Louisville, Kentucky is definitely a site for sighs with its breath taking waterfront views, 120 parks, the nation’s largest urban forest, the oldest collection of Victorian homes in the US and home to the world renowned Kentucky Derby. One third of the world’s Bourbon comes from Louisville so any guest will know they are in for a treat here. A slogan of the town, “Anything is possible” is best captured in its opulent Culbertson Mansion.
With the lofty title of Louisville’s most historic inn, the Culbertson Mansion lives up to its name, pampering their elite guests with the luxury of the Gilded Age. The Culbertson Mansion has a simple but sleek façade of cream colored brick, but on the inside exemplifies extravagance with four matching full size Oriental rugs, three foot tall urns and expansive rooms. Guests will feel like a tycoon when they indulge themselves at this mansion on “Millionaires Row,” modeled after Italian Renaissance palazzos and Florentine architecture.
The Culbertson Mansion’s rooms are lavish and fit for a king alongside their welcoming exterior which comes with a variety of roses in the formal courtyard with a fountain. There are a number of suites, the best being the President’s Room (Samuel Culbertson, president of Churchill Downs in the 20’s and 30’s). The spacious room has a canopy king size bed with a private bath and shower, TV and coffee maker. Other guest rooms have their own individual flair, matching their unique names (The Annie Fellows Johnston, The East Room, The Knights of Kentucky, The Little Colonel, The General Lawton, The Louisville). The Culbertson Mansion is a different experience altogether because each room has a distinctive, detail oriented design.