Red Rose Inn Reviews


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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Onsite Dining4.8

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Fourth visit

5 on November 01, 2017

I love bardstown and this bnb is the highlight of the trip. I love Audrey's cooking. The location is convenient.


5 on October 25, 2017

It was very comfortable and there were many places to walk to for dinner and entertainment. Audrey was a phenomenal host and her homemade breakfasts were exceptional.

Violet room

3.2 on October 12, 2017

Breakfast was wonderful. The bathroom in the violet room was very small. I didn't have the best experience when I called as I didn't feel they were very polite. The owner is very nice and accomodating.

Perfect B&B in Bardstown!

4.6 on October 12, 2017

We had a wonderful stay at the Red Rose Inn in Bardstown. It's perfectly located for a visiting the many distilleries throughout central Kentucky. Audrey makes the best eggs benedict and fruit tarts east of the Mississippi. You will enjoy your stay.

Charming B & B

4.6 on October 02, 2017

Wonderful in town location. Audrey is wonderful and a great cook. She made us breakfast both mornings that was enjoyed by all.

Enjoyable Stay

4.6 on July 28, 2017

Audrey went out of her way to make us feel welcome...There were cookies and beverages upon our arrival. Her breakfast was delicious, especially the breakfast lasagna made with sausage gravy and spinach. She was always willing to answer any questions about local activities.


5 on July 14, 2017

Room and bed were very comfortable. The owner was extremely pleasant and very accommodating. We enjoyed our stay very much!

Great Experience

4.8 on July 11, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Red Rose Inn! Audrey is a gracious hostess and a wonderful cook! We will make this our "home" away from home anytime we are in the Bardstown area.

Second time around was again perfect!

5 on June 15, 2017

Returning for another Vietnam Infantry reunion, Audrey keeps exceeding expectations. I was delighted to return and experience another wonderful 4 days. The room was perfect, the other guest delightful, and, of course, the breakfast was incredible. The first morning I spent 3 hours at breakfast! Perfectly charming host and venue. bill scott

We'd stay again!

4.6 on April 25, 2017

We really enjoyed our stay! Our only complaint is that the room we chose (The Magnolia Room) was on the front side of the house and the road is pretty busy and noisy...we aren't used to traffic noise so we did not sleep well. BUT that being said, we would stay again and just choose one of the rooms on the backside of the house. Audrey was a perfect host and the breakfast was delicious! We also enjoyed the company of the other guests at breakfast. Bardstown was one of the friendliest towns we've ever visited. While there we enjoyed visiting Hadron's Bakery (you need to go there and get there early!), Primitive Crow Antiques and The Rusty Rooster.

Great place to stay and dine.

5 on April 18, 2017

Audrey and Rosie are great hosts. Take some time to let Audrey tell you about her life experiences. That is time well spent. The bed is super comfortable and the breakfast is worth the stay all by itself.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the kind words. It is so interesting to learn how all our life paths have some similar patterns.

- Audrey Simek (innkeeper)

Home away from home

4.6 on April 07, 2017

I traveled to Bardstown for both business and pleasure on this trip. I have several additional visits to make to Bardstown and I will only stay at the Red Rose Inn. The service and friendly care of the innkeeper made me feel like I had a home away from home. I stayed in the Garden Room, but all the rooms were charming, comfortable, and private. The Inn couldn't be any more convenient to downtown--we walked to restaurants and shops. The food was healthy, homemade and delicious--we were loaded up with cookies for our day trip to Mammoth Cave. If I was closer to retirement, I would buy the place myself (it's for sale at a bargain).

Excellent B&B to stay in Bardstown, KY

5 on April 05, 2017

Audrey is a fantastic Innkeeper and I really enjoyed staying at her B&B. The room was very comfortable and clean. The breakfasts were wonderful as well. In addition, the location was excellent and very easy access to restaurants and many other interesting sites around Bardstown.

Best B&B in Bardstown, KY

5 on March 22, 2017

Audrey was amazing, she made us feel right at home and the breakfast was phenomenal. Also in a very good location it is about one block walk from shops and restaurants. This is a must stay if you are looking for a B&B in Bardstown.

Autumn adventure

4.8 on October 18, 2016

Delicious breakfast, great location, comfy and cozy bed!

Great value and lovely B and B

5 on October 13, 2016

We have stayed here numerous times and the hostess is the most wonderful cook and sweetest hostess ever. We love it here!!!

Great find

5 on September 11, 2016

Found this excellent B&B on-line, booked and stayed for 4 nights. This is a beautiful Inn spacious rooms and well furnished decor. Right in the heart of Bardstown with easy access to all areas of this stunning little town. Audrey, the owner, is a treasure and a fabulous cook to boot. She made us very welcome and our whole stay was something we will cherish forever. Rosie, her wee King Charles spaniel, was cute and much fun. Overall, our stay in Bardstown was made complete by the Red Rose Inn experience. Many thanks Audrey. Alex and Roseanna Hood Bill and Brenda Hilson Scotland UK

Weekend away

4.0 on September 10, 2016

Our host was very friendly and informative. The breakfast was excellent and definitely worth talking about. She even accommodated me being gluten free.

Second stay just as good as the first

5 on September 07, 2016

We were so impressed with our first stay six months ago that we came back for another two nights recently. We enjoy the hosts company, and there is nothing like the breakfasts that she prepares. She is an artist in the kitchen and it is delicious. The Inn is located just two blocks east of the center of town in a historic neighborhood. Her home is a delightful trip into history with various knick knacks and period furniture. If we get a chance we will stay there a third time.

Great get away weekend

5 on September 07, 2016

This was our first trip to Bardstown and staying at the Red Rose made it perfect. Audrey was the perfect hostess. The room was beautiful. The food was exceptional. Most everything we wanted to do was within walking distance from the house. Would definitely stay here again the next time we visit.

Great B&B

5 on August 31, 2016

Great Bed and Breakfast - very friendly owner, gourmet breakfast, fresh baked cookies and snacks. The perfect place to stay in Bardstown

Lovely B&B

4.2 on August 24, 2016

I had a great time at Red Rose Inn. The Hostess was kind and her dog was cute! I was in the Magnolia Room and it was nice and clean. In the backyard there is a hot tub and a couple of koi ponds. It's a short walk to Talbott Tavern and Harrison Smith House from the Inn. (I had dinner at Harrison Smith House and it was a great meal!) And you can easily walk around the Historic Bardstown District with all of the shops. Breakfast in the morning was big and delicious! I had a great time overall at Red Rose Inn!

Bardstown B&B Charm

4.8 on August 07, 2016

We had a marvelous stay in the Red Rose Inn. We were able to walk to great restaurants, pubs, shops. Also walked to the Civil War Museum, thanks to our host's suggestion. Audrey is a lovely host and served a delightful breakfast that got us through to dinner! She also offers snacks, drinks, and cookies. Really enjoyed talking with her. The Inn is being sold but I hope new owners continue the tradition of great hospitality. Thanks Audrey and best wishes!

Wonderful Stay

5 on July 21, 2016

I had the best nights sleep in a long time. Breakfast was served at 9 am and was absolutely wonderful! Everything in Bardstown is within walking distance.

Warm and cozy! Felt like visiting family!

4.0 on July 19, 2016

My husband and I enjoyed two nights in the Hunter Room. It is on the ground floor near the entrance. The room was comfortable and met our needs. When we returned to our room later in the day, there were clean towels and the bed was made. We were not disturbed by visitors coming and going. The location of the B&B makes it easy to get to local attractions and restaurants. However, the traffic on Stephen Foster was constantly busy and loud. (My only complaint) Audrey is a gem! She was attentive to our needs and is a fabulous cook! She suggested and then arranged for us to use the shuttle to the Stephen Foster amphitheater. We were so glad we didn't have to navigate the traffic! We enjoyed two fabulous meals, one inside and one outside on the deck. The tables were set beautifully. Attention to small details, such as edible flowers and mint topping our fruit cups, was an added bonus! The grounds and koi ponds were relaxing. We enjoyed our stay!

