Reviews of Jordan Hill Farm
Food & Service Exceptional
Joyce of Jordan Hill Farm catered a luncheon event for our group on March 5. The food and service were exceptional: the food was very fresh and the ingredients were top of the line. The salad was so colorful one lady said that it was as pretty as the centerpiece of flowers. Joyce has a way of putting her own special touch in everything she does and really wants her events to be special. She is creative and does everything she can to make the event a memorable one. This luncheon/meeting was very important to our organization and Joyce had a huge part in making the event a success. We look forward to engaging Jordan Hill Farm catering for our future events. I give Joyce the top rating.
Rejuvenation at Jordan Hill
Joyce was a marvelous host. Her home was great and it was a great place to sit and relax. It was a beautiful location. She was a great host and provided breakfast foods for us. Her home has all you needed for a great weekend with friends.
-Priscilla on October 30, 2018
The Perfect Venue
🛑 🛑 You can stop searching now. You’ve found it. Jordan Hill Farm is absolutely perfect! The rolling hills and amazing views are the perfect setting for your event. The Point of View event venue is rustic and beautiful while also elegant and classic. Whatever theme you have in mind can be achieved here. The team at JHF can literally make the impossible, possible and will make you feel like family. You can rent the beautiful house on the property as well. You have to come see it and talk to Joyce and her team. They will make it happen for you so call them. Right now!! ❤❤
– Jen Luecke on September 20, 2018
Such a beautiful and wonderful place for any event. The views are unforgettable and breath taking. Just all around an amazing place and fabulous staff .
– Ashley Nichole on July 12, 2018
This lovely setting is matched only by the hospitality of the owner. If you need a wedding venue or a place for a family gathering, this is a great choice. A little off the beaten path, enough to feel “away from it all,” but still close enough to be easy to get to. A great spot!
-Kent Gilbert on June 24, 2018
Awesome place with beautiful views and nice house. My sister had her wedding reception there. The owner even shipped us our son’s shoes that we left there (because our other son hid them when he was mad at his brother 🤬). Highly recommend.
– Bobby Cross on December 19, 2017
Speaking for my new husband and myself: I do not think that our wedding could have been better! Joyce and the team at JHF go above and beyond in every single way. We rented the venue for our wedding of 100 (well I think it was closer to 120 ;)) for the weekend. Rehearsal and the dinner was held on the property. The dinner was catered by JHF and it was absolutely delicious! Joyce was there every step of the way. Anything you needed, all you had to do was ask. She is such a dear and joy to work with. I could go on and on about how wonderful everything is at JHF. It really was a “day to remember” and weekend. My new husband is already talking about booking a weekend reunion for the wedding party!
-Courtney Bartlett on November 2, 2017
Five Star Wedding
Joyce and her husband are absolutely wonderful! I cannot thank them enough for their services during our wedding weekend. We recently booked the entire venue from Friday to Sunday. We were able to do everything there! Whatever you may want or need out of a wedding venue this place has it. If you are looking for a cozy, simple outdoor venue for ceremony and reception this is the place! Joyce can do it all and does so with professionalism and pizazz.
-Courtney B. on November 1, 2017
We had an Amazing wedding at Point Of View everything was perfect and Joyce made us feel like family. We highly recommend Jordan Hill Farm for any Wedding or Event. Thanks again Joyce you made it all possible!
-Caroline Hylton Chamberlain on June 12, 2017
Yesterday JHF Catering hosted a delightful luncheon for G.R.I.T.S. You can always depend on Joyce Green and her staff to go over the top in hospitality! All we had to do was show up! JHF provided beautiful table settings and centerpieces for the event and the chicken salad and fruit dessert were over the top. Yum! Couldn’t have asked for anything more. As a hostess, this was the easiest event I have ever done. Joyce took care of everything. No worries here. No set -up or clean –up on our part. It was great! Joyce is very easy to work with and you won’t be disappointed. Her staff delivered first class service and made the day a special one for all who attended.
I also used Jordan Hill Farm a couple of years ago for a surprise birthday party for my husband. Joyce pulled it all together for an event that no one will ever forget!!! We rented the whole house for the family and had a great time! A beautiful location for wonderful memories to be made. You won’t be disappointed!!!
Thanks again, JHF!!
