Rabbit Hash 1830s General Store, Riverside Stoneworks
Merchants of Historic Burlington (Quilts, antiques)
Big Bone Lick State Park
Turfway Park Thoroughbred Racing
Perfect North Slopes downhill ski area
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.
Relax under the open sky in the whirlpool, fish in the pond, exercise, catch a rainbow from the stained glass windows, listen to rain on the tin roof, meet the alien in the kitchen, watch the lava lamp move, warm up beside the fireplace, or visit with the horses, cows and goats. Hike our hills, explore the barns, check out the playhouse or track down the spring that feeds the creek.
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 livingroom wall. We've been told the oversized bath in this room was the site of the first indoor plumbing in the county.
Each room has plenty of work space and access to multiple phone lines.
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 retired race and show horses
Enjoy a whirlpool massage
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
Create your own grapevine wreath
Play the old fashioned way with card and board games or jigsaw puzzles
Riding Lessons Available
If you can't bring your own horses and ride, you can ride ours for $50 per person. 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. Arrange riding lessons in advance. Boarding is available.
A licensed massage therapist will come to your room and provide 30-minute or full hour massages with heated table, oils and music. A short massage is $35, a full hour is $50. A minimum $60 commitment is required to make the arrangements. Please schedule in advance as much as possible.
Policies & Restrictions
No smoking inside the house or anywhere near the barns.
Well mannered and carefully supervised pets (who will not harrass 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 undiscplined, irresponsible children to a farm.
Rates & Availability
Open year-round. Book as far in advance as possible as we usually fill quickly.
Prices are $89-$154 per night. That includes a bountiful breakfast for two. Children, pets and other guests sharing your room are $18 extra per night. Crib, cradle and baby-sitting available. Please arrange in advance.
Planning a longer trip? Check out our mid-week multi-day discounts.
Call between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. please.
Checkout time is 11 a.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
IF YOU WANT TO GET HERE -- DON'T USE AN INTERNET MAP!
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.) Make sure you turn on top of the hill where you see the little green Stevens Road sign.. There is a small, neatly kept white house on the top of the hill to the left. 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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(Sun.-Thurs. Not Including Holidays)
Two midweek nights for $207 downstairs, $234 upstairs.
Two one horseback ride for two $306 downstairs, $324 upstairs.
Three midweek nights for $306 downstairs, $342 upstairs.
Three one horseback ride for two $396 downstairs, $441 up.
Four midweek nights $396 downstairs, $441 upstairs
Four one horseback ride for two $486 downstairs, $531 upstairs.
Five midweek nights $486 downstairs, $531 upstairs.
Five one horseback ride for two $577 downstairs, $630 up
LAST MINUTE if you call 24 hours in advance book for $99.
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!