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277 Rose Hill Ave, Versailles, KY 40383-1223
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
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#1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Versailles
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4.9
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5.0
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5.0
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4.8
Travelers' Choice
Award winner, historic...A Storybook Inn is upscale in every way! A Select Registry Property. Excellence in style and service! There is a reason that our wonderful guests give us 5-star reviews! Incredible culinary delights! More like a small European luxury hotel say our well-traveled guest! At A Storybook Inn, our emphasis is on you! This dear old place envelopes one with a delicious sense of calm! Minutes from the world-famous Keeneland Race Course, world-class Thoroughbred Horse Farms. We can arrange a tour for you! A Storybook Inn is a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of the world. We have hosted guests from around the world, including ambassadors and European royalty's entourage, but our EVERY guest is treated with gracious service and attention. Our 50-foot glass conservatory with the garden view is a splendid place to have your multi-course breakfast. Come see why A Storybook Inn is "close to everything but world's apart!" Healthy and Safety Notes for our Guests: We have always been very meticulous about sanitation at Storybook (Innkeeper has a nursing background), but we are taking it a bit further for the safety of our guests. You do not have to wear face masks here unless you feel more comfortable doing so. We are respectful of your comfort level. We are very conscious about making the environment as germ-free as possible. We have our breakfast tables 6 or more feet apart. We have always had UV light air filtration going 24/7 in our conservatory to filter out any mold, virus, or bacteria. We sanitize room keys between guest stays with UV light. Doorknobs and TV remotes are cleaned between guests as well. Our repeat customers that have visited us recently have told us, "We had no qualms about coming back to Storybook during this time. We did not feel comfortable staying in a large hotel." Our Select Registry Quality Control team told us that we would get the "Housekeeping Award" if they gave one.
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Jeannie07 wrote a review Jun 2022
USA67 contributions47 helpful votes
I booked this B&B based on previous travelers reviews and I am so glad I did. My only regret was that I didn't stay longer. The town is quaint and perfectly located near several distilleries, Coolmare and other horse attractions, Lexington, and about an hour from Louisville. We found endless things to do in the area but all we wanted to do was stay at the inn. It is situated on the most beautifully maintained grounds with several areas to sit and relax and enjoy some downtime. The house itself is splendid and also beautifully maintained. They have several common areas to sit and enjoy the home's grandeur. We stayed in the Somewhere in Time Suite which is possibly the nicest suite we've ever stayed in for the price. You enter into a huge living room with comfortable furniture and a day bed for a third person if needed. A small hallway leads to a huge bathroom with a large two person jacuzzi tub, large walk in shower, double vanities, and a separate toilet area. I appreciated the magnifying vanity mirror and bath products provided. Off the hallway is also a large walk in closet with a small refrigerator. The bedroom is really large with a king size poster bed, comfy chairs, a lovely fireplace, and plenty of windows with nice views of the grounds. My only possible nit picky complaint would be the small flat screen tv. The bedroom is so large that the distance to the TV makes the smaller screen not easy to read the CC, but since I wasn't there to spend any time watching TV it wasn't that big a deal. The room was very quiet and we heard no noise from anyone or anything during our stay. When we checked into our room we were met with a plate of gourmet cookies which are put out each afternoon. On the landing of the floor was a very well appointed area with coffee, tea, and a refrigerator loaded with an assortment of drinks available to guest at any time. There was also another coffee and tea station in the breakfast conservatory area. The breakfast was 5 star as well. They have you fill out a diet questionnaire so they accommodate any food allergies or preferences you might have. They even wrapped up the extra scones from breakfast to take with us. I can't imagine staying anywhere else the next time we are in the area.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Yvette W wrote a review Jun 2022
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My wife and I experienced a first time stay at A Storybook Inn where we celebrated our anniversary. Elise and her staff were so professional and caring while making our anniversary so special. The Inn was furnished beautifully which is a testament to Elise’s interior design ability. The breakfast meals were phenomenal! We loved our stay so much that we booked a three night stay in October.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Brenda C wrote a review Jun 2022
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My husband and I recently stayed at A Storybook Inn for the second time, where we spent a few blissful days being pampered by Elise Buckley and her remarkable staff in the most glorious surroundings. We chose the Gone with the Wind Suite for this stay, and it was just so beautiful, romantic, and comfortable. The king bed is sumptuous with fine linens and pillows, and we slept like babies each night. The bathroom is replete with lovely accessories, towels, and the comfiest terry robes. Each morning, we were served fantastic food based on fresh, natural, local ingredients that was not only incredibly delicious...it was presented so beautifully, and the portions were very generous...and it was served with such grace. The beauty of the inn itself is second to none, and Ms. Buckley has overlooked absolutely no detail to ensure her guests are surrounded in true Southern hospitality. Every space in the Inn is impeccably thought out. The grace with which we were welcomed in every aspect of our visit left us so relaxed and refreshed. We just cannot wait to return...and we will.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Sharon K wrote a review Jun 2022
Fairview, Pennsylvania50 contributions27 helpful votes
This is our third time staying here and first time in the Somewhere in Time Suite. It is absolutely stunning with a front room for just relaxing but the bedroom has two wing back chairs and a sofa which are great places to relax. Bathroom is well appointed with a separate vanity area, and walk in shower. Breakfast was the best ever with scones and muffins to take with you if you don’t finish all of them. Great treats in the afternoon in the room that we enjoyed in the evenings. Elise is such a gem and I know we will be back as we visit the Bourbon trail once again. Don’t miss this gem!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Elise Buckley, Owner at A Storybook Inn
Responded 4 weeks ago
S and A, you were a delight to host. The morning relaxed smiling faces, the good-natured banter and your quest for being in the moment to totally relax, was refreshing. Until next time! Oh and thank you for taking the time to write this beautiful review!
