Pinnacle View Inn

491 Log Cabin Road , Berea, KY 40403 USA (Show map)


Experience a romantic bed and breakfast that offers a breath-taking panoramic view, offering the finest of accommodations in Berea, the folk art capital of KY. We are small enough to provide the personal attention you seek, while offering exceptional hospitality and a commitment to extraordinary service. Our contemporary Inn overlooks the Red Lick Valley and is nestled in the knob country surrounding Berea, Kentucky. The Inn features a large south facing front porch with a beautiful vista of East and West Pinnacle and Pilot Knob, a scene familiar to all Berea College alumni who have hiked the Pinnacles. Our location combines the small-town charm of Berea with its outstanding artisans and craftsmen, with ready accessibility to outdoor activities and the mountains, and the convenience of a short drive to downtown Lexington and the horse country of the Bluegrass. Spectacular views and intimate accommodations at the Pinnacle View Inn await you. Enjoy personal attention and exceptional hospitality in this extraordinary environment.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Beautiful View

3.0 on August 17, 2015

We enjoyed our stay at this unusual Inn. It was quiet and relaxing. The host was great and he spent time to visit with us.


4.0 on August 13, 2015

The room was very nice and the breakfast was great.

Outstanding Breakfast

3.2 on July 31, 2015

We enjoyed sitting on the porch in the rocking chairs and talking to the owner. We used the jacuzzi and the jets obviously had not been cleaned properly because a seaweed looking substance came into the water when we turned the jets on. The bed was extremely hard and uncomfortable. The house is beautiful and our breakfast the next morning was absolutely delicious and we met a couple that we are sure to meet up with again.

Review of Pinnacle View Inn, May '15

4.0 on May 19, 2015

Outstanding service & B&B. Recommend weekday stay since it's more personal when you & your significant other are the only guests. If you're there in May/June, be sure & settle - in out in the front, after sunset, to enjoy the once-in-a-Lifetime Fire-fly show in the field, across the way. It's truly a spectacle of God.

Nice Stay Could Be Great

3.4 on April 20, 2015

We stayed at the Pinnacle View Inn on a visit to Berea. Ira the inn keeper was very personable, knowledgeable and friendly. The Inn itself was nice. Our room was clean and spacious. I couldn't get the jets to work in the Jacuzzi tub but I did not ask for assistance. The decor around the common areas was a bit cluttered and tidying up would improve the setting greatly. And now for breakfast: it was fantastic. Ira is a self-proclaimed foody and the meal showed. I had an omelet that was amazing in flavor and presentation. My wife had the stuffed french toast and it was fabulous. Everything was fresh and full of flavor. Breakfast was definitely the highlight of the stay.

Enjoyed our stay

3.6 on April 18, 2015

A nice, very large room with a whirlpool tub in the large, very clean bathroom. Lovely views from the windows. Friendly, professional host. Very conveniently located near Berea, KY.

Close to perfect...

5 on February 24, 2015

Everything was as good or better than expected... Food prep and presentation both outstanding; Innkeeper and staff pleasant, attentive. Accommodations were a neat combination of rustic and modern. Looking forward to our next excuse to spend some time there again!

Valentine Get A Way

5 on February 19, 2015

This surprise Valentine's Get A Way could not have turned out better. The Inn was amazing! We were at home immediately with the gorgeous surroundings and welcoming personality of Dr. Bates! Our suite was everything we could have asked for in a romantic evening! The dining experience for both dinner and breakfast was fabulous! Full bellies and great conversation. We didn;t want to leave! We are anxious to return again when it is Spring and in full bloom. Regina and Mark


5 on February 01, 2015

We loved staying at the Pinnacle. Going off the highway for a bit was a lovely way to explore the area. The bed was very comfy and the omelette in the morning was the kind you keep thinking about forever as it was so delicious! The host was very enjoyable and informative.

A Nice Find

3.8 on January 14, 2015

Ira was very attentive and helpful. Drive to get there was a challenge. It is in the "boonies" but a nice place to really get away from it all. Drive to Berea is about 15 minutes for acceptable dining. Stuffed french toast was a real treat.

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Rooms & Rates

Moore Suite

This large romantic bedroom is first class comfort, elegance and style. Alluring pearlescent walls with massive crown molding and a high king-sized bed draw you into the room. With luxurious Egyptian cotton bedding and the elegant room furnishings will envelop you in luxury after a long stress-filled day and give you a perfect night’s rest. The large tile-clad walk-in shower for two with multiple shower heads or the two person soaking tub will entice you to relax and take some extra time to unwind while enjoying soothing water therapy. The view outside the double corner windows is stunning.

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

Belle Suite

Escape to the eves of this contemporary home. Here you will find the utmost in privacy, creative space, and cozy comfort all in one fabulous suite. The Belle Suite is a brightly lit space with a large window looking at Pilot Knob. The Belle Suite has a queen-sized bed and a private bath with a tub and shower.

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

Anna Suite

The Anna Suite includes a queen-sized bed. It is on the first level and is easily handicap accessible. The double windows look toward a special view of Pilot Knob in the distance. The luxurious bath with large walk-in shower provides much room for a seated shower.

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

Lee Suite

The Lee Suite includes a queen-sized bed beneath the cathedral ceiling, a private bath with a whirlpool tub and shower, and a sitting area. This room is tucked away in a corner of the house for extra privacy. The queen size bed, down comforter, soft soothing color palate adds to the cozy ambience. The bathroom features unusual tile and a double corner window. The best views in the house are right here; with beautiful views of the mountains from windows that overlook the beautiful grounds.

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

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Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Small town


Lexington, KY (LEX-Blue Grass Field) 37 miles

Directions to property:

From I-75S, take exit 83 to US421/25; left on US 421; left on Muddy Creek Road; Right on Log Cabin Road. From I75N take exit 76 to US25; right on Glades Road; left on KY1016; right on US421; left on Muddy Creek Road; right on Log Cabin Road

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Nature area, Civil War Battlefield, Bird watching, Performing Theater, Religious Services

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, TV Video games, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar, Wi-Fi , Large front porch, Rock patio, Walking trails, parking

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Mountain Bike trails, Civil War Battlefield, Rock climbing, Arts & Crafts, Folk Art, Antique shopping, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 4:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: No
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: $50.00 deposit on credit card at time of reservation.
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Ira J. Bates

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  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian gluten free

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