The Holy Goat


photograph by Mindy Best

photograph by Mindy Best


Revitalizing a significant piece of historic architecture in downtown Louisville, this 1843 church is now reimagined as a guesthouse and gathering space. 


Four individual residencies: The Parsonage, Fellowship Hall, Ali Suite, and Braden Suite, can be booked individually or combined to house up to 16. The second story Revival Room boasts original windows and choir loft, and accommodates parties of up to 75 revelers. A portion of the ground floor houses Nanny Goat Books, a shop for new and used books specializing in local authors. The building’s outdoor courtyard is well appointed for relaxation, and all aspects of the interiors were designed to celebrate Louisville’s unique history, vibrant arts, and resilient spirit.


Restoring the Holy Goat has been our labor of love, and we are overjoyed to finally share it. We aim to host all those we hold dear, and hope anyone who arrives as a stranger will leave as a friend.

— Jessi Arrington & Creighton Mershon


Located just off Market Street in NuLu
at the corner of
South Clay & Nanny Goat Strut

Louisville, Kentucky