The Potter's Inn Bed & Breakfast

313 Walters Lane , Wilmore, KY 40390 USA (Show map)


The Potter's Inn is a beautifully restored Victorian farm house and you are invited to make it your home away from home. Four bedrooms, a sunroom, multiple dining rooms and a wrap-around porch offer guests a perfect place for relaxing with family and friends or for a quiet weekend getaway. Breakfast is served daily and additional meals are available upon special arrangement. Just 15 miles south of Lexington, we are conveniently located for access to a number of attractions. Our own city of Wilmore offers many events such as concerts, arts and crafts, train spotting and much more. We are only a few blocks from both Asbury University and Asbury Theological Seminary. We look forward to welcoming you home at The Potter’s Inn.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.5

What a relaxing weekend.

4.6 on May 06, 2015

My Fiance and I reserved a room at the very last minute on a whim. We piled our things into the car and headed to this wonderful little B&B. We were greeted by Julie who showed us around the house and went out of her way to make us feel at home. The next morning we enjoyed homemade apple french toast with Julies wonderful Apple syrup...what a treat. We met a wonderful couple and even got an invite to have dinner with Julie and some of her friends..what an unexpected blessing. Wilmore is a wonderful little town with an antique store that has some real finds. We had lunch at Solomon's Porch on Saturday...what a neat little place, full of character and great food. Saturday night we invited one of the guests to join us in a game of croquet. My fiance won, even though I cheated! Can you imagine that? All this to say that this was a very budget friendly weekend and we will be sure to return. Thank you to Julie for treating us like family.


5 on February 26, 2013

My boyfriend surprised me for Valentines day and took me to this B&B. We both have never been to one before and were a little heating on what to expect. We stayed in room 1 and it was simply gorgeous inside. The bed was really comfortable and the pillows were excellent. There was so much for us to do just at the inn. They had a wide selection of newer and older popular movies that we had a choice from. They also had a wide selection of board games making it wonderful if you just wanted to hang out for the day. The pottery selection is fantastic, all hand made and special. The other guest were very nice and respectful. Everyone talked to us when we saw them but at night everyone was very quiet. Breakfast was delicious. She made eggs with veggies, blueberry muffins that were delicious and assorted fruit. The town itself is beautiful with a grocery store, dollar store, and plenty of eating choices right there. We went to a pizzeria called Tastebuds were they make their own dough. I would highly recommend this. We are excited to visit again as soon as possible.


5 on September 06, 2012

We had an awesome stay at Potter's Inn! The room we stayed in was beautifully quaint and yet comfortable. The sun porch was incredible.

Quiet, Restful B&B

4.8 on August 10, 2012

Loved this restful spot; beautiful rooms, cozy areas to read & visit -- quiet & away from the noise of the town. Wilmore is great; driving distance from so many wonderful KY spots!


5 on June 05, 2012

My wife and I came here on our honeymoon. It was amazing. Julie is a fantastic host who is fun, personable, and kind. She went above and beyond to take care of us and by the end she was our friend. Wilmore is a great place to go to get away, and the Potter's Inn is a fantastic bed and breakfast. We highly recommend it. It was awesome!

Wonderfully Relaxing & Located near Wonderful Attractions

4.0 on October 09, 2011

Just returned from our stay at this Inn on the weekend of 10/7/11 with my wife. We stayed in room #2 & it was delightful! Julie is a wonderful host & the Apple Bread French Toast is to die for!! The Inn is clean & well decorated + it has a large collection of local pottery for sale throughout it's halls. It is located just steps away from Wilmores Main street, Asbury College campus within 20 minutes of Shaker Village, the KY River Pallasaides, Keeneland racetrack & all Lexington has to offer. A Great House & Inn & wonderful place to stay.

very welcoming

4.4 on June 23, 2011

We stayed at the 18th century log cabin. It was the perfect place for us since we were in the area for a re-enactment of the Seige on Fr. Harrod. We were warmly welcomed, treated to a wonderful breakfast, given a personal tour of the owner, Rudy's, pottery studio, all for a price lower than a decent motel room. We plan to return

Feels like home, only better

4.4 on June 12, 2011

The Potter's Inn is a relaxing place, rockers on the porch, but with central heat and air - a thermostat in each guest room. The rooms are beautifully furnished. Julie fixes wonderful breakfasts at a convenient time for the guests! She is warm and welcoming, and will make your visit one to remember fondly. You will want to come back! And it's convenient to Asbury Univ. and Asbury Theological School, plus many area attractions. You can also purchase hand-made pottery, lovingly made by Dr. Rudy Medlock, the "potter" of Potter's Inn.

