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Essence of the Bluegrass

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4343 Mt Horeb Pike, Lexington, KY 40511
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful property in horse country. My son and I spent the weekend and attended the opening of Keeneland and very much enjoyed ourselves. They pay attention to all the little details: Cookies/Maker's Mark Bourbon on your bed when you arrive, nice fluffy towels and robe, nice breakfast. One word of caution, my son was in the Equestrian... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed after our wedding before heading off on our honeymoon in the Keeneland Room. The views around the bed and breakfast were beautiful and the house and the Keeneland Room were phenomenal. The room was spacious, clean, and very comfortable. The room came with plush robes to use during the stay, fresh cookies, and a bottle of bourbon. The... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Overwhelmingly pleased with this choice and place of accommodation for our annual surprise trip...fantastic and calm space for an 11 year old to call home this past weekend while celebrating at BreyerFest & Kentucky Horse Park! Beautiful and open floor plan in the middle of horse farms. Stayed in the Bourbon Room that faces the Arabian horses at pasture in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We chose this lovely Kentuckian home in the midst of the Blue Grass Horse Country to experience the beauty of the countryside and the horses. The home was elegant and the setting tranquil. We stayed in the Vineyard Room which provided us views of the owner's horses and gorgeous sunsets. Our days started with delectable gourmet breakfasts served in the... More 

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Mattawan, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The accommodations, the location, the proprietors, the breakfast; all exceeded expectations. Felt very welcome and enjoyed our stay thoroughly. We will definitely be going back; though it's more than we typically spend for accommodations, it was more than worth the additional investment. Proximity to the city is very deceptive; you feel so isolated, but we were seated and ordering drinks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

My Husband and I just got home from our vacation in Kentucky about 5 minutes ago and I couldn't wait to write a review on the Essence of the Bluegrass so I can share with everyone on Trip Advisor how wonderful this place is! We traveled to Kentucky for our second anniversary and stayed in the Essence of the Bluegrass... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This was selected by the wives for our trip to Lexington. It is a modern large house with four B & B rooms (one very large- the master bedroom). The house if beautiful- the owners were very nice and it is located on a horse farm north of Lexington. They made a nice breakfast for us each morning. It surprised... More 

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Edina, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This B&B is actually a large, modern house in which the owners (Jerry and Christy) live just below the first level. The house is lovely and spacious and surrounded by gorgeous farm country. It's about 15 minutes from central Lexington but easy to get to. Christy made us a great breakfast (didn't need lunch that day) and there are snacks... More 

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Livonia, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My husband & I spent the week after Easter in Lexington for a getaway from the cold, dreary Detroit, MI weather. Our stay at Essence of the Bluegrass was fantastic. Wonderful BnB & wonderful hosts enhanced our great Lexington experience. We will definitely stay here again as it is conveniently located 5 minutes from I-75 & only 10 minutes from... More 

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Lafayette, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

A very large, modern, private home in the midst of horse raising farms, just north of Lexington, on a very quiet and peaceful road. We stayed in the largest room, which was the size of three or four normal master bedrooms - enormous bathroom with spa tub and huge shower, a sitting room with a view to the back of... More 

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