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In just three short years of excellent service and impeccable style, A Storybook Inn was chosen to be in the Top Ten Best Overall B&B's in the US! The following year, in the Top Ten in the South. Then we closed for a massive renovation to make A Storybook Inn even more exquisite for our cherished guests. Want to go to Casablanca or to the Old South or the very luxurious Somewhere In Time? You can at A Storybook Inn where the suites are tastefully designed after the classic movies they are named for. Guests from around the world have stated passionately that "Somewhere In Time" suite is the nicest suite that they have stayed in anywhere in the world! And, our wonderful new, very spacious 3.5BR and 3.5 baths "Huntsman Chase Guest House" is fantastic! Has everything you need, from full kitchen, 3 air bubble whirlpools, fireplace with gas logs, to upscale laundry. We all long for a special place where we feel welcomed and pampered in an unobtrusive way. Your search is over for an incredible destination that skillfully combines elegance with a gracious inviting ambiance. A Storybook Inn is not your "garden variety" Bed and Breakfast; finely restored and appointed, it is more like a small European luxury hotel, say our well-traveled guests...but not stuffy in the least. A Storybook Inn exists to be a lovely, peaceful haven for our cherished guests; a respite from the rest of the world. Every detail for our guest's comfort has been considered. Everything from our delightful breakfast using fresh, local ingredients in season, premium fresh ground organic coffee, painstakingly hand-selected tasteful furnishings, quality antiques, high thread count bedding, unique accessories, Wireless Internet, free movies, filtered water, air whirlpools, aromatherapy, en-suite by appointment professional Massage Therapist, acres of beautifully landscaped grounds...down to the custom "natural" toiletries...it's all for you.
As guests step into this suite, there is a gasp because of the obvious beauty and space in this suite. There is a richness of color and beauty of the sitting room and the "lantern glow" gold of the bedroom. The carpet, rugs, original oil paintings, [one of Vivian Leigh as Scarlett], the luxury bedding, the great views, and SPACE, and the large two person shower in the new bathroom,the walk-in closet with frig, wooden hangers, and thick bathrobes, antique desk, chinz sofa, LUXURY, LUXURY, LUXURY without being fussy. A room that men or women are equally as comfortable in. Rave reviews by gues
Casablanca has thick sisal wall to wall carpeting, oriental rugs, antique Chesterfield sofa, carved sleigh bed and large armoire, build in cabinetry, walk in closet with mini-frig, [all guest rooms do] thick robes monogrammed with Storybook, [all do] large antique writing desk. Leather and rattan chair by fireplace with footstool and table. Windows going all across room facing park. Bathroom has new air whirlpool tub, custom drapes, lovely vanity, mosaic tile, built in cabinetry. Unique "Casablanca" chandelier. Men love this suite!
My Fair Lady has thick English Berber carpeting. King sized carved poster bed. Thick mattress with eco-allergy safe feather bed, antique French desk, fireplace [all do], wingback chair with foot stool, armoire with satellite TV. DVD, VCR. Room is light and airy and has a wonderfully restored bathroom with air whirlpool and built-ins. Looks out over front lawn and rose garden and lighted waterfalls from bathroom. All rooms have custom flower arrangements Original movie posters and "Eliza's hats." LOVERLY!
We are so proud of our new guesthouse! Large front pillared porch with swing and rocking chair seating. Large private deck in back with gas grill. That's just the outside. Inside, we have a spacious Greatroom with floor to ceiling stone gas fireplace, custom bookshelves, Satellite large HD Flatscreen TV/VCR/DVD, full kitchen (fully equipped) lovely breakfast room with one of the most incredible views of the sunrise across the acres! Custom drapes throughout. Italian leather sofa and matching large roomy easy chairs. 3.5 bedrooms. 3.5 baths. Office. Wireless Internet free. Laundry room, 1st master with large walk-in closet, separate shower and lovely air whirlpool tub. Upstairs the views are wonderful and the bedrooms spacious, the professional decor lovely. Breakfast can still be enjoyed at the main house. Very private - ideal for honeymooners, anniversaries, families, those Keeneland bound, or for individuals who just want to get away from it all! You will not want to leave!
Somewhere In Time is our largest and most luxurious suite. It was the original owner's suite of this grand old house. Newly opened for fall 2010! HUGE is a word that comes to mind. Elegant is another descriptor. Fitting for the mood and feel of this elegant suite, Somewhere In Time has its own private hallway to get to the entrance of this secluded suite in the main house. During the renovation process, we often referred to it our Bridal suite or Presidential suite. And for very good reason! You first enter into the 19-foot long sitting room with original, restored hardwood floor, custom outfitted day bed, large down-filled matching chairs, fireplace, bookshelves flanking the fireplace, custom drapes, and desk. Go past the sitting room and enter into the hallway where you have a choice to go into the exquisite 22-foot bedroom or turn right to go to our very large bathroom with a large "her's" vanity and a separate "his" vanity. (Yes, indeed a marvelous room for a bridal and bridal
Coming soon..our only first floor guestroom...A Man for All Seasons
5 on November 23, 2013
We have stayed at many B&Bs throughout the country, and this one has set the standard by which to compare. Elise has done a wonderful job of making this a homey, beautiful, and lovely place to stay. The breakfast was wonderful, and the service was 5 star. The Woodford County area is like a step back in time to a peaceful, friendly atmosphere. This B&B is the gemstone in the middle.
