Welcome home! Living room has comfy bentwood chairs, Derby & horse-themed artwork and a smart TV.  Like chess, checkers, backgammon or Chinese checkers? There's a nice multi game box on the ottoman.
Lucky Horseshoe
Hosted by Barbara
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4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
4 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Homey, hidden gem within trotting distance of world-famous Churchill Downs! Centrally located with easy access to interstates, downtown, old Louisville & the Highlands. Just up the street from Kentucky Exposition Center, UofL & Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. Cozy, with plenty of room to move! Open floor plan with kitchen & laundry.

The space

1950's charm in a cozy duplex that's centrally located in Louisville. Completely private apartment with front or side door access. Almost IN the parking lot of Churchill Downs!

One bedroom has a queen size bed with a full size closet. The second bedroom has a full size bed with a small closet.

The kitchen and living room are all one room divided by an island and Danish modern shelf partition. The kitchen is fully equipped with a fridge, range and even a fully working antique RadarRange microwave!

The 50's pink-tiled bathroom is full size (but note that the doorway is a bit narrow.)

In the spacious basement there is a large capacity washer with a regular size dryer.

There is a weight bench and exercise equipment available in the basement as well.

It is a full size, 2 bedroom apartment with a large basement so events with small gatherings would work. I could help you with extra seating if needed, and there is plenty of parking. The kitchen island is nice if you have food set out buffet-style. (Just be mindful that only 4 sleeping guests are allowed to stay overnight.)

I do have cats next door but they have no access to the other side. They are not even allowed in the basement. No need to worry if you have allergies!

Guest access

The apartment is set-up with free wifi and there is a smart TV in the living room.

You may use the entrance on Bohannon, but you'll find there is much more available parking on the Thornberry Ave side facing the church. Just be sure to leave a little extra room for your passengers next to the hill. Either entrance is accessible with the same key.

The kitchen is fully equipped and stocked with some yummy breakfast foods. Help yourself!

There are extra pillows, blankets and towels in the closets. Extra shampoo, conditioner, soap, lotion, toothpaste and the like are available in the bathroom closet.

Interaction with guests

Owner lives in apartment right next door if you need anything!

I'll be happy to meet you personally to show you in, or if you prefer, just let yourself in and make yourself at home!

Other things to note

It is an older home so it's got plenty of character and creaks in the floors! But it is comfortable and spacious enough to stretch out and take a load off your feet.

Be mindful that there are steps to both entrances if you have difficulty with stairs.

The clearance width into the bathroom is also a bit narrow.

A special note for Kentucky Derby guests! This property is very, very close to Churchill Downs and for the weekend of Derby there is no parking allowed on the street. For those days only with a paid reservation, you may park your car in the yard (with our help if you like, as it is on a slight incline). Also be mindful that traffic is horrendous within a 25 mile radius of the track on Thursday, Friday & of course, Saturday! If you're one of those brave and patient souls that wants to drive, don't forget to fill up the gas tank! If you're just coming to attend the Derby and/or Oaks and stay near home, you'll be set. That's my recommendation! It is only a short walk to Churchill Downs but so worth it!! You'll wonder how you lucked into to such an awesome spot!

Happy trails, everyone!! Be safe, be happy!


Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Common spaces
2 sofa beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 11AM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with smart lock and lockbox

The wordy stuff:

It is always preferred that only those actually staying book the reservation. Third party bookings are accepted only if the owner is alerted to this arrangement and agrees.

If you need to stay longer than your reservation, just let us know to make sure it won't conflict with other bookings and will allow adequate time for clean up.

Please, no wild, drunken parties! We do live here!

Be nice to our little house. Spills and mishaps are understandable but wanton destruction of property is unacceptable!

Please only flush toilet paper or tissue in the toilet. Do not flush paper towels, wipes or sanitary products. Please do not pour oils or food waste into the kitchen sink.

Be careful and use common sense when using the exercise equipment. Please do not drop weights on floor.

Smoking is not allowed in the building.


Last but not least, the most important house rule is to have a great stay and enjoy your visit!! This is a must. Chill out and please make yourself at home. : ) Smile.

Thank you so much and have a great day!

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - Both entrances have steps as it is on a small hill.
Potential for noise - Usually it's pretty quiet but sometimes you'll here loud cars or music in the neighborhood. At large events, you can hear music from Churchill Downs.
Pet(s) live on property - I do own cats. They live indoors and do not have access to the other apartment.


69 Reviews

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Kiyomi User Profile
October 2017
Barbara's place is awesome! It is a little off the beaten path, but not that hard once you find it. The floors do squeak, but that is just a minor inconvenience compared to the amazing amenities provided: breakfast foods, coffee! soft towels, pretty comfy beds, and if you ever need anything she is easy to contact. I will be recommending The Lucky Horseshoe to all my friends/family travelling through Louisville.

Stephen User Profile
October 2017
I had an amazing stay...the place was very clean and comfortable, everywhere I wanted to go was easy to get to from the house and everything from checking-in, up to and including leaving, was a breeze to do because of the wonderful owner Barbara. We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay!:)

Lindsay User Profile
September 2017
We loved our stay here! Barbara is an incredible host, super friendly, and provided awesome communication prior to and during our stay. Very clean, great ammenities, helpful Louisville resources, good location if you're looking to spend time at Churchill Downs. Would absolutely recommend!

Colleen User Profile
September 2017
Very clean, great location. Awesome owner.

Fletcher User Profile
September 2017
Really great place. Recommend. Cozy.

Brenna User Profile
August 2017
Love this property! It's a whole side of a duplex with so much room. There were little extras, like different soaps to choose from and some snacks, which was a definite nice touch. The horse decor was super cute because right or the front door is a view of the Kentucky Downs. Would definitely stay again! A+++!

Emily User Profile
August 2017
Very accommodating. Quiet. Great location. Lots of breakfast goodies. Recommended

Louisville, Kentucky, United StatesJoined in February 2016
Barbara User ProfileBarbara is a superhost.
Hello, travelers! Welcome to Bohannon at Thornberry in little Lucky Horseshoe neighborhood! I'm your host, BC. I am an artist and an animal lover, and your quiet neighbor next door! I'm a native of Louisville and a 25 year resident of the Highlands area, although I'm a recen…
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