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Look inside this new bed and breakfast in one of Louisville’s oldest homes (PHOTOS)

Look inside this new bed and breakfast in one of Louisville's oldest homes (PHOTOS)

A historic Butchertown home is now the site of a new concept in bed and breakfasts with a twist, according to Louisville Business First. The Butcher Rose, located at 1607 Frankfort Ave, is currently in its soft opening phase. The concept is not only a bed and breakfast, it is also a social club for women. Anyone can rent the space, but only women can become members. Spanning approximately 10,000 square feet, The Butcher Rose has five suites, each with its own bathroom. Franklin said the B&B also has a few gathering spaces, including a dining room, living room, and kitchen. Two of the bedrooms can be rented for $150 a night, two for $200 a night, one for $250 a night. The owners wanted to steer the concept towards a women’s social home where women could have a “home away from home”. Franklin said some member uses could be a coworking space or a gathering place for small meetings. “Sometimes you just want to be away from your dog, you want to be away from your kids, you need a change of scenery,” Franklin says. “It’s just a big enough house where you can come and set up your laptop, and we’ll have printers and pens, you know those basic things you would need in an office.” There are various membership packages that allow members to spend time at the house when available, attend social events held there, and enjoy discounts when booking a night. Franklin also said members can leave items behind, like their favorite toiletries, and the B&B will keep those items and put them back in the room the next time they stay. “There’s just the social aspect of being a member and having a place where you want to have a drink with your friends, but you don’t really want to go home,” Franklin said. “You want to go somewhere, and you can bring them here because, again, it’s your house right next to your house.” Because it’s still in the soft-open phase, The Butcher Rose is currently offering custom memberships at varying prices. Once the place is fully operational, Franklin said prices will typically hover between $50 and $200 a month. She said one place they frequented was Fleur de Flea looking for furniture, art and other paraphernalia. They were also keen to keep the spirit of Kentucky in mind without using traditional Kentucky decorations. Jacobs said they incorporated subtle Southern references, including ribbons for horse riding competitions. Jacobs said the entire space can be rented out for events, like bridal showers and rehearsal dinners. They designed the house for this purpose, so when customers rent it out, exterior decorations are not necessary. To see a slideshow of the bed and breakfast and to learn more about the building’s design and history, you can read Louisville’s full article here.

A historic Butchertown home is now the site of a new concept in bed and breakfast with a twist, According to Louisville Business First.

The Butcher Rose, located at 1607 Frankfort Ave, is currently in its soft opening phase. The concept is not only a bed and breakfast, it is also a social club for women. Anyone can rent the space, but only women can become members.

Sitting at around 10,000 square feet, The Butcher Rose has five suites, each with its own bathroom. Franklin said the B&B also has a few gathering spaces, including a dining room, living room, and kitchen. Two of the bedrooms can be rented to $150 a night, two at $200 a night, one at $250 a night.

The owners wanted to steer the concept towards a women’s social home where women could have a “home away from home”. Franklin said some member uses could be a coworking space or a gathering place for small meetings.

“Sometimes you just want to be away from your dog, you want to be away from your kids, you need a change of scenery,” Franklin said. “It’s just a big enough house where you can come and set up your laptop, and we’ll have printers and pens, you know those basic things you would need in an office.”

There are various membership packages that allow members to hang out at the house when available, attend social events held there, and enjoy discounts when booking a night. Franklin also said members can leave items behind, like their favorite toiletries, and the B&B will save those items and return them to the room the next time they stay.

“There’s just the social aspect of being a member and having a place where you want to have a drink with your friends, but you don’t really want to go home,” Franklin said. “You want to go somewhere, and you can bring them here because, again, it’s your house right next to your house.”

Because it’s still in the soft-open phase, The Butcher Rose is currently offering custom memberships at varying prices. Once the place is fully operational, Franklin said prices will typically hover between $50 and $200 a month.

The designers wanted to include antiques in its design, so Jacobs and his business partner Jaclyn Journey sourced some vintage decor locally. She said one place they frequented was Fleur de Flea looking for furniture, art and other paraphernalia.

They were also keen to keep the spirit of Kentucky in mind without using traditional Kentucky decorations. Jacobs said they incorporate subtle Southern references, including ribbons for horse riding competitions.

Jacobs said the entire space can be rented out for events, like bridal showers and rehearsal dinners. They designed the house for this purpose, so when guests rent it out, exterior decorations are not necessary.

To view a slideshow of the guest room and learn more about the design and history of the building, you can read the full article from Louisville Business First here.