Kentucky Bed and Breakfast

Experience genuine southern hospitality when you stay in a Kentucky bed and breakfast. The intimate settings and professional innkeepers make every stay warm and welcoming. You’ll have everything you need for a cozy stay and experience the best of Kentucky.

Kentucky Bed and Breakfast

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Explore Kentucky Bed and Breakfast

There are bed and breakfast Kentucky accommodations across the entire state. Stay in Charred Oaks to explore Versailles and the Bluegrass Region. Or the Inn at Woodhaven, one of the best Louisville bed and breakfast. Or Bourbon Manor bed and breakfast inn to be in the heart of the bourbon trail in Bardstown.

All guest rooms feature upgraded amenities for a modern stay. And every morning you’ll have a full breakfast. You’ll feel at home.

Kentucky bed and breakfast accommodations provide easy access to enjoying the local attractions. Stay in a Louisville bed and breakfast to attend the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. Also, take a tour of the famous distilleries that make up the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.

There are lots of historical sites to visit in Kentucky. There and bed and breakfast places near historic homes, or stay on a preserved plantation. You’ll always have a unique experience when staying in a Kentucky bed and breakfast.


  • Much of Kentucky’s early history exists because of its location on the north and south border of the United States. It’s always been a split state with conflicts coming from both sides.

    Native  Americans thrived near the region’s rivers and waterways. Artifacts  were found during excavations. The locals had conflicts with the early  European settlers, which led to local wars.

    European settlers established plantations where they produced crops and kept slaves. Many slaves looked towards crossing the Ohio River to freedom during the civil war era. There are several preserved plantations to learn their histories.

    Tour the historic homes of notable Kentucky figures like Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Edison, and Muhammad Ali.

  • Activities

  • Kentucky is famous for many things, including horse racing and bourbon. Both offer exciting activities to find in Kentucky. Explore some of the local tours to immerse yourself in the Kentucky heritage.

    Discover the wonders of horse racing, one of the top pastimes for locals. Like the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, horse farms in the Bluegrass region offer tours to get an inside look at the horse training  facilities. The tours also have guided horseback riding for visitors. If  you get a chance, check out the Kentucky Derby, the largest horse event happening at Churchill Downs in Louisville every spring.

    Kentucky is the bourbon capital of the world. Bourbon is produced locally, creating some of the most recognized brands in spirits. Take a tour on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail to walk through local distilleries and enjoy bourbon tasting at the end. The main bourbon trail is located in Louisville, but don’t skip out on distillery tours in Bardstown.

    Explore Kentucky’s historical heritage. Many towns showcase preserved architecture. Take a tour of historic homes from Abraham Lincoln and others. Tour inside some of the Victorian mansions.

    Learn about the dark past of the plantation homes and stops along the Underground Railroad leading across the Ohio River to freedom.

  • Natural Features

  • Kentucky’s  landscape is very diverse. The unique position gives it several natural  features like flatlands, mountains, forests, and water systems.

    River form most of Kentucky’s borders. The entire north border is made from the Ohio River. It’s one of the major waterways where you’ll find major cities like Louisville. You can find local river cruises for sightseeing.

    Kentucky’s famous Bluegrass region is a must-see. The rolling hills and flat grasslands are perfect  for breeding horses and producing bourbon. It’s one of the most popular  areas that has several farms available for tours.

    You can experience outdoor recreational activities at the Red River Gorge. It’s a destination for hiking, climbing, and camping.

  • Things to Do

  • Plan out an incredible stay in Kentucky with exciting things to do. Whether staying in one of the major cities or small towns in Kentucky, there are always things to see, do, and explore. You’ll be amazed at the things you’ll discover in Kentucky.

    Kentucky is known for horses. From racetracks to the history of thoroughbreds,  there are tons of places to visit to learn more about the local horse  culture. Louisville is home to the Churchill Downs track famed for hosting the Kentucky Derby. The Kentucky Derby Museum is also located in Louisville.

    Get up close to the horses when you visit the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.  It’s home to over 100 horses for training and horseback riding. Take a  tour of the facilities that produce award-winning horses.

    Kentucky produces 95% of the world’s bourbon supply. The Kentucky Bourbon Trail is located in Louisville, where you’ll take a tour of major local distilleries. Take a tour of Jim Bean, Wild Turkey Distillery, and Evan Williams. And the best part is the bourbon tasting. Bardstown also has lots of local distillery tours, including to the Bardstown Bourbon Company. You can always find a bourbon bar to order a flight with multiple local breweries.

    You’ll come across lots of preserved sites from plantation homes to Victorian mansions. Visit the historic homes of notable people like Abraham Lincoln and other public figures. Landmarks like the Ohio River helped to cross from slave states to free states. It runs along the state’s border, passing through Louisville and Cincinnati in Ohio.

    There are lots of small towns in Kentucky with lots of historical significance. Towns like Harrodsburg, the oldest city, and Springfield are great places to stay to enjoy local sights.

