Linden Place Bed and Breakfast
Written by: Kathy Witt
A gazebo tucked in a cove of trees. Horses nickering in surrounding pastures. A soundtrack provided by nature. A country cabin perched on an acre of Bluegrass. Linden Place Bed and Breakfast in Georgetown is an antidote to a pandemic – or for any time you’re looking to get away from it all.
Built several years ago on the gated farmland of owners Bill and Gussie Britsch, the cabin features a deluxe king-size bed covered with fine linens, a kitchenette with microwave and toaster and stocked coffees, teas and snacks and a cozy deck looking out over horses grazing in the fields. It is a the perfect nook for enjoying breakfast on warm-weather days, especially as several breakfast items await guests after a good nights’ sleep and on awakening to the sound of birds.
During cold-weather months, Linden Place is toasty warm, thanks to the cabin’s two heating sources, among guests’ favorite amenities.
“We have normal hot air heat and radiant heat, which is quiet and heats the furniture, including the bed,” said Bill.
This isn’t the only thing that makes Linden Place a standout among bed and breakfast inns. It also has two showers – one inside and one outside.
“The shower inside has a variety of messaging jets and the one outside, which can be enjoyed under a canopy of stars during the summer months, provides complete privacy,” said Bill. “The water for both showers has been filtered and softened to add the luxury of the experience.”
The cabin was named after the sweet-smelling linden tree, which proliferated throughout Kentucky more than 130 years ago when the area was named in 1887.
“Two linden trees remain as sentinels on either side of the winding rock road leading back to the cabin,” noted Bill.
Bill said he and Gussie designed the cabin with peace and comfort in mind; in fact, as soon as guests arrive on the front porch, they are greeted with a sign reading “peace.”
The peace and quiet never fails to charm and destress guests. That, and the snacks and the quality of the bed get a lot of shout-outs in the cabin’s guestbook – not to mention that outdoor shower.
“That seems to be the focal point of many guests’ experience,” said Bill. “Never having had the experience of showering outdoors, many have commented that they intend to build one of their own.”
Linden Place Bed and Breakfast may be booked through VRBO or AirBnB. Other amenities include Wi-Fi, flat screen TV, including HBO and a selection of 100 DVD movies, plus plenty of board games. The cabin is sanitized before every guest arrival. Note: The Britsches honor AirBnB’s 5-step enhanced cleaning process and many reviewers comment on the scrupulous cleanliness of the cabin. Additionally, they are premium hosts with VRBO. See a video of the property here.
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“A shower can be made much more enjoyable – and actually therapeutic in nature – by changing the environment, such as installing water jets (found on the Internet or from your local bath installer). A shower can also be ‘naturalized’ or ‘brought back to nature’ by installing one outside. It’s very easy to do – just ask me, after experiencing ours.” Bill Britsch
Author: Kathryn Witt
Kathryn Witt is an award-winning travel and lifestyle writer, syndicated columnist and author of several books, including Secret Cincinnati, The Secret of the Belles and Atlanta Georgia: A Photographic Portrait. A member of SATW, Authors Guild and the Society of Children’s Books & Illustrators, she lives in northern Kentucky.