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Jailer's Inn Bed and Breakfast

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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."
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Don't overlook this very unique B&B complete with a long, rich history of hospitality for both the naughty and nice. Beautiful grounds, next door to Talbot Tavern and city center, wonderful breakfast, comfortable and quiet rooms each with it's own unique character. If there are
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We stayed at the Jailer's Inn for three nights while visiting distilleries on the Bourbon Trail. This is a historic building that once served as the town jail. We stayed in the garden room which has two beds and a small sitting area. The room could use a bit of renovation. The
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Great for the family because of separate rooms in the suite! Also, the breakfast, YUM! Great tour! Staff was Amazing!!! Great central location with a ton of things to do within an hours drive! Will be back!!!
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Lovely inn! Clean and close to everything! Owner and front desk staff were super friendly and helpful. Loved the tour of the jail and all the history. The breakfast the next morning was amazing with fresh fruit and bourbon maple syrup French toast. I would definitely recommend th
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Bardstown can be the start, middle or end of The Bourbon Trail, and Jailer’s Inn is conveniently located in town. Lots of history but no evidence of jail ghosts in our room. Breakfast served at large dining tables on both floors — fruit platter to share on table and portioned ent
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I am not good on websites - get too confused. Could I have a phone # to find out more info on rooms, rates, etc? We have 2 couples & one single possibly wanting to overnight in Bardstown on June 17,2016.
The owner is Paul McCoy, His telephone numbers are: (800)948-555 or 502-348-5551 Here are the prices. You have to add sales tax: Weekday Weekend Victorian Room (1 King bed) $135.00 $145 Library Room (1 King bed) $135.00 $145 Garden Room (2 double beds) $135.00 $145 1819 Room (1Queen bed; Jacuzzi) $145.00 $155 Colonial Room (1 Queen bed; Jacuzzi) $145.00 $155 Jail Cell Room (2 bunk beds & waterbed) $100.00 $110 Family Suite Two bedrooms (1 King bed, 1 Queen bed and Living Room with wet bar) $225 $235
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Phone number?
It's on their website: 502-348-5551 or 1-800-948-5551
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Who is Colette Morgan?
I think that might be the name of a prisoner at the jail. She starved herself to fit thru the "hole" in the door but she misjudged her pelvis and got stuck.
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Did you stay in the Library Room? I think it is the only one with a king size bed. If so, did it have it's own private bath?
We originally were going to stay in the library room, but the four-poster bed was super creaky and noisy. Paul said he would call someone to look at it, so perhaps that won't be an issue now. He generously let us trade to the Victorian Room downstairs, which did have a king bed. Like the previous poster said, all rooms have a private bath, though not all will have tubs.
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I was wondering if someone could tell me which rooms were on the second floor away from the alley? Looking for a quiet room (no bar noise from next door or dining room noise in the morning). Thanks so much!
The 1819 Room, Library and Garden Rooms are on the second floor. The Garden Room is the one closest to the Tavern next door. You shouldn't hear noises from the Tavern in the other two rooms.
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"We recommend the 1819 and Library room."
"Evaluate your choices thoroughly"
"There are 3 rooms in the front section that are right on the street. Quiet at night, easy access to everything."
"On-line, the Library room looked nice. Do Not choose a first floor room - no windows!"
"We stayed in the Victorian room that is on the first floor. Great room!"
$174 - $215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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