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Overview of Captain's Cabin Bed & Breakfast: Historic & Romantic

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1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
Fireplace, books, music library, stereo
Fridge, microwave, oven, stovetop
1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets

Captain's Cabin Bed & Breakfast: Historic & Romantic

5.0/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Breakfast included
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill
  • Fireplace

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant

Explore the area

    Popular LocationSkyview Park7 min drive
    Popular LocationHunnington Place Shopping Center10 min drive
    Popular LocationOxmoor Center22 min drive
    AirportLouisville, KY (SDF-Louisville Intl.)27 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2
900 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cabin to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Captain's Cabin Bed & Breakfast: Historic & Romantic

Adults-only cabin with water park and free breakfast
Enjoy your own log cabin on a wooded hillside overlooking a lake as you start on the bourbon trail. Period furnishings and modern conveniences make this an unforgettable retreat. A massive stone fireplace creates a quiet ambiance. Tasteful antiques appoint the cabin for a step back in time.

Captain's Cabin offers a special one-of-a-kind experience surrounded by history and luxury simultaneously. You will enjoy your own full kitchen, fully equipped and stocked with spices and supplies. The bath has been lovingly renovated while retaining the clawfoot tub. Enjoy a long soak with hand-crafted scrubs and soaps. There is no shower! You are surrounded in comfort from the ultra soft sheets, luxurious robes, and Sleep Number bed to the gourmet hot breakfast delivered to your door every weekend morning. (We promise you won't go hungry!) Sip wine by the fireplace, read on the back porch swings or enjoy the wildlife visiting the lake from the front porch. Only 17 minutes from downtown Louisville, you are surrounded by 8 acres of woods and wildlife. Take a walk along the lake, hike through the woods and discover the waterfall. Take a canoe ride, fish, or go wading in the smooth limestone creek. Warm up by the firepit and roast marshmallows or use the grill to make your favorite dinner. Play golf or disc golf on the adjacent public courses. Captain's Cabin was featured in the April 2015 issue of Country's Best Cabins magazine, 2015 September issue of Style Blueprint magazine and April 2016 Home of the Week in Courier Journal.

Captain's Cabin is a great place to start your Bourbon Trail adventure, experience one of the Top Foodie Cities, or bet on the ponies. But many people come here just to relax and get away from it all!

If you can't get enough of cabin living, Jan is a licensed architect specializing in log and timberframe homes. He can make your dream a reality!

One last item, we have to charge local Louisville room tax of 8.5% so that shows up as the property fee on your invoice.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this cabin offer fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include bathtubs and hair dryers.
Recreational amenities at the cabin include a water park.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Tammy Donelson

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Car recommended


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric kettle
  • Blender
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • Free breakfast available


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • Music library
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Firepit


  • Near laundromat


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • On the lake
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital
  • Near outlet shopping
  • Near a zoo

Things to do

  • Water park
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Golfing on site
  • Kayak on site
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Basketball nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 2
  • Unit size: 900 sq ft (84 sq m)
  • Property does not allow children



Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM


Check-out before 12:00 PM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit
Property Registration Number STR930950

We should mention

A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Captain's Cabin Bed & Breakfast Historic & Tranquil Louisville
Captain's Cabin Bed & Breakfast Historic & Tranquil
Captain's Historic Tranquil Louisville
Captain's Historic Tranquil
Captain's Historic & Romantic
Captain's Cabin Bed & Breakfast: Historic & Romantic Cabin
Captain's Cabin Bed & Breakfast: Historic & Romantic Louisville

About this area


Located in Louisville, this cabin is near theme parks and on a lake. Some of the area's popular attractions include Louisville Mega Cavern and Louisville Zoo. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Churchill Downs or Freedom Hall. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Skyview Park - 7 min drive
  • Hunnington Place Shopping Center - 10 min drive
  • Baptist Hospital Louisville - 16 min drive
  • Mall St. Matthews - 16 min drive
  • Oxmoor Center - 22 min drive

Getting around

  • Louisville International Airport (SDF) - 24 min drive


  • Feast BBQ — 7 min drive
  • Bearno's — 7 min drive
  • El Nopal — 8 min drive
  • Passtime Fish House — 8 min drive
  • Long John Silver's and Taco Bell — 8 min drive

Frequently asked questions

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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Can’t wait to return
We had a great time. The cabin is cozy and charming- filled with antiques and lots of interesting books. Tammy and Jan are friendly and responsive and the campfire with them was one of the most memorable parts of our trip to Bourbon Country. We also loved the wood burning fireplace and soaker tub. If you are looking for a romantic place to stay this is it!

5/5 Excellent

Would do it again

5/5 Excellent

Nice getaway
Property was well maintained and had a lot of personal touches. Tammy and Jan were great. They had a lot of information about the area and both were big history fans. We used the fireplace a lot. The owners had no problem refilling the firewood without being asked. Would highly recommend!

5/5 Excellent

Captain’s Cabin 3/29-3/31
Everything from booking thru check-out was amazing. Tammy, Jan, and Captain were gracious hosts. I just can’t begin to write about all the little extras in this cabin that made our stay so special. Make sure to take part in the Bourbon cooking class, everything was delicious. Can’t wait to come back and stay, hopefully for a longer period of time.

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful cabin. Relaxing and peaceful.
We had an amazing anniversary weekend. Tammy treated us with wine and cheese for our anniversary and her breakfast was delicious!