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Essence of the Bluegrass

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Greenville, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

We just stayed and Ashley was so wonderful to work with. This is a beautiful home in a wonderful location. We would visit again. We stayed in the Bourbon room and enjoyed the fresh baked cookies upon arrival.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I recently visited Essence of the Bluegrass. It was our home for 4 nights as we visited the KY Bourbon Trail. Upon arriving we were greeted by a very friendly Australian shep mix named "Waylon". He was a doll. Always greeting you looking for you to pet him. The house is absolutely beautiful inside. The furniture is... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

My wife and I stayed here for only one night, but wish it could have been longer. This is a gorgeous house in a beautiful setting of pastures and horses. It is located near both Lexington and smaller towns such as Paris, so you have a nice choice of things to do and places to go for dinner. The real... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Very nice way for us Michiganders to be welcomed to Kentucky. Very nice place, laid back and nice people. Got there much later than we told them to find a note on the door and everything ready for us to use like it was our own.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

My newly wedded wife and I stayed at the Essence of the Bluegrass the night after our wedding night. We were sort of desperate at the time to find a place to stayed and was thrilled when we found a bed & breakfast that had open rooms that were cheaper than most other bed & breakfasts rooms. We had a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

I highly recommend a stay at Essence of the Bluegrass. We stayed there recently with a bride and bridesmaids in 3 of the beautiful rooms. The Keeneland suite was stunning and spacious. It was a perfect place for the bridal party to get ready before the wedding and for the bride and groom to stay on the first night of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

A gorgeous place to stay out in the country! We really loved the beautiful rooms, hot tub on the deck, horses, the breakfasts and our host! Each room has its own bathroom, which is a definite plus. It's not very far from Lexington and for lunch or dinner, try The Windy Corner... It was a very authentic restaurant/market and the... More 

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

We were looking for a romantic place to get away. And we found that and more. Beautiful house, nice location, wonderful room (highly recommend the suite that we stayed in). The location is nice and quiet but Lexington proper and surrounding communities easily accessible. Best part was our wonderful hostess, Ashley- who never hesitated to make our stay wonderful. No... More 

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Celina, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

This is a wonderful B&B. The house is beautiful and the service is incredible. Ashley is great at what she does! Its surroundings are also incredible, and make sure to look up to the sky and check out the stars at night. Can't say enough of how great this place is. The day of our stay, I received a call... More 

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Cupertino, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

This place is amazing. The house is like something out of Gone with the Wind: truly epic. And it's set back in the countryside with horses grazing around you and no road noise. The hostess was very nice and concerned with making our stay as great as possible. The food was excellent and timing was very flexible. Our room was... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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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 40511-9579
Location: United States > Kentucky > Lexington
Price Range: $149 - $249 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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