1823 Historic Rose Hill Inn $890,000

The 1823 Historic Rose Hill Inn, one of Kentucky's finest bed and breakfasts, is available as a turn-key opportunity for the prospective innkeeper.

Built in 1823, the 7,000-square-foot historic home has been wonderfully renovated, with features of the original mansion preserved and enhanced. The new innkeeper(s) would need only to move into the cheerful, spacious owners’ quarters on the first floor then settle into life as host to visitors happy to be at Rose Hill Inn!

Tourism is important to the local and regional economy, which, of course, benefits the Rose Hill Inn. The inn is in the heart of America’s Bluegrass Horse Country, with its annual thousands of tourists to sites throughout the area, including the Kentucky Horse Park, the renowned Keeneland Race Course, storied horse farms, historic sites, wineries and distilleries. Rose Hill Inn is 15 minutes from Blue Grass Field, Lexington’s airport, and 60-90 minutes from Louisville and Cincinnati and their airports and metropolitan attractions. The inn has a bevy of repeat customers for race meets, business, events such as the Rolex Three-Day Event, family gatherings and other draws to the area. Versailles is a historic small town with its downtown within walking distance and recreational facilities close by.

Guests may choose from among seven rooms, including The Cottage on the grounds. Each beautiful room has amenities desired by today’s travelers: private bath, comfortable bed, telephone, television with VCR or DVD player and more. Guests may relax in the parlor, library, on the front porch and beautiful patio and 3 acres of manicured grounds.

Accolades for Rose Hill Inn include being voted Kentucky’s Best Bed and Breakfast by readers of Kentucky Monthly magazine for the second year in a row; voted No. 2 Best Breakfast in the Southeast and in the top 3 percent of all B&Bs in North America by readers of Inn Traveler magazine. Rose Hill Inn also has been featured in such magazines as Southern Living.

For more information, please see the inn’s Web site, www.rosehillinn.com, or call Alder or Gill Blackburn at (859) 873-5957 or toll-free at (800) 307-0460.


  • Built in 1823
  • 20 years as B&B
  • Last renovation in 1990
  • For Sale By Owner
  • 7 Guest Rooms
  • 7 Guest Bathrooms
  • Lot size: 3 acres
  • 10 Parking Spots
  • Has owner's quarters
  • $890,000
  • For Sale By Owner
  • $162.92 avg daily rate

Listing Agent

Alder and Gill Blackburn
233 Rose Hill
Versailles, 40383-1223

Phone: +1-800-307-0460
email: innkeepers@rosehillinn.com


233 Rose Hill Versailles, KY 40383-1223

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1823 Historic Rose Hill Inn is in Versailles, Ky., along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail and near popular tourist destinations.

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