The SpacePrivate room at front corner of house. Original wood floors. Views of the Ohio River and Sherman Minton Bridge from the east window. This room was originally a doctor's office for the first owners, the Sloan Family. The doctor's waiting room has been converted to the bathroom. The queen size bed has luxury sheets, feather comforter, lots of pillows, 3 huge windows have original wood shutters and concave/convex antique glass panes. The property sits on a full acre and has an in-ground pool.
There is a park just behind us and a bike path along the river as part of the Greenway Project.
The basement has a tunnel that was used in the underground railroad. Third floor has a "look-out" post called the Cupola, which was installed by the second owner Admiral Bicknell in the late 1800s. If time and space allow guests may have the opportunity to view these other spaces of the home. Guest AccessParlor, Dining Room, pool, all grounds, refrigerator (in kitchen, if notified in advance we may be able to provide a private fridge). Kitchen is for our family, but you may use the microwave, refrigerator, wine fridge, electric tea kettle and coffee maker (or allow me to make coffee for you!). Just let us know in advance if you prefer cream, or if milk, what percentage and we will try to have that on-hand for you.
We might have bikes that you can borrow.
We are not tv people, but have extra laptops to loan out at no cost for Netflix and Internet viewing. Interaction with GuestsWe have 6 kids, and your kids age 10 or older are welcome. If time allows we can help with transportation, site-seeing, etc. We have snacks, LOTS of coffee. I, Melissa, am not pushy and am slightly introverted. I like to let you do your thing and not interfere too much, but I am here to help you if you need it and do not mind chatting or giving tours of the house. If there are no kids or other pressing issues we might even be able to have an evening happy hour together and share some of the local wine selections with you. The NeighborhoodWithin walking distance: restaurants, YMCA with aquatic center & rockwall, farmer's market on Saturdays (seasonal), unique shops, natural food store, winery and more. Please look up restaurant hours. I would also look for groupons for the local winery and restaurants. Some are closed on Sunday or Mondays. We have views of the Ohio River and are just minutes from downtown Louisville. We have bike trails, the Loop wetlands, Greenway Park, amphitheater. In the summer there are live concerts featuring local artists, craft fairs abound, in the Fall is the Harvest Homecoming. Culberson Mansion is a couple blocks away. Much much more. Also our residence is private and beautiful and you may not want to leave. Getting AroundWe have our own little parking lot. Street parking is abundant, but Friday mornings there is no parking or you will be ticketed. Bicycling is an easy way to get around. Several of the streets have bike lanes and there is a bike/jogging trail behind the house along the river. Driving is easy and there is usually ample FREE parking around town. Our local bus system is called TARC and you can look up the information about routes and schedules prior to your arrival or once you are here with our free WIFI. Other Things to NoteWe are in the city and you will hear traffic noises at night. There is also a train behind us that will run through the night. We occasionally host weddings and other events so there may be some sort of party going on. We recently moved into the home so some areas are messy and not yet packed. We will do our best to keep the public spaces tidy. We are very CLEAN and your room linens will be freshly laundered and bathroom scrubbed prior to your arrival.
We just moved in and have been put behind schedule because the house needed more cleaning than we had anticipated.