5 on November 05, 2013
Beautifully restored home, elegant furnishings and decor, and comfortable and homey atmosphere; delicious and elegantly-presented breakfast; the bedding was dreamy and luxurious and loved the twin 'rain' shower heads; and the "Gone With The Wind" suite was impeccably furnished! Interim innkeepers Susan and Jim were warm, delightful & helpful! Although the wind was howling outside on Halloween night, we slept peacefully and undisturbed. Highly recommend this outstanding accommodation!! Barb and Don Walker, Springfield, IL
5 on November 02, 2013
Our recent stay at A Storybook Inn was one of the best B&B experiences we've enjoyed. The Inn is beautiful...from the lovely manicured grounds to the finely appointed rooms throughout. Innkeepers Susan & Jim were the most gracious hosts. Susan's breakfasts were extraordinary with much attention given to detail & presentation. And, oh yes, she willingly gives out any recipe you request. Jim served these delectable breakfasts & patiently answered the many questions we had about the inn & surrounding area. Their restaurant recommendations were right on. This region is a mecca for foodies who enjoy chef-owned restaurants serving local fresh food. Our heartfelt thanks to Susan & Jim for making our stay a memorable one.
5 on October 22, 2013
Our stay at A Storybook Inn was exceptional from arrival to departure. Beautiful furnishings and grounds made for a comfortable and peaceful stay. The breakfast both mornings was delicious. Our innkeeper hosts Susan and Jim were very friendly and provided us with welcoming and warm hospitality.. All in all a wonderful experience! - Joan and Doug
5 on October 19, 2013
We have been fortunate enough to stay with Elise at A Storybook Inn for roughly 10 years, for at least two trips yearly, one each Spring and Fall. As when visiting Lexington, like most, would spend time in the many hotels, but when we found and then stayed at Elise's home, we have never looked back. Each time we return, we feel as though we are returning "home". Elise and staff are warm, welcoming, attentive, and consistant. The house is beautifully appointed, and I might also mention, spotless throughout. Her breakfast is second to none, served in the bright conservatory, so even on a rainy day, one can enjoy the view of the pond and the yard. We are thankful Elise has this beautiful home open for us to enjoy! While the house is certainly beautiful on it's own, it is Elise and her staff, whom has made this the perfect place to stay. In summary, this should be the Bed and Breakfast to judge all others by.
10 Minutes from quaint Midway, 20 minutes from KY Horse Park, 5 miles to Keeneland, Less than 10 minutes to Airport, Minutes from world class horse farms, Walking distance to downtown;wooded park, Airport, Downtown, Small town
Lexington, KY (LEX-Blue Grass Field) 5 miles
From Bluegrass Field, turn left onto Hwy 60. Stay on 60 into Versailles. Turn left at Main Street. Take first right onto Rose Hill. Go .3 mile up the hill to stone pillars on the right. Pillars are narrow entry, originally for carriages.Enter with care with large vehicles.
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Keeneland Race Course, Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill, Irish Acres Antiques and The Glitz, Kentucky Horse Park, Quaint, artsy Midway & Downtown Versailles, Bourbon Trail, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo, Bird watching, Golfing, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Near Shaker Village, Falling Springs Recreation Center, Wooded paved walking trail behind inn, Near Kentucky Horse Park, Near fine dining, 9 minutes to Keeneland, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Table Tennis, Tennis courts
Other, Bed and Breakfast, Guest Cottage, Historic Inn
BBQ grill, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Secretarial services, Spa, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi
Refreshments at all times; Homemade desserts, 50 Ft Glass Conservatory to dine in, Walking distance to wooded park with trails, Elevator; Beautiful spaces to relax, Special dietary needs considered;Massages arranged, Immaculately clean for the allergy prone
C. Elise Buckley
I love people. I love pampering people, especially ones that need a reprieve from too much work or just a time away from it all. I have a background in nursing, nutrition, Real Estate, and hospitality. I am gifted in interior design, gardening, and love great conversation. Love to travel and to read. I enjoy creating in the kitchen signature dishes with fresh ingredients. My friends have all commented that all of those traits point to the fact that Innkeeping is the perfect venue for me.
Gourmet and/or country style
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten free , Low Carb, diabetic,
Tuscan Frittata with Heirloom Tomatoes,Thick Bacon
This is a wonderful dish made with all fresh ingredients. Fresh eggs, milk, 5 different cheeses, vegetables such as zucchini,brocoli,sweet red pepper,scallions, spices, and presented with fresh herbs. Usually served with gourmet thick sliced bacon, fresh fruit with fresh whipped cream and a sprig of mint, and homemade blueberry muffins or scones. Coffee is freshly ground Premium Organic Coffee. Orange juice is freshly squeezed in season. Or we serve other meals such as: Blackberry Breakfast Pudding w/warmed Maple Syrup and sausages, Amaretto French Toast w/ fresh fruit, Organic Blueberry Pancakes with thick sliced bacon. All breakfasts come with fresh fruit, fresh baked muffins or breads, entree, bacon or sausage if desired, juice, coffee and filtered water.