Jack (5 stars)
All I can say is, WOW. We had a big group that came for the Derby, and Donnie and his wife were HANDS DOWN the most helpful, thoughtful, accommodating Airbnb hosts I've ever worked with (and I've stayed at a lot of Airbnb's with great hosts!). Donnie spent 7 hours mowing the lawn so it was in pristine condition when we arrived. They left roses and Derby glasses on the table. They put us in touch with local vendors to buy meat for the grill. Anything we could think of, they went out of their way to help. I was tempted to give the house a lower star rating for "Accuracy," because it was EVEN BETTER than it looked in the pictures. When my friends showed up to the house, they were in awe that this would be our home base for the weekend. And the humungous, well-manicured lawn is perfect for grill outs, lawn games, pickup football, etc. It's also right in between Louisville and many Bourbon Trail distilleries, so it's a great spot if you're planning to really absorb the many gems of Louisville/Lexington. Thanks so much, Donnie! This was a trip we'll never forget.
Michelle (5 stars)
We were a small group that wanted to get away from the chaos of Kentucky Derby. We enjoyed our peaceful time.
Monica (5 stars)
Spacious, beautiful property in horse country. Both the inside and outside are very inviting. We had a great weekend with friends. The photos of the place are very accurate. Donnie, our host, was very responsive to our questions. The place was clean and had all amenities we needed.
If you want a peaceful, playful, laid-back getaway with folks you love, stop looking. The Neal House is it. In the time it takes to drive up the driveway and climb out of your car, your blood pressure will have dropped significantly. You are surrounded by quiet, except the sounds of nature. Yet, you are close to anything you would need.
Walking through the front door is like walking into an old friend’s home. This place is spacious, but comfy. No doubt your group will congregate in the ample kitchen, like ours did, with the sounds of laughter and cooking. Until the dance party breaks out…
When we weren’t cooking and eating, we were walking around the property, playing games in the vast game room on the lower level, or simply enjoying each other in one of the many quiet spaces that allow you to connect and catch up.
The Neal House is elegant, accommodating, and tranquil. The memories we made there are amazing. We will definitely be back.
We hosted family from out of town over the holidays for a reunion of sorts - folks from all over the country came in. They raved about the bedding and the mattresses and how serenely quiet each private suite was.
Everyone gathered in the fully equipped basement to play pool, board games and cards in the evenings. They could prepare meals as needed, gather in the library for conversation or find a quiet spot to read. All 15 LOVED their time at The Neal House and it will be forever known as “the mansion” by our family.