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Award winning A Storybook Inn.Great LOCATION in the heart of horse country! Spotlessly Clean. Uniquely and tastefully appointed. World Class Elegance & Service! A Storybook Inn is located on acreage in the historic district of quaint, historic Versailles, but in walking distance to shops and restaurants. (15 minutes from Lexington, close to artsy shops of Midway.) It is so refreshing to find an award winning historic Inn that is fantastically restored and unequivocally gorgeous but at the same time, not pretentious. We use as many local, organic ingredients as possible. Wonderful afternoon snacks. We have a staff that is ready, willing and able to assist you to make your stay more enjoyable. We can assist you with horse farm tours (please call ahead), dinner reservations, and en-suite massages by a professional Massage Therapist (by appointment). Our guest rooms and suite are very tastefully designed after Classic movies and scrupulously clean enough for the most persnickety germaphobe. The Inn is designed to be a delight to the senses with original oil paintings, tasteful furnishings and antiques but sensitive to travelers needs such as free wireless. You will see why our guests regularly tell us things like this recent review: After traveling extensively here in the US and abroad, staying in both small inns as well as top rated hotels, I would rate A Storybook Inn as the best small Inn or Bed and Breakfast I have encountered."
4.8 on December 22, 2016
From the moment we arrived and were met by Elise, to our final chat while turning in the keys, this amazing home felt like ours - yet at the same time, like we were at a resort. rooms, food, surprise sweets, decor, and that home-like feel - Elise understands customer-focus, but this experience is made possible because she simply lives what she believes. Take the time to be part of this Storybook!
5 on December 12, 2016
This was the first time I've experienced staying at a bed and breakfast and now I wish I would have sooner. From the moment I arrived until the moment I left I felt like royalty. A Storybook Inn is such a beautiful place, the rooms are nicely decorated and very comfortable, the grounds have gorgeous scenery, and the dinning area where you get to enjoy an amazing breakfast is full of glass windows so you can also enjoy the views of outside. My experience while staying at A Storybook Inn definitely exceeded all expectations I had, I will absolutely be back for another stay.
5 on November 15, 2016
My wife and I just celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary and my birthday here. Elise and her staff are top notch through and through.Cannot imagine a better Bed and Breakfast anywhere. Elise's cooking and southern charm is off the chart.Third time staying and God willing will definitely be back. Glenn and Suzie
5 on October 06, 2016
October 3, 2016. My husband and I have been all over the US and have stayed at many Inns and B&Bs. A Storybook Inn is, by far, the best in all categories. We stayed in the "Somewhere In Time" suite. The accommodations, the service, the breakfast, are outstanding. The inn is in the heart of horse country, Versailles, Ky. It is elegant, relaxing and peaceful, from the furnishings, to the dining, to the background music. The grounds are reminiscent of an English garden, with lush plantings, stone walk ways, and the occasional feeder for the feathered friends. The conservatory where breakfast is served is breathtaking. We felt like royalty from the moment we checked in. Elise, the owner, served us a white glove breakfast that would win awards. The entire experience was like nothing we have ever experienced in our adventures. There is a total attention to detail in everything, including any dietary restrictions. This inn experience is a masterpiece.
5 on September 25, 2016
As senior travelers, Ken and I cherish a home away from home with elegance and an elevator!!! We look forward to our next visit to Elise and staff, relax in our gorgeous and sanitized suite, dine on premier omelettes, fresh fruits, and smoked bacon and stroll in the romantic walled garden. No vacation to horse and bourbon country could be more perfect than one with A Storybook Inn focal point!! Thank you, Elise, Kathy
4.8 on July 18, 2016
This Inn is outstanding. Anyone visiting the horse farms should look no further than the Storybook Inn. The breakfast was delicious with all organic ingredients. Elise, the Innkeeper, was lovely and very friendly. Don't miss visiting this B&B. It is a real gem.
