Along the byway
After you park your car, lift the latch on the gate and walk into the beautiful walled garden at the rear of the house.
When you step through the back door, you enter the Gathering Room where you’ll check in at the “old English Pub,” a symbol of British hospitality that perfectly reflects our Kentucky warmth and graciousness toward our guests at Lyndon House.
The Gathering Room is a casual and very comfortable setting where guests can relax, socialize – or just plan their day.
Behind the couch hangs a wonderful, brightly colored painting of horses running in a Keeneland Race Meet that pretty accurately reflects the excitement of racing season during the Spring (April) and Fall (October) Meets at the renowned Keeneland Race Course.
The Lyndon House kitchen is a good example of how the old and new can complement one another in function and form–a beautiful commercial kitchen with Victorian style.
But no matter when it’s served, breakfast at the Lyndon House is a delightful combination of great food, hot coffee, and warm conversation.
A table for two awaits morning guests for breakfast.
Both the Parlor and the Dining Room have the original plaster walls, white oak floors, cherry woodwork, and ornate crown molding installed when the house was built in 1885.
Nothing can be more relaxing than taking in the morning sun with a hot cup of coffee in the front Parlor.
When you walk out of the the Parlor, you’ll pass through the front Foyer facing N. Broadway – usually one of the prettiest areas in the house due to the morning sun.
From the Foyer, you can head into the Sun Room that runs the length of the southwest side of the house.
The warmth and wicker furniture make it a very comfortable place to sneak away and unwind. And the six-foot windows provide all the light you need to sit and read, chat, or just relax.
When you leave the Sun Room, you’ll have come full circle when you walk back into the Gathering Room… which is the social center of the Lyndon House.
The hallway extends through the center of the house from the back door in the Gathering Room to the front door facing North Broadway. As you can see, when the current owner renovated the Lyndon House, he went to great pains to preserve the architectural integrity of the house and historic details of the woodwork.
When you look back down from the staircase landing at the carved moldings and arches, you’ll begin to really appreciate the ingenuity and artistry of the 19th century craftsmen who trimmed out the house… it’s really cool stuff!
While we know you will love the design of your room, some of our guests are also pretty impressed by the elegant woodworking of the door frames and moldings in the upstairs hallway.
When you look down the hall, you’ll see a cozy corner where guests often relax, have a cup of tea, or read. (Paperback mysteries are provided).
By the time most of our guests walk down the stairs to eat breakfast they’re at ease because each morning the house seems to greet everyone with warmth and beauty.
And when you head into the Dining Room from the Parlor to find your seat, you’re greeted with the welcoming smells of fresh coffee, biscuits, bacon, and other wonderful things. There is no better way to start your day!!
Well, we certainly hope you enjoyed your tour of Lyndon House, and that you come and stay with us soon.
Lyndon House Tour
O-boy, buttermilk cinnamon pancakes served with blueberry-bourbon sauce!
While they poses for the camera, Booboo stole the chips.
Derby guests, 2014.
My Nashville connection.
Reunion of retired Firefighters.
Derby guests, 2013.
Fun on the back porch!
Living Room Concert, Acoustic Eidolon. – 2008.
Wedding Kiss in back garden, 2009.
Purdue Alumni visiting over New Years holiday – 2016.
Guests and Friends of the Lyndon House.