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Debby T wrote a review May 2022
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The Storybook Inn is truly a magical place. We celebrated my husbands birthday with our two daughters and husbands. We stayed in the guesthouse and it was the perfect place to unwind and take in all the beautiful surrounding on the grounds of this special place. We are all type A personalities but surprisingly just loved sitting on the front porch or back deck just taking in the sights. The precious resident cats are so friendly and greeted us each mornings. Out the back you could find the resident ground hogs scampering around. Elise has made this place extraordinary as well as the staff. The Inn is lovely and the breakfast is 5 star. This is a must place to visit.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Elise Buckley, Owner at A Storybook Inn
Responded 4 weeks ago
Debby, your family seemed so joyful and at ease at Storybook, one would have thought you were part of our family. Please come again and thank you for the lovely review! Until next time!
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SierraMadretravelers wrote a review May 2022
Sierra Madre, California75 contributions59 helpful votes
A Storybook Inn deserves superlatives in every category. We stayed three nights in the beautifully appointed “Somewhere in Time” suite. How I wish we had the luxurious high-ceilinged bedroom and bathroom in our home. It was tempting to linger in the room just to enjoy the comfortable chairs and lovely views through the large windows. The inn and spacious grounds were impeccably maintained. Four public rooms are available for guests: the living room, library, game room, and the sun-filled conservatory overlooking the magnificent grounds. The breakfast table and beautifully plated food could have been photographed for a magazine. It was cooked to order and delicious. Freshly baked afternoon treats are delivered daily to each room. The highlight of our trip was getting to know Innkeeper Elise and her wonderful staff. Tiffany greeted us upon arrival and made us feel welcomed. Elise took time to talk to us and share information about the inn and the community. We enjoyed our leisurely breakfast conversations with her and Pat. The women who served the food and cleaned the rooms were kind and always smiled when interacting with us. I can’t recommend A Storybook Inn highly enough. It is a destination as much as the horse farms and the Bourbon trail. You will be glad that you chose to stay here.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Elise Buckley, Owner at A Storybook Inn
Responded May 16, 2022
Dear M and R, You made our day with your incredible review! What an amazing review from such well-traveled guests! You may have even caused my eyes to "sweat" a bit. Thank you for your detailed, full of valuable information review. Your analytical mind put your experience in words that are meaningful and helpful to others. Huge thanks!!!...until next time you are out our way. Elise
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tinatevans007 wrote a review May 2022
Tuscaloosa, Alabama1 contribution
My husband and I love to travel, and part of our travel experiences always includes staying in really nice and/or historical hotels. This was our first experience with a bed and breakfast, and we were absolutely blown away with the beautifully appointed and comfortable accommodations, too many amenities to even list, the incredible breakfast, and the warmest, most welcoming staff we’ve ever had the pleasure of encountering. Elise, the sweet and charming owner, has lovingly restored a gorgeous home and grounds, created an atmosphere that reflects the epitome of elegance and luxurious comfort, and decided to shower her guests with hospitality that one can only marvel at in delight. Those cookies we had as our afternoon snack … divine!! While we were only there one night and stayed in the breathtaking Gone with the Wind suite, we realized we had to come back so we could fully enjoy everything this gem and it’s wonderful staff have to offer. Thus, we are already planning our next visit! A Storybook Inn was far and away the best highlight of a fantastic week-long trip…we only wish we were at Storybook the entire time!! Thank you Elise, Pat, and everyone else at A Storybook Inn…we will never forget you! Tina E
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Elise Buckley, Owner at A Storybook Inn
Responded May 16, 2022
Tina, Wow! You dear, dear lady! I remember your sweet smiling face...a smile that Pat said, "lit up the world." Your gracious heart shown in your face and smile. When you wrote: "A Storybook Inn was far and away the best highlight of a fantastic week-long trip…we only wish we were at Storybook the entire time!!" We thank you from our hearts for the extremely kind, sincere descriptive words. And we too wish you had been at Storybook the entire time. You were a delight to host. We are SO glad that you and Jack are planning a next trip to Storybook! Blessings until next time...
