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 Dining4.8

Lovely B&B

4.2 on August 24, 2016

I had a great time at Red Rose Inn. The Hostess was kind and her dog was cute! I was in the Magnolia Room and it was nice and clean. In the backyard there is a hot tub and a couple of koi ponds. It's a short walk to Talbott Tavern and Harrison Smith House from the Inn. (I had dinner at Harrison Smith House and it was a great meal!) And you can easily walk around the Historic Bardstown District with all of the shops. Breakfast in the morning was big and delicious! I had a great time overall at Red Rose Inn!

Bardstown B&B Charm

4.8 on August 07, 2016

We had a marvelous stay in the Red Rose Inn. We were able to walk to great restaurants, pubs, shops. Also walked to the Civil War Museum, thanks to our host's suggestion. Audrey is a lovely host and served a delightful breakfast that got us through to dinner! She also offers snacks, drinks, and cookies. Really enjoyed talking with her. The Inn is being sold but I hope new owners continue the tradition of great hospitality. Thanks Audrey and best wishes!

Wonderful Stay

5 on July 21, 2016

I had the best nights sleep in a long time. Breakfast was served at 9 am and was absolutely wonderful! Everything in Bardstown is within walking distance.

Warm and cozy! Felt like visiting family!

4.0 on July 19, 2016

My husband and I enjoyed two nights in the Hunter Room. It is on the ground floor near the entrance. The room was comfortable and met our needs. When we returned to our room later in the day, there were clean towels and the bed was made. We were not disturbed by visitors coming and going. The location of the B&B makes it easy to get to local attractions and restaurants. However, the traffic on Stephen Foster was constantly busy and loud. (My only complaint) Audrey is a gem! She was attentive to our needs and is a fabulous cook! She suggested and then arranged for us to use the shuttle to the Stephen Foster amphitheater. We were so glad we didn't have to navigate the traffic! We enjoyed two fabulous meals, one inside and one outside on the deck. The tables were set beautifully. Attention to small details, such as edible flowers and mint topping our fruit cups, was an added bonus! The grounds and koi ponds were relaxing. We enjoyed our stay!

Simply wonderful!

5 on July 04, 2016

Truly enjoyed our stay. Everything was clean,the bed was comfortable and the breakfast was outstanding! Made from scratch breakfasts were different both mornings we were there!

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!

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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.