1853 Inn at Woodhaven

401 South Hubbards Lane , Louisville, KY 40207 USA (Show map)


Beautifully restored and elegant 1853 Gothic Revival Mansion listed on the Historic Register. Overnight accommodations in the Main House, Carriage House and Octagon Rose Cottage feature designer linens, antique furnishings, private bath (some with whirlpool and steam shower, tv,telephone, clock/radio, iron/ironing board and complimentary coffee/tea stations. Located in the east end of Louisville near top restaurants, shopping and attractions.



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

One of the Best

5 on July 14, 2016

My wife and I did a B & B tour and this was our first stop and what a great place. Great food, treats and very clean. Thank you so much we enjoyed ourselves and will be back again.

beautiful louisville bnb !

5 on March 11, 2016

A beautiful room with a wonderful bed and great sheets! Marsha's breakfasts are truly the best i've had in the 30 bnbs that i've visited !Looking forward to returning when my travel is for pleasure instead of business. Thank you, Marsha! Lisa

What a treasure!

5 on March 15, 2015

My wife and I spent two nights there last week securing the Master Suite. The room was awesome, impeccably decorated. Breakfast was outstanding both days. Marsha is a fantastic hostess. We will be back!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the great compliments! We were so happy to have you all here. The Master Suite is my favorite. Looking forward to having you back in the future. Many thanks, marsha

- marsha burton (innkeeper)

Best B&B Ever!

5 on May 22, 2014

This place is awesome. My wife and I have stayed three times now and have never had any issues. We love the attention to detail and how homey the place feels. We've stayed at other places and none have quite the charm of this B&B. The staff is super nice and helpful and the breakfast was absolutely outstanding. Thank you guys so much for another awesome experience!


5 on January 10, 2014

My husband and I have stayed with you twice so far. We are huge fans of the garden suite and completely in love with the attic suite. We can't get away often, but we are always looking for a chance to get back to you. The breakfast in our room keeps us coming. We view Woodhaven as another word for peace! Thank you so much.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you, your review made my day. So glad you liked the Garden Room. That whirlpool is pretty fun. Breakfast delivered to the room is a great treat. We love to do that for the guests.

- Marsha Burton (innkeeper)

Wonderful B & B

5 on November 07, 2013

I travel to Louisville on business about everyother month for 4 to 6 days and love staying at Woodhaven. I'm a women traveling alone and it makes me fell like I'm at home and safe. Can't say enough about Marsha and her staff.

An absolutely amazing honeymoon!

5 on October 15, 2013

My husband and I stayed here our wedding night. We were extremely impressed and could not have asked for a better, more romantic setting to spend such a special night. They delivered our breakfast the next morning. The rooms were so quaint and quiet. I couldn't believe a place like this existed in Louisville! I was a little put off that they would not let me stay the night before my wedding so that I could get ready in one of the rooms, but the reason is that they want to make sure that the quiet, bed and breakfast atmosphere is maintained, which I understand. I hope to spend many anniversaries here. It's a magnificent deal, especially considering it is not much more expensive than a nice hotel. Amazing.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the 5 star review of our little inn. We are so glad that your wedding night was special. I love delivering breakfast to the room. Just seems a little more special and relaxing for our guests. We wish you many more happy anniversaries. Marsha Burton

- Marsha Burton (innkeeper)

Wonderful B&B

5 on July 19, 2013

The Inn at Woodhaven was the first B&B we had ever stayed in and what a wonderful introduction to the world of bed and breakfasts! Marsha was wonderful and the rooms were beautiful. We were traveling through and only staying 1 night but we will definitely be coming back for a longer visit. Breakfast in the morning was delightful and the caramel french toast was amazing! I would highly recommend staying here if you are traveling through Louisville.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for staying with us on your travels. Louisville is a convenient stop over for many people since we are right in the middle of the country. Many of our guests are first time bed and breakfast goers. We try to make it a happy experience. That caramel french toast is so popular that we have the recipe printed up for our guest to take off and make at home.

- Marsha Burton (innkeeper)


4.6 on April 29, 2013

My husband and I stayed in the Rose Room for one night. The room was spacious and well decorated. The king-sized bed was very comfortable. Snacks and beverage were provided in the common areas and in the room. The generous breakfast was delicious. We did not have a lot of contact with the Innkeeper, but in a larger B&B that is to be expected. We recommend this B&B and look forward to our next visit.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your very nice review. The Rose Room is one of my favorite rooms. I tried to give it an English country feel. Sorry to have not been around to visit with you more. April is so busy with the garden work and getting ready for Derby that I can hardly get a moment free. We hope to see you again. Many thanks, Marsha Burton

- Marsha Burton (innkeeper)

Five star all the way!!

5 on November 03, 2012

What a fabulous Bed and Breakfast. I cannot find one bad thing to say about it. The rooms and decor were first class. We stayed in the attic room one night and then moved to the rose room. They were both just perfect...clean, comfortable, and inviting. The food was prepared to order and delicious. The Innkeeper very friendly and hospitable. Like I said I cannot find one bad thing to say. I would definitely stay there again.

