Fairchild's Bed & Breakfast, LLC

302 South Main Street , Monticello, KY 42633 USA (Show map)


The Fairchild House, home of Fairchild's Bed & Breakfast, was built in 1906, designated as a Kentucky Landmark in 1984 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008. The house is located minutes from the picturesque Lake Cumberland, and is located in a unique and historical setting. There are many Civil War historic sites, natural landmarks and antique shops within a 45 mile drive. Fairchild's is perfect for the business or leisure traveler. Fairchild's Bed & Breakfast features woodwork, sections of original wall papering, seven period fireplaces, original poplar hardwood floors, Victorian furnishings and antiques, a wrap-around porch, hi-speed wireless internet access, and a Southern breakfast.



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

Pleasant stay and good touring advice

4.6 on June 25, 2014

Charlotte was a most hospitable host. Spacious, comfortable room, with central air conditioning and wifi. She gave us ideas for activity in the area which we followed and were not disappointed.


5 on February 05, 2014

We have stayed at many B & B's around the country and internationally. Fairchild B & B far exceeded my expectations! The house is beautiful and I was in awe of the decorations and all the many extra touches. Charlotte went way above the call of duty in making us welcome. We truly felt as if we were guests in her home - very welcome guests. The entire house was very clean and comfortable. We absolutely loved our stay and are anxious to return. Highly, highly recommend!!

A perfect weekend.

5 on July 26, 2013

My stay at Fairchild's Bed & Breakfast was more than what I had dreamed it could be. The innkeepers were wonderful, anticipating my every need. The room was uniquely decorated and took on a personality of it's own. I slept like a log all night and was greeted the next morning with my favorite Southern breakfast of eggs, bacon, sausage, orange juice, milk, coffee, and bisquits and gravy. YUM! I would go back there every chance I get. Thanks, Fairchild's B&B for the great weekend.


5 on June 26, 2013

They have not come up with words to give this B & B justice!

Great Stay!

5 on August 09, 2012

Our stay at Fairchild's was very enjoyable and relaxing. Charlotte has hospitality down to a science. The house is gorgeous with all the original fireplaces. The huge breakfast was delicious! Definitely a place to add to the "want to return" list.

Fantastic bed and breakfast!

5 on June 26, 2012

This was my first time staying at a bed and breakfast so I didn't really have any expectations, but this place really impressed me. The house was beautifully decorated and the rooms were cozy and well-equipped with all the comforts of home. The owner couldn't have been more friendly, helping me with directions and even giving me a recipe! The owner also is an excellent cook and I loved my breakfast dishes!

very nice

3.8 on May 27, 2012

My husband and i stayed here in Joyce's room. The bed was so comfortable. The room was clean and very big. The bathroom was nice and is your own personal bathroom, but is located down the hall from the room. The house has such charm and has all the original trappings and such. The inn keeper is so very nice and knowledgeable about the area and local history. Breakfast was delicious, but i do feel that for the amount of people staying in the house that morning there could have been more food. The only other problem we had was with reaching the inn keeper the day before our check-in. We had a few questions but were unable to reach her by phone until the day of our check in. Though that's not a big deal. Everything was so nice, we will def be staying here again when we come back through.

Fairchild's is an excellent B&B

5 on October 20, 2011

I would recommend Fairchild's to anyone staying anywhere remotely close to Monticello, KY, especially for anyone who is visiting Lake Cumberland / Cumberland Falls. Accommodations and breakfast are first rate, and the proprietress is a enjoyable person to visit with.

One outstanding night

5 on June 14, 2011

Such a wonderful place to stay!!!!! The bed was heavenly; I slept all through the night. My hostess was wonderful and very helpful - I would recommend her talents to anyone. Breakfast was more than I had envisioned it would be. Truely, a most wonderful stay. I will definitely return. You can't go wrong on this choice of B&B's.

A True Step Back to a Most Elegant Time

5 on December 20, 2010

Beautifully decorated to the period of the time of the house. Large old home with large rooms, but cozy, warm and quite enchanting. As you look at the photos of the room, envision a 6'4'' man, lounging on the bed, reading, and he actually looks small in that massive, beautiful and luxurious bed ! ! ! ! Our room was so comfortable, with multiple seating and lounging options, truly made us feel as if we had time traveled back 2-3 generations. There are plush terry bathrobes and the baths at the end of the hall are fun and full of every amenity. The lady of the house is jovial and interesting, with a long standing relationship and intimate knowledge of the house. And the food, ahhhhh yes the food, is superb, with a combination of the expected, and the unexpected. The area is calm and quite. About 20 minutes away are 2 interesting eaterys we found. . . .. .. . one, a fun bbq and beer place, the other with excellent seafood and steaks with much higher quality food than I had anticipated finding in the area. The pomegranate martinis were tasty. The county is dry, so byob, except for restaurants. We will be back here !

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Rooms & Rates

Queen Room

Queen-sized bed, Fireplace, Bay windows, with Luxurious bedding

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

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Location Type

Mill Springs Park and Battlefield, Lake Cumberland recreation area, Daniel Boone National Forest, Cumberland Falls State Park, Downtown, Mountains, Small town


Lexington, KY (LEX-Blue Grass Field) 75 miles

Directions to property:

Cincinnati: I-75 South, Somerset exit via 461 South, to 80 West,to 914 bypass south, to South 27, to 90 West. Monticello downtown to business 90. Left past corner of Frisbee. Knoxville: I-75 north, to Somerset exit 80, West to 914 bypass south, to South 27, to 90 West. Monticello downtown to business 90. Left at corner of Frisbee and Main. Nashville: I-40 East, to 111 North, to 127 North, to 90 East, Monticello to downtown business 90, on right.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Civil War battlefields and Interpretation center, Fishing, boating, water sports, Somernite Cruises in Somerset, Blue Heron Mining Camp, Moonbow at Cumberland Falls, also near many County fairs, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Library, Piano, Private entrance, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wired internet , Full Southern breakfast

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, City Park activities, Country School House, Antiques, 50's Diner, Museum, Genealogy/Library, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 4:30 EST
  • Check Out:: 10:30 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Designated smoking area on porch or on lawn.
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No Inquire to the availability of accommodations for children.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Amount of the first night's fee reserved with a credit card or receipt of personal check 10 days before arrival.
  • Cancellations: Your credit card number will be requested to book your room and to ensure that the room is held for you on the reserved date/s. Should you need to cancel your reservation, please do so at least 72 hours ahead of scheduled arrived. Should a last-minute cancellation be necessary, please know that we fully understand emergencies; however, we need you to understand that it would be too late to rebook the room and we will process the full charge for one night.
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C. Johnson and L. Darnell

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About the innkeepers

Meeting new people, reading, fossil collecting, photography, scrapbooking, ball-room dancing, bunko, chess, antiques, and "Emily".

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  • Time Served: on request after 7:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

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