4.4 on July 16, 2016
Our first time experiencing a bed and breakfast was outstanding. Elise and her staff were very attentive and helpful. The food was great and the room was clean. the Inn was beautiful inside and out. We will return.
5 on June 23, 2016
Elise is a most gracious and talented hostess. Not only is her Inn impeccable but she assisted us in planning tours for horse farms, bourbon trail and restaurants. At the Inn, the dining room/garden room overlooks grounds straight out of the Hamptons. Inside the tables are beautifully set with gorgeous crystal, silver, flowers and linens. Oh yes, her scones are lighter than cotton candy. We were a group of ten and would definitely return. Sam Johnston, The Powell Group
5 on June 10, 2016
I've become an avid traveler on business and won't stay anywhere than a Select Registry B&B if at all possible. All first class with charming service and hospitality. A Storybook Inn was won of my favorites thus far but all outstanding.
5 on May 22, 2016
This is an outstanding bed and breakfast Inn. Elise and her staff are welcoming and did everything they could to make our stay as wonderful as possible. And they succeeded! From our welcoming snacks with the lights on in our beautifully appointed room to the culinary delights at breakfast (the coffee is out of this world good), we felt pampered. Attention to detail is evident throughout. We just loved our stay here and will be back for another visit. Just a jewel in the middle of beautiful horse country!
As guests step into this suite, there is a gasp because of the obvious beauty and space in this suite. There is a richness of color and beauty of the sitting room and the "lantern glow" gold of the bedroom. The carpet, rugs, original oil paintings, [one of Vivian Leigh as Scarlett], the luxury bedding, the great views, and SPACE, and the large two person shower in the new bathroom,the walk-in closet with frig, wooden hangers, and thick bathrobes, antique desk, chinz sofa, LUXURY, LUXURY, LUXURY without being fussy. A room that men or women are equally as comfortable in. Rave reviews!
Nightly Rate: $289 - $289
Casablanca has newly restored hardwood floors, oriental rugs, antique Chesterfield sofa, leather chair and ottoman, carved sleigh bed and large armoire, build in cabinetry, walk in closet with mini-frig, [all guest rooms do] thick robes monogrammed with Storybook, [all do] large antique writing desk. Windows going all across room facing park. Bathroom has new air whirlpool tub, custom drapes, lovely vanity, mosaic tile, built in cabinetry. Unique "Casablanca" chandelier. Men love this suite! But then...so do women!
Nightly Rate: $269 - $269
My Fair Lady has newly restored hardwood floors with thick oriental rugs. King sized carved poster bed. Thick Sterns and Foster mattress topped with eco-allergy safe feather bed, antique French desk, fireplace [all do], wingback chairs with foot stool, armoire with satellite TV. DVD, VCR. Room is light and airy and has a wonderfully restored bathroom with air whirlpool and built-ins. Looks out over front lawn and rose garden and lighted waterfalls from bathroom. All rooms have custom flower arrangements Original movie posters and "Eliza's hats." LOVERLY!
Nightly Rate: $269 - $269
We are so proud of our new guesthouse! Large front pillared porch with swing and rocking chair seating. Large private deck in back with gas grill. That's just the outside. Inside, we have a spacious Greatroom with floor to ceiling stone gas fireplace, custom bookshelves, Satellite large HD Flatscreen TV/VCR/DVD, full kitchen (fully equipped) lovely breakfast room with one of the most incredible views of the sunrise across the acres! Custom drapes throughout. Italian leather sofa and matching large roomy easy chairs. 3.5 bedrooms. 3.5 baths. Office. Wireless Internet free. Laundry room, 1st master with large walk-in closet, separate shower and lovely air whirlpool tub. Upstairs the views are wonderful and the bedrooms spacious, the professional decor lovely. Breakfast can still be enjoyed at the main house. Very private - ideal for honeymooners, anniversaries, families, those Keeneland bound, or for individuals who just want to get away from it all! You will not want to leave!
