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Columbine Bed & Breakfast

1707 South Third Street, Louisville, KY 40208 (Old Louisville)
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Columbine Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #6 of 17 Louisville B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Nashville, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Rick May was the perfect host! He was there when we needed him, gave excellent advice on restaurants and entertainment, and unobtrusive when we were content to just enjoy his lovely home. The Home is fabulously beautiful! The bed so comfy, room was warm, hot, hot water in the bath.... everything just right. It was our first stay at a... More

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ColumbineBB, Owner at Columbine Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words. What more could a guy ask for...engaging, respectful guests who bring me homemade cherry strudel! Talk about a job with fringe benefits. I hope you can stay again soon. Hopefully, next time you are town the weather will be equally accommodating! By the way, I wanted to note that we are only 15 blocks from... More

Ashland, KY
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Three words - nutella french toast. That alone I would say is reason enough to stay. Quite honestly, this place is absolutely "amazeballs" as was the adulation used by my friend, Gavin throughout our party's stay. I loved every minute I spent here. Especially sitting out on the second level veranda with a good book and a cup of tea.... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Top Contributor
148 reviews 148 reviews
23 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

My husband and I stayed here in celebration of our 15th anniversary. We could not have chosen a better place! This was our first experience staying at a bed and breakfast and it was wonderful. The owners/ Inn keepers were perfect host. Our breakfast was wonderful, our room was wonderful, our bathroom was wonderful. Everything about this house was wonderful.... More

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Shaker Heights, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We spent one night in Louisville this weekend, and echo all of the positive sentiments and experiences of your other reviewers concerning Columbine! The house is beautifully restored and maintained. Rich is an informative, solicitous, attentive, and very engaging host. We stayed in the Magnolia Room on a very hot, humid night and couldn't have been more comfortable. Comfortable bed... More

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gapyeong, soko
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We were not expecting to be this blown away by the Columbine or Louisville. From the moment we stepped in the Columbine - a grand piano, beautiful stained glass, collections from around the world, etc. etc. we were wow-ed. The inn-keeper was very welcoming and informative. The house has lots of charm and character, also many nooks to hang out;... More

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ColumbineBB, Owner at Columbine Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our bed and breakfast! We are very proud of our inn and feel incredibly lucky to have shared our home with so many wonderful people over the last 10 years. Your opinions are very important to me and I appreciate you taking the time to share them with other travelers.... More

Shenzhen, China
Top Contributor
189 reviews 189 reviews
47 hotel reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Upon arrival, you will be awed by the beautiful home. It is visually enchanting and has many warm and welcoming amenities. The hosts are interesting and knowledgeable. The b&b has restaurants within walking distance and parking at the site.

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Dayton, Ohio
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

I wanted to take my (now) fiance away for the weekend to propose to her, and looked for someplace special. I got incredibly lucky that I settled on the Columbine. The mansion and surroundings were elegant and interesting and the breakfasts have spoiled me on french toast from here on out. Seriously, incredible food. And to top that all off,... More

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

A wonderful inn and innkeeper! Rich was the perfect host serving wonderful breakfasts and always ready for a chat. This inn was comfortable and full of antebellum charm. Our bed in the third floor guest room was one of the most comfortable I have slept in. We were a quick and easy cab ride from downtown as well as the... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

What a well-maintained and stunning piece of Louisville architecture! We had a very private room on the third floor and slept in an amazingly comfortable bed. I loved walking through the house and checking out the artwork and stained glass. Rich, the innkeeper, is pretty funny and always spinning a story. Breakfasts were hearty and well presented. The neighborhood itself... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

All I can say is DITTO to the other words of high praise for both the house and the inn keeper! This oasis was just what what two over-worked and stressed out people needed for a quick get away. The house was beautiful, the room was quiet, and the inn keeper brought it all together for the best experience we... More

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Additional Information about Columbine Bed & Breakfast

Address: 1707 South Third Street, Louisville, KY 40208
Location: United States > Kentucky > Louisville > Old Louisville
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #6 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Louisville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come enjoy this historic bed and breakfast mansion with its unique Greek Revival facade situated in the heart of old Louisville. In an area known primarily for its magnificent Richardsonian Romanesque architecture, the Columbine's white columns and portico front stand out from the rest. Enjoy the others, but come "home" to the Columbine Bed & Breakfast where history and hospitality go hand in hand. ... more   less 

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