Beautiful Country Stay
If you want a gorgeous country view, with comfortable accommodations and centrally located to horse country (Kentucky Horse Park, Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Center, famous thoroughbred farms), Steve and Lisa's is the place to be. It's also only 15 minutes from Lexington downtown. The unit is exactly as presented in the photos, and although the building is right next to the country road, traffic is light and we never heard it while in the unit. The thoroughbred mares with foals were right across the driveway and can be seen from the living and dining area and we'd walk out to the fence and watch them, sometimes just a few feet away. It is a working farm, so Steve and Lisa are very busy. Steve was welcoming and the only time we had a little hiccup in our stay, he couldn't have gotten to us any faster. Just be aware that there is no coffee for the coffee maker, so a run to the store is necessary on the first day if you are a coffee addict. We ate at Clay's in Paris, salads were ok but not great, and paid $9 for a so-so well drink. I personally prefer my sauteed mushrooms be fresh, not from a can. Really enjoyed Windy Corners, less than 10 minutes away, very eclectic, causal dining. If going to Lexington, for a casual lunch we very much enjoyed Stella's Deli, which is a few blocks from the Mary Todd Lincoln house (great tour too). Tried their homemade ginger/mint soda, very light, fresh & delicious. They specialize in fresh, local produce & meat. Place is very tiny, so if you go during rush breakfast/lunch/dinner, be prepared for a wait. We toured Claiborne Farms, which was very low keyed, and the focus was on the horses, with simple buildings, not lavish....just what we were looking for being horse people. If you're looking for big impressive buildings, try a different farm. They brought out several stallions and actually let us touch them. Kevin, the groom, was so gracious and informative. Enjoyed the Horse Park, pretty much what you would expect. The Retirement Center has about 50 horse, is a great idea, but not nearly enough saved. Thank you Steve & Lisa for sharing your beautiful place.
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