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Dog Friendly Kentucky – with bassethoundtown! (Part one – Bluegrass Driving Tour)

October 29th, 2013 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Dog Friendly Kentucky Lovers…Part one of our leaf viewing trip via the Bluegrass Driving Tour was to Midway and Frankfort, KY.  These cities are considered Country Side Trips.

Grandma, Daisy Lynn and I drove to Midway and had a KY Hot Brown at Darlin’ Jean’s.  This was to be Daisy Lynn’s first time waiting in the car while we dined.


We picked this day because the weather was a perfect 55 degrees for keeping Daisy Lynn in the car.

This place also met our other requirement.


I have to see the car from my seat at the restaurant.  Check out the outside porch!  Dogs are allowed!  The star of this place…Hot Brown, not to mention Daisy Lynn – she did great except for some crying and barking for a few minutes.

There is so much to do in this area of KY.  We decided to veer off the Bluegrass Driving Tour and hit the bourbon trail for one stop.  Yes, dear readers, there is a wonderful trail for you bourbon lovers.  Buffalo Trace was on the way to our next stop in Frankfort.  What a cool place.  Daisy Lynn was a rock star!  Dogs are allowed and welcomed whole heartedly.


Daisy Lynn did a mini photo shoot for the distillery’s new dog section of their website!  I even bought a bottle as a gift for a friend of mine.  Do you know that this spirit can only be called bourbon if it is made in Kentucky?  All others must be called Whiskey.


We left and drove to the state Capital in Frankfort about 10 minutes away.  The Capital has a wonderful, wide, wrap around veranda around the entire building.


The grounds are gorgeous!  Dogs are walking everywhere.  I stayed outside with Daisy Lynn and Grandma went in and looked around.  I was going to go in after her but they shut it down at 4:00pm???  Seems a bit early but it is well worth the trip back.


Then we were ready to go to our Dog Friendly Hotel, always a nervous experience.  OMDAWG, OMDAWG!  The Capital Inn in Frankfort KY!!!

Look at the size of these connecting rooms!  Daisy Lynn was right at home with her Grandma and her Gully!


Daisy Lynn starting looking at the menu right away!


Now here is the best part.  Dogs are allowed right outside of the grill where we ordered dinner!  Look at this place!


This is the other side of the wall of glass fountain!


What a wonderful place to stay.  The Capital Inn is very affordable and they love dogs.  We were all thrilled!

More getting to part two later…Love Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma ATB sending good vibes for the young Mayor)

PS – Soon I will be doing detailed reviews on Trip Adviser and Dog Friendly Kentucky for all of these places.  4 Paws Up!!!!

PPS – I will post more information about the Bluegrass Driving Tour Map in the next post.


  1. Maureen Halleran
    October 30th, 2013 | 10:26 am

    Great trip, but it would be hard to decide on which to visit first – Mayor Daisy or the Distillery.

  2. Cindy, Jethro, Oz and Harriet
    October 30th, 2013 | 1:14 pm

    I had so much fun on this part of the trip! What a good trivia about the whiskey/bourbon. I did not know that! Everything looks so lovely and dog friendly. I know Daisy Lynn is having a total blast. What a fun experience for her. And yes, those rooms are HUGE! Can’t wait for part 2!

  3. Bruce
    October 30th, 2013 | 1:49 pm

    What an excellent trip! Can’t wait for part 2!

  4. Sandy ( Ollie's mom)
    October 30th, 2013 | 5:47 pm

    Looks like a great trip!! Looking forward to reading part 2. Have fun & enjoy the Fall colors – they are beautiful here!!

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