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Snug Hollow Farm Bed & Breakfast

790 McSwain Branch , Irvine, KY 40336 USA (Show map)
77 Reviews
$100 - $230
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"1 of the 5 Most Romantic Getaways of the South" Southern Living Magazine. This secluded 300 acre farm Bed & Breakfast is nestled in Central Kentucky just 20 miles east of Berea, and 60 minutes from Lexington, also about 45 mintues from Natural Bridge State Park & Red River Gorge. Featured in National Geographic's "50 Best Girlfriends Getaways in North America." Accommodations consist of a spacious two story log farmhouse with 2 comfortable bedrooms and private baths. The roomy porches are a favorite place to catch a cool breeze as you watch the wildlife by day or stars by night. Perhaps you may enjoy the cozy chestnut log cabin with fantastic views, handmade quilts and all the comforts of a genuine home in the mountains.

Rooms & Rates

The Pearl

THE PEARL is a spacious upstairs bedroom in the farmhouse with a king bed and two singles and a magnificent view of the mountains. There is a large private porch in the trees overlooking the farm. It has a private bath. THE FARMHOUSE ,a roomy log structure, offers southern comfort, with beamed living room, dining room, sunroom, library, porches. We heat with wood so you can cozy up to the fireplace in the winter or snuggle up with a book by a sunny window. Spring, fall and summer offer magnificent views from the porches. The farmhouse is comfortable with cooling fans, breezy porches and big open windows in the summer.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

The Sweetie

THE SWEETIE( a suite) upstairs in the farmhouse, offers a queen bed and an adjoining room with 3 singles. The “Sweetie” has a private bath and opens on to the upstairs library. It has a wonderful view of the sunrise and mountains. THE FARMHOUSE ,a roomy log structure, offers southern comfort, with beamed living room, dining room, sunroom, library, porches. We heat with wood so you can cozy up to the fireplace in the winter or snuggle up with a book by a sunny window. Spring, fall and summer offer magnificent views from the porches. The farmhouse is comfortable with cooling fans, breezy porches and big open windows in the summer.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 3 Twin

Restored Cozy Cabin

THE COZY CABIN, a restored 150 year old chestnut log cabin is very comfortable with a downstairs log living room. The upstairs bedroom has two full beds, 2 single beds with handmade quilts and feather beds, partial bath, and a great view. The tin roof makes even a rainy vacation special. The sitting room has small equiped kitchen (no stove) dining table and sitting area with gas fireplace and panoramic views. There are two single beds tucked in the corner by the windows, a futon couch (bed), bath/shower. Great porch. Will accommodate up to 9 or cozy for 2. Breakfast in the farmhouse.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 3 Double , 4 Twin

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.9

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You must visit Barbara at her Snug Hollow B&B,heaven beyond earth!

5 on July 28, 2014

this must be heaven!

have your wedding here!

5 on June 20, 2013

Having stayed here earlier, we planned our small intimate wedding at SnugHollow in the winter... How beautiful it was! Words cannot describe the serenity and beauty at all times of day or night for wedding surprise and gratitude. Staff, rooms, ambiance, the food, the food! Barbara is a jewel; and we continue to go there for anniversaries and other seasons as often as we can. It feels like a wedding day any time of the year.

The most peaceful.

5 on June 04, 2013

An ideal bed & breakfast. My wife and I stayed at Snug Hollow farm three nights in May as part of a several days road trip that we had planned for sightseeing the region. Knowing what we know now, we would have planned several more days at Barbara Napiers' home. Very pleasant, peaceful and enjoyable. Highly recommended.

Our Third Visit!

5 on June 02, 2013

I cannot think of a better place to go and relax! This past weekend was our third visit in four years and not a bit disappointed. Barb is not only one of the hardest working people I have ever met, but she's a great hostess and an awesome cook. The staff of gals she has helping her are dedicated and just as accomodating as Barb is. Have always met really nice people at every dinner. I don't know when, but we will go back. Has to be the best Bed & Breakfast in all of KY, IN, and OH (We live in southern Indiana). Thanks Barb for a great weekend!

Great adventure at Snug Hollow -- thanks Barbara and staff!

4.4 on May 22, 2013

This B&B is a wonderful, peaceful and serene setting, I would recommend to anyone looking for a getaway to commune with nature and loved ones! Barbara and her staff do an outstanding job with all facets of B&B life. Food is outstanding and served with graceful hospitality.