Simply wonderful!

5 on July 04, 2016

Truly enjoyed our stay. Everything was clean,the bed was comfortable and the breakfast was outstanding! Made from scratch breakfasts were different both mornings we were there!

Bardstown vacation

5 on June 25, 2016

Great place, breakfast was fresh right from the kitchen and the best of any place we have stayed before.

Home away from home

5 on June 12, 2016

In a word our stay was wonderful! Audrey was a true artist with the amazing breakfasts she made. You never left hungry or disappointed. As soon as you walked in the door you felt the warmth and peacefulness of the place as if it was saying welcome home. Audrey added to it by her warm and caring personality. The room we stayed in was perfect for our belated honeymoon. It was beautiful! Audrey even had a rose waiting for us to celebrate the occasion. I could not say enough about how much we enjoyed staying at the Red Rose Inn in the beautiful town of Bardstown KY, and I would definitely recommend this place to all who read this.

A B&B with an animated Hummel figurine...

4.8 on June 05, 2016

This is an excellent B&B only a block from the center of town and several places to eat or shop. Beautiful grounds, two koi ponds, an expansive patio and a covered front porch, and of course rose bushes. We had a wonderful and huge breakfast of apple fritter in the skillet, fresh fruit cup, sausage, OJ and coffee, and banana bread. Check-in included chocolate chip cookies. The California King poster bed in the Hunt room was very comfortable. The house is about 180 years old, but in great shape, modern fixtures and power, air, wi-fi, cable, etc. We would stay there again. And of course, Rosie the tiny, big-eyed spaniel was a most endearing critter. Well behaved and quiet, loves to have her chin scratched any time.

Great experience

5 on May 20, 2016

The bed was comfortable, the food was incredible, the location was convenient so overall just a wonderful experience.

Highly Recommended!

4.6 on May 03, 2016

This was our first time staying at a Bed and Breakfast, and it was a wonderful experience. The house, grounds, and rooms were adorable. Audrey was very welcoming, and her breakfasts were delightful. Rosie the Dog was great company and an added bonus to our stay!

Bread Pudding

4.4 on April 20, 2016

This is a nice B&B, with a beautiful old home. Entering it, my wife and I felt cozy. We were welcomed, given a brief tour and overview and left to our own devices. The food was outstanding, the bread pudding with bourbon sauce was, easily, the best food we had. Considering, we had dinner on the Dinner Train, that's impressive. The price was right, the food was good, the room comfortable and the company friendly.

One of the best ever

5 on March 29, 2016

We really enjoyed our stay. First things first: the breakfasts are out of this world. She served fruit cups, hot pastries, and creative meat and egg recipes on each of our three mornings. She really puts a lot of effort in and the result is delicious. We stayed in the yellow room. It is spacious and the mattress is comfortable. The antique décor throughout the house is attractive. The house is two blocks off the center of town so we left our car parked much of the time and walked. I wish we could have stayed longer.

Excellent value in downtown Bardstown

4.4 on December 06, 2015

We stayed one night at the Red Rose Inn. Breakfast was fantastic and Audrey was lovely and very accommodating. The rooms were solid -- especially for the price and location. Highly recommended.

Wonderful Visit

5 on November 09, 2015

We stayed here for a long weekend, to visit the Bourbon Trail. Audrey was a wonderful host, and her breakfast was amazing! If you want a great place to stay, that is also convenient to downtown Bardstown, this is it!

Everything you could want for a lovely stay.

5 on November 03, 2015

We enjoyed our stay at the Red Rose Inn. The hostess is a kind person who truly cares about your visit; it is fascinating to have a conversation with her. The home made breakfasts were a treat, the baked good are unique and fun to try. We had a candlelight breakfast with great food. Our room, though a bit chilly at times, was charming and had everything we needed. I would not hesitate to stay here again.

Nice October stay

3.6 on October 29, 2015

Spent one night recently at the Red Rose Inn. Parking out front is on a Main Street. It is a busy road but was not too loud (on a Tuesday night). Great location within walking distance of restaurants (Harrison-Smith House, Mammy's Kitchen & Old Talbott Tavern) and attractions. Also, if you are a bourbon buyer be sure to stop in Toddy's Liquors (also within walking distance) to find some gems. A bit limited with room outlets if you have lots of electronic gadgets, but it is a house from the 1820's. Our host, Audrey brought out a multi-course homemade breakfast that put our previous B&B with a full restaurant kitchen to shame. No lunch needed! This place is for sale and awaiting some fresh energy. Stop in before you miss Audrey's baking.

Absolutely outstanding!!!

5 on September 27, 2015

Audrey is the consumate host and innkeeper! The room was perfect, the breakfast was to die for, and the location was excellent. Went to Bardstown for a reunion of my platoon from Vietnam...we all want to stay there during the next reunion. I highly recommend....

Wonderfully Located Getaway

5 on September 27, 2015

The spacious room with authentic furniture and interesting art pieces made us relax. The fantastic breakfast's and warm care our hostess provided rounded out a perfect vacation. On top of all that, the grounds were beautiful, but what really topped off the Inn was the location. All of Bardstown was in easy walking distance and the in is a perfect central location to explore the surrounding distilleries. We plan to return.

Most Relaxing Stay Ever

5 on September 16, 2015

Everything was always there when you needed it. Our hostess proved to provide both a fantastic stay and lively conversation when ever you showed an interest. Did I mention the food? Each meal was a devine twist on familiar flavors. The breakfasts Alone would put the Red Rose Inn at the top of my list.

Red Rose Inn Getaway

4.8 on July 09, 2015

Everything was so very wonderful. Outstanding B&B. we loved it so very much.

First Timers in a B&B

4.6 on June 07, 2015

This was our first time at a B&B. We were kind of nervous, not knowing what to expect. Audrey was a wonderful host. She put us at ease the moment we stepped through the door. The house was full. But we didn't know anyone else was there until breakfast. The location was perfect. We had easy drives to the distilleries and walking distance to dinner and shopping downtown. The breakfast was terrific. The sausage and bacon cups for the eggs were delicious. Plenty of food to hold you over as we spent the days following the bourbon trail. I have to mention the Rick House restaurant. It was probably one of our top 5 dining experiences ever. It was hard to find due to its location, but so worth the journey.

Charming place! Excellant breakfast

4.2 on June 02, 2015

Very charming place. Beautiful grounds and close to downtown shops. My only complaint (and not really a complaint but suggestion) is the inn keeper did not really explain details but I am not shy about asking!

Red Rose Inn

4.0 on May 28, 2015

The staff was very knowledgable about local eateries and breakfast was delicious and plentiful.

Good B&B

4.2 on May 23, 2015

The Red Rose Inn is of decent quality and size. It could use a bit of updating though. Audrey is very accommodating and breakfast was good. Parking is on the main street only and the main street is very busy and noisy. We stayed in the yellow room and even the front windows were closed and the back windows opened, traffic could still be heard. Stewart assists with the property and is very friendly. I would recommend this B&B.

Great stay!

5 on May 03, 2015

We loved our stay at the Red Rose Inn and we loved Bardstown. Red Rose was the perfect spot for being within walking distance of everything in town & very convenient for driving to the nearby distilleries for bourbon tasting. Our room was immaculate and very well decorated. It was also super-quiet which made for a good night's sleep! Breakfast was wonderful & you could tell it wasn't just 'prepared,' there was a lot of thoughtfulness put into preparing a wonderful meal. We'll definitely stay here again!