-Elizabeth Robinson on June 7, 2017
Perfect stay. Joyce is the perfect host. The house and property is beautiful
-Taylor H. on May 18, 2017
Kentucky Derby Weekend
JHF more than exceeded our group’s recent stay over Kentucky Derby weekend! Our guys trip went off without a hitch in the large house and beautiful property. Great kitchen for cooking meals and outdoor deck and patio for hanging outside. We even got to feed the horses!
I can’t say enough good things about our wonderful host, Joyce. She was a pleasure to work with before, during and after our trip and went the extra mile to ensure we were fully accommodated.
See you next year!
-Taylor H. on May 7, 2017
Jordan Hill Farm was hands down the most beautiful, serene and enjoyable property we have stayed at!
Joyce and Joe were so hospitable and lovely!! We felt right at home before we even got there! Everything we needed was there on the farm. From the scenery, to the hot tub, to the fire pit, to Cory and Elmer (their beautiful horses), to the time-kept nature of the gorgeous decor… It truly was our home away from home and we cannot wait to return every year!
-Ashley D. on April 30, 2017
Don’t make a final event planning decision before checking out Jordan Hill Farm!
FYI if you’re looking for a picturesque setting for any celebration or gathering, I personally recommend Jordan Hill Farm. The farm is gorgeous, the event spaces are open and airy with incredible views, and scenic photo opportunities abound. The couple who run the farm are very nice, personable, professional and down to earth people who are welcoming and are ready and willing to answer all your questions and help you in any way they can. Joyce clearly has a flair for decorating and so can make the place look even more lovely depending on your requirements. She even does hair and make-up, and so can help with that if your event calls for such primping! Seriously, don’t make a final event-planning decision before checking out Jordan Hill Farm!
-Diane on February 4, 2017
A little piece of Heaven at Jordan Hill Farm
My husband and I, along with our daughter and her family stayed at Jordan Hill for a week. There were 6 of us and we were able to spread out and really enjoy our time in this beautiful, relaxing home. The minute we arrived, my granddaughter and grandson (11 year old twins) made their way to the horses. The horses are very sweet and the kids loved spending so much time with them and feeding them apples and carrots. Also, being able to watch the horses from inside the house was a real treat. Upon arrival, Joe was very welcoming, showing us around and giving us a tour of the kitchen. He was wonderful. We requested Chef Tim’s services (Jordan Hill Catering) to cater a birthday dinner for my daughter and her husband who were both having birthdays. The dinner he provided for us was absolutely delicious and he set it up in high style in the dining room, very professionally done. Wow — I sure wish he lived closer to us; we would be using his services all the time. What a treat! Some of the things that we loved:
–The front porch swings — we spent hours out there just enjoying the peace and quiet…awesome
–The wonderful kitchen — it is full of everything you could possibly need for cooking. My daughter and I love to cook, so this was a real treat.
–The deck in the back of the home — there are several patio tables and chairs, very comfortable, in a very serene environment
–The fire pit in Jordan Springs — Joyce and Joe even provided chairs and and set the fire logs up for us.
–The abundant first breakfast provided for us — Joyce provided enough food for our first breakfast that we were able to use it for several days.
What a nice gesture and very much appreciated.
–The scenery is awesome..85 acres of rolling hills and trails. Wow, we just soaked it in.
–The hot tub which was well maintained…we enjoyed sitting out there on the deck in the evenings and overlooking the rolling hills.
–Elliott and Rigley, the dogs — the kids loved cuddling Joyce and Joe’s dogs, and our dog fit right in with them.
Thank you, again, Joyce and Joe for a wonderful week at Jordan Hill Farm. We look forward to coming back.
Mickey W. on October 26, 2016
Jordan Hill Farm, Richmond, Kentucky, Vacation Home Rental
The home was one of the most comfortable and relaxing rentals where we have stayed. The home had the ability to house 4 families and allow for cooking and dining of the families while enjoying the beauty of rolling hills and valleys. The walking paths were safe and accessible for the young children in the families. A evening on the porch swing and night in the hot tub facilitated the family connections and communications which we were hoping for when planning. Above all, there were horses in the barn! (I love horses!)
The historic home was transformed to a birthday celebration and dinner. The dinner was catered by JHF Catering LLC and the food was greater than requested and the serving environment was very professional. We had a wonderful evening of eating, laughing and visiting!
The Vacation Home and owners were warm and accommodating. They fulfilled the dream which I have had for years! The vacation and dinner celebration were greater than a dream come true for me! Thank you!
