Autumn on Pine Mountain, Kentucky

Whether you are looking to stay in a historic mansion or a cozy bed and breakfast, there are many great choices near Louisville.

Spend a weekend in Lexington, head to Nashville or explore one of the charming towns filled with beautiful scenery and fun outdoor adventures.

»Springhill Winery Plantation Bed and Breakfast- 50 minutes from Louisville

Springhill Winery Plantation Bed and Breakfast- 50 minutes from Louisville

Springhill Winery Plantation Bed and Breakfast is housed in a historic brick plantation home, and the property includes a working winery. Guests can purchase wine to enjoy in their rooms, which are wine-themed and feature Victorian décor and private baths.

The inn overlooks the winery and the rolling Kentucky hills and picturesque woodlands. Nine Kentucky bourbon distilleries are within driving distance of the inn. Springhill is the perfect place for a relaxing weekend, a romantic getaway, a girls’ night out, or one of the inn’s murder mystery dinner parties.

3205 Springfield Rd., Bloomfield KY 40008, 502-252-9463 (website)

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»Burlington’s Willis Graves Bed and Breakfast Inn

Burlington’s Willis Graves Bed and Breakfast Inn

The Willis Graves Bed and Breakfast Inn is an elegant country retreat located on the edge of the small town of Burlington, Kentucky. The inn is housed in two buildings, a brick colonial homestead and a restored 1800’s log cabin.

The comfort of its guests is the inn’s priority, and amenities include steam showers, whirlpool baths, luxury linens, plush towels and robes, and espresso machines. A choice of continental or gourmet breakfast is available each morning. Though it is located in a small town, the Willis Graves Inn is just a few miles from the sights and sounds of Louisville, Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio.

5825 N. Jefferson Street, Burlington, KY 41005-9772, 859-689-5096 | 1-888-226-5096 (website)

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»Charred Oaks Inn

Charred Oaks Inn

Housed in a large brick mansion on beautifully landscaped grounds, the Charred Oaks Inn is an elegant, romantic retreat located in Lexington, Kentucky. At Charred Oaks, the innkeepers pride themselves on offering outstanding personal service.

Rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated and include amenities such as king-sized beds, fireplaces, gourmet chocolates, fresh flowers, and specialized concierge service. Guests have their choice of breakfast items made from scratch each morning. There is plenty to see and do in Lexington, including visiting historical sites, antiquing, dining, wineries, distilleries, and thoroughbred horse racing.

341 Lexington Street, Lexington-Versailles Area, KY 40383, 513-739-6156 (website)

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»First Farm Inn

First Farm Inn

The First Farm Inn is housed in an 1870’s farmhouse on a working horse farm in northern Kentucky, just outside of Cincinnati. It's a haven of tranquility, home to unique gardens, happy horses, rescued cats and even a soccer-playing dog.

Guest can relax on the porch, stargaze at night, take a walk on the grounds, or go for a horseback ride with the innkeepers. A delicious, homemade country breakfast is served each morning. Though the First Farm Inn is in a country setting, it is just 20 minutes from downtown Cincinnati, one and a half hours from Lexington, Louisville, Indianapolis and Dayton.

2510 Stevens Road, Petersburg, KY 41080, 859-586-0199 (website)

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»Snug Hollow Farm

Snug Hollow Farm

Snug Hollow Farm is a quiet country retreat situated on 300 acres of woodlands at the base of the Kentucky foothills. There are no TV’s at Snug Hollow. Instead, guests are encouraged to take a nature walk or hike, enjoy the gardens and agriculture of the farm, or just relax and listen to the birds sing from one of the large outdoor porches.

Guests can choose from rooms in The Farmhouse, the inn’s main lodging house, or from one of three cabins located on the property. The inn serves vegetarian meals with produce from the innkeeper’s on-site garden. Opportunities for horseback riding, hiking, arts, and crafts are all within driving distance of the farm.

