Perfect North Slopes ski area
Rabbit Hash 1830s General Store
Merchants of Historic Burlington (Quilts, antiques)
Big Bone Lick State Park
Turfway Park Thoroughbred Racing
Newport on the Levee
ati Art Museum
Cincinnati Museum Center
Two miles off I-275 Cincinnati's beltline, First Farm Inn offers two bed and breakfast
rooms in a historic 1870s farm home. Our 21 acres are set in Kentucky's rolling hills above the Ohio River where Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio join.
Designed for comfort, our spacious guest rooms
offer all the comforts of a top of the line hotel with the unique amenities of a bed and breakfast. And, as one guest said, you can look out a window and see the horses! Schedule a two-hour riding session and learn how to communicate with the 1,000+ pound four leggeds.
A half-hour away, downtown Cincinnati offers all the variety and excitement of a big city; professional sports, botanical gardens, zoo and more. Indiana's riverboat casinos and Perfect North Ski Resort are 10-20 minutes west.
First Farm Inn's spacious and attractive rooms have queen-sized beds with private baths. Baths are accessible from inside the room. Our "1870s" downstairs room has tall windows overlooking the neighbor's pasture, a matching antique oak bedroom set that has been in Jen's family for four generations and quilts made by our great grandmothers.
Our upstairs "Treetops" room's impressive size comes from its original design to house three of the Stevens brothers who each were responsible for a different species of animals: cattle, sheep and hogs after the family immigrated here from Germany and built the house in 1870.
Previous owners added the cathedral ceiling, wall unit and multiple sets of dimmer switches. The antique oak bed and oak washstand were originally owned by Jen's great grandparents whose photos are on the living room wall. We've been told the oversized bath in this room was the site of the first indoor plumbing in the county.
Enjoy a full homecooked breakfast featuring homemade breads. Choose from a variety of unusual and creative menus or request your old favorites. Let us know if you prefer a special menu -- vegetarian. Atkins, low fat, low sodium, etc.
Ride one of our assortment of friendly horses
Paddle or row around the pond
Rock or swing on the veranda
Explore the woods
Watch the birds
Sample a garden-fresh herb
Play the grand piano or sing along
Play the old fashioned way with card and board games or jigsaw puzzles
Riding Lessons Available
Really learn to ride -- or enjoy our horses like you used to play with your own. We start out with grooming and tacking up. After you demonstrate the ability to adapt to your horse kindly and comfortably, we move out of the riding arena. Our horses are not starved, drugged nor do they follow head-to-tail. Riders must have basic balance, posture, common sense and willingness to learn about horses and their habits. Two-hour sessions are available year-round, call to schedule.
Policies & Restrictions
No smoking inside the house or anywhere near the barns.
Well mannered, carefully supervised, non-drooling pets (under 35 pounds, who will not harass our cats, dog or horses) with responsible owners may be accepted.
Well mannered and carefully supervised children with responsible parents may be accepted. (It is not safe to bring thoughtless, undisciplined, irresponsible children to a farm.)
Rates & Availability
Open year-round. Book as far in advance as possible as we usually fill quickly.
Single night prices are $144-$162 per night. That includes a bountiful breakfast for two. Children, pets and other guests sharing your room are $30 extra per night.
Take advantage of our multi-day stay discounts. The more nights you stay, the lower the rates.
Please call between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Checkout time is 11 a.m. Check-in is usually between 3 and 8 p.m.
"A wonderful inn and inviting hosts. Casual and elegant combined to make this a wonderful weekend getaway. Especially enjoyed the animal life that added character to our retreat. We will keep First Farm Inn on our list of favorites; " Georgetown, Kentucky
"Beautiful house, surroundings and the friendliest hosts. Breakfast was amazing and we can't wait to visit the horses! We will fondly remember our stay at the First Farm Inn." Bloomington, Indiana
"What a memorable place to spend our wedding night! A beautiful setting and wonderful breakfast. We promise to return when we can stay longer to enjoy it more. We couldn't have picked a better start to our honeymoon and our married life." Norfolk, Virginia
"This was our first b&b experience. What a beautiful home and property you have. Your warm kindness and hospitality have made this stay most memorable. We will surely return as the peace and tranquil environment are what one needs for the mind, soul and heart. God bless you." Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina
"I love this enormous lofty room with a wonderful view. The barn and horses and playhouse were a real hit. I would love to stay here again. I will certainly tell my friends all to try to come." Delaware, Ohio
"This big and noisy family won't soon forget the year we met at First Farm, the pleasure of the rural setting, eating on the patio, confabbing on the front-porch rockers, fraternizing with the animals, and for a few of us -- sleeping in these tastefully-appointed beautiful rooms! Thank you, all three, for your indulgence and beyond-the-call-of-duty treats!" Goshen, IN; Three Rivers, MI; Madison, WI; Charlottesville, VA; Manassas, VA
"The stay here at First Farm was great. It was nice for a weekend get-away. I loved our room. We enjoyed our stay and breakfast was really good. I hope to return." Cincinnati, Ohio
"We had such a wonderful visit -- thank you for sharing your home and the warm hospitality. We will recommend you highly to our family and friends!" Massillon, Ohio
"The stay here was an absolute wonderful experience. Everything from the breakfast to the spa to the size and comfort of the rooms was better than imagined. We would definitely suggest your B&B to our friends and family." Villa Hills, Kentucky
"The stay here at First Farm was great. It was nice for a weekend get-away. I loved our room. We enjoyed our stay and breakfast was really good. I hope to return and I'll make sure to tell our family about you." Cincinnati
"Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us and making us feel so welcome. The food was wonderful and the fishing was great. I slept like a baby and woke up to the best breakfast I've had in ages!" St. Charles, Missouri
"Thank you for a wonderful weekend in such a relaxed atmosphere. It was so nice to stay in this peaceful environment during the stress of looking for a home. You will see us again." Orlando, Florida
"Thank you very much for our happy and peaceful stay with all of your special care. Your consideration for detail and comfort is wonderful. " Chicago, Illinois
"Everything exceeded my expectations. I had a fabulous one day vacation and I am ready to find my own farm." Lawrenceburg, Indiana
"We had a fantastic time visiting your farm & enjoying your kind and friendly hospitality. The hot tub is an absolute must and breakfast was fabulous. You have all our recommendations to our friends and family." Miamisburg, Ohio
From the east or I-75: Follow signs to the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International airport, taking I-275 west about 10 miles. Go past the airport to Exit 11 (KY 20 to Petersburg).
From the west or I-275: Take Exit 11, KY 20, (Petersburg, the first Kentucky exit from Indiana).
From the exit: Turn right off the ramp and go one mile to Stevens, the first road on the right at the top of the hill. (When you see signs where KY 20 turns south, prepare to turn.) First Farm Inn is one mile ahead on your right. Look for the white fence. The road dead-ends at the far end of our property line. Please park on the asphalt in front of the house or under the tree.
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Midweek Specials -- the more days you stay the lower the per night rate.
Call about downhill ski and ride specials offered Dec.-March with Perfect North Slopes, just 10 miles away.
Movie Madness, Girlfriends' Getaways, Really Learn to Ride -- check out our many specials!