4.4 on April 21, 2015

Our first stay at a bed & breakfast - this was a wonderful experience. Lovely hostess, and the breakfasts were amazing!

Quaint, quiet hideaway

5 on April 15, 2015

The REd Rose Inn was a delightful find right in Bardstown, KY. The Inn is located just a couple blocks off the main square and easy walking distance to downtown, visitor center, and several museums. The Inn is in great condition and the room was very nice with comfortable furnishings. There are snacks available all night, but this is truly a bed and breakfast. Make sure you are there for Audrey's homecooked is wonderful! She is a great host.

Amazing Breakfast and Host!

4.2 on April 15, 2015

We really enjoyed our stay with Audrey at Red Rose Inn. Her cooking was out of this world along with her hospitality! Our only con was the bathroom was a bit small in our room (the Violet Room). Other than that we have zero complaints and would return again!

Room was freezing!

2.6 on February 16, 2015

My husband and I booked a 2 night stay for a weekend getaway. The location was great, within walking distance to downtown Bardstown. The breakfast was very good as well. The inn and room were decent, very quaint and much homier than a hotel, which was nice. However, our room felt like an ice box! When we booked our room, the website mentioned an individual thermostat in the room, but we were unable to locate it. We brought the problem with the temperature to Audrey's attention, and she did try to rectify it with a small space heater and an extra down comforter, but the room still was not a comfortable temperature for sleeping. I woke in the middle of the night and needed to use the restroom but didn't want to get out from under the covers because it was so cold! Audrey told us that we would be the only guests the second night (the inn was full the first night), so we could try switching to another room or sleep with our door open. However, in talking to the other guests during breakfast, we discovered that everyone was just as cold as we were. Audrey said this has never happened before, so I'm not sure if it was an isolated problem with the heating, but based on our experience, I would recommend not staying here during the coldest months of the year. It probably would have been a fantastic experience had it not been for the uncomfortable temperature in the room.

Weekend Trip

5 on October 15, 2014

Great breakfast!!!! Wonderful room. Walking distance to everywhere we wanted to go. Will stay there again.

Bardstown getaway

3.6 on October 07, 2014

The Red Rose is a charming old home that has been updated for today's guests. It had a charming homey feel. Breakfast was delicious. We were advised about local attractions and dining.

Nice Inn

3.0 on October 03, 2014

This was a nice B&B. Bed was very comfortable and breakfast was very good.

Nice getaway

4.0 on September 28, 2014

Great breakfast. Convenient location.

Great stay!

4.0 on September 20, 2014

My husband and I had a great stay at the Red Rose Inn! The innkeeper was very friendly and made an incredible breakfast for us jn the morning! The property was nice with a great patio out back where we enjoyed drinks with our friends before our dinner reservations. Our room felt very clean and was free from the clutter that you can sometimes find in B&B rooms. We would definitely stay here again and would recommend others to do the same!

Cute and Comfy with fantastic breakfast

4.6 on September 05, 2014

The B&B itself was comfy and adorable, and the food was amazing. I wish I could eat a breakfast that delicious every morning. Our only complaints were that the jacuzzi was unavailable (not that big of a deal to us -- we didn't come for the hot tub) and the noise from traffic on the street negated the convenience of being so close to downtown Bardstown. But both negatives were outweighed by the rest of a great experience. I would definitely recommend this B&B to friends and family.

Nice weekend getaway

3.6 on August 25, 2014

Outstanding gourmet breakfast each morning- best ever in a B&B. We enjoyed meeting other guests over the delicious and relaxing breakfast. Warm welcome on arrival, good advice about seeing the local area. Location was a short walk to dinner and the historic town. Would stay here again.

Red Rose Inn

5 on August 17, 2014

This was our third stay with Audrey at the Red Rose Inn. We recommend it without hesitation. On two visits we have taken friends with us, and they all have enjoyed it as much as we do.

great place...hughky recommend

5 on August 13, 2014

The Red Rose is a great place to stay. The room was very comfortable and it is within walking distance to most downtown Bardstown sites. Audrey sees to your every need and is the best cook. The breakfasts are gourmet and absolutely delicious. You get so much food you don't need to eat again until the evening.

Great place to stay!

4.4 on August 06, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for a weekend getaway. Loved the location since it was within walking distance of everything we wanted to see. Great rooms! The breakfast was exceptional every morning! Very charming!

Great location

5 on July 31, 2014

Just a few minutes walk from downtown Bardstown and with easy access by car to several distilleries, the location of this B&B could not be beat. Breakfast is at one time, but very delicious and more than enough to keep you going through lunchtime.

Love this place !!

5 on July 30, 2014

My husband and I love this place . It feels like you're going to your grandmother's house . This is the third time we have stayed here and will return . The food is tremendous. Audrey is a wonderful cook and host !!

Outstanding stay!!!

5 on July 10, 2014

Large room and an amazing gourmet breakfast! Enjoyed sitting out on the beautiful porch and seeing the wonderful sites of Bardstown. Audrey is an amazing cook and a wonderful hostess!

Mahogany Room

3.8 on July 08, 2014

Due to 4th of July traffic the street noise was so bad we left one day early forfeiting $150 plus tax. I think the other rooms would have been all right but were not available due to holiday. Request the other two rooms if street noise bothers you. There are three large windows in the mahogany room and two face the street.

B and B Red Rose Inn

3.4 on June 28, 2014

audrey is a delight and great chef!

Great stay in Bardstown

4.4 on June 18, 2014

We stayed at the Re Rose Inn for my son's wedding in June. Audrey was a wonderful hostess and gave us lots of helpful information about Bardstown. Our rooms were large and very comfortable.

Very warm and friendly

4.4 on June 11, 2014

The Red Rose Inn is very close (2 blocks) to historic Bardstown. We had a very nice get away and Audrey is a fantastic chef. Our breakfast was in her beautiful courtyard and was delicious!

Bourbon Trail

3.8 on June 09, 2014

Great time. Wonderful breakfast. Host was a very interesting person. Brother-in-law was in heaven dipping his bottles at makers mark.

Great location and breakfast!

3.8 on June 01, 2014

We enjoyed our girls' weekend getaway tremendously.

This Rose has No Thorns

3.6 on May 13, 2014

Perfect location, wonderful breakfast, cute pups, clean room, very nice hospitality.

Great B&B

3.8 on May 04, 2014

We had a nice restful time at this B&B.

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4.4 on May 01, 2014

We enjoyed are stay. The home was clean, quiet and restful. Located in close proximity to main attractions.

Red Rose Inn

4.2 on April 07, 2014

Excellent weekend get away. The Red Rose is very nice and excellent breakfast.

Our Stay at Red Rose Inn

5 on December 26, 2013

Very personable and customer-friendly proprieter, lovely location and excellent food all a plus. Bed was very (very) comfortable

Red Rose Inn

5 on November 23, 2013

Absolutey wonderful!!! The food was amazing and the room was very clean!

Great choice

4.4 on November 13, 2013

Very convenient location. Great breakfast. Would highly recommend for a getaway in Bardstown.

Loved the Red Rose Inn

4.0 on November 06, 2013

We enjoyed our stay so much that we booked another night on our way back home! Great room, read books on the front porch and enjoyed a lovely evening on the deck enjoying the great yard. So much to see within walking distance.

A wonderful night

5 on November 06, 2013

I absolutely loved this B&B. Some reviews mentioned needing an update; however, I really loved the old charm. For me the old charm of the house fits right in with the town. The breakfast was amazing. Audrey (the owner) is very sweet and I could have talked with her for hours. We enjoyed our stay and look forward to staying there again next year.

