Urban farm retreat hidden behind turn of century Craftsman house on the edge of downtown. Garden sit. Porch swing. Claw foot tub soak. Easy bike or walk to downtown, UL, Girard Park, festivals and more.
400 square foot antique cypress cabin. 2 full-size beds (upstairs bed made only when the booking is for 3 or more guests). One in the loft, accessible by ladder only. One in the studio space below. Bathroom features vintage claw foot tub with overhead rain shower, river stone flooring, blue-green art glass window panes in an old cypress door, and bicycle handlebars and brake levers for towel bars and hooks. Kitchen features 1930s cast iron porcelain sink set in stainless counter atop vintage pine shelves. Cast iron table and bentwood chair set, together with fridge, freestanding stove, dishes and cookware allow for dining in. Living room and kitchen windows feature stained glass artwork. Loft space railing fashioned from pre-World War II bicycle frames adds interest. Urban garden complete with chickens and honeybee hive. No TV or radio, just glorious escape.
Entry to the cabin is through the gate in the wooden fence to the left of the house in the front. This part of the yard is where the chicken coop and vegetable garden are located. It is separate from the patio area occupied by our terrier who lives to protect her turf. Do not enter through the gate at the end of the driveway that accesses the patio.
We are a busy family with two working parents and a pair of kids. On occasion we can spare time to visit, but most often our guests can expect to be independent, getting key information from the users guide provided in the cabin.
Our dog is an overexcited terrier. A bit crazy, frankly. Better to avoid unless we introduce you. She stays in the house or the patio area accessed through the gate at the end of the driveway. For a dog-free entry, go through the gate in the wooden fence to the left of the house in the front. Do not enter through the driveway gate.
Also, we are beekeepers. We have a hive in the garden near the cabin. If you have bee allergy issues, please be aware and prepared. That said, we are in our garden everyday and stings are not an issue. The bees are focused on the hive and pollen collecting around it. The only caution I would offer is that they are attracted to light when it is dark, so if you leave the porch lights on at night on the garden side you may see a bee or 2 near the light. But, again, they pretty well keep to themselves if you leave them be(e).
Absolutely no smoking inside the cabin. Porch ok.
We invite you to enjoy the garden space in addition to the cabin/porch.
We do ask that you observe quiet hours after 9p weekdays and 10p weekends.