First Farm Inn

2510 Stevens Road, Petersburg, Kentucky 41080
Innkeeper(s): Jennifer Warner and Dana Kisor
  • Perfect for girlfriend getaways and families, the Treetops guest room sleeps 4 comfortably.

    Perfect for girlfriend getaways and families, the Treetops guest room sleeps 4 comfortably.

  • Early spring is a great time to enjoy the birds, horses, cats and kick the ball for Odo.

    Early spring is a great time to enjoy the birds, horses, cats and kick the ball for Odo.

  • The 1870s Room is the original guest room in the house, complete with an electronic fireplace.

    The 1870s Room is the original guest room in the house, complete with an electronic fireplace.

  •  Enjoy country charm and friendly animals just 20 minutes from downtown Cinci.

    Enjoy country charm and friendly animals just 20 minutes from downtown Cinci.

  • Play the grand piano or enjoy Dana and Tatiana's performances.

    Play the grand piano or enjoy Dana and Tatiana's performances.

  • Riding at First Farm Inn can be in English or Western tack for beginners or advanced riders.

    Riding at First Farm Inn can be in English or Western tack for beginners or advanced riders.

  • Thinking about a spring getaway? Reserve early to see the daffodils, tulips, forsythia, flowering..

    Thinking about a spring getaway? Reserve early to see the daffodils, tulips, forsythia, flowering..

  • Riding at First Farm lets you connect with your horse, yourself and nature safely and comfortably.

    Riding at First Farm lets you connect with your horse, yourself and nature safely and comfortably.

  • Healthy all-you-can-eat breakfasts are served each morning including drinks, entree, fruit, breads..

    Healthy all-you-can-eat breakfasts are served each morning including drinks, entree, fruit, breads..

  • Lots of places for conservation and contemplation at First Farm Inn.

    Lots of places for conservation and contemplation at First Farm Inn.

  • People who love animals have a great time visiting First Farm Inn, just outside of Cincinnati.

    People who love animals have a great time visiting First Farm Inn, just outside of Cincinnati.

  • Riding with the kids is fun and educational at First Farm Inn.

    Riding with the kids is fun and educational at First Farm Inn.

  • Ride English or Western, centered and balanced, on a friendly, healthy, happy horse at First Farm.

    Ride English or Western, centered and balanced, on a friendly, healthy, happy horse at First Farm.

  • Ride through the woods and over the hills with friends or family at First Farm.

    Ride through the woods and over the hills with friends or family at First Farm.

  • You can ride year-round at First Farm Inn, just dress for the weather.

    You can ride year-round at First Farm Inn, just dress for the weather.

  • Even little people can ride by themselves if they are willing to follow instructions and sit up.

    Even little people can ride by themselves if they are willing to follow instructions and sit up.

 
  • Introduction

    First Farm Inn, Petersburg (Covington/Cincinnati area), Kentucky

    Relax into comfortable Southern hospitality at Kentucky's First Farm Inn, less than two miles off Cincinnati's beltline, 20 minutes from downtown. Our elegantly updated 1870s farm house is set on 20 acres of Kentucky's rolling hills above the Ohio River where Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio join.

    Watch the horses play or take some time to get acquainted with our assortment of equine personalities and learn about their previous lives on the racetrack or in the show arena. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, you'll enjoy riding with Jen.
     

     

    First Farm Inn - Petersburg (Cincinnati area), Kentucky - Horses by the Pond

     

    If you prefer animals on a smaller scale, offer a lap and kitty or two will play or purr as you rock or swing on the porch.
    Watch the horses, await the sunset, or count the stars as you recline in our luxurious outdoor spa year-round.

    Enjoy wifi, CDs, DVDs and TV In the privacy of your spacious room.  Wake to the smells of breakfast cooking and the sounds of the birds after a restful night on a comfortable queen-sized mattress set on a century-old antique oak bedframe.

