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Jailer's Inn Bed & Breakfast

111 W Stephen Foster Ave, Bardstown, Kentucky 40004 USA

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“Imprison yourself in luxury”

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.  It was Kentucky’s oldest operating jail complex, listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. But some of the spirits of the incarcerated folks may never have left when the building changed purposes. Witnesses, including staff members, have heard residual sounds of diesmbodied footsteps and people crying.

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katie8890

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June 18, 2016
Rated 5.0

Wonderful place to stay! The hospitality was great and the breakfast in the morning was amazing both in food and history.

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Jailer's Inn Bed & Breakfast

111 W Stephen Foster Ave
Bardstown, Kentucky
40004 USA

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  • Check-In
    • 3pm
  • Check-Out
    • 11am

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