By Steve Wilson and
Laura Lee Brown
Full color throughout
11 x 14.5 inches
Published October 2022
Steve Wilson and Laura Lee Brown, owners of historic Hermitage Farm in Oldham County, Kentucky, share over 500 photos, as well as stories and poems contributed by the late Billy Reed and other prominent Kentucky authors, in a handsome volume showcasing the world-class horses, gardens, farm-to-table restaurant, bourbon, and more at Hermitage Farm—an agritourism destination that is quintessentially Kentucky.
Reed, an award-winning sports writer who passed away in February of 2022, contributes a rich and colorful history of the famous people and horses—including 1953 Kentucky Derby winner Dark Star—that have called this landmark home.
About The Owners of Hermitage Farm
Kentucky entrepreneurs Steve Wilson and Laura Lee Brown are known for their inspired and imaginative approach to farming, tourism, and hospitality. Together they co-founded 21c Museum Hotels, Kentucky Bison Co., Garage Bar, and Barn8 Restaurant.
When one of Kentucky's most famous horse farms was about to be developed as another subdivision, the couple resolved, "not this farm!" They purchased Hermitage Farm and transformed it into a welcoming agritourism destination that invites the public to visit a working Thoroughbred farm and historic home (circa 1835); to enjoy award-winning food made with ingredients grown in the farm's gardens and greenhouse; to sip Kentucky's finest bourbon whiskey; and to experience the Art Walk after dark that weaves through some of the farm's pastoral 700 acres.