790 McSwain Branch, Irvine, KY 40336, 606-723-4786 (website)

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»Monteagle Inn - 4 hours from Louisville

Monteagle Inn - 4 hours from Louisville

The luxurious Monteagle Inn has thirteen guest bedrooms that are designed to give guests privacy, relaxation, and comfort. A private ensuite bathroom, high-speed internet, and designer bedding are a few of the amenities the Monteagle Inn provides for its special guests.

The Monteagle Inn is perfectly suited for events such as family reunions, wedding receptions, and corporate gatherings. The dining room can accommodate sixty people, and the living room space includes an outdoor garden area and a gazebo. Monteagle Inn offers onsite catering for special events of any size.

204 West Main Street, Monteagle, TN 37356, 931-924-3869 (website)

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»All the Way Plumb Bed and Breakfast

All the Way Plumb Bed and Breakfast

“Plumb” means “to explore or experience fully, to a very high degree.” Guests of All the Way Plumb Bed and Breakfast can definitely explore country life to the fullest on this 30-acre alfalfa hay farm in Central Kentucky.

The inn has five guest rooms with comfortable country furnishings and amenities such as Wi-Fi, complimentary beverages and desserts, and locally made candy in room. The birthplace of Abraham Lincoln has been converted into a National Park and is near museums, shopping, dining, and Mammoth Cave, the longest underground cave in the world.

4213 Tanner Road, Hodgenville KY 42748, 270-765-9497 (website)

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»Central Park Bed and Breakfast

Central Park Bed and Breakfast


Central Park Bed and Breakfast is a beautiful Victorian mansion located across the street from Louisville’s Central Park. Original architectural details and period furnishings are still on display in the home.

Each of the seven guest rooms has a private bath, fireplace, and modern amenities such as high-speed internet and cable TV. Breakfast is served each morning in the formal dining room. Guests can step out onto the quiet veranda to enjoy the gardens and fish pond or cross the street for a relaxing stroll through the park and down the streets of Louisville’s Historic District.

1353 South Fourth Street, Louisville, KY 40208, 502-638-1505 | 877-922-1505 (website)

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»Lawrenceburg Bed and Breakfast

Lawrenceburg Bed and Breakfast

Lawrenceburg Bed and Breakfast is an elegant brick home with three spacious guest rooms. All rooms have comfortable furnishings, wood floors, zone climate control, and private baths. Other amenities include free wireless internet, a four-course gourmet breakfast each morning, complimentary coffee, snacks, and desserts, and a wine and cheese social hour in the evenings.

Lawrenceburg Bed and Breakfast is located just 30 minutes from Lexington and is close to wineries, distilleries, thoroughbred horse farms, Beaver Lake, and the Mary Todd Lincoln House.

643 North Main Street, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342, 502-930-8242 (website)

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»Bourbon Manor Bed and Breakfast

Bourbon Manor Bed and Breakfast

Located in downtown Bardstown, Kentucky, Bourbon Manor is the first bourbon-themed inn in the United States. The property contains two plantation homes, a smokehouse, a bourbon bar and lounge, and a bourbon-themed spa.

Guest rooms include private baths, luxury linens, spa-quality toiletries, cable TV, and free wireless internet. After a bourbon-themed breakfast, guests can take a trip down the Kentucky Bourbon Trail or explore Bardstown, voted “The Most Beautiful Small Town in America.” Museums, theaters, historic sites, and outdoor activities are also nearby.

714 N 3rd St, Bardstown, KY 40004, 502-354-4616 (website)

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»Four Seasons Country Inn

Four Seasons Country Inn

Four Seasons Country Inn is a tranquil country retreat housed in a sprawling farmhouse nestled on the rolling hills of Southern Kentucky. The inn has twenty-one individually decorated guest rooms, including two honeymoon suites with whirlpool baths. All rooms have individual temperature controls, televisions with free HBO, and access to the large wrap-around porch.

