600 East Main St, New Albany, IN 47150, USA    
(800) 981-8003, (812) 981-8000


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Circa 1850. Sitting on one acre on the Ohio River in the Mansion Row Historic District, this upscale inn is accented with oil paintings and antiques. Relax in the parlor with a snack and beverage from the stocked refrigerator. Guest bedrooms and suites feature Schumacher wall paper, Egyptian cotton towels, robes and feather beds with pillow-top mattresses. Some include clawfoot tubs and fireplaces. Enjoy views of the Louisville skyline or the Sherman Minton Bridge. Choose from a breakfast menu served in the dining room, breakfast room or fireside in the kitchen with the chef. The porch swing overlooks the in-ground swimming pool and fountains. Relax in the gazebo and watch golfers practice on the professional putting green.

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$119 to $199

Off Season: $99 to $179

Payment Types Accepted Include American Express, Master Card, Discover, Visa, Travelers Checks and Cash.


This property has 6 total guest accommodations, 5 with private bath, 2 with fireplaces, 2 suites. The types of beds available include King, Queen and Twin.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath Amenities
  • Bathrobes
  • Cable TV
  • Copy Machine
  • DVD
  • Fax
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Refrigerator
  • Snack Bar
  • Swimming
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Turn-Down Service
  • Wireless Internet Access

Events Hosted

    • Weddings
    • Romantic Getaways

Spa Services

On-Site Spa Services

  • Body Scrubs
  • Body Wraps
  • Cosmetics
  • Facials
  • Hair Care
  • Manicures/Pedicures
  • Massages
  • Waxing

Off-Site Spa Services Available

Nearby Recommended Spas


Z Salon

Inns Of Interest

    • Underground Railroad

Romantic Interest

Everything about the Inn lends itself to romance. As you approach the mansion, you'll understand the magnificence of the structure and the beauty of the grounds. The mirrors, the light fixtures, the rich warm colors, the fabrics and Schumacher papers on the walls. Fireplaces and clawfoot tubs and beautiful furnishings, wonderful linens and natural amenities. All the rooms are very private. Porch swing on the upper porch overlooks the pool and fountains and grounds. The updated baths have just been completely renovated but in a style befitting the era. Egyptian cotton towels, wonderful robes and feather beds are all of exceptional quality. The lighting and personal touches all contribute to the romance.

Innkeepers Association Memberships

Professional Association of Innkeepers International, Kentucky Bed and Breakfast Association

Describe Garden and Grounds

I have an acre with a heated in-ground pool that has four jets that fountian off the back wall into the pool, a new stick built Hampton Style gazebo that sets out over the hillside looking over a professional putting green built with 25 tons of crushed stone and the same turf Valhalla has. Stone wall that flanks the entire east side of the property with Cherry, Walnut, Magnolia and dogwoods. An iron fence accross the front of the lasrgest lot on Mansion Row. I have extended patios, a covered porch, antique artifacts, boxwoods, flowers, surrounded by other mansions and on the Ohio River. I have a view of the Louisville skyline, the Sherman Minton Bridge and the K and I bridge.

Reservation/Cancellation Policies:


Charges will apply in full if party cancels less than ten days in advance of stay unless the room can be booked. Special times of the year, the time frames may vary, for example Derby and Valentine's.



Other Activities

    • Amusement Park
    • Antiquing
    • Art Galleries
    • Canoeing/Kayaking
    • Fishing
    • Golf
    • Hiking
    • Horseback Riding
    • Live Theater
    • Museums
    • Parks
    • Shopping (Local Crafts)
    • Skiing Cross Country
    • Skiing Downhill
    • Sports Events, Major College
    • Tennis
    • Water Sports
    • Wineries

Historic Interest

Built in 1850, the mansion still remains very much intact with the orginal 12-foot Peir mirrors in dining room and parlor. There is a brick-lined tunnel that goes from the basement out to the rear tunnel as the home cooperated with the underground railroad. Rear Admiral Bicknell lived here. His claim to fame was overseeing the transition from wooden to steel ships. He put a speaking tube system all through the house that used to be in an old navy ship. Most of the original gas lights are here. The original pump to the well is in the summer kitchen and still functions. The walls of the mansion are 18-inch-thick brick and the basement walls and floors are lined with half-inch glass. The mansion was one of the first homes in America to be built with a central heat and air system.

Historic Awards:

  • National Register (Applied)
  • National Register (Granted)
  • State Register (Applied)
  • State Register (Granted)
  • Local Register (Applied)
  • Local Register (Granted)
  • National Historical Site (Applied)
  • National Historical Site (Granted)
  • State Historical Site (Applied)
  • State Historical Site (Granted)
  • City Historical Site (Applied)
  • City Historical Site (Granted)

Historic Memberships:

  • State Historical Society
  • Local Historical Society
  • City Historical Society

Historic sites nearby:

Culbertson Mansion (4 blocks), Scribner House (6 blocks), Water Tower (5 miles), Falls of the Ohio (4 miles)

Recommended Restaurant(s)

Rock Wall (outside enclosed patio with waterfall), The Federal Hill Cate (Italian), The House of Bread (courtyard and fountain).

Nearby College/University

University of Louisville

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Publicity and Press Reviews

Courier-Journal, Tribune, The Voice, cover of the Southern Indiana yellow pages, front cover of the Harvest Homecoming Brochure.


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