"Going to the wood is going home." -John Muir


Down To Earth is about  45 acres of magical land located in mid-south Kentucky, on the Little South Fork River, in Boone National Forest. We are forming a land trust and non profit organization  dedicated to self sustainability and  stewardship of land. DownToEarth is a nature sanctuary,  "back to the land" retreat area, festival grounds, a campground and hands-on learning center for homesteading skills.

As an off-the-grid nature retreat, we offer primitive camping, BiB (bed in the barn), a  fully equipped barn summer kitchen, spring water, bonfires, sweat lodge area, caves, nature walks, river fun, great hiking and neighborhood attractions (Lake Cumberland, Big South Fork Recreational Area with Cumberland and Yahoo Falls, Picket State Park, natural bridges, rock houses, caves and horseback riding galore...)

We have three regular events a year:

DowntoEarth Day Family Reunion - last weekend of April

Log Daze Harvest Festival -second weekend of October

and New Year Eve Burn, bonfire celebraton on New Years.

The grounds are available for other events the rest of the year.


Please contact us if you would like to know more about DowntoEarth,

volunteer or teach a workshop at festivals,

visit the land or use is as your base camp

stay with us and do work exchange,

make arrangements to hold your own event on the land,

make a donation or become a sponsor.

Thank you for visiting our website. We hope to see you soon.

Renata and Thom.




Such a wonderful place to get grounded while being lifted up.


Latest News

  • Log Daze Festival

    DownToEarth Log Daze Gathering this year is scheduled for October 16-18.