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Snug Hollow Farm Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 3 Irvine B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 24, 2012

The Snug Hollow Inn is a delightful enigma. One part charming bed and breakfast and one part epicurean vegetarian hospitality from homegrown and locally grown farms. It's in a beautiful hollow that branches off from a spectacularly gorgeous valley road inside the lovely and graciously ancient Appalachian foothills.

This inviting, quaint and cozy country inn isn't tucked away exactly. No, you passed tucked away long before you arrive. It's more like the secret room inside the secret room inside the secret room, like a Russian nesting doll. Just keep going and don't be fazed by the trailer or the hay bales or the mannequin in the shed window. No, keep going, over cattle grates and when you come to a cattle fence, well, yes, one of you is going to have to get out and open that cattle go so you can proceed to the Snug Hollow Inn. Oh, and please close the gate after you come through!

After another quarter mile or so down the one lane gravel road brings you to a lovely set of cabins - you're here. Barbara will probably greet you and give you a tour. Her friendly staff will make sure you are comfortable.

The rooms and cabins are very clean and comfortable and full of artsy, informal country charm.

Barbara is a focused organic vegetarian farmer and chef, so you will want to indulge breakfast and dinner if you are able. We could never have expected what we experienced, but we were very happily surprised by the beautiful hollow, the comfortable inn, the delicious meals, the friendly staff, the artistic vibe, and the unique flavor of this one of a kind burgoo.

Room Tip: There are two delightful cabins, you can't go wrong. In the main cabin, there are also two room...
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

A little slice of nirvana in KY. An extremely beautiful setting. Very quiet and peaceful. Lovely owls calling out to each other at night. Spectacular stars in the night sky.
Excellent vegetarian breakfast. Simple, delicious, and filling. Just right. The biscuits and gravy were so delicious, even carnivores will not miss the meat in this dish.
Warm, charming host. Added "And world peace" to our morning blessing, and tries to source all things local. She's got her principles in the right place.
A privilege to be able to share in this lovely spot for a weekend.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

Barbara and her staff are wonderful and made us feel welcome immediately. The Cozy Cottage was sweet and private. Everything you need is there, including an amazing porch overlooking the country. Exploring the 300 acres is fun and we saw deer every night on our evening walk. If you cycle, bring your bike! The winding country roads are perfect for a day out on the bike. We had originally planned on eating only one night with the group, but everyone was so friendly and the food was so wonderful, we ended up eating every night at the house. We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 22, 2012

This is our second visit and we could not wait to get back. We've traveled quite a bit and stayed in a range of bed and breakfasts, but this is definitely the standard. First, we love Kentucky and Snug Hollow is in a part that makes you feel like you are seeing real Kentucky beauty (not simply tourist beauty). Second, it's the ultimate in peace and quiet. It's in the middle of hundreds of beautiful hilly, pond and stream filled, garden filled, animal/bird/butterfly filled acres...and that's after driving miles from the nearest small town (I say this in the best way possible). Finally, it's not simply a nice place to stay, but one where you can feel and see the history of the farm, hear amazing, local stories from the hostess and eat the only food that I've ever had which has the taste of the best restaurant, but with the quality of a home cooked meal (as it is). If you are considering a vacation where you want a real taste of Kentucky, or you want a true, restful B&B getaway (or both)...it would be a mistake not to visit Snug Hollow.

Room Tip: Each house is different. One is a several hundred year old cabin (which I loved...a true old Kentuc...
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

We stayed in the cabin by the creek which is very nice, open, airy. Though temps were over 100 degrees during the days, we opened all the doors, windows and used the fans for our first night so we could enjoy the sounds of nature. The a.c. window unit in the cabin provided plenty of cool air when we needed it. The view from our porch was spectacular, the food was fabulous! All for such a good price. Barbara, Olivia, et al really "get it" and I can't wait to return!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 5, 2012

I stayed for three quiet and restful days in the Cabin by the Creek in May. The farm is in a beautiful hollow and there are fields with wild flowers, shady trails, a meandering creek, and a reflective pond. Barbara and her staff felt like family by the end of the stay. The delicious vegetarian meals exceeded my expectations and were always presented with such care. The gift of this B&B is that its healing spirit stays with you long after you leave.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 3, 2012

Drove out of our way on our journey home and discovered a gem between I-75 and The Natural Bridge State Park - nestled in the Cumberland Plateau of Southeastern Kentucky - a true destination for all four seasons. From the quiet secluded cabins to the natural wood beams, porches, and mountain views from the main house rooms, every room is spacious, comfortably appointed yet simple and elegant, including fresh flowers from the country garden. Enjoyed a mid summer thunder storm, deer, songbirds, wild turkeys, and numerous trails - and a challenging trail run while training for the Chicago Marathon. The home recipes of Innkeeper Barbara Napier rival top restaurants but with a natural goodness and wholeness hard to find today - dinner is available with advance notice (don't miss it) and the breakfast was the best I've experienced anywhere. Barbara and her helpers Brenda and Olivia treated us like family, Our teenage daughters didn't want to leave! We plan to return to experience each distinct season.

Room Tip: The large cabin next to the main house accommodates large families (9-10), the smaller cabin by the...
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Snug Hollow Farm Bed & Breakfast

Address: 790 McSwain Branch Rd, Irvine, KY 40336-8951
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Location: United States > Kentucky > Irvine
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Irvine
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Snug Hollow Farm Bed & Breakfast invites you to visit our 300-acre mountain retreat in the heart of Kentucky. Where the seasons set the stage for restorative rest, relaxation and reconnecting, offering comfortable accommodations, walking trails, quiet surroundings and delightful dining. Ideal for corporate or personal retreats and workshops. Enjoy a 150 year old log cabin, spacious farmhouse, cottage with a view and a cedar/pine cabin. "An Environmental Inn" ... more   less 

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