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This 1840 National Register farmhouse, overlooking woods, lake and a pool, is only 15 minutes from downtown Louisville. Tucker House is set on five acres of striking beauty -- with woods, gardens and a spring-fed lake. You may take in the beautiful landscape from the comfort of the decks or brick patio, or you might choose to explore the area more completely by putting on hiking boots and old clothes and roaming the woods around the lake. Your sights will include the original stone spring house, a dry-laid masonry wall and the quarry that supplied the stone for the foundation of Tucker House and its outbuildings over 162 years ago. Nature, history and tranquility seem to co-exist in this place. This is a perfect setting for a bed and breakfast inn.
As you follow the winding cherry banister to the second floor, the four guest chambers await, each with its own private bath. While each room has been meticulously appointed with antiques of the era, three have been furnished with reproduction queen-sized beds for your sleeping comfort. The fourth bedroom has an authentic 1820's rope bed with full-sized bedding.
The second floor also includes a common room where you may sample refreshments from the refrigerator at any time during your stay. In the morning, you'll awaken to the aroma of freshly brewed coffee served there. Step through the French doors of the common room onto the second floor deck that overlooks the wooded grounds for quiet mornings and pleasant evenings. During warm months, a large heated in-ground pool is available for your "cooling off" pleasure. Wireless internet service and satellite television are available to our guests twenty-four hours a day.
Your full "country-gourmet" breakfast may be served in the lovely formal dining room, set with antique china. Or you may dine on Kentucky Bybee pottery in the sunlit gathering room or on the adjoining deck, both of which overlook the gardens and woods. The menu may include such items as Kentucky country ham, peppered bacon, stuffed French toast, waffles, cheese grits, fresh fruit, homemade breads and biscuits, omelets, frittatas, stratas or Tucker House eggs.
Each chamber has a private bath with shower and tub, thick terry cloth robes, thirsty oversized towels, hair dryers and lighted make-up mirrors. If you forget any "necessities," or if you need anything that you don't see, just ask. We'll see to it that it's made available to you.
Relish the history and the lifestyle of antebellum country living within a metropolitan area. In 1839, Hazael and Nancy Jane Tucker purchased their homestead and, approximately one year later, commissioned John Stone to build this brick, Federal-style home, which has now been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Tucker House Bed & Breakfast is located between the historic communities of Middletown and Jeffersontown and is just 15 miles from downtown Louisville.
Innkeepers Devona and Steve Porter have faithfully restored this beautiful home, turning back the clock to the 1840s. Using their collection of early 19th century antiques, they have recreated the flavor of early country living in Kentucky. They were recently presented with a "Preservation Award" from the Louisville Historical League for their authentic preservation work on Tucker House.
This Kentucky landmark has solid brick walls, original poplar floors and trim, seven fireplaces and gorgeous, old seeded-glass windows. In the first floor parlor, stop and browse through two fine collections of books. One pertains to the history of Louisville and Jefferson County, Kentucky, and the other encompasses antiques and antique furnishings of the mid 1800s. Cross the foyer into the dining room and enjoy some fresh-baked goods prior to retiring to your chambers.
A honeymooning couple, after their wedding night in the Courting Chamber, wrote:
"We can't say enough about your hospitality and kindness on our wedding night. We have stayed in many bed and breakfasts and none compare to your beautiful home. Bless you both!"
More honeymooners, staying in the Presidents' Chamber:
"We just want to let you know how much we enjoyed our wedding night stay at Tucker House. You have done a beautiful job with the place. Thanks for a wonderful evening and a delicious breakfast!"
From a couple who had their wedding on the lawn:
"We could not have picked a better place for our wedding!
A Canadian guest wrote:
"Une maison magnifique, un se'jour inoubliable! A magnificent house, charming hosts and my sister's wedding -- everything to make our stay here unforgettable. We have no doubts about your lasting success."
A guest in the Courting Chamber wrote:
"Beautiful home and our room was more than we expected. The grounds were great for a quiet and serene getaway. The food was incredible as well!"
A guest who stayed in the Traveler's Room wrote:
"Had a wonderful time. I'm sure your new business venture will soon be booked months in advance!"
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How to Find UsTucker House was once the residence of a 825-acre farm in rural eastern Jefferson County, Kentucky. The historic communities of Middletown and Jeffersontown are nearby, and the heart of downtown Louisville is only fifteen miles away by interstate highway. As the metropolitan area has grown, it is now conveniently located near transportation, restaurants, shopping and employment centers, while maintaining its semi-rural atmosphere. Louisville International Airport is only twenty minutes away.
From I-64, east of Downtown Louisville:
- Take Exit 17 South onto Blankenbaker Parkway.
- From Blankenbaker, turn left at first traffic light onto Bluegrass Parkway.
- Proceed four-tenths of a mile; turn right onto Tucker Station Road.
- Proceed seven-tenths of a mile to Tucker House on the right.
- Take Exit 17 South onto Blankenbaker Parkway.