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1707 S 3rd St, Louisville, KY 40208-1917
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#8 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Louisville
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Come enjoy this historic bed and breakfast mansion with its unique Greek Revival facade situated in the heart of old Louisville. In an area known primarily for its magnificent Richardsonian Romanesque architecture, the Columbine's white columns and portico front stand out from the rest. Enjoy the others, but come "home" to the Columbine Bed & Breakfast where history and hospitality go hand in hand.
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cachevalley1 wrote a review Oct 2019
Logan, Utah466 contributions189 helpful votes
We stayed one night at Columbine on a road trip east. It is a beautiful building in a wonderful, historic neighborhood. The owners couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. When we get to Louisville again, this will definitely be our stay of choice.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Room Tip: We stayed in the Garden Room, a great location as it is quiet and faces the back garden.
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David M wrote a review Sep 2019
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The Columbine B&B is a fantastic place to stay and friendly hosts make the guests feel at home in this wonderfully restored Victorian within the arts community of Louisville. The building and ammenities are visually stunning! Wheather visiting the Kentucky Derby, one of the local Louisville colleges or concerts ( within close proximity to all these), The Columbine adds comfort and a pleasant experience to anyone's travelling and vacation itinerary. We will definitely return to the comfort of The Columbine.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Room Tip: Our room had a nice view of a garden hideaway.
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Linda L. wrote a review Aug 2019
Boulder, Colorado1 contribution
We traveled to Louisville to attend the Bourbon & Beyond music festival. Despite the horrendous rain, we were really glad we chose to stay at the Columbine. The inn was filled with music lovers and the accommodations were perfect. The inn is beautiful and the rooms are very comfortable. Rich was an wonderful host and provided us with delicious breakfasts. He provided us great restaurant suggestions and helped us get around Louisville. We hope to return this September for the festival. Fingers crossed that it does not rain.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Room Tip: All the rooms are beautiful!
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Meg wrote a review Jul 2019
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My sister and I recently stayed at the columbine for a weekend to visit the Jane Austen Festival in Louisville and it was delightful! The house itself is gorgeous, especially the sweeping staircase and stained glass window, and the hosts are wonderful! It is right in historic Louisville and close to plenty of fun things to do. We enjoyed staying in the Arts and Crafts room which was spacious, immaculately clean, elegant and comfortable. Rich cooked us some terrific breakfasts to fortify us for a busy festival day and was so welcoming! We hope to be back with more time to explore the back garden this time and play that gorgeous piano again!
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Date of stay: July 2019
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TJouer wrote a review Oct 2018
Bellbrook, Ohio2213 contributions289 helpful votes
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We recently returned from a long weekend in Louisville. We stayed in the historic district downtown at the Columbine. This was our fist experience staying in the city, and it was completely worth it. Our hosts were so gracious, charming, and excellent conversationalists. We have stayed at many BnB's, and quite a few are self-service where we have never seen our hosts. Not the case here. The Columbine is ideally located for tourism, whether you are enjoying the Victorian houses, attending the St. James art show, or exploring the neighborhood pubs. The parking was secure and conveniently located. Our suite was comfortable and quiet. We slept well with the air conditioning unit and the optional "white noise" generator. The shower and bath were spacious. The breakfast was planned based on our preferred times, and it was served right on time Conversations were lively and included recommendations for dining or shopping. The Columbine is tastefully decorated, and there are plenty of places for relaxing, reading, or sipping a glass of wine. We spent time on both the back porch and the second floor deck, and they were quiet and comfortable. I look forward to returning in the future for the Derby or another St. James art show and catching up with the guys on their travels and collections.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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denyo1011 wrote a review Oct 2018
Kansas City, Kansas1 contribution
we stayed during the bourbon and beyond festival which included a rain out on the second day, Rich helped us find things to do in town so the trip was saved and we really enjoyed our stay. such a beautiful home and awesome porches. Fantastic for music lovers as there are incredible original posters adorning the walls, jefferson airplane, miles, greatful dead....so warm and welcoming atmosphere....we will be back...located close to college, wonderful speed museum within walking distance. centrally located...LOVED OUR STAY
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Room Tip: we took the only room left and it was comfortable and had access to a wonderful porch, plenty of...
