Jailer's Inn Bed and Breakfast - Bardstown, KY

Stay for Two at Jailer’s Inn Bed and Breakfast in Bardstown, KY

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Hotel At a Glance: Jailer’s Inn Bed and Breakfast

  • Jailer's Inn is a romantic B&B today for any bourbon-lover, but it's got an odd history—it was named the quirkiest lodging in America by TripAdvisor. The bed and breakfast is located on the property of the old Nelson County Jail, which incarcerated prisoners from 1797 to 1987.
  • The private, elegant rooms are decorated with antiques and heirlooms, and they vary in type; some feature four-poster beds, vintage books, and hand-hewn timbers, while the Jail Cell resembles just that, complete with an Elvis poster circa "Jailhouse Rock."
  • Each morning, the friendly innkeeper sets out a full, hot breakfast.
  • You can take a free tour of the historic back jail, which has remained unchanged since it was built in 1874.

Bardstown, Kentucky: Bourbon Capitol of the World and Kentucky History

Set down in between Louisville and Lexington, Bardstown was named The Most Beautiful Small Town in America by USA Today in 2012. It's also one of Kentucky's oldest cities, established in 1788. The downtown area is chock-full of venerable buildings and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. When checking out the historic structures, make sure to visit Wickland, a circa-1825 mansion that's been home to three Kentucky governors and is open for tours. Also worth a stop: My Old Kentucky Home, a state park spot that houses the mansion that inspired Kentucky's state song "My Old Kentucky Home."

Bardstown is nicknamed the "Bourbon Capital of the World"—it's the home base of Jim Beam, Heaven Hill, and Maker's Mark distilleries, and also plays host to the annual summertime Kentucky Bourbon festival. If you're a bourbon lover, be sure to tour the distilleries and sample tastes of the amber liquid, then head over to the Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey to learn about the history of whiskey distillation and see rare artifacts from pre-Colonial days.

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What You Get

Stay for two in the Victorian, Library, Garden, Colonial, 1819 room

  • Option 1: $99 for 1 night (up to a $145 value)
  • Option 2: $190 for 2 nights (up to a $290 value)


Policies and Fees

Book by: 1/10/14
Travel by: 2/28/14

  • Blackout dates: Not valid 11/27/13-11/28/13, 12/24/13-12/25/13, 12/31/13-1/1/14, or 2/14/14-2/15/14
  • Cancellation policy & fees: 5-day cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Taxes: 10.2% tax not included

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Tour of the historic jail included with stay
  • Daily breakfast
  • Off-street parking
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The Fine Print

  • Must book by 1/10/14 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 2/28/14
  • Not valid 11/27/13-11/28/13, 12/24/13-12/25/13, 12/31/13-1/1/14, or 2/14/14-2/15/14
  • Limit 4 per person, may buy 4 additional as gifts
  • Limit 4 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required; subject to availability
  • 5-day cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 10.2% tax not included.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Room Details

Victorian Room

  • One king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Private bath

Library Room

  • One king bed and pullout sofabed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Private bath

Colonial and 1819 Rooms

  • One queen bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Double jacuzzi in private bathroom

Garden Room

  • Two double beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $25 per night for each additional guest 13 or older; $20 per night for each additional guest 12 or younger
  • Private bath

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 2 p.m.- 9p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available during booking or at check-in for an additional cost.

Getting There

  • By plane: about 38 miles from Louisville International Airport (SDF)
  • By cab: about $85 from SDF
  • By car: about 42 miles from Louisville; about 60 miles from Lexington

Traveler's Tips

  • Reservations can be made between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. EST.

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