The first of what will be many visits...

4.6 on September 29, 2010

I just happened upon this charming little B&B as I was in search of a place to stay for a couple of nights. The beds were very comfortable. The bedroom had a private bath (I'm told that all four rooms have a private bath). The breakfasts each day were plentiful and delicious. The host made the stay pleasant and I intend to return as often as I am in the area.

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4.8 on September 25, 2010

This place is a must try. If you visit, insist that Julie make apple bread french toast with the signature apple cider syrup. You will be totally blown away by the hospitality and the quaint ambiance of the historic home. I will definitely plan future stays here.

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Rooms & Rates

Room 1

Our largest room features a beautiful electric (and heat producing) fireplace for cozy nights when it's cool outside. This spacious room also has a roll-away bed, if you have an extra traveler with you. A private bathroom with shower is located in the room.

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

Nightly Rate: $79 - $99

Room 2

Warm yellow and red decor is inviting. Step up into the comfort of a queen-sized bed pillow-top mattress.

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

Nightly Rate: $69 - $89

Room 3

The view from this room is ideal for train enthusiast... or anyone who would enjoy the rising sun in the morning.

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

Nightly Rate: $69 - $89

Room 4

Located off the sun room, guests enjoy the feel of a "suite" room, without the added expense that often accompanies a suite. This spacious room has a semi-private bathroom, which is located in the hallway. The bathroom has a claw-foot tub and shower and is shared with the Innkeeper, but not other guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $59 - $69

Cabin - twin

Located in the home of the Potter's Inn owners, Rudy & Pat, this room is downstairs in the guest house. It includes 2 twin beds and has lots of floor space. There is a common room located on the first floor as well.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 3 Twin

Nightly Rate: $69 - $69

Cabin - queen

Located on the upper level of the Potter's House (where owners, Pat and Rudy live) this room has a queen-sized bed and plenty of floor space. The private bathroom features a large claw-foot. Sorry there is no shower, but there is a spray nozzle.

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

Nightly Rate: $69 - $69

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Location Type

Thoroughbred horse farms, Train, Civil War Sites, Concert venue, Airport, Countryside, Downtown, Small town, Wine country


Lexington, KY (LEX-Blue Grass Field) 14 miles

Directions to property:

Take KY.4, (locally known as “Circle 4” and “New Circle Road”) S. around Lexington to the Lexington/Harrodsburg exit. At the bottom of the ramp, turn R.(toward Harrodsburg) onto Highway 68/Harrodsburg Rd. Stay on Hwy. 68, until you come to the “Y” in the road where Hwy.68 and Hwy.29 separate; stay to the left on Hwy.29, which, once in town, becomes Lexington Ave. There are only 2 signal lights in town; at the second signal light turn left onto Main St., toward “Historic Downtown.” At the railroad crossing and the red caboose, turn R. onto Rice St. As Rice St. curves to the right, it becomes Walters Lane, and there, on a small rise on the right, you will see The Potter’s Inn: a large, deep green old Kentucky Victorian farm house with red roof and grand wrap-around white porch. You’re Home!

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Thoroughbred horse farms, Shakertown At Pleasant Hill, Kentucky Horse Park, Kentucky Thoroughbred Center, Train Watchers Paradise, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Tours, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

On-site amenities

Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, Desk, Fridge, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Radio, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wired internet

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bocce Ball, croquet

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  • Check In:: 4 pm-6 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am/Sun. 1pm
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Open stairs w/ low ballistrad are not suitable for children.
  • Childcare Provided: Limited Must be requested in advance.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No As a courtesy for those with allergies, pets are not allowed
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Occasionally,during high demand times, a two night stay is necessary.
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit equal to one night’s stay will hold your reservation
  • Cancellations: Due to the limited number of rooms available, cancellations made two weeks or less prior to scheduled stay will be charged 50% of the price for the rooms booked. Cancellations received one week or less prior to scheduled stay will be charged the full price. “No shows” will also of necessity be charged the full price.
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Languages spoken

some Spanish, English

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  • Time Served: 8-9 a.m.(flexible)
  • Serving Location: Wrap Around Porch, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

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