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Essence of the Bluegrass
Ranked #2 of 6 Lexington B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 May 2017

my husband and i in town for daughter's ultimate frisbee tournament. area is gorgeous, with horse farms/stables. house is quiet, large, comfortable. we stayed on ground floor, with easy assess to large, well stocked kitchen we were free to use any time. had daughter and her friends over for easy pasta and salad dinner one night and ate in dining room as they were too tired to go out. kaycee available by text/phone as needed. the other 2 or 3 rooms upstairs had guests for short stays/out a lot so we were able to enjoy the house/kitchen/porch/living area to ourselves most of time. had good dinner nearby at local feed one night. all much more memorable than staying at a chain hotel and equivalent/less cost.

Room Tip: downstairs room best deal though need to keep blinds closed for privacy
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  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

This BB was the best we have ever stayed at! Absolutely everything was picture perfect. Beautiful setting. Accommodating staff. Delicious breakfast Rooms were more than satisfactory. So warm and so inviting. We will be back!!!!

Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

I stayed here during Rolex, and it was so convenient and relaxing. Beautiful views of Kentucky farms, nice rooms, friendly service. Can't beat the location to KHP which was 5 minutes away. Great snacks!

Stayed: April 2017
Thank Frances K
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Reviewed 25 April 2017

We stayed here after a day at Keeneland. It really is a beautiful home and our room was nice but it didn't seem like a real bed and breakfast. The staff was nice enough but the breakfast was average at best and it was obvious the place had been converted from a residence to a B&B just to cover the expenses. It wasn't bad, just couldn't compare to most of the other B&Bs we have stayed at.

  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

We've stayed at essence of the bluegrass twice this year, each time as we were in Lexington for a UK athletic function. Where to start? The house is a spectacular center foyer colonial in horse country. A great place for walks or just relaxing in the gazebo. The most import part of the home is the great room. Unlike many B&B's where the kitchen is for staff only and guests have a sitting room, guests have access to the open first floor, kitchen, nook, and great room. This provides wonderful flexibility, more in the style of a villa than a B&B.

Most important is the manager Kaycee. She is fantastic, making you immediately feel welcome and family. She cooks a wonderful and varied breakfast, but most importantly, takes the time to make sure you are comfortable and have a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with family
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Thank Lee R
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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
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 - €204 (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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