A rare find; English InglenookGrand front stair and 14 foot stained glass window
Gorgeous Downtown Lexington Mansion
Hosted by Teri
Teri is the host.
8 guests
4 bedrooms
4 beds
3.5 baths
8 guests
4 bedrooms
4 beds
3.5 baths
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Stately c. 1897 Colonial Revival Mansion only steps from downtown Lexington. Historic Elegance over three floors covers 5,800 sq ft. Four bedrooms, 3.5 baths, elegant dining room and a kitchen that is a cook's dream. We do live here with a cat.

The space

Our home is literally one of a kind. Designed by leading architect H.L. Rowe, three years were spent planning and building it with every modern convenience of the day, including lighting that had a unique gas and electric configuration to keep reliable gas, but to use the latest technology, which was electricity. No expense was spared and a total of $ 18,000 was spent. Subsequent owners were not as flush as Mr. McCain, who built it for his family. This turned out to be a blessing; over the next 8 decades very few changes were made. We found original woodwork that was never painted, ceilings that were never dropped, pocket doors that, while they were locked behind walls by shag carpeting, were never removed, and chandeliers hung exactly where they were placed in 1897.

We bought the house in 1999 and replaced all of the electrical, plumbing, HVAC, roof and brick mortar while preserving every possible original detail. The result is a like-new house with historical elegance.

Guest access

Guests will have four bedrooms, two offices, kitchen, living room, parlor, four bathrooms and plenty of closet space.

Interaction with guests

Interaction will vary. Sometimes we will be staying nearby, other times we may choose to take a day trip to another city.

Buzzer/wireless intercom
Cable TV

Cleaning Fee $128 CAD
Security Deposit $2570 CAD
Weekly Discount: 9%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check out by 11AM

We have lovingly restored this home with our own hands. We expect guests to take care of it as if it were their home.


Safety features
Smoke detector

2 nights minimum stay

36 Reviews

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Woodrow User Profile
October 2017
This house is a true gem. Great location that is easy walking distance to good restaurants and even downtown. Teri is a great host and could not have be easier to deal with. There were gifts and treats for us. She had great local recommendations. We had so much fun and a large part of that fun was the fabulous house. Thank you so much.

Pam User Profile
October 2017
Teri’s house is amazing! Shared the house with family and we all loved being there together. Teri is very quick to respond and easy to communicate with. Beautiful home and central to beautiful downtown Lexington! Thanks Teri!!

M.A. User Profile
July 2017
The host canceled this reservation 103 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Emelina User Profile
May 2017
Wow what a beautiful home Teri has! You will not be disappointed with your stay. She has thought of all the special added touches to her home that makes each room so unique. It is centrally located so getting around Lexington is quite easy. There are eating places close by that we walked to and walking to the downtown area is a piece of cake. Thank you so much Teri for opening your home to us we loved the time spent there. Hope to be back soon!!

Fran User Profile
May 2017
A BEAUTIFUL property lovingly restored with period touches yet all the modern comforts. Walkable to wonderful restaurants. The hosts were overly accommodating and made the stay MOST enjoyable

Daniel User Profile
April 2017
The home was everything we hoped and more! Central location to all of the best hangout spots in Lexington. We enjoyed the house and it's beautiful decor and historic feel like stepping into the 1890's though with a modern kitchen thankfully! Teri was a gracious and helpful host. Hopefully we can visit again soon.

Maria User Profile
October 2016
The house was incredible; a painstakingly restored gem. Staying in a house of its caliber was an experience in itself.

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Lexington, Kentucky, United StatesJoined in January 2014
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