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1840 Historic Antibellum Estate in the heart of the Bluegrass

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Two magnificent estates located on the property. 8 bed, 9 bath total

Feel like you have stepped onto the film set of Gone with the Wind as you spend time at the GlenLary Estate. The main house, built in 1840, is completely restored to perfection and has three large bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. ( Two king beds and one queen ) The exquisite restored 1700's cabin has 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. (5 queen beds and 3 twins ). Working fireplaces in both homes and chef's kitchens. Laundry in both homes and anything else you could ever want or need. Pool and magnificent porches to sit and relax in the beautiful, serene country side. Horse boarding also available for a separate cost- please contact for more information. Homes sleep 19 comfortably. There is an additional fee for any group larger than 20 people.

$350 Cleaning fee

$1000 Security deposit


More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks german
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2018

About Elizabeth

Both homes were built by the owners families and have been purchased back from current owners to remain in the family for the rest of time. There is so much history in both properties and we would be honored to share the entire story with you over a glass of wine.

Elizabeth purchased this estate in 1840

Why Elizabeth chose Paris

When given the chance to visit Kentucky, there is NO other spot to spend your time. The GlenLary estate IS Kentucky. From the historic antebellum home, to the 84 acres of rolling bluegrass and not to mention the Thoroughbred horses grazing in the pastures.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation estate rental in Paris

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Main House - Master - toilet , shower , Master Bath with adjacent dressing room
    Main House - Green Room - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full bath with Claw tub
    Main House - Blue Room - toilet , tub , shower , Full bath with large, relaxing tub and beautiful views
    Main House - off kitchen - toilet , Half bath off the kitchen on the main floor
    Main House - Library - toilet , Main House off the Library on the main floor
    Cabin - Master - toilet , combination tub/shower , Cabin - Master Bath
    Cabin - Lower Level South - toilet , combination tub/shower , Cabin - Lower Level adjacent to Double Bedroom
    Cabin - Lower Level -North - toilet , combination tub/shower , Cabin - Adjacent to Queen and Bunk rooms
    Cabin - Main Floor - toilet , Cabin - Powder room off kitchen
  • 9 total bathrooms. Five in main house, four in cabin.
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Main house- Master - 1 king
    Main House- 2nd bedroom - 1 king
    Cabin- Master - 1 queen
    Cabin- Girls Bunk Room - 3 twin/ single
    Cabin-2nd bedroom - 1 queen
    Cabin- 3rd bedroom - 1 double
    Main House- 3rd bedroom - 1 queen
    Cabin- Boys Bunk Room - 2 double
  • 8 total bedrooms. Three in main house an five in cabin.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hunting


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(6 traveler reviews)

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1840 Historic Antibellum Estate in the heart of the Bluegrass
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

GlenLary was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Me and my high school cross country team - from some forty years ago - get together once a year for a reunion and a run. This year we chose The Bourbon Chase, a two hundred mile relay from Louisville to Lexington. We needed a place to stay before and after the run and came across GlenLary on the VRBO website. GlenLary was perfect! We're a group of twenty, so we needed a big place. Driving down the long driveway and up to the estate feels like you're in a movie. That sensation continues as you step inside the beautifully appointed and meticulously maintained main house. The cabin behind the main house is no less impressive. You'll want to extend your stay so you can try out all the different and luxurious bedrooms in both! The kitchens are very well equipped and the living areas really make you feel at home. We really enjoyed the outdoor space. The pool and grill were put to good use. Across the driveway and in the pasture are some beautiful horses. Paul, the caretaker at the estate, is very knowledgeable and a pleasure to talk to. Elizabeth, the owner, was very responsive and helpful in making this one of best places we've stayed. If we are ever back in Lexington, we will be sure to stay at GlenLary!

