About

Joe Bowen and how the Bowen Farm Bed & Breakfast became a hidden treasure of country living!

Hi! I’m Joe and I love meeting new friends…

Joe Bowen inherited a portion of the family farm in Bowen, Kentucky (yes named for his ancestors). He first got the old tobacco barn that was built over 100 years ago and then started taking down other old structures, hundred year old houses, and civil war era church in exchange for the wood he could salvage. He expanded his quest to taking down old general stores and apothecaries. The barn got fat with wood, fireplaces, doors, cabinets, and antiques.

When Joe Bowen completed his second bicycle trip across America (14,000 miles; his first one @23 and second @63 years of age), he came home and delved into his treasure of recycled wood and other great finds. He built his beautiful three bedroom, three full baths, one half bath home with double full length porches. In the Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter and Holidays, his house would be full with his daughters, grandchildren, in-laws and friends… the favorite family getaway.

Time changes things and life happens. So, Joe Bowen decided to finish the apartment he created on one side of the barn and turn his home into a bed and breakfast. He opened his home to the world in July 2013 and since then he has had guests from 17 countries and 30 states. Bowen Farms has hosted several retreats, family reunions, and Gorgeous weddings. This is the perfect place to relax, laugh, and catch up with friends and family.

If you are looking for a great place to get away from the city, or assemble a retreat, or convene your wedding; this is a magical place. The homestead is picturesque. The surrounding area is home to the Red River Gorge, hiking, rappelling, zip-lining,bicycling, and exploring… the land is incredible and filled with warm-hearted people. You will be amazed at what you will find and learn. As for the Bed and Breakfast, I think a tour through photos would best say what I cannot. I will add one thing though, the Bed and Breakfast is Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Jewish, etc. friendly. Joe Bowen understands the various special dietary requirements of people. Please give us a call today and book your getaway. The Bowen Farm Bed and Breakfast can also be found on Facebook. Bowen Farm is located at 315 Bowen Road, Stanton, KY 40380. 606-359-3366 or 606-481-4297 between the hours of 10am-9pm. We would love to have you stay with us and we will fix you a great breakfast!

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Get to know Joe Bowen. The man that walked from Los Angeles to Kentucky on stilts, and later traveled across the country by bike.

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Bowen Farm is the perfect getaway.

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