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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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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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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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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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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The newly renovated Marshall House Inn is a bed and breakfast Inn providing 4 contemporary styled rooms in a beautiful historic home located in the charming small mountain town of Marshall, NC with easy access to the best that western North Carolina has to offer. Perched on a hill, the Inn offers stunning views of the French Broad River as it flows through picturesque downtown Marshall. Just steps away you’ll discover live music, libations, art, shops, coffee, casual & fine dining. Within a half hour drive you can explore the urban excitement of Asheville with its buzzing art scene featuring hundreds of fine artists, performing arts venues, crafters, folk artists and numerous galleries. Asheville’s vibrant food scene is diverse and runs the gamut from four-star cuisine to unique food trucks and the beer scene boasts the most breweries per capita of any U.S. city. In the immediate area you can experience the adventure of the blue ridge mountains and French Broad river including the Appalachian trail, hiking, hot springs, whitewater rafting, kayaking, tubing, fishing, mountain biking, cycling, zip lining, horseback riding and more. Renovated in 2016, the Marshall House Inn is a unique mansion built as a private residence in 1903 and listed on the national register of historic places. Designed by the supervising architect of the Biltmore Estate, Richard Sharp Smith, the house is built in the English vernacular style. The house was converted into a ‘Tourist Home’ in the 1920s and has been welcoming guests to Marshall ever since.

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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.