Bourbon Manor • Bardstown (Louisville), KY

Bourbon Manor Bed and Breakfast Inn

 Award-winning B&B in the Bourbon Capital of the World

Bourbon Manor is a Bourbon-Lover’s Paradise.  The inn is located in the Bourbon Capital of the World and in the town named the “Most Beautiful Small Town in America” Bardstown, KY.  This historic downtown property includes 2 Pre-Civil War Plantation Homes – a Federal Home (circa 1810) and a Greek Revival, Antebellum Mansion (circa 1820), as well as an original Smokehouse. 

The inn is owned and operated by award-winning innkeepers of 15 years, Todd Allen and Tyler Horton. Together they have thoughtfully appointed the bedrooms and living spaces and graced it with their Southern charm and hospitality. Bourbon House holds the distinction of being the 1st Bourbon-themed Bed and Breakfast in the country. Set among live oaks, this inn exudes Southern elegance of old. Each room features with antique furniture and modern amenities: private bath, flat-screen TV, robes, and toiletries. Some units have a seating area, terrace, or balcony. Free WiFi is available throughout the property and there’s complimentary on-site parking as well. 

“The Bunghole” Bourbon Bar and Lounge The interesting name comes from the Bourbon Barrel. The Bunghole is the hole in the barrel, through which liquid is poured or drained, while the bung is the cork stopper that plugs the hole. At the end of the day, relax and imbibe in their renovated,  3-level Historic Tobacco Barn. It is truly a unique place to socialize and enjoy a flight of Bourbon, Wines, or Micro-brewery Beers.

Bountiful Bourbon-Themed Breakfasts Guests dine each morning in the formal dining room where tables are set with crystal and china. The full gourmet meal (made of locally-grown, Kentucky-Proud ingredients when possible) changes daily; fruits, homemade muffins, signature egg dishes, bacon, sausage, cheesy hash browns, and lemony soufflé pancakes. Yum!

Bourbon Manor Day Spa The property has a quality on-site day spa: Spa Packages, Customized Facials, Microdermabrasion Treatments, Body Treatments, and Deep-tissue and Relaxation Massages, and Exercise Room. 

Local Excursions Bourbon Manor is centrally-located for Bourbon Country excursions and Bourbon Manor’s concierge services will plan your 1-day “Highlights”  of the area, 2-day “Bourbon Country Experience” with or without transportation, or a more expansive itinerary of area attractions: it is only a 20-minute walk to the beach; 1.6 miles to My Old Kentucky Home State Park; 2.5 miles to Heaven Hill Distillery; 0.09 miles to Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History; 1.9 miles to Heaven Hill Bourbon Heritage Center and the Louisville Airport is only 29 miles away. Do not forget Kentucky’s Wine Trail, world-famous Bourbon Distilleries, and local Race Horse Farms.  

Visit: 714 N 3rd St. Bardstown, KY; (502) 309-2698;

* Editor’s Note: Charles and I had the pleasure of staying at Bourbon Manor last summer. Alas; only for 1 night. Todd was a gracious host, breakfast was superb, and we mingled with other guests on the patio for drinks. Bourbon Manor is definitely a destination!