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Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

We spent one night at the Inn while on The Bourbon Trail. We felt very welcomed, but not smothered. We couldn't stay for breakfast the next morning due to our schedule, but the night's sleep was great and due to the THICK limestone prison walls, it was VERY quiet in the Victorian room. If you go, ask for tour of...

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Naperville, Illinois
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Could have been a good place if the innkeeper and owner cared and fixed the place up. Our room was on the main floor and smelled like smoke even though it was supposed to be a non-smoking room. The bed was terrible and needs to be replaced. Not much sleep. Sore back. The nasty old spa tub had a shower...

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Thank Ian H
Indianapolis
Reviewed 2 April 2016

The only way to describe the Jailer's Inn is unique! It is an old stone Jail house that has been converted into a bed and breakfast. The rooms are old jail cells. The proprietor, Paul, is a wealth of knowledge about the history of the building and the town and all of the activities in the area. He and his...

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chicago
Reviewed 1 April 2016

My 20 y/o daughter and I spent a night at the Jailers Inn in the room/cell which formerly housed the female inmates. It is the actual jail cell and has had only a few changes to it since its previous use. It was made to be dank and depressing. The shower and the carvings in its wall are original. 2...

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Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Girl that gave jail tour was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful! Jail interesting, history very intriguing, outdoor area historical, close to all the restaraunts downtown, nice walk around!

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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, United States
Reviewed 30 March 2016

Great old Jail from the mid 1800's. You MUST ask Paul for a tour and history of the place. It's amazing. The room was clean, quiet and Very Comfortable. Service, care and attention to detail by Paul & his lovely wife were impeccable without being overbearing.

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Middletown, Rhode Island
Reviewed 5 February 2016

Stumbled on the Jailer's Inn online and so glad I did. Extremely clean and well-maintained property. I stayed in the Library room, which had an extremely comfortable bed and was furnished very tastefully. What truly made this such an enjoyable experience was the attention to detail and hospitality of Paul, the owner. A quintessential southern gentleman extremely knowledgeable of the...

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Owensville, Indiana
Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for a couple nights and loved it. Everything is perfect. I slept so peacefully. The Breakfast was yummy. Will stay again when spring gets here. Everything was so clean and the towels smelled amazing. The jail was interesting.

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Louisville, KY
Reviewed 21 November 2015

This was our first visit to the Jailer's Inn. We have some family history linked to the 'jail'. My great grandfather was Martin J. Hill who was incarcerated and sentenced to hang for the murder of his wife (my great grandmother, Esther). Martin died of fever and delirium before his sentence could be carried out. He cheated the gallows but...

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2Thank KathyandJon15
Concord, Ohio
Reviewed 12 November 2015

We rented the family suite with my sister and her husband and very much enjoyed our stay.The beds were comfy and we had a nice big screen to watch after our day of touring breweries.This B&B is has an excellent location in Bardstown and we were able to walk to dinner.Our Breakfast both mornings was delicious and the gracious owner...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Iron bars on windows, 30 inch thick limestone walls, and a heavy steel door slamming behind you may not sound like the typical tourist accommodation. However, Jailer's Inn is anything but typical. The historic Jailer's Inn, circa 1819, in the center of Bardstown, Kentucky offers a unique and luxurious way to "do time." Jailer's Inn is a place of wonderful, thought provoking contrasts. Each of our seven guest rooms are beautifully decorated with antiques and heirlooms, and offer private bathrooms, some with a double Jacuzzi. All located in the renovated front jail, built in 1819. The back jail, built in 1874, is basically unchanged; you get a chilling, sobering look at former conditions in the old Nelson County jail used in full operation up until 1987. Catch a glimpse of life seldom seen in these two historic jails listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. On spring and summer mornings, as you sip hot coffee and chat with other guests over a full breakfast in the courtyard, it's difficult to imagine all of the previous uses of the courtyard, a place to visit forlorn relatives or even the centralized location of the Nelson County gallows. Come "do time" in jail and unlock an adventure in history. Whether you sleep in the elegant Victorian Room, rest and read in the Library Room or enjoy the peaceful setting of the Garden Room, it will be a "captivating experience." ... more   less 

Additional Information about Jailer's Inn Bed and Breakfast

Address: 111 W Stephen Foster Ave, Bardstown, KY 40004-1415
Region: United States > Kentucky > Bardstown
Price Range: $134 - $314 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Jailer`s Hotel Bardstown
Jailer`s Inn b&b
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“ask for the garden room, 2 queen bed”
 of 5 bubbles minisprint31, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room #5 has a Jacuzzi tub. Jail-cell room is small but well worth the experience.”
 of 5 bubbles susank488, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“if you are going to eat around town call them before going.”
 of 5 bubbles Rbeckman, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Free wi-fi is nonexistent in the cell room. Reports of hauntings, but we experienced none.”
  • view into room from hallway
  • shower is in the room; note the rebar shower rod
  • waterbed is below, bunk converted to futon in the rear, cell bunk on top.
  • iron door into the room
 of 5 bubbles mikestallings, 2 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Every room is different! Explore the options and choose what's best for you.”
 of 5 bubbles Y9671XFjohnm, 28 May 2016 | Read review
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