Guests can lounge in front of the fireplace, relax in the porch swing, or enjoy a beverage in the gazebo. For the more adventurous, Mammoth Cave, Barren River Lake, Cumberland Falls, The Kentucky Repertory Theater, and Abraham Lincoln’s Birthplace are all nearby.

4107 Scottsville Road, Glasgow, KY 42141, 270-678-1000 (website)

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»Pinnacle View Inn

Pinnacle View Inn

The Pinnacle View Inn provides sweeping views of the rolling hills of Kentucky and the inn’s beautiful gardens. Rooms are luxurious and feature private baths, some with whirlpool tubs.

The Pinnacle Inn believes strongly in “green cuisine,” which is intelligently chosen produce and animal products raised in a manner that benefits the local ecosystem. They pride themselves on making gourmet farm-to-table meals right at the inn. The inn is located in Berea, Kentucky, which is the center of Kentucky’s arts and crafts culture.

491 Log Cabin Road, Berea, KY 40403, 859-986-0044 (website)

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»Whitestone Inn

Whitestone Inn

The Whitestone Country Inn sits on 360 acres of rolling hills near Watts Bar Lake. The property has twenty-two uniquely decorated rooms that range in size. Each room has a whirlpool tub, free Wi-Fi access, and views of the mountains, the meadows, and the nearby lake. Guests can enjoy a hearty home-cooked breakfast each morning.

For entertainment, visitors can go boating or fishing on the lake, hike along the eight miles of wooded trails near Whitestone Inn, or enjoy a relaxing afternoon at the spa. There are tennis courts on the property, as well as kayaks and canoes that guests can use free of charge.

1200 Paint Rock Road, Kingston, TN 37763, 865-376-0113 (website)

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»Daisy Hill Bed and Breakfast

Daisy Hill Bed and Breakfast

Daisy Hill Bed and Breakfast is housed in a Tudor-style home that dates back to 1925. Located in Hillsboro Village, the Daisy Hill Bed and Breakfast can be found on the National Historic Registry of Places. Daisy Hill has three Europe-themed guest bedrooms that come fitted with the latest amenities.

The house also has a cozy living room, a large library, an observatory and, a sunroom. Guests can indulge in a hot, homemade breakfast on each day of their stay. Daisy Hill B&B is just a short drive away from the array of shopping, dining, and entertainment options in Nashville. Vanderbilt University is also close by.

2816 Blair Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37212, 615-297-9795 (website)

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»The Sewanee Inn

The Sewanee Inn

The Sewanee Inn is an elegant hotel that boasts a 9-hole golf course, a sleek fitness center, and more than 8,000 square feet of meeting space. Each room and suite comes fitted with a 42” flat screen TV, luxury bath amenities, and a comfortable workstation. Sewanee Inn's grand ballroom can accommodate up to 600 guests.

For more intimate gatherings, guests can use the inn's boardroom, which is equipped with videoconferencing and teleconferencing technology. Aside from corporate events, the Sewanee Inn is a coveted choice for either an indoor or outdoor wedding. Sewanee's sophisticated event spaces are suitable for everything from the wedding shower to the wedding ceremony.

1235 University Avenue, Sewanee, TN 37375, 931-598-3568 (website)

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»The Edgeworth Inn

The Edgeworth Inn

With ten cozy rooms and suites, the Edgeworth Inn acts as a haven from big-city life, and it is a popular option for weddings and special events because of its secluded hillside location. At the onsite restaurant, guests can indulge in a private four-course meal prepared by the inn’s talented chef. For entertainment, visitors can head into Monteagle, a carefully preserved village that is home to a variety of historic buildings.

Outdoor adventurers will find plenty to do at Cumberland Recreation Area, the Monteagle Assembly Bluff Overlook, and Foster Falls. Guests can also view the centuries-old facade of the University of the South in nearby Sewanee.