Great B & B

4.4 on November 04, 2013

Great location, very outstanding breakfast, friendly and helpful owner. Only down was not a good area to sit and visit other than the bedroom. We would go back and do recommend the Red Rose Inn.

Nice Place!

3.8 on October 30, 2013

The room was nice, the food was amazing, and Laudrey is great. We had a nice stay. The only thing I would say is that the room was a little dusty.

A Perfect Little Gem in Bardstown, KY

4.8 on October 25, 2013

I organized a road trip from NY to KY for my boyfriend's birthday. I wanted a more "authentic" experience while in Kentucky, so I started looking in to B&Bs. I had never personally stayed in one, so I admit I was a little hesitant; not knowing if I was going to be comfortable. I booked the Red Rose Inn mostly because of its availability and proximity to the restaurants/bars. Upon arrival I was impressed. The Red Rose was clean and inviting. Audrey was welcoming and offered fresh baked cookies. She gave us a set of keys that allowed us the freedom to come and go as we please. This was excellent, as I was worried about there being a "curfew" of sorts, as to not disturb people if arriving back late. The room was large, inviting and clean; as was the bathroom. Audrey also has two Prince Charles Cavalier Spaniels, which were quite the welcoming hosts. I love dogs, so this was a bonus for me. We slept well and comfortably. However, the highlight was most definitely breakfast! Audrey offered a considerable homemade spread. All of which was absolutely delicious. She was an absolute pleasure and such the gracious hostess. If we were to return to Bardstown, I would definitely book the Red Rose Inn again. I would also recommend it to anyone looking for a B&B in Bardstown or in the area of the Bourbon Trail. I am now sold on the B&B experience as well. I thought it was absolutely delightful and an excellent memory to have made with my boyfriend.

Peaceful and accommendating

4.2 on October 16, 2013

We had a great time. Audrey was very friendly and accommodating. We hope to return some time in the future


5 on October 16, 2013

The room was beautiful-purple is my color. Hospitality was awesome. The food was outstanding. We are dog people so it was so great to be greeted by two cute friendly dogs.

Red Rose

4.2 on October 09, 2013

Great location, very clean. You can hear the traffic but there is less traffic when you are trying to sleep so it works out fine. Beautiful room and grounds.

Location, Location

4.6 on October 09, 2013

Perfect way to visit historic Bardstown, KY! Red Rose Inn B&B property located within walking distance of downtown shopping, restaurants and events.. Cozy front porch and huge back yard Inkeeper Audrey Simek is perfect as hostess and chef!. MG, USA (Ret)


4.6 on October 08, 2013

We had a very nice stay at the Red Rose Inn. Audrey and her cute canines were very gracious hosts and her breakfasts are fantastic. The Red Rose Inn is really close to the middle of Bardstown so it was really easy to walk the downtown area. If you stay here, Circa is very close by and is the best meal we had in Bardstown.

Great location and fabulous breakfasts!

3.8 on October 08, 2013

The Red Rose Inn is located within walking distance of fine restaurants and the historic section of Bardstown. Audrey's breakfasts were outstanding, and we skipped lunch both days!

A Quaint Bed and Breakfast

5 on October 08, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Red Rose Inn...our room was beautiful and comfortable. Audrey pampered us with her lovely hospitality and fabulous breakfasts!! The Inn is walking distance to the downtown area of Bardstown where there are delicious restaurants and stores.

A Lovely Bardstown Inn

5 on September 30, 2013

We recently loved our stay at the beautiful Red Rose Inn in Bardstown, Kentucky! Our violet room was cozy and elegant. Our service was excellent, and the other guests were delightful to converse with at breakfast. The scrumptious breakfast was outstanding! We will certainly return there one day. Mary and Dave Lebanon, OH

This B&B will inspire you to stay longer in Bardstown.

4.6 on September 28, 2013

My Husband and I celebrated our 25th wedding Anniversary at the Red Rose Inn. Audrey is a wonderful host and a great cook! The breakfasts are out of this world. Her two dogs, Rosie and Wrigley, are very well trained and made our visit so delightful. We stayed in the Hunt Room and it is exactly as it is pictured on the website, no surprises. Would have loved to have stayed longer but we only had a few days to visit. Thank you Audrey for the wonderful celebration of our Anniversary!

Red rosé sept vusit

4.6 on September 16, 2013

Wonderfully comfortable B&B. excellent hostess ex Excellent breakfasts. Great location.

Beautiful stay

5 on September 06, 2013

Room was clean and comfortable. Audrey was very nice and the food was great!

Very nice

4.2 on August 27, 2013

Food was wonderful. Room clean and pretty.

Feels like home!

4.0 on August 20, 2013

The Owner gives you a warm welcome and makes you feel comfortable in her charming historical B&B. The breakfasts were superb!

Great Southern Charm

4.6 on August 20, 2013

The Innkeeper, Audrey, went out of her way for us. From flowers in the room to coffee to go on Derby Day we felt pampered and cared for. Her breakfast table was to die for. Can't rave enough.

Found by Luck... Wonderful Place

4.6 on August 18, 2013

I found this B&B online, having never been to Bardstown. It's perfect... only a block or two from downtown, all within walking distance. Lovely old house with lovely deck & garden... and Audrey is a delightful person. I can't forget to mention Rosie & Wrigley, her two CKC Spaniels -- they all made me feel very much at home. I would love to know how Audrey made her eggs -- I should have asked her but we got busy talking over coffee. She has menus from local restaurants and made a wonderful recommendation for dinner -- I would definitely stay here again. The stairs are old-house steep but there are downstairs rooms available. I stayed upstairs in the yellow Garden Room which was very large & cheerful.


4.4 on August 16, 2013

Lovely stay at a wonderful B&B.

Felt like home

4.4 on August 16, 2013

Very welcoming, my young daughter and I truly felt as if we were guests staying with family. The breakfasts were incredible and more than enough. I would highly recommend staying here. Hoping to plan another trip soon.


4.6 on August 15, 2013

Awesome home and breakfast. Owner was very gracious!

Enjoyed very much our stay

5 on August 12, 2013

Enjoyed very much our stay. Owner was delightful. Food was outstanding. Would like to return

A Gem in Bardstown

5 on August 08, 2013

My husband and I spent our 20th Anniversary in this lovely and charming Bed & Breakfast. Audrey was so kind, she really did make us feel right at home. The room was perfect and the breakfasts were out of this world. I wish we could have stayed for a week. Thank you Audrey for playing hostess to our own Anniversary party. I can't wait to try some of your recipes!

if you are in town, stay here

4.6 on August 07, 2013

Audrey is wonderful, her dogs are cute; breakfast is amazing!

Anniversary Trip

4.4 on July 31, 2013

We stayed one night at the Rose Hill Inn. It was very enjoyable. Audrey was a delightful hostess, and our breakfast was one of the best we have ever had!


5 on July 17, 2013

Best stay and breakfast ever

Wonderful B&B

4.6 on July 15, 2013

I would highly recommend this B&B to anyone staying in Bardstown. The rooms are wonderful, exceptional gourmet breakfast, warm and friendly owner, lovely grounds. Location is great...just one block from the town center.

July 1

4.6 on July 04, 2013

Outstanding breakfast and very helpful with local information.

Wonderful B&B

5 on July 01, 2013

My wife and I just spent our wedding anniversary at the Red Rose Inn and it was fantastic. The room was clean, the location is right off the square and the breakfast was just as good as the reviews I had read said it would be. I would stay there again.

The best breakfast in Bardstown, and the most comfy beds too.

