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A Storybook Inn

277 Rose Hill Avenue , Versailles, KY 40383 USA (Show map)
4.9
227 Reviews
$259 - $625
per night

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About

In just three short years of excellent service and impeccable style, A Storybook Inn was chosen to be in the Top Ten Best Overall B&B's in the US! The following year, in the Top Ten in the South. Then we closed for a massive renovation to make A Storybook Inn even more exquisite for our cherished guests. Want to go to Casablanca or to the Old South or the very luxurious Somewhere In Time? You can at A Storybook Inn where the suites are tastefully designed after the classic movies they are named for. Guests from around the world have stated passionately that "Somewhere In Time" suite is the nicest suite that they have stayed in anywhere in the world! And, our wonderful new, very spacious 3.5BR and 3.5 baths "Huntsman Chase Guest House" is fantastic! Has everything you need, from full kitchen, 3 air bubble whirlpools, fireplace with gas logs, to upscale laundry. We all long for a special place where we feel welcomed and pampered in an unobtrusive way. Your search is over for an incredible destination that skillfully combines elegance with a gracious inviting ambiance. A Storybook Inn is not your "garden variety" Bed and Breakfast; finely restored and appointed, it is more like a small European luxury hotel, say our well-traveled guests...but not stuffy in the least. A Storybook Inn exists to be a lovely, peaceful haven for our cherished guests; a respite from the rest of the world. Every detail for our guest's comfort has been considered. Everything from our delightful breakfast using fresh, local ingredients in season, premium fresh ground organic coffee, painstakingly hand-selected tasteful furnishings, quality antiques, high thread count bedding, unique accessories, Wireless Internet, free movies, filtered water, air whirlpools, aromatherapy, en-suite by appointment professional Massage Therapist, acres of beautifully landscaped grounds...down to the custom "natural" toiletries...it's all for you.

Rooms & Rates

Gone With the Wind Suite

As guests step into this suite, there is a gasp because of the obvious beauty and space in this suite. There is a richness of color and beauty of the sitting room and the "lantern glow" gold of the bedroom. The carpet, rugs, original oil paintings, [one of Vivian Leigh as Scarlett], the luxury bedding, the great views, and SPACE, and the large two person shower in the new bathroom,the walk-in closet with frig, wooden hangers, and thick bathrobes, antique desk, chinz sofa, LUXURY, LUXURY, LUXURY without being fussy. A room that men or women are equally as comfortable in. Rave reviews by gues

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

Casablanca

Casablanca has thick sisal wall to wall carpeting, oriental rugs, antique Chesterfield sofa, carved sleigh bed and large armoire, build in cabinetry, walk in closet with mini-frig, [all guest rooms do] thick robes monogrammed with Storybook, [all do] large antique writing desk. Leather and rattan chair by fireplace with footstool and table. Windows going all across room facing park. Bathroom has new air whirlpool tub, custom drapes, lovely vanity, mosaic tile, built in cabinetry. Unique "Casablanca" chandelier. Men love this suite!

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

My Fair Lady

My Fair Lady has thick English Berber carpeting. King sized carved poster bed. Thick mattress with eco-allergy safe feather bed, antique French desk, fireplace [all do], wingback chair with foot stool, armoire with satellite TV. DVD, VCR. Room is light and airy and has a wonderfully restored bathroom with air whirlpool and built-ins. Looks out over front lawn and rose garden and lighted waterfalls from bathroom. All rooms have custom flower arrangements Original movie posters and "Eliza's hats." LOVERLY!

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

Huntsman Chase Guesthouse

We are so proud of our new guesthouse! Large front pillared porch with swing and rocking chair seating. Large private deck in back with gas grill. That's just the outside. Inside, we have a spacious Greatroom with floor to ceiling stone gas fireplace, custom bookshelves, Satellite large HD Flatscreen TV/VCR/DVD, full kitchen (fully equipped) lovely breakfast room with one of the most incredible views of the sunrise across the acres! Custom drapes throughout. Italian leather sofa and matching large roomy easy chairs. 3.5 bedrooms. 3.5 baths. Office. Wireless Internet free. Laundry room, 1st master with large walk-in closet, separate shower and lovely air whirlpool tub. Upstairs the views are wonderful and the bedrooms spacious, the professional decor lovely. Breakfast can still be enjoyed at the main house. Very private - ideal for honeymooners, anniversaries, families, those Keeneland bound, or for individuals who just want to get away from it all! You will not want to leave!

