If you live in Stanford, you may know Whitley Cottage as the “little red house” on the corner of Mill and McKinney Court.
This house has a cozy front porch and beautifully landscaped backyard – perfect for a small family or two couples. Whitley Cottage is also situated next door to the iconic Baughman Mill, the first steam mill in Kentucky.
This cottage features two bedrooms and two bathrooms: a master with a king bed and a second, smaller bedroom with a queen. The house is equipped with two gas-log fireplaces, one in the living area and the other in the master bedroom. There is also a queen size sleeper sofa.
Amenities: Fully-furnished kitchen, Keurig coffee maker and coffee, Elmwood Inn tea, spring water, wireless internet, TV and DVD player with movies, books, games, washer and dryer, iron/ironing board, hair dryer, full-length bathrobes, luxury bedding and linens, and Plainview Farm bath products.
The Whitley Cottage is named for William Whitley, an early pioneer and settler in Lincoln County. William Whitley and his family built the first brick house in Kentucky outside of Stanford near what would later become Crab Orchard, Kentucky. The estate was named Sportsman’s Hill. The house still stands, preserved as the William Whitley House State Historic Site. The racetrack at Sportsman’s Hill set horse racing tradition by racing counterclockwise as opposed to the British clockwise tradition. It was also the first clay (instead of turf) track in the United States.