I recently stayed one night at the Jailers Inn in the Garden room, which was very roomy and nice. However, I was very disappointed in the overall appearance of the outside property. The courtyard, where breakfast was served needed a lot of work! Any flowers present were dead, the well area was filthy, there was a broken rocking chair, and dead leaves from the previous fall littered the patio and walkway. A weed eater & blower would have done wonders to make the outside more appealing. It is in a great location, and Bardstown is beautiful, but I will not stay at the Jailers Inn again because for my money I prefer establishments that put more effort into the overall experience.
- 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 Inn b&b
- Jailer`s Hotel Bardstown