ACCOMODATIONS

The Bourbon Derby would like to offer our out of town runners unique places to stay in Paris, KY.  Whether staying at a B&B right on a horse farm or one located in our Bluegrass Country, to a vacation rental home right on the water, or unique historic loft rentals right in the heart of our downtown these places are sure to impress!  We have also arranged courtesy hotel room blocks/rates at these two hotels.  Here is our list of current unique places and hotel room blocks for the Bourbon Derby.

Paris Landing at Stoner Creek

308 Chambers St. Paris, KY 40361

Enjoy a one of the kind private elevated cabin right inside Paris’s city limits overlooking Stoner Creek near Claiborne Farm.  Your stay with us will give you a unique water and wildlife experience that is sure to be a relaxing one.  Visit their website or call 859/321-2293
Enjoy a one of the kind private elevated cabin right inside Paris’s city limits overlooking Stoner Creek near Claiborne Farm. Your stay with us will give you a unique water and wildlife experience that is sure to be a relaxing one. Visit their website or call 859/321-2293

Glamping at Paris Landing

With Glamorous Camping there's no reason to rough it when you go camping at Paris Landing. Our Luxury Weather Proof Canvas tents are furnished with luxury beds and the finest linens and bedding made by local quilters. The furniture is made by Amish craftsman and art is provided by area artists and completes the opulent yet comfortable furnishings. 
Visit their website or call 859/321-2293
With Glamorous Camping there’s no reason to rough it when you go camping at Paris Landing. Our Luxury Weather Proof Canvas tents are furnished with luxury beds and the finest linens and bedding made by local quilters. The furniture is made by Amish craftsman and art is provided by area artists and completes the opulent yet comfortable furnishings. Visit their website or call 859/321-2293

The Treehouse at Stoner Creek B&B

131 Taylor Ave. Paris, KY 40361

Come stay down on the creek, tucked between two internationally renowned horse farms, Claiborne Farm and Hunterton Farm where you will be part of the Conley family. Visit their website or call 859/987-6251
Come stay down on the creek, tucked between two internationally renowned horse farms, Claiborne Farm and Hunterton Farm where you will be part of the Conley family. Visit their website or call 859/987-6251

Charming Renovated Downtown Apartment

Main St. Paris, KY 40361

Spacious 2nd floor apartment located in a post-civil war building right in the heart of Paris’s downtown. Visit their website or call 859/699-4908

Country Charm Bed & Breakfast

Country Charm Historic Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast sits on 60 acres of beautiful rolling farmland in central Kentucky. Enjoy a relaxing getaway to your “Bluegrass Home Away from Home”, and let the country serenity, the magnificent dawns and sunsets, and personal attention from owners, David and LaVonna Snell, pamper you in an unforgettable stay. The Francis Hall House, circa 1869, a Gothic Revival home, features spacious rooms and antique furnishings with wireless access and private baths. The delicious full country breakfasts obscure the need for lunch, and the house rings with lively conversation and good humor around the table. Visit their website or call 859/988-1006

The Guesthouse at Rosecrest Farm

The Guesthouse at Rosecrest Farm Pamper yourself with the unforgettable experience of staying at our bed and breakfast, The Guesthouse at Rosecrest Farm in Bourbon County. It’s the perfect spot for a quiet weekend getaway, or home base for exploring the scores of attractions that dot the central Kentucky countryside in all directions from our working thoroughbred farm. You’ll wake up just three miles from downtown Paris, yet surrounded by the peaceful beauty of 150 acres of thoroughbreds and overlooking Claiborne, Auvergne and Cane Ridge Cattle Farms. Visit their website or call 859/987-7500

The Barr House

Located just minutes from Lexington Kentucky, the Barr House Event Center and Inn are a historic building that’s more than 200 years old. It was built by William Penn’s grandson, William Penn III in 1812, and is the fifth oldest house in Bourbon County! This newly renovated bed and breakfast in Paris, Kentucky, offers a one-of-a-kind experience as a historical event venue for occasions of all kinds! Built in 1812 as a private residence, the Barr House Event Center and Inn is now open to the public for romantic getaways and special events. We look forward to serving you. Visit their website or call 859/475-0212

Paradise Inn Located above Paradise Café

731 Main Street Paris, KY 40361

Enjoy a beautiful, private Bed & Breakfast atmosphere right in the heart of Paris, KY atop the world’s tallest three story building. Guest will enjoy a unique Bed and Breakfast Penthouse located on the third floor of Paradise Café Asian Fusin Restaurant located right on Paris’s historic and beautiful downtown Main Street. Visit their website or call 859/987-8383.

Airy Castle Bed and Breakfast

368 Larue Rd. Paris, KY 40361

A true Bourbon County hidden gem, located on pristine Bluegrass Countryside land. Airy Castle was built in 1872-73 in the Italianate-Second Empire style by George Washington Bowen, a Bourbon County merchant and Confederate Veteran. It was the centerpiece of his 600-acre estate and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The estate has just recently been turned into a Bed and Breakfast. For more information and booking call 859/987-6364 or visit this website to learn more about this historic home and the couple who call it home.

Elegant Downtown Gallery Apartment

Enjoy living among original paintings and objets d’art in this elegant 900 sq ft., one-bedroom apartment above Gallery St. George on Main Street in Paris, KY. You are steps away from numerous restaurants, cafés, antiques stores and galleries.

Best Western Inn

2011 Alverson Drive, Paris, KY 40361

Off US-27, this straightforward hotel is a 2.6-mile drive from Hopewell Museum and a 3.3-mile drive from Houston Oaks Golf Course. Unpretentious rooms come with free WiFi, flat-screen TVs and desks, as well as coffeemakers, minifridges and microwaves. Some add pull-out sofas. Kids 17 and under stay free with an adult. Continental breakfast and parking are complimentary, and there’s an outdoor pool.

Traditional Downtown Walk-up

Downtown apartment with traditional decor and furnishings. 1800’s building with original old fashioned doors and charm. Bedroom with queen canopy, kitchenette/living room and sitting/breakfast room overlooking Main Street. Across from the upscale farm-to-table restaurant and bar, Bour Bon. Within a block from Rooster Brew (microbrewery and public house), The Gentlemen Distillery (bourbon distillery), Lil’s Cafe (serving breakfast and lunch), Thyme Cafe, and other quaint shops.

Forest Retreat

4179 Maysville Rd., Carlisle, KY

Forest Retreat was the home of Thomas Metcalfe, the 10th governor of Kentucky, designed and built by him around 1814 and restored in 1935 by Dr. and Mrs. Eslie Asbury, 17 beautifully landscaped acres on Kentucky’s most scenic highway from Lexington to Maysville, with a stone wall perimeter, the historic property is considered an entire district with its 1806 Tavern House, The stone barn, Main House, Carriage House, Guest House and historic cemetery where the Metcalfe’s along with the Asbury’s are laid to rest. Forest Retreat was also home to the 1954 Kentucky Derby Winner Determine whose grave marker is also located on the property. Forest Retreat is considered one of Kentucky’s best preserved examples of country federal design with décor and furnishings in the federal style, circa 1790 to 1840, additional modern amenities added to make guests feel at home. Come sleep in “The Governor’s Bedroom”, dine in the gorgeous dining room where Andrew Jackson dined on his way to his inauguration as president of the United States. Henry Clay is quoted as describing it as “a veritable Forest Retreat.”

Other Accommodations

There are many hotels to choose from just minutes away in Lexington near the intersection of Interstate 75 and Newtown Pike.

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