Located in Paris, Kentucky - known for horses, history and hospitality - Fairfield Farm Cottage is centrally located to enjoy the Bourbon Trail, as well as historic and equine attractions. Whether you stay close to home or wish to explore, there is much to do in and around Paris. Runnymede Farm, which is pictured above, is the adjoining farm to the north.
American Saddle Bred Museum
The American Saddlebred Museum is the ultimate "Showplace for Saddlebreds." Located on the grounds of the beautiful Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, the Museum provides an exciting and educational experience. Inside, visitors learn the important role the American Saddlebred played in our nation's history, and how he has evolved into the elegant, athletic, and versatile breed we know today.
Ashland is currently closed to the public, but you can still schedule private tours of 10 or more on weekdays during February. Contact us at 859-266-8581 ext. 204 to make your reservation today! We will open to the public on our regular schedule March 1st. Thank you!
Known as the home of the Kentucky Derby and the Kentucky Oaks, Churchill Downs Racetrack conducts Thoroughbred horse racing in Louisville, Kentucky during three race meets in the Spring, September, and the Fall. The racetrack occupies 147 acres, featuring a one-mile dirt, oval racetrack and a seven furlong turf race course. Thoroughbred racing, the Kentucky Derby, and the Kentucky Oaks have run continuously at Churchill Downs Racetrack since 1875. In addition, Churchill Downs Racetrack has hosted the Breeders’ Cup World Championship eight times.
Claiborne Farm is a thoroughbred horse breeding operation near Paris, Kentucky notable for breading champion horses including Vigil, Gallant Fox, and Secretariat. It was established in 1910 by Arthur B. Hancock, owner of Ellerslie Farm in Albemarle County, Virginia, and has been operated by members of his family ever since.
A visit to Fairfield Farm Cottage wouldn’t be complete without trying some of our delicious food. We offer a farm-to-table breakfast that you can add onto your reservation of our historic stone cottage.
The Duncan Tavern Historic Center is the headquarters of the Kentucky Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Duncan Tavern Historic Center offers meeting and banquet facilities giving you several options for private entertainment that comes with historic ambiance. Tours of the Museum are available at 10:30 & 1:30 Wednesday-Saturday, April through mid-December.
Throughout the year, Fairfield Farm Cottage hosts events as a way to celebrate the Kentucky countryside. This Paris, Kentucky bed and breakfast hosts events aimed at providing you an escape from the daily grind, connecting you with the outdoors. These are great things to do when visiting Paris, Kentucky and the Fairfield Farm Cottage.
Hartfield & Co. is the first distillery in Bourbon County, KY since 1919 making our bourbon some of the first to come from the namesake county in almost a century. We take a different approach in the production of our spirits, altering the fundamentals of the process. Starting with the mashbill, all the way through the aging process. All that we do is engineered to keep flavor in our spirits resulting in a dramatically different end flavor profile. Join us for a tour anytime through the week. Stop by and we will show you around for a little while with a tasting at the end. Our County tours happen Saturday evenings and are our only scheduled tours through the week. These are reservation only and do fill up quickly!
Historic Paris-Bourbon County/Hopewell Museum is a dynamic and committed group of volunteers who care about Bourbon County’s heritage and who share that interest and knowledge with their community. HPBC and Hopewell Museum serve the geographic region of Bourbon County, its neighboring Kentucky counties, plus traveling visitors from around the world.
Horse Country, Inc. is an organization of horse farms, equine medical clinics and equine attractions dedicated to sharing the stories of Kentucky’s Horse Country. We hope to create emotional experiences by sharing the story of the horses, the land, and the people with our guests; ultimately to develop fans of farms and clinics through tourism experiences.
Located at 1228 Manchester St., we are just a 3-minute drive from Rupp Arena in downtown Lexington, in the heart of the Distillery District. We are right next door to restaurants, bars, a brewery, gourmet ice cream, coffee and more!
Keeneland is the world’s largest and most prominent Thoroughbred auction house and hosts world-class racing twice annually during its boutique Spring and Fall meetings. Owners, trainers, riders and fans from all over the world travel to Lexington each year to participate at Keeneland
Meet the Kentucky distillers preserving unparalleled tradition through centuries of dedication, care and craftsmanship. We are your gateway to the best Bourbon brands, flavors and varieties—from the 14 signature distilleries at the helm of Kentucky’s world-famous Bourbon culture, to the 13 craft distilleries using innovative approaches to re-imagine a timeless tradition. This is Bourbon. This is Kentucky. Your journey starts here.
Maker's Mark began with one family's quest to create a bourbon they enjoyed drinking and sharing with friends. That's hardly revolutionary today, but in 1953 it changed an industry. At Maker's Mark, it's one bottle at a time. Every time. That's as true today as it was when our founders filled our first bottle. And since then, it's been a widely held belief around here that character isn't made by machine.
When you stay at the Fairfield Farm Cottage, you not only get first-class accommodations but you also get a good slice of what makes Kentucky special.
Fairfield, which sits near the quiet town of Paris, Kentucky, offers a lot of great activities you can do right on the property, adding to your escape from your busy life.
The Thoroughbred Center, a Keeneland Property, is a training center complete with 1000+ stalls, two training tracks, starting gate and clocker stand. We have all the amenities you need to get your horse race ready. Whether you are simply passing through Lexington and the Bluegrass, visiting on business or reside here, The Thoroughbred Center has a lot to offer.
Join our daily tour for a guided education through the Distillery that explains the history of bourbon, how we’re unique at all five sources of flavor, the bottling process, and much more. At the end of the tour, guests 21 and over can taste our award-winning craft bourbon for themselves in the visitors’ center. Online advance reservations are strongly recommended. Online reservations cannot be made for tours taking place within 24 hours. Walk-ins are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.