From the Kentucky Bourbon Trail to My Old Kentucky Home, Bardstown is home to a wide variety of activities and attractions for people of all ages. After a fun-filled day of shopping, dining, and entertainment, you want to feel comfortable and relaxed in whichever accommodation you choose. From Hotels and Motels to unique Bed & Breakfasts, Bardstown has plenty of options for families, business travelers, and everyone in between.
This week we continue our look at some of our visitor’s favorites as rated on tripadvisor.com. Read on to find the local flare that’s right for you!
Because Beautiful Dreamer Bed & Breakfast Located across the street from My Old Kentucky Home State Park, this Federal style home offers a spectacular view of Federal Hill. Each room features queen-sized beds and private baths, fully air-conditioned. The Beautiful Dreamer Room features a double jacuzzi – perfect for special occasions. The Captain’s Room has a beautiful fireplace and single jacuzzi, and is decorated with nautical and Dutch accents. The Federal Room features a magnificent view of My Old Kentucky Home, and the Stephen Foster Room is conveniently located on the first floor and features a two-person, heart-shaped jacuzzi. Make sure to have breakfast here as you start your day! Seems like a great continental breakfast can make all the difference in the world.
The General Nelson Inn
The General Nelson Inn is located a half a mile from Bardstown’s beautiful downtown main street. It features 48 well-appointed guest rooms, each offering cable satellite television with free HBO® and free wireless high-speed Internet access. Other hotel amenities include an outdoor heated swimming pool, a spa, a courtesy airport shuttle to the local airport, business services and meeting facilities accommodating up to 175 guests. Small pets are welcome with a fee. Enjoy a hot continental breakfast. You’ll be ready to roll embarking on your adventure through the Most Beautiful Small Town in America.
Jailer’s Inn Bed & Breakfast
Iron bars on windows, 30 inch thick stone walls, and heavy steel doors slamming behind you. Does this sound like a typical tourist accommodation? That’s because the Jailer’s Inn is anything but typical. Hence the eccentric and historical theme. Located in the heart of downtown Bardstown, this historic Bed & Breakfast, circa 1819, offers a unique and luxurious way while you “do time.”
There are six guest rooms in this B&B, all of which are beautifully decorated with antiques and heirlooms found in the front renovated section of the jail. The back jail built in 1874 remains for the most part unchanged. That’s so you can get a chilling and sobering look at what conditions were like in the old Nelson County jail. It’s easy to picture the way things used to be, because the jail didn’t close down until 1987. On spring and summer mornings, sip hot coffee and chat with other guests during breakfast in the courtyard. Try to imagine it as its previous uses. Picture it as a work yard where prisoners crushed limestone. Imagine it as a place to visit forlorn relatives. Visualize the beautiful and well kept lawn as the centralized location of the Nelson County gallows. Let the history buff in you come out to play!
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