Hotel at a Glance: Montgomery Inn Bed & Breakfast
Located in the heart of horse country, Montgomery Inn Bed & Breakfast provides guests a luxurious stay in Kentucky’s scenic Bluegrass region. This bed and breakfast takes classic 19th century country home (wraparound porch included) and updates it to a Victorian-style resort, featuring amenities fit for Kentucky royalty.
- Luxurious rooms: Montgomery Inn Bed & Breakfast offers nearly a dozen themed suites, from the cozy Maple queen suite to the Sleeper Car king suite, which features a working fireplace and double-shower bathroom.
- Morning fuel: While Montgomery Inn Bed & Breakfast provides plenty of healthy Mediterranean breakfast options including frittatas or cheese omelets with succotash, they remain true to their Southern roots with grits and Southern-style biscuits.
- And they’re off!: No trip to horse country would be complete without witnessing a few races at the Keeneland horse tracks while sipping on a mint julep.
- Taste the spirits: Montgomery Inn Bed & Breakfast sits squarely in Kentucky’s bourbon region, with famous distilleries like Woodford Reserve, Buffalo Trace, or Four Roses just short drives from the hotel.
Lexington, Kentucky: Horseracing, Basketball, and History in Bluegrass Country
Known as the “Horse Capital of the World,” Lexington offers two historic tracks—Keeneland and the Red Mile—where thoroughbred and harness races are held throughout the summer and fall. But these days, the city might be more aptly nicknamed the “Men’s College Basketball Capital of the World.” The University of Kentucky Wildcats have won eight national championships over their 100-plus-year history, and their perennially impressive squads always seem to be in contention for more trophies. To catch a game, make your way to Rupp Arena, the world’s largest basketball-specific arena.
Though some die-hard fans might disagree, there is more to Lexington than horses and basketball. The city is famous for its historic mansions and sprawling estates. Many of the 19th century’s most noteworthy and notorious statesmen spent time here, including Abraham Lincoln and his wife Mary Todd Lincoln, who was a Lexington native. Her family home is now a museum. Another historically important dwelling is Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate. Today, visitors can take guided tours of the 18-room mansion, walk the grounds, and visit a Civil War monument.