The Hill House Bed & Breakfast

110 Holy Cross Road , Loretto, KY 40037 USA (Show map)


Welcome Home! Enjoy warm Southern hospitality and fine country cooking at it's best!This gracious Victorian offers our guests 4 private rooms with private baths (some with jetted tubs), just minutes from Maker's Mark Distillery. Located on the center of the Kentucky Bourbon Trial, guests can enjoy a delicious country gourmet breakfast in any one of our dining areas. Dine in the Parlor in front of the fire, in our country kitchen or in our elegant formal dining room. At The Hill House, our focus is on your comfort. Our spacious rooms are individually decorated for a relaxing and romantic atmosphere. First floor accommodations for wheelchair access are provided. Whether you are just passing through or enjoying the areas attractions, we look forward to having you as our guests.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

The Hill House is Awesome!

5 on May 09, 2017

The Hill House is a wonderful home to stay in for visiting local Bourbon tours. Lisa Maria is a fantastic host - we enjoyed our conversations re the history of the area and the breakfast was outstanding!

Excellent place to stay!

5 on April 08, 2017

A must stay if doing the Bourbon Trail, near Makers Mark.

The Hill House with Lisa Marie

5 on March 20, 2017

If you are looking for a place to stay that offers Southern Hospitality and is in close vicinity of sights to see then The Hill House is for you. My husband & I stayed there for 2 nights with two other couples we were traveling with. When we arrived, Lisa Marie greeted us, gave us a tour of the house and she had wine, cheese and crackers available to drink and snack on. We chose the Thoroughbred Suite. It was beautiful, we were provided with everything we needed and we slept very well both evenings. The two breakfast meals she served us were outstanding and very delicious. Lisa Marie was very helpful in telling us about sights to see in the area along with historical tidbits. We also met her little dog, Rudy James, and it didn't take long for him to realize he had new friends. Lisa Marie treated us like we were family the moment we arrived and that is definitely a part of the charm of staying there. We loved The Hill House and highly recommend this Bed & Breakfast as a great place to stay.

Absolutely lovely stay!

5 on February 22, 2017

Comfortable room and gracious hospitality.

Wonderful Stay in Loretto

5 on November 29, 2016

What a terrific one night stay. We wished we could have stayed longer. Lisa Marie greeted us upon arrival and promptly gave us a tour of the house. We were then surprised by a wonderful happy hour of wine and cheese. Room was spotless, breakfast was more than we could eat delicious. We hope to come back in warmer weather to enjoy the beautiful patio.

Lovely Evening

5 on November 18, 2016

We loved our time with Ms. Lesa Marie, were in the area for an early appointment at Makers Mark and found this lovely place on the internet. We had a nice quite relaxing evening with a delicious breakfast the next morning and were only 5 minutes from Makers Mark.

Friends Getaway

5 on November 07, 2016

Great place to stay with friends. This was our first B&B experience and it was fabulous!

A wonderful night out with a fabulous breakfast.

5 on November 06, 2016

We had a great visit, loved the room and Liasa Marie was the best. The location is perfect if visiting Makers Mark.


5 on October 27, 2016

Simply a most wonderful place to relax, unwind and enjoy! The owner, Lisa Marie, is an exceptional hostess who will do everything to ensure you are comfortable and feel welcomed. From a wine and cheese tray upon arrival to freshly prepared breakfasts in a family environment, one can expect satisfaction. Even Rudy James, the inn's mascot puppy, was ready to increase the pleasure of your stay! Rooms were quite nice, location was great (close to Kentucky Bourbon Trail and some magnificent churches to visit) there is something for everyone. This is one place worth visiting, and we know we will be back!

First time B&Bers

5 on October 23, 2016

Very nice room and exceptional hostess.

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Rooms & Rates

The Thoroughbred Suite

Guests love this large Victorian room located on the first floor-ideal for those who want to avoid the stairs. The room features a 4-poster queen-sized bed,high quality linens, private bath with whirlpool tub and dual shower-heads, TV, ceiling fan, wireless internet, antique rocking chair and walk-in closet. $145/double-occupancy Seasonal rates. $30.00 per guest over double-occupancy. Inflatable twin bed available

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $145 - $165

The Oak Room

The first thing you'll notice is the original baton-board ceiling that gives this room a warm, unique feel. It's amenities include a queen-size oak bed, high quality linens, desk,wireless internet, full dresser,ceiling fan, TV, large private bath with jacuzzi tub, hand-held shower and dbl sink. The rate is $145/dbl occupancy, seasonal rates.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $145 - $165

The Valentine Room

With it's vaulted ceiling and large picture window, you'll want to come back again and again. This beautifully appointed room features a wrought iron queen-sized bed, antique armoire, dressing table, antique rocking chair, ceiling fan, TV, WiFi and private bathroom with large shower with built-in seat. It is perfect for a romantic get-away!

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $145

The Hutchins Room

Located conveniently right at the top of the stairs. The Hutchins Room is furnished with a beautiful queen-sized brass bed and antique dresser, rocker, ceiling fan,and WiFi. The private balcony is just outside the door and the full-size bath with tub and shower are private to your room only!

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $145

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Location Type

Near Maker's Mark Distillery, Countryside, Small town


Louisville, KY (SDF-Standiford Field) 65 miles

Directions to property:

Located in the Heart of Kentucky, The Hill House is the only B&B in Loretto. Follow National Historic Landmark signs to Maker's Mark Distillery. The Hill House is located on Hwy 49 just North of the intersection with Hwy 52, turn left and go approximately 100 yards. Visit our website at .thehillhouseky for a map.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Maker's Mark Distillery/Ky Bourbon Trail, Perryville Civil War Battlefield/Civil War Sites, Churchill Downs/Keeneland Racing, Sisters of Loretto Motherhouse/Trappist Monks, Stephan Foster Story, My Old Kentucky Home State Park, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Tours, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Air conditioning, Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Microwave, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Piano, Private entrance, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wheelchair access, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, TransAmerica Bicycle Trail, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 4pm-6pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Patio, Porch and Balcony areas available
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Pack & Pay available
  • Childcare Provided: No must be supervised by parent at all times
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Rudy James lives here! Only small pets welcomed.
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: No deposit required. Credit card information taken for reservation.
  • Cancellations: 14-day notification by phone 877-280-2300. Please call one day in advance to establish a check-in time.
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Lisa Marie

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About the innkeepers

I love to meet people from all over the world and hear their story! I was born in the area and just returned after being away for 30+ years. It's good to be back home with family and friends. I look forward to making new friends daily!

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  • Time Served: 8:30 am, Sunday 9:00
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten-free

Signature Dish

Glorious Morning Muffins
Made with only the freshest ingredients, these muffins are filled with apples, pineapples, carrots, walnuts, and raisins. They are made with love and are just one part of our glorious breakfasts!

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