Cabin Stay in Downtown Springfield, Kentucky


A Love Your Parks Tour “English Connection Story by Lisa D. Smith and Nancy J. Reid, assigned by Glynn Burrows of Norfolk Tours.

This episode of Big Blend Radio showcases the historic Chic Cabin on Main in downtown Springfield, Kentucky. 

We’ve been covering historic Springfield, Kentucky for quite some time on our Big Blend Radio shows, and finally this summer we made it there in person. Through conversations with Glynn Burrows of Norfolk Tours and Springfield local, Stephanie McMillin, we discovered that there’s a special connection between Springfield and Swanton Morley in Norfolk, England. It is all about President Abraham Lincoln’s family heritage. His ancestral roots are in Norfolk, and his immediate family lived in the Springfield area for almost 30 years.

Springfield is in the heart of Central Kentucky, the “Land of Bourbon, Horses, and History,” and is on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail,  Lincoln Heritage Scenic Highway and Heritage Trail, Kentucky Holy Land Tour, TransAmerica Bicycle Trail, the Barn Quilt Trail, and Kentucky Fiber Trail. The region is beautiful with lush rolling hills and tree-lined horse pastures, and a haven for outdoor recreation.

We stayed in charming and historic downtown Springfield in the Chic Cabin on Main. This newly remodeled mid-1800’s original log cabin is just steps from Lincoln’s history including the Lincoln Legacy Museum, and the 1816 Courthouse that preserves the original marriage certificate of Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks, Abraham Lincoln’s parents. You can also visit some of the historic churches that are part of the Holy Land Tour, the historic Opera House, browse the boutique shops, and grab a bite at popular restaurants like Mordecai’s and Snappy Tomato.

While the Cabin is remodeled it still has the original stairs that lead up to the bedroom and living room area. The décor is stylish and cheerful and the furnishings comfortable. The bathroom, laundry, and spacious full-service kitchen are downstairs. Our wonderfully hospitable host Sue Blair even stocked the fridge with all the necessary breakfast fixings, including fresh tomatoes from her garden. We loved the backyard that a little stream, and a lovely patio and fire pit. It’s a peaceful spot to relax in after a busy day of exploring. One evening while we were enjoying a glass of wine, we saw fireflies in the backyard!

If you want to soak up more Lincoln history, take a short 7-mile drive to Lincoln Homestead State Park that features both historic buildings and reconstructions associated with Thomas Lincoln, as well as the original two-story Francis Berry House where Nancy Hanks lived and worked as a seamstress, while being courted by Thomas. Springfield is just 45 minutes from Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, the country’s first memorial to President Abraham Lincoln. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the park has two separate sites where Abraham Lincoln was born and lived early in his childhood.

Enjoy our radio chat with Chic Cabin on Main host Sue Blair, and learn more about her vacation rental here:



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