Hart House

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Hart House is a two-story home with a spacious side porch, perfect for enjoying the summer air. The Hart House is ideal for couples and small families needing a quiet getaway with 1.5 bedrooms and 1.5 baths.

The master bedroom located on the first floor has a king bed and full bath with a steam shower. Also on the first floor is a fully-furnished kitchen, dining room, and living area with both a wood-burning and gas fireplace. The living area also has a queen sleeper sofa. Upstairs, there is a small loft area with second bedroom with a twin bed.

1.5 Bedrooms | Fits 2-5 Guests | 401 Lancaster Street

No pets

No Pets, Please



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  • Fully-furnished kitchen
  • Nespresso coffee maker and coffee, Elmwood Inn tea, and spring water

  • Wireless internet
  • TV with movies, books, and games

  • Washer and dryer and iron/ironing board

  • Hairdryer and full-length bathrobes
  • Luxury bedding and linens
  • Firewood for the wood-burning fireplace
  • Gas fireplace

  • Plainview Farm bath products



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Jack Hart came to Kentucky in 1774 as an enslaved person and bodyguard of Captain Nathaniel Hart. He was often referred to as Captain Jack Hart, Big Jack, or Hart’s Jack.

He was present in 1775 at the signing of the Sycamore Shoals Treaty in Tennessee, which resulted in the purchase of “Kaintucke” from the Cherokees. Early records show that Jack played a central role in Daniel Boone’s early exploration of the state during the mid-1770s serving as the pioneer’s guide or “pilot” and was likely was an integral part of selecting the site for Fort Boonesborough.

When Nathaniel Hart was killed in 1782 and his daughter married Isaac Shelby, the first Kentucky governor, Jack moved to Lincoln County. He purchased his freedom from Nathaniel Hart Jr. for the sum of $400 in July 1803. The emancipation paper is filed in the Lincoln County Courthouse with Isaac Shelby and Ephraim McDowell as witnesses. Jack is buried at Traveler’s Rest cemetery in Lincoln County. He died sometime before 1850, having lived a long life.



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What began as a mission to bring life back to Stanford’s downtown has developed into a one-of-a-kind destination for visitors to stay, eat, shop, relax, and meet in a beautiful small-town setting.

Relax on the front porch of one of our historic guest houses and watch the leaves gently spiral to the ground below. Experience a meal from the world-class culinary team at Bluebird or Mama DeVechio’s Pizzeria, or shop for unique artisan products at Kentucky Soaps & Such. Refresh your body and mind by scheduling a “spa day” experience at Esther’s Wellhouse.

Visit us at Wilderness Road Hospitality and enjoy small-town, Southern charm while experiencing the excellent service we are famous for.