The Rocking Horse Manor B&B exceeded its reputation as the best B&B in Louisville based on our experience. I first went there as a break from the tedium of standard business hotels, and was delighted by the class and elegance of the manor, the attention to detail in decor and the respect for the history surrounding the property. John and Ricardo are the quintessential hosts, providing a warm, friendly welcome, a great ambiance, all the information one needs to know about the town, entertainment and dining options, and a top quality breakfast. The experience was so delightful that I came back with my wife, and we spent several nights playing tourists in Louisville. The second visit to Rocking Horse only reinforced my belief that the this is indisputably not only the best B and B in Louisville, but is at the top of the list of our more general, international experience with B&Bs. In addition, I would say the the value is unsurpassed, as the rates are quite reasonable. My wife and I enthusiastically recommend Rocking Horse Manor. You will not be disappointed!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 1888 Historic Rocking Horse Manor Bed & Breakfast is the house built for one of the Bourbon Barons of Victorian Louisville, Max Selliger, of Max Selliger & Co. Distillery in 1888. Stay in a former Bourbon Baron's home and enjoy the craftsmanship that went into the great homes of Old Louisville. The Rocking Horse Manor is a totally restored 1888 Richardsonian Romanesque mansion. All guest rooms offer all the amenities the modern traveler requires, including in-suite baths, individual room temperature controls and high-speed wireless internet access all throughout, while the house maintains the Victorian architectural features including original stained glass, pocket doors, hand-carved fire place mantels, 12 1/2 foot ceilings, original parquet floors with intricate inlaid borders and original Italian Marble mosaic tiles in the expansive foyer. Enjoy a glass of Bourbon in the parlor or library with wet-bar or outside in the courtyard with its various seating areas in both, sun and shade, large fountain, and view of the impressive façade of the original carriage house. ... more less