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“Unbelievably Clean”
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The Hill House
Ranked #1 of 1 Loretto B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Spokane, Washington
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Unbelievably Clean”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

The Hill House is, without doubt, the cleanest B&B that I have been in. When one enters a guest room, there is NO unpleasant smell. The towels, sheets, bedding are of the highest quality. Clean, and no soap smell. Hardwood floors also are clean too.
It is apparent that Lisa Marie, the Hill House host, has an eye for interior design. Tasteful, not over done, appropriate for the Kentucky Bourbon theme. The Hill House is truly not your run of the mill B&B.
The breakfast surpassed expectation. Fresh ingredients in the omelet, fresh juice, coffee, jams, broiled asparagus and more all contributed to a great breakfast. No one will leave hungry.

In conclusion, I would recommend The Hill House. Many more visits in my future.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

We stayed one night at the Hill House and enjoyed every minute of our stay there. Lisa Marie is a gracious hostess who offered lots of help in planning our day in Loretto. The Hill House is lovely, very clean and comfortable. We stayed in the Thoroughbred Room on the 1st floor and our friends stayed upstairs in an equally nice room. The breakfast served in the morning was exceptional and delicious. The other guests at the B&B joined us at stops at the barrel cooperage, moonshine distillery & Marker's Mark all within a short drive from the Hill House. If we are ever in the area again, or know of anyone traveling in that area I would highly recommend the Hill House!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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LisaMarie03KY, Owner at The Hill House, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Hello

Thank you So very much for taking the time you write such a glowing review! I truly appreciate it and hope that you will come to visit with us again soon. If there is anything at all I can do to make your stay more enjoyable, please don't hesitate to let me know. I am always striving to be my very best.

Warm regards,
Lisa Marie
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Butler, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

Lisa Marie makes every effort to ensure comfort & relaxation for the guests. We stayed one night with another couple and met another wonderful couple from Louisiana staying also at the inn. Lisa Marie made wonderful suggestions on great stops we otherwise would not have taken the time to see. The visit to the Cooperage in Lebanon was amazing, so glad we didn't miss this one. Our breakfast was delicious, a full course meal with fresh juice, fresh breads, quiche, muffin, sausage & potatoes & presented beautifully. Our room was upstairs, the Oak room, very large bathroom with jacquizzi tub! Thank you Lisa Marie!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chantilly, Virginia
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

Hill House is a nice small inn at the halfway point on the Bourbon Trail. (Maker's Mark is in Loretto.) The innkeeper, Lisa Marie, does a wonderful job of making you comfortable from the time you walk in the door. Wine, cheese and crackers are available each afternoon or there were corkscrews, glasses, etc if you brought your own. There is a very nice patio area outside the back door and a small porch off the 2nd floor. The bed was very comfortable. Breakfast was excellent and stayed with you until mid-afternoon. You definitely can skip lunch. Breakfasts were varied and over my visit there were no repeats. One treat was a pawpaw and banana salad. Had never had pawpaw before. It's good. If you're in the area I'd recommend staying at this B&B.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Niles, Michigan
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

What a delightful experience! We stayed one night during our Bourbon Trail excursion and will definitely be back! Lisa Marie is very accommodating, and goes out of her way to take excellent care of all her guests. (And the other guests were wonderful as well and lots of fun; felt like we had known everyone for years when we left!) We stayed in the Valentine Room (delightful; lots of natural light) and breakfast was amazing. We were sorry we had to leave! (Please note -- there is no swimming pool or fitness center so ignore those ratings)

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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Freedom, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

The Hill House was a wonderful and relaxing place to stay, Lisa is delightful, helpful and well educated on the area. My only regret is a last minute flight change meant we had to leave well before dawn missing out on what sounded like a mouth watering southern breakfast. However, we will return and look forward to that breakfast next time.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 28, 2013 via mobile

We stayed one night while doing the Boubon Trail, absolutely perfect!! Lisa Marie was very welcoming and made you feel right at home. The cheese and crackers and wine was a special treat!! We stayed in the Thoroughbred room which was perfect!! Breakfast was amazing and delicious. We hope to visit again.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Property: The Hill House
Address: 110 Holy Cross Rd, Loretto, KY 40037-8010
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Location: United States > Kentucky > Loretto
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Loretto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our gracious home was built circa 1863. We have maintained the old charm of the civil war era while providing you with all the luxuries and amenities of today. We're nestled right in the heart of "Bourbon Country" and this makes for a perfect base for your daily travels. Our breakfasts are not only plentiful, but as delicious to the eye as to the pallet! We know you will find that our reviews speak for themselves. You will feel right at home at The Hill House! ... more   less 
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