Bed and Breakfast Bardstown KY

Welcome to Bardstown, KY, Kentucky’s  second oldest city that was settled all the way back in 1780 by  European Settlers. This bourbon crazy town has been dubbed the “Bourbon Capital of the World”, and hosts the annual Kentucky Bourbon Festival drawing in enthusiasts and drinkers from far & wide.

Bed and Breakfast Bardstown KY
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Bourbon Manor is conveniently located near the many Bardstown attractions and offers several VIP Bourbon Tour & Tasting Excursion Packages that can be added to an overnight stay. Let us help customize a memorable, stress-free Bourbon Trail Experience of a lifetime. Plan your visit to a place where Bourbon is celebrated year-round - where we sip our Bourbon in grand Southern style. There is something for everyone here, every day of the year: My Old Kentucky Home State Park, My Old Kentucky Dinner Train, Stephen Foster Musical, Historic Trains and Museums, Civil War historical sites such as Abraham Lincoln's birthplace and boyhood home, Abbey of Gethsemani - home to the first Trappist Monks Settlement in the U.S., Kentucky's Wine Trail, and of course, the 12 world-famous Bourbon Distilleries. Bourbon Manor is a Bourbon Lover's Paradise. Enjoy our Bourbon Heritage involving the Brown Family and 2 stately Pre-Civil War Plantation Mansions (Circa 1810 and 1825). The Brown Family started the first commercial bottled Bourbon known as Old Forester, which is now designated the official Bourbon of the Kentucky Derby. Today, the property is an award-winning B&B and the first Bourbon-themed B&B in the World! Enjoy our spacious antique-appointed guest rooms, complete with modern amenities, fine art work, blissful bedding, and beautiful park-like setting. Our onsite Bourbon Bar & Lounge, The Bunghole Bourbon Bar, a 3-level historic tobacco barn, features the best selection of Bourbons in Bardstown - with over 150 Bourbons, Wines, and Crafted Beer. Our Full Country Gourmet Breakfast always includes dessert infused with Bourbon, of course. We also have an onsite Spa for some pampering after a long-day of tours - Couple's Massage is the most frequently requested treatment. We invite you to be our guests! We look forward to seeing you soon! Until then, CHEERS! Todd & Tyler, Owners/Innkeepers

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1851 Historic Maple Hill Manor Bed & Breakfast, Alpaca & Llama Farm, and Manor Cottage Gift, located only minutes from Bardstown - Bourbon Capital of the World and voted America's Most Beautiful Small Town, is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and has been designated a Kentucky Landmark Home due to its historic preservation of Pre-Civil War Mansions. Rediscover historical elegance from an era of refined romance and southern charm with spacious, antique-appointed guest rooms with today's modern amenities, offering large extra padded beds, luxurious linens, flat-screen TVs with Satellite Service, and each with a private bath and custom Gilchrist & Soames toiletries. Our premium rooms include a double Jacuzzi and/or fireplace. Due to the historic nature of the home and the comfort of all guests, smoking is only permitted outside the home. Relax at our peaceful, park-like setting. You will find benches on the front porch, garden chairs, a tree swing for two, and a large patio area with tables, comfortable seating, and chiminea set among ancient maple trees. Stroll our flower gardens with Gazebo, nature reserve, and walking paths. Enjoy interacting and learning about our Alpacas & Llamas. Centrally located on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Voted #1 in the U.S. as the B&B with the “Most Historical Charm” as well as “Best Breakfast in the Southeast” – by Arrington’s B&B Journal AND voted “Kentucky’s Best B&B” by readers of Kentucky Monthly Magazine. We look forward to your visit!

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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!

