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Burlington's Willis Graves Bed & Breakfast Inn
5825 Jefferson Street
Burlington, KY 41005
Phone: +1--8596895096
Toll-free: +1--8882265096

Nancy and Bob Swartzel


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The Main House foyer welcomes guests to Willis Graves Bed and Breakfast Inn. Our comprehensive DVD collection is just around the corner and features hundreds of films to enjoy during your stay.Want to sample cabin life, but sleep like royalty? The sturdy logs of this authentic 1850s cabin lend a rare ambience to the William Rouse Suite. Find comfort in the extra long queen poster bed with canopy. It is dressed in freshly ironed fine linens, duvet, triple sheeting, and two types of pillows - down and permaloft. Homemade chocolate chip cookies are plated on your pillow.
The William Rouse Retreat includes a double air-jet whirlpool bath and steam shower with natural stone.The Mr. and Mrs. Graves' Suite includes a private living room complete with a gas fireplace, cable TV/DVD, mini refrigerator, microwave, table and chairs for private dining, comfortable sofa, wingback chair, and a desk. A private exterior entrance is also part of this two-room suite.
Like your very own 19th century apartment with a private entrance, the Graves' Suite tucks you away amid its soothing wall tints, queen-sized canopy bed, tasteful period furnishings, and spa-like bathroom.The Mr. and Mrs. Graves' Suite bathroom features a double air-jet whirlpool bath and steam shower. A marble vanity area and plush bath linens add to the relaxing atmosphere.
From 7-10am, we offer either a quick continental or a full gourmet breakfast served with fine china and white linen tablecloths. Guests dine at individual tables so they may enjoy privacy and relaxation.Nancy and the entire team work hard in the kitchen to ensure that guests experience delicious treats during their stay. Homemade cookies are waiting on your bed upon arrival. In addition, breakfast can be customized to meet each guest’s dietary needs and delivered to any of our suites by request.
During breakfast, we try to appeal to all the senses with the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and the sound of soft music playing in the background. Gingerbread pancakes are a guest favorite.The Main House at Willis Graves Bed and Breakfast Inn features a back porch for guests to use for rest and relaxation during their stay.
We make batches of homemade granola for our breakfast service. It is a the perfect topping for fresh berries and in season fruits. Several guests have asked us for a copy of the recipe, so we printed complimentary recipe cards that are available on-site or you can find the recipe on our blog.Nearby Eagle Bend Farm is our source for the farm fresh eggs used in our breakfast dishes. Besides their great flavor, you might also notice a slight change in the color of our dishes since these eggs have the bright yellow yolks that are characteristic of quality farm eggs. We think you will enjoy them as much as we do!
Our Three Cheese Tart is available some mornings as one of the menu selections during breakfast. It is featured in the Room at the Table cookbook and the recipe is on our blog for those wishing to recreate this savory quiche at home.Our Crème Brulee French Toast is a signature dish on most daily menus. We stuff French toast with homemade crème brulee and then turbinado sugar is caramelized on top with a kitchen torch to create a memorable and indulgent breakfast entree.
Pampering details such as chocolate-covered strawberries, fresh flowers, a seasonal fruit and cheese plate, and other add-on options are available to enhance your stay.Thomas' Room is located upstairs in the Main House. Luxurious touches in this room include a queen size bed with triple sheeting and a down comforter, oversized single whirlpool bath/shower, plush robes and towels, fresh baked cookies, and a flat-screen television.
The Thomas' Room bathroom features an oversized, single whirlpool bathtub/shower combination with a pedestal sink and plenty of natural sunlight through a built-in skylight.The William Rouse Log Cabin is steps from the Main House and features the William Rouse Suite and the William Rouse Retreat room upstairs. Both accommodations have separate and private entrances.
The William Rouse Retreat is a second floor accommodation that includes a queen size bed furnished with triple sheeting and down comforter, double whirlpool bath and steam shower. In-room amenities include cable TV/DVD player, access to a comprehensive movie collection, wireless Internet, refrigerator, microwave, fresh baked cookies, and complimentary beverages.Catharine's Room is our cozy upstairs room in the Main House. Luxurious touches in this room include a full size bed with triple sheeting and a down comforter, single whirlpool bath/shower, plush robes and towels, fresh baked cookies, and complimentary beverages. Guests may also enjoy wireless Internet and a flat-screen cable TV/DVD player. Please note: Due to the camera lens, this room may appear larger than its actual size.
Our property is located at the edge of a small town, but intriguing landmarks and the big city lights of Cincinnati, Ohio, await you just moments away. We are a quick nine miles from the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), and twenty-five minutes from the Perfect North Slopes ski resort for those seeking winter adventure.This photo is of the Main House at Willis Graves Bed and Breakfast Inn during a 2010 snowfall. This 1830s federal brick homestead includes Thomas' Room, Catharine's Room, and the Graves' Suite. Guests may also choose accommodations in the 1850s William Rouse log cabin.