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Burlington's Willis Graves Bed & Breakfast Inn

5825 Jefferson Street , Burlington, KY 41005 USA (Show map)
4.8
387 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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387 Reviews

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Wonderful Experience

5 on October 15, 2014

Our stay was absolutely wonderful! Guest room was well appointed, and the atmosphere outstanding. The room was quiet. Nancy & Mary made us feel welcome and the breakfast was delicious.We will most definitely return for another great weekend! Thank you to Bob & Nancy!


Wonderful place!

5 on October 09, 2014

If you are going to the " Creation Museum", this is a wonderful place to stay!, Bob and Nancy are great people and very hospitable.. The room was fabulous, comfortable, lots of amenities and we were very impressed.. Breakfast was simply out of this world and better than any restaurant. We will definitely be going back some time..Tim and Karen


Wondeful B&B

5 on October 03, 2014

We loved everything about this B&B, We will stay again on any future trips.


The Willis Graves experience...one of life's rare pleasures

5 on September 30, 2014

wonderful lodging...wonderful food...and a treasured time with wonderful guests and most of all Bob & Nancy


Outstanding in every way

5 on September 29, 2014

The B&B was incredibly well kept inside and out. The breakfast was delicious and the bed was comfortable. We would definitely stay again and again.


Delightful stay!

5 on September 28, 2014

Thank you Nancy and Bob, for a warm welcome, a comfortable stay, and a delicious breakfast!


Wonderful B&B

4.2 on September 24, 2014

The hosts, Nancy and Bob are wonderful people. The Inn is genuinely 1830s with all the modern amenities. One can walk to the Antique Show. We enjoyed a very quiet getaway weekend.


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.


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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, 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
  • [Resource Id: alcohol_provided, Set: propertyview] No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Contact Innkeeper
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • [Resource Id: disabledaccess, Set: propertyview] Limited

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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