A Gem In The Rough - Green Farm Resort

(6/15/09) - During the Crusade For Children remote at Rough River Lake, Shelia and I discovered Green Farm Resort in Falls Of Rough. It was like we stepped back in time...

I've told Shelia this many times - if I had the money, I'd love to buy and old ghost town, restore it and turn it into a resort for people to come and relax in.

Someone has done that with Falls Of Rough, Kentucky.

Welcome to Green Farm Resort located at the actual Falls of Rough just off Kentucky 110 near Rough River Lake State Park.  This is the Green Mill General Store, built in the 1800's as part of the sprawling 6,000 acre farm that had been part of the Green family for over 140 years.  The store now serves as the headquarters for the new Green Farm Resort development.

Still pretty much as the Green family left it, here's an interior shot of the Green Mill General Store which will soon be restored and stocked with grocery and country store items for future patrons.

To the right of the Green Mill General Store - and just left of the Falls - is what was the Green family sawmill.

Water so still it looks like glass...until it goes over the Falls of Rough.

This shot is computer wallpaper material for sure!  The historic Falls of Rough with the old mills weathered by time.  Stare, relax, enjoy.

On the other side of the historic falls and old mills, you see signs of the new development for Green Farm Resort.  The plan is to have several cabins and an RV park for tourists all built around this beautiful landscape.

Oh, did I forget to mention the old iron bridge?  Here I am looking back toward the Green Mill General Store and sawmill.  The bridge is for walkers only but used to handle the traffic of those doing business with sawmill many moons ago.

Me and Shelia on the Falls of Rough iron bridge.  What a gorgeous day!  I tell you, I love stuff like this!!

You drive past the general store and you come upon a beautiful golf course which was hopping this day with golfers from Kentucky and surrounding states.  This is the Lafayette club house which is part of the Green Farm Resort already open for business.

And, there is a bed and breakfast here, too!  We didn't have time to take the tour, but the Green Farm Mansion, built by the Green family just after 1821 has been fully restored and is ready for reservations.  The construction, with it's wrought iron balcony and window design reminded us of mansions we've seen along the Mississippi Gulf Coast or around New Orleans.

If you really want to get away, relax, play a little golf and take in a lot of scenery and history, this may be the stop for you.  For more information, you can contact the Green Farm Resort by going to their website, take Kentucky 79 to Falls of Rough and turn left on Kentucky 110 just before you get to the entrance of Rough River Lake State Resort Park, or call them at 270-879-3475.

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  • by Barry Location: Franklin, KY on May 28, 2012 at 03:13 PM
    My wife and I visited Green Bros. Mill in 2008. We found the old mill in very poor condition. The old store and the building adjacent to the mill had been restored. We visited again today, 5/28/2012. We found the old mill in even worse condition. It may be too far gone to save. The old general store building is gone, apparently having burned. The building adjacent to the old mill is already beginning to deteriorate again. Surely there are funds available somewhere for this sort of thing. This is such a terrible shame.
  • by D.T. Location: Indiana on Dec 27, 2010 at 05:32 PM
    The only thing I see is you should be able to choose to look at multi lots instead of them trying to get you into one lot, I would of bought if I had more to choose from, also read all doc's before signing and I did say READ ALL DOC'S there is some fine print. But its very nice golf course,pool, & Bed/breakfast.
  • by Randy Location: Clarksville, TN on Nov 15, 2010 at 07:47 AM
    I received an invitation in the mail to come visit this resort with the understanding that I would receive a free golf set just for taking the tour. I called the information number to set up an appointment and the aldy informed me that in order for me to receive the gift, they would have to pull a credit report on me and my wife. Even though I have excellent credit, I was not going to let someone pull credit on us just to receive a gift. I refused and told her I declined to visit the resort based on this deceptive advertising. Watch out for places like this.
  • by Amy Loong Location: Henderson Ky on Aug 22, 2010 at 02:49 PM
    We just came back from falls of the rough haven't been in a while, Love what you have done to the place sad to see the old store gone but you have defently made a huge wonderful improvement to the area, We will be sure to come see it when you are finished, we use to love coming to the falls and letting the kids play under the water, and we enjoyed the trout fishing this spot holds lots of memories for me this is where I caught my first trout. Which was an awsome experience. would love to see some walking trails around the area so that we can enjoy the senery on foot.
  • by Elizabeth Location: Louisville, KY on Aug 19, 2010 at 08:53 AM
    I have 2 adjoining lots for sale in Green Farm Resort. One is over .5 acres and the other is over .6 acres. They can possibly be combined for over 1 acre with the permission of the developer and make great walkout lots. Future plans include a man-made in which the 2 lots will border! Call me at 502-510-2256 for details.
  • by Brenda on Jun 24, 2010 at 06:26 AM
    My husband and I lucked up on this place some years ago, when we were just out driving the back roads. After seeing these pictures, I see it is time for a return trip. Really neat place. Thanks for the reminder.
  • by Joe Location: Ft. Mitchell, Ky on Jun 3, 2010 at 08:41 AM
    we have purchased property here last year and love it. What a great place to get away from it all.
  • by Richard Location: Elizabethtown, Ky on May 19, 2010 at 04:03 PM
    Do you have a picture of the Hotel or the steam boat House as it was later called? I would like to have a picture of it. I believe it burned in early 1960's. I worked in the store for Miss Jenny in 1962
  • by Gary Pile Location: Mook Ky. on Feb 11, 2010 at 08:53 AM
    The Greeen Farm is lovely. There is another tiny restored "ghost" town in Breckinridge County KY called Mook. The town has been in my family since 1864. The General store here has also been restored. We offer lodging in the side storage rooms and creamery. It's a perfect little getaway.
  • by Roger Location: Indiana on Feb 10, 2010 at 03:59 PM
    I drive 285 miles to go here and toured the property on 1/16/10 and was promised a free cruise, $75.00 gas card and $50.00 food card.I was told that I would receive these gifts in the mail no later than 1/22/10. It is now 2/10/10 and I have not received any of these "gifts". While the property was very nice.I called them on several occastions and each time was told a different lie. The way that they entice people to come to the property is a scam.
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