Press Release: The Samuels House is Available for Booking

Heading to Kentucky?  Book the historic Samuels House, once operated by the founding Maker’s Mark family. This is a premium vacation rental now available for booking in the bourbon capital of the world, Bardstown, Kentucky.  You could see the very deep fryer used to create the Maker’s Mark iconic dripping red wax seal on their bottles, as well as other family treasures from the Samuels family.  Talk about a slice of bourbon history!

Morbi vitae purus dictum, ultrices tellus in, gravida lectus.


John H.


Press Release


October 1st, 2021

Book the Samuels House vacation rental to experience the Kentucky Bourbon Trail like a bourbon icon.

The 1820s manor was bought and renovated by Rob Samuels in 2021. Although equipped with modern conveniences and luxury amenities, the house’s original detail and character have been preserved to showcase the history of the Maker’s Mark dynasty. Never before seen personal family artifacts, including the deep fryer used to create the iconic red wax tendrils and a hand-made bar with whisky spanning 150 years of Samuels family distilling, ensures a really special experience for bourbon enthusiasts.

Reclaiming a significant piece of the family story, the original family home was purchased in 2020 with the purpose of sharing the family legacy for years to come. Since then, the home has been thoughtfully updated to host discerning travelers while also preserving the character and history of the home. With accommodations for up to eight guests, the home hosts three bedrooms appointed with luxury bedding & bath products, a chef’s kitchen equipped with high-end appliances & custom-designed dinnerware, a whisky ice maker & custom-blown glassware, indoor and outdoor dining spaces, a game room, and more! The home’s centerpiece – the parlor – features a hand-made bar showcasing 50 bottles of whisky spanning 150 years of Samuels family distilling, from the days of the old T.W. Samuels brand to current-day Maker’s Mark. Here, you can sip whisky with the icons. Eight generations of family heirlooms are displayed throughout the home, including Margie Samuels’ English pewter collection that inspired the naming of Maker’s Mark and the deep fryer she used to adorn the first bottle in what would become the brand’s signature red wax.

Property Features

  • Accommodations for up to 8 guests; 3 bedrooms (2 king beds, 1 queen beds; 2 additional pullout beds)
  • Parlor room with custom-crafted bar and 50+ historic bottles of family-produced whisky on display
  • Stocked chef’s kitchen with gas range, fridge with premium whisky icemaker
  • Numerous Samuels family artifacts and pieces of bourbon history on display for the first time
  • Dining room with custom-designed dinnerware and glassware, adorned with the 200-year-old original mural
  • Covered porch with outdoor dining area
  • Basement media room and game lounge
  • Stone patio featuring a gas grill and fire pit
  • Whole-home Wi-Fi
  • Nearly 3500 sq ft of space (main level, upper level, and basement)
  • Set on 2-acres of mature oak trees surrounded by horse pasture

In-Suite Amenities

  • Tempur-Pedic mattresses
  • Premium ‘Comphy’ brand sheets
  • Ensuite bathrooms
  • 100% Turkish cotton towels
  • Aveda bath products
  • Iron/Ironing board
  • Hairdryer
  • Smart TVs with cable access and streaming capabilities

Final thoughts…

If you’re heading to Kentucky to enjoy a trip down the Bourbon Trail, or simply in need of a relaxing time in the Bourbon Capital of the World I can’t think of many places that would provide as beautiful or historic a place to rest your head.  Check out the Samuels House website for more information and to book your stay.  Cheers!

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