The month of May is just around the corner and once again the Kentucky Derby is poised to be ran, remembered, and cherished in history. For over three centuries the “Run for the Roses” has been much more than just a horse race. The Derby is about deep-rooted tradition, perseverance, triumph against odds, and horse and human hearts that seem made of pure gold. This year marks the 143rd time the world will watch in anticipation for a hero to be born. Here at Southern Grace Bed and Breakfast we, too, celebrate the tradition of the longest continually running sports event in the United States and offer you the perfect Southern hospitality to match your perfect Derby Day.

An Experience to Remember

Located only 32 miles from the Louisville international airport, our luxury Kentucky farm stay bed and breakfast is the ideal spot to hang your hat before and after the Derby. What makes us unique at Southern Grace Bed and Breakfast is the experience offered to you here. We couple charming and elegant accommodations with 5 star amenities and 15 acres of farmland to provide what is truly a place of comfort, adventure, and traditional hospitality. Whether you want to stay cozy in bed with a goose-down feather comforter, sit by the pool with a good book, throw a line in our stocked catch-and-release pond, visit the new baby farm animals, or take a stroll on our neighboring walking history trails, you will never be bored nor uncomfortable here. And you will certainly be well fed with our gourmet breakfasts made from scratch! We even use free range organic eggs raised right on the property.

A stay with us provides a personalized and unforgettable experience. And that is exactly what you will want on such a day as Derby Day because the Kentucky Derby, too, is all about the experience. Being a spectator this May 6th means you get to be part of a race that only happens one time a year! Here at Southern Grace Bed and Breakfast, we also offer our guests something special that only happens one time a year: our scrumptious mint julep cake! We are always baking something wonderful on the farm, but for Derby Day we serve up delicious traditional confections.

Our guests also have the option of purchasing a fine dining Kentucky Derby dinner experience right here at the inn after the race. We only offer this once a year! Restaurants in the area are crowded with long wait lines after the Kentucky Derby, but at Southern Grace Bed and Breakfast, dinner is served right when you return from the track! Many a Derby-attender has delighted in our Apricot Braised Pork with red wine sauce! It’s a meal not to be missed and the perfect way to celebrate the end of the day.

Make Your Stay As Special As the Race

Churchill Downs is a place where history has been made over and over, and those lucky enough to attend always remember the race they witnessed. So many personal stories come out of this special day every year; stories of triumph and courage, loss and tragedy, heartache and unbelievable joy. The grounds have been walked by myriads and won by few. It’s a place where great horses like Secretariat and American Pharaoh won our hearts and their titles. A place where jockeys like Bill Shoemaker and Gary Stevens displayed their incredible valor and dedication. It’s a sporting place unlike any other.

With such a special place and special event as Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby, we encourage you to complete your extraordinary trip with a stay at a place you won’t soon forget–Southern Grace Bed and Breakfast.