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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."
5 on March 07, 2018
I scheduled my stay the week before I needed to be in Versailles and I am so glad I stayed at the Storybook Inn! It is absolutely beautiful. The decorating and amenities are perfect for the historic house. It was really like being in Kentucky years ago. The rooms were very comfortable and incredibly clean. The breakfast was custom cooked and better than any I have ever had. and made by our gracious hostess... French quiche and zucchini fritters with fruit and homemade scones. I wanted all the recipes. I would definitely come here again!
5 on March 05, 2018
Breakfast is excellent and rooms are lovely.
4.8 on January 23, 2018
We absolutely loved this place! Eloise, the owner, could not have been more hospitable. Loved our room! It was very spacious and comfortable. The breakfast was outstanding. We want to go back every year! We highly recommend this lovely place.
5 on January 23, 2018
The Story Book Inn is much more than a B&B it is a luxurious experience. The Inn is a spectacular Victorian home that is beautifully decorated and updated with all the modern amenities that you would expect in a luxury accommodation. It is immaculately clean, the breakfasts are amazing with everything fresh from “farm to table” entres to home baked scones and pastries! The Inn Keeper and her staff are friendly, caring and helpful! You won’t be disappointed!
5 on December 27, 2017
The Story Book Inn is simply the best B&B we have stayed with over our many years of worldwide travel. The Inn is beautiful inside and out. The Inn Keeper and staff are friendly and helpful. Our room was magnificent! It was spacious, comfortable and immaculately clean. Breakfast was delightful with fresh fruit, Eggs Benedict with ham and lots of homemade scones and sweetbreads. A stay at the Story Book Inn is one that you will rembember fondly for a lifetime.
5 on December 11, 2017
rom the moment you arrive at A Storybook Inn you experience a feeling of true Southern charm. The Inn is absolutely gorgeous and so inviting. Our company had a a management retreat and stayed in the beautiful guesthouse behind the Inn. Everything is gloriously appointed, cozy and comfortable. Every amenity you can imagine is available for you, and the classy elegance of the property is truly luxurious. On top of all that, Elise and her amazing staff prepare the most delicious homemade breakfasts and snacks made with locally grown organic ingredients. Breakfast is served in a beautiful dining area of the Inn and warm, delicious snacks are hand delivered by Elise and the staff. They go above and beyond to treat you like royalty. I would recommend EVERYONE visit this beautiful Kentucky gem if you want to experience everything this great state is about! My husband and I will be going back for sure! Thank you Elise and the staff of A Storybook Inn!
5 on November 12, 2017
We had the fortune to stay at Storybook in early October 2017. Elise and her staff go out of their way to provide every detail for a luxurious stay
5 on October 30, 2017
THOUGH I'D HEARD RAVES OF STORYBROOK, THEY DIDN'T PREPARE ME FOR THIS SPECTACULAR BED AND BREAKFAST. FROM THE BEAUTY AS WE DROVE IN AND THRU-OUT THE WHOLE "HOME" TO THE OVER-THE-TOP GOURMET BREAKFASTS PREPARED BY OUR HOSTESS, ELISE, TO THE COMFORT OF EACH GORGEOUSLY DESIGNED FOOM CANNOT BE EXAGGERATED.YET TOPPING ALL OF THIS IS FALLING IN LOVE WITH ELISE, ANGIE AND LILY....BELIEVE ME, AMAZING PART OF OUR LOVELY MEMORIES OF STORYBOOK. SO HOPE TO RETURN,
5 on October 06, 2017
We had an absolutely wonderful stay at A Storybook Inn. Our only regret was that we did not stay longer. We booked one night as we were traveling further, but as soon as we arrived, we wanted more time. Elise and Angie were welcoming and gracious. The inn is absolutely beautiful and so tastefully decorated. The grounds are relaxing and inviting. Our room had all the accommodation of home, plus more, with extra refreshments available and accessible from our room. The conservatory is breathtaking, and the breakfast absolutely delicious as well as healthful. Staff not only answered questions about the food, but showed us particular ingredients about which we had asked. There are beautiful horse farms in the area we would like to visit, and when we return, it will be to stay at A Storybook Inn. Elise, you are the hostess with the mostest!
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.
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.