A Storybook Inn

277 Rose Hill Avenue , Versailles, KY 40383 USA (Show map)

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About

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."

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Overall
4.9

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Great stay!

5 on August 22, 2017

I surprised my wife with a weekend stay in the 'gone with the wind' room, and she absolutely loved it! The room was exactly what she likes with all of the memorabilia. The entire inn was very clean and the staff was very friendly. The breakfast was fresh and tasted great! We will hopefully be making this an annual birthday trip.


This is The 10 We Compare All Others To

5 on August 01, 2017

Words cannot say the relaxing feeling we get when we stay here. Elise understands what service means, and sets the standard very high. She is a gem. We never return to a place we have stayed before since there are so many places to see. This is our third stay in the past three years. It does not get better than this.


Always a Welcome Getaway

5 on July 19, 2017

This inn has raised the bar for other B&Bs and inns. For this visit we stayed in the guest house. We needed a rest. It was perfect. It was private. We were able to park right at the house. We were greeted with fresh flowers. There is a full kitchen and an open concept great room. The great room is the perfect setting for relaxing in soft and sinkable leather lounge chairs, and enjoying the beautiful appointments and fire place. The view to the outside is soothing and conducive to reading your favorite book. The deck off of the master bedroom is perfect for morning coffee Breakfast is always a 5-Star Masterpiece in the one-of-a-kind solarium. The topiary gardens and water falls sets the stage for an unforgettable meal. The main house is a rare gem. Expect the unexpected when you visit.


A Stellar Experience

5 on July 02, 2017

This is one of the great ones! A lovely, charming, peaceful, immaculate bed & breakfast. The staff are accommodating and gracious. The breakfasts and snacks were delicious, filling and creatively presented. A three-course breakfast and afternoon/evening snack left in the room to be enjoyed at leisure. Southern hospitality resides here and it was our pleasure to partake of it.


A real life storybook experience!

5 on July 02, 2017

A Storybook Inn is the perfect combination of exquisite beauty and southern charm. You will not find better accommodations or a more gracious hostess!!!


All things elegant and charming

5 on June 30, 2017

Oh my-beautiful room and lovely southern setting. Breakfast was divine-the perfect "storybook" getaway!


over the top

5 on June 29, 2017

This is a top rate B &B! We've been to several over the years and this rates head and shoulders above the rest. Elise is a personable hostess. Everything is so clean. The food not only looks beautiful but tastes so yummy! The bed in My Fair Lady is the best bed ever!! The backyard is peaceful and relaxing while listening to the waterfalls and watching the birds. The house is tucked off the road where it's so quiet. Loved it!!!


A story book surprise

5 on May 13, 2017

The Storybook Inn is as beautiful inside as it is outside. Our family of four recently stayed there and were thrilled with the location, service, comfort and hospitality of Elise and her team - Jim and Sue. The accommodations were beautiful and comfortable and the full breakfast was delicious! We recommend this Bed & Breakfast in Versailles, KY. It really is a storybook setting and experience! Lori, Dan, Cody, Isabelle


Elegant and First Class

5 on April 18, 2017

This is our second visit to this stunningly beautiful B&B. Elise and her staff provide first class service and gourmet breakfasts and treats in the room. We stayed in Somewhere in Time this trip. It was a large, elegant suite of rooms fit for royalty. A must stay on your next visit to Keeneland Race Track which is 5 mins down the road..


Wonderful stay!

4.8 on April 18, 2017

We loved our time at A Storybook Inn. Elise was a wonderful host as well as chef. The rooms are lavishly decorated, and yet they still have the little convenient touches, such as docking stations by the bed and on the desk and heated towels. The grounds are lovely and we were encouraged to enjoy walking or sitting there. The food was amazing! From the delightful cookies when we arrived (and convenient coffee/tea service nearby) to the blackberry blintzes at breakfast, it was all incredible. The conservatory addition is the perfect place for their delicious breakfasts—a light and airy place to begin our day. We highly recommend A Storybook Inn!


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Rooms & Rates

Gone With the Wind Suite

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!

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

Nightly Rate: $289 - $289

Casablanca

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!

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

Nightly Rate: $269 - $269

My Fair Lady

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!

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

Nightly Rate: $269 - $269

Huntsman Chase Guesthouse

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!

  • Maximum Capacity: 7
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $345 - $345

Somewhere in Time

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.

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

Nightly Rate: $319 - $319

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Location

Location Type

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

Airport

Lexington, KY (LEX-Blue Grass Field) 5 miles

Directions to property:

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.

Area Attractions

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

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Cottage, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

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

Room amenities

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

On-site activities

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

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Please no smoking inside but but grounds are extensive
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Just ask! Must be under supervision. Guesthouse: all ages.
  • Childcare Provided: No We can have onsite child care IF reserved ahead of time.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Dogs crated when alone. No running indoors. Pet fees
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Weekends during high season, but exceptions taken given circumstances
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Discounts do not apply for weddings/whole house rentals. Deposit required for weddings/whole house rentals. Discounts do not apply during April, October, Derby & Rolex weekends
  • Cancellations: Please call or email a cancellation 14 days prior to reservation for regular reservation. Because we are a small inn, if a cancellation is not made prior to 14 days, the deposit will be forfeited. Thank you for your understanding. Whole house cancellations must be made 30 days in advance for a refund. For whole house rental for Derby or Breeders Cup, Cancellations must be made 60 days in advance so that there is an opportunity to rebook.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

C. Elise Buckley

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs

About the innkeepers

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.

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Meals

Breakfast

Gourmet and/or country style

  • Time Served: Between 8:00-9:30
  • Serving Location: Our beautiful new conservatory., Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Low Carb, diabetic,, Gluten free


Signature Dish

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.


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