Wow – the photographs on the website do not do it justice. This place is surrounded by beauty that cannot be captured with a camera. You have to see it to believe it. My wife and I arrived early evening due to a late flight and an hour’s drive from Louisville. The innkeeper, Jerry, contacted us en route to inform us that it was Christy’s birthday and they would be out for a celebratory dinner when we arrived at Essence. He let us know how to get into the Equestrian Room, that his wonderful and friendly dogs would greet us and where we could find a cold beverage when we arrived. We were awestruck as we pulled into the driveway and immediately realized that we hit the jackpot on our first night of a Kentucky/Tennessee adventure. After bringing in our bags, we played with their dogs and were greeted by beautiful horses as we took a walk down the narrow country lane adjoining the property. We enjoyed dinner in nearby Georgetown and Jerry had the hot tub heated up and ready for us upon return. The warm, bubbling water under dark skies and abundant stars made for an amazing end to the evening.
The following morning, we were awakened to the delicious aroma of breakfast and Christy was a wonderful hostess for our meal. She even shared some of her abundant wisdom with my wife (who recently had some back surgery) from her former life working in the medical field.
Prior to our departure, Christy topped our stay off with a tour of the barn and their beautiful horses. What a great treat! I only wish that we had another night or two to stay and experience this beautiful part of Kentucky.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Essence of the Bluegrass, located in Lexington, KY provides the perfect accommodations for your visit to the bluegrass region of Central Kentucky. Enjoy the height of sophisticated comfort and friendly service as you lounge in the main family room, with its 25 foot ceilings and stone fireplace, or rest in serene privacy in one of four spacious rooms. Five minutes away from the The Kentucky Horse Park and fifteen from downtown Lexington and Keeneland, your stay will be the best of the Bluegrass. ... more less