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Jailers Inn B&B

111 W Stephen Foster Ave, Bardstown, Kentucky 40004 USA

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“Unique and luxurious way to "do time"”

Iron bars on windows, 30 inch thick stone walls, and a heavy steel door slamming behind you may not sound like the typical tourist accommodation and Jailer’s Inn is anything but typical. The historic Jailer’s Inn, circa 1819, offers a unique and luxurious way to "do time." Jailer’s Inn is a place of wonderful, thought provoking contrasts. Each of our six guest rooms are beautifully decorated with antiques and heirlooms, all located in the renovated front jail. The back jail, built in 1874, is basically unchanged; you get a chilling and sobering look at what conditions were like in the old Nelson County jail that was in full operation as recently as 1987. 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—as a work yard for prisoners crushing limestone, a place to visit forlorn relatives, or even the centralized location of the Nelson County gallows.

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March 20, 2018
Rated 5.0

Awesome place to stay! The host is very informational and they give you a tour of the 'jail' with its history. Staying in an actual jail cell was the best part about it. Although, don't stay on a Sunday because EVERYTHING except the bar is closed on Sundays in the town.

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November 20, 2014
Rated 4.0

Cute place just wish I could have stayed longer to learn about the town.

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Jailers Inn B&B

111 W Stephen Foster Ave
Bardstown, Kentucky
40004 USA

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