4.4 on June 30, 2013

We decided to stay here after reading other reviews and were not disappointed. Audrey is a delightful hostess. Our room was spacious, clean, comfortable -- and the bed fabulous. The house has lovely gardens and we spent an evening on the back deck enjoying the fireflies. As one night here was not enough, we changed our plans and stayed for an additional night. And the breakfasts! ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS - by far some of the best food we had in Bardstown.

Friendly visit at Bardstown

4.0 on June 24, 2013

Room was comfortable and the breakfast was delicious - fresh fruit, pecan muffins, fried egg with havarti cheese (spectacular) and rosemary potatoes with bacon. Audrey was friendly and made the perfect restaurant suggestion for dinner.

The Red Rose Inn

4.8 on June 23, 2013

We enjoyed staying at the Red Rose Inn. The owner was a wonderful hostess and made us feel right at home. The breakfast was out of this world served hot, very generous portions and a wide variety of delicious food. We also enjoyed meeting her two Cavalier Spaniels they were well behaved and friendly. The location was perfect, we walked around town window shopping etc.

Overnight at the Red Rose Inn

4.0 on June 22, 2013

Audrey has a lovely place. The rooms are quaint without feeling like you are staying in a museum. Her breakfast is over the top with EVERY thing made from scratch. She is interesting and fun. We would definitely consider staying with her again.


3.2 on June 19, 2013

Pleasant staff and very unique and good breakfasts. Property is dated and needs sprucing up. Noisy at night when floors seem to be bouncing as guests walk on 2nd floor. Rooms were too hot in the eve. Bardstown could use more options for overnight stays...


4.4 on June 14, 2013

Lovely stay at a wonderful B&B.

Great getaway in Bardstown

4.4 on June 12, 2013

My husband & I did a weekend getaway touring some distilleries and dining out. The Red Rose Inn was the perfect place to stay! Our room was extremely comfortable and had all the amenities you could think of including comfy soft robes, flat screen TV, plus books and a magnifying mirror. But the best thing about the Red Rose Inn are the breakfasts. They were the best ever!


4.8 on June 12, 2013

Breakfast superb! :)

A Quick Getaway

3.4 on June 09, 2013

We visited several Bourbon Distilleries on a Saturday and wanted a quiet, but close to downtown Bardstown stay. The Red Rose Inn fit the bill nicely. The owner gave a dinner recommendation to The Rickhouse and it was great! The breakfast was over the top, with numerous courses and dishes.

Perfect location

4.8 on May 30, 2013

Located in downtown Bardstown it is perfectly situated for venturing out to enjoy the Bourbon Trail. Breakfast was amazing, with fresh fruit, delicious pastries, and superb entrees. I highly recommend this B&B

We would definitely return

4.4 on May 23, 2013

We were pleasantly impressed with the quaint, friendly atmosphere and the inn keepers hospitality. We thoroughly enjoyed the room, the home was very comfortable and the food was wonderful

Tired B&B on a busy, noisy street

2.6 on May 20, 2013

While the stay was fine and the bed comfortable, I would not recommend this B&B. It is for sale, and the whole property needed a good dose of TLC. Everything was just tired, particularly the common areas. The bathroom in our room had a sink far too small (and there was adequate room for something larger) and a shower that looked like something out of a basement remodel. We had the Magnolia Room. It faced the street, which was a main drag through town and loud and busy at all hours. There were also bring street lights directly in front of the house and no way to draw any shades on the windows, so it was bright all night. The food, was very good, thank goodness and the inn keeper friendly. The place is for sale and with some updating could be a decent place.

Bardstown B&B

4.8 on May 15, 2013

Very nice B&B. Was there for a weekend getaway. Couldn't ask for a better location. Parking situation could have been better. Breakfast was fabulous.

Wonderful B&B!

4.0 on May 15, 2013

We had a wonderful time on our two night stay at the Red Rose Inn. The room was spacious and comfortable, complete with the rustic charm of uneven flooring - which I mean in a positive way, but don't expect a shiny new house, this is a renovated 1800's property and it meets with the charm that should come with that. We stayed in the Garden room (the yellow one) and the bed was comfortable, we had plenty of space and the water pressure in the shower was just fine. The breakfasts. Oh my goodness. The first day there was pineapple upside down cake, scrumptious sausages sauteed with onions, sausage cups with scrambled eggs and zuccini and potato cakes and everything was out of this world delicious. The second day there was chocolate banana nut bread, apple german pancake and bacon, and it was all delicious as well. Fresh fruit and coffee as well both days. The food is all gourmet and fresh and if you haven't eaten it, you need to! There are two adorable King Charles Spaniels that live there - if you don't like dogs (you're crazy) and that is something to keep in mind. They are very sweet and we loved them. All in all a wonderful stay at a lovely establishment. We would definitely stay again!

Nice little place

4.0 on April 30, 2013

This was a clean and quaint little B&B. The owner was very friendly and the breakfast was wonderful. Within walking distance to plenty of places to eat dinner and a few local pubs. I would stay here again for sure!

quaint and cozy

3.8 on April 17, 2013

Rooms were clean. We were in town for a colonial re-enactment. We were allowed to check in early so that we could change.

I would give 6 stars if I could

5 on April 14, 2013

We had a fantastic stay at the Red Rose and Audrey was a top notch hostess. I think if anyone had a bad time here, it was of their own making. When we arrived, our room was not quite ready, but after a couple homemade cookies and some dinner suggestions from our hostess, we headed into the heart of Bardstown, a short walk from the Inn. We returned to a lovely room made up with care. We had seen one family that was also staying there with two small children, but had not even known another couple had arrived while we were exploring. In fact, at breakfast, the three groups of us all remarked how we could have been convinced we were there alone, but the real highlight of the Red Rose Inn was what came next. The eight of us sat around a family style table setting and shared what we all agreed was one of the best breakfasts we all had enjoyed. I'm not sure Audrey had ever had experience as a chef, but one taste of this breakfast would have left you convinced of it. Homemade popovers, hand molded sausage cups with eggs and a variety of flavors, and sausage links unlike any of us had tasted before cooked with red onions, grapes and basalmic vinegar (awesome!), just to mention a few items! We also enjoyed the good fortune of sharing terrific conversation with two great couples, one with two amazing youngsters in tow. Couldn't recommend this place with any more vigor.


5 on March 30, 2013

Negative reviews on this website made us hesitant about making a reservation at the Red Rose Inn, but whoever wrote those reviews must live in a crystal palace. Our room at the Red Rose Inn was quite elegant, completely clean, and eminently comfortable. The breakfasts speak for themselves: One morning we had fruit cups, chocolate-banana-nut bread, and a gigantic homemade apple turnover. The next morning, we had fruit cups, raspberry cheesecake, and a savory corned beef hash. Some reviewers have commented on the hostess's dogs. We aren't dog people, but even we thought little Rosey and Wrigley were exceptionally cute and well behaved. All in all, our stay at the Red Rose Inn (March 2013) will be a pleasant memory.

Red Rose Inn was better than expected!

5 on February 17, 2013

Red Rose Inn was so nice. The rooms were beautiful and spacious. The host at the Inn bent over backwards to make sure you enjoyed your stay. The breakfast was wonderful. The host kept various snacks and drinks for you and it felt like I was home. Thanks a million! We will be staying again!

false advertisement ... greatly disappointed

1.2 on January 27, 2013

I do not usually complain but I am so sick at heart right now. We booked a two night stay for our 34th anniversary. Our plans were to enjoy the year-round hot tub advertised on the web-page, have a glass of wine beside a toasty fireplace, also advertised, enjoy some cable TV and just relax in a cozy setting. Well, the hot tub was non-functional, the fireplace was non-functional, we had to keep warm with a space heater, and the TV was an old small analog TV with a grainy picture!! The ice tasted of garlic, so we didn't even use the ice. We ended up leaving after the first night BUT still had to pay for BOTH nights!!! We did not even receive a discount OR an apology!! What was supposed to be a nice romantic weekend away, turned into a huge waste of time and 306 dollars down the drain! No wonder it's for sale, The inn-keeper was nice until we expressed our concerns. She offered no apology and her excuse was, if we had asked, she would have told us. What??!! Why would we have to ASK about clearly advertised amennities? Never again!!