     

    • Rock or swing on the veranda with your favorite person (real or fictional).
    • Test the tire swing or climbing rope.
    • Explore the historic barns and woods.
    • Paddle around the pond.
    • Bring your pole and catch a bass.
    • Watch the birds.
    • Sample a garden-fresh herb.
    • Challenger your partner to croquet.
    • Meet the aliens.
    • Catch a rainbow from Jen's original stained glass windows.
    • Warm yourself by the fireplace.
    • Create your own grapevine wreath.
    • Listen to rain on the tin roof.
    • Take home a perennial start.
    • Play the piano or sing along.
  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Jennifer Warner and Dana Kisor for sharing their own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Because they love animals; like to ride horses; believe in rescuing abandoned or abused cats, dogs & horses; like country life; like to ski; want to re-create the experience of visiting a family farm in childhood.

    What are you best known for?

    Happy, healthy, friendly animals; environmentally responsible management and healthy all-you-can eat breakfasts.  Located 20 minutes from downtown Cincinnati and all its attractions.

    What makes your inn unique?

    The ability to learn about horses in addition to riding them. 

    What do you love most about your inn?

    Comfortable, spacious & elegant rooms in an updated historic farmhouse.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    Convenience and access to ANYTHING you might want to do – big city or country.

    At First Farm Inn, you can sit on the porch or by the fire, paddle around the pond, play soccer with the dog, pet the kitties and ride horses year-round.  Within 20 minutes you can be downhill skiing (from Dec.-March), playing in a casino, shopping for antiques, eating at an American or ethnic restaurant.  In 30 minutes you can be in downtown Cincinnati, Newport on the Levee, Rabbit Hash, touring the historic Hillforest Mansion, visiting the Cinci Museum Center, the Cinci Zoo, Cinci’s Music Hall, the Aronoff, the Cinci Ballet, the Cinci Reds or Bengals or shopping.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    Here are a few fairly recent:

    4-12 “Absolutely the best B&B!  We had forgotten what relaxation felt like.  Plans to return are already underway.”  Gene & Chris   Erlanger

    4-12 “This place is like heaven on earth for horse and cat lovers!  We have absolutely loved our stay here.  Sage is my absolute favorite horse I have ever ridden!  Such a beautiful horse!  Your hospitality has been outstanding and the breakfasts are incredible.  Thank you for a wonderful weekend.”
    Don’t know how you get it all done!  The flowers, decorating, food were outstanding.  Thanks so much for a memorable, relaxing, wonderful weekend.  First Farm is definitely and appropriately named...wishing to return...” Evan, Greg & Traci  Stillwater, OK

    3-12 “We appreciated the hospitality, friendliness & atmosphere of First Farm Inn.  The home, grounds, people & animals are first-rate!  Oh, the breakfasts also.

    Jen’s riding instructions & leadership helped we novices feel like horse people.  The grooming & handling the tack was as much fun as riding.  Perfect weather helped, but this was a perfect 3-day getaway in the spring.  May God bless the First Farm family & future occupants to the 1870s room.” Dale & Carol  Marion, OH

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    Rabbit Hash and Big Bone Lick State Park are very low key, historic places to visit, hike and enjoy on your own schedule with no fees. 

    CENTER FOR HOLOCAUST AND HUMANITY ( 40 MIN.)
    Phenomenally uplifting experience seeing mementos of the holocaust donated by Cincinnatians.  8401 Montgomery Road Cincinnati, Ohio 45236  http://www.holocaustandhumanity.org/

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    WINTER: From Dec.-March, depending on the weather, you can downhill ski at Perfect North Slopes, just 10 miles from us. 

    1. Check in, enjoy the family room fireplace or the electronic fireplace in the 1870s room, relax with free wifi or check out our movie collection as you sip some wine.
    2. Head out for a day of skiing, followed by dinner at Acapulco’s, our great little Mexican restaurant between Perfect North and us. 
    3. Wake up to spend the morning riding horses, then head to the Cincinnati Art Museum for a low-key afternoon.  Spend the evening downtown at one of the great new nightspots. 
    4. Shop for before or after Christmas specials your next day, either for antiques at the Burlington and Florence Antique Malls, or Florence or Crestview Hills Malls.  Head back to Lawrenceburg for free ice skating downtown.  Have dinner at Whiskeys in Lawrenceburg, or in Aurora at the beautiful new Third and Main or Applewood on the River.
    5. Turfway Park 20 minutes away in Florence has live Thoroughbred racing  http://www.turfway.com