  • Submitted: 18-Oct-2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to get away with the family

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the cabin and loved the layout. The view off the deck was gorgeous and was my favorite place to be. Lots of thought went into the layout as it was very functional and allowed for great family gatherings in the kitchen/great room area but also allowed my teenage daughters the ability to find space to themselves when they needed it. We were attending a Young Rider event that my oldest participated in and instead of roughing it at the barn and a hotel room, we had a luxurious and comfortable retreat to hang out in when horse and daughter weren't busy competing. Lounging by the pool, grilling some meals in the outdoor kitchen, and reading a book surrounded by natures beauty made this trip one to remember. The property has the feel of being in the country, but restaraunts and shopping are within a 20 minute drive allowing for a great variety in entertainment verses relaxation. Elizabeth, one of the members of the family that owns and runs the property, was very responsive and flexible to our needs even though she was on vacation with her own family at the time. Philip, who cares for the horses and watches over the property, was a pleasure to work with and talk to when anything came up that required his assistance. Whenever, I am in Lexington I will definitely try to stay at GlenLary again.

  • Submitted: 15-Aug-2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! Looking forward to having you and your championship daughter come stay with us again! xo
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Top Score for the Rolex

  • 5 of 5

The GlenLary was the perfect accommodations for our group of equestrian riders to stay while attending the Rolex. The setting eludes the feel of an old historic plantation surrounded by bluegrass pastures. However, the homes have been updated with all the modern conveniences and the décor is tastefully done throughout. The gathering areas in both houses are especially charming, warm and cozy. The property is well maintained and clean both inside and out. The hospitality of the owners and their staff is top notch. Our only problem was that everyone loved the estate so much that they didn't want to leave to attend our scheduled events at the Horse Park!

We want to come back and stay longer next time.

  • Submitted: 28-Apr-2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect setting for being together as a family

  • 5 of 5

GlenLary was every bit as charming as the pictures led us to believe. It provided the perfect setting for being together as a family without distraction. Beth was great about orienting me to each house. Everyone fell in love with Philip after he came over to teach us about the thermostat and fix the chirping smoke detector. He later took our family picture so we could all be in it.

Thank you for sharing your home with us. We could not have picked a more perfect location to gather and celebrate the joy and love of family. We could feel the love your family has shared there which enriched our own.

  • Submitted: 20-Feb-2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Bluegrass Weekend

  • 5 of 5

The pictures of the estate do not do it justice. This is a beautiful property taken care of by endlessly nice and welcoming people. All of our guests were comfortable and happy to spend the weekend here. Also it was very affordable for the size of our family and I would absolutely return here.

  • Submitted: 5-May-2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous 50th Wedding Anniversary

  • 5 of 5

The Glenlary Estate was an excellent setting for our surprise, destination 50th wedding anniversary gathering for our parents and 20 family members. The historic main house was home to the romantic couple, where we prepared several dinners in the modern kitchen and conducted a ceremony to renew their vows by firelight. The large gathering area in the main house provided refuge for many card games and an intense ping pong tournament. The "cabin" has an absolutely incredible kitchen and a great deck for entertaining. We enjoyed long walks on the property with the picturesque company of the horses and the kids even went fishing in the stocked pond. While in the area we visited several great restaurants in Lexington, toured the Makers Mark and Woodford distilleries and even petted the 2013 Kentucky Derby winner at Claiborne Farms (10 minutes away). When we needed anything the staff onsite was attentive and very helpful. We would especially like to thank Elizabeth (owner) for her tips on local bakeries, restaurants and attractions. Her personal touch and thoughtful recommendations contributed to a truly memorable event that the entire family will never forget. We highly recommend a visit to the Glenlary Estate in Paris, KY if you have a large group that wants to get away and spend some quality time together.

  • Submitted: 12-Jan-2014
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are too sweet!!! Thank you so much for your kind words and it was truly a pleasure working with you and being able to share a part of our lives with your family. Until next time :) - Elizabeth
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Car: necessary

The GlenLary Estate is located in one of the most beautiful parts of Kentucky. Located on 84 acres of rolling Kentucky Blue Grass, the farm boasts two magnificent estates and is a working Thoroughbred horse farm.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation estate rental in Paris

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$454.05

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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