Experience a romantic bed and breakfast that offers a breath-taking panoramic view, offering the finest of accommodations in Berea, the folk art capital of KY. We are small enough to provide the personal attention you seek, while offering exceptional hospitality and a commitment to extraordinary service. Our contemporary Inn overlooks the Red Lick Valley and is nestled in the knob country surrounding Berea, Kentucky. The Inn features a large south facing front porch with a beautiful vista of East and West Pinnacle and Pilot Knob, a scene familiar to all Berea College alumni who have hiked the Pinnacles. Our location combines the small-town charm of Berea with its outstanding artisans and craftsmen, with ready accessibility to outdoor activities and the mountains, and the convenience of a short drive to downtown Lexington and the horse country of the Bluegrass. Spectacular views and intimate accommodations at the Pinnacle View Inn await you. Enjoy personal attention and exceptional hospitality in this extraordinary environment.
5 on July 28, 2013
My husband surprised me for our 5th wedding anniversary with a weekend at Pinnacle View Inn, near Berea, KY, an area that we both love. This outstanding B &B and innkeeper Ira surpassed our expectations in every way. Ira's attention to detail ranks up there with a five-star hotel. His warmth, great conversation and knowledge of numerous topics ranging from the local area to doctoral-level subjects made our stay even more enjoyable. He knows how to treat his guests. When you go ask for the stuffed French toast for breakfast. Actually, you can ask for anything -- he already knows how to make it! Breakfast was excellent. This was the best getaway we've found east of the Mississippi! Beautiful setting, delightful innkeeper. We didn't want to leave.
5 on July 03, 2013
Your kind hospitality and delicious brunch provided an outstanding environment for our staff retreat this year. We sincerely thank you for the tour and space provided for our conference. With much thanks, The Office of Alumni Relations Berea College
5 on July 01, 2013
Ira is a remarkable host as well as an exceptionable chef. The rooms are nice size and very comfortable and breakfast was beyond compare. We had the pleasure of being the only guests for a night and shared a movie and fresh baked cake and strawberries with our host( Thanks Ira!). If you go, plan a stop at Tater Knob pottery (Ira will give you directions) Beautiful pottery by fascinating people who love to talk to visitors. Those of you who are Green, Ira designed and built this house to be leed-certified and it is a great piece of Architecture.
5 on April 24, 2011
My wife and I were looking for a quick getaway from our extensive schedule and obligations without being irresponsible (financially, and functionally), and still have the comfort of a 'homestay' instead of the generic hotel and "continental breakfast". Having lived in Kentucky for only a year, my knowledge of how to make this happen was pretty limited (don't you hate not knowing?) but when she suggested a Bed and Breakfast, I started doing the homework, and researched over 45 B&Bs in KY. The Pinnacle View Inn already had great reviews, and was within our budget/mileage limit, so two minutes later, we were booked. I thought, "Man, that was easy. I hope this place lives up to it's reviews." It did not live up to them - it surpassed them in every way! Ira is a Jack-of-all-Trades, and Master of the B&B! We stayed in the Anna room of his "Green" environmentally friendly 21st century B&B, and it was hard to imagine such lavish accomodations could be constructed and enjoyed without disregarding stewardship of the planet. But thanks to Ira's dream, we didn't have to imagine it at all - we just had to enjoy it! And then there was breakfast - which should have been called "Startfast" because after we ate the four course meal, we didn't eat again for 9 hours. From scratch, fresh, organic omlets and 'stuffed french toast', and a MASSIVE bowl of pineapple, orange wedges, kiwi, and strawberries, not to mention the fried shortcake bread with raspberry jam to go with our fair trade coffee! You cannot go wrong staying here, but it would be wrong for you to think you should stay anywhere else!
4.8 on April 05, 2011
Amazing place! Even though we weren't that far from Lexington, we felt completely transported to a place that was completely serene and relaxing. The made-to-order breakfasts were delicious and the unique desserts in the evening were a great treat. It was nice to spend a couple days away from the television, computer, and city traffic! We had time to go hiking, read, take photos, and play Monopoly:) Ira was a fantastic host--we can't wait to come back and bring our friends!
Countryside, Mountains, Small town
Lexington, KY (LEX-Blue Grass Field) 37 miles
From Versailles Road, enter New Circle Road; Exit Richmond Road and follow to I-75 South towards Berea; Take Exit 83
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Nature area, Civil War Battlefield, Bird watching, Performing Theater, Religious Services, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Mountain Bike trails, Rock climbing, Arts & Crafts, Civil War Battlefield, Folk Art, Antique shopping, Shopping, Sight-seeing
Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn
BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, TV Video games, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar, Wi-Fi
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave
Rock patio, Large front porch, Walking trails, parking
Ira J. Bates
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , gluten free