Red Rose Inn

209 E Stephen Foster , Bardstown, KY 40004-1513 USA (Show map)


Our guest rooms all have private baths. This Victorian home has five fireplaces designed/built by Alexander Moore, master craftsman of My Old Kentucky Home. At the Red Rose Inn we have tried to reflect a new image with the historic ambiance of a past era. Guests enjoy a delicious country gourmet breakfast including homemade coffeecakes or fruit tarts, popovers or biscuits an entree, fruit cup, orange juice, coffee or tea. Homemade cookies, snacks & soda pop are complimentary. Celebrate a romantic getaway for two, or make your special occasion plans with us. We gladly make your reservations for the dinner train, dining, trolley or carriage ride or a relaxing massage.



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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Wonderful Visit

5 on November 09, 2015

We stayed here for a long weekend, to visit the Bourbon Trail. Audrey was a wonderful host, and her breakfast was amazing! If you want a great place to stay, that is also convenient to downtown Bardstown, this is it!

Nice October stay

3.6 on October 29, 2015

Spent one night recently at the Red Rose Inn. Parking out front is on a Main Street. It is a busy road but was not too loud (on a Tuesday night). Great location within walking distance of restaurants (Harrison-Smith House, Mammy's Kitchen & Old Talbott Tavern) and attractions. Also, if you are a bourbon buyer be sure to stop in Toddy's Liquors (also within walking distance) to find some gems. A bit limited with room outlets if you have lots of electronic gadgets, but it is a house from the 1820's. Our host, Audrey brought out a multi-course homemade breakfast that put our previous B&B with a full restaurant kitchen to shame. No lunch needed! This place is for sale and awaiting some fresh energy. Stop in before you miss Audrey's baking.

Absolutely outstanding!!!

5 on September 27, 2015

Audrey is the consumate host and innkeeper! The room was perfect, the breakfast was to die for, and the location was excellent. Went to Bardstown for a reunion of my platoon from Vietnam...we all want to stay there during the next reunion. I highly recommend....

Wonderfully Located Getaway

5 on September 27, 2015

The spacious room with authentic furniture and interesting art pieces made us relax. The fantastic breakfast's and warm care our hostess provided rounded out a perfect vacation. On top of all that, the grounds were beautiful, but what really topped off the Inn was the location. All of Bardstown was in easy walking distance and the in is a perfect central location to explore the surrounding distilleries. We plan to return.

Most Relaxing Stay Ever

5 on September 16, 2015

Everything was always there when you needed it. Our hostess proved to provide both a fantastic stay and lively conversation when ever you showed an interest. Did I mention the food? Each meal was a devine twist on familiar flavors. The breakfasts Alone would put the Red Rose Inn at the top of my list.

Red Rose Inn Getaway

4.8 on July 09, 2015

Everything was so very wonderful. Outstanding B&B. we loved it so very much.

First Timers in a B&B

4.6 on June 07, 2015

This was our first time at a B&B. We were kind of nervous, not knowing what to expect. Audrey was a wonderful host. She put us at ease the moment we stepped through the door. The house was full. But we didn't know anyone else was there until breakfast. The location was perfect. We had easy drives to the distilleries and walking distance to dinner and shopping downtown. The breakfast was terrific. The sausage and bacon cups for the eggs were delicious. Plenty of food to hold you over as we spent the days following the bourbon trail. I have to mention the Rick House restaurant. It was probably one of our top 5 dining experiences ever. It was hard to find due to its location, but so worth the journey.

Charming place! Excellant breakfast

4.2 on June 02, 2015

Very charming place. Beautiful grounds and close to downtown shops. My only complaint (and not really a complaint but suggestion) is the inn keeper did not really explain details but I am not shy about asking!

Red Rose Inn

4.0 on May 28, 2015

The staff was very knowledgable about local eateries and breakfast was delicious and plentiful.

Good B&B

4.2 on May 23, 2015

The Red Rose Inn is of decent quality and size. It could use a bit of updating though. Audrey is very accommodating and breakfast was good. Parking is on the main street only and the main street is very busy and noisy. We stayed in the yellow room and even the front windows were closed and the back windows opened, traffic could still be heard. Stewart assists with the property and is very friendly. I would recommend this B&B.

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Rooms & Rates

The Garden Room

Each of our four guest rooms has a private bath, queen size bed and have Cable TV.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

The Violet Room

Each of our four guest rooms has a private bath, queen size be and Cable TV.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

The Magnolia Room

Each of our four guest rooms has a private bath, queen size be and Cable TV.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

The Hunt Room

Each of our four guest rooms has a private bath, queen size be and Cable TV.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

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Location Type

Most beautiful Small Town in America (2012), Small town


Louisville, KY (SDF-Standiford Field) 30 miles

Directions to property:

Blue Grass Pkw 1 mile I 65-15 miles I 75-50 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Bourbon Trail, Distilleries, Performing Theater, Religious Services, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

DVD Player, Telephone, Wired internet , original fireplaces, decorative

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

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  • Check In:: 3PM
  • Check Out:: 11AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only In designated area
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Cancellations: 7 days



Audrey A. Simek

Languages spoken


Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

Wrigley and Rosie, charming Cavalier King Charles Spaniels welcome guests in a friendly manner. They loves all people, especially children.

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full, homemade

  • Time Served: 9:00 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Many of our breakfast items are family recipes, i.e., German Apple Pancake, Potato pancakes with zucchini or sweet potatoes w/fresh herbs, sausage cups w/eggs scrambled with chives, seeded tomatoes and cream cheese, fresh fruit tarts,bourbon bread pudding w/bourbon sauce, and other specialties.