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1898 Red Bud Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 4 Wilmore B&B and Inns
Reviewed 15 October 2012

We just spent a beautiful weekend at the 1898 Red Bud B&B in Wilmore, Kentucky, and our experience could not have been better. We were warmly welcomed upon our arrival, and shown to our lovely room with its own bathroom. Everything was beautifully appointed and very clean (something that is personally important to me!). Upon returning to our room each night, homemade treats (pumpkin bars with cream cheese icing, lavender-infused fudge, hot tea or coffee) were waiting for us! When Suzann found out we were celebrating our 25th anniversary, we returned to our room to find long-stemmed red roses with a lovely card, and we were also treated to chocolate-covered strawberries and red wine on the porch in the afternoon! Breakfasts were wonderful (crepes with fresh strawberries and whipped cream, egg casseroles and souffles, etc.) and when our college-age son joined us for breakfast one morning, she even accommodated his more finicky tastes by making pancakes and bacon just for him. We could not have been happier with our stay and highly recommend the 1898 Red Bud B&B!

Room Tip: We chose the poplar room because it had the larger bed and a nice bathroom with shower.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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HartleyIA, Owner at 1898 Red Bud Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2012

Thanks you! We appreciate you writing such a kind and detailed review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed 12 September 2012

I stayed here for several days in May while visiting family in the area (I am from California). RedBud B&B reminded me of some of the B&Bs in Northern California Wine Country. The breakfast each morning was delicious; one morning Suzann served crepes with fresh strawberries from her garden. But my favorite part was ending each evening relaxing on the veranda, sipping tea, before heading up to the beautiful bedroom and the very comfortable bed. 15-20 mins. from Lexington, University of Kentucky, Keeneland, etc, but sooo much more relaxing than staying in a hotel!

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled solo
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HartleyIA, Owner at 1898 Red Bud Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2012

Thank you for staying with us! We appreciate all your kind words and can't wait to see you again!

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Reviewed 10 September 2012

My fiance and I stayed at this bed and breakfast while traveling the Bourbon Trail in Northern Kentucky. It was a little out of the way, but the price and the location in regards to Lexington sealed the deal. We loved our stay! The breakfast was really really great, as were the cookies/scones in the afternoon. We basically had the upstairs to ourselves, but our favorite part was sitting outside after dark and just enjoying the August night air. I'd definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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HartleyIA, Owner at 1898 Red Bud Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2012

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review for our B & B. I'm happy you enjoyed your stay and hope you will be able to stay with us again someday soon.

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Reviewed 7 September 2012

This was our second stay at Red Bud and it was wonderful Suzann the owner makes you feel like home. The property is very clean. Rooms are inviting. We have stayed in both rooms and liked them both :), Love the front pourch is just a great space! Our daughter goes to Asbury collage with in walking distance. So visits on the porch is so like home. The WiFi works great now in the rooms..very nice. The breakfast is the best and cookies and breads through out the day yummy and there is always coffee or tea :) and I agree with an other post.... " Really could not have been nicer." Thanks Suzann! Cant wait to get back to wilmore and Red Bud!

Room Tip: One room has a shower and the other a bath... the bath has a hand held shower for rinsing your hair...
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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HartleyIA, Owner at 1898 Red Bud Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2012

Thank you for your wonderful review. We appreciate that you have taken the time to do a review for us. We are glad you enjoyed your stays and are looking forward to your next visit!!

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Reviewed 4 July 2012

We had a wonderful stay for 3 nights during a family reunion! Suzanne, the owner, is warm and welcoming. The breakfasts were beautifully presented and quite delicious along with the breads and cookies throughout the day and evening. The location was convenient for us with just a short drive to our family in Nicholasville. Although the baths were down the very short hallway, it was not an issue for us. Robes were provided and we were very comfortable. WiFi was nice. We will definitely be back when we are up that way again!

Room Tip: We chose the Poplar Room (named for the wood floor) because it had a shower in the bathroom versus a...
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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HartleyIA, Owner at 1898 Red Bud Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2012

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We appreciate your efforts and are glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your next visit!

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Reviewed 29 May 2012

Wedding season is busy in Wilmore, so I was happy to see that 1898 Red Bud B&B was available this weekend. Here's the highlights:

Pros:
-Really close to Asbury University/Seminary.
-Suzann the owner is great, and provided excellent service.
-Flexible breakfast times, and the cooking was delicious.
-The front porch is great place to hang out on a summer night.

Cons:
-The bathrooms are down the hall from the rooms. However, robes are provided.
-No WiFi access in room, so you'll want to plan for this.

Overall I was very pleased with my stay here, and plan on coming back here next time in the Wilmore area.

Room Tip: There's two rooms available, but only one has a bathroom with a shower, so you'll want to co...
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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HartleyIA, Owner at 1898 Red Bud Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2012

Thank you for the great review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We always like to hear about what you liked and to see how we can improve. We have recently upgraded our WIFI and it is now available throughout the property. At the time your stay WIFI was only available in the breakfast room as stated on our web site. We apologize for any inconvenience. You will be able to stay connected in your room on your next visit. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed 28 May 2012

Lovely, comfortable, spotless, tastefully decorated home with extra comfy bed and gourmet breakfasts. Wrap around porch with swing and rockers is perfect for watching fireflies at night. I had the last strawberries from her own garden in a truly delicious breakfast. Suzanne is a gracious hostess and takes wonderful care of her guests. Hope I can stay there again. One of the best B&Bs I've stayed at.

Room Tip: The bathroom with the shower only is modern, the bathroom with the tub only is original.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled solo
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Thank WellMel
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HartleyIA, Owner at 1898 Red Bud Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2012

Thank you for taking the time to do a review for us. We appreciate the kind words and are glad you enjoyed your first firefly experience. We hope you make it back to KY on one of your new adventures! Thanks again.

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Additional Information about 1898 Red Bud Bed & Breakfast

Address: 600 N Lexington Ave, Wilmore, KY 40390-1137
Region: United States > Kentucky > Wilmore
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Wilmore
Price Range: £57 - £64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our restored historic 1890's home sits on over an acre of beautifully landscaped grounds. Located in the heart of the "Garden Area" of central Kentucky in the quaint village of Wilmore, home of Asbury University. Keeneland, Lexington, horse farms, vineyards, and historic sites such as Shaker Village are just a short drive away. Small town charm and hospitality await you at the 1898 Red Bud Bed & Breakfast! ... more   less 

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