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Essence of the Bluegrass

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Orange Beach, AL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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!!!!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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!

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Cincinnati
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...

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Reviewed 10 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...

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Mason, Ohio
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I wanted to get away to horse country in Kentucky. We read many reviews, but after reading reviews for Essence of the Bluegrass we decided this was the place! We stayed in 2 rooms over 2 nights. Both were disappointing. The Keenland Suite is beautiful and very clean. However, it was cold while we were there and...

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Columbia, South Carolina
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Beautiful home on a lovely horse farm with breathtaking views of horses and rolling hills. Kasey and Angela made lovely breakfast in the morning. This is a dog-friendly hotel and the room was spacious and everything was very clean. Do plan to return sometime.

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Springfield, Missouri
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

It's a glamorous house on a relatively small horse farm nestled among many horse farms. It's a quiet area and a great place to take a relaxing walk or run and see a lot of horses and beautiful farms. The women running the place are very friendly and make a good breakfast. We stayed in two different rooms, and actually...

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2Thank Ben C
Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Awesome place to stay- Comfortable, scenic, friendly, and convenient! Truly the essence of the area! Rolling hills and fences, and horses right in the back yard. Very quiet place and a little bit of luxury!

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Nevada City, California
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We arrived late on a stormy evening and had a little trouble figuring out which house we were supposed to be at because we couldn't see through the rain. Our host responded immediately to my call and guided us to the house. There was a note on the door telling us which room was ours and snacks and drinks in...

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Aurora, Colorado
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We've stayed in numerous B&Bs, but never one this marvelous. We don't believe the photos do it justice, one must see it to believe it. The hosts were friendly and down to earth, which made our stay even more pleasurable. We, along with another couple, had the house to ourselves, to explore and relax. The outside grounds are enormous, with...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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 

Additional Information about Essence of the Bluegrass

Address: 4343 Mount Horeb Pike, Lexington, KY 40511
Region: United States > Kentucky > Lexington
Price Range: $199 - $332 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“The room on the first floor is pet-friendly with its own entrance.”
pferna195, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have nice views - the "suite" is VERY large and luxurious (altho we didn't stay in it). .”
334lindat, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the bourbon room.”
71martip, 7 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Keeneland Room is very spacious!”
cmonty11, 12 May 2016 | Read review
“stay several times and try them all”
aggiemfrock, 28 Feb 2016 | Read review
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