A Storybook Inn Bed and Breakfast

Nationally award-winning A Storybook Inn. Spotless! Heart of Horse Country and the Bourbon Trail.


Nationally award-winning A Storybook Inn. Spotless! Heart of Horse Country and the Bourbon Trail.

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Our gorgeous 48 foot conservatory where breakfast is served. Colors change with the season.
The massive air-whirlpool tub in Somewhere In Time luxury bathroom.
A section of our stunning 34 ft. living room where guests enjoy relaxing
Our original Quiche with fresh organic or local ingredients in puff pastry
The gardens and courtyard behind the old brick wall. Gardens and a pond with waterfalls feature.
A Cyclists Tour Group at A Storybook Inn





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The Basics


A Storybook Inn Bed and Breakfast is in the heart of world-class horse country and ground zero for the popular Bourbon Trail where true Southern hospitality is married to classic elegance. Write chapters of your own love story in the English courtyard listening to the calming sounds of a 100+yr old water feature, all visible from the glass conservatory where your organic or locally sourced multi-course breakfast is served. 

At a Glance

  • Free WiFi
  • Wine/Spirits
  • Fireplace or Fire Pit
  • Jetted Tubs Avail.
  • Hot Breakfast
  • History & Heritage
  • Staycation
  • Tesla Charger

In the Know

  • World Famous Keeneland Race Course meets in Spring and Fall

  • Explore the world famous Bourbon trail; Woodford Reserve & many others!

  • Take a long scenic hike at Shaker Village and visit the largest restored Shaker Village in America
  • Visit Mary Todd Lincoln's home and Henry Clay on Main Street in Lexington

Stay for the Story

Central Kentucky countryside is one of most beautiful in the world; an apt setting for the historic A Storybook Inn. Heard most often: “You have the best food, the cleanest suites, the friendliest staff; you have thought of every detail."

Sip & Savor

Here are a few things to sip & savor when you visit…

Try the amazing brunch at Holly Hill Inn

Enjoy French-inspired fine dining at Heirloom

Visit Amsden Bourbon Bar, a full service bar with over 100 bourbons, premium wine selection, specialty cocktails, and local craft beers on tap

See & Do

Here are a few things to see & do when you visit…

See nearly 50 breeds of horses at the Kentucky Horse Park



Try your luck at Keeneland Race Course during a race meet, or tour the grounds year round
Visit four period historic homes of the area's most famous citizens

Guest Reviews

An excellent experience from start to finish. Our adult children treated us to an amazing weekend with them in the Huntsman Guesthouse. It was posh, but comfortable and a very, very pleasant experience all around. Full breakfast included daily in the main house plus a treat delivered to the door every afternoon. Even in the 90F summer heat we were comfortable sitting on the front porch with the ceiling...See More

- Susan Baranoff

This was the most romantic inn I’ve ever stayed. The room was enchanting and the staff was kind and accommodating. This place is absolutely beautiful and immaculate. I came back to my room every afternoon to find fresh baked cookies or cupcakes waiting for me, and the breakfasts were just to die for! Spectacular!

- Dawn Barrier

Too good to be true. Magical and beautiful. Artistic and relaxing. Elegantly comfortable. I’d guess a typical reaction from most guests ….we wished we could have had a lengthier stay. The superlatives only touch the surface of this enchanting Inn. Every part, both interior and exterior, is carefully and lovingly designed and curated. The Inn is spotless, the rooms each have their own Southern inspired design and the bedding...See More

- Scott B

A Storybook Inn seemed an unlikely place for a group of cyclists to rest, recover, and refuel. Innkeeper Elise is the epitome of hospitality. Historical-themed accommodations are as charming as they are comfortable. Grounds are impeccable, as is the service (special thanks to Tiffany). And bountiful breakfasts are motivation to rise early…with a big appetite. If you are inclined to wander off, the shops, restaurants, and bars of Versailles...See More

- Ed Schwitzky

I didn't stay here, but I'm just so grateful Story Inn Bed and Breakfast is generous enough to let "not overnight guest" use the charger. It was my first time of "almost running out of range" in 3 years of road trip. An accident on my route caused a stand still traffic for a while, and when the traffic officials showed up, they made us cross the median to...See More

- Thy Ly Chau

Rooms & Suites

# of Rooms: 7

Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Bathrobes, Coffee Maker/Service, Hair Dryer, Rollaway Available, USB Charging Stations, Alarm Clocks, Antique Furnishings

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For information on ADA accessibility for the facility or its rooms, please contact the property directly.


Smoking Policy: Outside Only

Family Friendly: Yes

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Food & Wine

Meals Offered: Breakfast

Special Diets Accommodated: Yes

Restaurant on Premises: No

Dining Amenities: Complimentary Afternoon Tea/Refreshments, Complimentary Beverages, Complimentary Early Coffee Tea, Complimentary Snacks, Special Diets Accommodated

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Guest Services

Internet Service: Wireless

Front Desk/Security: 24 Hours, Onsite

Corporate Rates: Yes

Inn Amenities: Hot Breakfast, Business Center, Cabins/Cottages Available, Concierge Services, Fitness Center, Free Onsite Parking, Full House Rental Available, Gardens on Property, Green Environmentally Friendly, Meeting Space Available, Spa Service, Swimming Pool, Weddings & Events Available, Wine/Spirits Available

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Weddings & Celebrations

Events Supported: Private Parties

Business Travel & Meetings

Meeting Types: Business Meetings, Retreats

Meeting Facilities: Yes

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Location Type: Small Town/Village