Innkeeper Response
I regret that the hot tub is still on my website. It is not working correctly and therefore not usable. The fireplace situation is not in my control. Ordinance prevents ANY open flame in the room. It does have an electric log simulation. I have an automatic ice maker in the kitchen refrigerator. I checked the ice and had others check it for taste. Perhaps the garlic taste was from their delivered pizza. I do have an electric heater in the requested room. I offer a room change as the other rooms have individual thermostats, however, the guests brought their dog with them and dogs, when allowed, are only in the downstairs room. When I later came into the room It was cool. I checked the heater which I had offered to turn on when they arrived early and was told he would do it. The heater was on blower, not emiting heat. I changed it and checked later. It was very warm. Upon checking out early the next day, they stated they were bored. They did not mention the hot tub, TV, fireplace or a discount/refund. I again mentioned the local attractions and activities to see and they stated they had been here several times and seen them all.

- Audrey Simek (innkeeper)

Red Rose Delightful

3.8 on January 15, 2013

Audrey, the Magnolia Room and everything about our stay was perfect. Thank you!

Historic Country Comfortable

3.2 on January 10, 2013

Although our stay was only for one night, the innkeeper gave wonderful dining out tips and was an excellent cook herself. Enjoyed her hospitality very much!

Weekend Visit

4.0 on January 08, 2013

The Red Rose Inn was very nice. The room was spacious and the bed slept great. The breakfast was very special. Audrey goes above and beyond. Great stay!

Gem of Bardstown

4.8 on December 22, 2012

Audrey made us feel right at home. The Red Rose fit right in with Bardstown's old world charm and hospitality. The four course breakfast was above expectations and delicious.

Well enjoyed vacation.

5 on December 17, 2012

My wife and I really enjoyed our stay at Red Rose Inn and would strongly recommend more people try B&B over motels. B&B's provide for such a relaxing stay.

The best gourmet and hardy breakfast

4.8 on December 09, 2012

Audrey is a wonderful innkeeper. Immediately upon entering the Red Rose Inn, you are made to feel at home. From it, you are able to walk to anywhere in Bardstown to enjoy the charm of this beautiful community. The delicious and generous breakfasts Audrey prepares enable you to enjoy hours of shopping, hiking, and bourbon tasting. Before heading out, we lingered at the dining table conversing with fellow guests who also appreciate well executed baked goods and savory treats. Dogs were also a topic and canine appreciators can't resist spoiling "Reggie" and "Rose" the resident King Charles Spaniels. The Red Rose Inn-- the place to stay in Bardstown, KY.

A touch of Southern hospitality and charm

5 on November 25, 2012

Everything about our stay was a delight. Audrey's warmth is reflected throughout this charming old home with its wonderful mix of antiques. She knows the local sites and was more than generous with her time. There were always cookies on the side board, makings for tea and coffee, and a stock of cold soda and bottled water. Our first floor Hunt Room was beautiful and spacious. The bed was pure heaven. We slept like babies and ate a breakfast fit for a king! The afternoons were warm enough to enjoy sitting on the front porch and for a walk through the fall leaves The last trickles of summer water could still be heard in the gardens ponds. The weekend in Bardstown will long be remembered, and we would not hesitate to visit again.

Weekend away

5 on November 21, 2012

We enjoyed our stay while touring the Bourbon Trail. Audrey is a wonderful host and a great cook.

Close to everything

3.4 on October 29, 2012

This is our 3rd visit to Audrey's bed and breakfast. We have always had a positive experience. Her dogs, Wrigley and Riley are a delight. The food is always good. My only complaint is her towels. I wish they were softer and smelled better. My favorite thing is the fact that she is within walking distance to so many things. We took advantage of that.

Beautiful house in the centre of Bardstown

4.6 on October 20, 2012

The Red Rose Inn is a beautiful old house in the centre of Bardstown. We parked on the street just outside the house and being from England did not realise it was against the law to park opposite the fire hydrant until, luckily, Audrey pointed this out to us. Audrey made us very welcome and showed us our room and where we could get soft drinks, coffee and cookies. Our room had everything we needed and everywhere was very clean. Breakfast was excellent, with far more than we could possibly eat and a good cup of coffee, something you don't often get in the USA! It is a very short walk into the centre of Bardstown from the Red Rose and we enjoyed our evening stroll. I can thoroughly recommend the Red Rose Inn if you like quaint old houses, traditional furniture and good service.

Acceptable but not awesome

3.0 on October 16, 2012

Place is up for sale so we do not feel that it was over the top---dining recommendation ( Hilltop Cafe) was terrible--food was greasy and not good. Location was great---No attention to detail as we usually expect in B and B. You better like dogs because they are very much present

Weekend Getaway

5 on September 22, 2012

The Red Rose Inn more than met our expectations. The location is fantatic, within walking distance to the stores downtown. Audrey was a wonderful hostest. She makes one feel like part of her family. She is also a wonderful cook. Her breakfast were the best. We highly recommend the Red Rose Inn to all!


5 on September 09, 2012

Wonderful experience. Room was fantastic! Service was perfect. Food - delicious!

Great B&B in a Great Small Town!

4.8 on September 08, 2012

We had the pleasure of staying 2 nights at this B&B from traveling from PA by Motorcycle to Mammosth Cave. Audry was a great lady and her breakfasts were awesome. The place was cozy and the town great... restaurants within walking distance. Terrific find!

A Bardstown Gem!

4.6 on August 27, 2012

Audrey was a charming hostess making our group of four couples feel totally at home. The accommodations were clean, neat, comfortable and very well located to restaurants for dinner. We spent the evening and following morning relaxing on the rear deck and front porch after our Bourbon Trail adventures. Breakfast was AWESOME! We will visit again soon.

Just Like Family

5 on August 14, 2012

Lovely home and rooms. No detail overlooked in the decor, too many special touches to list. Breakfast was gourmet. We felt like we were staying with family.

A Welcome Stay

5 on August 13, 2012

Audrey is the consummate host and an exceptional cook.

My First B&B

5 on August 13, 2012

My innkeeper was super nice. Inn was very well kept.

Audrey's puppies

4.0 on August 07, 2012

We enjoyed our stay. The breakfast was great and Audrey really tries to make it special. We would have liked a soup bar instead.


5 on July 31, 2012


The Roses Were in Bloom

4.0 on July 27, 2012

We found outstanding food and service at the Red Rose Inn. The rooms were all pleasantly and tastefully decorated. The location was within easy walking distance of the historic town center. The innkeeper could not have been more hospitable. The surrounding grounds and garden were beautiful.

Very charming

3.8 on July 13, 2012

Lovely home in a great location; central to all attractions.

Home away from Home

5 on July 09, 2012

The stay Red Rose Inn couldn't ask for better place to call my second home. Audrey, Wrigley , Rose and their staff made the weekend real enjoyable, very pleasant and comfortable. With homemade cookies and snacks, just sorry we was in hurry the next morning to be able to stay for a great breakfast, but if was like every thing else, we know it would have been more than perfect. The location was great close to town and the STEPHEN FOSTER AMPITHEATER PARK. Which also enjoyed the Suessical which thats another diffrent review. But couldn't ask for anything more than a place they was just like home. Thank you again Audrey and Godspeed.

