The Hill House Bed & Breakfast

110 Holy Cross Road , Loretto, KY 40037 USA (Show map)


Welcome Home! Enjoy warm Southern hospitality and fine country cooking at it's best!This gracious Victorian offers our guests 4 private rooms with private baths (some with jetted tubs), just minutes from Maker's Mark Distillery. Located on the center of the Kentucky Bourbon Trial, guests can enjoy a delicious country gourmet breakfast in any one of our dining areas. Dine in the Parlor in front of the fire, in our country kitchen or in our elegant formal dining room. At The Hill House, our focus is on your comfort. Our spacious rooms are individually decorated for a relaxing and romantic atmosphere. First floor accommodations for wheelchair access are provided. Whether you are just passing through or enjoying the areas attractions, we look forward to having you as our guests.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Grreat place to stay while doing distillery tours

3.8 on May 18, 2016

Very nice. The owner was great and the house is very nice. Breakfast was super.

The best in KY

5 on May 12, 2016

Lisa Marie iss wonderful, the location is amazing and we will stay at this B&B again in the near future.

Nice rooms

3.6 on May 09, 2016

Stay was fine. We arrived late; but Pam greeted us nicely. We didn't spend a great deal of time at the house, since we were out on Bourbon Trail. Pam was very nice and friendly. This was my first bed and breakfast experience. I was a little disappointed in the breakfast (casseroles both mornings, with frozen veggies, frozen potatoes), overall a good experience. Would be helpful if guests knew about dog at residence prior to booking.

Wonderful B&B Experience

5 on April 23, 2016

Hill House B&B was a wonderful experience: Our bedroom was beautiful and comfortable. A living room and access to the kitchen were perfect for feeling at home. Lisa Marie is a gracious and fun hostess, serving wonderful full breakfasts and available for any needs that arise. Loretto is within comfortable driving distance to Bardstown, Louisville and Lexington, it's almost next door to Maker's Mark (which provides a great tour) and other bourbon trail destinations.

Highly recommend Hill House

5 on April 18, 2016

We had a wonderful stay at the Hill House while in town for bourbon tasting! The location was very convenient to the Makers Mark distillery. The rooms were very nice, the house was beautiful. We had full access to the house. Lisa Marie, owner, was extremely helpful, warm and a wonderful host. We would stay there again and recommend others do as well.

Relaxing stay with Southern Hospitality

5 on April 07, 2016

A great location off the beaten path in the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Very relaxing and you definitely feel at home here. Lisa welcomes you and sits down to get to know you and your adventures. I am sure if you want to be left alone, she will do that as well. Large room and the bathroom is roomy. Great breakfast and you definitely do not ned lunch. Would recommend and stay here again.

Bourbon Trail Visit

4.0 on April 06, 2016

We stayed 2 nights during our visit to Bourbon Trail. Nice location

The Hill House

4.4 on April 04, 2016

Loved our stay at the Hill House. Lisa Marie is awesome. Had to leave prior to breakfast but the other guests raved about her meals. Only disappointment was not being able to get the Jacuzzi to work (one of the reasons to go with that room.

Lovely B&B

5 on March 27, 2016

This is a great place to stay, especially if you are doing the bourbon trail. The owner is knowledgeable about the area and great to talk with. The rooms are clean and comfortable. Breakfast is awesome.

Very relaxing and hospitality was wonderful

4.8 on March 27, 2016

While Lisa was at an appointment we were able to enter the BB and get settled. Once she came back we were greeted and welcomed, but already felt that as well. The breakfast and conversation was wonderful. The room was comfortable and we could spread out to the dining room to use our laptops with the TV news in the background. Just like home. Front Porch was great to sit in the sun, and the back patio is comfortable as well.

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Rooms & Rates

The Thoroughbred Suite

Guests love this large Victorian room located on the first floor-ideal for those who want to avoid the stairs. The room features a 4-poster queen-sized bed,high quality linens, private bath with whirlpool tub and dual shower-heads, TV, ceiling fan, wireless internet, antique rocking chair and walk-in closet. $145/double-occupancy Seasonal rates. $30.00 per guest over double-occupancy. Inflatable twin bed available

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $145 - $145

The Oak Room

The first thing you'll notice is the original baton-board ceiling that gives this room a warm, unique feel. It's amenities include a queen-size oak bed, high quality linens, desk,wireless internet, full dresser,ceiling fan, TV, large private bath with jacuzzi tub, hand-held shower and dbl sink. The rate is $145/dbl occupancy, seasonal rates.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $145 - $145

The Valentine Room

With it's vaulted ceiling and large picture window, you'll want to come back again and again. This beautifully appointed room features a wrought iron queen-sized bed, antique armoire, dressing table, antique rocking chair, ceiling fan, TV, WiFi and private bathroom with large shower with built-in seat. It is perfect for a romantic get-away!

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

The Hutchins Room

Located conveniently right at the top of the stairs. The Hutchins Room is furnished with a beautiful queen-sized brass bed and antique dresser, rocker, ceiling fan,and WiFi. The private balcony is just outside the door and the full-size bath with tub and shower are all your own.

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

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Location Type

Near Maker's Mark Distillery, Countryside, Small town


Louisville, KY (SDF-Standiford Field) 65 miles

Directions to property:

Located in the Heart of Kentucky, The Hill House is the only B&B in Loretto. Follow National Historic Landmark signs to Maker's Mark Distillery. The Hill House is located on Hwy 49 just North of the intersection with Hwy 52, turn left and go approximately 100 yards. Visit our website at .thehillhouseky for a map.

Area Attractions

Historical interests, Live Music, National/State parks, Nature area, Maker's Mark Distillery/Ky Bourbon Trail, Perryville Civil War Battlefield/Civil War Sites, Churchill Downs/Keeneland Racing, Sisters of Loretto Motherhouse/Trappist Monks, Stephan Foster Story, My Old Kentucky Home State Park, Performing Theater, Religious Services

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Air conditioning, BBQ grill, Board games, Conference Rooms, DVD Player, Fireplace, Piano, Private entrance, Telephone, VCR, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, TransAmerica Bicycle Trail, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3pm-6pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Patio and Porch areas available
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited bed for infants not available
  • Childcare Provided: No must be supervised by parent at all times
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: 14-day notification by phone 877-280-2300. Please call one day in advance to establish a check-in time.



Lisa Marie

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  • Time Served: flexible
  • Serving Location: Parlor, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Vegetarian , low salt diets

Signature Dish

Glorious Morning Muffins
Made with only the freshest ingredients, these muffins are filled with apples, pineapples, carrots, walnuts, and raisins. They are made with love and are just one part of our glorious breakfasts!