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Rocking Horse Manor Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #6 of 20 Louisville B&B and Inns
Indianapolis, Indiana
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“WONDERFUL property but need to update some amenities”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

I love everything about this Bed & Breakfast - the rooms, the hosts, the food, the decor, the bathrooms, the backyard/courtyard, the location, the hospitality, etc. If I had to critique one thing, it would be that the TV's and cable service need to be updated. Larger flat screen TV, and a cable system that has a guide on it or direct TV or something. Not that I spent much time in the room but after a long day, some of the comforts of home would be nice to have.... Would not prevent a future stay - just a suggestion.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

My lovely girlfriend surprised me for my birthday with a Friday night stay in the Grand Victorian Suite. I was totally blown away with the fabulous restoration with amazing period antiques and stained glass. It truly was like stepping back in time to a more relaxing era, where service and comfort were the rule of the day. J&R were fabulous hosts, and gave us great ideas for things to do in the area. A truly wonderful trip filled with great memories! We will consider this our new "Louisville Home"!!!!!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Tallahassee, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed May 8, 2013

I booked a stay at this property only to get an email saying that their was a new rate. The rate increased over $400/night. Their website had one rate listed and when I booked it they pulled a switcharoo and changed it hiking the rate up 3x the original rate. I would never stay at this property. Travelers beware of this property changing rates.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bloomington, Indiana
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

My husband and I spent 2 nights in the Grand Victorian Suite, and enjoyed it very much. We came to Louisville with no set plans (other than long baths in the oversize tub for me - a luxury I don't have at home). The Rocking Horse provided just the relaxing get-away we were hoping for, and J&R gave us excellent ideas for exploring when we did want to get out. An unexpected bonus was a lovely evening spent reading in the wonderful back yard. The room, breakfast, hosts, and other guests were all delightful components of our get-away. Thanks to previous tripadvisor reviewers for helping me find this gem.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Henderson, Kentucky
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 4, 2013

I stayed with my wife for our anniversary. we had a great time, The room was very nice and clean. the house has been beautifully restored. we could walk to downtown where you can get some great meals and best of all have a few drinks and not have to drive home

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Henderson, Kentucky
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

What an absolutely stunning bed and breakfast!
The minute you open the wrought iron gate, into the beautiful garden you are captured by its charm, built in 1888 the Rocking Horse Manor was lovingly restored in 1994 back to the Richardsonian , Romanesque ,Mansion, it once was.
Proud owners, make you feel at home immediately starting with a lovely tour of their home their knowledge of the renovation and history of the historic downtown is so interesting, and the beauty of it all is the location, you can walk to downtown.
We stayed in the Grand Victorian Suite, it was very romantic, and spacious, but yet cozy and very relaxing.
Breakfast is a unique experience served upon beautiful china, and presentation says it all, a delicious way to start the morning.
We truly fell in love again in our beautiful surroundings, and can't wait to visit again!

Room Tip: In speaking to other guests, we got the impression everyone's room was perfect for what they wan...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

I've had the great good fortune to stay at this wonderful example of old world Louisville charm 3 times now and each time enjoyed a restful, comfortable stay. The breakfasts are beautifully laid out and delicious. The hosts are warm and welcoming, and every detail is in place to make your stay a memorable one.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Rocking Horse Manor Bed and Breakfast

Property: Rocking Horse Manor Bed and Breakfast
Address: 1022 South Third Street, Louisville, KY 40203-2914
Location: United States > Kentucky > Louisville > Old Louisville
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Louisville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
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 

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