I have been to many B&Bs and would rate this one as average. When we arrived we waited 15 minutes for hostess to show up. Hand written note said she was giving a "tour". She was in such a hurry to get back to her one tour customer that we received a quick walk to our room to unlock the door and then shown where the thermostat was located (on the wall). After she left we had to go back and ask her to unlock the bedroom door to the second room.
The breakfast was only fair. Had same French toast casserole both mornings. The fruit was moldy and did not appear very fresh.
On the plus side the beds were clean and comfortable, the rooms quiet at night. The location is within walking distance of shops and restaurants.
- 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