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Lexington, Kentucky is well-known for horse racing, historical attractions, and the bourbon distilleries throughout the region. It’s also one of the most walkable cities in the U.S. There are plenty of hotels you can stay at when you visit, but there are also many highly rated Airbnb properties where you can enjoy a little more space, privacy, and all the comforts of home.
Here are the best Airbnbs in Lexington to guide your search for accommodations.
This is a very popular and highly rated Airbnb rental that sleeps four guests comfortably. It has two bedrooms and one bath, as well as a full kitchen that’s great for cooking and entertaining. The host provides a binder of restaurants to check out in the area. Dogs are welcome here and have a large, fenced-in yard to run around in. Book this Airbnb for a bright and airy space that feels just like home, while feeling like you’re having a uniquely Lexington experience too. This is a family-friendly rental that comes with a travel crib if you need it. Laundry machines, Wi-Fi, TV, free parking, and bathroom essentials are also provided to Airbnb guests.
To embrace the horse culture of Lexington, book this Airbnb that’s a private studio barn apartment on a 12-acre farm. There are horses and goats living onsite, as well as hiking trails on the property and state parks just minutes away. You’ll be about 15 minutes from Downtown Lexington when you stay here. Interstates 64 and 75 are just three miles from the property. The studio apartment space comes with an infant travel crib, air purifier, and luxury linens. Features in the outside area include a picnic table, hammock, and small grill. Pets are not allowed to stay here with you because of the farm animals living onsite.
Up to four guests can stay in this Lexington Airbnb and have two bedrooms and one bath to themselves. The rental is a remodeled Victorian home in the downtown area that is within walking distance of restaurants, distilleries, and entertainment. It’s also easy to attend a concert at Rupp Arena that’s just five minutes away on foot. Amenities provided include a smart TV, internet, keyless entry, and updated appliances. There is some street noise when you stay here because of the central location of the home, so be mindful of that if you’re a light sleeper. Free street parking is available, there’s a back patio with a grill, and pets are not allowed.
Guests rate this downtown condo very highly and it’s also an affordable place to stay in Lexington. The condo sleeps four people and has a queen-size bed in the bedroom and a sofa bed in the living room. This is a great choice for people who are traveling for business or a work assignment. The unit is in City Court Condominiums and has modern conveniences, plus a stocked kitchen, linens, and towels. You’ll have a parking garage for your car and be within walking distance of restaurants, entertainment, and the University of Kentucky. For an extra $75 fee, you can bring your pet along.
This townhouse is for rent on Airbnb and accommodates four guests. It has one bedroom with a king-size bed, and there is also a sleeper sofa. The home has a beautiful kitchen, internet, and smart TVs. You’ll be in a charming space that dates back to 1906 and has a unique layout. Laundry machines and free parking are also offered to guests. Pets are not allowed to stay here.
Here’s a four-person townhouse available on Airbnb that’s located in the West Sixth area. It’s a chic and spacious townhome on the ground floor where you can walk to West Sixth Brewery and other attractions. In the two bedrooms, there are king-size beds. There’s an 84-inch home theater setup with sound system for movie nights, a bar-style kitchenette, and lots of natural light. The hosts provide welcome snacks and give you access to the entire ground floor. Other amenities include Wi-Fi, free parking, and laundry machines. This Airbnb does not allow pets.
How awesome would it be to stay in a real Airstream camper when you visit Lexington? This vacation rental accommodates three guests who are up for a glamping experience. It is a 1960 Airstream located behind an 1890 Victorian house in Downtown Lexington. With this rental, you’ll have two single beds and a couch in the living area, an outdoor dining area, a fire pit, and fenced-in backyard. The rental has a TV, Wi-Fi, kitchen, and free street parking available. Pets are allowed to join you in the Airstream trailer.
You can enjoy a quaint little piece of Kentucky and be next door to the historic Keeneland Racetrack when you book this Airbnb home. It has horses living on the property, and you can even bring your own horse to the farm for a stall rental fee. This is a nice Airbnb for two people who want to be in a peaceful setting but still just five minutes from Downtown Lexington. The bedroom has a queen-size bed, while other amenities are Wi-Fi, TV with standard cable, and laundry machines. Pets are not allowed on this private working horse farm.