Welcome to Chateau Bourbon, Kentucky's #1 B&B on TripAdvisor! As seen in "Lonely Planet", "Forbes", "Afar Magazine", & "USA Today".
At our award-winning inn, you can expect genuine hospitality, impeccable attention to detail and down-home southern charm. Taking standards from traditional 5-star hotels and adding our personal touches, Chateau Bourbon delivers an unforgettable guest experience. Owner/innkeepers Missy & John Hillock take great pride in their property, which they personally designed and constructed in 2015. With every comfort and convenience in mind, they’ve created a space that many guests warmly refer to as “a Pinterest house come to life”. They’ve married the look and feel of a traditional Kentucky estate home with European influences of the French and English cottages they’ve traveled to over the years. And with all the creative bourbon touches, there’s no denying you’re in the bluegrass state.
Whether you’re stamping your Kentucky Bourbon Trail passport at area bourbon distilleries, placing a winning wager at historic Churchill Downs, dining at our nationally-recognized restaurants, or exploring the majesty of thoroughbred horse country, Chateau Bourbon is the perfect home-base for your Kentucky adventure.
GUESTS RAVE ABOUT OUR...3-course, bourbon-infused breakfasts - Nightly "Sips & Sweets" happy hour - Luxurious beds/bedding - Porch swings, fire pit, and cozy spaces - Impeccable cleanliness - Guest pantry stocked full of drinks/snacks/necessities - Picturesque, walkable neighborhood setting - Discount card for neighborhood restaurants/shops/services - Partnership with the Kentucky Bourbon Trail - Multiple ways to enhance your stay, including private bourbon tastings - Furry, 4-legged innkeepers, Reese & Honey - Warmth & hospitality :)
Chateau Bourbon provides an elegant setting for its fun, welcoming atmosphere. With a cocktail in hand, come sit on our porch and let your worries fall by the wayside. Located within the award-winning ‘new urbanist’ community of Norton Commons, you can ‘park & walk’ during your stay with everything you need just beyond our doorstep. You’ll enjoy the locally-owned restaurants & boutiques set amidst the beautiful homes and park-like green spaces. Our east end Louisville location is just 12 miles from downtown, so you’re only minutes from everything the big city has to offer.
Whether you’re a bourbon newbie or a self-proclaimed bourbon nerd, we’ve got the experience you’re looking for. Whether it’s discussing the distilling process, sharing a cocktail recipe, or recommending a hard-to find bourbon, you’ll enrich your knowledge by experiencing the tradition of Kentucky bourbon like a local.
All 5-star reviews on TripAdvisor, Yelp, & Facebook! Come see what all the fuss is about - We look forward to hosting you!
Missy & John Hillock are the owners & innkeepers at Chateau Bourbon, a bourbon-themed luxury bed and breakfast in the vibrant east-end Louisville, KY neighborhood Norton Commons. Missy and John specialize in serving guests a 3-course bourbon-infused breakfast each morning during their stay at the inn. The nightly happy hour showcases the couple's mixology knowledge and boozy baking skills while offering guests a specialty cocktail and dessert each evening. With a passion for made-from-scratch southern food, Missy & John firmly believe that butter and cream make everything better!
Missy has won honors in a variety of cooking competitions including the Cake Boss’s “Bake It Like Buddy” Season 1 winner and the bourbon cooking competitions at the Kentucky State Fair. John has a variety of craft-based hobbies, including creating items from wood, metal and leather. Several of his custom pieces are on display or in use at the property. Together, John & Missy enjoy traveling the world. Missy is a developmental psychologist and John recently retired from a 26-year career as an Aircraft Rescue Firefighter.