Inn at the Park Bed & Breakfast
Announcing......our New Bourbon Package "Bourbon Tour and Spirited Mansions" 16 Aug 2013, 2:56 pm
We have three fine restaurants within two blocks: Amici’s is a cute café with outdoor dining and an excellent menu of Italian dishes. Buck’s Restaurant, reminiscent of the movie Casablanca, features a wide variety of American dishes (we especially like the “Crispy fish”) and Rick Bartlet on the Piano (ask him to sing “Take Me Back to Old Louisville”). Nearby 610 Magnolia has a Five Star extraordinary and varying menu available by reservation only and well worth the extra money. The owner, Edward Lee, is a local celebrity and was a recent finalist on the TV show, “Iron Chef”.
Two “Don’t Miss” places to visit within a few steps of the DuPont Mansion and Inn at the Park are the Ferguson Mansion, now home to the Filson Historical Society and the Conrad-Caldwell House Museum. The Filson's Ferguson Mansion is the repository to nearly 2 million documents, books and artifacts connected with the history of this Region. The Conrad-Caldwell House Museum is known as Louisville's Castle and offers a glimpse into the lives of wealthy Victorians that built and lived in Old Louisville.
Speaking of tours, the Old Louisville Visitors Center is only steps away and there you can learn about the neighborhood ghost tours, lantern tours and mansion tours. The University of Louisville campus is within easy walking distance and there you will find the wonderful Speed Art Museum. You cannot get a more central location to points of interest than the DuPont Mansion or Inn at the Park Historic Bed and Breakfasts. A mile to the South, directly out Fourth Street you will find Papa John’s Stadium (home to U of L football team), the Kentucky Derby Museum and Churchill Downs. Just a mile to the North also on Fourth Street, you will encounter “Fourth Street Live”, Louisville’s Riverfront and all the action of Louisville's Downtown including Museum Row, the KFC Yum! Center and Slugger Field. Come see Old Louisville and of course, make us your Louisville home!
Derby 2012 has come and gone and once again we hosted wonderful guests hailing from states all across the country AND as far as Nova Scotia and New Zealand. Our guests represented New York, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Georgia, Florida, Illinois, Ohio, Maryland, Texas and Kentucky! Many of our guests have been with us at Derby for years - one as long as 12 years! We love showing off our fine city in the Spring at Derby. It's a one of a kind event of which we are proud to be a part!
We hosted a "Welcome to Derby" Reception in the gardens of the DuPont Mansion on Thursday before Derby. In addition to our Derby Guests we invite friends and neighbors to help us welcome our guests to Louisville. Our guest list included Carol Timmons, Editor of Business First. Please see what Carol had to say in Business First by going to http://www.bizjournals.com/louisville/blog/2012/05/derby-hospitality-shines-in-old.html. Thanks, Carol, for your kind words!
Victorian Ghost Tour in Old Louisville 28 Oct 2011, 9:49 am
This is no ordinary Ghost Tour! The Old Louisville Victorian Ghost Tour www.oldlouisville.org/ghostwalk/ held this weekend (October 28-31) is outdoor theatre in America's most haunted Victorian neighborhood. It is entertainment with a history lesson - spooky tales rooted in fact! It is an architectural tour among the largest collection of Victorian homes in America. You may not be scared, but you will be fascinated by the Victorian characters roaming the streets. David Domine, the author of this production is well known to Louisvillians. David has disclosed his methodical paranormal research about Old Louisville in three separate best-selling books about Ghosts, Phantoms and Haunts of Old Louisville www.ghostsofoldlouisville.com/ .
The producer of the Old Louisville Victorian Ghost Walk is the former NYC resident, now Old Louisville transplant, Ron Harris. Ron is nationally known as the stand-in for the District Attorney, Fred Thompson, on the TV favorite "Law and Order". Ron is perhaps best known locally as the "producer", along with his wife Jane, of "HAPPY BALLS" candy (Bourbon Balls) www.gethappyballs.com/ and as the "ghost" whom appears annually during the Old Louisville Holiday House Tour www.holidayhousetour.jpaul.us/ as "Mr. Alfred DuPont" as the DuPont Mansion Bed and Breakfast.
Will Mr. DuPont be in Central Park this year? Or, will he show up at the Inn at the Park Bed and Breakfast with Annie Whipple, who dared meddle in Black Magic in an effort to save her favorite little child. Production details are secret - we just know the event will be fantastic! Come see it. Stay the night at the DuPont Mansion www.dupontmansion.com or Inn at the Park www.innatpark.com Historic Bed and Breakfasts. You will love it!
Kentucky Wine Trail 28 Sep 2011, 7:23 pm
Remember Our Heroes 11 Sep 2011, 5:00 pm
Entertaining Guests 31 Jul 2011, 8:45 am
This kind of event is not likely to happen at any hotel in Louisville (or elsewhere). Aren't bed and breakfasts fun? Come back soon Chrissa, Mary and Rebecca!
DuPont Mansion "Art in the Garden" During the Old Louisville Hidden Treasures Garden Tour 12 Jul 2011, 8:19 pmThe DuPont Mansion has hosted "Art in the Garden" for the past 9 years as a part of the Old Louisville Hidden Treasures Garden Tour. Held each year during the second weekend in July, the Garden Tour welcomes garden lovers into the private green spaces of the nation’s largest Victorian residential neighborhood. Visitors attending the tour get a glimpse of many Old Louisville gardens and personal retreats tucked behind Victorian homes and carriage houses. The garden tours are designed to be walked so that visitors can experience the scale of Old Louisville residences and the peacefulness of its gardens. This year's Garden Tour was held July 9 and 10.
We have commissioned local artist, Linda Jones, to paint next year's poster art. Linda has been an artist painting in the DuPont gardens during "Art in the Garden" for each of the 9 years.
Thunder Over Louisville 9 Apr 2011, 1:22 pmThunder Over Louisville http://thunderoverlouisville.org will be held this year on April 16. It serves each year as the official opening of the Kentucky Derby Festival and is rated as one of the top 100 events in North America. More than 500,000 people are expected to attend the day-long event this year. The Thunder Air Show will dazzle the crowd with more than 100 planes, aerobatics teams, daring sky diving teams and breathtaking stunts. Then, when it gets dark, the Thunder rolls. The fireworks will feature the latest in pyrotechnic power from Zambelli Internationale, America's "first family of fireworks". Six barges that are 100-foot open top each will be assembled on both sides of the 2nd Street Bridge to form the stage from which the fireworks spectacular ignites. The breathtaking and mind-numbing 28-minute show includes Thunder's signature one-mile "waterfall" effect off the bridge, making the fireworks seem to rain down forever. And in the crowd's memory of the show, it certainly does! After more than a decade, the show remains the largest annual pyrotechnic display in North America.
Antiquing in Louisville 23 Feb 2011, 5:40 am
|JOE LEY'S ANTIQUES|
Goss Avenue Antique Mall www.gossantiques.com, a turn of the century knitting mill, has probably the largest collection of everything, big and small, in Kentucky. Joe Ley's www.joeley.com has perhaps the most unusual items you will ever see for sale (and a few not for sale). You may also want to check out the Derby City Antique Mall www.derbycityantiquemall.com and later stroll down the Bardstown Road and Frankfort Avenue corriders.
We currently have over 90 rooms in our Louisville home and B&B's furnished with antiques all purchased in Louisville or within 30 miles of Louisville. Come visit and we will gladly tell you about our favorite places, ranging from hi-end European import places, to what we lovingly call "junk shops" - to us, this means that you don't know if you will find anything you would have in your home, but occasionally you do and it's a real bargain.