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Jailer's Inn Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 10 Bardstown B&B and Inns
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Coon Rapids, MN
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164 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
“Great Location and Atmosphere”
Reviewed October 25, 2011

Concur with other reviews regarding location. B&B is next to Old Talbot Tavern where we enjoyed two very good dinners. Shops nearby were fun to browse. Bardstown visit was very enjoyable, incl. My Old Ky Home and Heaven Hill tour. Innkeeper, Paul, was very helpful and fun to talk with. Stayed in Colonial Room and loved the atmosphere. Stuffed French Toast provided for Breakfast was excellent.

Room Tip: Colonial Room has great atmosphere and is on first floor.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Detroit, Michigan
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Reviewed October 20, 2011

Loved the place -- the 1809 Room was very cool... The hosts were very helpful with suggestions of what to do and see, and the breakfast was delicious. Ver y central location in Bardstown.

Room Tip: I would recommend the 1809 room.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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Reviewed September 18, 2011

awesome place to stay. Staff is friendly, rooms are clean & comfortable. Easy access to all the sights in and around Bardstown.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 16, 2011

Jailers Inn is in a great location in the centre of town, and its certainly an interesting place to stay. Paul was very helpful and friendly and the room was spacious and comfortable. An ideal base for exploring the Bourbon Trail.

  • Stayed August 2011
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed June 9, 2011

We found this place to be a really neat concept for a B&B. It was pretty neat to stay in a jail and see what it was like. But unfortunately the service wasn't super. Maybe it was because we were too young, but we really didn't feel welcomed nor get any advice in terms of things we should considering seeing in Bardstown. They also were very stern about payment which seemed odd since we were just checking in. The room was nice, good size bed with nice thick walls. Overall I'm glad we saw the place, just wish the people were a little friendlier.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed October 18, 2010

The Jailer Inn is a very quaint B&B with an interesting history. The Inn doesn't have a lot of common areas to hang out in, but is in a great location. Our room (The Library Room) was adequate (a little bit of a mystery odor). Breakfast was great, with a fresh peach, French Toast.

The Jail tour after breakfast was quite enjoyable.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 10, 2010

Took our teenage kids, rented a couple rooms, 3 kids in one room husband and I in other. We were upstairs playing cards when we heard big crash. I went to stairs and saw a couple in older dress, I figured they were friends of the owner (who had gone out for evening). Hours later, owner returned to see if we needed anything, I relayed my story ask if broken item was anything big cause it was such a loud crash, he looked like I was joking or maybe we broke something and were trying to cover it up, upon looking, he could find nothing broke, anywhere, he even checked the garbage. OK! Then during the night my husband and I were awakened by our lamp coming on without our help, upon exploring, it had a loose bulb. We had a GREAT time and really would recommend it to anyone who likes to visit haunted places. Kids loved it.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with family
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Property: Jailer's Inn Bed and Breakfast
Address: 111 W Stephen Foster Ave, Bardstown, KY 40004-1415
Location: United States > Kentucky > Bardstown
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Bardstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
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 
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