Nightly Rate: $345 - $345
Somewhere In Time is our largest and most luxurious suite. It was the original owner's suite of this grand old house. HUGE is a word that comes to mind. Elegant is another descriptor. Fitting for the mood and feel of this elegant suite, Somewhere In Time has its own private hallway to get to the entrance of this secluded suite in the main house. During the renovation process, we often referred to it our Bridal suite or Presidential suite. And for very good reason! 19-foot long sitting room with original, restored hardwood floor, custom outfitted day bed, custom chairs, writing desk.
Nightly Rate: $319 - $319
5 miles to Keeneland, Walking distance to downtown;wooded park, Minutes from world class horse farms, Less than 10 minutes to Airport, 20 minutes from KY Horse Park, 10 Minutes from quaint Midway, Airport, Downtown, Small town
Lexington, KY (LEX-Blue Grass Field) 5 miles
From Lexington: Take Versailles Road into Versailles. Take a left on Main Street. Take the next right onto Rose Hill. Go 0.3 mile up the hill; turn right at the stone pillars with the Storybook Inn signs. We are the large white Colonial that sits back from the street. From Louisville: Take I-64 East to the Frankfort exit and turn right onto Highway 60. Take the scenic route past magnificent horse farms into the town of Versailles. When you approach the town, veer to the right into the town. You are on Frankfort St. which becomes Main. Go through 4 stop lights to Rose Hill and take a right. Just up the hill 0.3 miles: turn right at the stone pillars with the Storybook Inn signs. From Cincinnati: Take I-75 South to exit 115 onto Newtown Pike. Take a right on Newtown and go 1.8 miles to W New Circle Rd/KY-4/W-US60. Take W New Circle Road 4.5 miles to the first Versailles Road exit. You will be heading West [right] toward Versailles. Go 9.3 miles to Versailles to Main Street. Turn left at Main and take first right onto Rose Hill. Just up the hill 0.3 miles; turn right at the stone pillars with the Storybook Inn Signs.
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Keeneland Race Course, Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill, Bourbon Trail, Quaint, artsy Midway & Downtown Versailles, Kentucky Horse Park, Irish Acres Antiques and The Glitz, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo
Other, Cottage, Historic Inn
Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Secretarial services, Spa, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , Elevator; Beautiful spaces to relax, Walking distance to wooded park with trails, Immaculately clean for the allergy prone, Special dietary needs considered;Massages arranged, Refreshments at all times; Homemade desserts, 50 Ft Glass Conservatory to dine in
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet
Bird watching, Golfing, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Falling Springs Recreation Center, Near Shaker Village, 9 minutes to Keeneland, Wooded paved walking trail behind inn, Near Kentucky Horse Park, Near fine dining, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis courts
C. Elise Buckley
I love people. I love pampering people, especially ones that need a reprieve from too much work or just a time away from it all. I have a background in nursing, nutrition, Real Estate, and hospitality. I am gifted in interior design, gardening, and love great conversation. Love to travel and to read. I enjoy creating in the kitchen signature dishes with fresh ingredients. My friends have all commented that all of those traits point to the fact that Innkeeping is the perfect venue for me.
Gourmet and/or country style
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Low Carb, diabetic,, Gluten free
Tuscan Frittata with Heirloom Tomatoes,Thick Bacon
This is a wonderful dish made with all fresh ingredients. Fresh eggs, milk, 5 different cheeses, vegetables such as zucchini,brocoli,sweet red pepper,scallions, spices, and presented with fresh herbs. Usually served with gourmet thick sliced bacon, fresh fruit with fresh whipped cream and a sprig of mint, and homemade blueberry muffins or scones. Coffee is freshly ground Premium Organic Coffee. Orange juice is freshly squeezed in season. Or we serve other meals such as: Blackberry Breakfast Pudding w/warmed Maple Syrup and sausages, Amaretto French Toast w/ fresh fruit, Organic Blueberry Pancakes with thick sliced bacon. All breakfasts come with fresh fruit, fresh baked muffins or breads, entree, bacon or sausage if desired, juice, coffee and filtered water.