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Jailer's Inn Bed and Breakfast

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111 West Stephen Foster Avenue, Bardstown, KY 40004
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband & I and another couple stayed here two nights while enjoying the Bourbon Trail. We found it charming and comfortable. We shared the suite and had no complaints. It was very clean. Paul is an excellent host and the jail & its history is fascinating. Breakfast was delicious and filling....fresh fruit, muffins, juice, coffee and one morning a... More 

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Raleigh,NC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for two nights in the Library room. It is the quietest room in the inn and it is the darkest even though it has a window. So you will get a great night's sleep. Bed was very comfortable and the room was large. Bathroom and toiletries were fine. Breakfast was served out in the courtyard where inmates used... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is simply a cool place to stay! You should not expect "perfect" accommodations- this is a real jail after all. There's no fitness room, no USA Today outside your door, and breakfast is modest. But you're in the middle of a lovely town with cute shops and several unique eateries. Our one disappointment was in the limited attention paid... More 

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Indianapolis, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

we spent a very enjoyable weekend at the Jailer's Inn with friends as we explored the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. The "Jailer" was very interesting to talk with and breakfasts were incredible! Tours of the former jailhouse were included and one of our party even had a brief encounter with one of the "spiritual residents" (very friendly though...) Highly recommended stay... More 

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University Place, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Located in the "cutest little town"- this building is rich with history and is located right downtown. Your "get of jail" pass is free with paid room rental and the food is served family style. Nice and cool for those hot southern summer nights. The staff is wonderful and they work hard to make sure your stay is enjoyable. Please... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

My wife and I stayed two nights at the Jailer's Inn on our car-trip honeymoon through Kentucky, and what this bed and breakfast lacks in many amenities, it makes up for in a truly unique experience, and the enthusiasm and friendliness of the innkeeper. We originally reserved the Library Room, but when we arrived, we found the four-poster bed in... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I reserved the family suite for myself, my daughters, my sister and her daughter. No one told of explained anything about the rooms, My sister has breathing problems, she is on oxygen, therefore we had to leave her in the room when we went for a long walking trip. We tried to turn on the TV for her and no... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Spending the night in a jail in not something most of us get to do without committing a crime first. It was a unique opportunity and I love novelty, however it was a little worn and it could have been slightly cleaner. I would suggest it for anyone that likes new adventures. The breakfast was wonderful and the back garden... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

The Inn was a neat experience overall. History buffs might enjoy a tour but an actual stay is nothing special. The room desperately needed updated and a thorough cleaning. The bathroom was a worn 80s design and the room itself was not very clean. I am sure the general surfaces were clean enough but the dust covered cords, and dirty... More 

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Lapeer, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Highly recommended to me, after my stay, I would highly recommend a stay here. Friendly, historic, welcoming. I will be back there when ever I visit the Bardstown area. Clean, comfortable,room (stayed in the downstairs jail room). The entire experence was well worth the reasonable price. This was the second to last night of a two week motorcycle trip to... More 

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