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Essence of the Bluegrass

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4343 Mt Horeb Pike, Lexington, KY 40511
Essence of the Bluegrass
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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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Lafayette, Indiana
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Swansboro, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is indeed a beautiful property and we have enjoyed our stays there. We tried to cancel our last reservation a couple of months in advance and could not get a confirmation either by phone or e-mail for several weeks. (If you need to speak with anyone on the phone or by e-mail to make a change or cancellation, beware... More 

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Jerry B, Owner at Essence of the Bluegrass, responded to this review

This is my first response to a post since I opened the business. Since my wife and I have been traveling out of the country most of the winter , we have missed a few phone calls . After our last cruise ,I tried to resend the cancellation email and it must not have made it to its destination as... More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Gorgeous mansion catering to anyone considering a trip to Lexington. Close to all attractions and gracious hosts make it extra- special with touches like Bourbon in your room and a delicious breakfast spread.

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Fort Bragg, North Carolina
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The best B&B we have stayed at in a very long time. Amazing hospitality and great location! Enjoyed feeding the horses and walking the beautiful grounds. The breakfast was delicious and plentiful and the owners, Jerry and Christy were genuine and sincere.. Would definely recommend to anyone looking for a romantic getaway. Can't wait to come back next year!

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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233 reviews 233 reviews
35 hotel reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We chose this B&B from reviews on Tripadvisor and were not disappointed. Located in a fairly new home on a "Gentleman's Horse Farm" it is right in the middle of horse country. It is a bit out in the country so you have to drive to any restaurant or attraction but this is one of the benefits of staying here.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

My girlfriend and I stayed at this wonderful establishment last night. We were so pleased with the facility, the room and the service. We were taken away wonderfully by the scenery also. I am a Kentucky native and grew up here in Lexington, and this was a wonderful experience to bring my girlfriend for the first time to Lexington. We... More 

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Oakville, Ontario
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415 helpful votes 415 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We stayed at this property for one night and found the area to be beautiful. The owner keeps several horses and they will come right up to the fence at the end of the pasture to check you out for treats. There are three very cute and friendly dogs on the property, too. An animal lover will enjoy this B&B... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

Christy and Jerry are wonderful hosts the three nights my husband and myself spent there we felt as though this beautiful property as our home away from home. Such a wonderful experience the accommodation is huge. We loved the Bourbon room our souvenir gift which we enjoyed in the rotunda. Jerry spent time with us explaining his regime with his... More 

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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

The hosts, Jerry and Christy, are delightful! We had 4 couples and were treated like long lost friends. Very modern accommodations beautiful property and close to Horse Park, easy drive to downtown Lexington. If you like horse country you will love this place,,,,,and, very good home cooked breakfasts!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We had a great time. The upstairs master was spacious to say the least with great views of horse farms all around. Breakfast was delightful as well. Christie treated us like family. I guess we'll get to meet Jerry next time.We'll be back.

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