John and Ricardo really love taking care of their guests. It's very obvious they take pride in their place. We stayed there to celebrate our one year anniversary. The aesthetics were pleasing. The room (Victorian Suite) was beautiful and smelled like lavender. They provide extras on request. We had chocolate covered strawberries waiting for us. John gave a lovely tour of the home and our room and recommended an amazing restaurant nearby. Later we enjoyed the cozy backyard with some of the complimentary drinks and snacks. The room was very comfortable and quiet. The breakfast was phenomenal (florentine quiche with hash browns, fried ham, banana parfait, and a blueberry muffin). They even have DVDs to watch either in your room or the third floor sitting room. We loved it so much that we want to make it a regular getaway and definitely a tradition for our anniversary.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 1888 Historic Rocking Horse Manor Bed & Breakfast is the house built for one of the Bourbon Barons of Victorian Louisville, Max Selliger, of Max Selliger & Co. Distillery in 1888. Stay in a former Bourbon Baron's home and enjoy the craftsmanship that went into the great homes of Old Louisville. The Rocking Horse Manor is a totally restored 1888 Richardsonian Romanesque mansion. All guest rooms offer all the amenities the modern traveler requires, including in-suite baths, individual room temperature controls and high-speed wireless internet access all throughout, while the house maintains the Victorian architectural features including original stained glass, pocket doors, hand-carved fire place mantels, 12 1/2 foot ceilings, original parquet floors with intricate inlaid borders and original Italian Marble mosaic tiles in the expansive foyer. Enjoy a glass of Bourbon in the parlor or library with wet-bar or outside in the courtyard with its various seating areas in both, sun and shade, large fountain, and view of the impressive façade of the original carriage house. ... more less