  • Maximum Capacity: 7
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Queen , 1 Twin

Somewhere in Time

Somewhere In Time is our largest and most luxurious suite. It was the original owner's suite of this grand old house. Newly opened for fall 2010! HUGE is a word that comes to mind. Elegant is another descriptor. Fitting for the mood and feel of this elegant suite, Somewhere In Time has its own private hallway to get to the entrance of this secluded suite in the main house. During the renovation process, we often referred to it our Bridal suite or Presidential suite. And for very good reason! You first enter into the 19-foot long sitting room with original, restored hardwood floor, custom outfitted day bed, large down-filled matching chairs, fireplace, bookshelves flanking the fireplace, custom drapes, and desk. Go past the sitting room and enter into the hallway where you have a choice to go into the exquisite 22-foot bedroom or turn right to go to our very large bathroom with a large "her's" vanity and a separate "his" vanity. (Yes, indeed a marvelous room for a bridal and bridal

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

A Man for All Seasons

Coming soon..our only first floor guestroom...A Man for All Seasons

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

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Reviews

Overall
4.9

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Services4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.9

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Simply Stunning!

5 on April 17, 2014

I wanted to plan a romantic weekend with a special friend and the Storybook Inn was exactly the right place to do so. The themed rooms were spacious, beautifully decorated and appointed, extremely comfortable and 100% clean. We tried two and were transported to Casablanca and London. The deep south in the Gone with the Wind suite will be next. Do try the extra deep Jacuzzi! In spite of how comfortable the rooms are, you must get up in time for breakfast. Elise prepares a delicious variety of treats. Do not plan on lunch after that. Need anything at all: massage, tour guides, advice, roses and wine and sweets in the room, just ask. It will be done with class. There is much to see and do in the area and you're just a half hour from Lexington. The entire staff could not have been more accommodating. It was very private, we heard no one else though all rooms were booked and felt like it was our private house. The common area rooms are lovely and comfortable as well. The absolute only downside was leaving. You owe it to yourself and someone special to visit the Storybook Inn. SM


Wonderful Inn, Excellent Experience

5 on April 05, 2014

We stayed at the Inn from March 29-31. What a lovely property! The Innkeeper, Elise, is a wonderful, thoughtful, friendly and welcoming host. It is clear that she wants guests to relax, feel at home, and enjoy all that the inn has to offer. We stayed in the Guesthouse - it surpassed our expectations. Such privacy, space, conveniences, sleep quality, and quiet! It was the attention to detail that was A+ all around. From the helpful directions, the book, movie, and magazine selections, decorations, fabrics, bedding, furniture, and artwork - all of it just made us feel like we could relax and enjoy our time there. A Storybook Inn prides itself on cleanliness, and not just a regular clean like hotels or inns would do, but beyond. The bathroom with double sinks, air-jetted tub and separate shower was immaculate. Kitchen looked brand new. The homemade (and fresh!!) cupcakes with Italian cream and oatmeal cookies that were left each day for us on the kitchen counter in the Guesthouse were delicious. What a nice (and ridiculously yummy) touch. Elise is an innkeeper, but she is also a superb baker. Warm scones at breakfast - yes, please! The breakfast each morning was filling and delightful. Elise took us on a tour of the inn before we went to the Guesthouse. The common areas are so well done, welcoming, comfortable, and charming - and not in a way that is too much or over-the-top based on the name/theme of the Inn. This inn seems to exude approachable southern elegance. Due to the quality of A Storybook Inn and the overall experience, this place is a "must stay". We will stay here again when visiting Kentucky. It is convenient when driving around the area - a good home base! We say thank you again to Elise and A Storybook Inn for a perfect weekend getaway to explore the Bourbon Trail.


A Special Place to Relax At

5 on March 28, 2014

We spent 3 nights and wished we could have stayed longer. Elise, Grace and Veronica made us feel like pampered friends. The breakfasts were 5 star and so filling we did not need lunch. Elise set us up with Martha for a great horse farm tour where we learned lots. She also recommended super places for dinner. We stayed in Somewhere In Time suite and it was quite plush and inviting. After dinner was so nice to relax in the comfortable sitting room. The bathroom was so large we never ran into each other!! Also loved dining in the conservatory watching nature outside. We would highly recommend this if you are in the area.


Above and beyond

5 on March 03, 2014

Unbeatable in every way. Elise even went overboard to accommodate my dietary restrictions. A real treasure. Elise does it right.


