Welcome to the Gratz Park Inn

Gratz Park Inn - Welcome to Lexington’s Historic District

Authentic and timeless, the Gratz Park Inn welcomes you to sit and stay a spell.

Nestled in the heart of Kentucky horse and bourbon country, we are the only small boutique hotel located in Lexington’s Historic District, within walking distance to all downtown has to offer. Whether you’re a wedding guest, horse enthusiast, bourbon aficionado, corporate traveler or vacationer, the Gratz Park Inn is your destination for historic charm and Southern hospitality.

Our hotel offers a rich combination of appreciating the past while enjoying modern comforts. What could be more inviting than sinking into one of our cozy italian leather chairs in our well-appointed library, sipping some exquisite locally-distilled bourbon while reading a history of the area? Our hotel is full of one-of-a-kind furnishings and luxury extras.

The Gratz Park Inn sits on land first settled in 1781. Our area is full if historic landmarks and our front desk -- certified Southern Hospitality Ambassadors -- are ready to help you plan your Lexington adventure.

 

Opening Soon! "Distilled at Gratz Park" 

 From award-winning Heirloom Restaurant in Midway, Ky stems "Distilled at Gratz Park." Chef Mark Wombles and team specialize in farm-to-table fare, incorporating an artful and elevated approach to southern cuisine in a comfortable atmosphere. Located in Historic Gratz Park Inn, the establishment removes all unnecessary ingredients from fine dining, leaving only the artistic expression food.

 

List of Upcoming Events and Local Attractions

Upcoming Events

  • Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour – This worldwide-syndicated radio show tapes LIVE Monday nights at the historic Lyric Theatre in downtown Lexington. Join folk legend Michael Johnathon for this live-audience broadcast “conversation” with new and established artists, with audience seating from 6:15 to 6:45 p.m. http://www.woodsongs.com
  • Christmas on the Estate. This year the Henry Clay Estate will open its doors for two Holiday Candlelight Tours on Sunday, December 7 from 5:30 p.m.to 8:00 p.m. and December 26 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with the last admission at 7:00 p.m. Enjoy live music on self-guided tours of the mansion and refreshments in the Keeper's Cottage. This year's theme is "A Currier and Ives Christmas at Ashland." Mistletoe from the Ashland Estate will be on sale. Reservations are not required. $15 for adults, $7 for young adults 17 and under and a family rate of $40.
  • Antebellum Christmas. At Waveland State Historic Site, you can see what the holiday season was like on a Bluegrass plantation. Antebellum decorations, music, refreshments and costumed historic presenters will be featured at this year's Christmas Candlelight Tours from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. December 5-6 and December 12-13. Refreshments will be served in the plantation's 200-year-old log cabin. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and $4 for students. (859) 272-3611.
  • Love a Christmas parade? Wave to Santa and other celebrants at the Lexington Christmas Parade, December 2, a Tuesday, beginning at 7:00 p.m. The state's largest holiday parade begins at Main and Midland, and proceeds along Main Street to Mill. Free. (859) 425-2593.
  • Light and lively! Lexington officially kicks off the holiday season with the lighting of the city tree - a local tradition that dates to 1913. This year the activities will take place during the annual Luminate Lexington Festival on November 28 at Triangle Park. Festivities begin at 2:00 p.m. and continue through the afternoon with food vendors, live music, arts and crafts vendors, and more setting the mood for a delightful day downtown. The traditional tree lighting takes place at 6:30 p.m. Santa Claus will flip the switch. (859) 425-2592.
  • Glide and Slide. The Unified Trust Company Ice Rink at Triangle Park opens for the season November 7. Bring your own skates if you'd like, but skate rentals are included in the price. The rink is open from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Kids feeling chilly? Grab some hot chocolate at the café beside the rink. And no worries, there are plenty of places to sit and observe if you don't want to venture out onto the ice yourself.The rink stays open through January 11.

Local Attractions

  • The Square  The Square offers visitors an exciting and original mix of shopping, galleries, restaurants, bars, and even a theater and museum for the kids. 401 West Main Street.Lexington, KY 40507
  • Thoroughbred Park - 2.5-acre park with a limestone walking tour of the history of the Thoroughbred.
  • Aviation Museum of Kentucky - Various historical aircrafts with interactive displays.
  • Elk Creek Vineyards - In the rolling hills of Owen County just an hour’s drive from Lexington.
  • Horse & Barrel – British-style local pub.
  • DeSha’s Restaurant - Savory American entrees and top-barrel bourbons.
  • Lenabelles Antiques & Interiors - Antiques and collectibles.
  • DeVassa Bar & Cafe – Brazilian Tapas bar and dance club.
  • Meadowthorpe Antique Mall - Antiques and collectibles.
  • Jacobson Park - A 216-acre park with lake and boating, basketball, dog park, playing fields, fishing, volleyball, paddleboats, playgrounds and more.
  • Le Deauville - French bistro with authentic sidewalk fine dining in downtown Lexington.
  • LV Harkness-offers a wide selection of fine tableware and gift items including china and porcelain, silver, leather, crystal and trophies of all styles.
  • January Antiques- offering a vast variety of 18th, 19th, and 20th century antiques

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