A free online encyclopedia about bed and breakfasts created and edited by travel writers
Click map for a larger view
The Bardstown Region is an oval-shaped area in Kentucky and Indiana. Within the region are cities including Louisville, Bardstown, Frankfort, and Lexington. Bardstown is the city from which the region derives its name. The weather in the area has an average low of around 37 degrees Fahrenheit, with the average high being about 77 degrees. Rain is more likely in December and less likely in August. Snow often falls in February and March, occasionally getting up to five inches. The most prominent reason why people visit the region is to go to the multiple cities within its boundaries. Things to do within the region include the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory, Muhammad Ali Center, the Kentucky Derby Museum, Kentucky Kingdom, and the Louisville Zoo. Other activities in the region are the Willett Distilling Company, the Historic Cobblestone Path, Old Bardstown Village Civil War Museum, and the Basilica of St Joseph Proto-Cathedral.
The Bardstown Region is known for the cities inside of it, which include Louisville, Bardstown, Frankfort, and Lexington. Activities to do inside Louisville include the Lousiville Slugger Museum and Factory, the Kentucky Derby Museum, Muhammad Ali Center, Kentucky Kingdom, and Louisville Zoo. The Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory is a place that produces baseball bats. They have several signed baseball bats on display, along with outfits and gloves. People have the opportunity to see how bats are created while at the factory. The Kentucky Derby Museum has several displays on the history of the Kentucky Derby, along with other displays about famous people who saw or participated in the derby. The Muhammad Ali Center is a place where people can learn about Muhammad Ali and his accomplishments. The Kentucky Kingdom is an amusement park with various rides and roller coasters. Within the Kentucky Kingdom is a small water park with a wave pool.
The Louisville Zoo is home to many animals, including lions, meerkats, elephants, giraffes, monkeys, gorillas, polar bears, and many types of lizards and snakes. The zoo also has a large portion dedicated to light displays. The displays are designed to look like many different plants and animals. Things to do in Bardstown itself include the Willett Distilling Company, Old Bardstown Village Civil War Museum, the Basilica of St Joseph Proto-Cathedral, and the Historic Cobblestone Path. The Willett Distilling Company is a place that provides meals and drinks to its customers. Old Bardstown Village Civil War Museum has many historical buildings inside of it. The museum features information about what Bardstown was used as during the war, along with displays of soldier uniforms and weapons. The Basilica of St Joseph Proto-Cathedral is a historical building that is still used. The building can be toured by the visitors who come during visiting hours. The Historic Cobblestone Path is a path that goes past different historical sites and monuments. While on the path, it is possible that people will see animals such as deer in the surrounding forests.
The Bardstown Region is located in the states of Kentucky and Indiana. It wraps around the cities of Scottsburg, Winchester, and Richmond in an oval shape. Within the region are several cities, including Louisville, Bardstown, Lexington, and Frankfort. The general topography of the area is mostly green with many fields. The Ohio River runs directly through the Bardstown Region, passing through Louisville in the process. Weather in the region has an average high of around 77 degrees Fahrenheit from the middle of June to the beginning of September. The average low temperature is around 37 degrees from December to March. The chance of rain is relatively even throughout the year but decreases slightly in August and rises in December. The chance of snow is highest in February and March. The most popular months to visit the region are in June and July. However, because of the weather, the best time to visit the area is from the middle of April to the beginning of June.
Animals that inhabit the Bardstown Region are common throughout the states. Examples of these animals are raccoons, squirrels, opossums, skunks, rats, mice, moles, groundhogs, armadillos, beavers, foxes, coyotes, bats, snakes, and various types of birds. Other common animals are deer and rabbits. Shrubs in Kentucky and the region include red chokeberries, spicebushes, farkleberries, and the Carolina rose. Other plants include crested irises, asters, blazing stars, ironweed, and butterfly weed. Types of trees in the area that are common are the red maple, hickory, oak, and river birch.
