Beaumont Inn

638 Beaumont Inn Drive , Harrodsburg, KY 40330 USA (Show map)


Since 1919, our family has welcomed guests to enjoy the inn's ambiance and style of grand Southern tradition at our historic Kentucky bed and breakfast. We invite you to experience the gentility and hospitality of this Southern inn for: - Well appointed rooms in three historic buildings - Traditional Kentucky American cuisine in the Main Dining Room - Fine wines, spirits, draft beer and casual dining in the Old Owl Tavern and Owl's Nest Pub - An official stop on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail - Private rooms for conferences, meetings and banquets - Exceptional shop featuring distinctive and unique gifts - In historic Harrodsburg, near Danville, Perryville, Centre College, Keeneland, Kentucky Horse Park, horse farms, bourbon distillery tours. Near Lexington & Frankfort.



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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.3

A little disappointed

3.0 on June 23, 2010

I was a little disappointed with the room we had even though we had a "gold" room. You could hear guest closing their doors pretty easily. The food for breakfast was OK but nothing real great. The fireplace had an ashy smell to it. Many old pieces of furniture and the Beaumont had a neat history. In the windows you could see how the ladies would use their diamond rings to cut into the glass, I saw one date of 1880 on the window. The air conditioner ran 100% of the time we were there. You had a long stick to turn the vent all the way off or all the way on, to regulate the temperture. There wasn't much to do in the city of Harrodsburg. We did fine a great old time drug store that severed some great ice cream, I had the ice cream soda which was awesome. I guess I was a disappointed with our experience, my wife and I have been to better B & B, I'm glad we went but we won't be going back. We also found a good steak house on the bypass. On a one to ten basis both my wife and I rated it a 5.

Innkeeper Response
We are so sorry you were disappointed in your stay. I will be sure to check on the ashy smell in the room. Unfortunately, the age of the building, 1845, limits us in air conditioning controls for each room. I am glad you enjoyed the Kentucky Fudge Factory in the restored Dedman Drugstore and Eddie's Steakhouse.

- Helen (innkeeper)

Step back in time

4.2 on May 12, 2010

The Beaumont Inn is a wonderful place to stay; the rooms are nice, the grounds are beautiful, and the pub is good. This is a great place to stay as a base to explore this beautiful part of Kentucky.

Innkeeper Response
We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. We hope you will come again sometime in the future! Thank you for taking time to write this review.

- Helen (innkeeper)


5 on February 20, 2010

While it has been a while since we stayed at the Beaumont, I feel I must share our delightful experience at the inn. All amenities were spectacular. Thinking of the delicious food, the historic atmophere, the beautiful grounds and the hospitable owners and staff, make me want to return to the Beaumont as soon as the threat of ice and snow subsides. My husband and I have stayed at numerous bed and breakfasts and our experience at the Beaumont surpasses them all. I highly recommend the Beaumont for anyone who wishes a relaxing experience with no surprises. What a treat! Also, due to circumstances related to Hurricane Katrina we had to cancel our first reservation only one day before our scheduled arrival. The owner was understanding and gracious, not charging a penalty for our last minute cancelation. Because of that response, I knew our future stay would be memorable. I was correct!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your great review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and hope you will be back again this Spring. Please check our webiste for specials and "Chuck's blog."

- Helen (innkeeper)

Memorable & Comfortable

4.6 on January 03, 2010

We stayed 2 nights at the Beaumont Inn. Room 33's bathroom was a nice size and the beds were very comfortable. We very much enjoyed the building and grounds, the old working elevator, breakfast in the dining room and dinner in the Old Owl's Nest - I recommend the Hot Brown! Quiet, comfortable, friendly and high speed internet. You can't beat it, less expensive than other B&Bs around and worth more than they charge. VERY happy. I will always remember the place.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We do hope you will be able to visit with us again. I apologize for not writing sooner, but I hadn't checked this site lately, oops. (Will not make that mistake again.) We are starting a blog on the website so if you have time, please check it for updates. (It is Chuck's new job.) Thanks again, Helen

- Helen (innkeeper)

Like going home

5 on June 19, 2009

We have been to the Beaumont several times and always feel like we're visiting relatives. The Dedman's always make us feel so welcome, the rooms are wonderful, food excellent and the grounds are lovely. We love it there and hope to get back soon!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your wonderful review. Please forgive my tardiness in responding; I need to get in the habit of checking the site, new year's resolution. We hope to see you again in 2010. Please check Chuck's blog on website for updates. Thanks again, Helen

- Helen (innkeeper)

A wonderful Inn

5 on August 13, 2008

I highly recommend the Beaumont. The food was excellent, the grounds were beautiful, and all for a very reasonable price. My other option was at a hotel for $25 MORE. I can't say enough about this place. You won't be disappointed. Try the Bourbon sampler. A deal for the top shelf your able to select.

Innkeeper Response
Yes, this thank you is over a year old, but I am just getting into the "review thing." Thank you for the review and we hope you will be able to visit us again in 2010--Dixon is always adding bourbons to the selection. Helen

- Helen (innkeeper)

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Rooms & Rates


Large room in the Greystone House complete with 2 person whirlpool tub, electric fireplace, and deluxe king sized bed.

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

Nightly Rate: $205 - $235

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Location Type

Bourbon Trail, Horse Farms, Small town


Lexington, KY (LEX-Blue Grass Field) 33 miles

Directions to property:

From Lexington, US60 to Bluegrass/Martha Lane Collins Parkway, take Harrodsburg/Danville exit onto US127south into Harrodsburg. Beaumont Inn entrance is off US127--turn left in front of our billboard.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, bourbon distillery tours, horseback riding, golf, geneology research, Keeneland, Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill, Religious Services, River, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Piano, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, VCR , Outdoor Pool, Tavern and Owl's Nest Lounge, Walking trail

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Golfing, shuffle board, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming pool

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  • Check In:: 3:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: $95 deposit required for each room reserved paid by credit card.
  • Cancellations: Deposit less $10 per room is refundable if the reservation is cancelled 30 days prior to the day of scheduled arrival. Any cancellations after the 30 day deadline but prior to the 7 days of scheduled arrival will warrant a deposit refund less a $35 per room cancellation fee. All deposits are non-refundable after 7 day deadline.
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Chuck, Helen, Dixon Dedman

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About the innkeepers

We are the fourth and fifth generation innkeepers, the oldest family operated country inn in Kentucky. Dixon, the fifth generation is the General Manager and host of personal Bourbon Tastings. We received the James Beard Foundation Classic Award in 2015.

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  • Time Served: 7:00am-9:30am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Signature Dish

Yellow-Legged Chicken
With recipes handed down through five generations, our house specialties include two-year-old Kentucky cured country Ham, yellow-legged fried chicken, corn pudding, and General Robert E. Lee orange-lemon cake.


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