-Sandi I. on June 10,2016
Cozy farmhouse with stunning views
Jordan Hill is an amazing property perfect for a family reunion or girls-weekend. The interior is casual and comforting (and true to the photos), the hot tub overlooks the barn and valley, and the owners are very welcoming. Joe & Joyce provided us with the “fixings” for a hardy breakfast for our first morning there which was really nice. We spent time visiting with her and her husband, they believe in making the Jordan Hill experience as carefree as possible, which is evident in all of the small details they pay attention to: gas grill, charcoal grill, board games, outdoor games, Direct TV available in the bedrooms, etc. We took a hike to the waterfall/creek bed which was quite the workout but well worth it. We took day trips to Richmond, Berea, and Versailles, but if you wanted to stay on the property and just hang out and do outdoor activities you wouldn’t miss out. Joyce knows EVERYONE so if you mentioned Jordan Hill people were even more welcoming than they already are. I would highly recommend this property to anyone!!
-Brynn H. on May 5, 2016
Joyce & Joe
Thank you for sharing your home with us. Everyone loved the place and we had a memorable 21st Girl’s Weekend. We couldn’t ask for anything more.
Don’t be surprised if we’re back soon!
– Karen H. on May 1, 2016
A Gem hidden among the Horses
Jordan Hill Farm was not as advertised. Joyce was obviously being modest in her description. It exceeded our expectations. We were there for the Breeder’s Cup and we sure wished we would have booked two extra days to experience all of the farm. The country farmhouse is well taken care of. The house is HUGE. Plenty of room for everyone. We had 5 of us in our group and should have brought more.
My favorite part of the farm was the three horses right off the back deck. Being city folk, we felt at home with feeding the horses carrots and apples.
Joyce was superb at giving us all the details and took care of any questions we had. We hardly knew she and her husband were close by.
When the Breeder’s Cup returns to Lexington, or any other excuse we can use to come stay here, we definitely will. A gem hidden among the horses!
-Rod K. on November 9, 2015
A Pleasant Place to Gather
“We live in Madison County, but our home just isn’t big enough for the families of all seven of our kids. Luckily we found Jordan Hill Farm on the internet and rented it for Columbus Day Weekend in 2014. We have gathered in other facilities at other times, but Jordan Hill Farm is definitely quieter, more private, than anywhere we have been. It is also a more interesting, more fabulous, house – the brochure cannot do justice to all its intricacies and features.
“The kitchen is extremely well equipped, the bedrooms soulful, and the living and dining rooms are spacious. The farm is real nice for walks – around the circle for toddlers and infants in backpacks, and down to the creek for the older kids and adults. Joyce and Joe were inconspicuous except when we needed them, and then they were at our service immediately, graciously, and helpfully. We recommend Jordan Hill Farm for others needing a pleasant place to gather in Northern Madison County, Kentucky.”
– George & Connie on October 12, 2014
Great Rental! Jordan Hill Farm is a great getaway from the city…highly recommend!
Jordan Hill Farm was as advertised…an old country farmhouse (believe some it dates back to the 1800’s) that is well taken care of and well decorated indoors to feel like you’re in a rustic retreat. The location is about 20 minutes off of I-75…only about 9 miles, which tells you that it is pretty remote and is a winding, tight road to get back into the location. It’s about 2 miles into a dead end, so you’re truly by yourself out in the country.
Few of my favorites about the place…the view from the back deck (looks over a huge expanse of rolling KY forest), the horses (3 horses actually on-site that you can feed apples too…our kids absolutely went crazy with this!), the inside (all wood, old den w/ loft for sleeping, plenty of room for 3 couples – although with kids, they’ll be in the same room as you), and the exterior 85 acres with plenty of hiking trails (definitely go down behind the barn to the creek bed…very unique setting of rock cliff faces into the creek bed). About a 30 minute drive to Berea which was a nice excursion.
Joyce also does a great job with providing hospitality throughout, specifically with providing enough food for a full breakfast (to feed 8 people) which was very nice. The one thing to note (just to provide full clarity) is that Joyce lives on-site in a separate garage/apartment. This didn’t impact the weekend at all for us, just a heads up in case that would be weird for anyone to know that the person you’re renting from is still on the property.
I’d definitely recommend the location to friends/family and hope to make another trip back in the future to Jordan Hill Farm!
-Adam M. on October 27,2015
Home base for any occasion
Our Son got married in Lexington over Memorial Day weekend. We had family come from all over the country. This was a perfect home for everyone to gather. The kitchen is amazing, large and accommodating. The house has everything you could possibly need, even some groceries! There were long walks by the creek, and hours spent on the porch and deck. After the wedding we hosted a Family Reunion at Jordan Hill Farms. There was volleyball, baseball, and bubbles for the little ones. the owners Joyce and Joe were excellent hosts. We would recommend this gorgeous home to anyone! Thanks for an incredible week!
