Luxurious Legacy: The Samuels House

Where Guests Are Immersed in Equal Parts of Bourbon History and Comfort


While there may be any number of interesting attractions and accommodations throughout Kentucky and the heartland of Bourbon, none provide as immersive an experience putting guests squarely in the middle of history – while being pampered in sumptuous luxury – as The Samuels House.


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Built around 1820 by John Samuels, whose father, Robert, made whisky for George Washington’s troops during the Revolutionary War, the center-hall Georgian house became a gathering place for generations of the most prominent distillers from around the area. The Samuels family, themselves, are now into their eighth generation making whisky, with Rob Samuels currently running the iconic Maker’s Mark brand that his grandparents created.


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The house that Rob has lovingly restored and updated is filled with Samuels family heirlooms and stories of the house’s own remarkable place in history. For example, there’s the pistol that was surrendered in the front yard of the house by Frank James (of the notorious James Gang) who was part of the last armed group still fighting at the end of the Civil War. Other artifacts on display include some 50 bottles of whisky spanning 150 years of the family’s distilling experience. There’s even the deep fryer that Rob’s grandmother, Margie, used to experiment with dipping Bourbon bottles in red wax, destined to become a signature of the Maker’s Mark brand and now one of the most recognized trademarks in the world.


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While the property’s history is fascinating, what makes staying in the extraordinary house so uniquely enticing for guests is that they have the place to themselves: exclusive access to the entire property, immersed not only in the rich legacy of the Samuels family, but also surrounded by luxurious modern-day comforts such as Tempur-Pedic mattresses, high-thread-count premium sheets, 100% Turkish cotton towels, Aveda products in the stunning bathrooms attached to each suite, and commercial-grade appliances in the fully stocked gourmet kitchen.


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Guests also have the option of having renowned chef Newman Miller (guest judge on Bravo’s Top Chef) create a one-of-a-kind, farm-to-table dinner specifically to their tastes. And, subject to availability and a contribution to the Margie Samuels endowed scholarship at Bellarmine University, a member of the Samuels family will personally deliver the ultimate experience for any Bourbon lover: an unforgettable evening of cocktails and storytelling for the group, sitting right in the spot where much of it happened. Guests will leave with new stories of their own to last a lifetime.

Visit to book this once in a lifetime experience today


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By |2022-08-24T09:50:16-04:00August 23rd, 2022|
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