Chateau Bourbon

Upscale accommodations in the heart of the Bluegrass State and Southern hospitality at its best.


Upscale accommodations in the heart of the Bluegrass State and Southern hospitality at its best.

Chateau Bourbon Exterior
Bedding with pillows at Chateau Bourbon
Chateau Bourbon interior
Innkeepers at Chateau Bourbon
Innkeepers Missy & John Hillock
Cocktail & Dessert
Waffle with bourbon buttered maple syrup
Angel's Share suite
Reserve suite
Single Barrel suite
Stillhouse suite
Sleeping porch





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The Basics


This award-winning, #1-rated B&B specializes in genuine hospitality, impeccable attention to detail and contagious southern charm. Enjoy fabulous food & cocktails, plush suites, and the picturesque, walkable community located just 10 miles from downtown Louisville. Whether you're stamping your Kentucky Bourbon Trail passport at bourbon distilleries, placing a wager at historic Churchill Downs, or exploring the majesty of thoroughbred horse country, Chateau Bourbon is the perfect home-base.

At a Glance

  • Free WiFi
  • Swimming Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Wine/Spirits
  • Fireplace or Fire Pit
  • Spa Services
  • Hot Breakfast

In the Know

  • Visit 'Whiskey Row', downtown Louisville's historic bourbon district
  • Grab a pour at Watch Hill Proper, the world's largest bourbon bar
  • Have a 'Hot Brown' where it was invented - at the historic Brown Hotel
  • Order an 'Old Fashioned' at of the city's oldest speakeasies that hosted Al Capone, the Rathskeller basement bar. 

Stay for the Story

From the Bourbon Trail to thoroughbred horses & southern cuisine, be immersed in the culture and pride of Kentucky. Guests rave about boozy breakfasts, bourbon knowledge, attention to detail, and contagious Southern hospitality from John & Missy.

Sip & Savor

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

Experience an intimate and interacting dining experience at The Chef's Table

Enjoy a menu of seasonal selections created from farm grown produce, as well as other locally sourced and farm-raised products at Barn8

Dine & drink at the world's largest bourbon bar - featuring over 1800 different bourbon and American ryes - Watch Hill Proper. 

See & Do

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

Enjoy 800 miles of Bourbon adventures along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail

Discover the rich history of the Kentucky Derby at the museum at Churchill Downs
Take an interactive tour of the Kentucky Horse Farms

Guest Reviews

“Exceptional, excellent 2 night stay in a beautiful historic town. We will be back!” The only place to stay in Louisville, KY is at Chateau Bourbon. John and Missy’s home is beautiful and their attention to detail, along with their touches throughout the B&B exceeded all of our expectations. The comfy Single Barrel Suite looked over the quiet street and also had a patio over looking the courtyard. The...See More

- Carrie Councill

We stayed at Chateau Bourbon B&B for our 20th anniversary. It was the best experience! The location was great! Walking distance to everything you could need. The food and hospitality was top notch. The B&B was spectacular. We will certainly be coming back.

- Corrin Steinhauer

Chateau Bourbon is an amazing B&B-first class from the minute we arrived to our last day. (We had a total of 3 couples in our party.) Hosts Missy and John were extremely knowledgeable about Louisville and the Bourbon Trail and answered any and all of our questions. We thoroughly enjoyed spending time talking and laughing with them. The included 3 course breakfasts (always with a little bourbon infusion!) that...See More

- Kelly Lynn

Amazing experience at this B&B, Missy and John were so kind and accommodating to my wife’s dietary restrictions. They were very friendly and welcoming every day. We have never stayed in such a comfortable, beautiful place. No detail was missed including a fan in the room for white noise. My wife and I rarely sleep when away but both of us slept easily. The local restaurants were great and...See More

- Jason P

A perfect place to stay when in Louisville or on the bourbon trail. Missy and John are incredible, the food is delicious and happy hour is a nice treat. Norton Commons is a beautiful neighborhood. Enjoy the front porch livin'!

- Dan Wahl

Rooms & Suites

# of Rooms: 4

Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Bathrobes, Hair Dryer, Rollaway Available, USB Charging Stations

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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: Welcomes children over the age of 6

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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, Evening Cocktails, Picnics Available, Social Hour with innkeeper(s), Special Diets Accommodated

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Guest Services

Internet Service: Wireless

Front Desk/Security: Business Hours

Corporate Rates: No

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

Weddings & Celebrations

Wedding/Reception/Event Facilities: Outdoor

Events Supported: Private Parties, Bridal Luncheons, Elopements, Baby Showers, Tea Parties

Business Travel & Meetings

Meeting Types: Business Meetings, Retreats

Meeting Facilities: Yes

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Location Type: City/Metro, Small Town/Village, Suburban