The SpacePrivate secured suite with queen-size bed, satellite TV, stereo FM/AM/CD, sitting area, in-room ice maker and complimentary hot beverage service, full bath with laundry facilities. Shared family room and kitchen. Amenities include bath products, hair dryer, complimentary Kentucky picnic breakfast (on request; please let us know about any special dietary needs), and historic house and farm tour.
The house is registered with the Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation. Notable is its connection to Abraham Lincoln. Denton Offutt, employer of Lincoln at the general store in New Salem, Illinois, lived in the house for about 10 years, where he bred and trained Standardbred horses.
The farm is all things Kentucky: horses, tobacco, cattle, corn, soy beans, alfalfa, and grass hay.
A farm and house tour are complimentary.
We are experienced certified tour guides for Fayette County and Central Kentucky. Half-day and full-day guided tours are available. Ask for seasonal rates. (Tours are self-drive in your vehicle.) Guest AccessAccess to entire first floor, including immaculately restored dining room, main hall, and parlor of 1830 Kentucky hemp plantation home with authentic 19th century antique furniture. Interaction with GuestsWe will be available as desired. Spend your private time in your own room, or sit with us for the evening. The NeighborhoodThe farm is located in Northern Fayette County near the rural settlement of Loradale. Many properties, including the farm, are protected under the Fayette County Purchase of Development Rights program, one of the most progressive rural land management initiatives in the nation.
Nearby farms include Claiborne (which offers free tours daily at 11:30 a.m.) and the Kentucky Horse Park (less than 10 minutes away). Keeneland Racecourse is 20 minutes away. Getting AroundInterstates 75 (north-south) and 64 (east-west) are just 10 minutes away. The property is 20 minutes from Bluegrass Airport (LEX). Taxi service from the airport is expensive ($60+). Other Things to NoteThe house is located on a working farm, with all things representing Kentucky agriculture: horses (Lexington is the "Horse Capital of the World" and the largest cattle market east of the Mississippi), corn (look for ours in Buffalo Trace Kentucky Bourbon in 2025), tobacco, and hay (we sell ours into Georgia). The entrance is a farm lane, with gravel paving. It is extremely dusty! Drive slow to avoid several pot holes.