-Peggy Richland on June 7, 2015
This was our group’s second year at Jordan Hill Farm. We originate in Georgia, Ohio and Indiana so this was an equal drive for everyone. Suffice it to say that we had another outstanding weekend catching up on our lives, golfing, telling tall tales and enjoying food and drink. Owners Joyce and Joe provide fantastic hospitality, wonderful accommodations and a secluded working horse-farm location. You won’t be disappointed.
-Jack and Debbie on May 21, 2015
Perfect Site for Family Reunion
A beautiful, warm, comfortable and spacious home with a fantastic kitchen (a stove made for cooks) – all surrounded by scenic rolling hills – it made the perfect spot for a large family holiday gathering. Joyce decorated the entire home just gorgeously including a unique tree. There were 16 of us including my Dad in a wheelchair who managed just fine. The hot tub was a huge hit and so were the horses. We were able to do a long walk by the creek and take many strolls. Jordan Hill Farm made our Christmas. Highly recommended!
-Mindy on January 1, 2015
What do you say when outstanding, fantastic, amazing and fabulous aren’t enough. Everything and I mean everything was over the top from the time we arrived until the time we sadly departed. Our four night family Thanksgiving gathering for our family of eleven kids (ranging from 3 to 15) and six adults was everything we had hoped for and more. The home, the property and more importantly the owners made our experience a memory we will cherish for a lifetime. All of the kids want to know if we can come back every Thanksgiving.
Thank you Joyce and Joe for everything,
The whole Buckey family
-Dan and Evelyn on December 11, 2014
Relaxing family vacation!!!!!!
The pictures of the house and property do not do it justice! What an amazing house and the surrounding landscape are fantastic. Joyce and Joe (and Elliot and Rigley) made us feel at home from the moment we arrived. There are plenty of things to do on the property as well as the surrounding area. Joyce was so helpful to us in providing us with lots of places to visit. We enjoyed our trips to Louisville and Lexington (close enough for an easy day trip). We had a great time with our kids (2 teenagers and a 11 year old) playing badminton, fishing, feeding and brushing the horses, relaxing in the hot tub or just swinging on the porch. What a great way it spend a week with the kids! We will definitely be back again to JHF! Thank you for such a wonderful vacation!
-Traci T. on August 28, 2014
What a wonderful experience! A lovely setting, lovely hostess, lovely time, what else can we say? EXCEPT, our girls weekend included a variety of spa services and we’re refreshed and beautified by Sonja and Joyce. A totally memorable experience.
-Jo on July 13, 2014
A Sliver Of Heaven!
“People come and go throughout our lives. Some make an outstanding imprint. I would like to Commend the owners Joe and Joyce for welcoming complete strangers into there home to enjoy it as much as they do! My mother has been living off and on with Breast Cancer since 2009. As she is nearing the end of her battle, she asked for one last family vacation. The idea of renting the farm house seem to be the best option for our family. I was nervous but Joyce made me feel comfortable and excited. By the time of our arrival, mom was growing weaker. Joyce made sure mom was settled before showing us her home. We were flabbergasted on how much nicer it was in real life. The views were breathtaking.
“For a family that is use to camping, we had so much that we did around the farm and in the mountains that we didn’t need to do anything else offsite. In the pictures of the kitchen it looked small, but in reality we had five people cooking, sometimes two babies and a 100+ lb dog undertow and still had enough room to move around. There were maps, brochures, children books on The Appellation Mountains, art books that would muse the artist and history books that would intrigue the history buff. If I had any questions or what I thought was a problem, Joyce would answer it or take it lightly and tell me to relax and have fun. She even would check in to see how mom was doing.
“Unfortunately we had to get the wheelchair out. For the most part we could move her around at ease. Older homes were built with wider door frames. There was a step to get in the house and in the bedroom on the first floor. The bathrooms are not wheelchair accessible, but we made do. Joyce also introduce us to a photographer friend of her’s. Between mom getting weaker and me wanting a horse in the picture with us, I didn’t think we could get the schedules to fit, but in the end it all worked out.
