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Burlington's Willis Graves Bed & Breakfast Inn

5825 Jefferson Street , Burlington, KY 41005 USA (Show map)
4.8
380 Reviews
$110 - $235
per night

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Experience sophisticated charm and relaxed country living at this award-winning inn on the edge of a small town twenty minutes from Cincinnati. Choose between two masterfully restored early and mid-1800s buildings furnished with appropriate antiques and reproductions. Attention to detail and luxurious touches include whirlpool baths, steam showers, plush robes and towels, fireplaces, triple sheeting with fine linens, down comforters, top quality mattresses, fresh baked cookies, and complimentary beverages. Guests may also enjoy in-room massage, wireless Internet, cable TV and DVD player, and a comprehensive movie collection. A full gourmet breakfast is served daily at individual tables.

Rooms & Rates

William Rouse Suite

William Rouse Log Cabin Suite - This first floor suite includes a queen size bed, gas fireplace, lower entertainment level, and private deck. Enjoy a long soak in the double whirlpool private bath with its "waterfall" spigot or enjoy the added luxury of the custom steam shower. In-room amenities include cable TV/DVD player, access to a comprehensive movie collection, wireless Internet, refrigerator, microwave, fresh baked cookies, and complimentary beverages. For your comfort, guests may also enjoy in-room massage, wireless Internet, cable TV/DVD player, and a comprehensive movie collection. Full gourmet breakfast is included with each night's stay.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

William Rouse Retreat

William Rouse Retreat - This second floor retreat includes a queen size bed furnished with triple sheeting and down comforter, double whirlpool bath and steam shower. In-room amenities include cable TV/DVD player, access to a comprehensive movie collection, wireless Internet, refrigerator, microwave, fresh baked cookies, and complimentary beverages. A full gourmet breakfast is included with each night's stay.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Graves' Suite

Mr. and Mrs. Grave's Suite - Queen size bed furnished with triple sheeting and down comforters, double whirlpool bath, and steam shower. This room has a private entrance and includes gas fireplace, cable TV/DVD player, access to a comprehensive movie collection, wireless Internet, refrigerator, microwave, fresh baked cookies, and complimentary beverages. A full gourmet breakfast is included with each night's stay.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Thomas' Room

Thomas' Room - Luxurious touches in this room include a queen size bed with triple sheeting and down comforter, oversized single whirlpool bath/shower, plush robes and towels, fresh baked cookies, and complimentary beverages. For your comfort, guests may also enjoy wireless Internet, flat screen cable TV/DVD player, and a comprehensive movie collection. A full gourmet breakfast is included with each night's stay.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Catharine's Room

Catharine's Room - Luxurious touches in this room include a full size bed with triple sheeting and down comforter, single whirlpool bath/shower, plush robes and towels, fresh baked cookies, and complimentary beverages. For your comfort, guests may also enjoy wireless Internet, flat-screen cable TV/DVD player, and a comprehensive movie collection. A full gourmet breakfast is included with each night's stay.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

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Reviews

Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.8

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380 Reviews

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Our Anniversary Get Away (2nd retreat to Willis Graves)

4.8 on September 23, 2014

Our second stay in the Williams Rouse Suite at Willis Graves. My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at this amazing B&B. The innkeepers, Nancy & Bob, are truly welcoming, helpful, warm and interesting. The gourmet breakfast Nancy creates is delicious. My personal favorite, her Creme Brulee French Toast and homemade granola with fresh seasonal fruit. Willis Graves has set the bar high for our B&B expectations. We have not found their equal in comfort, ambience, breakfast, location and amenities for the price. Our suite was heavenly, from our private living room and deck to the indulgent double whirlpool & steam shower. The decor is beautiful and interesting. The 1850's cabin our suite is in has been beautifully restored and renovated. The best of both worlds. Nancy recommended a few local restaurants and spa. We loved our couples massage at Sableux, fabulous. The Tousey House Tavern and Bouquet Restaurant were unique, quaint with superior service and delectable food. The Willis Graves B&B definitely remains a favorite of ours for romantic retreats. Can't wait to go back!


Excellent, Relaxing Experience

5 on September 15, 2014

We truly enjoyed our stay at Willis Graves. It was a wonderful place to get away for a few days and not be all that far from home. The owners and staff were exceptional, and you could easily see they truly enjoy what they do. The food is FANTASTIC!!! Thank you for a relaxing weekend we really needed!


Will go back!! Great Stay !