    SHOULDER SEASONS: From March-May and November

    1. The shoulder seasons are the best time to visit the Cincinnati Zoo, the sexiest zoo in the nation where the most exotic babies are conceived and born. Animals are more active and crowds are fewer.  The zoo is also a botanical garden so spring and late fall offer very showy plant displays too. Cincinnati Zoo     http://www.cincyzoo.org
    2. If weather isn’t perfect for being outdoors, spend the entire day in the Cincinnati Museum Center.  The Children’s Museum will mesmerize anyone in the under 10 age group for the full 8 hours, tho if your group is adult, you won’t realize how quickly the time passes as you explore the history and natural history sections.  The Imax always offers several options and a changing exhibit will give you insight into something like ancient tombs, underwater ruins or the human body.
    3. Enjoy our spring bulbs and fall flowers.  Visit the conservatory in Eden Park.  Walk Spring Grove Cemetery and the Boone County Arboretum.  Eden Park, Krohn Conservatory  http://www.cincinnatiparks.com/index.php/eden-park     
    4. We usually have lots of great riding weather spring and fall.  The secret is to schedule your riding early in your stay so if we have a rainy day we can bump your rides later in the week.
    5. Good outdoor opportunities to watch river traffic from a Bbriverboats dinner cruise (dancing to a live band most evenings) http://www.bbriverboats.com or just have dinner on land at Applewood on the River in Aurora, IN (all you can eat ribs on Thursday nights) or visit Newport on the Levee and wander across the Purple People Bridge.
    6. Lots of history museums to visit: NATIONAL UNDERGROUND RAILROAD FREEDOM Center, Fire Museum, Taft Museum, historic houses
    7. Friday nights are “Final Friday Art Walks at the Pendelton and Essex Galleries.  Visit the Southeast Indiana Art Guild in Aurora, the Contemporary Art Museum in Cinci or the elegant Cinci Art Museum in Eden Park.
    8. For a phenomenally uplifting experience, visit the Center for Holocaust and Humanity and see mementos and hear stories of Cincinnatians involved in WWII  http://www.holocaustandhumanity.org/

    SUMMER:

    1. Ride horses in the morning, then stretch out in the hammock and relax.  Or rock or swing on the porch with a book and a glass of wine or your favorite beverage. June-September there are free concerts, every Thursday in Lawrenceburg (often with a vintage car show), with the Northern Kentucky Symphony in Covington’s  DeVou Park, and with the MadCap Puppets and other groups at Boone Woods Park just outside of Burlington. 
    2. Spend a day exploring local history.  Take the scenic route to Dinsmore Homestead, an 1840s-vintage farm and learn about the place where the first female U.S. representative was born.  (She represented Arizona!) Mosey downriver to Rabbit Hash, check out the General Store and other shops, skip some stones in the Ohio River, then go the Big Bone Lick State Park, where the largest collection of mammoth and mastodon bones ever discovered in the New World were found in the 1720s.  President Thomas Jefferson asked Lewis and Clark to bring bones back to the White House for him to evaluate and discuss with Ben Franklin.  Be sure to arrive so you have time to go thru the little museum before it closes at 4.  You can hike the one-mile path afterwards.  Head back to Burlington and enjoy a great dinner, outdoors on the patio if you’re in the mood, at Tousey House, a beautifully renovated historic house.
    3. Hike the Purple People Bridge in Newport. Enjoy music coming from one or both sides of the riverfront.  Sit outside at one of many restaurants at the Levee.  (This is a great option if you want to catch the Reds for an afternoon or evening game – and you’ll reduce the traffic hassles.)
    4. Enjoy dinner on the river at Applewood restaurant in Aurora or have a romantic evening with a BB Riverboats dinner cruise, dancing to a live band.
    5. Sundays from April – October are antique sales:  Burlington Antique Show  (Third Sunday, April-October) http://burlingtonantiqueshow.com/1%261/Welcome.html  Lawrenceburg Antique Show  (First Sunday, May-October) http://www.queencityshows.com and Covington’s Main Strasse Village hosts another.
    6. Row around the pond or lounge with a book and your sweetie in the hammock. Rock on the porch with a glass of wine.
    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Horses, ponds, swings, porch rockers, woods and happy, healthy, friendly animals to visit with.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Tousey House is great food in a beautifully renovated historic building in Burlington.  Acapulco’s is cheap but great quality Mexican food just across the river.  Within 20 minutes’ drive, there are unique, family-owned restaurants: Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Tex-Mex, American, bbq, Greek, as well as every Midwestern chain restaurant including “It’s Just Crepes.”

