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Jailer's Inn Bed and Breakfast

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the 2-bedroom suite which would be great for a family with a bunch of kids as the bedrooms can be "linked" by opening a double door. There is a nice sitting area with a large TV. The owner, Paul, serves breakfast at 8:30 and gives the guests a tour afterwards. Breakfast was small, but good and Paul... More 

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Farragut, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at the Jailer's Inn while attending a family wedding. The inn was full except for the Jail Cell Room. We thought this would be unique and it was. My review reflects our stay in that particular room. The room is a converted honest-to-God jail cell that was used until 1987 as the cell for female... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't stay here but stopped in for a tour because we had heard about it. There was a beautiful open parlor with staircase in the front room. It definitely takes you back in time with the 30-inch thick stone walls and even more so in the jail in the back which was very cool! I got some great photos... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hey if you are looking for a great little weekend getaway of a wedding night in jail..then the jailers inn in Bardstown Kentucky is for you! Paul the owner/operator is a genuinely nice person! He is more than helpful at all times. His staff are very sweet and more than willing to assist you with whatever you require. I stayed... More 

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Penela, Coimbra, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in the Garden Room for 5 nights while we toured the Bourbon Distilleries and had one of the most relaxing stays. The Inn is faithful in its decor and travellers expecting clinical modern hotel rooms would probably not enjoy. The experience we had with the hospitality and comfort of the rooms has left a lasting positive impression. Well... More 

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Plainview, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

The Jailer's Inn is quirky, and not for the traveler who thinks that a generic motel is a perfect place to sleep. The rooms differ, but all are fun to stay in. Paul is a gracious host, and his breakfasts are a great start to the day. This is also the rare B and B that welcomes children, and is... More 

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Rural Virginian
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

We stayed two nights in the family suite and it was perfect for us (my husband and I were traveling with my mom). Comfortable rooms with a little fridge and sink in a shared living area and shared bathroom. We got a friendly welcome from a staff member when we checked in and enjoyed meeting the owner at breakfast later... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

I stayed in this B&B almost one year ago to the dsy. I am happy to say that my update is POSITIVE. I booked the same room on purpose. The "Garden Room" overlooks the walled in courtyard. It is very spacious with two queen beds. The restroom has been 95% renovated and is beautiful. No more clawfoot tub shower. Now... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

My girlfriend and I spent a night at Jailer's Inn in Bardstown during our Bourbon Trail experience this spring. As part of a "Spirits and Spirits" vacation, the haunted history of the inn did not go unnoticed during our vacation research, and though ghosts did not reveal themselves to me, the hotel certainly provided flair, ambiance, and genuine hospitality during... More 

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

We recently spent the night at the Jailer's Inn while completing the Bourbon Trail, and I was excited to visit because of the history and alleged hauntings. The property is fun and creepy at the same time, and our room was the Colonial Room on the first floor. Having read other reviews suggesting it was dirty and worn, I was... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Iron bars on windows, 30 inch thick limestone walls, and a heavy steel door slamming behind you may not sound like the typical tourist accommodation. However, Jailer's Inn is anything but typical. The historic Jailer's Inn, circa 1819, in the center of Bardstown, Kentucky offers a unique and luxurious way to "do time." Jailer's Inn is a place of wonderful, thought provoking contrasts. Each of our seven guest rooms are beautifully decorated with antiques and heirlooms, and offer private bathrooms, some with a double Jacuzzi. All located in the renovated front jail, built in 1819. The back jail, built in 1874, is basically unchanged; you get a chilling, sobering look at former conditions in the old Nelson County jail used in full operation up until 1987. Catch a glimpse of life seldom seen in these two historic jails listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. On spring and summer mornings, as you sip hot coffee and chat with other guests over a full breakfast in the courtyard, it's difficult to imagine all of the previous uses of the courtyard, a place to visit forlorn relatives or even the centralized location of the Nelson County gallows. Come "do time" in jail and unlock an adventure in history. Whether you sleep in the elegant Victorian Room, rest and read in the Library Room or enjoy the peaceful setting of the Garden Room, it will be a "captivating experience." ... more   less 

Additional Information about Jailer's Inn Bed and Breakfast

Address: 111 West Stephen Foster Avenue, Bardstown, KY 40004
Location: United States > Kentucky > Bardstown
Price Range: $100 - $235 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Jailer`s Hotel Bardstown
Jailer`s Inn b&b
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