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.
4.6 on July 02, 2016
My visit to The Bennett House was on Sunday June 26, 2016. My Mom, niece, and I had the most wonderful time. I have stayed in several B & B's but this one is the best. The rooms are beautiful and spacious. Breakfast was great. I would highly recommend The Bennett House to anyone - including my husband who I am in high hopes will take me back for a weekend getaway.
5 on June 30, 2016
would go back
4.4 on June 23, 2016
The Bennett House is a remarkable journey back in time. Completely furnished with authentic period furnishings the Smart's have done an amazing job of maintaining this pristine property. Richard was a perfect host and his pecan French toast omelet creation with fresh fruit made for a wonderful and filling breakfast.
5 on June 20, 2016
Would recommend to anyone.
5 on May 09, 2016
We had a great stay. The owners were super nice. We plan on returning!!
4.4 on May 08, 2016
The Bennett House is a lovely convenient spot while staying in Richmond. Richard and Rita are fine hosts and I will be back.
5 on April 13, 2016
Very nice, comfortable B&B. Nice rooms, great service and breakfast was awesome. Great location too.
4.6 on April 06, 2016
Very nice place and great breakfast. Nice get away from the hustle bustle of our busy week. Very nice couple.
5 on February 02, 2016
We enjoy our fantastic Richmond getaways. Richard is always kind, friendly and helpful. The room is comfortable, quiet, and easily accessible. There is a great little restaurant that we enjoy, the hanger, and its right down the road from EKU. They have an amazing performing arts center and invite great artists to perform. Can't wait til we return.
5 on January 13, 2016
We stayed at this gorgeous B&B on New Year's day. It was decorated beautifully for the holidays. Our room was outstanding. We had a lovely, spacious sitting area in front of a fireplace. The bathroom was large and well lit. The bed was comfortable with quality linens. The entire house was quiet and clean. Breakfast was elegant and delicious and served on beautiful holiday china. Our host was friendly and gracious. After staying in local hotels in the past, a friend recommended we stay at the Bennett House on this trip. I wish we would have done it sooner. We will stay here on all future trips to the area.
Visualize the era of feminist Belle Bennett while enjoying modern conveniences in the second floor Belle Room. The queen size bed and hand-painted furnishings offer a hint of Southern hositality. Comfortable over-sized lounging chairs make for a restful stay.
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.
The first-floor suite of the Taylor Cottage has living room with gas fireplace, dining room, full kitchen, spaceous bedroom with a king-size bed, and a private spa bathroom with whirlpool, steam shower, and washer/dryer. Private deck onback overlooking garden area.
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, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Videos, Wired internet
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