Charred Oaks Inn

Charred Oaks Inn is perfect for exploring the Kentucky Bourbon trail, horse farms and race meets.


Charred Oaks Inn is perfect for exploring the Kentucky Bourbon trail, horse farms and race meets.

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Living Room on first floor at Charred Oaks Inn
The inn on a snowy day from the circle drive
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fruit salad
Commemorative Poster on display in common room
Charred Oaks Inn signature breakfast sweet potato hash topped with fried egg
Charred Oaks Inn afternoon tea open face cucumber sandwiches
Charred Oaks Inn signature chocolate orange bread pudding
Glimpse into the front entrance hall at Charred Oaks Inn

The Basics


Charred Oaks Inn… Experience true southern hospitality at this inviting upscale bed and breakfast, located on the bourbon trail in the heart of horse country near Lexington, Kentucky. Think five-star service, four-poster beds, very spacious rooms, private en suite bathrooms, award-winning breakfasts delivered to your room, gracious hosts, customized concierge assistance, and a long list of 21st-century amenities.

At a Glance

  • Free WiFi
  • Smoke-Free
  • Free Parking
  • Concierge Services
  • Fireplaces
  • Fireplace or Fire Pit
  • Culinary Experiences
  • Romantic Getaway

In the Know

  • Explore Town Branch; the only combination brewery and distillery on the Bourbon Trail (about 20 minutes from us)

  • Have lunch at our local "all Kentucky" Wallace Station Deli featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives
  • New and delightful Castle & Key with its restored gardens and walk-up bar is 15 minutes from the inn and 5 from Woodford. 

  • Check out Justin's House of Bourbon, Kentucky's premier liquor store, home to the world's most diverse collection

Stay for the Story

The innkeepers assist guests with planning made-to-order adventures in the Bluegrass state. The property is situated on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail in the heart of horse country, making it the perfect home base for all things Kentucky.

Sip & Savor

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

Visit Tonys of Lexington for delcious steak and seafood
Enjoy cozy, modern restaurant for French-inspired fine dining at Heirloom Restaurant Midway
Try traditional Southern dining at The Merrick Inn

See & Do

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

Experience the Horse Capital of the World & plans to go behind the scenes to watch the thoroughbreds being exercised each morning at Keeneland

Try the signature Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey at their distillery

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is a landmark destination that shares 3,000 acres of discovery in the spirit of the Kentucky Shakers

Guest Reviews

My wife and I stayed at Charred Oaks for the 150th Kentucky Derby. This is an amazing bed and breakfast. The property is very well maintained. This historical home is beautiful, charming, and warm. The rooms are spotless. Pamela and Richard are amazing hosts who take such good care of the home and the guests. We felt very special. They answered all our questions and provided great advice. Each...See More

- Dave Kotch

What an amazing experience! Pamela and Richard really know how to run a 5-star inn. The place was charming and spotless. The afternoon picnic basket and morning breakfasts were gourmet quality. Thank you so much for a fun Derby weekend!

- Jennifer Kovach

Pamela and Richard were amazing hosts! My husband and I were in town for the races at Keeneland and took time to visit distilleries and horse farms too. We stayed in bedroom 3 and it was lovely and spacious! The breakfasts were wonderful and the snacks in the afternoon were a wonderful treat. We highly recommend staying at Charred Oak Inn!

- Lora P

We stayed 4 nights and were treated royally! Our hosts were extremely friendly and accommodating. Food was 5 star and had so much we only ate out a few times. quiet, comfortable, spotless,elegant. We highly recommend this Inn and we stay again should we be in the area.

- Carol Sayles

Very nice. Loved the house and their knowledge of the history of it. Very comfortable, nice bed and very clean. Will definitely go back.

- KRS _______

Rooms & Suites

# of Rooms: 4

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

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


Smoking Policy: Outside Only

Family Friendly: Yes , Welcomes children over the age of 11

Food & Wine

Meals Offered: Breakfast

Special Diets Accommodated: Yes

Dining Amenities: Complimentary Afternoon Tea/Refreshments, Complimentary Beverages, Complimentary Early Coffee Tea, Complimentary Evening Hors d'oeuvres, Complimentary Snacks, Special Diets Accommodated

Guest Services

Internet Service: Wireless

Front Desk/Security: 24 Hours, Onsite

Corporate Rates: Yes

Inn Amenities: Hot Breakfast, Concierge Services, Free Onsite Parking, Full House Rental Available, Gardens on Property, LGBTQI+ Friendly, Weddings & Events Available, Wine/Spirits Available

Weddings & Celebrations

Events Supported: Elopements

Business Travel & Meetings

Meeting Facilities: No

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Location Type: Small Town/Village