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“Augusta KY-old town charm on the Ohio River” 4 of 5 stars
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103 West Second Street, Augusta, KY 41002   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Augusta B&B and Inns
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“Augusta KY-old town charm on the Ohio River”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

My mother and I traveled to Bracken County on a genealogy trip. We drove through Augusta when we arrived but discovered that there is only one bed and breakfast operating (which was booked for the night) and no motels. We traveled to Maysville where we spent the night in a rather dingy chain motor lodge. After a day or researching in the 100 degree plus heat we decided to head back to the River Inn and try our luck for night 2. My mom has knee issues so a first floor room is necessary. The Inn had an opening in the "Cottage" a detached structure adjacent to the main building. It was perfect. Clean, well decorated with a sitting area and a large private bath with a stall shower, the Cottage met our needs perfectly. There is a tiny park next door and the 2 block walk down to the Ohio River takes you past quaint storefronts, a bustling pizza place and the Augusta Inn (which looked like a wonderful, cozy spot but alas I did not go inside). Riverside Drive has gorgeous historic homes, huge old shade trees and a views of the Ohio River that are nothing short of spectacular. The sunset view was incredible. There is a ferry that will take you over to Ohio along St. Rt. 52/Ohio Scenic By Way for $5. It runs till about 8:00 PM. We found the AA Highway to be the best route around Bracken County and took it all the way to I 275 to Cincinnati. We ate breakfast at the Inn (blueberry pancakes were delicious as well as the fruit lemonade) and also had the seafood dinner buffet, which was tasty but unfortunately a power outage due to a sudden, severe thunderstorm made dessert (pie with cinnamon ice cream) a little disappointing (no electricity='s no warm pie!) All of the locals that we met were very nice and went out of their way to be welcoming. I look forward to returning to Augusta and exploring in the future.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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JBReview98
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

This is a great place. I particularly love their buffets in the evenings. The food selection is wonderful and always well-stocked.

As far as the town, being a ghost town... hardly! There are many thriving shops and specialty stores, especially for a small town. They aren't open long hours, of course, as is typical in an old-fashioned town.

Amtrak, does run through as do freight trains. But, as far as Amtrak running every 1/2 hour, that is absurd. Amtrak maintains a once a day, six day a week schedule. I enjoy the train traffic and I believe it adds to the "old time" feeling of the town.

I can't think of a better small town to stay in in this area. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Edgewood, Kentucky
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

I would discourage anyone from staying here. My husband has talked for years about driving to Augusta and staying at this B&B. So, I surprised him and scheduled a night for us this past Saturday. The staff was VERY unfriendly. When I asked for help, an older gentleman who worked there made sure I knew that the kitchen was yelling at him for not focusing on the food and that he really didn't have time for me. Even though I've read wonderful reviews about the food, we didn't even get to try it! When we woke up on Sunday morning, we could not get the shower to work in the room and there was no one around to help. So we left the keys on the front desk and just left to go home.

Oh - and this B&B sits right next to a train track. Amtrak trains come through every 1/2 hour while blowing whistles. Good luck getting any sleep!

Also, the town of Augusta is a ghost town. Most of the restaurants/shops were either closed down for good or closed for the weekend. People were not friendly at all... except one shop owner that pointed us in the direction of Maysville so we could enjoy the evening; which we did.

There are so many other options in Kentucky to enjoy an evening - avoid this at all costs!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012 via mobile

The Parkview Inn of Augusta Kentucky is a quaint little establishment located several blocks from one of the Ohio Rivers most spectacular views. Our favorite dining is on Friday or Saturday evening. The all you can eat buffet is certainly southern style with lots of fried foods..corn pudding..tomato bread pudding..fried tomatoes and asparagus..variety of chicken, beef and pork dishes (country ham if it's the right day)...also a salad bar with delightful choices. Homemade teas. And well, the desserts are to die for if you dare to save room. We've been partaking of the cuisine here for over ten years now and never been disappointed. Excellent value, too.

PS. We have never stayed all night at the inn, but have only heard good comments. And never be in a hurry while dining here. The rooms appear clean and comfy. Sometimes there is entertainment..good and bad....so check out the singers before sitting in the front dining area. There is a rear dining area. Enjoy.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2011

Our group had lunch here and we all found it to be wonderful. Real home-cooked items on the menu. Stewed tomatoes, Corn pudding, great salads and soups, wonderful selection of meats and desserts. When you can please a group of 20 women, you know it has to be good.
Our server was very cordial to our group. I would definitely recommend this place to others.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Taylor Mill, Kentucky
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2011

Our family wanted to find a special place to celebrate our mom's 75th birthday - and this fit the bill perfectly. Mom loves history and the river - both accomplished. The 9 of us took 5 of the very different rooms. We had dinner at the Inn's buffet and a breakfast buffet was included in the stay. Jenny and her staff could not have been more helpful or accomodating to our family and making us feel special. She helped set up a "Happy Birthday" song from the music duo and then set up space for our family to gather for cards and games after the dining room was cleared. We LOVE our stay and Mom LOVED her special celebration. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chillicothe, Ohio
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142 reviews 142 reviews
72 hotel reviews
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316 helpful votes 316 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2010

We stayed at the Parkview Country Inn on July 9 and 10, 2010. This is an older facility that has been remodeled. There are ten rooms in the main building. Apparently there are other buildings which we did not check out. The rooms are comfortable and well-kept. Most are on the second floor and there is no elevator. Our room was satisfactory and comfortable. The only adverse items noticed were a small stain on the bedspread and the arms on the two armchairs in the room were threadbare (supposed to add to the antique feeling?) The inn is well located, and downtown Augusta and the riverfront are within easy walking distance. Breakfast is included and was ample and delicious with local specialties. A buffet is available for lunch and dinner. The staff were courteous and helpful. All in all, our stay was pleasant and we would return if in Augusta.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 103 West Second Street, Augusta, KY 41002
Location: United States > Kentucky > Augusta
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Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Augusta
Number of rooms: 8

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