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Essence of the Bluegrass

4343 Mt Horeb Pike, Lexington, KY 40511
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Essence of the Bluegrass
Ranked #1 of 5 Lexington B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Merrimack, New Hampshire
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Essence of the Bluegrass was exactly what we came to Kentucky for! Christie and Jerry were very friendly, accommodating and laid back. We enjoyed the yummy cookies, and the complementary sample of Makers Mark that we're left for our enjoyment in our very clean room. The house was amazing, yet comfortable. We were able to enjoy the complementary coffee, juice,... More

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Pipersville, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Essence of the Bluegrass is a wonderful B&B in which to stay while exploring the horse & bourbon country of Kentucky. We spent 4 nights in the master suite upstairs. The room is very comfortable and clean. Christie & Jerry are extremely friendly and accommodating. They invite you to come & go as you please. The kitchen is open and... More

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Elk Grove, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Essence of Bluegrass is a top notch place to stay in Lexington. In beautiful horse country with several horses right in the back pasture to enjoy. The home is beautiful and elegantly furnished. We stayed in the Equine room and enjoyed the outside door. We had the use of the whole downstairs including lots of snacks and drinks. The breakfast... More

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Burlington, Vermont
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The property was gorgeous. You feel the tranquility of being in horse country with horse farms and bluegrass surrounding you. The house is a spectacle itself, giving average folk the chance to experience how the wealthy 1% of our population live. Each room was unique with the suites being of superior quality, however unnecessary as the home is so large... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

My husband made arrangements for staying here when we cycled in the Horsey Hundred this past Memorial day weekend. What a great place to stay while exploring the area. On the second day we cycled right from the B&B. The owners are really friendly, we had the run of the house which I used since I got up early and... More

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Hawthorne, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

My wife and I had a wonderful getaway at the Essence of the Bluegrass. Our stay exceeded our expectations and we will be repeat visitors, We were treated like royalty and enjoyed all aspects,..food, facility, location, the horses and even the family dogs! This is a perfect location for getting out and exploring the Lexington area.

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Coralville, Iowa
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This was an amazing place to stay. Right in the middle of horse country, and the scenery is awesome. The entire home is stunning, with the double staircase entry way, the floor to ceiling fireplace, and the comfortable kitchen. We stayed in the Equestrian Room and loved it. Breakfast was amazing and the service provided by all was top notch.... More

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Minocqua, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

My husband and I spent five nights at Essence of the Bluegrass in April. We enjoyed the very peaceful location of this B and B in the beautiful rolling hills in the Lexington area. We stayed in the Bourbon room which we really enjoyed. The house is beautiful, the owners are very friendly and the breakfast is plentiful. We enjoyed... More

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I stayed at Essence of the Bluegrass in November. I hadn't gotten around to writing a review but, just now, I thought, where could I go to getaway and relax? My mind turned immediately to Essence. When I made my reservation in November all the rooms were booked except for the suite. So Jerry was kind enough to upgrade my... More

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Athens, Georgia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

We made it to our room a few hours after our wedding in east Kentucky. The rooms are gorgeous and the beds are fantastic. We met our hosts the next morning while enjoying a hearty breakfast. Afterwards we sipped on coffee (with a little bourbon, it is KY after all) and played chess. The home itself is large and spacious... More

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Address: 4343 Mt Horeb Pike, Lexington, KY 40511
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Location: United States > Kentucky > Lexington
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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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