Wednesday, April 29, 2020

THIS SHOULD BE DERBY WEEK!!!!

NO DERBY THE FIRST SATURDAY IN MAY 2020

two silver julep cup with mint sprigs in them sitting on a metal tableThis is only the second time in the 146 year history of the Kentucky Derby that it will not run on the first Saturday in May. The other one was in World War II. The Covid-19 pandemic has cancelled large gatherings around the world and the Derby is one of them.

Louisvillians don't know what to do with outselves this week... We are so used to all the special events that happen each day the week preceeding the Derby and the parties and the food. It's too quiet here! I've been working in the yard and the everything is beautiful for sure...but there is no one here to admire it!

I will miss my guests who have been coming for 17 years...this would have been year 18. It's such fun to see what hats and amazing outfits they are wearing each year. They know more about the horses and Derby history than me!

But when Saturday rolls around I will bring out my official Kentucky julep cups and fix a mint julep, sing my Old Kentucky Home and shed a tear or two. There will be some special programming on TV about past Derbies  and then a virtual Derby that should be fun to watch. Not as good ...but better than nothing for sure!

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

THE GARDENS ARE GORGEOUS THIS SPRING

COVID-19 CAN'T STOP OUR GARDENS FROM BLOOMING

The gardens here at the Inn are just gorgeous this year! We had a very mild winter with lots of rain which all the plants and bulbs seemed to love.  My dogwoods and azaleas have never been more beautiful!  And out weather has been so nice that the porches are open and ready for sitting and sipping your favorite beverage.

At any one time we are only booking 4 of our 8 overnight accommodations so each room has their own private patio or porch to enjoy!  And of course we will be delivering your breakfast to your room...breakfast in bed...what fun!
patio of the Derby room with two metal chairs with cushions and a table with and pink geranium on itview of the back of the rose cottage with porch with two wicker chairs and steps and garden
view of the main house front porch with four white wicker chairs with cushions and tables with flower arrangements on them