwood Cottage
Just the right amount of natural Light. Come take a looksie from the balcony...at The Elwood Cottage
A breakfast nook and laundry room, too!
The Price is Right!
First bathroom at The Elwood Cottage
Second bathroom at The Elwood Cottage
Second bedroom at The Elwood Cottage
Extras in the second bedroom at The Elwood Cottage
Covered Patio
Outdoor dining area at The Elwood Cottage
Easy Breezy
Smell the Flowers
Daniel Boone National Forest -- View from the covered patio beside the Hot Tub
Hot tub at The Elwood Cottage
From the driveway beside the Pond   *all photos this listing taken May-Oct. 2012
So colorful!
Beautiful Autumn here at Hisel Valley Retreat
*all photos this listing taken May-Oct. 2012
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Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Mc Kee, Kentucky

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smackenzi...
Xenia, Ohio
1 review
“Very peaceful”
Reviewed 17 January 2017 for a stay in January 2017

It's off the beaten path and worth the drive! I highly recommend it for a quite and relaxing get a way

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Management Response
18 Jan 2017
Susan was very nice, and is always welcome. I hope that she will come again.
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A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
“Peace in the valley is what you find here.”
Reviewed 30 November 2016 for a stay in October 2016

If you need a lovely home to retreat from the world, this is the place. Emery Bowen was a gracious host and his "watchful" dogs were a delight. The home was warm and well supplied with items needed to make our stay a memorable one with little hassle. I enjoyed the quiet of the surroundings, even the chorus of geese somewhere down the valley, and the night stars were amazing. It was a place to find peace with all the "conveniences of home." As a bonus, the college of Berea is a must see when you stay here. It is a short trip, less than 30 minutes, away. I will return to both the Bowen home and Berea College again. Thank you, Emery, for providing a place to stop the world and renew the peace of God.

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Liked best: The quiet spaces.
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
1 Dec 2016
Thanks Shannon, your always welcome here, please do come back. Thank-you for everything. I enjoyed the sweet dill pickles. I'm sorry that you didn't get the coffee maker to work for you, but the switch was off. See you again soon.

Emery
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jujudamon
Fairfield, Ohio
1 review
“Loved the NATURE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS”
Reviewed 16 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

What a lovely place to STAR GAZE in the hot tub...listen to the early birds on the front porch...greet Emery's friendly dog, Bodge... It was such a restful weekend and we are very grateful! A perfect place if you want to get away from the sounds of the city.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
18 Aug 2016
Julie & Mark were wonderful. They are always welcome here. I do hope they come back.
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Sandy M
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
“AMAZING”
Reviewed 2 August 2016 for a stay in October 2015

My friends and I stayed here over a weekend in the fall. Emery even met us at the bottom of the drivewayt o escort us back to the place. We really loved the visits from his dogs... Hot Tub wonderful. The house was great. Decorated very nice. Emery took us on a ride through his whole property with the dog too...He and his wife are sooooo nice. We really did not want to go....Nice View. We will definitely be back sometime....

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Liked best: The View and the hot tub. Visit from all his dogs.
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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Management Response
3 Aug 2016
Sandy and her friends were wonderful people. I sure hope they get the chance to come back. We became friends, and love them.
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Kat R
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“SIMPLY THE BEST!”
Reviewed 13 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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We had the pleasure of staying in the Lainhart Cottage for a week. The entire booking process with Emery the owner was prompt and easy. He gave excellent directions and met us at the bottom of the driveway. The property is amazing and the cottage was more than we could have asked for. Emery took the time to show us around, was so helpful and is one of the kindest people I have met. The house was clean and had so many lovely touches and decorations. The kitchen was well stocked with everything you need to cook and eat as well as the rest of the home. There were towels, linens and extra toiletries. They even had bandaids! The bed was comfortable. There was even and crib and children's toys. The cottage has a front and back deck. The back deck was large with a hot tub and grill and surrounded by the woods. The hot tub was spotless. We only made it down to the pond once, but what a joy feeding the catfish and the Japanese Koi! We were so busy sightseeing elsewhere, that we didn't get a chance to walk around the property, but from what we could see, it was absolutely beautiful. Oh, and I don't want to forget the dogs. They were so sweet and one day greeted us when we got back from our day trip. We were so sad to leave and will definitely be back. I highly recommend this cottage and the other cottage on the property. You will not be disappointed.

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Liked best: The owner and his dogs
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
14 Jun 2016
John and Kathi were wonderful. I enjoyed having them here and certainly do hope that they return. They are now my friends, and we will keep in touch.
May God Bless them, and keep them safe.
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