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati

    http://www.cincinnati.com

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    2

    Do you accept pets?

    We accept polite, well mannered, closely supervised pets that are not left alone. We also overnight horses either in stalls or the paddock. We also accept children over five who meet the same standards.

     

  • Take some time to enjoy the country during your visit to First Farm Inn

    Area Activities:

    First Farm Inn -  Petersburg (Covington area), KentuckyA half-hour away, downtown Cincinnati offers all the variety and excitement of a big city. Antique shops and shows and Perfect North Ski Resort are 10-20 minutes south or west. To really see Kentucky, enjoy the scenic drive to Rabbit Hash and stop by the General Store for some sarsaparilla or Kentucky cream candy.

    See our area attraction information!

    Flying out of the Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport? We're 10 miles away. Spend a night with us before your plane takes off or when you return. Looking for an inspirational location for your small group meeting? We can host groups up to 10. Traveling with horses? Boarding is available in our spacious stalls or grass arena.

    Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
    Small Business Success Award Finalist
    2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

    Featured on National Public Radio's "Brain Brew"

    Arrington's Inn Traveler Magazine
    Best for Rest & Relaxation Award

  • Horseback Riding Lessons

    Book today and enjoy all First Farm Inn has to offer!

    First Farm Inn - Petersburg (Cincinnati area), Kentucky - Horses by the PondAt First Farm Inn, eight friendly horses of assorted colors and breeds offer noses to pet and eagerly take carrots and apples from outstretched hands.

    During the two-hour horsemanship experience, you'll learn grooming basics and help tack up. We help you mount and fit the saddle to you before heading to the riding arena where we work on becoming the horse's leader and crossing the species line to communicate when we want stops, starts and turns.

    Then we head for the hills, along the ponds and through the woods to see what kinds of farm animals, birds and wildlife we can see. The experience ends with removing tack, feeding treats and bathing or grooming, depending on the weather and the day's schedule.

    Please do not ask to ride if you weigh over 225 pounds or if you are not physically fit enough to get up on a horse. Anyone who is fearful may be led on horseback. (We've helped numerous people recover from negative experiences with horses elsewhere.)

    Riding is physically strenuous and requires good posture, balance, concentration, thoughtfulness and the ability to listen.

    Dress for the weather and expect to get dusty and smell like horses. Wear straight-legged jeans (you will be uncomfortable in sweats, silky, baggy, tight or low-cut pants) and hard-soled shoes (but not cleated hiking boots). Before you come to ride, practice good posture, stand against a wall, heels, head and shoulders touching. Posture is the key to balance. Balance is the key to riding.

    Please try to arrange riding as much in advance as possible, although sometimes it's possible to get in on a ride the day you call.

    Even the quietest horses can be unpredictable. By coming to the farm, you accept responsibility and all liability for your experience on the ground or riding. You may bring carrots or apples as treats if you'd like. Overnight boarding is available.

    Ride with the Kids

    Riding can be a magical experience for kids. Learning to control a 900-1,300 pound animal and sitting nearly 6 feet off the ground can be a real thrill. Evaluate your child's maturity level carefully when you schedule riding. We've had 12-year-olds who had difficulty while mature five-year-olds did well. Each person rides their own horse. Until they're comfortable on their own, most kids ride with a lead-line held by the instructor. That ensures they stay safely with the rest of the group.

    Kids younger than five -- and some younger than 8 -- don't have the balance and control of their own bodies yet to ride by themselves. A respect for animals, good listening skills and a significant attention span are necessary to enjoy the riding experience.

