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Sandwich, Illinois
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

This is such a unique place and town, words will not serve justice. The old jail is just as accommodating as Lisa (the warden) and Paul (owner). Walking distance to many local shopping and dining options, the old jail is a perfect B & B to relax, explore and learn. Lisa's Southern hospitality and great cooking will get your first...

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 1 week ago

A trip to bourbon country for the day - and we decided to stay the night. This place was recommended by a local. It sure beat any chain hotel. It was very old - but very clean for its age. A true historic landmark - no ghosts for us this time. Breakfast was hot and delis. Thanks for this surprisingly...

1Thank BobbiJG
Terre Haute, Indiana
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was our first time at a B&B, it was an old jail from the early 1800's. Very clean with 6 beautiful room to stay in,and a jail cell too. The staff was a pleasure to be with,knowledgeable about the jail history and the town. We sat down to the breakfast table with 5 other people, had baked french toast...

1Thank minisprint31
Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

We had a fun time at jailer Inn. The first evening we sit outside and the employee tell us ghost stories and the history of Bardstown . Everyone around there is very friendly and helpful. My sister and mom and I laugh so hard. We had a great time. That nite we both experience ghost in our room.

1Thank Teresa H
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Some friends recommended this bed and breakfast. We booked the suite, so our room was not in the jail. However, we did get a tour of the jail and saw the former jail cells that have been converted to rooms. It was a very comfortable place to stay. The owner was extremely accommodating. Breakfast each morning was very good. As...

1Thank dianepdk
Chesapeake, Virginia
Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

A must to visit and a great place to stay! We loved the jail cell room. Breakfast was great, the owner is awesome! History behind the jail is cool, right in the middle of downtown, easy walk to some great restaurants.

1Thank Dwiks2
New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed October 12, 2016

We were fortunate enough to celebrate my mother-in-law's 90th birthday in this special place. Three of my family stayed in the family suite, which was absolutely perfect for my mother-in-law. My husband & I stayed in an upstairs room the first night, then in the jail-cell room the next 2 nights. While small & a bit stuffy (thick walls &...

1Thank Susan K
Reviewed October 10, 2016

While visiting Bardstown we visited this place so we could tour the old jail. We didn't stay at the Inn because we weren't staying the night there, but after seeing the place we would definitely stay there in the future. It was very clean and the staff was friendly. The innkeeper gave us a tour of the jail and after...

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed October 9, 2016

We were on the bourbon trail and called at the last minute for a room and luckily they had one available. Arrival was quick and we had the king size bed in our room. Nice amenities in the room. The court yard outside was wonderful to eat breakfast in and very filling. Afterwards Paul took everyone for tour inside the...

1Thank Rbeckman
Anaheim, California, United States
Reviewed October 6, 2016

When we travel, we are always looking for something unique, and the Jailer Inn is just that. It is the old county jail that is now a bed and breakfast. The owner Paul was there to greet us when we arrived and made us feel right at home. He has some great stories to share about the old jail and...

1Thank Tom S
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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 W Stephen Foster Ave, Bardstown, KY 40004-1415
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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“ask for the garden room, 2 queen bed”
 of 5 bubbles minisprint31, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Room #5 has a Jacuzzi tub. Jail-cell room is small but well worth the experience.”
 of 5 bubbles susank488, Oct 12, 2016 | Read review
“if you are going to eat around town call them before going.”
 of 5 bubbles Rbeckman, Oct 9, 2016 | Read review
“Free wi-fi is nonexistent in the cell room. Reports of hauntings, but we experienced none.”
  • view into room from hallway
  • shower is in the room; note the rebar shower rod
  • waterbed is below, bunk converted to futon in the rear, cell bunk on top.
  • iron door into the room
 of 5 bubbles mikestallings, Jul 2, 2016 | Read review
“Every room is different! Explore the options and choose what's best for you.”
 of 5 bubbles Y9671XFjohnm, May 28, 2016 | Read review
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