1 Assembly Avenue Cottage 23, Box 340, Monteagle, TN 37356, 931-924-4000 (website)

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»Iron Mountain Inn

Iron Mountain Inn

The Iron Mountain Inn is an award-winning bed and breakfast in Johnson County. Each of the inn's four guest bedrooms provides stunning views of the mountain scenery that surrounds the secluded property. Amenities at the inn include a full hot breakfast, whirlpool bathtubs, and early morning coffee.

With its convenient tri-state location, Iron Mountain Inn allows guests to explore popular attractions in Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia. Adventurous guests will find plenty to do in the nearby Appalachian Mountains, Watauga Lake, the Doe Mountain Recreation Area, and the Cherokee National Forest. Restaurants, shops, and wineries are also located close by.

268 Moreland Drive, Butler, TN 37640, 423-768-2446 (website)

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»Peaceful Oaks B&B

Peaceful Oaks B&B

Located on thirty-six acres of rolling hills, Peaceful Oaks B&B is the ideal place for a romantic retreat. Guests can choose from three beautifully-furnished suites. The room rate includes a hot gourmet breakfast and access to an onsite pool, hot tub, and fitness center. The rustic Moonshadow Barn at Peaceful Oaks B&B is also a popular choice for weddings and special events.

For entertainment, visitors can shop at the local antique malls, visit nearby state parks and equestrian centers, check out a few local museums, or catch a game at the Jackson baseball stadium. The cities of Medina, Milan, and Jackson are all a short drive away.

636 Barnes Road, Medina, TN 38355, 731-616-7921 (website)

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»Chilhowee Inn

Chilhowee Inn

Nestled up against in the Smoky Mountains, Chilhowee Inn is known for its mix of serenity and modernity. It is the oldest working inn in Blount County, and since its construction in 1903, the inn has been used as a teacher boardinghouse, a restaurant, and now, a bed and breakfast. The inn boasts five beautifully decorated suites that are both warm and inviting.

Guests are invited to gather in the family room each morning for a complimentary homemade breakfast. During the day visitors can stay busy by sightseeing at Smoky Mountains National Park or shopping and dining in the town of Walland. Outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty of opportunities for hiking, biking, fishing, and kayaking in the area. Lastly, Blount County is home to a 35-mile-long scenic drive that is easily accessible from Chilhowee Inn.

5291 Old Walland Highway, Walland, TN 37886, 865-980-5623 (website)

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»Franklin House Bed & Breakfast

Franklin House Bed & Breakfast

The Franklin House Bed & Breakfast sits in the historic district of Jonesborough, a town just two hours away from Knoxville. The inn has three cozy rooms as well as a guest apartment that comes equipped with a full-size kitchen and a laundry room.

The Franklin House B&B is just a four-minute walk from downtown Jonesborough, which is known for being Tennessee's oldest town. Nearby attractions include Cherokee National Forest, the Appalachian Mountains, Wetlands Water Park, the Jonesborough Repertory Theater, and a host of bakeries and breweries.

116 Franklin Avenue, Jonesborough, TN 37659, 423-753-3819 (website)

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»Garden Inn Bed & Breakfast

Garden Inn Bed & Breakfast

The Garden Inn Bed & Breakfast is located near Cokeville and Crossville, Tennessee. The inn has eleven rooms that each offer tranquil views of the inn's garden or the mountains that surround the property. A homemade breakfast, tasty afternoon snacks, and a gourmet dessert are all included with each room reservation.

The rooms at the Garden Inn B&B come fitted with high-quality amenities that include a spacious private bathroom and satellite TV. Some of the guest rooms boast a large fireplace and a whirlpool tub. To stay busy, guests can head into town to enjoy shopping, dining, golfing, or an afternoon of wine-tasting. Several state parks are also located nearby.

1400 Bee Rock Road, Monterey, TN 38574, 931-839-1400 (website)

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