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“Great Place to Stay” 5 of 5 stars
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2227 Bashford Manor Lane, Louisville, KY 40218 (East Louisville)   |  
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Ranked #8 of 17 Louisville B&B and Inns
Madison, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great Place to Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We just returned from a four night stay at Bashford Manor. We stayed in the East room which was large with a queen bedroom and another single bed. The building and rooms are beautiful and the food and hospitality were great. Cynthia made us feel very welcome and she was very helpful in giving us tips on where to go and what to do.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We stayed at this wonderful historic home during the week of the Kentucky Derby, and totally loved it. Our parents had the Library suite downstairs, which was very spacious and gave us a relaxing place for our evening chats. Our suite was on the upper level, a quaint room with a queen bed. We loved coming down to a tasty breakfast every morning in the dining room, it felt like being at home. Cynthia was very gracious host, and accommodating to anything we needed. She provided us with useful information for our dining and shopping experiences. We found the location to be easily accessible to the Derby, shopping, and restaurants. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a great historic Bed and Breakfast.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Campbellsville, Kentucky, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

First, understand what you will be getting when you stay here: this is obviously a work in progress. Cynthia is clearly a woman of ambition and vision, and as such work on this stately and historic home is continuing. We stayed in the Garden Suite, not the main house. The seclusion was wonderful, but the effort and the ambiance thus far are clearly in the main house. On our next stay, we will opt for the main house. I would also caution potential guests, the Garden Suite would be very difficult for a person of much "girth" to navigate. Breakfast is STELLAR, do not skip it! For those wanting to see the real gems of Louisville, the location couldn't be better. The property is just a 3 or 4 minute drive from the truly delightful "Weird Louisville" that everyone should experience up and down Bardstown Road.

Cynthia and staff were very accommodating, which I understand is not always the case with B&Bs. We were given a very gracious schedule with check-in, breakfast, and checkout My wife looked at me on the way out the door and informed me that we'd be back when everything was in full bloom. Still being polished, but oh what a gem the Bashford Manor Bed and Breakfast will be when completed!

Room Tip: Garden Suite or Carriage House for privacy, main house for the experience.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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janesville, WI
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We booked 4 rooms for 2 nights. West, Travelers, one lower Carriage House suite and the Carriage House Loft suite. The price here can't be beat for such great accommodations!

My husband and I stayed in Carriage House Loft suite. it was nice and roomy to play games with the family, though Cynthia had graciously offered us the dining table. I heard there was a cake there. Should have used the table! Thank you Cynthia! Couch was very comfy and great for napping. We asked for an extra blanket and it was happily provided. There's a huge soaking tub. Choose one of the rooms inside the house if you prefer the feeling of historical luxury. Personally we were very happy with this suite.
Cynthia is so pleasant to work with and VERY understanding when we had to change a reservation night earlier in the month. At another B and B I feel like this could have been a stressful situation but she was amazingly accommodating. I LOVED her passion for history and her love for this rescued beautiful old house. All 6 of us agreed that she is a wealth of knowledge and has a way of putting her guests totally at ease. Personally she's one of our favorite Inn Keepers ever! The Bashford Manor is centrally located to anywhere we wanted to go in Louisville. We appreciated having off street parking. I loved the beautiful Dining room set up with a table for 6 and several tables for 2. She let us choose the breakfast time which was so thoughtful . Overall we were very pleased and would love to return in the summer to enjoy that inviting porch.

  • Stayed December 2013, 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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LaGrange, IL
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We were lucky to find the Jane Austen Library Suite available for our two night stay in Louisville. The room was perfect for three sisters to share - a queen bed and two very comfortable twin beds in a very spacious and elegant room. The bathroom is unique, with a whirlpool tub tucked in a space under the stairs. You need to climb down into it, but if this is a problem, there is a beautiful bathroom with a marble shower just down the hall. The inn is in a great location near Churchill Downs, fun restaurants on Bardstown Road and convenient to the highway. The owner was friendly and very informative about the history of this home, which was a great introduction on my first visit to Kentucky.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Broadview Heights, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Bashford Manor while visiting our daughter for the weekend. From the very beginning when we were booking our stay, the owner, Cynthia Cooke was very friendly and was more than accommodating. Upon arriving at Bashford Manor, we were very impressed with the characteristics of the property. Cynthia has done a great job of renovating this historic home to be a cozy and welcoming bed and breakfast. Each room is attractively decorated and has an in-suite bathroom. Cynthia’s attention to detail is very noticeable everywhere you look. We found the facilities to be very clean and well kept.

As for breakfast each morning, it was unbelievably AMAZING. The dining room is small, which provides a very intimate and quiet setting to start your day. The food that Cynthia prepared was something you would expect at a 5 star hotel. Everything was delicious and had such great flavor.

The uniqueness and historical aspects of this property makes it truly special. Partner that with the wonderful hospitality expressed and displayed by the owner, makes this a place I will definitely stay at when in Louisville and would highly recommend to others visiting Louisville.

Thank you, Cynthia, for such a wonderful experience.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Last weekend my wife and I were in Louisville. An historic house, the Bashford Manor B&B has been updated and was very comfortable. We particularly liked sitting on the big porch at the back of the house with a glass of wine in the late afternoon and having those quiet, focused conversations our busy lives so often interrupt. Our hostess, Cynthia Cooke, was both helpful and extremely pleasant. The breakfasts were sumptuous. The location was great, a few minutes drive from the great array of restaurants closer to downtown on Bardstown Road. We recommend the Bashford Manor and will stay there again when we're in town.

Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Cynthia C, Owner at Bashford Manor Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, October 6, 2013
We certainly enjoyed having you all here! And enjoyed learning about your research. Also glad that our convenient location and quiet country park ambience were useful. Hope you visit again with another opportunity to meet your expectations.
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Additional Information about Bashford Manor Bed and Breakfast

Address: 2227 Bashford Manor Lane, Louisville, KY 40218
Location: United States > Kentucky > Louisville > East Louisville
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Louisville
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
National historic landmark with modern amenities, park setting, convenient and centrally located! Comfortable and classic. ... more   less 

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