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Red Rose Inn

209 E Stephen Foster , Bardstown, KY 40004-1513 USA (Show map)
147 Reviews
$119 - $145
per night

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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.

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

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147 Reviews

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Great stay!

4.0 on September 20, 2014

My husband and I had a great stay at the Red Rose Inn! The innkeeper was very friendly and made an incredible breakfast for us jn the morning! The property was nice with a great patio out back where we enjoyed drinks with our friends before our dinner reservations. Our room felt very clean and was free from the clutter that you can sometimes find in B&B rooms. We would definitely stay here again and would recommend others to do the same!

Cute and Comfy with fantastic breakfast

4.6 on September 05, 2014

The B&B itself was comfy and adorable, and the food was amazing. I wish I could eat a breakfast that delicious every morning. Our only complaints were that the jacuzzi was unavailable (not that big of a deal to us -- we didn't come for the hot tub) and the noise from traffic on the street negated the convenience of being so close to downtown Bardstown. But both negatives were outweighed by the rest of a great experience. I would definitely recommend this B&B to friends and family.

Nice weekend getaway

3.6 on August 25, 2014

Outstanding gourmet breakfast each morning- best ever in a B&B. We enjoyed meeting other guests over the delicious and relaxing breakfast. Warm welcome on arrival, good advice about seeing the local area. Location was a short walk to dinner and the historic town. Would stay here again.

Red Rose Inn

5 on August 17, 2014

This was our third stay with Audrey at the Red Rose Inn. We recommend it without hesitation. On two visits we have taken friends with us, and they all have enjoyed it as much as we do.

great place...hughky recommend

5 on August 13, 2014

The Red Rose is a great place to stay. The room was very comfortable and it is within walking distance to most downtown Bardstown sites. Audrey sees to your every need and is the best cook. The breakfasts are gourmet and absolutely delicious. You get so much food you don't need to eat again until the evening.

Great place to stay!

4.4 on August 06, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for a weekend getaway. Loved the location since it was within walking distance of everything we wanted to see. Great rooms! The breakfast was exceptional every morning! Very charming!

Great location

5 on July 31, 2014

Just a few minutes walk from downtown Bardstown and with easy access by car to several distilleries, the location of this B&B could not be beat. Breakfast is at one time, but very delicious and more than enough to keep you going through lunchtime.

Love this place !!

5 on July 30, 2014

My husband and I love this place . It feels like you're going to your grandmother's house . This is the third time we have stayed here and will return . The food is tremendous. Audrey is a wonderful cook and host !!

Outstanding stay!!!

5 on July 10, 2014

Large room and an amazing gourmet breakfast! Enjoyed sitting out on the beautiful porch and seeing the wonderful sites of Bardstown. Audrey is an amazing cook and a wonderful hostess!

Mahogany Room

3.8 on July 08, 2014

Due to 4th of July traffic the street noise was so bad we left one day early forfeiting $150 plus tax. I think the other rooms would have been all right but were not available due to holiday. Request the other two rooms if street noise bothers you. There are three large windows in the mahogany room and two face the street.

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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:

Exit airport to I 65 (Nashville exit) to exit #112, to Bardstown, 16 miles. Turn right on 31E (Walgreen's on rt. corner, go to courthouse, enter round-a-bout to 3rd street, Stephen Foster E. 209 is the 3rd house past the stop light, on the right side of the street.

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, In-room internet, Telephone , 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: Limited In designated area
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

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.


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

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