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Tips and Tricks for Your Extended Stay

Need to plan an extended stay? Bluegrass Extended Stay is the perfect spot for your stay in Lexington, KY, offering in-room amenities that help make extended vacations or extended business trips easy and simple. Use our guide to make your extended stay the most productive and relaxing time that it can be.

Bring Something from Home

Depending on the length of your stay, you might want to consider bringing some family photos or children’s drawings. Also, consider bringing just a few decorative or personal items to make your hotel room feel a little cozier and abit more like home.

Live Like a local

Before your trip, do a little research of the area and get an understanding of the things to do during your stay. There are many different resources out there to learn more about where you are staying. Some helpful apps include DoStuff or Eventbrite. Be sure to reference Bluegrass Extended Stay list of activities in the Lexington area as a useful guide as well.

Also, research restaurants or even local grocery stores nearby so you have an idea of where you would like to eat. To help find good restaurants in Lexington, read one of our latest blogs highlighting our favorite local restaurants to help you get started!

Pack Light

While this may seem counterintuitive, really you should pack light for your extended stay. The thought of packing for a longer stay can be a bit daunting. So, think about it this way, the same things you will need for a week you will need for a month. With our convenient amenities, such as onsite laundry, you don’t have to worry about having to pack enough clothes for your entire stay.And, if you are unsure what your essential travel list should include, read our blog on our top travel essentials for your trip.

Consider Your Clothes

You should bring clothes that travel well. Pack clothes that are quick drying, packable, and wrinkle resistant. Also, bring articles of clothing that can be interchanged, so make sure you pack clothes that can be worn together, making an almost unlimited outfit choice. Think neutral colorsand not white, white clothes are just asking to get dirty.

Keep up Your Exercise Routine

Just because you are traveling, doesn’t mean you should stop your exercise routine or deprive yourself of rest. Keep up your exercise routine and find a local gym that offers temporary passes or look at getting monthly passes, depending on how long your stay will be. There are also numerous workout apps that can help you stick to your routine, such as MapMyRunPocketYoga, and MyFitnessPal. Bluegrass Extended Stay also offers free gym passes, so be sure to inquire at the front desk during your next stay.


Most likely you will need more than the airline allotted 3 oz. bottles for carry-ons during your extended stay. So, either plan to buy and replace when you run out, from the local drug store or from the online convenience of Amazon. Another good idea and one that is most likely the easiest, is to just ship your toiletries to your hotel. That way you have all that you need waiting for you when you arrive.

For a budget-friendly and convenient extended stay, book with Bluegrass Extended Stay and feel right at home!