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Essence of the Bluegrass
Ranked #2 of 6 Lexington B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Beautiful home with several bedrooms to choose from - large suite is extraordinary (we didn't stay in it but saw it) located on a horse farm with beautiful KY horse farms all around. As you drive up you almost pinch yourself! Rooms were comfortable, very nice breakfasts in the sunny kitchen/informal dining area. If you want to visit the KY Horse Farm or Keeneland Race Track (A MUST SEE), there are both close by. We only had 2 nights here but loved every minute. Ashley (the Innkeeper) was helpful, friendly and made our stay everything we had hoped for.

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  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

We love this B&B for many reasons, first Ashley always makes us feel welcome and we consider her a friend. The house is wonderful and all of the rooms offer privacy but I recommend the Keeneland Suite during your stay. Breakfast is always enjoyable and you get the chance to chat with other guests as well as Ashley. While off the beaten path it is a quick trip to anywhere Lexington which is a plus! We will return again for another stay!!!

  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 July 2016

We just stayed and Ashley was so wonderful to work with. This is a beautiful home in a wonderful location. We would visit again. We stayed in the Bourbon room and enjoyed the fresh baked cookies upon arrival.

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  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

My wife and I recently visited Essence of the Bluegrass. It was our home for 4 nights as we visited the KY Bourbon Trail.
Upon arriving we were greeted by a very friendly Australian shep mix named "Waylon". He was a doll. Always greeting you looking for you to pet him.
The house is absolutely beautiful inside. The furniture is very comfortable for relaxing after traveling around the countryside all day.
We stayed in the Bourbon room. Fitting for our vacation. The room was furnished elegantly. The bed was very comfortable after a full day of sightseeing.
Ashley, Angela, and Christy made some amazing breakfasts for us. They were all such gracious hosts. We were set for a full day of Bourbon tastings after a very filling breakfast.
The owners of the property have a couple of horses that you can walk down to and pet.
It was nice to sit out under the gazebo in the evening with a bourbon in hand.
We will definitely be staying at Essence of the Bluegrass the next time we are in Lexington.

Stayed: June 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 June 2016

My wife and I stayed here for only one night, but wish it could have been longer. This is a gorgeous house in a beautiful setting of pastures and horses. It is located near both Lexington and smaller towns such as Paris, so you have a nice choice of things to do and places to go for dinner. The real treat of this bed & breakfast is Ashley, probably the sweetest innkeeper we have ever met. We had such a great time talking with her during breakfast, which was terrific! While we don't usually stay at any bed & breakfast twice, we would like to return to this one.

Stayed: June 2016, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Essence of the Bluegrass

Address: 4343 Mount Horeb Pike, Lexington, KY 40511-9579
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Region: United States > Kentucky > Lexington
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
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Ranked #2 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Lexington
Price Range: €122 - €203 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Essence of the Bluegrass, located in Lexington, KY provides the perfect accommodations for your visit to the bluegrass region of Central Kentucky. Enjoy the height of sophisticated comfort and friendly service as you lounge in the main family room, with its 25 foot ceilings and stone fireplace, or rest in serene privacy in one of four spacious rooms. Five minutes away from the The Kentucky Horse Park and fifteen from downtown Lexington and Keeneland, your stay will be the best of the Bluegrass. ... more   less 

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