About Seven Creeks Bed & Breakfast
The story of Seven Creeks starts over 200 years ago …
Seven Creeks Bed and Breakfast is owned and operated by Innkeepers Jan and Derrell Elkins.
Over 200 years ago, Dr. Elkins’ great-grandfather purchased the land where Seven Creeks now stands. Over the years, the property was passed down through the Thweatt family, from Dr. Elkins’ great-grandfather to his grandfather, to his mothers, and finally, to him and Jan, in 1993.
The farm had been neglected for many years, and the work began. Although high-school sweethearts Derrell and Jan grew up in Kentucky, they left the state when they were married and had been away for almost 40 years. In 1993, they lived in Indianapolis, Indiana, and traveled to the farm as often as they could. In 1997, they built a log house on the property, made from logs cut over 200 years ago by Derrell’s great-grandfather. In 1998, they moved a corncrib from Derrell’s grandparent’s farm and converted it into an outside kitchen. The outside kitchen is now Jan’s potting shed, and you can see it from Soldier Creek bedroom.
Cooking in an outside kitchen is very popular in Louisiana, where the Elkins once lived, but it can be pretty chilly place to make chili during a cold Kentucky winter. So in 2000, they added a bedroom, laundry room, and most importantly, an indoor kitchen. This was sufficient for a few years until their boys started coming to the farm to hunt with their father and show friends the wonders of Western Kentucky. So, in 2002, the Elkins added another kitchen, as well as a family room, sunroom, bath, and bedroom to what had once been a true log cabin.
But with all their building, the Elkins did not build a garage. In 2006, they started talking about adding a garage to the property. Meanwhile, Jan had always thought it would be so much fun to own a bed and breakfast. They had plenty of land and such a beautiful place for guests to enjoy that they decided to build a bed and breakfast with a breezeway to the main house.
They named the place Seven Creeks, after, yes, the seven creeks that cross the Elkins’ property.
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