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1700s Cabin Transformed to Modern B&B

By Kathie Stamps


The peace and quiet of the late 1700s have received all the modern conveniences of the 21st century in a bed-and-breakfast just outside Louisville. The Inn at Spring Run Farm in Prospect is owned by Susan Lewis Harris and Jeff Perellis. She is a lifelong equestrian and runs day-to-day operations of the working horse farm at Spring Run, while he is the innkeeper.

Two dogtrot log cabins were built on the property, one in 1790 and one in 1820. Farm owners in the late 1920s combined the two 16-foot by 16-foot log cabins into one structure, and three decades later another owner encapsulated the logs of the two cabins into a two-story house.

In 2017, Harris and Perellis renovated the house and turned it into a B&B. They re-chinked the interior hand-hewn log walls and restored the original ash floors and stone fireplaces. The B&B features three suites (the Log Cabin Suite, Bluegrass Suite and Derby Suite) and two dormer bedrooms (the Churchill Room and Keeneland Room) for rental by the day or week. The whole house, with five bedrooms and 4.5 baths, is also available to rent for families and friends to hang, or for corporate events.