This historic old house was home to James and Sarah Clay(daughter of notorious Cassius M. Clay, minister to Russia during the Lincoln administration) Bennett. It offers three elegant bedrooms each featuring:private, spacious bathroom, reading/seating area, personal office, cable television, telephone, wireless Internet, and full-course breakfast.The two-and-one-half-story asymmetrical brick structure is finished by a high-hipped roof of slate with flared eaves and a crenelated roof comb. A two-story turret has a domed roof with flared, overhanging eaves. The house is available for weddings, receptions, birthday galas, bridal luncheons, specialty teas, etc.
Experience true Richmond hospitality in the Clay Room. The queen-si8zed, rice-carved bed complements the original mahogany mantel encased in polygonal bay windows.The first-floor room is sunny and bright; with comfortable love seat.
5 on September 30, 2014
Beautiful room with lovely antique furnishings. Location in center of town: walk to university, nearby restaurants, downtown shops. Great backyard gazebo: very homey and comfortable. Great location to start the Bourbon trail just south of Lexington. Will look forward to coming back another time!
3.6 on August 07, 2014
Great place and great service! Quiet and well managed. You will not regret staying at this wonderful house.
5 on October 18, 2012
This a wonderful, charming, historical place to get the family together for a special get-a-way trip! My family and I stayed here in August 2012. The rooms are big, clean, and comfortable, well decorated with lots of room to socialize inside and out! The Inn Keepers are great, lovely people and they fix great goodies and snacks with a wonderful breakfast! I can't wait to go back!! :)
3.6 on July 09, 2012
The folks who own the inn are extremly helpful and they really do aim to please their customers. We stayed on the top floor of the cottage and as it was the last of June and very hot - the air conditioner was having trouble keeping up and it stayed almost 80 degrees or above the entire time in the room. There was also an electrical issue where a breaker kept being thrown if we plugged in just 1 item. I hope they get these issues tended to because it is such a beautiful place to stay and they are really nice folks.
4.6 on May 03, 2011
Very friendly service and GREAT breakfasts! Mr. Smart even went with us to a local eaterie on the Kentucky River the last night of our stay. It was a very enjoyable stay and was made so by our host at this B 'n' B.
5 on September 07, 2010
Would definitely stay again. The room was beautiful, spacious and comfortable. Enjoyed having my own bathroom with massage chair and garden tub. Wi-fi service was quick and dependable. The breakfast was delicious and began with a wonderful creamy oatmeal strawberry parfait and homemade banana bread. The B & B is located within easy walking distance to downtown shops and library.
3.6 on July 02, 2010
The Bennett house provides a pleasant stay with a lot of Victorian style and charm. Rooms are quite large providing for comfort during multiple night stays. Some of the bed and bathroom aspects are dated but adequate for a B&B. Breakfasts are quite tasty and filling. Location within Richmond is nice and provides a location where you can walk into town for meals and some exercise. General location near Berea, KY Wineries (Jean Ferris is top notch) and the KY Bourbon Trail make this a good choice, and one we will use again. Richard was great to work with and a fun and willing participant at Breakfast.
4.0 on September 07, 2009
Picked a winner for our first experience. The home was fabulous, the attention to detail excellent, and the innkeeper and his wife are personable and so helpful. Stay here and you won't be disappointed. John and Marsha Fancy Gap, Va.
4.6 on June 06, 2008
from the time you enter you are charmed by Bennett House. The woodwork is fabulous. our room was lovely. such a good night's sleep. then to wake to breakfast - fresh fruit, strawberry bread, sugared bacon and macadamian french toast - WOW
5 on October 17, 2007
A lovely home with wonderful hosts and excellent food.
Main Street, Historic Neighborhood, Great Neighborhood Restaurant, City, Downtown, Small town
Lexington, KY (LEX-Blue Grass Field) 29 miles
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, University of Kentucky and Eastern KY University, Renfro Valley (Country Music Theater), Berea KY Crafts, Keeneland Race Track, Kentucky Horse Park, Battle of Richmond(Civil War) Park, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery
Bed and Breakfast
Air conditioning, BBQ grill, Ceiling fans, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities
Alarm clock, CD player, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Videos
Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Horse Farm Tours, Walking Tours, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts