ca 1911 Montgomery Inn BnB

270 Montgomery Avenue , Versailles, KY 40383 USA (Show map)


ca 1911 Montgomery Inn BnB: Quirky and Charming, A modern Inn set in a turn of the century 3 story Victorian with a private entranced wing. New! Ilumine Restaurant on site. Tufted purple velvet booths, large patio seating, every seat is a window seat. Location: Versailles, KY pop. 8400-smack dab in the heart of horse country, the scenery is postcard perfect and just 15 minutes away from the bustle. Ambiance: Equestrian and Antique motifs with a touch of Whimsy for a taste of the Bluegrass. A relaxing & comfortable get-away. 10 Spa tub suites air conditioned, private bath and either King or Queen bed(s). Specialties: Food is a focus--We love to prepare hearty breakfasts for you each morning-delicious & healthy. We love Vegetarians & Gluten-free diners-you are safe with us. Ilumine Restaurant serves Dinner Wednesday thru Saturday nights from 5 to 9 pm. Mediterranean & American dishes. Coming soon: Liquor license. First time BnBers? Check out our website for lots of fun information. Try us! We're fun! We take your stay, not ourselves seriously. Make us your horse racing and bourbon-tasting home away from home. Great romantic Get Away or just to relax.



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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Friends and Bourbon

4.0 on November 18, 2015

Great Inn and nice town in between distilleries. This was just one good stop of many.

Comfortable Ambiance

5 on October 21, 2015

My wife and I have stayed in multiple BnBs both domestically and in other countries for a long time. The (ca 1911) Montgomery Inn is the favorite. The comfortable, quirky rooms, the welcoming and attentive staff, the great food, and the general atmosphere all combine to make it a very special place. We also notice that the guests we meet in comfortable circumstances transition to friends -- even if only the duration of a weekend -- in short order. Highly recommended.

Annual Trip

3.8 on October 20, 2015

The hospitality was exceptional; staff is very pleasant, thoughtful, and fun. Certainly made us feel like we were at home and the breakfast was delicious. The bedding sheets and comforters were sufficient, but for the quality of the B&B they should be replaced; kind of worn. Great place to stay; treated us well.

One night stay

2.2 on September 05, 2015

For the price, I expected this room (Tuscan Suite) to be much better. Room was shabby, bedspread looked dirty, toiletries in bath were shared bottles. Outside grounds needed work. Would not recommend.

Disappointing Experience

2.0 on July 29, 2015

My husband and I were celebrating his birthday with a trip to Lexington for an Eagles concert. As a surprise I decided to book a B&B. I chose Montgomery Inn because all rooms offered a Jacuzzi /jetted tub and went with the Tuscan Suite. The room was ‘cute’ but sloppy and worn. The accents faded, pillows flat, ceramic tiles loose (without any throw rugs to ‘warm’ up the room), shower curtain missing hooks, mismatched towels, spider webs, robes with yellow stains, sloppy paint trims, etc. The worst part of the room was the fact that late in evening when we went to use the tub the jets were corroded with dirt and/or rust. Even after running some time we couldn’t get the water clear enough to feel comfortable to use the tub. We looked forward to breakfast, as I had read favorable reviews of the tremendous ‘gourmet’ breakfast. The ambience similar to the room, spider webs, dust, sloppy paint trims and a buffet with generic coffee with generic creamers, fresh fruit, nuts, yogurt, sausage patties, bacon strips, quiche and waffles. The hot food was set on was not able to keep the quiche, meat or waffles warm. Not terrible, but definitely not gourmet, many three star hotels are providing the same, if not more at a lesser cost. When I checked out, I was terribly disappointed to only receive weak apology, when showing the innkeeper the pictures of the debris that came out of the jets. I would have thought a discount or an offer to stay in the future would have been extended. Not that I would have taken it, but it would have made the apology more sincere.

Montgomery Inn

4.0 on May 28, 2015

Beautiful and comfy room. Staff was delightful and breakfast was perfect.