Bardstown was first established in 1780 by European Americans. Bardstown is the second oldest town in Kentucky. It was named the county seat in 1784 for the newly created Nelson County, which was originally in Virginia but is now in Kentucky. The year 1788 is when the town was officially established. Then, in 1838 it was incorporated by the state assembly. Bardstown was also the first center of Catholicism in the area, which is west of the Appalachian Mountains. It became a center of Catholicism because of the migration of people during the Revolutionary War to the area, along with the immigration that took place many years ago. The Old Talbott Tavern was built in the town in 1779 and is part of the town's history. Several people have passed through the tavern, including Daniel Boone and Abraham Lincoln. There also bullet holes in the local tavern that are believed to be shot by Jesse James. Bardstown is also home to the site of My Old Kentucky Home State Park, which is named after the song that Stephen Foster wrote.
Multiple distilleries operate near Bardstown, and the town is considered to be the "Bourbon Capital of the World." The city of Louisville was first founded in 1778 by a man named Col. George Rogers Clark on Corn Island. In 1780 the Virginia General Assembly approved the town charter of Louisville. The inhabitants built forts to protect themselves from Indian raids but ended up leaving the city in the late 1780s. Later, after Lewis and Clark did their expedition across America, the town was repopulated. Soon after it was populated, Louisville became a major shipping port. Enslaved African Americans worked there during the time in a variety of trades. During the Civil War, Louisville acted as a major stronghold for the Union forces. By the end of the war, Louisville hadn't been attacked, though battles took place nearby. Later, in 1875, the first Kentucky Derby was held at the Louisville Jockey Club track. In March of 1890, the town was devastated by a tornado. The damage from the tornado cost the city roughly $2.5 million. During World War I, Louisville was selected to be the site of Camp Zachary Taylor, which was one of the country's largest training camps. Also in Louisville was the 84th Infantry Division, which was part of Camp Zachary Taylor. In 1921 the camp was closed.
Bourbon Manor Bed and Breakfast Inn is located in Bardstown, Kentucky, which is known as the "Bourbon Capital of the World" for its history of Bourbon distilling, which is America's only native spirit. In relation to the town's cocktail reputation, each of the bed and breakfast's ten guest rooms is named after a Bourbon cocktail. Amenities include free internet access, flat-screen TVs with extended cable and free movies, jetted tubs, fireplaces, a spa, a Fitness Room, and an on-site Bourbon Bar with a full-service liquor license.. Visitors commonly visit Bardstown to experience the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, one of several ways to experience Bourbon culture. Bourbon Manor Bed and Breakfast Inn is owned by Todd Allen and Tyler Horton, who have worked in the hospitality industry for over twenty years. Since gaining ownership of the business, Todd and Tyler have been striving to further emulate the Bourbon experience through their property's atmosphere....Read More
Pillow & Paddock Bed and Breakfast
The Pillow & Paddock Bed and Breakfast is located in La Grange, Kentucky, which is said to be "horse country" by Michelle, the current owner of the property. Near the premises, there are paddocks for horses, including thoroughbred breeds. The property covers an expanse of six acres and has features such as multiple sitting areas, two fire pits, and a creek running through it. The Room With a View, one of the six rooms available for reservation, has a view of the creek, hence the name, and is also the most popular unit on the property. A two-course breakfast is served to patrons every day at 9:00 AM; additionally, there is a guest pantry that has complimentary snacks and drinks for visitors. The business is open year-round, with the busiest season of operation being between April to October when multiple festivals occur. Local attractions include breweries, shops, and the Kentucky Derby....Read More
The Market Street Inn is a bed and breakfast with seven rooms, three of them being suites. It is located in Jeffersonville, Indiana, only three blocks from the Ohio River and a mile from downtown Lousiville, Kentucky. The Market Street Inn has three stories and has a roof-top deck that guests may use to sit and relax on. The building itself was built back in 1881, but after several fires, it was renovated in 2002 and had its first guests as a bed and breakfast in 2005. The owners today are the original owners and live on the third floor of the inn. A custom-made breakfast is provided every day at the patrons selected time to fit their schedule....Read More
