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Burlington's Willis Graves Bed & Breakfast Inn

5825 Jefferson Street , Burlington, KY 41005 USA (Show map)
4.8
397 Reviews
$110 - $235
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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.

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Overall
4.8

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

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The Best of the Best

4.8 on December 19, 2014

Everything about this B n B is top notch. The breakfast menu is wonderful, including creme brûlée french toast and other selections that you just don't find elsewhere. The breakfast reminded me of fine New Orleans dining. We stayed in the cabin which had a perfect combination of history and modern luxury. Bob and Nancy are easy to like hosts who obviously pay attention to the details. We highly recommend a multiple night stay so you can try all the selections on the breakfast menu and unwind in the room that you choose. Go for it!


amazing!!

5 on December 05, 2014

We have stayed here several times and it never gets old! My husband and I have stayed at several bed and breakfasts and this is by far our favorite!


Quiet respite

4.8 on November 28, 2014

Delighted to take a step into the past architecturally, while having modern amenities.


We'll be back!

5 on November 25, 2014

The owners are friendly, courteous, accommodating and great cooks! We really like the antiquity of the bed and breakfast, and look forward to each and every time we can stay there.


Rustic and Relaxing Retreat

5 on November 23, 2014

We come to Burlington's Willis and Graves in annually. The retreat is serene and though close to amenities you feel tucked away in a little quaint but of history. Nancy, Bob and staff are perfect hosts. I never vear from the gingerbread pancakes and love the granola. We always look forward to our return trip.


Willis Graves Overnight Stay

5 on November 19, 2014

An outstanding B&B. The room was exceptionally clean and the staff was terrific. We will definitely stay there again.


Favorite bed and breakfast

5 on November 10, 2014

Thank you again to burlington Willis graves. My husband and I love this place and so do our Friends. It is immaculate,classy,comfortable and they have The perfect breakfast.


Third year stay

4.8 on October 31, 2014

This is the third year in a row that I have stayed in the Willis Graves Bed and Breakfast. This year surpassed the last two in that I had a gorgeous sitting room of beautiful antiques, a warming fireplace and a room stocked with interesting books. My bed was divine, and as always the hosts are charming and friendly. The breakfast is wonderful with many choices. I can't wait another year to come back, so I have booked again in 6 months. One of my all time favorite bed and breakfast experiences ever!


Willis Graves spoiled me

5 on October 26, 2014

This little gem of a Bed & Breakfast has spoiled us and it is nearly impossible to find a more hospitable host and hostess such as Bob & Nancy. Every time we stay here we find a sanctuary where all our troubles just melt away. The luxury of the bed, the spa bath, and the delicious food all add up to a serene rest at the best B & B we have discovered.


Mr. and Mrs. Graves suite

4.8 on October 23, 2014

I surprised my wife for our 10th anniversary. We were both very happy with the friendliness and all the amenities. The historical inn made it special. Thanks


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Rooms & Rates

William Rouse Suite

With a private entrance on the cabin's first floor, this suite includes a queen size canopy bed, gas fireplace, lower entertainment level, mini refrigerator/microwave, and private back deck. Enjoy a long soak in the double whirlpool private bath or relax in the custom steam shower. Luxurious touches abound: plush robes and towels, triple sheeting with fine linens, down comforter, top quality mattress, two types of pillows, fresh baked cookies, and an espresso machine. Technology includes a flat-screen TV, DVD and CD player, iHome Bluetooth Wireless FM Clock Radio, work desk, and WIFI Internet.

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

William Rouse Retreat

Aptly named Retreat, this second floor bedroom is indeed a charming getaway with a vaulted ceiling and queen-sized canopy bed. Bedside lamps swing close for reading. The private bathroom offers a deep whirlpool bath and steam shower. Luxurious touches abound: plush robes and towels, triple sheeting with fine linens, down comforter, top quality mattress, two types of pillows, homemade cookies, and an espresso machine. Furnished with a desk, telephone, WIFI Internet, flat-screen TV, DVD and CD player, iHome Bluetooth Wireless FM Clock Radio, mini-refrigerator, microwave, iron, and hair dryer.

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

Graves' Suite

Like your very own historic apartment, the two-room Graves' Suite tucks you away amid its soothing wall tints, luxuriously covered queen-sized canopy bed, gas fireplace, sitting room, and tasteful period furnishings. Steam away tension in the custom-built steam shower or share the luxury of sipping espresso in a double whirlpool bath, trimmed in Italian earth-tone marble. Find board games in the closet, volumes of reading material on the bench, and lovely antique clocks decorating the walls. In-room technology includes WIFI, television, DVD/CD player, and iHome Bluetooth Wireless FM Radio.

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

Thomas' Room

Upstairs in the Main House, Thomas' Room is a delightful space reflecting a simpler era. Antiques are pleasingly juxtaposed against luxurious bedding on a four-poster queen size canopy bed. Adjustable lamps assist nightly reading. Relax in the oversized, single whirlpool bath/shower. Luxurious touches abound: plush robes and towels, triple sheeting with fine linens, down comforter, two types of pillows, fresh baked cookies, and an espresso machine. Technology includes a flat-screen TV, DVD and CD player, iHome Bluetooth Wireless FM Clock Radio, work desk, and WIFI Internet.

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

Catharine's Room

Travel up the dining room's time-worn stairs to the cozy guest room named for the Graves' daughter, Catharine. The full size, four-poster bed is dressed enticingly in crisp, triple-sheeted linens, a down comforter, and two types of pillows. Outside the bedroom window stands a stately sugar maple. The private bath offers upscale comfort with a single person whirlpool bathtub/shower. Luxurious touches include our plush robes and towels, fresh baked cookies, and an espresso machine. Enjoy the flat-screen TV, DVD and CD player, iHome Bluetooth Wireless FM Clock Radio, work desk, and WIFI Internet.

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

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Location

Location Type

Airport, Countryside, Small town

Airport

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

Directions to property:

Our exit number from I-75/I-71 is #181. If traveling south on I-71/75 the exit before our exit is #182 and is called Turfway. If traveling north on I-71/75 the exit before our exit is #180 and is called Union. - Exit 181 - Take KY 18 West to center of Burlington. - 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, Our website has a full listing of area attractions for you to enjoy during your next visit to Burlington's Willis Graves Bed and Breakfast Inn., Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

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

On-site amenities

Movie library, Parking , down comforters, triple sheeting, fresh-baked homemade cookies plated on your pillow each afternoon, complimentary bottled water and sodas available in the dining room mini-frig, both buildings have a covered porch for sitting outside

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, 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
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Contact Innkeeper
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • 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 the Kentucky cookbook, "Room at the Table".

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Meals

Breakfast

Full Gourmet Breakfast (Continental by request)

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

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , We have a wide and varied menu and do our best to accommodate your dietary requests. Guests may choose from signature entrees such as crème brûlée or orange marmalade French toast, breakfast pie, lemon waffles with blackberries, baked eggs and mushrooms in ham crisps, or our popular gingerbread pancakes.


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. Full breakfast is included with each night's stay.


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Special Package

Last-Minute Discount

Receive a 20% discount for same day reservations! Offer valid for one night in the Graves' Suite, William Rouse Suite, William Rouse Retreat, or Thomas' Room. Discounted rates vary depending on room type and day of the week. Enjoy this last-minute getaway special at an inn previously selected as one of the Top 10 Romantic Inns in America by American Historic Inns.

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Details

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

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