The General's Cabin

Beattyville, Kentucky vacation rental

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  • Bedrooms - 3
  • Bathrooms - 2.0
  • Sleeps - 6
  • Pets Considered
  • On a wooded lot with a private pond

This stunning PET FRIENDLY Kentucky cabin rental in the woods was designed and built by General James W. Little — famed Flying Tiger and World War II ace — as his own private hermitage. The renovated space covers 1,480 square feet, with two private bedrooms, two full baths and a sleeping loft.

The rustic, yet elegant, General’s Cabin is set on 40 acres of heavily wooded land on a natural ridge near Red River Gorge. The site is gated and secluded, offering true quiet and peace of mind in the Kentucky countryside — complete with a private pond, walking trails and abundant wildlife. No other cabins share the lush grounds.

This home is hand-built from locally sourced poplar and oak, with high-end furnishings, soaring cathedral ceilings and magnificent black walnut doors. One full wall of windows captures the area’s gorgeous nightly sunsets. A large porch provides outdoor dining space and relaxing rocking chairs. With no light pollution, the star gazing at the cabin is phenomenal.

The kitchen at The General’s Cabin is fully equipped with dishes, cookware and utensils, as well as little extras, like small appliances and a selection of condiments. The living room includes a TV and a DVD player with a video library of more than 150 films. Laundry detergent is provided.

Sleeping arrangements: The master bedroom is furnished with a king-sized bed, while the second bedroom has two twin-sized beds. There is also a lofted sleeping area with room for two that looks down over the dining area, where a family-style table offers seating for six.

Unique Features

In addition to two indoor gas-burning fireplaces, The General’s Cabin has a newly added outdoor fire pit. We have also recently built a fenced-in dog park area under the trees. One of our favorite features at the cabin is its private pond, stocked with crappie, bluegill and bass. This home also has an outdoor hammock, an extensive reading library, and walking paths that lead along the cliff line offering beautiful views. The General’s Cabin has been recently featured on the cover of Front Porch Life Magazine.

Things To Do

The General’s Cabin is located just 12 miles away from premier hiking and climbing at Kentucky’s celebrated Red River Gorge and Natural Bridge State Park. Red River Gorge is known for its breathtaking views from high lookout points in the rock, and Natural Bridge State Park has not only beautiful scenery, but also a sky lift that connects the park to local businesses such as Miguel’s Pizza — a delicious eatery with great gluten-free options.

When you’re not relaxing at the cabin or exploring the trails on-property, we hope you’ll venture out to try some of the region’s picturesque golf courses, biking trails, or horseback riding tours. The area also has great swimming and fishing, as well as guided climbing experiences at Muir Valley or Torrent Falls Climbing Adventure. There are even places to rent paddle boats for a leisurely jaunt across the water. This home is 12 miles from downtown Beattyville, and 70 miles from Lexington.

Amenities: Rental type

  • Available for monthly rental
  • Year-round rental
  • Suitable for children
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking
  • Covered parking

Amenities: Minimum stay

  • 2 nights min.
  • 3 nights min.

Amenities: Waterfront recreation

  • Level lot

Amenities: Kitchen amenities

  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Coffee maker

Amenities: Bathroom amenities

  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Toiletries
  • Paper products

Amenities: Utilities/Firewood

  • Fireplace (gas/electric)
  • Central heat/AC

Amenities: Housekeeping

  • Washer & Dryer
  • Detergent provided
  • Linens Provided
  • Bath towels

Amenities: Onsite recreation

  • Television
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • VCR/DVD TV
  • Video library
  • Home office
  • Outdoor firepit
  • Grill (charcoal)
  • ATV trail
  • Fenced-in yard

Amenities: Nearby recreation

  • Bike trails
  • Mountain biking
  • Hiking trails
  • Golfing
  • State Park
  • Lakes
  • Rivers
  • Fishing
  • Public hunting land
  • Horseback riding
  • Public swimming pool
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Historic sites
  • Rock climbing

Amenities:

Rental type

  • Available for monthly rental
  • Year-round rental
  • Suitable for children
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking
  • Covered parking

Minimum stay

  • 2 nights min.
  • 3 nights min.

Waterfront recreation

  • Level lot

Kitchen amenities

  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Coffee maker

Bathroom amenities

  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Toiletries
  • Paper products

Utilities/Firewood

  • Fireplace (gas/electric)
  • Central heat/AC

Housekeeping

  • Washer & Dryer
  • Detergent provided
  • Linens Provided
  • Bath towels

Onsite recreation

  • Television
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • VCR/DVD TV
  • Video library
  • Home office
  • Outdoor firepit
  • Grill (charcoal)
  • ATV trail
  • Fenced-in yard

Nearby recreation

  • Bike trails
  • Mountain biking
  • Hiking trails
  • Golfing
  • State Park
  • Lakes
  • Rivers
  • Fishing
  • Public hunting land
  • Horseback riding
  • Public swimming pool
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Historic sites
  • Rock climbing

Property styles

  • Single rental
  • Cabin
  • Vacation home

Property settings

  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Wooded
  • Pond
  • Rural
  • Secluded

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Rates & Specials

BOOK DIRECT
$200 - $250 per night
$1400 - $1750 per week

3rd party booking

$260 - $325 per night
$1820 - $2275 per week

The General’s Cabin requires a minimum stay of two nights, and three over major holidays.
Nightly rates are consistent throughout the year, based on the number of guests:
- $200/night for 2-3 guests
- $225/night for 3-4 guests
- $250/night for 5-6 guests
This home does not charge additional cleaning or pet fees.
1/3rd of the total rental fee — nightly rate plus applicable taxes — is due at the time of reservation. The remainder is due within three weeks of arrival. All major credit and debit cards accepted.
Since you book directly with the owner, Joy, these rates are not inflated by third-party booking sites. Owner taxes might not be included. Confirm final rates with owner.