Tucker House Bed and Breakfast
The Tucker House Bed and Breakfast is located in Louisville, Kentucky. The house was built in 1840 and is decorated in antiques, which has an abundant amount of history for guests to experience. The Tucker House Bed and Breakfast has a total of four different living spaces to choose from with different decoration arrangements in each one. Many guests come for nearby attractions and local events, including the Kentucky Derby held in May. Something that makes The Tucker House Bed and Breakfast unique compared to other bed and breakfast locations and hotels in the area is that they are the only one with a swimming pool....Read More
The Bluegrass Country Estate is located on a horse ranch just outside of LeGrande, Kentucky. The ranch-style home has five rooms available to rent, each themed after horse and Kentucky events. A pool, game room, theatre, and gym are all located in the home, along with a horse barn for guests wishing to board their horses while they stay at the bed and breakfast. A full gourmet breakfast is served every morning with accommodations for those with dietary restrictions. Cheryl Sabin is the owner of the Bluegrass Country Estate. She is also a realtor in the area and has two horses of her own on the property....Read More
The Blue Heron Bed and Breakfast and Retreat Center is situated in Richmond, Kentucky’s rural countryside area. The property is a certified wildlife habitat, built on a working thirty-acre goat farm, complete with walking trails, flowers, trees, meadows, two waterfalls, and Otter Creek. It gets its name from the great blue heron birds that live in Otter Creek. During the spring, patrons of the property can play with and feed the baby goats and even participate in "goat yoga." The B&B also hosts various retreats and events include a spiritual retreat for people of all faith led by Lisa Maas, a certified spiritual director. There are three guest accommodations on-site: the Meadow Room, the Otter Creek Room, and the Heron’s Nest Suite (ADA-accessible). Guests can also visit any of the house’s common areas, such as the Library, the Sun Room, and the Living Room. There is a home-cooked breakfast meal served each morning and a freshly baked dessert offered each evening....Read More
Wildflower Ranch Inn
Set on a landscape of rolling farmland hills in Springfield, Kentucky, the Wildflower Ranch Inn is far enough away to offer a private and secluded feeling but close enough that it can be a convenient place for people to stay. The building was built in the late 1800s and has a long history of lodging people. Because the Wildflower Ranch Inn is located on many acres of farmland, the surrounding area of the property offers a peaceful feeling for all of those who stay and could provide the fresh air that many of the business' visitors may be looking for....Read More
The Red Rose Inn is located in the historical town of Bardstown, Kentucky. The building itself is 201 years old and is late Victorian styled. The house is registered on the National Register of Historic Places. The property has four rental rooms, the Magnolia, Hunt, Garden, and the Violet rooms. All except the Hunt Room is located on the second floor, while the Hunt Room is on the first floor. The dining room is also on the first floor, where David and Susan, the owners, serve a country breakfast every day at nine. A front porch has padded rocking chairs for patrons to use if desired. There is another common area in the back: a large deck overlooks the backyard that includes a koi pond. The business is open from mid-February to late November, with the busiest season of operation being from July to October....Read More
The Colonel's Cottage Inn and Suites is located in the small, historical city of Bardstown. Bardstown was established in the 1700s and is the second oldest city in Kentucky. Bardstown is also the bourbon capital of the United States with seven world-renowned bourbon distilleries. There are four cottages and two suites available for reservation at the Colonel's Cottage Inn and Suites. The cottages are spread throughout a city block, while the suites reside inside the Kentucky Bourbon House. Every guest accommodation has a private entrance, luxury linens, modern amenities, and off-street parking. Additionally, each of the cottages have a full-sized kitchen stocked with dishes and cooking supplies....Read More