Wonderful Stay

5 on June 18, 2012

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Red Rose Inn. Within walking distance of several nice restaurants. The room and service were outstanding. Breakfast was one-of-a-kind! Foods I never get or fix at home! Delightful in every way.

Red Rose Inn: This is Bardstown, KY!!

4.0 on June 18, 2012

The Red Rose Inn is a quaint B&B, and Miss Audrey is a lovely and kind host! The Inn is praised for its outstanding gourmet breakfasts... 2 thumbs up!! Last but not least, we thoroughly enjoyed her cute pups Rosie and Wrigley. Many thanks!! Darrell & Kathleen

Relaxing B & B

4.2 on June 17, 2012

Audrey made us feel very welcomed during our stay at the Red Rose Inn. The food she prepared was delicous and nothing short of gourmet. We enjoyed the close proximity to the historical attractions within town because we were able to walk everywhere. We enjoyed our stay.

Beyond our Expectations....

4.8 on June 17, 2012

The location of the Red Rose Inn is wonderful, as we could walk to anything in the downtown area. Once we parked our car, we walked everywhere for dining and sightseeing. Our room was bright, cheery, comfortable and very spacious. Our host, Audrey, is a wonderful lady, along with her wit and charm, we discovered that she is one amazing chef! Words cannot describe the wonderfully delicious gourmet breakfast that we had each morning! Audrey was very accommodating and attentive, and is very mindful of special dietary needs. The Red Rose Inn is a "must" when visiting the Bardstown area!

Red Rose Inn May 2012

4.2 on May 30, 2012

Audrey at The Red Rose Inn was a wonderful host. We had a great stay (only one night) and would certainly return. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Breakfast was extradinary.

Red Rose Inn

5 on May 13, 2012

It was a pleasure to have been part of the group that stayed. We were welcomed guests.

Fabulous place to stay.

5 on May 09, 2012

This is a wonderful place, clean excellent food. Will be back without question.


5 on May 09, 2012

My wife and I stayed at the Red Rose inn for the Kentucky Derby weekend 2012. The owner ( Audrey ) couldn't do enough for us. Audrey loves to cook and is a pro at it. The food was excellent not only in taste but presentation as well. There was always fresh baked cookies and other assorded snacks including soft drinks available. The room was very comfortable and well decorated. We also very much enjoyed being greeted by 2 very friendly wagging tails Wrigley and Rosi there was 2 young children there that couldn't put them down. We would highly reccommend this B & B. Ken and Pat Atlanta Ga.

Wonderful Stay

5 on April 26, 2012

Our recent stay at the Red Rose Inn was everything we had hoped for. The Magnolia room was just as pictured on the website and was spacious and clean. Breakfast was a gourmet delight-a full meal of delightful dishes that were fresh and delicious. Audrey was a wonderful host who made us feel welcome from the time we arrive until the time we left. If possible, we will stay there again when in the Bardstown area.

Great Place

5 on March 25, 2012

Awesome place to stay. Rooms were great. Food was great. Audrey (owner) was the best. We love it!

A nice place

4.0 on March 14, 2012

Red Rose Inn is quaint and the innkeeper very pleasant. Breakfast was 4 star as well as the room. We stayed in the mustard colored room upstairs, can not remember the name. Traffic from the street out front can be annoying at times. I would not hesitate to stay at the Red Rose again. Enjoy!

Visit to Red Rose Inn

3.4 on November 02, 2011

My husband and I spent two nights at the Red Rose Inn. Our room looked exactly as it did on the internet. We could not hear any sounds from the other two rooms on our floor. But we overlooked the main road which was very noisy until about 11:00 p.m. each night.

Quiet and Delightful B & B

4.6 on November 01, 2011

Our stay at the Red Rose Inn was delightful. Audrey was a wonderful host and provided a delicious breakfast for us. I would recommend the Red Rose Inn to anyone visiting Bardstown, KY and looking for everything a bed & breakfast should be.

Wonderful weekend retreat

3.4 on October 27, 2011

Audrey and her spaniels were wonderful. The breakfasts were top notch. Lots of variety and more than enough food. B&B is in walking distance of downtown and several restaurants. I would recommend to anyone who wants a nice weekend in a relaxed environment.

Red Rose inn review

3.6 on October 12, 2011

Audrey is a fabulous cook. The rooms were clean but her towels were not soft and they did not smell good. She needs more help with the inn. Her dogs, Wrigley and Rosie were a delight and well behaved. Maybe more shelves in the bathrooms for stuff.

Lovely B and B

5 on September 27, 2011

Miss Audrey is a great hostess and enjoyed her sweet dogs Rosie and Wrigley. She is a great cook. Gwen and Bill Brown

Red Rose Inn - The place to stay in Bardstown, KY

4.6 on September 21, 2011

The Red rose Inn, Audrey, and her dogs were wonderful. Our friends and us have stayed elsewhere in Bardstown but WILL return to the Red Rose Inn. Rooms great, the breakfasts were amazing and HUGE. Thanks Audrey for all of your good pointers for visiting during the Bourbon Festival!

Loved It

5 on September 16, 2011

My husband and I loved everything about the Red Rose Inn. Audrey is the most hospitable hostess and her cooking is divine. Breakfast was served as a sit down meal and each course was wonderful. Loved the house, grounds and Audrey's very cute Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Rosie and Wrigley.

Good Time Good Food

3.2 on August 13, 2011

Other Rooms we saw there appeared to be much nicer. No bathtub available. Owner was as nice and helpful as she could be. Food was prepared, presented, and served near perfectly. Food was great and very creative. I would stay again but choose a different room than the Magnolia.

Saturday Night Getaway

5 on July 27, 2011

Audrey was so knowledgeable of the area and ready to make reservations for us wherever we desired. She was absolutely delightful to talk with. And can she put a delectable spread on the dining table! We will stay here the next time we are in the area.

Nice accomodations

3.0 on June 22, 2011

Enjoyed my stay at the Red Rose Inn. Our host was a very sweet lady. While the room was comfortable and the decor was lovely, there were a few details that could have been improved on. It would have been nice to have a small selection of bottled water or juice and a few little snacks in our room. Also a little more information and guidance about the town and events that might be of interest to us. The grounds were well kept and breakfast was very good. Overall a very nice stay!

Derby weekend getaway

4.2 on May 12, 2011

Four of us stayed at the Inn. Audrey was delightful and did everything she could to make sure we were pleased. Her breakfast was outstanding! Our Kentucky Derby weekend getaway was a huge success and we enjoyed our stay at the Inn. Bardstown is a quaint little town with an excellent gourmet restaurant (Circa) and a hopping tavern (Talbots). We wish Audrey the best!

A Wonderful Derby Weekend Stay

4.8 on May 11, 2011

We have never stayed in a B&B and our first time was no let down. The accomodations were wonderful, Audrey was so hospitable, and the food was out of this world. The place to stay if you are visiting in and around the Louisville, KY area.

25th Anniversary trip

5 on May 09, 2011

Steve and I would like to thank you for the wonderful time we had staying at the Red Rose Inn! The food was amazing, room was very nice, and Audrey, Rosie, and Wrigley made us feel right at home. The stay made it such a wonderful 25th anniversary trip! The only husband wishes I could cook like Thanks again...all our love Steve and Patti Lowrance

Best B&B we ever stayed at!

5 on March 11, 2011

We stayed overnight on our way home from Florida, but wished we had more time to explore all the great history of the area. This B&B is set in the historic downtown section of Bardstown and we were only a short block away from a 1779 tavern that served a wonderful lunch.

