My sisters and I stayed at the Jailer's Inn for a few days in July. Four of us shared a room and it was plenty big enough for all of us. We weren't visited by any ghosts but had fun watching for them and trying to scare each other. Lisa, the Innkeeper, was a delight and shared her "visitation" stories with us as well as giving us a tour of the old jail. She made us wonderfully delicious breakfasts each morning which we enjoyed in the courtyard. Lisa also helped us with tourist advice and always made sure we knew where we were going.
The old place could use some updating and new paint but the ambiance and Lisa's southern hospitality far out weighed any of that. Highly recommended!!
- 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