Forest Retreat      
4179 Maysville Road, Carlisle, KY , USA    
(606) 748-4994


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Todd Wiese, Allysha Edmond

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Circa 1814. Rolling hills, stone fences, and a romantic canopy of trees fill the 22 acres at this quaint getaway and event venue. With a main house, guest house, carriage house, stone barn, traveler's tavern, and historic cemetery, the property is deemed to be an entire district. Period antiques and pieces of history give the inn a museum like quality. The Main House features a master bedroom on the first floor, sitting area, full kitchen, one and a half bathrooms, stone patio, and relaxing hammocks. The 1806 Tavern House is ideal for those looking to coordinate a getaway for friends or family. The cottage style accommodation boasts three bedrooms, one and a half bathrooms, and the charm of historic Kentucky living. Popular for weddings, the inn hosts many outdoor ceremonies and celebrations. The inn is a perfect home base for exploring attractions throughout the state.

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This property has 5 total guest accommodations, 3 with private bath, 1 cottage and 1 guest house. The types of beds available include Twin, Double and Queen.

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    • Romantic Getaways


paved private parking at each house

The Governors Room

Sleep in historic luxury in this queen size antique canopy rope bed converted for modern comfort. Modern and antique decor, located on the first floor of the main house, beautiful view of the back lawn and patio out 3 oversized 6 foot windows in this classic federally designed home.

Rates: $125 - $125

Type of bed: Queen

The Boys Room

Adorable lace canopied antique twin beds highlight "The Boys Room", quiet sitting area with pullout sofa that also sleeps 2 additional guests (it is a sleeper sofa and not a bed, it has a traditional sleeper sofa mattress and springs, may not be particularly suited for the pampered traveler but perfect for a budget friendly family). Modern and antique decor, this bedroom is located on the second story of the main house and has gorgeous western views of classic bluegrass rolling hills with horses and black plank fencing making this bedroom a truly one of kind bed and breakfast experience.

Rates: $125 - $125

Type of bed: Double(2) , Twin

The Girls Room

Cozy queen bedroom on the second level of the main house, private sitting room, vanity, TV with satellite, modern and antique decor, beautiful views of the back lawn and garden area over magnolias and dogwoods.

Rates: $125 - $125

Type of bed: Queen

The Tavern House

The 1806 Tavern House at Forest Retreat is an adorable little travelers home from the past, brought back to life with a newly enclosed foyer allowing upstairs guests modern day amenities. 3 bedrooms, 1 queen on the first floor, 1 full upstairs and one bedroom with 2 twins, 1 and 1/2 baths are located on the main level. This house was built in its specific location as a tavern as it was 34 miles (a days travel by horse and buggy in 1806) from Maysville, a river town, and 34 miles to Lexington. Stay with us and live like a traveler of days gone by in this quaint little cottage!

Rates: $125 - $150

Type of bed: Queen, Double(2) , Twin

The Garden House Forest Retreat

The Garden House at Forest Retreat is a gorgeous display of classic Kentucky scenery, built in 1963 this 2 story contemporary style home was designed around gorgeous Kentucky rolling hills and sunsets, patio doors line the western walls of the up and downstairs making for spectacular photo opportunities. Both levels with their own kitchen allows for division of the home as necessary, one queen and 2 twins on the upper garden level, 1 queen, 1 full, and one bunk room with 2 twins on the lower lever, 3 bathrooms in total. Internet, satellite. Perfect home for large family gatherings!

Rates: $200 - $200

Type of bed: (2) , Queen, Double(4) , Twin

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