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

By far, A Storybook Inn is the most beautiful B&B we have stayed in to date. Elise and her staff excel in graciousness and professionalism. We stayed in the Gone With the Wind room, which was impeccably clean and beautifully decorated. Our day started with the most delicious fresh farm-to-table breakfasts prepared for us each morning using organic ingredients served in the conservatory area overlooking the beautiful grounds. We...See More

- Donna Hand

The property is beautiful and the Inn is so pretty. The room was decorated very well and the bed was so comfortable! Elise and the staff were all super sweet. Breakfast was delicious! The location was great for all the activities we had planned in the area.

- Rebecca Cosper

We have stayed at many Select Registry properties and A Storybook Inn is clearly the Gold Standard of B&Bs. From the immaculateness of the property, gorgeous rooms and level of care and concern from her staff, it is exceptional! The breakfast prepared by the innkeeper is the best I have ever had-- all organic, made from scratch, including eggs from her own farm. This includes homemade scones and jams,...See More

- Susan Stuart

A Storybook Inn is a treasured gem located in the heart of the Bluegrass Country. This Inn is meticulously cared for by Elise and her fabulous staff. The property and location are spectacular and the breakfasts are legendary!! Very welcoming staff and hostess !

- Jill Lean

What a wonderful experience. The inn was decked out for the holidays. Cozy inviting spectacular. The town of Versailles right around corner looked like a picture out of Currier and Ives. We added 3 friends just for breakfast and they gladly accommodated the request. Needless to say we had a superb breakfast in their beautiful sun porch. Definitely jump started our holidays. Thanks to all

- Elsa Fisk

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