  • Area Attractions

    • Rabbit Hash General Store, Riverside Stoneworks
    • Merchants of Historic Burlington (Quilts, herbs, antiques)
      web site: www.cabinarts.com
    • 1842 Dinsmore Homestead (See an elk Teddy Roosevelt shot)
      web site: www.dinsmorefarm.org
    • Hillforest Museum (1840s river mansion)
      web site: www.dearborncounty.org/history/hillfor.html
    • Big Bone Lick State Park (mammoth bones discovered in 1729)
    • Route 18, a Kentucky Scenic Byway
    • Turfway Park Thoroughbred Racing
      web site: www.turfway.com
    • Boone County Parks & golf courses
    • Perfect North Ski Area (discount lift tickets)
      web site: www.perfectnorth.com
    • Cincinnati Zoo, theaters, museums, art galleries, etc.
    • Eden Park and Krohn Conservatory
    • Applewood Restaurant, Aurora, Ind. (Ask for the First Farm Inn discount!)
    • Cincinnati and Covington riverfront restaurants
    • BB Riverboats (dinner cruises and tours)
      web site: www.bbriverboats.com
    • Riverboat Casinos (Argosy and Grand Victoria)
    • Boone County Fairgrounds events
    CincyUSA

    Upcoming Events

    Call Jen or check these websites:
    Cincinnati Post & Enquirer website www.cincinnati.com
    City Beat magazine www.citybeat.com

    • Burlington Antique Show (Third Sunday, April-October)
    • Lawrenceburg Antique Show (First Sunday, May-October)
      web site: www.queencityshows.com
    • Florence Mall and other shopping
    • Gap Outlet Store, Mineola Pike
    • Behringer-Crawford Museum, Covington
    • Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
      web site: www.cincinnatipops.org
    • Cincinnati Art Museum
      web site: www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org
    • Cincinnati Museum Center, Omnimax, Children's Museum
    • Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
      web site: www.cincyzoo.org
    • Newport Aquarium
      web site: www.newportaquarium.com
    • William Howard Taft National Historic Site
      web site: www.nps.gov/wiho/
    • Mount Adams shops, art, restaurants
    • Eden Park overlooks, Krohn Conservatory
    • Cincinnati Flower Show

    More links of interest:

     

  • Guest Comments

    3-12 “This was our first B&B ever and it couldn’t have been better.  The dog, horses and hospitality were just what we needed to relax and unwind.  Thank you so much for good food and riding lessons.”  Tyler & Jen, Carmel, IN

    2-12 “What a wonderful relaxing few days!  Jen was the perfect hostess and a great breakfast cook – we did not need lunch the whole time because the breakfasts were so delicious & filling.  We really enjoyed the horse rides with Sam and Tommy and Jen riding Bode!  Jen is an awesome instructor – I learned a lot in a few days.  We will be back.”  Susan & Julie Fort Wayne, IN

    6-15 “Thank you for a beautiful, peaceful, relaxing retreat from the busy-ness of the city and daily life!  We know we’ve found a real treasure in First Farm Inn and in the three of you.  We bless you with peace and prosperity…” Cincinnati, OH

    9-6 “Thank you for a very comfortable stay in a beautiful part of the country.  We met some great people here and in Rabbit Hash, and hope to be back again someday.  We will definitely recommend you to our friends in Ohio.”  Edinburgh, Scotland

    9-18 “Thanks to our wonderful hosts, we had a peaceful and relaxing respite from life in the big city.  Your home is so welcoming, your pets a treat (even the chicken who bullies guests!) and best of all Odo who loves to play ball.  The food was great too.”  Columbus, OH

    10-6 “Thank you for welcoming us into your lovely home.  We enjoyed our time here riding your well behaved and willing horses, relaxing in the hammock, wandering about the property, watching our boys play ball with Odo, swinging on the swings, and soaking in the hot tub under the stars while our breath betrayed the chill in the air.  Breakfast was tasty and filling to start off our day on this chilly morning.  We hope to return soon to once again relax and regroup as a family.”  Dillard, GA

    10-4 “Thank you do much for such an enjoyable honeymoon.  It was our first time at a B&B and it couldn’t have been better.  We immediately felt at home in your beautiful home.  My favorite part was giving the horses baths after riding on Friday, playing fetch with Odo from the hot tub, the multi-grain waffles for breakfast, jogging up and down the hills in the morning fog our first day here, riding around the twists to Rabbit Hash.  Everything was as I had always imagined it would be but better!  Can’t wait to come back.”  Buffalo, NY

    9-30 We truly enjoyed our time in your home!  Breakfast was beautiful and delicious and we loved your dog, horses and the black hens!” Brookeville, OH  

