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Benham School House Inn

100 Central Avenue, Benham, KY 40807
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

This is our seventh year returning to stay at the Inn after driving through the mountain valley in 2008. The restored high school is a wonderful way to preserve a piece of history and beautiful sturdy structure. We spend time walking to and around the adjacent towns and visiting with the people who live and work in the area including... More 

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Bardstown, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

I was born in the Benham Hospital, next door to the Benham Schoolhouse Inn. When some of my family decided to meet for a reunion of sorts, we decided the Inn would be a great place to stay. It was a fantastic use of the old school. The staff was great, and ver accommodating. The only problem was that the... More 

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Maryville, Tennessee
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

This is an absolutely amazing place to stay! A step back into history.. Rooms are beautifully decorate.. very clean...prices extremely reasonable, given the historical value The theater, built in 1923 is next door, worth the visit! Will stay again..if you decide to visit, request room 1960! Youll love it!!

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Calhoun, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Staying at the Benham Inn is an experience in its self. The Inn used to be a school back in the day. The rooms are very clean an well maintained the staff was very friendly and so helpful... If your ever in the mountains of Eastern Ky stay at the Benham School House Inn

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Auburn, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

We were traveling close to the area and wanted to see the museum in town. When we realized the Inn was pretty much the only place to stay, we thought we'd give it a try. It was a wonderful experience and brought back great childhood memories. The room was like a typical B&B and we were surprised that they had... More 

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2 Thank Jana B
Salyersville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Staying at Benham Schoolhouse Inn has been an awesome experience. The rooms were extremely clean, Melvin and all of staff were very courteous and professional. He put an attraction package together for us and would recommend to anyone. We visited portal 31, (which is a coal mine open to the public) We went to the Benham Coal Museum and will... More 

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Florence, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

My son is obsessed with Minecraft, so he chose a 'Coal Mining Expedition' for our Spring/Summer Trip this year... This is THE place to stay if you want to explore the Portal 31 Mine, and learn about the history of Kentucky's coal industry. We had fun exploring the hallways, and looking into the open lockers... As a 'hotel', the rooms... More 

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Louisville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is an interesting property that is a perfect stop for someone interested in eastern Kentucky and the early coal mining era. The facility is well maintained though our room showed some wear and tear but nothing that was too distracting (a few holes in the carpet, a ceiling with a bit of needed repair in one corner). The staff... More 

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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This was not a usual cookie cutter inn with anything typical in appearance. It was a great experience in a very friendly community. We had planned on looking around for a short visit, but wound up spending the day with a mine and museum tour. The inn was a perfect fit with all the rich history. While there, make sure... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

Over the past several years I have had the opportunity to stay at the Schoolhouse several times. It has always been a pleasant stay, and the history accompanying the old school and community make for a unique experience. Recently they have put a lot of work into the outdoor areas, including refinishing the tennis courts. The rooms are somewhat dated,... More 

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