Family-run outdoor activity project in Slade, Kentucky, USA


United States

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  • Description


    This a family run "seasonal" business, providing lodging, outfitter and guide services. We are located in the Red River Gorge of Kentucky. We are the oldest guide service in the Red River Gorge.
    We have two properties in the area, one 27 acres and the other 80 acres, and manage lodging and activities at both locations. The 80 acre property is also a homestead property with basic farm operations.
    We have a total of 6 cabins, providing lodging and activity for domestic and international travelers during the local tourist season.

    The 80 acre property is also home to Wendy's businesses, Red River Gorge Natural Health Center, Natural Bridge Acupuncture and Red River Weddings.

    We also operate a small general store that is open on a limited schedule.

    We are looking for someone from mid March until late May.

    *NO PETS*

    Thanks for viewing,
    Craig and Wendy

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Share our home and gain experience in a family run outdoor tourism based business, while immersing yourself in nature and the rural life of the Red River Gorge in Slade, Kentucky.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help


    This opportunity will primarily serve to assist the rental cabin operation and as part time caretaker at the smaller property. Assisting with cabin cleaning, maintenance, general property upkeep and cabin guest interactions will be the functions during your Workaway stay with us. An independent, self motivated, clean and considerate person, or couple. will compliment our family team.
    Cabin and guest related activities will vary in hours.
    Basic construction, land management, general store and farm help will be occasional duties, working alongside our family team here.
    Experience in any or all tasks are not required, but helpful. Training will be acquired working alongside our Family.

    There are some basic task requirements for the apartment, and all hospitality related actions will be compensated.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Lodging will be at the smaller property. It is a small studio apartment with a private bathroom and cooking station. It is suitable for one person or a happy couple. 50mbs internet is also located on the property.
    Torrent is a internationally renowned sport climbing destination. Much of the guest activity is related to Torrent as a climbing destination.
    The waterfall is also located on the property, one of the tallest in Kentucky. It is a weather dependent waterfall for full flow. A short trail system exists on the property.
    Being a rural located area, personal transportation will be required.
    There are some basic task requirements for the apartment.

    *NO PETS*

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Welcome to the Red River Gorge, The Adventure Capital of Kentucky. An area internationally known for its sport climbing, it is also home to Kentucky's only federally designated National Scenic River. Along with surrounding rivers and lakes, it has ample water sport activities. The true highlights of the area are the hiking trails and scenery in the federally designated wilderness areas and at Natural Bridge State Park. Natural Bridge State Park is home to the largest sandstone arch east of the Mississippi River. Red River Gorge and Natural Bridge State Park are very popular tourist areas. That being said, it is a rural location in East Central Kentucky. There are a number of tourism related restaurants and stores in the area. The nearest small towns and grocery stores are 10 miles in any direction. The closest metro area is one hour away in Lexington, Kentucky, a very diverse City with anything one would expect of such.
    Personal transportation is a must have.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads


  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Variable. Up to 20 hours per week.

Host ref number: 141416891235