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“Disappointed stay at Swann's Nest!”
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Eighth Pole Inn
Ranked #1 of 6 Lexington B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
United States
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Disappointed stay at Swann's Nest!”
Reviewed March 12, 2012

The Bed and Breakfast does look from the *outside* how the pictures are online. I was very upset to walk in the front door and immediately smell heavy smoke. If you are a non smoker this would be very bothersome! It is one thing for the owner to smoke outside but to smoke in the B & B where guest are staying is a whole another story. The smoke was throughout the lower level and in the rooms as well. I had a very hard time sleeping. We even opened the windows before we went out that evening. The room was just okay. It was small and did not have that B & B feel. It just felt like we stayed in a room with old decorations. Her family lived here many years ago and was converted to a B & B. I appreciate attention to detail since we have stayed at several B & B I have a standard. Maybe I am too harsh but I thought the breakfast should be a huge spread. If you are paying well over $150 a night the breakfast should be homemade. The fresh fruit was delicious. You can order eggs if you would like. Other than the fresh fruit and eggs everything else is store bought. We have just had different experiences with breakfast at other B & B....homemade is the key. The owner was very helpful with attractions in the area and friendly. It just didn't have that clean feel at all.....

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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Reviewed March 12, 2012

Our recent visit to the Swann's Nest was a very pleasant one. The location was great (minutes from Keeneland, Lexington, Versailles) and the horse farm setting was beautiful. Our host Rosalie was more than willing to help with any questions we had about the area and we felt right at home. If only Fayette County would do more to support the B&B industry in the Lexington area, there would more places like the Swann's Nest for visitors to enjoy. We would definitely make a return visit.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
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Woodbridge, Virginia
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Reviewed January 29, 2012

We had a wonderful stay at the Swann's Nest, and got the couples' weekend winter getaway that we were looking for! The grounds were a beautiful, memorable horse country setting for this charming B & B! We stayed in the Cygnet Room, which includes a private bathroom and a balcony overlooking the courtyard, looking well manicured even in the dead of winter. The courtyard also features a terrific fish pond and sunset view.

Rosalie and her staff (i.e. her family members) provided us with a delicious continental breakfast each morning. The fresh fruit added a wonderful touch, and we enjoyed the wide variety of choices among coffees and teas. Cookies, snacks, and soft drinks are also available throughout the day. You are free to enjoy the lower level rooms of the gorgeous main house, in addition to most of the grounds surrounding it.

This B & B is all about LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!!! The Swann's Nest is convenient to most major highways and the Bluegrass Airport. It's equidistant from the quiet, country settings of the Bluegrass Region's wineries, distilleries, horse farms and parks, along with the vibe of Downtown Lexington's trendy shops, restaurants, cultural attractions, and the UK campus. We got to experience both settings, which are less than 30 minutes away. The Keeneland Racetrack is practically around the corner!

What we will cherish the most was the dedicated, personable service with which Rosalie and her family offered us. They were always willing to share advice on places to visit and eat, and continually asked if there was anything else we needed. In particular, Rosalie's grandchildren are well-trained and pay close attention to their guests' needs. Well done, kiddos! You'll be great in the business someday soon :)

Room Tip: We thought the Cygnet Room gave us the most bang for our buck!
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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st. louis
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Reviewed October 26, 2011

This was our 4th stay at Swann's Nest. We love it and will return again and again. The atmosphere is like going home. You can be involved as much as you would like, or you can be alone and enjoy the surroundings. Rosalie gives the best restaurant advice and every now and then gives you a good "betting" tip. Close to several touristy attractions like Berea, Kentucky (small artist community), Bourbon trail distilleries, Keeneland Race Track, The Kentucky Horse Park, and many beautiful horse ranches, Swann's Nest is situated in the perfect location.

Room Tip: All Rooms are wonderful.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Lexington, Kentucky
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Reviewed October 5, 2011

We had a wonderful little getaway for the weekend. The B&B is very easy to get to and has wonderful scenery. The entire effect was quite relaxing and pastoral. Rosalie was fantastic and her garden is beautiful. We also were able to enjoy our time and get to know a few of the local horses as well. We would recommend this place to our family and friends.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Ashley I
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed September 5, 2011

A very relaxing, quiet get away.....comfortable....peaceful...all we could ask for. Rosalie is so helpful with ideas as to where to eat, etc ....makes you feel right at home too.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank STEPHANIEh48
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Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed August 22, 2011

This was our second visit, and as the first, it was a great experience. Wonderflul location and very easy to get around Lexington. Rosalie was great as always, and the room was fanstastic! It really is a pleasure to stay there and we have already made arrangements for our next visit!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Eighth Pole Inn
Address: 3463 Rosalie Rd, Lexington, KY 40510-9738 (Formerly Swann's Nest Bed and Breakfast)
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Location: United States > Kentucky > Lexington
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Lexington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Swann`s Nest b&b
Swann`s Nest Hotel Lexington

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