Stay with a Louisville writer

Stay at a food/travel/bourbon writer’s house in Louisville

Make the most of your trip to bourbon country; stay at the home of a local writer immersed in Louisville’s food and drinks scene.

Vertigo Louisville is a cool third floor flat in the main house, and Little Carriage House on the Alley is a bohemian studio style apartment over the old stable behind the house that’s been featured on Apartment Therapy.

​Whichever you stay in you’ll have a full kitchen in a space that’s comfy and stylish, and full of unique touches inspired by (and brought home from) our world travels.

​Who’s your host? I’ve written about Louisville for national outlets like the LA Times, Food Network and Delta Sky magazines, CNN Travel, NBC News, the London Telegraph,, Food Republic, and lots more. I hosted United Airlines’ travel show Three Perfect Days Louisville, and I’ve covered the Louisville culinary scene with a column in the Courier Journal since 2010. I literally wrote the visitor’s guide (a big chunk of it anyway). I’m a Kentucky Colonel and a certified bourbon steward with the Stave and Thief Society. I’m also one of the longest tenured superhosts in Airbnb (that’s a lot of five star reviews!).

So basically if you want to know where to go, what to eat, and what to drink in Derby City, I’m your person. Stay here and consider me your connection to the coolest places in town.

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Hi! I I woke up to a milestone, 1001 followers ✨ With that I thought I'd say hello and welcome to anybody new here. I'm a freelance writer, but my side passion is creating spaces for travelers to call home. This lovely feature in @bflouisville may sum it up best: . 🖋️Dana said that being an @Airbnb host has allowed her and her husband to have some flexibility and to live in a wonderful Victorian home in Old Louisville. “Part of what I like about old houses is that they have a sense of stories within their walls,” she said. “I feel like having the ability to host travelers, they bring their own stories with them and they leave a little bit of that behind. Those stories build into what this house has become over the last 130 years. “Vertigo is filled with my heart and soul,” Dana said, looking around the apartment. “I’m in this because I genuinely love it, not to become a short-term rental mogul. So, I just have a blast making sure guests have a memorable and inspiring travel experience.”🖋️

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And hey, if you’re coming to Louisville and miss your dog, you can hang out with mine! Join us on a walking tour of Old Louisville starring Cassius Thunderpaws. (As seen in Style Blueprint Nashville!)