Charred Oaks Inn

341 Lexington Street , Versailles, KY 40383 USA (Show map) Diamond Collection

Professionally Inspected & Certified Diamond Collection


Minutes from downtown Lexington, Kentucky, Keeneland Race Course, Kentucky Horse Park, fine dining and the Bourbon Trail, this romantic, upscale bed-and-breakfast located in Versailles, Kentucky offers unparalleled privacy, lush king size poster beds, luxuriously comfortable bed linens, comfy bath robes, fresh flowers, original hardwood floors,high ceilings, large tile en suite baths, free WiFi and smart TVs/DISH. Some rooms offer fireplaces and separate living room space; all have views of the inn’s park-like grounds. Included in your stay is a scrumptious full gourmet breakfast, fresh homemade evening sweets or savories, specialty coffees 24/7, free secure onsite parking and stocked in-room mini-fridges (soda, diet, bottled water). Open year round.



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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining5

Wonderful stay at Charred Oaks Inn

4.8 on May 06, 2018

Great place to stay while enjoying Lexington. Pamela and Richard were fabulous hosts with great suggestions for what to do. They accommodated our schedule in every way. The evening deserts and morning breakfasts were both fantastic!

Nice place with great hosts!

4.8 on April 20, 2018

Stayed at Charred Oaks Inn after Keeneland day; wish we would have read the details of the B&B offerings, before we ate dessert ou. We were enamoured with chocolate tort that was left out in the living area, but too full to eat anything. Breakfast was accomodated early before we drove home, and was a delightful tasty experience. We will come again. Not sure I would call this place a "value" because I usually use the word to note a small price compared to what is received. It is appropriately priced for the value that you receive and we are always happy when places live up the hype. MC

Warm Welcome From New Found Friends

5 on October 22, 2017

On a recent visit to Lexington, we had the great good fortune to stay at Charred Oaks Inn. Pamela and Richard have beautifully restored their home and appointed it with lovely furnishings, many of them antiques and family pieces. Charming guest rooms are spacious, and welcoming with comfortable beds, and new ensuite bathrooms. Pamela and Richard embrace their guests with gracious hospitality, assistance with dinner suggestions and reservations, suggestions for daily activities, and generously share their arts both fine and culinary. Pamela’s passion for cooking and baking is immediately evident in her delicious gourmet breakfasts and tempting evening desserts. It was a lovely experience!

Beautiful place to stay

4.8 on November 16, 2015

Great place to stay, beautiful Rooms, excellent breakfast and nice owners Pamela & Richard with their warm hospitality. Every day a different and brilliant breakfast. We'll come back to this beautiful place for sure

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Rooms & Rates

Room Number Four

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room Number Two

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room Number One

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room Number Three

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

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Location Type

Countryside, Secluded, Small town, Urban, Wine country


Cincinnati, OH (CVG-Cincinnati N. Ky.) 91 miles miles

Directions to property:

From the north: Interstate 75 South Exit 115 towards Lexington Merge onto Newtown Pike Merge onto KY 4-W/New Circle Road By Pass north Continue onto KY-4W Take exit 5B to merge onto West 60/Versailles Merge onto 60W/Versailles Road Continue to follow US 60W Continue straight onto Lexington Street 341 will be on the right (look for the stone wall)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Extreme sports, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Night life, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Sports venue, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Farm, Mansion

On-site amenities

CD player, Conference Rooms, DVD Player, Library, Movie library, Parking, Wet bar

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi, iPhone docking station

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  • Check In:: 3:00-7:00p.m.
  • Check Out:: 12:00p.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night during holidays and seasonal events
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night stay requires full payment at time of booking; multiple requires 50% deposit.
  • Cancellations: Deposit and Refund 100% deposit is required for one-night stays. A 50% deposit is required for two nights or longer stays. Deposits will be refunded only if notice is received no less than 21 days prior to the intended date of arrival. A refund service charge of $35.00 per room will be deducted from the deposit. Guests who check out before the last day of the reservation will be required to pay for the days reserved in full. We realize that situations may arise necessitating cancellation within the 21 day limit, and we do sympathize, however we must maintain our business policy due to a limited season and high accommodation demands. A partial refund may be possible only if we are able to re-book the room(s). We must have a deposit on all rooms in order to guarantee the reservation. Reservations are normally made with a valid credit card. If desired, personal checks may be used for your deposit. Checks must be received within seven days of making your reservation and must be secured with a credit card until receipt.
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Pamela Byrne Riley and Richard B. Riley

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About the innkeepers

Pamela and Richard delight in sharing their love of Lexington, Kentucky and surrounding areas of the Bluegrass Region with guests at Charred Oaks Inn. Seasoned innkeepers and veterans of the world of special events, prior to relocating to Central Kentucky, they owned and operated another bed and breakfast inn, the Hodgdon Island Inn, an award-wining nine-room B&B, located in Boothbay, Maine.

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  • Time Served: 7:30AM-10:00AM
  • Serving Location: Outside patio weather permitting, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten Free; Dairy Free; Vegan

Signature Dish

Baked Oatmeal with fresh seasonal fruits
This is not your mother's oatmeal! It's more like dessert than breakfast - it's like eating a giant oatmeal cookie chock full of fresh fruits of any season like raspberries, blueberries and blackberries in the warm months and apples, pears and cranberries in the cold months. Topped with plain or vanilla yogurt or a little milk makes it even more yummy!


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