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A Place Well Located ...

The Lyndon House Bed & Breakfast is located on North Broadway in Lexington's historic downtown where it has proudly stood since 1883.  It was originally built on the outskirts of north Lexington but now it is within five blocks of the vibrant downtown community - with fine restaurants, shops, and a thriving nightlife. 

A Place Well Built ...

During the past century the house went through many restorations, transformations, and reconstructions.  While some efforts were more successful than others, in 2000 the house was purchased by Anton Giovanetto who picked up the pieces and reassembled them to produce the beautiful structure that it is today.  This process took great fortitude, skill and determination.  Our guests tell us that the years of hard work were worth it - since the result is a spacious, uncluttered, and stylish environment where they can relax and have fun.     

A Place Well Managed ...

At Lyndon House Bed & Breakfast we take our environmental responsibility seriously by recycling paper, plastic, and aluminum - as well as yard waste from the garden. Our dishwasher, washing machines, and toilets are designed to consume less water and energy.  Even though the house has central air/heat, to reduce heating and cooling costs we often take advantage of the natural ventilation provided by the huge screened windows throughout the first and second floors - and the roof windows on the third floor.  We are even careful to turn out lights that are not being used because conserving energy is the right thing to do.     

A Place Well Designed ...

While the structure of Lyndon House Bed & Breakfast is historic, the interior is designed with the comfort of our 21st century guests in mind.  Although most of our guest rooms have eleven-foot ceilings and elegant moldings, they are accessible by a commercial elevator - which some of our guests really appreciate.  And every morning our guests awaken to the aroma of fresh coffee served with a delicious breakfast prepared by the Innkeeper. When Spring finally arrives our beautiful back porch overlooking the garden is the ideal spot for a cup of tea, a glass of wine - or a bottle of beer from one of the local craft breweries.  When the garden is in bloom many of our guests just sit out there for no other reason than to relax and watch the birds.


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 The Gathering Room is a casual and very comfortable setting where guests can relax, socialize, read the paper - 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. Breakfast is served in the Dining Room usually between 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. on weekdays - but we often wait until 9:00 on the weekends when the pace slows down. But no matter when it's served, breakfast at the Lyndon House is a delightful combination of great food, hot coffee, and lively conversation. 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 1883. 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.