Jailer's Inn      
111 W Stephen Foster Ave, Bardstown, KY 40004-1415, USA    
(800) 948-5551, (502) 348-5551


- $125

Book a Room $70 - $125

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Circa 1819. As the innkeepers say, guests can come and "do time" at this inn, which was used as a jail as late as 1987. However, today, accommodations are bit less restrictive. Each of the elegant guest rooms is individually appointed. From the Victorian Room to the Garden Room, each captures a different theme. Two guest rooms include a double Jacuzzi tub. Only one guest room resembles a jail cell, it contains two bunks, as well as the more luxurious addition of a waterbed. In the summer, the full breakfasts are served in a courtyard. The inn is located in the heart of historic Bardstown.

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$70 to $125

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


This property has 6 total guest accommodations with private bath. The types of beds available include King, Queen and Double.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable TV
  • Television
  • Turn-Down Service

Events Hosted

    • Family Reunions
    • Meetings
    • Weddings
    • Romantic Getaways

Inns Of Interest

    • Jailhouses

Romantic Interest

Double Jacuzzis, breakfast served in courtyard

Innkeepers Association Memberships


Reservation/Cancellation Policies:


5 day



Other Activities

    • Antiquing
    • Live Theater
    • Parks
    • Shopping (Local Crafts)

Historic Interest

Tours of "My Old Kentucky Home," conducted by guides in antebellum costumes, are a popular attraction. Lincoln's birthplace and boyhood home and the oldest cathedral west of Alleghany are nearby, as is the Getz Museum of Whiskey History.

Historic Awards:

  • National Register (Granted)
  • State Register (Granted)
  • Local Register (Granted)

Historic Memberships:

  • Local Historical Society
  • City Historical Society

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very special

Wonderful experience! A very special B&B.

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My husband and I stayed here while we were on our honeymoon 5 years ago. We loved it! It was cozy and has a wonderful rich history having once been a county jail. It has been through a wonderful transformation and we still tell people about our stay there!
Diane Z

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BOTTOM LINE: I would stay here again.
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Other Ratings: "3 AAA Diamonds, ""3 Mobil Stars, "

Publicity and Press Reviews

Vacations, New Choices, Kentucky Standard, USA Weekend, New York Times, Cincinnati Enquire, Honeymoon Magazine, Country Inns, Southern Living, Courier Journal Newspaper, Travel Channel, Food Channel, Nashville's Crossroads, Jeopardy.


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