THE LITTLE RED HOUSE

Whitley Cottage

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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.

$195.00 per night | 2 Bedrooms | Fits 6 Guests

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REST IN COMFORT

AMENITIES

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  • Fully-furnished kitchen
  • Keurig coffee maker and coffee, Elmwood Inn tea, and spring water
  • Wireless internet
  • TV and DVD player with movies, books, and games
  • Washer and dryer and iron/ironing board

  • Hairdryer and full-length bathrobes
  • Luxury bedding and linens
  • Two gas-log fireplaces

  • Plainview Farm bath products
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A LITTLE HISTORY

A PIONEERING HORSE TRACK

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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.

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WILDERNESS ROAD HOSPITALITY

PART OF SOMETHING BIGGER

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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 shop for unique artisan products at Kentucky Soaps and 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.

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