Red Rose Inn

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

About

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.

Reviews

Overall
4.5

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

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.


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.


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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

Location Type

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

Airport

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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Policies

  • 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

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Audrey A. Simek

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs

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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Meals

Breakfast

full, homemade

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

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

various
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.


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