Since 1919, our family has welcomed guests to enjoy the inn's ambiance and style of grand Southern tradition at our historic Kentucky bed and breakfast. We invite you to experience the gentility and hospitality of this Southern inn for: - Well appointed rooms in three historic buildings - Traditional Kentucky American cuisine in the Main Dining Room - Fine wines, spirits, draft beer and casual dining in the Old Owl Tavern and Owl's Nest Pub - An official stop on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail - Private rooms for conferences, meetings and banquets - Exceptional shop featuring distinctive and unique gifts - In historic Harrodsburg, near Danville, Perryville, Centre College, Keeneland, Kentucky Horse Park, horse farms, bourbon distillery tours. Near Lexington & Frankfort.
3.0 on June 23, 2010
I was a little disappointed with the room we had even though we had a "gold" room. You could hear guest closing their doors pretty easily. The food for breakfast was OK but nothing real great. The fireplace had an ashy smell to it. Many old pieces of furniture and the Beaumont had a neat history. In the windows you could see how the ladies would use their diamond rings to cut into the glass, I saw one date of 1880 on the window. The air conditioner ran 100% of the time we were there. You had a long stick to turn the vent all the way off or all the way on, to regulate the temperture. There wasn't much to do in the city of Harrodsburg. We did fine a great old time drug store that severed some great ice cream, I had the ice cream soda which was awesome. I guess I was a disappointed with our experience, my wife and I have been to better B & B, I'm glad we went but we won't be going back. We also found a good steak house on the bypass. On a one to ten basis both my wife and I rated it a 5.
We are so sorry you were disappointed in your stay. I will be sure to check on the ashy smell in the room. Unfortunately, the age of the building, 1845, limits us in air conditioning controls for each room. I am glad you enjoyed the Kentucky Fudge Factory in the restored Dedman Drugstore and Eddie's Steakhouse.
4.2 on May 12, 2010
The Beaumont Inn is a wonderful place to stay; the rooms are nice, the grounds are beautiful, and the pub is good. This is a great place to stay as a base to explore this beautiful part of Kentucky.
We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. We hope you will come again sometime in the future! Thank you for taking time to write this review.
5 on February 20, 2010
While it has been a while since we stayed at the Beaumont, I feel I must share our delightful experience at the inn. All amenities were spectacular. Thinking of the delicious food, the historic atmophere, the beautiful grounds and the hospitable owners and staff, make me want to return to the Beaumont as soon as the threat of ice and snow subsides. My husband and I have stayed at numerous bed and breakfasts and our experience at the Beaumont surpasses them all. I highly recommend the Beaumont for anyone who wishes a relaxing experience with no surprises. What a treat! Also, due to circumstances related to Hurricane Katrina we had to cancel our first reservation only one day before our scheduled arrival. The owner was understanding and gracious, not charging a penalty for our last minute cancelation. Because of that response, I knew our future stay would be memorable. I was correct!
Thank you so much for your great review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and hope you will be back again this Spring. Please check our webiste for specials and "Chuck's blog."
4.6 on January 03, 2010
We stayed 2 nights at the Beaumont Inn. Room 33's bathroom was a nice size and the beds were very comfortable. We very much enjoyed the building and grounds, the old working elevator, breakfast in the dining room and dinner in the Old Owl's Nest - I recommend the Hot Brown! Quiet, comfortable, friendly and high speed internet. You can't beat it, less expensive than other B&Bs around and worth more than they charge. VERY happy. I will always remember the place.
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We do hope you will be able to visit with us again. I apologize for not writing sooner, but I hadn't checked this site lately, oops. (Will not make that mistake again.) We are starting a blog on the website so if you have time, please check it for updates. (It is Chuck's new job.) Thanks again, Helen
5 on June 19, 2009
We have been to the Beaumont several times and always feel like we're visiting relatives. The Dedman's always make us feel so welcome, the rooms are wonderful, food excellent and the grounds are lovely. We love it there and hope to get back soon!
Thank you for your wonderful review. Please forgive my tardiness in responding; I need to get in the habit of checking the site, new year's resolution. We hope to see you again in 2010. Please check Chuck's blog on website for updates. Thanks again, Helen
5 on August 13, 2008
I highly recommend the Beaumont. The food was excellent, the grounds were beautiful, and all for a very reasonable price. My other option was at a hotel for $25 MORE. I can't say enough about this place. You won't be disappointed. Try the Bourbon sampler. A deal for the top shelf your able to select.
Yes, this thank you is over a year old, but I am just getting into the "review thing." Thank you for the review and we hope you will be able to visit us again in 2010--Dixon is always adding bourbons to the selection. Helen
Bourbon Trail, Horse Farms, Small town
Lexington, KY (LEX-Blue Grass Field) 33 miles
Antique Shopping, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, bourbon distillery tours, horseback riding, golf, geneology research, Keeneland, Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill, Religious Services, River, Winery
Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Piano, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, VCR , Outdoor Pool, Tavern and Owl's Nest Lounge, Walking trail
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Desk, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi
Golfing, shuffle board, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming pool
Chuck, Helen, Dixon and Elizabeth Dedman
With recipes handed down through five generations, our house specialties include two-year-old Kentucky cured country Ham, yellow-legged fried chicken, corn pudding, and General Robert E. Lee orange-lemon cake.