Red Rose Inn

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

About

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.

Reviews

Overall
4.5

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

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.


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.


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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

Location Type

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

Airport

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

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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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Policies

  • 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
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Audrey A. Simek

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs

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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Meals

Breakfast

full, homemade

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

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

various
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.


Recipes

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