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“Best place to stay if you're in Cynthiana area! Can't wait to return.”
Review of Seldon Renaker Inn

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Seldon Renaker Inn
Ranked #3 of 5 Cynthiana B&B and Inns
Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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“Best place to stay if you're in Cynthiana area! Can't wait to return.”
Reviewed July 17, 2009

Prepare to be amazed. We had no idea that staying here would be the highlight of our trip. We rented all the rooms for our stay and had a better time than we ever would have had we stayed in a commercial chain. The value you will get for your dollar is incredible, and the memories priceless.

The inn is run by the nicest pair of people you will encounter, who were able to entice even our 3 teens who "don't do breakfast" to rise by 8:30 to be catered to at a beautiful dining room table. If one kid didn't seem to be eating one type of fruit, Sue would spot it in an instant and be back in a flash with an alternative coaxing them to not be shy about their preferences. Jeff and Sue are terrific cooks, and made sure everyone had a full meal. On our departure date, we had to drive to Connecticut, leaving at 6am. Awaiting us were 2 bags of homemade muffins for the road--which were devoured before crossing the state line. The "coffee fairy" also appears each morning in the form of a timed coffee pot in the snack nook, which I really appreciated.

Our kids were delighted by the provision of shelves of current DVDs, a refrigerator full of soda and baskets of snacks all provided in a clever nook area by the bedrooms. The flat screens with DVD players in each room was also well received.

The guest portion of the B&B has a separate entrance from the innkeeper's area--so there is no awkwardness of trying to enter someone's home. Parking is conveniently provided behind the inn.

The rooms were very comfortable with all the comforts attended to. The rooms are decorated in keeping with the period of inn, yet have modern conveniences well planned. Wireless internet was a big plus with our teens.

Cynthiana has an interesting phenomenon of freight trains running through the middle of town day and night, and these trains do use their horns for safety. Jeff suggests that whoever in your group sleeps most heavily take the front bedroom. We took the middle room and although I am a very light sleeper, the trains never woke me up. Our kids also slept through all the trains, so it wasn't a problem for our group at all--I'd just suggest that if you are concerned about noise, to bring a earplugs in case it bothers you.

There is a fascinating little museum across the street from the inn that you should take the time to see--plan on an hour--to learn more about Cynthiana and the region. Make reservations well ahead of time to tour the Toyota plant in nearby Georgetown--it is like no other factory you will see--and it's impossible to get space on the tour without reservations pretty far in advance--but worth it.

In sum, we had such a nice time staying there, that we are thinking of finding a reason to return. Soon.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
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louisville
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Reviewed February 16, 2009

The Seldon Renaker is a superb example of restored Victorian charm, tasteful interior design, updated modern conveniences, presented by a pair of attentive, friendly, and competent hosts--Jeff and Sue really know how to cook, and have thought of everything else a guest might want or need. Comfort par excellence, free snacks, fridge/micro, and a personal pot of morning coffee before going to breakfast made me feel more than at home. Walking distance to restaurants in downtown Cynthiana.

Stayed February 2009, traveled on business
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ann arbor mi
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Reviewed October 6, 2008

What a delightful time we had staying at this comfortable B&B. The hosts made us feel like part of the family. The room was very comfortable and the breakfast delicious. The entire house was extremely clean. We have already made reservations for a future stay.

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  • Stayed August 2008, traveled on business
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Pittsburgh, PA
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Reviewed July 29, 2008

Wow! What can I say?
Very clean property, super food, great price and wonderful company! This was our first stay at a bed and breakfast, and we liked it better than the 5 star hotels we have stayed in. The decor is delightful. We felt like family!

  • Liked — The piano, the snacks, and the friendliness of Jeff and Sue
  • Disliked — slow internet
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
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maryland
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Reviewed May 1, 2008

I just returned from a 10 day stay at the Seldon Renaker Inn in Cynthiana, Kentucky where I was attending a professional Internship. The Owners/Innkeepers, Jeff & Sue Neal were wonderful hosts the entire time. They bent over backwards to attend to little details that helped make my stay feel like a "home away from home". They purchased the Inn one year ago and have worked hard to renovate the Inn to create a lovely and comfortable environment where guests will be comfortable and they have done a lovely job. I will definitely stay at the Seldon Renaker Inn again if I return to the Cynthiana area, and highly recommend it to others who are planning to visit that area.

  • Liked — good location with easy walking access to local restaurants in Cynthiana
  • Disliked — rail road tracks near by - the noise took getting used to, but not a huge issue
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled on business
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Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2007

A great price for a very nice room. Owners new to area and don't serve breakfast yet, but they are friendly and hospitable people. No fridge in room, but complementary snacks and drinks in the guest area. Can't wait to come back when the Inn is finished being remodeled and breakfast is served. There are restaurants very close to the restaurant (except Sundays, when they are closed).

  • Liked — Nicely decorated and comfortable rooms and nice innkeepers.
  • Disliked — nothing pops into mind. There was a bit of street noise, but afterall it is downtown.
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled as a couple
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Property: Seldon Renaker Inn
Address: 24 South Walnut Street, Cynthiana, KY 41031
Location: United States > Kentucky > Cynthiana
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Ranked #3 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Cynthiana
Number of rooms: 4

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