Kentucky and horse farms go together like peanut butter and jelly. I have had a fascination with horse farms in Kentucky for…ever really. Lucky for me and Spaceman, we recently got to stay at Rosecrest Farm just outside Lexington, KY, a working horse farm and Bed & Breakfast!
The guesthouse is situated on 150 acres with horses everywhere you gaze. Having only three guest rooms available, you step away from the crowds and experience horse culture at its best with delicious breakfast served each morning and no dishes for you to do or horse stalls to clean. Our last night there we lucked out and were the only guests in the Inn (mid-week is your best chance for this to happen) so I roped myself a Spaceman and we walked the property.
The night skies are ridiculously beautiful here as there is little to no light pollution diluting the darkness, so our universe, and all its majesty, sparkles. The guest house is cozy and clean, but the real draw is the land and the horses on it. Both are wonderful!
To my delight, a foal was born each night we were there. To see these fragile, long legged babies learning to walk, you can’t help but smile. The world and its chaos is far, far away at moments like these.
The weather was still a bit chilly while we were there, with clear skies and sunshine — just how I like it. Lyra and her husband, Charles, own the place and are ready to answer any horse, restaurant, sight-seeing questions you may have.
We visited Lyra’s coffee shop in the small town of Paris on our way out-of-town for an iced mocha before starting our day of sight-seeing adventures. It is a throw-back to old time diners with friendly service and homemade food.
Rosecrest Farm is all I wanted it to be — a beautiful getaway with friendly people, comfortable beds, and sweet horses that will stay in my memory forever.