Elegant yet comfortable inn!

5 on February 17, 2014

We spent the weekend of Valentines at A Storybook Inn. What a find! The food, service, and decor were fantastic. The Somewhere in Time suite is by far the most luxurious in which we have stayed. Every detail is obviously well thought out in advance. We hope to be back in warmer months to enjoy the exquisite gardens also. Thanks to Elise and her wonderful staff!


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Location

Location Type

10 Minutes from quaint Midway, 20 minutes from KY Horse Park, 5 miles to Keeneland, Less than 10 minutes to Airport, Minutes from world class horse farms, Walking distance to downtown;wooded park, Airport, Downtown, Small town

Airport

Lexington, KY (LEX-Blue Grass Field) 5 miles

Directions to property:

From Bluegrass Field, turn left onto Hwy 60. Stay on 60 into Versailles. Turn left at Main Street. Take first right onto Rose Hill. Go .3 mile up the hill to stone pillars on the right. Pillars are narrow entry, originally for carriages.Enter with care with large vehicles.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Keeneland Race Course, Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill, Irish Acres Antiques and The Glitz, Kentucky Horse Park, Quaint, artsy Midway & Downtown Versailles, Bourbon Trail, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo, Bird watching, Golfing, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Near Shaker Village, Falling Springs Recreation Center, Wooded paved walking trail behind inn, Near Kentucky Horse Park, Near fine dining, 9 minutes to Keeneland, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Table Tennis, Tennis courts

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn, Cottage, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Secretarial services, Spa, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , Refreshments at all times; Homemade desserts, 50 Ft Glass Conservatory to dine in, Walking distance to wooded park with trails, Elevator; Beautiful spaces to relax, Special dietary needs considered;Massages arranged, Immaculately clean for the allergy prone

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Golfing, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Near Shaker Village, Falling Springs Recreation Center, Wooded paved walking trail behind inn, Near Kentucky Horse Park, Near fine dining, 9 minutes to Keeneland, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Table Tennis, Tennis courts

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Just ask! Must be under supervision. Guesthouse: all ages.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Dogs crated when alone. No running indoors. Pet fees

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Weekends during high season, but exceptions taken given circumstances
  • Deposit Amount Required: Discounts do not apply for weddings/whole house rentals. Deposit required for weddings/whole house rentals. Discounts do not apply during April, October, Derby & Rolex weekends
  • Cancellations: Please call or email a cancellation 10 days prior to reservation for regular reservation. Because we are a small inn, if a cancellation is not made prior to 10 days, we have no choice but to charge you for the reserved suite or cottage. Thank you for your understanding. Whole house cancellations must be made 30 days in advance for refund. For whole house rental for Derby or special event, [weddings excluded as deposit is nonrefundable]any cancellations must be made 90 days prior to event to order to have deposit refunded.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

C. Elise Buckley

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

2 Dogs

About the innkeepers

I love people. I love pampering people, especially ones that need a reprieve from too much work or just a time away from it all. I have a background in nursing, nutrition, Real Estate, and hospitality. I am gifted in interior design, gardening, and love great conversation. Love to travel and to read. I enjoy creating in the kitchen signature dishes with fresh ingredients. My friends have all commented that all of those traits point to the fact that Innkeeping is the perfect venue for me.

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Meals

Breakfast

Gourmet and/or country style

  • Time Served: Between 8:00-9:30
  • Serving Location: Our beautiful new conservatory., Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten free , Low Carb, diabetic,


Signature Dish

Tuscan Frittata with Heirloom Tomatoes,Thick Bacon
This is a wonderful dish made with all fresh ingredients. Fresh eggs, milk, 5 different cheeses, vegetables such as zucchini,brocoli,sweet red pepper,scallions, spices, and presented with fresh herbs. Usually served with gourmet thick sliced bacon, fresh fruit with fresh whipped cream and a sprig of mint, and homemade blueberry muffins or scones. Coffee is freshly ground Premium Organic Coffee. Orange juice is freshly squeezed in season. Or we serve other meals such as: Blackberry Breakfast Pudding w/warmed Maple Syrup and sausages, Amaretto French Toast w/ fresh fruit, Organic Blueberry Pancakes with thick sliced bacon. All breakfasts come with fresh fruit, fresh baked muffins or breads, entree, bacon or sausage if desired, juice, coffee and filtered water.


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277 Rose Hill Avenue , Versailles, KY 40383 USA (Show map)

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