    7-19 “Your hospitality has been so gracious.  Waking up to the huge, delicious breakfasts and the lovely piano serenade was more than expected.  We loved the horses and learning so much about them….”   Massillon, OH

    7-1 “Great stay!  Breakfast was a real treat.  We enjoyed wandering around Boone County in search of barn quilts.  What a beautiful place!  Thanks for the riding lesson.  It was very nice and relaxing – a great girls’ weekend getaway,”  Louisville, KY

    6-27  “Thanks for the fun stay, wonderful breakfast and great riding lesson.  Each horse truly has their own personality and we enjoyed getting to know some of them.” Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    5-8 “Delightful, refreshing, restful stay – first vacation without the kids – love the country, breakfast feasts, lots to do even when it rains.  Love sleeping late – will recommend to friends.  Great hosts!  Great horses!”  Minneapolis, MN 

    3-29 “We appreciated the hospitality, friendliness and atmosphere of First Farm inn.  The home, grounds, people and animals are first-rate!  Oh, the breakfasts also.  And riding instructions and leadership helped we novices fell like horse people.  The grooming and handling the tack was as much fun as riding.  Perfect weather helped, but this was a perfect 3-day getaway in the spring for my husband and I….” Marion, OH

    6-11 “Such a relaxing time.  It began as 1-2 days, but we stayed for three.  We celebrated our 32nd anniversary week here on the farm.  What a delight! Food was the Best! I enjoyed learning about and caring for horses followed by the daily ride with Jen and other guests. Our stay was more than I dreamed.  The flowers greeted us each morning as did the swings, rockers and hammock.  Odo (Australian sheepdog) entertained us with his blue ball game.  Our time together with Dana and Jen was so special! They were so real and open with us yet let us have space.  Their home was so welcoming.  Thanks you guys!”          Sugar Grove, IL

    6-11 “Thank you so much for the wonderful evening and the beautiful, delicious breakfast.  The time we have together is so precious and rare.  We always try to make the very most of every minute.  Our time together here was perfect and completely relaxing.”  

    7-11 “We had a great time.  The food was so good every morning.  We could have not had better people to be around!  Thanks for everything.  We will be back soon.”   Columbus, OH

    7-11 “What a nice “get away” this was for us.  We love it all – from the beautiful and warm surroundings, the peace and quiet (no more fireworks), the pleasure of your company each morning, and tips on where to go for a good meal at night.  The food was excellent!  Thanks for sharing your recipes! We’ll be back.  P.S. We will miss playing ball with Odo and petting all the kitties.”   Ft. Wayne, IN

    7-11 Thanks for the great visit.  It’s fantastic to go on a ride on vacation and feel like you’re on a ride with an old friend.  Thanks for the tips o my riding position and for taking photos of me riding.  It was great hanging out with you and the horses!”    Washington, D.C.

    8-11 “Thank you so much for the lovely accommodations.  Enjoyed your home cooked breakfasts, the front porch, and your pets.  Everything reminded me of growing up on the farm in Central Illinois.  May the Lord bless your home and your endeavors for taking care of his creations.”    Illinois-Michigan

    9-11 “Beautiful home, delicious breakfast!  We enjoyed the ride.  Thank you for your patience! Encore merci! A bieniot.”        France

    9-11  “This is the second and hopefully not the last time we’ve visited First Farm.  The hospitality is superb and the breakfast so yummy. (Jen makes the prep look so easy, but “people of the kitchen” know it’s talent & organization!)  Riding Ginger, Sunny, Blue & Missy and this time Bode and Tommy was amazing.  Jen is a great riding teacher.  What a pleasurable time.   Thanks.”  Sombra, ONT, Canada

    10-11  “What a lovely place this is!  My kids and I have had a relaxing and fun time.  The ride yesterday was great (my first in many years)!  The animals are all wonderful and my daughter enjoyed playing with them.  Jen and Dana are good hosts.  Breakfasts at First Farm Inn are first rate!  We will be back!”  Midway, KY

    10-11 Arrived today from Fla. Originally from a small town across the river in Ohio.  Today is a blustery day with occasional showers, but that’s ok as I love rainy days. This trip was exactly what I needed.  Our room was just perfect – the home cooked breakfasts tasty & filling (freshly brewed coffee from an avowed tea drinker!) The horses, the kitties and Odo – God’s creatures all gathered here in this wonderfully warm and friendly farm. Jen – your artwork has inspired me to “make time.” Thank you so much.” Florida