5 on September 10, 2014

We really enjoyed even a one night stay at the Willis Graves house. The room was beyond our expectations, and the breakfast was fantastic! Definitely will go back and try to stay longer.


Enchanting Place to Stay

5 on September 07, 2014

We had a delightful weekend at this B&B. Beautiful, quiet place full of charm. It had all the comforts we needed and a breakfast second to none. Our hosts went above and beyond in helping us find civil war sites to explore. Hope to stay there again some day!


Excellent in Every Way

5 on August 26, 2014

Superlatives in all ways describe the Willis Graves B&B. Owners are terrific folks, food is absolutely top-notch, rooms and facilities are as clean and spotless as any we have ever seen. We would recommend this to anyone anytime!


We absolutely loved our stay in the Cabin!

5 on August 21, 2014

We stayed one night in the suite of the cabin and couldn't have been more comfortable. Nancy was so welcoming, and every touch was thought of - from the steam shower to the in-room espresso machine. We had a wonderful dinner around the corner at Tousey House Tavern, and enjoyed every minute of our stay!


This place is the best of the best!

5 on August 11, 2014

Perfect!


Relaxing Tranquil and food beyond compare

4.8 on August 08, 2014

While the room rate is a little pricey it is well worth the stay.


'Burlington's Willis Graves Bed & Breakfast Inn' Review

5 on August 04, 2014

Such a lovely get-away! Couldn't have dreamed up a more beautiful place to escape to! High end amenities, luxurious linens & bathrobes, steam shower & whirlpool tub, even homemade cookies before bed! Not to mention a breakfast made from heaven! This inn provides all the comforts of home and the elegance of a five star hotel! Our second stay here, and we'll be sure to be back again!


A lovely getaway

4.8 on August 01, 2014

My husband and I came here for a little mini-vacation. We stayed in the log cabin, which I heartily recommend. The room was beautiful: rustic and charming while still having all the modern conveniences you might want. The whirlpool was fantastic. The innkeepers were very friendly and helpful, and the breakfast we were served was absolutely delicious. I'm still having dreams about that creme brulee french toast. Overall the stay was absolutely fantastic. My only real gripe was that we were only left one and a half rolls of toilet paper for our entire stay, and running out at the end of the last day was not super fun. Oh, also the Tousey House Inn was given a glowing review by the staff, but when we went we were very disappointed: mediocre food at sky-high prices. So to sum up: Awesome inn. Order the creme brulee french toast. Skip the Tousey House. The cabin rooms are extra-special if you want some privacy.


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Location

Location Type

Airport, Countryside, Small town

Airport

Cincinnati, OH (CVG-Cincinnati N. Ky.) 9 miles

Directions to property:

- Take I-275 West to Route 237 and go South. - Continue to KY 18 and turn right. - Go to center of Burlington and turn right on Jefferson Street (Route 338). - Follow to Willis Graves, at the 2nd bend in road on the left.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Spa, Historic Inn, Country Inn

On-site amenities

, down comforters, fresh baked cookies on pillow, triple sheeting, movie collection, DVD player

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Fairgrounds, Fair, Horse Shows, Car Shows, Antique Show (at Fairgrounds), Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Contact Innkeeper
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Cancellations: Please check our website for current policies and cancellation terms.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Nancy and Bob Swartzel

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dog-Innkeeper's Quarters Only

About the innkeepers

Nancy and Bob Swartzel have turned their love of antiques and building restoration into an award-winning inn on the edge of a small town twenty minutes from Cincinnati. Their attention to detail is evident in each room where they masterfully combine historic antiques, modern conveniences, and luxurious amenities. Nancy’s skills extend to the kitchen where she whips up culinary delights for overnight guests. Her recipes are featured in an upcoming cookbook, Room at the Table.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full or Continental

  • Time Served: 7:00 - 10:00 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Other - By Request


Signature Dish

French Toast: Crème Brûlée or Orange Marmalade
We offer two types of breakfast fare to meet guest needs: either a quick continental breakfast for those in a hurry or a full gourmet breakfast served at individual tables with fine linen tablecloths and china. For those in our dining room, we try to appeal to all the senses with the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and the sound of soft music playing in the background. Our rotating menus include breakfast dishes that reflect our effort to present your meal with an artistic, attractive flair and include a first course of fresh fruit and homemade granola. We have a wide and varied menu and do our best to accommodate your dietary requests. Full breakfast is included with each night's stay.


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5825 Jefferson Street , Burlington, KY 41005 USA (Show map)

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