Wonderful people, wonderful place

5 on May 05, 2013

I stayed on April 26-28 2013 with 7 girlfriends. We had a great time, very relaxing, food was wonderful and the farm is gorgeous. Very clean and charming. We are planning to go back next year. Definitely worth the drive. Make the trip, you wont be sorry....... Debi Hornsby

Amazing Girlfriends Getaway

5 on April 30, 2013

I heard Snug Hollow is known as a girlfriends getaway place and I booked my own girlfriends getaway. From the minute the 7 of us pulled up, we were greeted by Barbara, wonderful southern hospitality. She is an amazing woman, keeping up with 300 acres of beautiful country. Love the peaceful and quietness of Snug Hollow. This is not your typical B&B, she can accommodate everyone: singles, couples, & groups. The food is amazing and healthy. Barbara has inspired me to cook. So glad I brought home Barbara's cookbook. It also makes a nice gift. Looking forward to my next visit. Book your girlfriends getaway! Angela, Aurora, IN

Relaxing Getaway

5 on February 26, 2013

Snug Hollow was a perfect weekend trip away for five girlfriends. We stayed in the Cozy Cabin, loved loved the breakfasts and dinners, hiked on the farm, took a short drive to Tater Knob Pottery studio and enjoyed the company of the other guests during our stay. Barbara is the perfect hostess....what an interesting and amazing woman. Would love to go back and see the wildflowers in bloom and watercolor while there.....much to inspire you indoors and out. Looking forward to our return trip.

Relearn the "Art of Conversation"

5 on February 17, 2013

I took my my girlfriend to Snug Hollow this past Valentine's Day weekend. I wanted a place I could get away and just focus on "being us". After reading several other reviews on a few websites, I decided to trust the 98% of people who had given Snug Hollow a 5 star review and booked our weekend upstairs in "The Pearl". After staying it has become evident that we need to do "us" way more often. What a wonderful weekend we had. We were greeted by the host, Barbara, who showed us our room and let us get to bed since we arrived so lateand we awoke in the morning around 9 to the smell of the best pancakes I have honestly ever tasted. We went downstairs and met the other guests and ate a delicious pancake and poached eggs w/ breadcrumbs breakfast. It should be noted that the B & B is vegetarian. Barbara has a wonderful garden where they grow as much of their own food as fresh and tasty as possible. Being a big meat eater I was hesitant on this point but I can truthfully say I didn't even notice the meat's absence. Barbara's food is so full of flavor and well planned that I forgot there was no meat on my plate until it was empty and at that time I realized there was no food on my plate. Luckily, Barbara or one of the other ladies were quickly there to give me seconds or top off my glass. We spent the day exploring the neighboring town, Berea, which boasts itself as the "Artisan Capitol" of Kentucky and lived up to it's reputation. We stopped at another local shop on the way back to the farm and was even more impressed at this place, Tater Knob(ask Barbara for directions). After another wonderful meal for supper we spent a bit of time chatting with the other guests before retiring upstairs. Our only disappointment this week was having to say goodbye. I wish we had at least one more day and preferably a week to just sit, relax and enjoy all the neat intricacies that Snug Hollow had to offer. We will definitely be back again soon to see the wildflowers in bloom this spring!

A wonderful Kentucky gem!

4.6 on September 04, 2012

We had a great time getting away from the city chaos. The farm is amazing and the staff warm and friendly. We spent much of our time on our porch off of the Cozy Cottage.

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Location Type

20 miles from Berea, Countryside, Mountains


Lexington, KY (LEX-Blue Grass Field)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Gourmet/Fine Dining, National/State parks, Nature area, Red River Gorge, Lexington Horse Park, Renfro Valley Music Hall, Natural Bridge State Park, Berea, Picnic area, River, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Other

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Fireplace, Library, Piano , Breezy porches with rocking chairs, hiking trails.

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Telephone

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  • Check In:: 3 PM
  • Check Out:: noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Limited
  • Suitable For Children: Yes cabin is for families
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night weekend stay seasonal
  • Deposit Amount Required: Room held with Credit Card or Personal Check (received) - 50% deposit required.
  • Cancellations: • Provided a 30 day notice of cancellation is given, all monies less a $28 processing fee will be refunded. Unless given 30 day notice (30 days prior to arrival date) of room cancellation, deposit hold must be forfeited plus a $28 processing fee. (A ONE-MONTH advance notice is required for workshops OR any other event requiring a Full House Rental - otherwise the 50% deposit PLUS a $28 processing fee will be charged.



Barbara Napier and Todd Childers

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delicious vegetarian

  • Time Served: convenient time
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian , luncheons

Signature Dish

Oatmeal Pancakes
A Snug Hollow favorite, oatmeal pancakes are made of thick rolled oats, buttermilk, brown sugar and more. Served with gingered bananas.

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790 McSwain Branch , Irvine, KY 40336 USA (Show map)

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