The Hill House Bed & Breakfast

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


Located in the center of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, just minutes from Maker's Mark Distillery. Enjoy warm Southern hospitality and fine country cooking at it's best! This gracious Victorian offers our guests 4 private rooms with private baths. 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

First Bed & Breakfast Stay

5 on August 27, 2017

Our stay at this Bed & Breakfast was just wonderful.

An Amazing Experience for Travellers

4.6 on August 17, 2017

Honestly, I cannot recommend Lisa Marie’s Hill House experience enough. My girlfriend and I stayed in the Valentine Room with its beautiful, classical veneer. Lisa Marie prepared a wonderful snack and wine to greet the full house she (and her husband) hosted, offered us local recommendations and sites to experience, as well as prepared an artisan-style, delicious breakfast after which she sat down and enjoyed some morning conversation with her guests (a nice touch, that). An excellent, respectful, well-hosted experience in a beautiful home kept by wonderful people.

Anniversary Get Away

4.6 on August 16, 2017

Hostess was just great! Lived the atmosphere! Breakfast was marvelous!

Enjoyable B&B

4.6 on July 27, 2017

Enjoyed our stay very much. The breakfasts were excellent. Very hospitable!

Excellent B&B on The Bourbon Trail

5 on July 15, 2017

This was our second stay at The Hill House. Lisa Marie is a wonderful host and made us feel at home. The rooms were very nice, the patio inviting, and the home cooked breakfast was amazing. We plan to make this a yearly getaway.

A wonderful stay.

5 on July 06, 2017

This was our second stay at The Hill House B&B. Lisa Marie is a wonderful host. The rooms are all extremely comfortable and inviting. She cooks an amazing breakfast each morning. Being in the middle of Bourbon Country makes day trips a pleasure.

Great Stay in Bourbon Country

5 on June 21, 2017

If you do not stay at The Hill House when exploring The Bourbon Trail, you will have missed out on a wonderful experience. Lisa Marie is everything you could ask for in your host, warm , friendly, helpful and just fun to be around. We enjoyed our stay and the only down side was having to leave to come home. We are looking forward to returning to Hill House. T&C Armstrong

Innkeeper Response
Hey guys, THANK YOU SO MUCH for the fabulous review!!! I look forward to seeing you both again very soon!

- Lisa Marie (Owner/Innkeeper)

Our 1st B&B

4.8 on May 31, 2017

This was me and my husband's first experience with a Bed and Breakfast. We can not say enough good things about Hill House, the owners, the food, the room, etc! We will definitely be back!

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.

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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: 7-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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