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
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8


5 on October 16, 2016

EXCEPTIONAL SOUTHERN HOSPITIALITY nicely sums up our stay at The Hill House in Loretto, KY. Lisa Marie and staff ensured that our visit was wonderful. The extras were most special, from a welcoming Wine & Cheese Tray to the daily unbelievable breakfasts. We felt like we were visiting family and we will definitely be back at The Hill House!

Best Bed & Breakfast on the Bourbon Trail

5 on October 15, 2016

This was the best Bed & Breakfast! Lisa Marie the Innkeeper was Amazing! The food was Amazing! The House was Gorgeous 10 out of 10

Best B&B

5 on October 12, 2016

Wonderful overall experience and great hostess!

Great time in Loretto!!

5 on September 29, 2016

What a lovely stay in the heart of the Bourbon Trail. Lisa Marie was a gracious and generous innkeeper/hostess. Just 3 miles from Maker's Mark Distillery, and close to The Cooperage, this was a comfortable, pleasant home which has been restored from the 1800's. Breakfast was delicious and when we left we felt as if we were a part of the family.

Like Staying With Family!

5 on September 21, 2016

My fiancé and I visited Loretto, Kentucky over Labor Day weekend hoping to explore the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. We choose The Hill House based on it's proximity to Maker's Mark; little did we know it was quite a trek to the other distilleries on the trail. However, we wouldn't have changed a thing! Upon our arrival we immediately felt like we had known Lisa Maria much longer than just a few minutes and fell in love with our room and the comfort of the B&B. Her breakfasts we amazing and we enjoyed sitting in the living room and relaxing after a day of exploring. We even stayed an extra day (partly to enjoy the distilleries, partly for one more night of comfort!)! We are already planning our next trip to the Trail, and more importantly, The Hill House!!

Great Experience at The Hill House B&B

5 on September 20, 2016

Although we were only able to spend one night it was most enjoyable. The house is an old home and is believed to have been constructed in the 1860s that has been refurbished. Our room was very clean, it had plenty of room, and the windows made it very bright and airy. The bathroom was more than adequate. The innkeeper made us feel right at home the minute we came in the door. Breakfast was delicious. The whole environment was very inviting. We would definitely stay there again!

Loved it and will return

5 on September 18, 2016

September in Kentucky and in Loretto was gorgeous and the Hill House was one of our favorite places along the way! We were on our way to tour Maker's Mark Distillery (only 3 miles from Hill House) and this was the perfect home base for touring even more of the many destinations along the Bourbon Trail. Lisa Marie was a gracious innkeeper and was ready to help us enjoy our stay in Kentucky in every way. The rooms are lovely and the breakfasts delicious. We left feeling a part of the family and look forward to another visit!

The Hill House:)

5 on August 22, 2016

Delicious food- lovely hospitality!! Most enjoyable!

Great place, great price, great breakfast!

4.2 on August 15, 2016

We enjoyed our first stay here! The room was clean and cozy, and the breakfast was fabulous! Lisa Marie is a wonderful host. We enjoyed the wine "happy hour" in the evenings and simply sitting in the living area to relax and read. Woyld have liked to have coffee out out earlier in the morning for those who are early risers, however it was available at breakfast. Another suggestion would be to have bottled water and a few snacks available for guests throughout the day. We spent most of our time in Bardstown, so it was a bit of a drive into town and back each time, but otherwise, we loved it and would definitely consider staying again!

Hill House B & B

5 on August 05, 2016

Lisa Marie and her assistant, Gina, are wonderful hosts. The accommodations were great and the breakfasts were fabulous! We had a special request that was not only met, but exceeded. What service! Each of the two mornings, breakfst was wonderful and after a brief time, Lisa Marie would come and visit with guests. This happened in the evening as well with either Lisa Marie, the owner, and/or, the assistant, Gina. Both ladies are very welcoming and accommodating. I would highly recommend this B & B.

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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 - $145

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 - $145

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 - $125

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 all your own.

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

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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

Historical interests, Live Music, National/State parks, Nature area, 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, Religious Services

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Air conditioning, BBQ grill, Board games, Conference Rooms, DVD Player, Fireplace, Piano, Private entrance, Telephone, VCR, 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, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, 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:: 3pm-6pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Patio and Porch areas available
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited bed for infants not available
  • Childcare Provided: No must be supervised by parent at all times
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • 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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  • Time Served: flexible
  • Serving Location: Parlor, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Vegetarian low salt diets

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!