The Pepin Mansion Historic B&B

1003 E. Main St. , New Albany, 47150 USA (Show map)


"The Elegance of Yesterday Today", Our Italianate Tuscan Villa built in 1851 (pre Civil War) was designed by Charles Sloan of Chicago and is located on New Albany Indiana's Historic Mansion Row. On the Ohio River, New Albany was a manufacturing, trade and boat-building powerhouse in the 1800's many Mansions can be seen here built for Mr. DePauw, Mr. Culbertson, Mr. Pepin and others. ----- The Pepin Mansion is on the National Historic Registry and was beautifully restored in 2013, the suites are huge with private baths and cable. Much original remains with "heart-of-pine" and oak inlaid floors, gas lighting fixtures, coal burning fireplaces and painted ceilings in the Ballroom and Formal Parlor. ----- To do: a wonderful Victorian Mansion Museum is across the street (the Culbertson Mansion), walk Historic Mansion Row, walk or ride along the Ohio River on the Indiana Greenway Scenic Drive, tour Historic New Albany, The Horseshoe Casino is right down the river and Louisville is right across the Ohio River (5 min to downtown). ----- Looking for a Wedding or Special Event Venue then The Pepin Mansion is the place: Seating for 140 in the Mansion and to 300+ on the Event Lawn, excellent for Tenting! Our signature "Elegant Wedding Package" is most popular.




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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service5
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining5

Quality B&B

4.8 on March 10, 2017

!st off do not let the pictures on web site fool you! The Inn is very well decorate an the pictures do not do the room's "justice". The Inn was spotless, and the B&B hostess was extremely nice and a great cook, breakfast was very nice we had to "walk" it off afterwards but it was worth the walk! Nice historic homes neighborhood a joy to walk east main street. A beautiful Indiana maintained museum/house across the street named "Culbertson House" it is worth the walk across the street an tour wear a neck "brace" you"ll be doing a lot of looking up at the beautiful ceilings!

Gorgeous Mansion, Gracious Innkeeper, Great Breakfast

5 on February 02, 2017

What a beautiful mansion on Mansion Row! Our guestroom was huge, perfectly decorated, and immaculate. Innkeeper Mimi was friendly, knowledgeable about the mansion, and most gracious. Her stuffed French toast was delicious. There is coffee and tea 24/7 and Mimi made fresh cookies for an afternoon snack or after dinner treat. There are several good restaurants nearby, and a walk down Mansion Row on a warm, sunny day was delightful. We will definitely stay again if we are ever in the area.

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Rooms & Rates

1-The Victor Pepin Suite

A 400 sqft, Master Suite adjoining the 2nd floor common area through lockable 9' high pocket doors; a new massive king bed with new mattress. Detached nice private full bath down a level of stairs. HD Cable TV in-suite. You will also appreciate the lovely wood trim and original cast-iron ornate coal-burning fireplace.

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

3-The Barth Suite

A huge 400 sqft suite with a private full bath w/shower. Spectacular new king bed and mattress. Enjoy the quiet of the surrounding foot thick brick and horse-hair plaster walls and admire the fine detail of the original 1851 gas light fixture and fireplace looking very nice. The original "red-pine" floors also look tremendous in this room. This room adjoins the Bridal Suite if this may suite your needs. HD Cable in Suite.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

2-The Culbertson Suite

A Huge 400 sq.ft. suite with 15' ceilings, 11' high double-hung windows and a King Four-Poster Bed; an attached full bath with an ornate cast-iron tub, travertine tile, and a balcony overlooking the Ohio River and the Landmark Culbertson Mansion Museum. A makeup table w/mirror, a floor standing mirror and HD Cable TV in-suite.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

4-Marilyn's Suite

A large quiet suite with a beautiful King Sleigh Bed overlooking the Carriage House and rear Event Lawn. Private Bath w/Shower and a large sitting room. HD Cable in Suite.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Check Dates


Location Type

Historic River Town, in Historic District, Downtown


Louisville, KY (SDF-Standiford Field) 12 miles

Directions to property:

Exit airport Hwy 264 west to New Albany Indiana, merge with Interstate Hwy 64 east, cross the Sherman Minton Bridge, take the first exit east on to Elm St., follow Elm St. east for 12 blocks to 10th St., right (south) on 10th St. to the corner of 10th and Main ... you're here. The North East corner of 10th and E. Main.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Churchill Downs (KY Derby), Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Sports venue, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Mansion

On-site amenities

Bike rental, Coffee/Tea facilities, Conference Rooms, Copier, Electric vehicle charging, Microwave, Parking, Wheelchair access

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi, iPhone docking station

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3pm - 9pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Toddlers are of concern because of the stairs...
  • Childcare Provided: Limited Services available for Events at B&B, Wedding etc...
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Certain Events & Holidays - consult innkeepers
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Booking via B& requires full payment/deposit, booking direct at reservations requires a 50% deposit. All reservations will require a deposit to hold the room NO EXCEPTIONS. Certain events such as the Kentucky Derby require full payment 90 days prior.
  • Cancellations: 30 days cancellation prior to arrival date on Leisure Travel reservations will result in a full refund of deposit less a $25 cancellation fee. Cancellations less than 30 days may result in forfeiture of deposit unless rebooking is accomplished. No Exceptions Special cancellation policies are in effect for Business Travelers, Kentucky Derby, Special Events and some Holidays. Contact Innkeepers for details.



Ron and Christine Smith

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About the innkeepers

After we restored the Mansion it became apparent that such a beautiful and historic venue could become a destination for B&B guests and brides... so we run it so we can continue to invest in the property to make it better! It's always fun to share with our guests the stories and history surrounding The Pepin Mansion.

Check Dates




  • Time Served: 8am - 10am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

For Catered Events any taste can be accomodated

Signature Dish

Caramelized French Toast with Apples and Pecans