It is dismaying to see that another traveler gave this a below average review...the horse farms indeed are beautiful but if that person would have bothered to listen they would have realized that it is only because of people like Henry Clay and other earlier affluent Kentuckians that there are the beautiful lineages of race horses today...while history may not be for everyone, you must see this lovely grand old home which has been restored to it's former state. As you venture from room to room, you hear the voices from the past whisper to you...the informative tour winds through the floors of this rambling old estate while giving you a quick lesson on the politics of the Kentucky frontier and the more genteel lifestyle afforded Mrs. Clay and Henry's family. It may not be as PC as modern day dictates, but remember this was a different time, folks. I marveled at the tiny, tiny shoes worn by the ladies of the family and the waist size of the lovely gowns that must have rivaled Scarlett O' Hara. On my last visit to Lexington, we did not tour the home, but rather I took time to drive a friend down Richmond road at dusk just to see the house from the outside, (she had never been)...and as the night crept upon us, the scent of fragrent flowers filled the summer air as the soft light emitted from the windows in the old home. If we squinted just so, we could almost imagine the ladies putting out the lantern and the fine carriage rolling up the drive, home at last from what might have been a long days journey from Frankfort or Paris....the gentle laughter of children as they are called down from climbing the majestic trees on the lawn in time for supper and then off to bed...history is a living thing in such a house, it recalls a simplier time. We hope you will visit this place and perhaps take home a piece of times past and even a new fact or two about the people who lived and loved in this pretty place.
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