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Rooms & Rates

Master Suite

Quite, elegant bedroom furnished in traditional atiques. Relax in the Queen size four poster bed or the sleigh bed in the attached sleeping porch. Beautiful view from a private balcony. Spacious private bath with steamshower. Telephone, TV with DVD, coffee, tea and snack area, luxury linens and Wifi.

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

Nightly Rate: $145 - $159

Rose Room

Overlooking the front lawn, this large inviting room offers a king size bed, sitting area, and large bath with tub and shower. Decorated in shades of rose and cream with antiques and luxury linens and bath products. TV, telephone, Wifi, in room coffee, tea and snacks.

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

Nightly Rate: $145 - $159

Garden Room

Beautiful suite with garden view. Vibrant blue shades in the bedroom and sunny yellow in the sitting room. This charming room features a queen cherry mansion bed, sitting area and lovely private bath with double whirlpool bathtub and 10 foot tall steamshower. TV, telephone, wifi, and in room coffee, tea and snacks.

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

Nightly Rate: $145 - $159

Hearth Room

The Hearth Room, a restored 1853 kitchen that originally served the main house, features 12 foot ceilings, a queen size canopy bed, an authentic 10 foot wide fireplace and a single whirlpool tub and shower in the bath. Silk drapes puddle on the floor at the 12 foot tall windows. Beadboard trim and teal and cream paint with touches of gold accent the walls. TV, DVD, wifi, in room coffee, tea and snacks. Great room to hav breakfast in bed!

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

Nightly Rate: $145 - $159

Cupola Room

The Cupola Room features a queen size sleigh bed, sitting area with chaise lounge and vaulted ceiling bath with a double whirlpool tub and european hand shower. Crisp green and white walls and fabrics with antiques and high-quality linens and bedding. TV, DVD, telephone, wifi, and coffee, tea and snacks in room.

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

Nightly Rate: $129 - $149

Derby Room

Totally private the Derby Room features a queen size canopy bed with a sitting area, 20 foot ceilings and exposed brick walls and beadboard trim. The inviting bath includes a double whirlpool tub and shower. Warm and inviting in reds and green with whimsical touches of farm animals. TV,DVD, telephone,wifi, coffe, tea and snacks in room. Private patio.

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

Nightly Rate: $145 - $159

Rose Cottage

Romantic porch encircled octagon cottage featuring a king size bed, sitting room with fireplace, wet bar, refrigerator, and bath with double whirlpool and steam shower. The 25 foot vaulted ceiling allows for a lovely loft space looking out to the garden for relaxing. TV,DVD, telephone, wifi, refrigerator, microwave, and coffee, tea and snacks in room. Relax on private porch with gardens. Have breakfast in the room too.

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

Nightly Rate: $175 - $255

Attic Suite

1200 square foot suite featuring large bedroom with king size bed and small bedroom with antique three quarter bed with trundle bed and sitting room with daybed. Spacious bath with whirlpool tub and two pedestal sinks, separate double steam shower. Vaulted ceilings and arched doorways throughout. Beautifully decorated in a color scheme of creams and greens with many antiques and luxury linens. TV, DVD, telephone, wifi, refrigerator, microwave, in room coffee tea and snacks. Truly an incredible space. Rate is quoted for 3 guests, each additional guest is $15.00 to be paid at property!

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $175 - $255

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Location Type

City, Suburban


Louisville, KY (SDF-Standiford Field) 8 miles

Directions to property:

Woodhaven is located in the east end of Louisville only 7 miles from the center of the city in a lovely residential neighborhood. From I-64, exit Cannons Lane North, take a right onto Winchester Road, turn right onto Hubbards and we will be on the left about 1/2 mile. From I-264, exit Breckinridge Lane North, turn right onto Kresge Way, then left at Hubbards Lane and then we are one block on your right.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Bourbon Trail, Historic home tours,, horse racing, theaters, galleries, antiquing,, Wine Tasting, Baseball Park, Riverboat,, Health Spa / Massage, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Urban Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine , Refrigerator, Meeting / Banquet Facilities, Wireless Internet, Accessible without stairs, Microwave, Equipped for physically disabl, Kitchenette

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wet bar, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Jogging Trails, Fitness Center / Gym, Children's Activities, golf, swimming, hiking nearby, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:30am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No exterior areas for smoking
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No Children age 12+ are charged at the same rate as adult
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required with prior notice
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other
  • Deposit Amount Required: No deposits are taken at time of bookingIf cancelled after 48 hours refunds made if room is rebooked.
  • Cancellations: 48 hour cancellation policy - no charge if cancelled earlier than 48hours. If cancelled after 48 hours refunds made if room is rebooked.
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Marsha burton

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

antiquing, cooking, gardening

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hearty Kentucky tradtional

  • Time Served: 7:00am to 10:30am
  • Serving Location: porches, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian organic local foods

Signature Dish

caramel french toast
comfort food at it's best, made with great harvest bread and organic eggs and milk with extra caramel layer.


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