  • Weather

  • Kentucky has an overall mild climate. You’ll experience each of the four  seasons, but rarely any extreme weather. The best time to visit Kentucky is during the spring when the weather is nicest and lots of seasonal activities.

    Spring  has a wide weather range as it transitions from the chilly winters to  the hot summer. You can expect anything from the 50s to the 70s. You’ll  have sunny days too. It’s one of the best times to visit the distilleries and also when the Kentucky Derby starts.

    Summer  is the busiest travel time. It has hot weather with an average  temperature in the mid-80s. The winter has an average temperature in the  mid-40s. It does snow in Kentucky, but it doesn’t get too many inches of snow on average per year.

  • Food and Drink

  • Kentucky knows how to eat and eat well. There are many famous foods and drinks from Kentucky. Many of them represent the local heritage, so it’s worth it to try out a few of the favorites:

    • Kentucky Derby Pie
    • Mint Julep cocktail
    • Bourbon Balls
    • Benedictine Spread
    • Burgoo

    The Kentucky Derby Pie and Mint Julep Cocktail are both inspired by the Kentucky Derby races. The treats have origins in being consumed during the races and now remain a staple in the local cuisine.

    Kentucky’s bourbon has made its way to food. Try one of the famous bourbon balls for a delicious candy with whiskey flavor.

    Dip  your pretzels or crackers in a tasty Benedictine spread. The spread is  made from cream cheese, fruit juices, seasonings, and more. It’s a  popular side dip but also used for sandwich dressing.

    You’re  likely to see burgoo at a cookout or a potluck. It’s a local stew made  with meat, vegetables, beans, and more. You’ll see it on menus across  the state, and it’s worth a taste.

Kentucky Bed and Breakfast FAQ

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  • Why Stay at a Bed and Breakfast in Kentucky?

    Kentucky has many options for accommodations, but you’ll be glad you chose a bed and breakfast. Kentucky bed and breakfast accommodations are cozy for relaxing or exploring the nearby attractions.

    Check-in to your weekend getaway to enjoy a relaxing stay. You can find vacation rentals in cities including Lexington, Bardstown. Stay in neighborhoods filled with historic homes and Victorian mansions in Harrodsburg. Or visit Louisville for the bustling city.

    Kentucky is known for its southern hospitality. Visit for a romantic getaway and spend time enjoying local things to do.

    The Kentucky bourbon trail takes you to the best distilleries in Kentucky. Bourbon tasting is always available at the bourbon bar.

    Attend the Kentucky Derby to embrace a legendary part of the Kentucky heritage. And visit one of the horse farms in the Bluegrass region to see horse training.

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

    You can find bed and breakfast in Kentucky established in various properties. Stay in a traditional inn or choose a horse farm for a local experience. Only an intimate setting like a bed and breakfast can deliver such authentic southern hospitality.

    Bed and breakfasts feature updated amenities in all of their guest rooms. Enjoy the free wifi and tv entertainment. Rooms come with private baths and complimentary toiletries. Room upgrades can include a fireplace, whirlpool tubs, and jacuzzis.

    Wake up every morning to a gourmet breakfast served in bed or the dining hall. It’s one of the many common areas on the property.

    The convenient locations are just a short distance to attractions, activities, shopping, fine dining, and more.

  • How can I get around Kentucky?

    Give yourself flexibility by using a car to get around Kentucky. Fly into one of the major international airports - Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) and the Louisville Muhammad Ali Airport (SDF). You can connect to other regional airports or drive to your  destination. You can find car rentals at the airport to use for your  trip duration.

    Kentucky has diverse cities and towns. The major cities like Louisville and Lexington have walkable districts with several attractions within walking distance to each other - explore on foot when you can. Drive to nearby  attractions and visit the natural landmarks outside of the cities.

  • What are the different types of B&Bs in Kentucky?

    Kentucky has several bed and breakfast accommodations for all travelers. Whether you’re looking for a place for a romantic getaway or a relaxing holiday, check out the wide range of properties available.

    Charred Oaks Inn and A Storybook Inn are both located in Versailles. Charred Oaks Inn is a great bed and breakfast near Kentucky Horse Farm. It offers elegant rooms and an award-winning breakfast. A Storybook Inn ranks as one of the best bed and breakfast Kentucky accommodations with themed suites and southern hospitality.

    Chateau Bourbon is located in Prospect. It’s great for a romantic trip with just four guest rooms.

    Bourbon Manor Bed and Breakfast is located in Bardstown. It’s an excellent option for a Kentucky Bourbon Trail bed and breakfast. It offers tour packages to local distilleries and has an on-site bourbon bar.

    Jailer’s Inn bed and breakfast in Bardstown, Kentucky, is a unique experience. It’s a former jailhouse renovated for guest accommodations. It still has an old jail cell inside.

    Check out some of the specialty properties like the Maple Hill Manor established in an antebellum home or the Spring Hill Winery and Plantation, an excellent Kentucky winery bed and breakfast.