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Originally built in the late 1830s, but magnificently restored. Opening in 2005, In three short years, we were chosen in the Top Ten Best Overall in the US by Bed and Chosen by San Francisco Magazine as the “Place to stay on the Bourbon Trail.” And by Knoxville Magazine as the “destination of choice for the Kentucky Derby.” Our private suites are some of the finest in the world. Each suite tells its own story with the tastefully appointed themed classic movie themes, restored hardwood floors, original oil painting, excellent bedding, etc. And our beautiful Huntsman Chase Guesthouse, built in 2010 is an equine themed 3.5 BR, 3.5BA 2,000+ sq. ft. Southern Living plan that is rented as one unit. (In other words, if you just book the downstairs, no one else can book the upstairs. If you just need 2 bedrooms in the guesthouse, you only pay for 2). In the hustle and bustle of our modern world, we all long for a special place where we can just be, where we feel welcomed and pampered in an unobtrusive way; where beauty and a peaceful atmosphere are synergistically joined. Your search is over for an incredible destination that skillfully combines elegant design, impeccable cleanliness and a gracious tangible sense of calm and welcome. Ground zero for exploring world-class horse farms. (2 Triple Crown winners 5 minutes away!) We are also a home base for exploring the very popular Bourbon Trail. Our guests tell us that they feel they have escaped the world behind the old brick wall of the English courtyard. Our full hot gourmet breakfasts are served fresh from our state-of-the-art kitchen every morning to you, our cherished guests. Whether you want to escape or to explore, we excel in exceeding expectations at A Storybook Inn. “Close to Everything, Worlds apart!”

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Explore Bed and Breakfasts in Bardstown KY

Kentucky is famous for its bourbon, and Bardstown is at the very epicenter of bourbon country, with a bourbon bar almost everywhere you look. The distillery is almost as common as the water fountain here, and the people are as charming as they come.

When you stay at a bed and breakfast in Bardstown KY, you’re in for some fantastic southern hospitality whether you’re staying in downtown Bardstown or out in a more natural area of the town. Located in driving range to Louisville, and smack dab in the middle of the “Bourbon Trail”, Bardstown is a perfect place for a fun little romantic getaway or a trip with friends.

The bed and breakfasts in Bardstown KY feature incredible meals, warm innkeepers, and a rich history that goes back hundreds of years to simpler times. Modern amenities combined with old fashioned Southern hospitality is a winning combination that can’t be beat!

Wherever you choose to stay in Bardstown, you’ll have a blast.

    Things to do

  • There are tons of things to do in Bardstown as previously mentioned, but if you want to see more of Kentucky then Lexington is a fantastic place to visit. With several fantastic  b&b options, and amazing horse museums and functioning horse farms  that are still producing Champions to this day, Lexington is a whole  ‘nother bag of fun.

    The University of Kentucky also happens to be in Lexington, and Louisville is also another one of Kentucky’s  treasures. The Bluegrass state has so much to see that you might want  to block off a serious amount of time for this vacation!

  • Weather

  • Bardstown typically has hot, humid summers and cool-really cold winters. We  always recommend packing a light rain jacket and a few layers to make  sure you’re ready for whatever the weather throws at you.

    If  you’re coming in the summer, you’ll love the warmth as you’re downing a  bourbon and experiencing all of the fantastic sites around Bardstown.

    Winter is great in its own way, however. Many of the distilleries have special offerings closer to the Holidays, and horse farms around Kentucky usually put on stunning light shows and other fun events.

    Whenever you choose to come, rest assured you’ll be taken care of in Bardstown.

  • History

  • Bardstown is an old, Kentucky town with a rich past. Settlers came from over the Blue Ridge Mountains  immediately after the Revolutionary War to try their luck in new lands,  and Bardstown came into being.

    Over time, bourbon and whisky making became the trade of the land, and all of that leads to Bardstown current standing as the “Bourbon Capital of the World”.

    In 2012, Bardstown was named “The Most Beautiful Small Town in America”.

  • Natural Features

  • Bardstown is a pretty little town that isn’t very large (around 7 square miles),  and has a beautiful downtown area along with some beautiful parks.

    As with the rest of Kentucky, the landscape is beautiful and there’s a reason Bardstown was named America’s Most Beautiful Small Town in 2012!

    If you want to see more of Kentucky’s famous horse farms, as well as  hiking trails, ponds, and more, then you might want to travel outside of Bardstown to places like Lexington where that natural scenery is a bit more prevalent.

  • Activities

  • For some good times and fun things to do around Bardstown, check out the My Old Kentucky Home State Park. The Park features Federal Hill, a massive mansion that belonged to Judge Rowan. The State of Kentucky now owns the Park, and it’s rich with history about America’s past, and  how we’ve moved forward to the present. Definitely worth checking out!

