My wife and I have taken many trips over our 30 years together, but were never bold enough to try a bed and breakfast. We're glad we did. The Rocking Horse is amazing – in both style and service. It's old, yes, but that's a big part of its charm. John and Ricardo are excellent hosts, helpful without being overwhelming. You don't have to pay $28 a day to park, like some of the hotels in downtown Louisville. That makes the room rates even more appealing. One other note, the website does not do the property justice.
- 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