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Set on a landscape of rolling farmland hills in Springfield, Kentucky, the Wildflower Ranch Inn is far enough away to offer a private and secluded feeling but close enough that it can be a convenient place for people to stay. The building was built in the late 1800s and has a long history of lodging people. Because the Wildflower Ranch Inn is located on many acres of farmland, the surrounding area of the property offers a peaceful feeling for all of those who stay and could provide the fresh air that many of the business' visitors may be looking for.
Sitting on seven acres, the Wildflower Ranch Inn overlooks Kentucky farmland for as far as one can see. The Wildflower Ranch Inn is decorated using the art that the owners, Carol and Rich, made themselves. Each room has antique furniture and classical and contemporary art, creating a boutique feel for the inn. Because their art is on display in each room, Carol and Rich have provided a list of art that is for sale in each room. Owing to the fact that the inn's name is the Wildflower Ranch Inn, each room is named after a wildflower. Three out of the four rooms are located on the second floor. The Giant Sunflower room and the Wild Rose room share a hall bathroom. The Tiger Lily room has its own private bath. The Blackberry Blossom suite is a 1,200 square feet suite on the first floor. There is also a jacuzzi tub and a separate walk-in shower that is bigger than most college student dorm rooms. This suite also has a fireplace, bathrobes, and a mini-refrigerator.
Because Carol and Rich are artists, they offer portraits for any guest that wants them. They always serve a hot dish for breakfast such as quiche, waffles, frittata, homemade scones or muffins, coffee, tea, and juice. The minimum night stay at the Wildflower Ranch Inn is two nights, so Carol and Rich take pictures the first night of the visit, and by the last morning at breakfast, the portraits are ready. Located on the property are a cafe where they serve breakfast to guests and the public, a library for guests to lounge and read, an art gallery where they sell their original art, and a gift shop. They sell soap made from local goat milk, lotions, jewelry, their own brand of tea, bath items, and silk face masks at the gift shop. The Wildflower Inn also has a pool, and Rich and Carol offer art classes to the budding artists that visit. For guests that want to go out and about, the Wildflower Inn is located on the Bourbon Trail and approximately 30 minutes from the Kentucky Derby.
Carol and Rich work hard to try to help guests feel welcomed at the Wildflower Ranch Inn. They also hope that guests enjoy the artwork and creative environment at the Wildflower Ranch Inn. One guest said, "Rich and Carol have added their artistic talents to this amazing 150-year-old house. Walking the grounds at sunset to watch the fireflies flicker and relaxing in the sun by the pool were my favorite times of the day." Another guest commented on how they liked the food and the service when they said that "Carol and Rich are gracious hosts. Breakfast was very good both mornings we were there." Carol and Rich want to make sure each guest feels at home, so they offer a Sunday brunch for anyone who would like one last taste of the Wildflower Ranch Inn food after they check out.
The inn is geared towards serving couples. Because the Wildflower Inn is located on the Bourbon Trail, there are many activities for people over the age of 21, but children are still accepted as guests for an extra fee. Many guests that come to the Wildflower Inn stay there for the Bourbon Trail tours. The city of Springfield is known for being home to the Mordecai Lincoln house that belonged to Abraham Lincoln's uncle and the Bourbon Trail.
Built in 1871, the Wildflower Ranch Inn was first constructed on a piece of land of over 10,000 acres. The Historic Maple Hill Manor Bed and Breakfast, along with the Wildflower Ranch Inn, are sister houses. They were both built by brothers in the late 1800s. In the late 90s, the owners of the Wildflower Ranch Inn gutted the whole building. They renovated every room in the house. They redid all of the plumbing, heating and air conditioning, and the plaster walls that came out were replaced with sheetrock. The owners added what is now the Blackberry Blossom suite adding 1200 square feet to the inn in the renovation. They designed it in a way that makes it seem like it was initially part of the house as it has the same style of furnishings and decorating.
Rich and Carol bought the Wildflower Ranch Inn in 2019 and made it their home. They were looking for a place where people could comfortably stay and also learn more about art. They originally had an air B&B in California near their art studio. They enjoyed being the hosts and wanted to be even more involved in the lodging industry. When the Wildflower Ranch Inn got put on the market, Rich and Carol took the opportunity that opened up to them. They have enjoyed sharing their art with others and helping them feel comfortable at the Wildflower Ranch Inn.