Jailer'S Inn B&B

111 W Stephen Foster Ave , Bardstown, KY 40004 USA (Show map)


Jailer's Inn, circa 1819, has seven (7) completely remodeled bedrooms decorated attractively with antiques and heirlooms. Our rooms range from the 1819 Room with a queen size bed and a double jacuzzi to a Jail Cell, with a waterbed. We have beautiful rooms with King beds. All of our bedrooms have private baths. A Full breakfast is served in the flower-filled fortress courtyard during the summer and warmer months. A tour of the back jail that was used until 1987, is included with your stay.



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  • Guest room3.7
  • Service4.3
  • Value3.7
  • Cleanliness3.7
  • Onsite Dining4.3

It was interesting, worth a night's stay.

3.6 on September 27, 2010

The whole experience was pleasant. Dixie, our jailer, was grand, a very upbeat, friendly person. We were always given the choice of mingling or being left alone, which was nice both ways. We said in the 1819 Room, and if I were to ever visit again, I wouldn't. I would stay in another room maybe, but the Upper Dungeon as it is correctly named, does not allow for any air to stir, guess maybe that's why we didn't have any "visitors" there wasn't any air for them to move about. If you're looking for the "experience" of the Jailer's Inn, you should stay in this room and call them out. I must say I did "feel" a presence the entire time we (my husband and I) were there. We entered the room, which I booked, believe it or not, without knowing the back ground of the Inn and explained out loud to whatever might be lurking that we would give them their respect,if they gave us ours, which my husband says is why we only "felt" their presence and were never bothered. If you wanted to chat or visit with the souls remaining there, I think this room would be a great place to do that in. The breakfast was superior and though it was a bit cool, the courtyard was nice. The young man that checked us in Jason, was also very sweet. When we first arrived he was about to give a tour to some passers-by and we were invited to join, which we did. Jason was very knowledgeable and very personable, a delight. The only down side I would have to say is the curtains, bedspread, chairs, could all use a Spring Cleaning. I know it's supposed to be antique and old, but my grandmother's house was old and full of antiques, but cleaner.

Wonderful option to traditional b&b

4.2 on May 12, 2010

The rooms were a pleasant surprise - despite being located on the main road, the rooms were extremely quiet due to the thick stone walls. Paul, the innkeeper, was extremely pleasant and helpful!

nice time

4.0 on June 05, 2009

nice stay a little spookey but paul and lisa were awesome made us feel right a home good food clean any thing we asked for they were right on it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Rooms & Rates

Victorian Room

The Victorian Room is filled with antiques and special touches such as an old wardrobe and dresser that belonged to my great-grandparents, the room has pink, floral wall coverings with an array of lace surrounding the chamber.

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $135

Colonial Room

The Colonial Room has a rustic feeling throughout it, from the natural limestone wall to its massive, hand-hewn timbers that run across the ceiling.

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

Nightly Rate: $155 - $145

Garden Room

The Garden Room is many peoples favorite room due to its light and airy feeling when you first see it. With its floral prints, white wicker furniture, and two beautifully hand-stitched bedspreads, it is no wonder that people are drawn to it.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Double

Nightly Rate: $125 - $135

1819 Room

The 1819 Room is the room with the most contrast, from the hand hewn timbers along the walls and the ceiling, to the shear fabric draperies over the queen size bed.

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

Nightly Rate: $155 - $145

Library Room

The Library Room is done in an Art-deco style and has many older books (hence the name), and it includes a king size bed and sofa, perfect for reading some of those antique books. Private bath.

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

Nightly Rate: $135 - $125

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Location Type

Bourbon Country, Downtown, Small town


Louisville, KY (SDF-Standiford Field) 35 miles

Directions to property:

Heart of Historic Downtown Bardstown. Just a few feet off the Court Square.

Area Attractions

Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Piano, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Library, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wet bar, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseshoes, Hunting, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 2pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Designated areas
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Encouraged
  • Childcare Provided: No Have cribs
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: Room held with credit card
  • Cancellations: Cancellation Policy: 7 days before arrival date



Paul McCoy

Languages spoken


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  • Serving Location: flower-filled courtyard, Summertime- out in our, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options


Signature Dish

Cheese Stuffed French Toast
Cream cheese and strawberry preserves stuffed inside french bread slices thats baked. Peach French Toast is another dish.