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Reviewed 24 November 2013

Rooms kept unlocked, no key provided. Breakfast was eggs and bacon cooked by the horse trainer. Furnace malfunctioned, room was under 60 degrees. No employee available Saturday afternoon through our departure Sunday. No breakfast or coffee provided. We were promised a fire Saturday eve, but no one was available to make one. Snacks were a package of oreos, tootsie rolls and a container of gum. The complimentary bourbon was nice. Grounds are beautiful.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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5  Thank TessaHDC
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

Enjoyed our time in Lexington, especially staying at Swann's Nest! The location is the best in the Commonwealth to go to Keeneland. It is also close to many of the other area attractions. The owners know where the best places to eat and will gladly make reservations for you. All in all, we go at least twice a year as well others times just to have a relaxing weekend. Thank you rosalie and jason for your hospitality!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Thank icarus1951
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

The house is on a great spot, not more than a couple miles (at most) from the back gate of Keeneland, so you can get in and out with no traffic. Easy to get to Lexington and the Bourbon Trail.

This isn't a pampering kind of B&B, but it's comfortable. it reminds me more of traditional B&Bs, being a working horse farm. Breakfast is fine, but not gourmet. Rooms are comfortable, and part of the house, not hotel rooms. That's what B&Bs are.

The main reason to stay here is to get to Keeneland and the surrounding area. Jason is a great host, and does a good job of welcoming people. If you want to know something about thoroughbreds, he obviously loves them and can probably answer your question.

This is the kind of b&b where you'll likely meet and talk to the other guests, enjoy a drink at the end of the day, and feel like you're visiting at a friend's house. If you don't like that, go somewhere else. If you have been to working farms that are b&bs, you'll like Swann's Nest.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank cmcadams
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

While this a great location for Keeneland Race Course, and we had a pleasant enough two night stay, we felt overall underwhelmed! On arrival we learnt that Rosalie who is glowingly mentioned on the website, is no longer there. Misleading, if that has influenced your decision to stay! Rooms are spacious and clean, however we were very aware of noise from neighbouring room and stairs on other side of our room. Breakfast was a very laid back affair, very much help yourself. Offerings were very standard, certainly no stand apart offering. Host mixed with guests, very easygoing and laid back, a real people person, perhaps more so than being big on detail. Common areas were open to all, including the resident dog, which some guests may or may not like. We felt the attention to detail promoted on the website with write up and photos fell short of the actual. In considering this option, please read other trip advisor comments and make the call, depending on personal preferences.

Room Tip: If neighbouring noise is an issue for you, avoid the room near the stairs, or what could be an interconnecting room.
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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3  Thank Rosemary040
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

We have been enjoying The Swann's Nest at Cygnet Farm for over a decade and don't hesitate for a moment recommending it to others. To be able to stay at a B&B on a thoroughbred horse farm just 5 minutes from the renowned Keeneland Race Course is priceless. In addition, the short drive to the track is on back roads totally surrounded by horse farms!

Rosalie Swann,the founder of the B&B, has just retired. We miss her dearly but she has passed management into very capable hands. Jason has been with The Swann's Nest for many years and has learned the business from top to bottom. He has brought about many wonderful changes. The house is now smoke free. He cooks a hot breakfast as well as offering a continental breakfast. The rooms and house are continually being improved and we believe you will enjoy a stay there as much as we have.

Swann's Nest has always felt like a "home away from home", and this atmosphere remains evident under Jason's strong management!

He is extremely knowledgeable on anything to do with Lexington, horses and horse racing. He is a licensed Thoroughbred owner.
If you want to make arrangements to visit a horse farm, he's the one to go to. He can tell you the best local restaurants and the area's greatest attractions.

All in all Lexington has the most beautiful horse country and the Swann's Nest at Cygnet Farm is the place to stay!

Karen & Hill.
Bay Village,OHWe have been enjoying The Swann's Nest at Cygnet Farm for over a decade and don't hesitate for a moment recommending it to others. To be able to stay at a B&B on a thoroughbred horse farm just 5 minutes from the renowned Keeneland Race Course is priceless. In addition, the short drive to the track is on back roads totally surrounded by horse farms!

Rosalie Swann,the founder of the B&B, has just retired. We miss her dearly but she has passed management into very capable hands. Jason has been with The Swann's Nest for many years and has learned the business from top to bottom. He has brought about many wonderful changes. The house is now smoke free. He cooks a hot breakfast as well as offering a continental breakfast. The rooms and house are continually being improved and we believe you will enjoy a stay there as much as we have.

Swann's Nest has always felt like a "home away from home", and this atmosphere remains evident under Jason's strong management!

He is extremely knowledgeable on anything to do with Lexington, horses and horse racing. He is a licensed Thoroughbred owner.
If you want to make arrangements to visit a horse farm, he's the one to go to. He can tell you the best local restaurants and the area's greatest attractions.

All in all Lexington has the most beautiful horse country and the Swann's Nest at Cygnet Farm is the place to stay!

Karen & Hill
Bay Village, OH

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
3  Thank Clark_Racing
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