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KatC wrote a review Oct 2018
14 contributions1 helpful vote
I recently stayed here, alas only one night, when visiting the University for business. I don't think any images online do it justice--it is an absolutely beautiful home/mansion, with impeccable rooms and grounds. The amazing thing is it feels comfortable too and I slept very well. It is a tourist attraction itself and is a great place to stay in Louisville. Other than the place the owners are lovely people who go a long way to make sure people are comfortable. If you need anything you ask, and they try to accommodate. Will stay again--such a nice place!!
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Date of stay: September 2018
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rubysusan2018 wrote a review Jun 2018
Cedar Rapids, Iowa1 contribution
My friend and I were in Louisville for a wedding. The groom arranged our stay at The Columbine, and we couldn't have been happier. The house is beautiful, the breakfasts were great and the location was very convenient. The Columbine is on a street with other gracious looking houses, and the walking was lovely in that area. Proprietor Bob is very nice, but our main interaction was with the other proprietor, Rich. He is an amazing source for stories on the history of Louisville and the surrounding area, and we found him smart, entertaining and funny. Really, he made our stay memorable and more enjoyable than we expected. This is the difference between other accommodations (hotels, air b & bs, etc.): it's a true Bed and Breakfast, and delightful! The other guests seemed very pleased with their stays, and I can honestly say I'm looking forward to returning to Louisville and staying at The Columbine again!
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Room Tip: My friend and I each had rooms with en suite baths: the Di Sopra and the Magnolia. Comfy beds,...
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Allison O wrote a review May 2018
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We were looking for a romantic get away and we found the place. Such a beautiful place in Old Louisville. We were close to everything we wanted to see and do while visiting. Rich is terrific and very helpful. We loved staying here.
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Michelle F wrote a review Mar 2018
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I've stayed at the Columbine twice now for a conference at University of Louisville, and both times I was SO impressed. The place is gorgeous inside - beautiful original detailing throughout, and the owners have really added a fun, kitschy vibe - everywhere you look there's a new artifact to discover! The hosts are incredibly friendly and quick to offer suggestions about activities to do and restaurants to visit. The rooms are a great size and each one has its own charm. Both times we stayed in the Garden Room, which has two large windows and a view of the back garden (featuring flowers that weren't blooming in February, but I'm sure they're gorgeous in summer). The bed was incredibly comfortable, and I think I slept better there than I did at home! While there is some noise that filters in - it is an old house, after all - the walls really aren't as thin as I feared. I've stayed in 4-star hotels that were MUCH louder. The bathrooms are across the hall, but that isn't a problem, especially with the large fluffy robes provided.I believe the Garden Room is also the only room with a bathroom that has natural light. Breakfast is served on the weekends at your preferred time, and it's always fabulous. During the week, there's serve-yourself breakfast with cereal, fruit, juice, a Keurig, pastries, etc. I hope to keep coming back to the Louisville Conference and staying at the Columbine! The only way I would EVER stay somewhere else while in town is if all the rooms were booked. It's a true gem.
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Date of stay: February 2018
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Response from ColumbineBB, Owner at Columbine Bed & Breakfast
Responded Mar 4, 2018
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! It is always a pleasure to welcome guests back to our bed and breakfast. You and Niall are great guests!~ I do want to add that we have two rooms that have en suite bathrooms - the Magnolia Suite and the Di Sopra Room, just in case you prefer an attached bath on your next visit.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Columbine Bed & Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Columbine Bed & Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle) (0.5 miles), The Speed Art Museum (0.4 miles), and Central Park (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Columbine Bed & Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Columbine Bed & Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Columbine Bed & Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Columbine Bed & Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Buck's Restaurant & Bar, Old Louisville Tavern, and 610 Magnolia.
Are there any historical sites close to Columbine Bed & Breakfast?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle) (0.5 miles), Churchill Downs (1.3 miles), and The Filson Historical Society (0.7 miles).