Originally built in the late 1830s, but magnificently restored. Opening in 2005, In three short years, we were chosen in the Top Ten Best Overall in the US by Bed and Breakfast.com. Chosen by San Francisco Magazine as the “Place to stay on the Bourbon Trail.” And by Knoxville Magazine as the “destination of choice for the Kentucky Derby.” Our private suites are some of the finest in the world. Each suite tells its own story with the tastefully appointed themed classic movie themes, restored hardwood floors, original oil painting, excellent bedding, etc. And our beautiful Huntsman Chase Guesthouse, built in 2010 is an equine themed 3.5 BR, 3.5BA 2,000+ sq. ft. Southern Living plan that is rented as one unit. (In other words, if you just book the downstairs, no one else can book the upstairs. If you just need 2 bedrooms in the guesthouse, you only pay for 2). In the hustle and bustle of our modern world, we all long for a special place where we can just be, where we feel welcomed and pampered in an unobtrusive way; where beauty and a peaceful atmosphere are synergistically joined. Your search is over for an incredible destination that skillfully combines elegant design, impeccable cleanliness and a gracious tangible sense of calm and welcome. Ground zero for exploring world-class horse farms. (2 Triple Crown winners 5 minutes away!) We are also a home base for exploring the very popular Bourbon Trail. Our guests tell us that they feel they have escaped the world behind the old brick wall of the English courtyard. Our full hot gourmet breakfasts are served fresh from our state-of-the-art kitchen every morning to you, our cherished guests. Whether you want to escape or to explore, we excel in exceeding expectations at A Storybook Inn. “Close to Everything, Worlds apart!”
A bit about me. I have a love for design, hospitality, conversation, natural nutrition, and preparing wonderful dishes using fresh “real” ingredients. For example, we use real Maple Syrup, we don’t use hydrogenated or trans fats, we bake with organic flour that it not bleached, etc. I grow a big garden and use as many local and organic ingredients as I can in my breakfasts and snacks for our guests.
I have a background in being a mommy (to three grown wonderful offspring) and in the medical field (nurse) as well as Real Estate. I have also cared for, and raised horses and a menagerie of other animals, including a small dairy goat herd that I hand milked twice a day on a small picturesque horse farm in Woodford County. I was a Realtor in Corporate Relocation. The areas of writing, natural health, and travel are also special loves of mine.
I have had the wonderful privilege of traveling much of the world over the past 3 decades, and it is still my opinion that Central Kentucky horse country is some of the most beautiful countryside of all. Most visitors who come here are taken aback by the beauty of the world class horse farms and their 4-legged equine "royalty” as well as the friendly people. The biggest “complaint” that I ever hear from guests is, “We wish we could stay longer!”