Bourbon Manor Bed & Breakfast Inn

Upscale accommodations in Bardstown, Kentucky.

By Hope S. Philbrick

Pack light, because if you’re booked in an upstairs room you’ll have to lug your suitcase up the winding staircase—or let the greeter do it: he’s bound to volunteer, but you might feel guilty about having overstuffed the thing. There’s no elevator in this historic Manor. But once you’re up in your room, it will be impossible not to smile upon seeing the big, fluffy bed and luxurious bathroom.

This is a B&B where you’ll have room to spread out your own stuff without fear of breaking ancient tea cups, where you can sleep deep without fear of being awakened by a crying baby, where you can make yourself at home in the elegant style you know you deserve. This is how a B&B should be, from the friendly staff members to the thoughtful amenities, the uber-soft linens to the delicious breakfast, the lovely grounds to the no-kids-allowed policy. 21 Plus Salute!

You may be in Bardstown to tour Bourbon Country, but once you check into the Bourbon Manor Inn you may decide to hang out here instead. It’s your vacation, you can relax if you want to.

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The Bourbon Manor is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a designated Kentucky Landmark due to its historical and architectural significance. Throughout its history, the Manor has been a successful plantation, private residence, headquarters to Confederate General William J. Hardee, a boarding home during the Great Depression, and as a Bed & Breakfast for more than 25 years. It features two historic plantation homes—one Federal style (circa 1810) and one Greek Revival style (circa 1830)—that house the B&B, a bourbon bar and a day spa.

The Bourbon Manor Bed & Breakfast Inn is reason enough to visit Bardstown, Kentucky. Our advice: Stay multiple nights to savor all its offerings and still have sufficient time to explore “The Most Beautiful Small Town in America.”

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 9 antique-appointed guestrooms
  • King and Queen beds available, all dressed in premium bedding
  • Gas-log fireplaces
  • Private bathrooms, some with whirlpool tubs
  • Full breakfast plus early morning coffee/tea
  • Spa toiletries
  • Guest robes
  • On-site day spa
  • Free off-street parking
  • On-site bar and lounge
  • Special arrangements like bourbon tastings, food pairings, romance packages, weddings and more can be made
  • No smoking
  • No pets
  • Odds of Encountering Children: Zero. No children are permitted. 21 Plus Salute!

@21plusTravel Tip: Stay three different times with a member of the Bed & Breakfast Association of Kentucky and earn a “buy 1/get 1 night FREE” voucher. For details talk to the kind folks at the Bourbon Manor Inn or visit

More Information…

Bourbon Manor Bed & Breakfast Inn
714 N. 3rd St.
Bardstown, KY 40004
502.350.1010 or 1.844.4BOURBON

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– Photos © HSP Media LLC; graphic courtesy Bourbon Manor B&B Inn

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HopeP_144Hope S. Philbrick is founder and editor-in-chief of Getaways for Grownups. She became a freelance writer and editor because she believes that work and fun should not be mutually exclusive. Her work has appeared in dozens of publications nationwide. When not writing, she can usually be found on the road or savoring something tasty.

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