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Eighth Pole Inn

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3463 Rosalie road, Lexington, KY 40510 (Formerly Swann's Nest Bed and Breakfast)
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De Pere, Wi
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We love the Eighth Pole Inn! Our room was spacious, comfortable and very well appointed. Jason was a fun host, explaining some basics about raising and racing horses to help us understand more about this part of Kentucky tradition. We enjoyed walking the grounds and visiting in the many comfortable guest areas. Jason's cook-to-order breakfast was delicious. Can't wait to... More 

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Westerville, Ohio
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95 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Recently we visited Lexington and had the good fortune to stay at the Eighth Pole Inn. It was a wonderful place to stay in a beautiful yet convenient setting. Jason was the perfect Host and made us and our friends feel right at home. The suites were spacious and beautifully appointed as a result of this past summer's renovation. Each... More 

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frederick, maryland
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35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

I can't think of a better way to enjoy Keeneland. Our stay with Jason was absolutely perfect. Mornings with Julie as she cooked for us and we chatted was like being with family. Everyone we encountered at 8th. Pole was friendly, gracious and welcoming. For good measure, all of the guests were engaging and talked about how much they enjoyed... More 

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Boston, MA
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

Beautifully renovated inn - walking around the grounds and barn was a highlight, the room was so comfortable and well done. Within a 10-15 drive to the middle of Lexington so you can access the city, but have a restful stay in the country. Lots of great spots to hang out in the inn, delicious breakfast. Jason is a great... More 

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Thank jwong00
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

This bed and breakfast is like a dream come true place for relaxation, luxury, gorgeous scenery and much much more. Jason is not your typical innkeeper; staying at this inn is more like staying at a distant relative's home who gives you full access but you may occasionally see them here and there. Complimentary bourbon, great basement billiards table, huge... More 

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Thank Alice K
Florence, Kentucky
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

We rented out the whole Inn for the bridle party to stay in for our wedding weekend. And we stayed on our wedding night. It has been newly renovated and is absolutely perfect. The breakfast is great. The rooms are spacious and beautiful. The entire property is gorgeous. The operator is friendly, laid back, and accommodating. I would recommend this... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

I feel like I walked into a travel brochure: every day dawned with mist over the Kentucky bluegrass and horses whinnying in the barn. If you love horses, this is the place. Eighth Pole Inn is a working horse farm in the midst of thoroughbred country, just a stone's throw from Keeneland Race Course. It is beautifully renovated and well... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

It is hard to find enough great things to say about this place. The setting and the outside of the house are traditional, but the inside of the house and the barn are brand new, so the rooms are like those in a boutique hotel. The grounds are tranquil, it's great to visit the horses, you are right next to... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Our group of four couples stayed at the Eighth Pole during a quick visit to Lexington. The newly renovated B&B was beautiful inside and out. We enjoyed visiting with the horses and lounging on the outdoor patio where the landscaping was absolutely gorgeous. Our room was very comfortable and tastefully decorated with a nicely finished bathroom. The owner greeted us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

This was a last minute, one-night addition to our family summer trip to Gatlinburg (from Indiana), and SO worth the stop. In fact, we definitely would have stayed had we not had other plans! This is a beautifully renovated bed and breakfast offering major appeal to any horse-loving soul. Our 17-year old daughter was in Heaven with the facilities and... More 

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