B&Bs went through many permutations before offering "bed and breakfast," including "bologna and badgers" and "burrs and bicycle seats." Celebrate alliterative innovation with today's Groupon: for $70, you get a one-night stay and breakfast at the Admiral Bicknell Inn, up to a $199 value. The beautiful 1850s mansion is quaintly plotted on historic Mansion Row in New Albany, boasting original charm and elegance with the added sprucing-up of a 2004 renovation.
All rooms at the Admiral Bicknell Inn are equipped with private baths, top-of-the-line Jameson pillow-top mattresses, feather beds, down comforters, 400–800 thread-count sheets, and a dedicated and friendly staff eager to fluff the Egyptian cotton towels and guesstimate the number of threads in the sheets. On a hot summer day, splish and splash to your flippers' content in the outdoor pool. After enjoying a refreshing evening shower, cozy up in a plush robe and surf the web using the free high-speed Internet, or sift through the B&B’s impressive selection of DVDs and VHS tapes until you find one that fits your mood and movie player. Located just a few blocks away from the Grand Convention Center, downtown restaurants, and shopping, Admiral Bicknell Inn puts visitors in the heart of local entertainment. Three nearby golf courses, Caesar's riverboat casino, and two local wineries are just a few attractions that woo overnight guests.
Come morning, you'll get to feast on a gourmet breakfast of your choice, savoring savories from the comforts of the dining room or breakfast room, or sitting fireside in the kitchen with the house chef. Admiral's menu is always morphing, but regularly features homemade French toast, blueberry pancakes, omelets, stratas, fresh breads and biscuits, smoked applewood bacon, sausage, and fruit. Breakfast is served between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m., but the kitchen is often willing to accommodate conflicting schedules if you have to catch a flight or perform a Broadway musical in a mall parking lot.
Reservations are required.
The Courier-Journal profiled the Inn and its architecture during its 2003 restoration. Four Yahoo! Travelers gave the Admiral Bicknell Inn three stars, and four UserInstinct reviewers gave it six stars.
- The mansion's high ceilings and generous spaces, its dramatic stairway and tall windows "can't be duplicated today," architect Ron Stiller said. – Ben Z. Hershberg, Courier-Journal
- This was a wonderful experience from the get go. – Yahoo! Contributor, 08/11/2009
- Her home is just magnificent. We stayed on the third floor room with the Cupola. Bedroom, linens, mattress, etc. were luxurious and we slept wonderfully. – Yahoo! Contributor, 04/23/2007
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