Thursday, February 25, 2021

WILD LIGHTS LANTERN FESTIVAL AT THE LOUSIVILLE ZOO

 THE WILD LIGHTS LANTERN FESTIVAL RETURNS TO THE ZOO

What fun the WILD LIGHTS FESTIVAL will return to the Louisville Zoo March 19 - May 30, 2021

The fun starts daily at 6:30 pm and masks and advance tickets are required

More than 50,000 LED lights are used in the thousands of handcrafted silk-covered lanterns. This year more than 70 new lantern displays will be placed throughout the walkways around the zoo.


Wednesday, January 20, 2021

WINTER SPECIAL

 WINTER SPECIAL AT THE INN

Come in out of the cold to our cozy rooms and soak in a whirlpool tub or sit in front of a fire place.

Order a flight of your choice of 4 premium Kentucky Bourbons or a special Bourbon Hot Toddy. This is the month to relax and rewind from a crazy year and look forward to a much better time to come! 

glass with bourbon and honey and lemon mixture with cinnamon stick for garnish called a bourbon hot toddy

Make reservations at one of Louisville's great restaurants or order it delivered  to the Inn and we will have plates and silverware for you....you know it tastes much better on real plates!


Friday, May 15, 2020

NATONAL BUTTERMILK BISCUIT DAY!

IT'S BUTTERMILK BISCUIT DAY HERE EVERYDAY!

We have buttermilk biscuits here everyday. You used to only find them in the south but now they have become so popular that they can be found in trendy restaurants all over the country. Ours are made with just three ingredients: self rising flour, butter, and buttermilk.  Warm from the oven with honey drizzled on them or loaded with some jam they are fabulous. Or if some are left over try some butter on them and then broil them till crispy...yummy!


plate with bisuits sunny side eggs,bacon, strawberry, glass of orange juice, and syrup pitcher on the side of the plate on a table

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



Monday, August 19, 2019

A UNIQUE HORSE FARM TOUR

NOW YOU CAN PET A DERBY RACEHORSE

The Kentucky Derby Museum and Unique Horse Farm Tours have combined a tour of the iconic Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby Museum and two horse farms in Lexington.  The tour begins a 8am at Churchill where you stand along the rail and watch the racehorses at their morning workouts on the track. Guests then explore the Kentucky Derby Museum and watch the wonderful movie "The Greatest Race".  Then everyone will board a van a ride to Lexington to visit two horse farms where guests get up close and personal with mares and foals and get to pet and feed them. The day long trip includes lunch at Wallace Station...a fun place that has been featured on the food channel.
The tour includes transportation to and from Lexington, lunch and two day tickets to the Derby Museum. $150 per person 
For more information you can all 502-637-1111 or go to derbymuseum.org



two mares grazing in a rolling kentucky farm with white fences and trees in the background

Monday, May 20, 2019

TIME TO GET OUTDOORS AND EXPLORE LOUISVILLE

TWO NEW WAYS TO EXPLORE THE LOUISVILLE OUTDOORS

Louisville is a city full of wonderful parks. The Riverfront Park and the Walking Bridge are favorites of locals and visitors. Many of my guests have visited Bernhiem Forest in the last month and loved the large sculptures. We have two small walking parks a block from the inn as well where guest take an early morning walk before breakfast.
 The newest addition to the 21st Century Parks system just opened to the public May 10. MOSS GIBBS WOODLAND GARDEN is located in Broad Run Park - the southernmost section of the Parklands of Floyds Fork. The 15 acre garden  invites walkers to stroll over stone walkways, cross a dry laid stone bridge,  walk winding trails amid natural flora and fauna with views of the landscape from several decks and round  three tree roundels.
It really is an enchanted space  with 47,000 new plants that were added to the existing plants and trees including the huge bur chestnut that is 125 years old. And a real plus is that the area is accessible to visitors of all ages and abilities.



pathway across and stone bridge through a forest with rustic handrails
stone garden area laid out like a round mozaic with green bushes planted in a circle around it


THE LOUISVILLE QUEST!


a group of people on a tour in front of the belle of louisvilledoing the scavenger hunt

Here is something fun to do in Louisville with a group of friends or family members. The Louisville Quest is part race, part scavenger hunt and part historical, sight-seeing tour. Teams compete  against each other to answer challenge questions and solve puzzles to get from location to location in the least amount of time...all for fun and discovering Louisville while you go!

Participants get to choose from different quests such as The Original which explores history and museums, or the Bourbon Quest which explores the downtown distilleries and bourbon history.
Check out www.thelouisvillequest.com for more information and to buy tickets.