    1-11  We had such a wonderful experience sharing your beautiful home.  From the warmth of the fireplace to the warmth of your conversation, we loved every minute.  Hope to see you again when we quality as Olympic skiers!!! Lauren & Don

    3-19-11  “Thank you so much for opening your home to us.  We had a wonderful, peaceful time here.  Your hospitality is amazing as are your breakfasts!! We so look forward to coming back in the future and we can’t wait to tell our friends and family about the wonderful time we had here.  Thank you again.”  Jennifer & Eric A

    5-13-11 Thank you for opening your beautiful home!  Having grown up on a farm, this was like a trip back in time.  Enjoyed our breakfast – both food and conversation.  Really enjoyed the horseback riding – Jen you were wonderful!  Thank you so much.  We both hope to return and will highly recommend to our friends.”  Sue & Rich W.

    5-21 – “Thank you for sharing your lovely home away from home with us.  The animals and atmosphere were lovely. We enjoyed the trails, the time in the barn and in the hot tub as well as the terrific breakfasts.  Attention to small details –like Jan’s diet Pepsi fetish and night lights on after dark were most noticed.  We will tell our friends about the place and try to make it back to First Farm during next year’s Rolex.” Allison A.

    7-11  “We loved our stay here.  Upon arrival, we were greeted by Odo, two curious cats and the ‘sparkles’ in the yard (the fireflies).  We got to pet one of your horses, Blue Romeo.  He is a beautiful and sweet horse.  We loved waking up to the aroma of fresh baked goods and bacon.  Yummm. Thank you for having us at your beautiful home.  Your house, your family hospitality, your dog, cats & horse and the Treetop room made this a picture perfect place to relax and enjoy.  Thank you!”  Scott

    10-11  “Thank you for taking two weary travelers from Ireland and giving us such fine food and conversation.  Such hospitality is hard to find outside out home country, and we enjoyed having a good laugh together.”   James, Dublin, Ireland

    9-14  “We enjoyed our stay so much – great food, fine music by Tatiana on the holiday morning was a delightful surprise,  and Odo, the stress reliever.  Our riding time and lessons will carry us down the road a bit safer with our horse encounters.  I love the art your home is filled with – a mini museum!  Thank you for your hospitality and may God bless you beyond your dreams!”  Alvin & Linda S  Jeffersonville, IN

    10-21 “Thank you so much for opening up your beautiful home for us to enjoy!  The food was amazing – I can’t wait to try the recipes from your cookbook!  The room was so comfortable and homey, we felt like we were staying with friends. We would definitely recommend the Tousey House Restaurant to anyone. Thank you for everything and God bless your family.”  Chris & Marsha N, Spruce Head, Maine  

  • Your Hosts

     

    Your hosts are Jennifer Warner, Dana Kisor, our daughter Tatiana Warner Kisor and her furry canine (Odo, a Australian Shepherd border collie cross?), feline (Xavier, Monkey, Ravenpaw, Yoda, Quark, Alex, Sasha and Squeak) and equine siblings. (Spotted Draft Bodacious, grey pony Sage, brown roan registered Appaloosa Ginger, strawberry roan Appaloosa mare Missy, Canadian Jack, grulla Tommy, blue roan Morgan/Quarter Horse Blue Romeo, bay Arab/Quarter Horse Sundance, and Tennessee Walker Sam.)

  • How to Find Us

    (WARNING -INTERNET MAPS ARE INCORRECT!)

    From the east or I-75

    • Follow signs to the airport, taking I-275 west about 10 miles. 
    • Go past the airport to Exit 11 (Petersburg).

    From the west or I-74

    • Take Indiana 1 to Lawrenceburg then get on I-275, cross the Ohio River and get off on Exit 11, (Petersburg, the first Kentucky exit).

    From Exit 11

    • Turn right off the ramp and go exactly one mile to Stevens, the first road on the right. (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 end of our property line.)
    • Park under the century-old maples in the drive in front of the house and ring the bell to meet Jen, Dana and Tatiana.
 
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