Reviews

I spent a week at The General’s Cabin drafting my first-ever novel. This was the first time — but not the last — that I have spent a week by myself in a remote setting. Any anxiety I might have had quickly dissipated upon talking to Joy when I made my reservation and I was further comforted when she called to check on me and assure me that I could contact her quickly and easily if I had concerns or questions. Excellent cell phone coverage allowed me to tether my laptop for internet coverage. The king bed was comfy and warm (I especially appreciated the electric blanket during a couple unexpected icy nights). And the amenities — scented bath gel and shampoo, quality coffee beans with a grinder and choice of drip or french press, a fabulous library, everything I could have needed and more! This is the perfect get-away. The cabin is unique in its architecture and history. Walking around the grounds is a delight. And, the surrounding countryside is beautiful.
We fell in love with The Generals Cabin the moment we opened the handmade walnut doors and walked inside. It’s everything you dream of when you think about a rustic, cozy cabin but with all the comforts of home. Soft sheets, fully stocked kitchen, toiletries, endless amounts of literature and a fireplace. We stayed for an extra long weekend over Christmas, spending our days in the Daniel Boone National Forest exploring and our evenings hanging around the fireplace enjoying each other’s company. The big kitchen table was perfect for great meals with our family and the view in the kitchen area reminds you how lovely it is to be surrounded by nature! We explored down by the pond and around the land on the paths, our Yellow Lab was in heaven as well! He was a fan of taking long naps under the table and by the fireplace after long walks! The Generals Cabin was everything we expected and more!
Heaven on earth!! Everything you could possibly want here! Rustic and elegant all at the same time. So many things included down to shampoo, charcoal and coffee! We just came back from a night stroll after a rain shower! If you have ever wanted to rent a cabin and get away from it all…this is the place!
You will NOT be disappointed with this cabin! The privacy, seclusion, and proximity to Daniel Boone National Forest make it the ideal spot for a quiet and nature filled getaway. The beautiful decor and warm hospitality of our hosts made us feel like family from the moment we arrived. The cabin is fully stocked with anything you could need or want and the surrounding pond, hiking trails, and night sky views are unmatched for this area. Would recommend the General’s Cabin to anyone!
Simply put, I’m in love. My husband and I visited The General’s Cabin for our wedding anniversary and we just loved it. It was beautiful, well-appointed, comfy, and inviting. The owners went out of their way to leave flowers and champagne to celebrate our anniversary (and my birthday, which is the same week!). They also called on our first night to make sure that all was okay and to walk me through the fireplace ignition switch (and answer any questions we might have). We walked the trails on the property, which were terrific, (our dog LOVED it there), visited the pond, and gazed upon the stars at night, which were easy to see in the country. We are already planning on returning next year for our anniversary and hope to make it an annual trip.
The General’s Cabin is one of those places that you hesitate to share widely, because it’s so special to you. It’s also a place that you want to tell everyone about because everyone should have an opportunity to experience this gem. I heard about the place for years before our schedules lined up, and it was better than I could’ve expected. The drive to the cabin was exceptional, the place was private and had everything we needed. We cooked one of the best meals of our life that evening, and the magic of this place brought out the best in us. I loved the openness of the home’s design, the inventive use of windows, the books and maps, and the sense of discovery that was conjured by the extensive trails, pond, and vistas. We had so many memorable moments that it feels hard to believe we were only there for a couple of days. Joy and Michael were kind and thoughtful hosts, and the place was clearly built, and has been maintained, with love and pride.
My husband, Eric, and I stayed at the General’s Cabin for our honeymoon last week. I will admit that when Eric initially brought up the idea of staying in a rural, rustic cabin for the week, I wasn’t overly excited. But one look at the cabin and the surrounding areas and I couldn’t help but fall in love. We opted to take our two puppies which was a great decision. The property that the cabin sits on has private walking trails, a fishing pond and is completely fenced in which we all LOVED! It was so nice to be able to lay in the hammock, grill dinner or enjoy coffee out on the beautiful front patio overlooking the woods and let the dogs run free. Joy and Michael were wonderful to work with — communication was easy, and they took the time to add personal touches like roses and champagne at check-in. They even called on our second night to check on us and give some pointers on where to visit.
We just returned from our stay at the General’s Cabin and were so pleased with everything. The location was idyllic and the cabin was well-appointed and spotless. We loved hiking with our dogs and then coming back and relaxing by the fireplace. It was the perfect way to end a busy year and celebrate a new one.

Map & Owner/Manager Info.

Property Details

5539 Highway 2016
Beattyville, KY 41311
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859-351-5546
859-351-5546 If you call, mention "Rent Kentucky Cabins". Visit website (if listed) then return and send your inquiry.

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About the Owner/Manager

My name is Joy Massey and I am The General’s daughter. I have offered my father’s stunning cabin as a vacation rental for the past 12 years following an extensive renovation. Many returning guests comment on the serenity and peace they find when stepping through the one-of-a-kind black walnut doors, hand-built by the general himself. The General’s Cabin is a beloved family home, rife with history and charm. Our guests can look forward to flexible check in and check out times if available. I encourage all to bring their four-footed family members to enjoy the cabin and property, dubbed “Disneyland for Dogs” by a previous guest. Enjoy our private pond, stocked for fishing with crappie, bluegill and bass — no fishing license required. We also provide champagne and flowers for special occasions.




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