I will get back to our San Antonio visit next week, but I just had to tell you about our recent overnight stay. If you’re traveling, RV or not, near the east side of Louisville, KY, this summer, you are going to want to check out this location.
Every once in a while we get the opportunity to stay at what is known in the RV Community as a great boondocking spot. Members of Harvest Hosts can choose from family-run farms, wineries, breweries, and other small locally-owned businesses to stay for the night for free. The only thing these locations ask in return is that you spend a little money with them to support their business.
We recently stayed at Jericho Farmhouse in Jericho, Kentucky. The Coombs family runs this dairy farm, on-farm market, and ice cream shop. If you’re a Harvest Host member and are looking for the perfect location for a restful night’s sleep, check this place out. Surrounded by their farm and grazing cattle, the Coombs have a welcoming spot for you to recharge.
And if you’re not an RVer, you can still visit and support this small business.
Jericho Farmhouse History
The Coombs family has been in the dairy business since 1969. In 2018 they had to reinvent their business due to events beyond their control and began by making ice cream to sell at local events in their ice cream trailer.
In 2021 they opened their on-farm market and ice cream shop. Their goal is to continue farming so future generations can benefit from their dedication to preserving this wonderful small business.
What They Sell
You don’t have to be a Harvest Host member, or RVer for that matter, to support and enjoy this wonderful small business.
Along with many flavors of ice cream (we can vouch for the salted caramel and peanut butter cup!), they also sell frozen meat, eggs, milk, cheese, local honey, canned goods, and in-season produce. We had delicious fresh asparagus for dinner, and purchased ground beef and beef short ribs which will be eaten in the near future!
In their small shop, they also have craft items, Kentucky-themed products, and shirts with the farm logo.
The Coombs family invites you to check out their website for all the products you can purchase and have shipped throughout the country.
Jericho Farmhouse is open for business Thursday-Sunday from Noon-9 p.m.
Along with items to purchase and take with you, you can sit at one of their picnic tables and enjoy fresh ice cream.
Read more about their history, see what they have to offer in their online store, and get the most up-to-date business hours on their website: https://jerichofarmhouse.com/.
While this location is about four miles off the highway, it is definitely worth the drive. They have space for two RVs and we had plenty of room for our truck and fifth wheel without having to unhitch. We were able to run our generator in the evening and enjoy having the windows open. We would definitely stay there again.
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