“Two days before the family portrait, Joyce washed the horses. When I came out of the bathroom (that was located in the first floor bedroom), I was frozen in the beauty of the love Joyce’s has as she washed one of the horses. For me this was a beautiful moment that I will always remember. Oh! Mom sat in her wheelchair outside and watch for about an hour. The whole family had such a wonderful time and will recommend Jordan Hills Farm! Their imprint will be with us for ever. Thank You So Much for Sharing A Sliver Of Heaven!”
– Kim W. on June 15, 2014
Peace and Quiet in Beautiful Surroundings
“We booked Jordan Hill Farm for a weekend golf get-away. This place is awesome! Beautiful accommodations and tranquil surroundings made it a perfect place to catch up with old friends. Easy access to Richmond and Lexington. Equally impressive were the owners, Joe and Joyce, two of the friendliest people you will meet. Truly a great experience.”
– Jack Benson on May 15, 2014
Wonderful getaway with all the comforts of home!
“We stayed at Jordan Hill Farm to attend the Kentucky Derby and enjoy nearby Lexington. The house and grounds were perfect. Even better in person than in the pictures. Loved that we could bring our dogs. Great getaway! Would definitely book again!”
– Katie Ellis on May 11, 2014
Such a relaxing quiet place to visit!!!
“Jordan Hill Farms was the perfect place for our family to meet for Easter weekend!! The home was incredible and had everything we needed! The property was beautiful and made it easy to relax! Joyce went out of her way to dye Easter eggs and fill Easter baskets for our family and hide them around the house in the morning to surprise us!! The home is still a reasonable distance to Lexington also! I would recommend this for anyone looking for a quiet relaxing getaway or even reunions or events!”
– Amber Haywood on April 26, 2014
Better than Home Away from Home
“My mom chose Jordan Hill Farm from several contenders as a “central” spot to meet for Thanksgiving weekend. We arrived from Nevada, Ohio, and Tennessee and couldn’t have asked for better accommodations! Joyce was extremely helpful during the planning process and had a farm-fresh turkey and fridge stocked with all the fixings for a delicious country Thanksgiving breakfast waiting for us when we arrived. She made us feel completely at ease in her home and gave us the run of the place. She had everything we needed (and more) in her kitchen to prepare our Thanksgiving dinner. Between Joyce’s hospitality, her beautiful house, the scenery, Elliott (the BIG farm dog in a little body), the horses, and the evenings spent roasting marshmallows in the fireplace, we found a little bit of heaven in Richmond, KY. It’s the perfect gathering place for family reunions, weddings, and girls’ (or guys’) getaways. Just be sure to follow Joyce’s directions to the house, because if you follow your GPS, you WILL get lost (as some members of our party discovered).”
– C. Young on 12/22/2013
Norman Rockwell Thanksgiving
“We flew from out west to meet our daughters and their families at Jordan Hill farm for Thanksgiving. It was a perfect holiday with lots of room inside and outside. The owner Joyce made everything wonderful by warmly welcoming us, leaving us special treats, showing us around and then leaving us to have a joyous family holiday gathering. The house, the surrounding acreage, animals all couldn’t have been more wonderful. I hope to return. (Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children).”
– Roxana Ford on 12/15/2013
“Jordan Hills Farm was a perfect location for my Stress Free Food Preparation with Katya workshop. It is a place to relax and enjoy amazing views. I am in love with Jordan Hills Farm and will be coming back again and again!”
– Katya Trent, Wellness with Katya, Richmond, KY
Spending Time with the two of you was a huge bonus!
“I wanted to write and thank you for sharing so much of yourselves with all of us. I’ve always loved Kentucky/Tennessee for the beautiful terrain; and our friend’s referral to meet there was perfect. That we got to meet and spend time with the two of you, which was a huge bonus! Thank you for everything and we’ll tip one to you both when we all get together in July at our cabin!”
Refreshing, Relaxing, Private Retreat
“Our family of 8 completely enjoyed this Home on 85 acres. It actually rained the entire stay but that didn’t deter us from the lovely trails – including the bunker wall from the Civil War and the clear rainwater stream/waterfalls! The home was clean, beautiful and felt like home. Joyce is very hospitable and kind. My children loved Elliott as well (the sweet dog!) As far as good food away from home, we enjoyed Gillum’s Sports Lounge! I would recommend this vacation rental to anyone coming through the Lexington, KY area. Thank you, Joyce! Recommended for: Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway.”
– John & Kelley Sweeney
“We had a fabulous & relaxing time at your farm. Your home is gorgeous, we loved the horses and appreciate your hospitality.”
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