We were lucky to find this convenient, comfortable, friendly place after the B&B where we had reservations was ordered closed by the courts and we were not notified. Paul, the owner was very gracious and made several great recomendations for our three day visit in the area. Dixie, the innkeeper was a true delight and we really enjoyed meeting and talking to her. We stayed in the downstairs Colonial Room with a queen bed, two easy chairs, and a whirlpool bath. Unusually cool spring weather made us look forward to returning each evening to our cozy room. Breakfast was served right outside our room so if you like to sleep in you might prefer an upstairs room. In summer months breakfast is served in the courtyard. It was no problem for us. The Jailhouse Inn was recently voted "quirkiest B&B in Kentucky".
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Jailer`s Hotel Bardstown
- Jailer`s Inn b&b