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Burlington's Willis Graves Bed & Breakfast Inn

5825 Jefferson Street , Burlington, KY 41005 USA (Show map)
4.8
368 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.

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
  • Services4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.8

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368 Reviews

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Best B&B EVER!!

5 on July 18, 2014

Love Nancy and Bob. My Mom and I have been coming here for 15 years and we love it!!! I highly recommend this B&B to anyone traveling for fun or business.


Most beautiful room

5 on July 18, 2014

The cabin rooms are the cleanest and most beautiful rooms we have ever stayed in. We stay at B&B's several times per year and this is the best. Nancy and Bob are great and the breakfast is excellent!!. The Tousey House is very close for dining and the food is great!!


ABSOLUTELY AMAZING

5 on July 02, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed here for one night on a spontaneous mini vacation. I loved the place before I even got there, based on the website. Nancy was so sweet and made sure we were constantly satisfied and happy. Our room was very clean and I didn't even really worry about bed bugs or other issues. I felt more like I was part of a family rather than just a room. I definitely recommend this place! I wish we could have stayed longer!


Very nice property, nice people, superb breakfast

5 on June 27, 2014

Had a very enjoyable stay. The breakfast is amazing. The property is very nice and comfortable.


Great Getaway

4.6 on June 26, 2014

This is the second time my wife and I have stayed at this inn for an anniversary and we have been beyond pleased both times. We very much enjoy the rustic appearance of the William Rouse Retreat in the historic log cabin but having all of the modern amenities such as the steam shower, chromatherapy whirlpool tub etc. The cookies are fantastic, breakfast is fantastic and the Retreat is hard to leave once we become ensconced. I haven't stayed in the main house and probably won't as I love the cabin so much but we intend to spend more kid-free overnights here and would recommend the inn to anyone. I only knocked back the star rating on value because according to the key above three stars means it met my expectations, which in this case for my financial situation it's a bit of a splurge but I felt pampered commensurate to my outlay. I have no qualm about the price of my stay, but I tend to be a budget traveler so I am used to hotels and in general not receiving the service or amenities offered by Nancy and Bob at their wonderful inn.


We just keep going back, all the way from Denver, CO

5 on June 25, 2014

We love this treasure of a B & B in Kentucky. Nancy is charming and delightful and she and Bob have created a beautifully decorated and comfortable place. The antiques are artfully arranged and reflect the local history of the area. It's great to have a choice at breakfast and the food is delicious.


Our 52nd Anniversary...

5 on June 25, 2014

This was our second time to visit this B&B and it was even better than our first visit. Our room was large, well furnished, and the bed was comfortable. The breakfast menu had a good selection of items and. even with my food allergies, I was able to have several choices from which to select. The portions were large, served hot, and were delicious! We will definitely return for a 3rd visit at some point.


Fabulous stay!

5 on June 23, 2014

My husband and I just needed a little get away. This was within an hour from home, close to a wide variety of things to do, and offered a great relaxing atmosphere. The breakfast both mornings was wonderful. We had a wonderful time and plan on going back the next time we need a break from daily life.


A bit of heaven in KY

5 on June 16, 2014

If you need a peaceful place to relax and be pampered Willis Graves B and B is that bit of heaven. The entire place is thoughtfully and tastefully decorated. The amenities are so extensive. Books to read, DVDs to watch, luxurious toiletries, plush robes, beautiful gardens, relaxing spaces in which to sit are just a few of the many touches provided to make your stay heavenly. The beds and bedding are lush and so comfortable. The breakfast is beyond delicious and generously served. Guests can chose from a varied menu and the meal is cooked to order and is served on delightful china with white linens in a charming breakfast room. Finally the hosts, Bob and Nancy, make you feel so welcomed and are eager to make your stay just a bit like heaven. It is the best B and B we have ever experienced.


The best bed and breakfast we've been to! Loved it!

5 on June 12, 2014

We just enjoyed our stay so much we're talking about going back for a long weekend! The room was spotless,. It's now our favorite little get away!


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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: 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 Others

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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