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WickedWahineLA wrote a review May 2022
Los Angeles, California25 contributions7 helpful votes
I'm not usually one to write reviews or take photos but I am compelled to write something about this place in particular because it was beyond perfect. Booked just one night in the Gone With the Wind suite while passing through Lexington and wish I could have stayed longer. Elise, the staff and even the dog and cats were incredibly welcoming. The room had not one speck of dust or smudge anywhere. The decor was just gorgeous. The only thing is all the flowers were fake and not fresh but like I said not one spec of dust on any of it. The interior design was tasteful, charming and cozy with beautiful fabrics, window treatments and linen. The grounds were kept as flawless as the house, too. There are lots of restaurants and quaint shops within walking distance and they are happy to make recommendations for whatever you are in the mood for. The breakfast in the morning was fantastic as well. They were happy to make substitutions and cooked my poached egg exactly as I requested. I could tell they did not skimp on the quality of the ingredients. My only regret is that I wish I lived on the East Coast just so I could visit this fairytale destination again.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: There is an elevator to the second floor which makes all the rooms easily accessible with luggage.
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Response from Elise Buckley, Owner at A Storybook Inn
Responded May 5, 2022
Thank you for taking your time to write such a beautiful, detailed review. Your words are very much appreciated. We enjoyed hosting you, and hope that you can stay longer when you are on this side of the country again. One thing that I would add that yes, there are a few professionally designed silk flower arrangements, but the majority of the flowers at the Inn are fresh and real. The Innkeeper (me) spends much time on fresh arrangements weekly and posts lots of photos on Instagram of the arrangments, such as on each of the dining tables, the Conservatory sideboard, the front hall table, the living room side table and live orchids in all the suites. Warm, sincere thanks for your fantastic review.
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Brandon H wrote a review May 2022
United States3 contributions
This place is truly wonderful. Elise and her staff have done an amazing job making a storybook inn everything you could want and more in a bed and breakfast. the inn itself is stunning inside and out and Elise has thought of everything when it comes to decorating the inn and the themed rooms. The breakfast itself is out of this world! Truly one of the best stays my wife and I have ever had. We will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: We recommend the Somewhere in time suite
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Responded May 5, 2022
B and H, You were a joy to host. Thank you for your very gracious words. We look forward to your next visit. Until next time.
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ljdemarco wrote a review Apr 2022
Brighton, Michigan16 contributions5 helpful votes
From the moment we turned onto the driveway of this beautiful, historic property to begin our stay and we checked out, our experience was phenomenal. Elise, the owner, was welcoming and a wealth of knowledge about the home that she lovingly transformed into the inn and the area. The house and grounds are gorgeous and well maintained. The staff was kind and helpful. Extra care went into every made from scratch meal and snack using only the best and cleanest ingredients. Dietary restrictions and gluten free needs were handled superbly. We look forward to staying here again and have already raved about the inn to others.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: All rooms are fantastic
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Response from Elise Buckley, Owner at A Storybook Inn
Responded Apr 21, 2022
Dear J and L, You two were a delight to speak with. You were so appreciative of the steps we took to make sure that your dietary needs were handled properly. Thank you! We look forward to seeing your smiling faces again! Until next time...may you have a blessed summer.
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Frequently Asked Questions about A Storybook Inn
Which popular attractions are close to A Storybook Inn?
Nearby attractions include LANE'S END (0.2 miles), Nostalgia Station Toy Museum (0.6 miles), and The Amsden Bourbon Bar (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at A Storybook Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at A Storybook Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at A Storybook Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at A Storybook Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to A Storybook Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ricardo's Grill & Pub, Taqueria Beccerra, and Rolling Oven.
Is A Storybook Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Versailles.
Are there any historical sites close to A Storybook Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Jack Jouett House Historic Site (5.3 miles) and The Old Crow (8.9 miles).
Is A Storybook Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.