Blue Heron B&B and Retreat Center

270 E. Prong Road , Richmond, 40475 USA (Show map)


The Blue Heron is Victorian style bed and breakfast and retreat center located in rural Kentucky on a 30 acre goat farm. Business and church groups are welcome for day retreats and meetings. Individuals and small groups are invited to enjoy the bed and breakfast overnight. Large quest rooms all have private baths -one with whirlpool. One large suite includes kitchen and sitting area and is located seperate from the main house. Fireplaces on the first floor add extra warmth on a wintery day. A full homecooked breakfast is provided to overnight guests. In spring,the meadows and hillsides are full of wildlife and beautiful wildflowers. Great blue heron and red-tailed hawks soar over the farm. The beautiful surrondings encourage hikes to the meadow or leisurely walks to the waterfall. Library, sunroom and living room are all available to guests. Meeting rooms can accomodate groups up to 40. This remote quiet setting is also great for personal retreats or a weekend away.



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service5
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Exceeds Expectations!

5 on October 13, 2016

Our first time and definitely not our last time. My husband and I booked reservations not knowing what to expect. Hubby is not real big on B&Bs - avid Marriott hotel guy. My experience with B&Bs goes back 15 years. We booked this place based its proximity to our present whereabouts because we did not want to drive more than 4 hours and we were looking for a place where we could dig for fossils. Bingo - 4 hour drive was pleasant and the scenery lovely. Our time digging for fossils in the creek bed was so much fun that I felt like a kid again looking for buried treasure. We did not come up short - brought home 3 average size boxes of treasure. Not only was this a vacation for us, the word "retreat" in the company name is true. For us it was a retreat from all the news, from work, from the internet and other busy-bee events and a focus on the beauty God generously created. There are pathways through the property that will take you on a 5 minute walk to a 30 minute walk. Don't forget your boots if you want to splash in the creek bed or watch the crayfish scurry about. Liz is an absolutely wonderful cook - breakfasts are amazing - from simple oatmeal with fruit to French homemade bread casserole with cream cheese and fruit topping. In the evening, as you walk in the front door the smell of warm cinnamon will entice you to kick back with a hot cup of tea and enjoy that homemade dessert Liz baked for you. Connie will also pitch in and cook and she will tell you she is not as good as Liz but don't let that fool you. Keep in mind you are on your own for lunch and dinner. In Richmond we loved Purdy's Coffee House for lunch. For a special dinner Tony's in Lexington is wonderful. In Winchester Halls on the River did not disappoint. This B&B experience, plus the warm generous hearts of Liz and Connie and let's not forget Libby the farm dog and the goats, Lucy the house cat made for a wonderful memory my husband and I will talk about for years.

Great time for all.

4.8 on August 12, 2012

Stayed here with little kids for the first time and it was great. Connie had great food and we will go back. You can walk down the creek to your heart's content. The goats are great.

A must for B&B lovers!

4.4 on July 23, 2012

Check out this charming B&B! Everything was perfect! Owners are both cordial and friendly. They make sure you have a happy memory!

A Great Escape

5 on March 05, 2012

What an outstanding weekend getaway! The hospitality and food were amazing! Picturesque countryside perfect for fall colors.

The Blue Heron B&B

5 on August 03, 2011

Extremely quiet & great food! Spacious room & room to roam around the property. Ultra friendly innkeepers!

Just got back, it was wonderful!!!

5 on July 04, 2010

This place is great, we stayed in the Heron's Nest and it is beautiful. The hospitality is wonderful, and the food is delicious!!! Connie is very friendly, and we cannot thank her enough for her kindness. This place is very spacious and quiet, and you are able to relax. Their are also baby and mommy goats, as well as dogs and cats, they are too cute and very friendly!! This was our first experience in a bed and breakfast, and it completely exceeded my expectations!! Thanks so much for everything Connie

Girlfriend Retreat

5 on March 19, 2010

We had a wonderful time there and so enjoyed the hospitatility AND the wonderful calming location. THANKS!

October small church group retreat

5 on November 01, 2009

Our group enjoyed the hospitality of the Inn all one Saturday. Our hostesses were delightful, hand preparing both breakfast and lunch. The home is fairly new, but constructed with used period materials, and is completed with antiques of all kinds: furnishings, books, memorabilia and artwork. You will not be disappointed to come and stay. You can walk paths to cascade waterfalls, visit the goats and Great Pyrenees dogs. You will eat healthy and delicious food and enjoy the fresh country air. Birds are abundant! We can't wait to schedule another visit.

Great birthday getaway

5 on October 14, 2009

Beautiful, secluded setting, lovely house, friendly hostesses and the cat, dogs and goats are fun!

Blue Heron B&B and Retreat Center

5 on August 26, 2009

This quaint inn is really delightful. Connie and Liz were so kind and warm-hearted, and welcomed us for the night. Very neat and tidy. They see to your every need and cook up the best homemade breakfast ever! Gladly would come again!

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Rooms & Rates

Meadow Room

This spacious, sunny room on the second floor contains two double beds, wardrobe, dresser, comfortable chairs, desk and large bath with double vanity and whirlpool tub. It overlooks a garden and grazing goats in the paddock. The inn is family friendly.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Double

Nightly Rate: $120 - $150

Otter Creek Room

This delightful relaxing room contains a double bed and a twin size bed; great for small family. In room amenities include private bath, desk, chair, dressor, large closet and bookcase of various books for one's enjoyment. The view from the windows include wildflowers in spring and goats grazing in the paddocks.

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

Nightly Rate: $110 - $130

Heron's Nest Suite

Heron's Nest is a suite with private wheelchair accessible entrance, private bath, small deck and a full kitchen stocked with breakfast items and snacks. This suite contains a queen size bed and queen size sleeper sofa as well as TV/VCR/DVD, desk and chairs. The double glass doors open onto a small deck which overlooks goats grazing in the paddocks. If requested at the time of reservation accommodation 6 persons can be arranged.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 3 Queen

Nightly Rate: $175 - $200

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Location Type



Lexington, KY (LEX-Blue Grass Field) 30 miles

Directions to property:

Take I-75 South from Lexington to exit 95 (Winchester/Boonesboro). Turn left at the end of the exit onto 627 going toward Winchester. Go 1.1 miles on 627 and turn right just before Marathon station onto 3377. Go to the end of 3377, approximately 2.8 miles. At the end of 3377,immediately after crossing the railroad, turn left onto 388 or Redhouse Road. Go 1.4 miles on Red House Road to E.Prong Road. Turn right on the E. Prong just before a short bridge. Go 1.2 miles on E. Prong to # 270- will be on the left- look for name on mailbox.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Kentucky Horse Park, Keeneland Racetrack, Berea- Craft Capital of KY, Boonesboro State Park, White Hall State Historic House, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Piano, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, CD player, Ceiling fans, Desk, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio

On-site activities

Bird watching, Canoeing, Hiking trails, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Swimming pool is within 10 minutes, Shopping within 20-30 minutes, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 6pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Mastercard
  • Deposit Amount Required: 25% due at time of reservation.
  • Cancellations: For cancellations less than seven days, the deposit will be forfeited.



Liz Huffman & Connie Hubbard

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs , Outdoor dog, goats, cats

About the innkeepers

Meeting guests, farming, gardening, photography, cooking.

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  • Time Served: 8am -10am
  • Serving Location: Conference room for groups, Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian Vegan, gluten-free