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Pinnacle View Inn

Berea, KY 40403 USA (Show map)
4.7
22 Reviews
$109 - $229
per night

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About

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.

Rooms & Rates

Anna Suite

The Anna Suite includes a queen-sized bed. It is on the first level and is easily handicap accessible. The double windows look toward a special view of Pilot Knob in the distance. The luxurious bath with large walk-in shower provides much room for a seated shower.

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

Belle Suite

Escape to the eves of this contemporary home. Here you will find the utmost in privacy, creative space, and cozy comfort all in one fabulous suite. The Belle Suite is a brightly lit space with a large window looking at Pilot Knob. The Belle Suite has a queen-sized bed and a private bath with a tub and shower.

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

Lee Suite

The Lee Suite includes a queen-sized bed beneath the cathedral ceiling, a private bath with a whirlpool tub and shower, and a sitting area. This room is tucked away in a corner of the house for extra privacy. The queen size bed, down comforter, soft soothing color palate adds to the cozy ambience. The bathroom features unusual tile and a double corner window. The best views in the house are right here; with beautiful views of the mountains from windows that overlook the beautiful grounds.

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

Moore Suite

This large romantic bedroom is first class comfort, elegance and style. Alluring pearlescent walls with massive crown molding and a high king-sized bed draw you into the room. With luxurious Egyptian cotton bedding and the elegant room furnishings will envelop you in luxury after a long stress-filled day and give you a perfect night's rest. The large tile-clad walk-in shower for two with multiple shower heads or the two person soaking tub will entice you to relax and take some extra time to unwind while enjoying soothing water therapy. The view outside the double corner windows is stunning.

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

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Reviews

Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.8

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22 Reviews

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Very special.

5 on August 18, 2014

This is a unique B&B. One of a kind. The host, Ira Banks is a gracious host who made us feel welcome in every way. We stayed 3 nights while we visited Berea College and many area artists. The breakfasts were as advertised, made to order, and then some. Delicious. We would recommend Pinnacle Peak unreservedly. Jim and Sue G.


Beautiful, comfortable, tasty!

5 on July 24, 2014

The rooms are lovely, the house is gorgeous, the setting is beautiful. The innkeeper enjoys his work. He is a great cook and a charming interlocutor. Coffee on the porch in the morning with the fog rising off the mountains, the birds singing, and the cows lowing followed by some fantastic food made for a great day.


Week day stay

2.6 on July 09, 2014

Grounds were somewhat unkempt and explained away as "being green" . Common area outside was cluttered and definitely not cozy or welcoming. Didn't expect clean sheets or towels but a cursory cleaning of tidying the bed and removing used cups and glasses would have been welcome. Breakfast was awesome, but the inn keeper didn't eat with us but just sat in chef's attire and lectured us while we ate.


One word: AWESOME!!!!

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.


Thank you from the Office of Alumni Relations at Berea College

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


Kentucky at its finest!

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.


The Best Kept Secret is Out!

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!


Didn't miss the TV!

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!


We will be back

4.4 on March 30, 2011

Ira was a wonderful host and a great cook. The fresh desert and made to order breakfast was wonderful. While our privacy was respected, when we did come out to visit with Ira we found the conversation to be very interesting, can speak on a variety of subjects includeing going green, cooking and much more. This trip was to be a time to relax and enjoy ourselves and I must say that the wonderful room and gracious host made our stay everything we had hoped for.


Great Job Ira!!

4.4 on March 14, 2011

Our stay at the Pinnacle View Inn was an on the road decision. The evening dessert was unexpected and very special---Ira the innkeeper is friendly and interesting-- we enjoyed the evenings conversation. The room was well appointed and the bed and linens were 1st class.


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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Small town

Airport

Lexington, KY (LEX-Blue Grass Field) 37 miles

Directions to property:

From Versailles Road, enter New Circle Road; Exit Richmond Road and follow to I-75 South towards Berea; Take Exit 83

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Nature area, Civil War Battlefield, Bird watching, Performing Theater, Religious Services

Inn Details

Establishment type

Country Inn, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

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 , Large front porch, Rock patio, Walking trails, parking

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Mountain Bike trails, Civil War Battlefield, Rock climbing, Arts & Crafts, Folk Art, Antique shopping, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: $50.00 deposit on credit card at time of reservation.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Ira J. Bates

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , gluten free


Details

BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection

491 Log Cabin Road , Berea, KY 40403 USA (Show map)

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