The Swanns Nest at Cygnet Farms is a truly delightful place to stay. The owner, Rosalie, is a most cordial hostess who goes out of her way to make your stay as comfortable and pleasant as can be and the house, rooms and grounds are stunning. The atmosphere is very relaxed as Rosalie welcomes guests have basically free run of the house and to enjoy the living room, den, screened porch or patio beside the lovely garden and pond. She also had snacks and drinks available anytime and I think it would be okay if you raided the refrigerator - that is how much at home she made us feel.
My wife rated it as one of the best places we have ever stayed. I agree and give it our highest unqualified recommendation.
Unique Quality: Our room was beautifully decorated and large enough for our king-sized bed and even with a single bed brought in for our granddaughter we had plenty of room. There was a nice entertainment center with VCR and satellite TV. The bathroom was huge and also lovely with two large vanity sinks a semi-sunken marble tub, nice enclosed shower and a shielded toilet area. We also had an exercise room off the bathroom (not used by us but very nice) as well as a balcony overlooking the garden. Our granddauther, Sally, fell in love with Rosalie (I think it was mutual), and one of the factors that made this happen was the Kentucky Derby winners trainer's trophies which Rosalie was keeping for her friend, Carl Nafzger, who was the the trainer for Street Sense and Unbridled (both Kentucky Derby winners). She showed them to Sally and let her hold them. Sally was very impressed! (See photo 5)
Breakfast was served either in the breakfast room overlooking the patio and garden, the more formal dining room, the screened porch or the patio also overlooking the garden. Available were cereals, breads, juice, coffee, tea and wonderful fresh fruit and she will cook you an egg if you want it.
Directions: Just off Versailles Road very near Keenland Track
The Swann's Nest B & B is located 15 minutes from downtown Lexington and on the way to Versailles. (Another nice central Kentucky town if you're out and about and want to check it out.) The area around it is exactly what you would expect out of the Bluegrass region-rolling hills, white and stone fences, and lots of horses. Although the house is not historically old, it is a large house in the style of some of the old plantation houses in the area.
Unique Quality: Single rooms are available in the main house for $99 a night and suites are available in the guest quarters for $179 a night.
Directions: Five minutes to the Bluegrass Airport in Lenxington and close to Shakertown.
Unique Quality: The lady who runs the b&b, Rosalie, is extremely
friendly and helpful... quite a character as well.
The b&b is on a horse farm, amongst horse farms.
Its beautiful and very laid back here.
An added plus, I got to meet Mike Smith, a famous jockey, who was staying there as well.
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Address: 3463 Rosalie Lane, Lexington, Kentucky, 40510, United States