The Big House
4 guest rooms with 2 shared baths
Wendover’s beautiful log home, known as the Big House, was built in 1925 by Pioneer nurse-midwife, Mary Breckinridge. The two-story rustic log home is a National Historic Landmark.
Mary Breckinridge Room
Queen bed, shared bath
- Once the bedroom of the original Big House owner, Mary Breckinridge.
- Includes Mrs. Breckinridge’s antique desk, her travel trunk and a display of her diplomas
The Queen’s Room
King bed, shared bath
- The bedroom of Mr. Clifton Rodes Breckinridge (Mary Breckinridge’s father) from 1925-1932.
- Fit for a queen with an antique dresser from the late 1800’s, a large cedar-lined closet, a great view of the Middle Fork of the Kentucky River, and an attached sitting porch furnished with comfortable recliner chairs.
One twin bed, shared bath
- This bedroom was used by Frontier Nursing Service staff when Mary Breckinridge lived in the Big House. Staff would sometimes stay here with Mrs. Breckinridge when ill or visiting.
- Enjoy a picturesque view of the Middle Fork of the Kentucky River from this room.
Two twin beds, shared bath
- This room is adjacent to the Queen’s Room with a wonderful view of the beautiful trees and foliage.
Take a Tour
Use your mouse to move through the Big House, nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of Eastern Kentucky.