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The Bennett House Bed & Breakfast and Events

419 West Main Street , Richmond, KY 40475 USA (Show map)
10 Reviews
$125 - $200
per night

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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.

Rooms & Rates

The Clay Room

Experience true Richmond hospitality in the Clay Room. The queen-size Rice carved bed complements the original mahogany mantel encased in polygonal bay windows. Guests may enjoy the seating area and television as well as the adjacent spacious powder room and shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $125-$125

The Belle Room

Visualize the era of Belle Bennett while enjoying modern conventiences in the Belle Room. The feminine decor of white wicker and hand painted furnishings offers a hint of Southern hospitality. Guests may relax in the queen-size bed with upholstery headboard or the wicker seating area while watching television.

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

Nightly Rate: $125-$125

The Hunter Room

The Hunter Room captures a glimpse of the historic Bluegrass country. Any true hunter will appreciate the Kentucky king-size sleigh bed and cherry furnishings. The seating area consists of two leather wing back chairs, a leopard print stool and a cable television.

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

Nightly Rate: $125-$125

Angela Suite

The Angela Suite is the bottom floor of the Taylor Cottage in back yard of the Bennett House property. It has a full kitchen, dining room, living room with a fireplace and TV , bed room with a king size bed,and bath with whirlpool tub and washer/dryer. It has Fast Speed Wireless Internet access, a deck, pet-friendly, familty-friendly, and wheelchair accessiblity. The price is $149 per night, while weekly or monthly rates are negotiable.

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


Ashley Suite

The Ashley suite is the second floor of the Taylor Cottage. It has a setting room with two love sets, table with chairs, and a TV, bedroom with two double beds, kitchenette, bathroom with whirlpool tub and corner shower. It has Wireless Internet acess, deck, pet-friendly, family-friendly,and designer decor. Is is priced at $129 per night, while weekly or monthly rates are negotiable.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Double


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  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Dining4.2

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Get Away Weekend

3.6 on August 07, 2014

Great place and great service! Quiet and well managed. You will not regret staying at this wonderful house.

Great Family Get Together!!

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!! :)

Nice folks but the room has some issues!

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.

Wonderful week in Richmond

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.

Definitely stay again.

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.

Pleasant stay with good location

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.

1st b&b experience

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.

a treasure in richmond

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

Warm and Wonderful

5 on October 17, 2007

A lovely home with wonderful hosts and excellent food.

An elegant home

5 on October 01, 2007

Friendly, informative inkeeper. Breakfast fare very good, unique, attractively served - recipes available as a book on-site. Newly renovated and very clean throughout. Antiques everywhere and attention to detail in decorating. We would return for sure.

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Location Type

Main Street, Historic Neighborhood, Great Neighborhood Restaurant, City, Downtown, Small town


Lexington, KY (LEX-Blue Grass Field) 29 miles

Directions to property:

Versailles Road about 2 miles to right on Circle 4 Road, about 5 miles to right on Richmond Road, about 6 miles to right on Interstate 75 South, 14 miles to Richmond exit number 90A, stay in right hand lane to second stop light, turn right onto 25B/421B, about 1.7 miles you will see a Chevron Service Station on your left, The Bennett House is next door to the service stationb.

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Air conditioning, BBQ grill, Ceiling fans, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Alarm clock, CD player, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Videos

On-site activities

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

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  • Check In:: 3 P.M.
  • Check Out:: 11 A.M.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Limited
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited $20 per pet per night

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit Card Number to Hold Reservation
  • Cancellations: At least 72 hours before arrival day.



Richard and Rita Smart

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  • Time Served: 7a.m to 10a.m.
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Details Diamond Collection

419 West Main Street , Richmond, KY 40475 USA (Show map)

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