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Jailer's Inn Bed and Breakfast

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111 W Stephen Foster Ave, Bardstown, KY 40004-1415
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#2 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Bardstown
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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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Mary C wrote a review Jun 16
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We enjoyed our stay we are coming back third time in July loved meeting new people that was staying their loved sitting outside and talking we did leave early my husband wasn't feeling going come back visit and invest ghost again
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from C Paul Mccoy, Owner at Jailer's Inn Bed and Breakfast
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you. We love our "repeat offenders. "
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Sharon O wrote a review Jun 14
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"Jailer Paul" met us with open arms and a warm welcome; our stay just improved from there. The entire staff was friendly and accommodating. This is the perfect location within a few blocks walking distance to most everything... right in the center of Bardstown! We thoroughly enjoyed our morning coffee in the rocking chairs in front as well as the courtyard area in the back where we would gather for breakfast and conversations with other guests.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you. We look forward to you being a "repeat offender" with us.
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Tandyjo wrote a review Jun 10
Louisville, Colorado258 contributions76 helpful votes
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There's nothing about a real jail sentence when you stay here. The owner greets his guests with enthusiasm and humor so that you feel at home and ease. Each room is decorated differently with modern facilities and plushness of Southern hospitality. Free parking, wifi, and coffee or tea all day. Community fridge for guests. Huge, tasty breakfast and a tour of the jail before check out. For a novelty, stay in the"cell" room. You may or may not get a good night's sleep! Just one building off the main square for easy access to restaurants and downtown touring. A very quiet stay due to the 30" thick walls. You'll be the safest in town if a tornado happens to come through town.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from C Paul Mccoy, Owner at Jailer's Inn Bed and Breakfast
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you. We look forward to your next "incarceration" with us.
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e w wrote a review May 2021
Knoxville, Tennessee114 contributions48 helpful votes
We stayed here in the Jail Cell for one night. Amazingly it snowed (in April!) and the power went out which just added to the fun! Breakfast the next morning was amazing! The tour of the jail was very interesting. Lots of photo ops with props!! Really a great experience. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from C Paul Mccoy, Owner at Jailer's Inn Bed and Breakfast
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you. We hope you can come back soon to be a "Repeat Offender."
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Eric W wrote a review May 2021
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My daughter loves both historical and ghost-related stuff so when planning a family visit to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, I came a across the centrally located Jailer’s Inn and initially decided to stay as a bit of a goof but I’m so glad we did. The rooms (which weren’t cells, though they’ve got those) were beautiful and very clean, the breakfasts were delicious, and the staff was terrific – especially the owner, Paul who just couldn’t have been more helpful and accommodating. He really made us feel welcome and we look forward to returning with friends!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Thank you. We hope you can come back soon to be a "Repeat Offender."
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$145 - $220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Jailer's Inn Bed and Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Jailer's Inn Bed and Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include The Blind Pig Bourbon Market (0.2 miles), Basilica of St Joseph Proto-Cathedral (0.2 miles), and Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Jailer's Inn Bed and Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Jailer's Inn Bed and Breakfast?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Jailer's Inn Bed and Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Jailer's Inn Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Jailer's Inn Bed and Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hadorn's Bakery, The Rickhouse Restaurant & Lounge, and Mammy's Kitchen & Bar.
Is Jailer's Inn Bed and Breakfast located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of Bardstown.
Are there any historical sites close to Jailer's Inn Bed and Breakfast?
Many travelers enjoy visiting My Old Kentucky Home (0.8 miles), Spalding Hall (0.3 miles), and Historic Cobblestone Path (0.2 miles).