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

Bardstown vacation

5 on June 25, 2016

Great place, breakfast was fresh right from the kitchen and the best of any place we have stayed before.

Home away from home

5 on June 12, 2016

In a word our stay was wonderful! Audrey was a true artist with the amazing breakfasts she made. You never left hungry or disappointed. As soon as you walked in the door you felt the warmth and peacefulness of the place as if it was saying welcome home. Audrey added to it by her warm and caring personality. The room we stayed in was perfect for our belated honeymoon. It was beautiful! Audrey even had a rose waiting for us to celebrate the occasion. I could not say enough about how much we enjoyed staying at the Red Rose Inn in the beautiful town of Bardstown KY, and I would definitely recommend this place to all who read this.

A B&B with an animated Hummel figurine...

4.8 on June 05, 2016

This is an excellent B&B only a block from the center of town and several places to eat or shop. Beautiful grounds, two koi ponds, an expansive patio and a covered front porch, and of course rose bushes. We had a wonderful and huge breakfast of apple fritter in the skillet, fresh fruit cup, sausage, OJ and coffee, and banana bread. Check-in included chocolate chip cookies. The California King poster bed in the Hunt room was very comfortable. The house is about 180 years old, but in great shape, modern fixtures and power, air, wi-fi, cable, etc. We would stay there again. And of course, Rosie the tiny, big-eyed spaniel was a most endearing critter. Well behaved and quiet, loves to have her chin scratched any time.

Great experience

5 on May 20, 2016

The bed was comfortable, the food was incredible, the location was convenient so overall just a wonderful experience.

Highly Recommended!

4.6 on May 03, 2016

This was our first time staying at a Bed and Breakfast, and it was a wonderful experience. The house, grounds, and rooms were adorable. Audrey was very welcoming, and her breakfasts were delightful. Rosie the Dog was great company and an added bonus to our stay!

Bread Pudding

4.4 on April 20, 2016

This is a nice B&B, with a beautiful old home. Entering it, my wife and I felt cozy. We were welcomed, given a brief tour and overview and left to our own devices. The food was outstanding, the bread pudding with bourbon sauce was, easily, the best food we had. Considering, we had dinner on the Dinner Train, that's impressive. The price was right, the food was good, the room comfortable and the company friendly.

One of the best ever

5 on March 29, 2016

We really enjoyed our stay. First things first: the breakfasts are out of this world. She served fruit cups, hot pastries, and creative meat and egg recipes on each of our three mornings. She really puts a lot of effort in and the result is delicious. We stayed in the yellow room. It is spacious and the mattress is comfortable. The antique décor throughout the house is attractive. The house is two blocks off the center of town so we left our car parked much of the time and walked. I wish we could have stayed longer.

Excellent value in downtown Bardstown

4.4 on December 06, 2015

We stayed one night at the Red Rose Inn. Breakfast was fantastic and Audrey was lovely and very accommodating. The rooms were solid -- especially for the price and location. Highly recommended.

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!

Everything you could want for a lovely stay.

5 on November 03, 2015

We enjoyed our stay at the Red Rose Inn. The hostess is a kind person who truly cares about your visit; it is fascinating to have a conversation with her. The home made breakfasts were a treat, the baked good are unique and fun to try. We had a candlelight breakfast with great food. Our room, though a bit chilly at times, was charming and had everything we needed. I would not hesitate to stay here again.

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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.