Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Hill House Bed & Breakfast in Loretto, KY

A B&B situated perfectly 
on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail

The Hill House Bed & Breakfast
     Lisa Marie and her one-eyed, shih tzu sidekick Rudy James were our hosts for two nights on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.  Situated just 3 miles from Maker's Mark distillery, it offered exceptional lodgings for touring the other bourbon headquarters on the trail.

Lisa Marie and Rudy James
     Lisa Marie is a natural for making one feel at home.  So much so that she insisted that I had visited there before.  I had not, but the premise was an opening to a conversation that brought us to realize that we had both worked in the home visual display departments at different Lazarus stores.  Staying at B&Bs are all about connections and we discovered several over our three days there.

     We occupied 3 of the 4 rooms available with all of ours being on the second floor.  Each was nicely appointed and we made our picks as to who got each room as we toured each one.  All have slightly different bathroom facilities and themed décors.  Lisa Marie was a former interior designer, which you'll realize after settling in to her home.  She had prepared a nice welcome for us with wine, cheese and crackers in the kitchen bar area.  It was an added touch that we appreciated as we got acquainted with our surroundings and the large outdoor garden patio that was sunken from the parking area.

A Typical Breakfast Entrée
     Growing up in Loretto (and leaving for many years), Lisa Marie gave us the highlights of the town.  There aren't any restaurants so having her breakfast each morning was even 
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more special.  Her culinary talents are abundant.  We noticed her starting preparations on one of our breakfasts the afternoon before.  Her recipes are not the easiest and the smiles around the table each morning were an acknowledgment of that.  This was genuine Kentucky hospitality!

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