Fantastic B&B in Bardstown

5 on February 22, 2011

We loved our stay at the Red Rose Inn. Great (really great) food, wonderful people, and a fantastic location within walking distance of so many cute shops, restaurants and attractions. Our bed was extremely comfortable and the private bathroom was a plus. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Red Rose Inn to friends and family!

Red Rose Inn

5 on January 30, 2011

Great town, beautiful B&B & outstanding food. Loved every minute of my stay in Bardstown & at Red Rose!

Red Rose Inn

5 on January 30, 2011

Awesome B&B! Gained about 10 lbs over my stay, from the home cooked food. Highly recommended for anyone coming to this area.

Red Rose Inn B&B Bardstown

4.4 on November 12, 2010

It was our first time to stay in a B&B and weren't sure what to expect. Audrey welcomed us into her home as though we were family. Our room was wonderful and the breakfast was outstanding. Audrey made several great recommendations for local places to have dinner. Being only a short distance from historic downtown Bardstown, it was great to take a relaxing evening walk to dinner and back. What a great overall experience. We'll stay here again on our next visit to Kentucky.

First Timer

4.4 on October 31, 2010

This was our first time to stay at a Bed and Breakfast. We really enjoyed the visit. Our host was concerned about her two dogs, but we really enjoyed them being there. It was like being at a good friends house for the night. With the privacy of our own bathroom and the cozy feeling of home. Great food at Breakfast and good advise about were to eat for the night. Thank you to our host, you have set the bar high for our next B and B.

Great Place to Stay!

5 on October 10, 2010

Audrey was fantastic! As were the breakfasts - she makes everything from "scratch". We would highly recommend this B&B to anyone looking to stay in a B&B. It is so much cozier than a hotel even! Thank you Audrey for making our stay a great & fun time!

a wonderful retreat

5 on August 18, 2010

Audrey is a wonderful innkeeper. She went above and beyond to make sure we were happy. She even made reservation for the Stephen Foster Play. You instantly feel like you are staying with a good friend. Audrey is a wonderful cook and we miss the two great mornings of special meals. Thank you, Audrey

Red Rose Inn

5 on August 13, 2010

It was a charming, cozy place to stay, much like home. The innkeeper was gracious and welcoming. There was so much history with the home if you took time to learn about it. Our breakfast was served outside next to the garden and was delicious.

Wonderful Bed and Breakfast

4.6 on August 08, 2010

We had a wonderful stay at the Red Rose Inn. The rooms were very nice and the mattresses were very comfortable. The entire place had a very relaxing feel and was a great place to unwind. Audrey told us she had the best breakfast and KY and she was right! The sausage cups were very good and the bread, biscuits, potatoes, and fruit cups were delicious!

Bourbon Trail

5 on July 22, 2010

Excellent visit to Bardstown, Red Rose Inn and the Bourbon Trail. Audrey is an excellent cook at the Red Rose Inn.

Wonderful bed and breakfast

4.8 on July 12, 2010

Our first stay in a b&B. Audrey was wonderful. Room was beautiful and we had a wonderful time. The breakfast was superb. We would stay again if given the chance.

"Sumptuous" breakfast

3.6 on May 18, 2010

Prior to arriving, we had been told Audrey's breakfast would surpass whatever we expected, that her breakfast was "sumptuous." We were not disappointed. Over 3 mornings, the only repeat was the fresh fruit cup. I'm diabetic and Audrey made sure there were plenty of low-sugar, low-carb offerings. My husband is an early riser and she had the coffee ready for him every morning. Another plus is the availability of a first floor suite. And the location is ideal, only 2 blocks from the center of town, walking distance to the Welcome Center and some of the downtown restaurants.

Quaint B & B

4.8 on May 14, 2010

Nice overnight stay. Breakfast was homemade and quite good. Bed was comfortable and host was friendly. We were on the 1st floor beside a very busy road. We would definitely stay here again.


5 on April 19, 2010

This was our 2nd time staying here at the Red Rose Inn and it was amazing. Audrey is a wonderful host and an excellent cook. Breakfast was fatabulous!!! & her dogs-Rigley & Rosie-were precious. The rooms have a very cozy at home feeling. We will definitely stay here again!!!! Brenda W. Owensboro KY

First Visit at a B&B

4.8 on April 07, 2010

This was a new experience for me and I really enjoyed being pampered. I'll recommend this to my friends.

More than expected

4.8 on January 26, 2010

Historical charm, friendly owners. Great hospitality. Great beds, good water pressure, warm shower. Best food. Catered to my every need. Tourist info available.

A Wonderful Weekend !

5 on October 19, 2009

We stayed this past weekend at the Red Rose Inn and it was a wonderful experience . The location is perfect , great rooms and the breakfast each morning was superb ! Mark and Beverly

Wonderful experience

5 on October 12, 2009

We stayed for one night while doing the Bourbon Trail Tour. Having not stayed in a B&B for several years, this was an absolute delight! Audrey was a wonderful hostess and her breakfast was the best! The room was most comfortable and the location was perfect as we were able to walk to dinner and enjoy Bardstown. I only wish we had more time to stay another night. Will definitely recommend Red Rose Inn to others and hope to stay again next Spring. And her dogs were cute and friendly, but not overbearing.

Quick Trip

4.0 on September 26, 2009

We had never been in Bardstown. Found the Red Rose B&B which was a pleasant and clean place to stay and only a block from the center of town. Breakfast was very rich with lots of cheese, bread, cheees, butter, etc. I gained four pounds in three days!! Yes, Audrey knows how to cook! Rosie & Wrigley were lots of company, especially since we had to leave our little girl at home. Not much to see or do in Bardstown, but it was relaxing.

Our surprise trip

4.4 on September 11, 2009

Enjoyed our brief stay. Audrey was very accomodating to our 6 year old. Our daughter loved her dogs, her ponds, and our room.

Great time with friends!!

4.0 on August 10, 2009

Four couples from Cincinnati spent two nights ar the Red Rose Inn. We had a great time, enjoying the wonderfully large deck and the front porch. Our two breakfasts were truly delicious, especially the peach french toast. Audrey was a delightful hostess and her two dogs,Rosie and Wrigley were very lovable.

Great Experience!!

4.4 on August 05, 2009

The house and grounds were only wonderful, outshined only by the accomodating and delightful hostess. Audrey knows how to COOK!! The B&B is only a block from the old downtown area. It was great to walk through that area of interest.


5 on July 29, 2009

Very clean, comfortable bed and delicious food. What a pleasant stay we had and Audrey was a great hostess! I would definately reccommend this Bed & Breakfast!

Delightful Family Weekend

5 on July 16, 2009

Our family had all 4 rooms so we had the house to ourselves. Audrey was delightful, providing helpful information, recipes, and very comfortable beds. The 5 star breakfasts were not only bountiful but delicious. We will definitely return. Her location is great, only 1-2 blocks from downtown shopping, restaurants, and tourist destinations.

Great place to stay

5 on June 22, 2009

My husband and I had never been to Bardstown. We loved staying at the Red Rose Inn. The bed was so comfortable and the room was so relaxing . It is within walking distance of the square. The breakfast was wonderful. We loved talking to the host. She has 2 adorable dogs that are so well minded. Thanks for opening your home to us. You will love this place. God bless you always.

Red Rose Retreat

4.8 on June 17, 2009

A cozy welcoming place to stay. Featured outstanding unique breakfasts and a delightful hostess. She was knowlegeable about the area and went out of her way to make our stay pleasant by recommending restaurants, places to visit and things to do.

Red Rose Inn


  • Nightly Rate $129 - $145
  • Reviews (201) 4.5
  • Rooms 4

Contact Innkeeper

  • Phone 1-5023493003
  • Fax 1-5023570057
  • Mobile 1-5023310030
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