Welcome to Horses & Hospitality at GlenLary Estate

GlenLary Estate

At GlenLary Estate, we care for Horses & provide Hospitality. Not far from Paris, Kentucky, atop 80 acres of rolling Kentucky bluegrass sits this working horse farm. Two historic lodging facilities overlook the horses and a peaceful pond.

GlenLary Estate is also the premier location for a simply elegant wedding or special event. The breathtaking backdrops of the green pastures, majestic horses and rustic barns of GlenLary perfectly compliment a Kentucky wedding. Choose from a sophisticated tented gala between the Lary House and the rustic Cabin or simply a horse barn wedding.

Courtesy Melanie Mauer Photography
Courtesy Melanie Mauer Photography

Horses

GlenLary is also host to a number of thoroughbred retirees, where they live out their days meandering through green pastures, dining on luscious blue grass. We also offer a variety of boarding options, for those looking for more care and attention to their cherished equines, including stay-over boarding for travelers and visiting event competitors. The on-site lodging facilities allow guests to stay nearby, subject to availability.

 

Hospitality

From sophisticated casual to exclusively formal, the Estate offers several event sites including indoor and outdoor venues. An historic Tobacco barn, converted to stable horses offers a magic setting for an authentic barn wedding.

The Lairy Cabin
The Lairy Cabin

GlenLary Estate welcomes visitors from across town and around the world. Our country charm and southern hospitality provides a relaxing and peaceful environment.

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Your family, friends and assorted horses are sure to find GlenLary comfortable and inviting. The stately manor and rustic cabin provide ample room for a great family gathering or celebration.

A Little Lary History

The Lary House, circa 1848
The Lary House, circa 1848

The Lary House, built in 1840, echoes Greek revival architecture that was popular in the day. John Curtright Lary (1810-1875), oversaw the construction, with the help of Colonel Edmund Pendleton (1788-1880), Lary’s future father -in-law. Lary's Grandfather, Dennis (Lairy) Sr, was a militiaman in the Revolutionary War. Pendleton may have been related to the Virginian, Edmund Pendleton.

Dennis Lairy, a pioneer of Scotch-Irish descent, was among those thousands of Virginians who migrated to what is now known as Kentucky during or at the end of the Revolutionary War. He built what is now called the “Lairy Cabin”, which has been restored and relocated to the grounds of the GlenLary Estate.  In the early 1800’s the spelling of the Lairy name became known as Lary.

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Images of Lairy Cabin Restoration

GlenLary is not just a venue for romantic weddings, we also host Reunions, Anniversaries, family gatherings, corporate dinners and galas on the Estate. Our history dates back to 1790 when the old Cabin was built down by Cartwright Station, a couple of miles east of today's GlenLary Estate.

 

John Curtis Lary, circa 1878
John Curtis Lary, circa 1878

John Curtright Lary’s son, John Curtis, was a "Renaissance man". He was an artist, a teacher and spoke several languages including French, and Italian. In 1878 John Curtis Lary became the talk of the county when he left Clintonville and sailed from New York to Bremen on the German steamship Rhein, there he toured Europe on a big wheel bicycle. After returning to Kentucky, hardships made it difficult to maintain the majestic Estate. The Lary House and property was sold in 1905 and did not make it back into the “Lary” family until it was purchased by Dr. Banning Gray Lary and his wife Katherine in 2007. The house is still called the "Lary House."

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