Red Rose Inn

209 E Stephen Foster , Bardstown, KY 40004-1513 USA (Show map)


Our guest rooms all have private baths. This Victorian home has five fireplaces designed/built by Alexander Moore, master craftsman of My Old Kentucky Home. At the Red Rose Inn we have tried to reflect a new image with the historic ambiance of a past era. Guests enjoy a delicious country gourmet breakfast including homemade coffeecakes or fruit tarts, popovers or biscuits an entree, fruit cup, orange juice, coffee or tea. Homemade cookies, snacks & soda pop are complimentary. Celebrate a romantic getaway for two, or make your special occasion plans with us. We gladly make your reservations for the dinner train, dining, trolley or carriage ride or a relaxing massage.



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

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.

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Rooms & Rates

The Garden Room

Each of our four guest rooms has a private bath, queen size bed and have Cable TV.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

The Violet Room

Each of our four guest rooms has a private bath, queen size be and Cable TV.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

The Magnolia Room

Each of our four guest rooms has a private bath, queen size be and Cable TV.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

The Hunt Room

Each of our four guest rooms has a private bath, queen size be and Cable TV.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

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Location Type

Most beautiful Small Town in America (2012), Small town


Louisville, KY (SDF-Standiford Field) 30 miles

Directions to property:

Blue Grass Pkw 1 mile I 65-15 miles I 75-50 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Bourbon Trail, Distilleries, Performing Theater, Religious Services, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

DVD Player, Telephone, Wired internet , original fireplaces, decorative

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

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  • Check In:: 3PM
  • Check Out:: 11AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only In designated area
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Cancellations: 7 days



Audrey A. Simek

Languages spoken


Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

Wrigley and Rosie, charming Cavalier King Charles Spaniels welcome guests in a friendly manner. They loves all people, especially children.

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full, homemade

  • Time Served: 9:00 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Many of our breakfast items are family recipes, i.e., German Apple Pancake, Potato pancakes with zucchini or sweet potatoes w/fresh herbs, sausage cups w/eggs scrambled with chives, seeded tomatoes and cream cheese, fresh fruit tarts,bourbon bread pudding w/bourbon sauce, and other specialties.