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Red Rose Inn

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

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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.



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

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Room was freezing!

2.6 on February 16, 2015

My husband and I booked a 2 night stay for a weekend getaway. The location was great, within walking distance to downtown Bardstown. The breakfast was very good as well. The inn and room were decent, very quaint and much homier than a hotel, which was nice. However, our room felt like an ice box! When we booked our room, the website mentioned an individual thermostat in the room, but we were unable to locate it. We brought the problem with the temperature to Audrey's attention, and she did try to rectify it with a small space heater and an extra down comforter, but the room still was not a comfortable temperature for sleeping. I woke in the middle of the night and needed to use the restroom but didn't want to get out from under the covers because it was so cold! Audrey told us that we would be the only guests the second night (the inn was full the first night), so we could try switching to another room or sleep with our door open. However, in talking to the other guests during breakfast, we discovered that everyone was just as cold as we were. Audrey said this has never happened before, so I'm not sure if it was an isolated problem with the heating, but based on our experience, I would recommend not staying here during the coldest months of the year. It probably would have been a fantastic experience had it not been for the uncomfortable temperature in the room.

Weekend Trip

5 on October 15, 2014

Great breakfast!!!! Wonderful room. Walking distance to everywhere we wanted to go. Will stay there again.

Bardstown getaway

3.6 on October 07, 2014

The Red Rose is a charming old home that has been updated for today's guests. It had a charming homey feel. Breakfast was delicious. We were advised about local attractions and dining.

Nice Inn

3.0 on October 03, 2014

This was a nice B&B. Bed was very comfortable and breakfast was very good.

Nice getaway

4.0 on September 28, 2014

Great breakfast. Convenient location.

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.

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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.



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

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