Very nice visit

3.8 on May 26, 2015

Lovely stay and delicious breakfast at the Montgomery Inn. We chose a lower priced room and the bathroom was rather small, but the room was very clean and the bed was comfortable. Great location for horse races at Keeneland or bourbon tasting at Rutherford Reserve. Pam, our hostess, was very friendly and welcoming.

A very good place to stay in horse/bourbon country.

3.6 on May 21, 2015

We have stayed twice at the Montgomery Inn. Both have been very nice experiences. It has its minor moments, but the host tries her hardest to make your stay an enjoyable experience. If you are high maintanence, go else where, but if you are laid back and enjoy a truly welcoming experience, this is the place for you.

Nice stay!

3.4 on May 15, 2015

It was perfect for what we were looking for! The location is close to many things if you want to go into Lexington, or the bourbon trail, or the Horse Park. Breakfast was very nice & our stay was very peaceful.

Charming B&B!

5 on May 05, 2015

My husband and I stayed here on the evening of the Oaks and went to the Derby the following day. The Montgomery Inn B&B was charming and a wonderful experience. The inn owner was warm and friendly and, as it was my first time staying in a B&B, the experience made me want to look for more B&B's in the future to enjoy! My only regret was we had such a little time to spend in the area enjoying the amenities.

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Rooms & Rates

Admiral Suite

Opulent Suite in a Navy and Gold Decor with seating area, private double jacuzzi tub, separate shower, sink basin set in antique cabinet. Antique armoire houses 32" tv, dvd, stereo equipment. Writing desk, Wing Chair. Mini-refridgerator. Main floor location. Includes full gourmet breakfast, snacks, coffee, teas.

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

Nightly Rate: $159 - $179

Fox Hunt Suite

King Suite decorated with antiques, Equestrian prints. Leather wing back chairs flank Electric woodstove perfect for relaxing and sipping at the end of the day. Over sized spa tub with open Euro Shower Cascading. Original 103+yr old wood floors with oriental rugs. This suite enjoys four windows and overlooks the timeless Montgomery Ave. Luxurious linens, fluffy towels and thirsty bathrobes. Cable 32" flat screen tv, dvd and cd player, wireless internet, refrigerator & microwave in adjacent guest kitchen. Tally-Ho!

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

Nightly Rate: $159 - $159

The Colonial Suite

Waverly Award winning suite with beautiful rose moire and floral print waverly fabric-- Queen Sleigh bed and antique furnishings, electric fireplace, you'll feel like you have stepped back in time, until you enter your magnificent bath where a soak in your private jacuzzi will make time stand still and cares vanish!

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $149

The French Suite

Private Veranda and serene view of the rear grounds, private little Parisian cafe style picnic area, you've found the perfect romantic get away. Serene pale blue decor with gorgeous antique armoire and dressing table, Chaise lounge,electric fireplace and a bathroom you'll never want to leave: Chandalier, his n her basins set in antique furniture vanity,oversized jacuzzi tub, double headed shower, Microwave & minifridge, comfy king bed support, dvd & cd player. New Keurig for first morning coffee ensuite. Innkeeper's pick for romance & solitude.

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

Nightly Rate: $189 - $189

The Tara Suite

Ostentacious but not pretentious--this gorgeous suite in jeweltones is the epitomy of "Victorian Bed and Breakfast". A two bedroom suite, your queen bedroom is beautifully done with the high ceilings and lovely antiques. Electric fireplace, two tvs, refridgerator. Of course, as with all our suites, a double jacuzzi & shower, fine luxury linens and a thirsty bathrobe await you. Refridgerator ensuite. Just off the front parlor sitting area-great for multiples to visit & unwind. Next nearest Suite is the Colonial. Also easy access to the wrap around front porch.

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

Nightly Rate: $159 - $159

The Tuscan Suite

Queen Double Jacuzzi and separate shower, private entrance Suite. Redecorated in warm golds and rust floral prints with wicker & a full wall Tuscan vineyard mural create this charming suite. TV with DVD player, refrigerator, microwave, electric fireplace and all the luxurious ammenities of the inn such as bountiful gourmet breakfast for two, thirsty terry robes, Luscious linens.

