Owners and Innkeepers

Tyler and Todd  Owners/Innkeepers

 

 

Celebrating 25 years… Maple Hill Manor has been welcoming Bed & Breakfast Guests. Current Owners, Todd Allen and Tyler Horton, have been hosting guests for since 2001.

They discovered this historic farm setting, while searching for a farm suitable to start an Alpaca and Llama operation. The combination of the working farm, farm store, and Farm Stay B&B has become a leading Central Kentucky Agritourism site. They oversaw the complete restoration of the Manor in 2008 and have been instrumental in turning the business into a nationally recognized, award-winning B&B.

Their farm animals are champion stock, with some of the best, nationally-recognized bloodlines represented. They were one of the first 10 farms in Kentucky to raise Alpacas and the first and only farm with a Purely Suri Breeding Program, specializing in both Suri Alpacas and Suri Llamas. They show, sell, breed, host fiber workshops and seminars, and offer finished value-added garments and gift items made from the luxury fiber produced by their herd.

Meet Todd

Todd was raised on his Grandparents’ Holstein Dairy Farm near Harrodsburg, Kentucky. He always had a love for the farm and the various farm chores. He raised and showed registered champion Holsteins as a 4-H Member, participating in many state, regional, and national shows.

He graduated with top honors from Georgetown College in 1988, majoring in Marketing and Finance, with Minors in Music, Economics, and Communications.

First employed by AT&T, he was a Communications Consultant and designed data networks for multi-national corporations such as McDonnell Douglas in San Jose, California and FedEx in Memphis, Tennessee. He was promoted to AT&T Headquarters in Basking Ridge, New Jersey where he was responsible for New Product Development, Marketing, and launch of AT&T’s first 8 Internet Services, including AT&T Worldnet Services.  He has advanced business degrees from AT&T Technical University, Wharton School of Business, and St. Elizabeth University. He took early retirement from AT&T as Director of Marketing Communications and Advertising. He still uses many of the skills gained during his corporate years in telecommunications.

Returning to Kentucky in 2000, he worked at 2 Internet start-ups in Louisville in Sales & Marketing Management positions. After 9/11, he joined forces with Tyler Horton to buy Maple Hill Manor and started raising Alpacas & Llamas and operating the historic Kentucky Farmstay B&B. He is past President of the Springfield Chamber of Commerce. He is the current President of the Bed & Breakfast Association of Kentucky, President of the Central Kentucky Agritourism Association, and Advisory Board Member of the Professional Association of Innkeepers International.

Among his many duties at the B&B, he handles the business management and marketing responsibilities, house keeping, hosting of guests, serving breakfast, head dish washer and laundry manager, wedding & special events coordinator, and avid gardener just to name a few of his endless duties.

Meet Tyler

Tyler was born in Greenville, Texas, but has strong family ties in both Alabama and Kentucky.

He attended Auburn University and University of Kentucky and majored in Veterinary Medicine and and a master degree in Theriogenology. He has worked for leading Race Horse Farms in the Lexington area as well as a Pharmaceutical Company in California.

He enthusiastically pursues his love for animals with his many activities as Head of Farm Operations. He also manages the various departments at Maple Hill Manor: Purchasing-Meal & Beverage Service-Decorating-Farm Store Manager-Lawn Service, but most critically important is his role as the Ultimate Handyman and Fixer-Upper. There is virtually nothing that he cannot fix or repair.

He covers for Todd as he represents Maple Hill Manor for community service, Alpaca & Llama Shows, and association involvement.

Together they have made a great team, and they look forward to sharing their award-winning B&B and Farm with you!

 

New Innkeepers at Maple Hill Manor, Adam and Rachel Plaskey – effective July 1, 2014IMG_3440

Adam and Rachel are now hosting Guests at Maple Hill Manor. Adam has a Hospitality and Culinary Degree and Rachel has a love for horses and farm animals. Having moved from Dearborn, MI – they are now enjoying Innkeeping Life in Central Kentucky.  They are entrepreneurs and in a few years would love to own and operate an equestrian Bed and Breakfast. Adam has two degrees; one in Culinary Arts and the other in Hotel and Restaurant Management. He is also  SERVSAFE Certified. Rachael has been an equestrian for over 20 years and is CHA Certified. She assists Adam part time while working part time at a horse facility. Adam serves positively and hospitable through his leadership and professional skills. The experience they will receive at Maple Hill Manor will help them be well-equipped to pursue their dream career. They are a delightful young couple and will take extra good care of guests at Maple Hill Manor, while Todd and Tyler have expanded to include a 2nd Historic B&B, just a few miles away in Bardstown, at Bourbon Manor Bed & Breakfast Inn: www.bourbonmanor.com