We stopped in as a family and had two rooms the "jail" room for the kids and the colonial room. The jail cell is rustic but it is a jail cell. The kids liked the uniqueness of it. We stayed in the colonial. It was not modern but nice enough. The bathroom has a jacuzzi/shower combo which was a little odd but worked fine. If you stay you can tour the old jail. The jail has a lot of history and was interesting. There is a nice courtyard to be enjoyed if you have time. Breakfast was good...it was french toast, OJ, coffee, fruit and muffins. Paul the owner was great. My husband left a bag and he called us right away so we could return to get it.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Jailer`s Hotel Bardstown
- Jailer`s Inn b&b