Private Room in Historic Comfy Home

House - Private room · Elm Tree Lane, Lexington, KY 40508, United States

True Southern hospitality in an urban setting. If you are looking for comfort and relaxation, look no further. Private room in a 5-bedroom, 113 year-old home. Within walking distance of downtown bars, coffee shops, restaurants, and museums. Breakfast included.

The Space

ALLERGEN ALERT: There are 3 cats who keep to themselves on the premises. They are not allowed in the Guest Room, but do access common areas.

Our home is not only visually stunning, but it is also peaceful. This is a space to relax and get away from it all.

You will be sleeping on a beautiful antique bed built in the 1890's. The mattress was purchased brand new in 2013 and is incredibly comfortable. It is a Full Size bed and sleeps 2 comfortably. However, we do have a Queen-size air mattress, and a sleeper sofa if you have other guests coming with you. Additional charges may apply.

You will be sharing the home with my husband, myself, and possibly our housemate, Candice, who gives better house tours then us!

Parking is "on street" parking.

Guest Access

Relax on the front porch, spend time exploring the history of the home in the common spaces, spend some time in prayer and meditation, or practicing Yoga poses through the solitude offered in our "Prayer & Meditation" area. Or, spend time in the garden outside in the backyard with the chickens. Feel free to cook meals in our kitchen.

Interaction with Guests

We will interact with you as much or as little as you'd like. Are you wanting to take a silent retreat or would you like us to take you to our favorite places around town? Either is fine with us. Your comfort is our priority.

The Neighborhood

We adore our neighbors! Some have lived on our street for 50 years. Our neighborhood is vibrant and active. As one of our favorite AirBnb guests put it:
"I felt safe in the neighborhood, but folks should know it's not in an overly gentrified section of town; there are moderately affluent homes mixed in with lower economic families all on the same street, which makes it a very authentic (and I believe wonderful) Lexington experience".
In other words, our home is historic and gorgeous but please don't book if you only want a "suburban experience". You'll see poverty and affluence coexisting on the same street. Our home is located in a community where it is commonplace to see elderly women sit on their porches talking to their friends, as well as Young Professionals cycling to work, daily. It is a uniquely diverse area both racially and economically.

There is a corner market conveniently located directly across the street for any incidentals you may have forgotten to pack.

For you history buffs, this area is teeming with great finds. From the Kentucky Association Race Track that preceded Keeneland, to the African American Cemetery #2 where African American Civil War veterans are laid to rest, you will find something of interest. The Lyric Theatre was host to Cab Calloway, BB King, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie and others. It is just 2 blocks up the road. Mary Todd Lincoln's home and Henry Clay's estate are also a stone's throw. SO much to see and do here in Lexington.

Getting around

Convenient public transit can be found directly around the corner. The LexTran bus system has several buses to take you where you need to go, hourly. The weekend trolley pickup is about a 4 city block walk away. Our downtown is "cyclist- friendly", so bring your bike if you want to go exploring!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $350 /week
Monthly Price: $850 /month
Check In: 8:00 AM
Check Out: 3:00 PM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Some pets

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Tanya and Christian are GREAT hosts! We felt welcome from the moment we walked into their home, which has almost as much character as they do :) Excellent dinner recommendations and suggestions for interesting places to see while in Lexington. They have a real passion for helping their community, too. And if you are lucky, Tanya might just make her secret-recipe pancakes for your breakfast.

    March 2014
  • I couldn't have hoped for a better Airbnb experience! Tanya and Christian are warm, welcoming hosts; I immediately felt "at home." The bed is divine, the backyard eggs are delicious, and you're just a short walk from downtown and campus.

    March 2014
  • My girlfriend and I stayed with Tanya and Christian for a single night during an abnormally cold January. Our hosts were very friendly, helpful and quite knowledgeable about the local area including the restaurants. When we arrived, Tanya treated my girlfriend to a huge fresh cup of French-Press coffee which was most welcome. We slept in a very pretty and comfy guest room, with lots of blankets. They even provided a space heater given that it was really cold outside. If you eat low-carb or follow the Paleo diet, Tanya makes delicious almond coconut flour pancakes with cinnamon and nutmeg. We requested more protein with breakfast so Christian cooked up fresh organic eggs, from the chickens in their backyard. They even encouraged us to stay a bit longer due to the slow traffic caused by the night's snowfall.

    We would definitely stay there again.

    January 2014
  • Tanya and Christian were a delight. The house is warm and inviting. The bedroom was clean and lovely (included a setup to make tea in the room). I felt safe in the neighborhood, but folks should know it's not in an overly gentrified section of town; there are moderately affluent homes mixed in with lower economic families
    all on the same street, which makes it a very authentic (and I believe wonderful) Lexington experience. More than anything, the hosts really make the experience. Not only will I stay with them any time I'm in Lexington, I will on occasion call them up on the phone to say hello.

    November 2013
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We're a good mix. We love going out to support local establishments and the arts. But, we also enjoy a fun night in with board games and friends. We love Lexington and showing people around. We're social justice activists and good neighbors. We have friends from every walk of life, so truly ALL are welcome in our home. My husband took 7 months and hiked the Appalachian Trail and jumped out of a plane, so he's got some great stories. I kept my feet firmly on the ground but, I look at most situations as possible adventures. We consider hospitality in the city we love to be an honor.
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