    For all things whiskey, visit the Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey.  This place is any bourbon lovers dream, and provides 50 years worth of  artifacts, collections, and trinkets related to whiskey.

    The Civil War Museum is also extremely memorable, and one of the largest civil war museums in the country. You’ll see important pieces of America’s history, and stunning exhibits in this gem of a museum.

    Heaven Hill Bourbon Heritage Center is another great place to learn more about Kentucky’s bourbon history and discover why bourbon is so important to Kentucky, and Bardstown specifically.

    And of course, if you’re renting a car there is so much to explore throughout the Bluegrass state. Louisville, Lexington, and other amazing places are all driving distance from Bardstown.

  • Food and Drink

  • Bardstown has some incredible options if you’re a foodie looking for your next  victim, or just love dining & drinking at the best local dives.  Check out this page for some of Bardstown’s best.

    Bardstown Bourbon Company has eats like the classic Fried Chicken Sandwich, and a great offering of local bourbons, meats, and cheeses.

    Around Kentucky you’ll find a blend of “Southern Food” along with more upscale dishes,

    Of course, Bourbon is the theme of Bardstown and Kentucky in general. You’ll find dozens of fantastic bars and bourbon spots to  visit. Check out the Blind Pig, Bourbon Manor bar, or Xavier’s Pub for a  fun time.

Bed and Breakfast Bardstown KY FAQ

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  • What type of amenities can I expect when booking a Bardstown KY Bed and Breakfast?

    A Bardstown Bed and Breakfast features all of the modern amenities you’d expect, with all of the classic charm that Kentucky offers. That means an authentic, unique, Kentucky experience that incorporates Kentucky’s beautiful rural nature with free wifi, flat-screen tv, hair-dryer, free parking, king bed, and obviously a private bath.

    Some b&b’s (like Bourbon Manor) even feature a day spa where you can get a couple's massage, facials, pedicures, or whatever other treatment you’re hankering for.

    Your getaway will usually include luxury toiletries provided by the innkeepers, as well as an incredible gourmet breakfast. A homemade breakfast is a big part of the reason you chose a b&b, right?

    You’ll feel right at home at any Bardstown bed and breakfast you end up booking!

  • Why Stay at a Bed & Breakfast in Bardstown KY?

    The best part about staying at a bed and breakfast is almost always the innkeepers that are there to make your stay magical & memorable. Bardstown innkeepers know the town inside and out, and will be able to make unique  recommendations and offer insights that chain hotels simply won’t.

    Expect a speedy check-in (contactless during Covid) and a luxurious guest room with crisp sheets, a beautiful private bath, and free wifi.

    Don’t forget breakfast. Your innkeepers will love serving up sizzling goodness like eggs benedict, fresh  muffins & pastries, and a steamy cup of joe to kickstart your day.  Most b&b serve in a central dining room, although breakfast can  usually be brought straight up to your room! How’s that for service?

  • How can I get around Bardstown KY?

    If you’re traveling around Bardstown, and plan to visit other nearby towns or travel through Kentucky, renting a car is definitely the right move. Since Bardstown isn’t a major metro or city, it can obviously lack some public infrastructure for your use.

    Never fear! If you’re planning on hopping around distilleries with a group of people or even just your special someone, Bardstown has plenty of tour operators or private cars that are available with  one simple phone call. Pegasus Distilled, Coppertop Tours, and Mint  Julep Tours are three of the top operators in the area.

    Uber and Lyft are less common and might incur longer wait times, but still available in the area.

  • What Are the Different Types of B&Bs in Bardstown?

    Bardstown features some lovely bed & breakfast options for all occasions, whether that’s sipping bourbon and touring distilleries, or relaxed days of exploring Kentucky, or whatever you’re scheming up.

    The best bed and breakfast in Bardstown KY has to be the Bourbon Manor Bed & Breakfast Inn. The Inn offers customized trips and packages so you can explore the Bourbon Trail, features an on-site spa for some pampering after a long day of exploring, and also offers an on-site Bourbon bar, The Bunghole Bourbon Bar,  with over 150 varieties of Bourbon, Beer, and Wine! The Inn cooks up a  delicious homemade breakfast each morning to get your day off on the  right note. It’s a must stay sort of place.

    Other great options are Maple Hill Manor and Jailer’s Inn Bed and Breakfast.