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

Nightly Rate: $119 - $159

The English Suite

Beautiful Gold/Wine/Cream custom decor with antique bed, armoire separate sink-vanities, wet bar & microwave & refrigerator, DVD, CD, cable 32" flat screen TV, wireless internet. This suite has a separate double jacuzzi spa and a double walk-in shower w/two heads & seats. Spacious and gorgeous, one of our most requested suites! Seating area with comfy wingbacks, cotton sateen sheets, Egyptian cotton towels, robes, and lots more. Separate twin bed for an additional $40 charge.

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

Nightly Rate: $169 - $179

Maple Suite

Charming sunlit room done in cheery pale yellow and blue with lovely antique pieces, ulpostered settee, writing desk, double jacuzzi tub, and the same top grade linens and amenities as our more expensive suites. While smaller than some of our suites, it is still would be considered a spacious hotel room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $149 - $149

The Victorian Suite

Arguably the most beautiful suite in the Inn, this second floor 2 bedroom suite (2 queens)has sumptuous antique furnishings, luxurious cotton linens, double jacuzzi tub and wet bar, double vanities and fainting couch in a huge stepdown bathroom. Electric woodstoves, cable, cd, dvd, wireless internet, adjacent to guest kitchen for refridgerator/microwave access.

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

Nightly Rate: $175 - $175

The Oriental Suite

Opulent deep jade and gold with handpainted Asian antiques, this lavish King suite has refrigerator, microwave, fireplace, cd and dvd player, cable tv, private entrance and private veranda, separate double headed shower and double jacuzzi tub, pastoral views. Luxurious linens and robes, cozy seating area, spacious.

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

Nightly Rate: $179 - $179


Location Type

Keeneland Thoroughbred Racing, Bourbon Distilleries, Irish Acres Antiques, Shaker Village, Thoroughbred Horse Farms, KY Horse Park, Airport, Countryside, Small town, Village, Wine country


Lexington, KY (LEX-Blue Grass Field) 8 miles

Directions to property:

US 60 into downtown Versailles. Turn left at Court House onto Main Street. Left at 2nd traffic light onto Montgomery Avenue. Montgomery Inn is at 270 Montgomery Avenue top of the hill on the right, 3 story yellow Victorian.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Bourbon Distilleries, Horse Farm Tours, Keeneland Thoroughbred Horse Racing, Red Mile Harness Racing, Saddlebred Museum Kentucky Horse PArk, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Ceiling fans, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Telephone, VCR, Washer/dryer , Bathrobes, Gourmet Breakfasts, DVD & CD Library, Dinner Wed-Sat 5-9pm Ilumine Restaurant, Complimentary Snacks & Beverages, Luxury Linens

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Videos, Wet bar, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Antiquing, Distilleries, Wineries, Horse Farms, Racing, Events, Spelunking, Historical Tours, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Call Innkeeper to make arrangements.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Rolex 3 day Event, 3 days. Derby 2 day minimum. Special events.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Booking Reserved with a credit card.
  • Cancellations: 7 days in advance, 30 days in advance during Equestrian Events or a $75 cancelation fee per night applies. No call- No show will be billed the full amount.



Pam Matthews

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

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Full Gourmet Breakfast

  • Time Served: 8:30-9:30, earlier if needed
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

, advance requests

Signature Dish

Pamela's Homemade Granola
Wonderfully buttery and cinnamony crunch, we serve it atop our yogurt parfait, but it is equally good as a snack mix or cereal, easy cobbler topping or over icecream! Mix together old fashioned oats, cinnamon, brown sugar, pich of salt, and favorite broken nuts (we like pecans). Drizzle with melted butter, spread out thin on a jellyroll pan and toast & stir until gently browned. Will crisp as it cools. Yum! Try adding dried cranberries or raisins, too.