Market Street Inn

330 West Market Street, Jeffersonville, Indiana 47130
Innkeeper(s): Carol & Steve Stenbro
 
  • Introduction

    Welcome to the Market Street Inn!

    The Market Street Inn, a stately Second Empire 1881 mansion in downtown Jeffersonville, Indiana, fully restored with every modern amenity in 2005. Just two blocks from restaurants and shopping and one block from the Ohio River! Market Street Inn has seven beautiful guest rooms, including three large suites!

    Two dining rooms can accommodate up to 32 people, food prepared by professional chef! Large third floor deck with fountain and outside fireplace! Off-street parking for 20 cars.

    The owners of the Market Street Inn are Steve and Carol Stenbro.

    Steve and Carol have been in the innkeeping business since 1995. Their most notable guest was President George W. Bush on October 28, 2006!

    Steve is a retired toolmaker of Ford Motor Company. His interests include bicycling, traveling, genealogy and restoring old houses. Steve is also a member of the Falls of Ohio Archaeological Society and Historic Preservation Board.

    Carol has worked in collections and served numerous years as a volunteer with Girl Scouts, church groups, the Red Hat Society, and is a past President of the Indiana Bed & Breakfast Association.

    Carol's interest in cooking and decorating, and their interest in staying in historic Bed & Breakfasts when they travel, is what led them to the innkeeping business!

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Carol and Steve Stenbro for sharing their own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Very close to downtown Louisville, KY and our great ratings on Trip Advisor!

    What are you best known for? 

    Our October 2006 visit from George W. Bush, 43rd President!

    What makes your inn unique?

    Its top notch restoration after two devastating fires and being boarded up and empty for 6 years!

    What do you love most about your inn?

    Its style, decor, and location!

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    Small town flavor, big city convenience!

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    That it is very clean and the best B&B they've ever stayed at!

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    Our soon to open walking/biking bridge!

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Tour & shop the Schimpff's Confectionery, take a ride on the Belle of Louisville, tour museums, eat & enjoy a play at Derby Dinner Playhouse, shop for antiques!

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    All of the above! We are 2 blocks from the historic shopping district and candy store, 1 block from the Ohio River, 2 blocks from a large selection of restaurants on the river, and a 1 mile walk across the bridge to downtown Louisville museums!

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Cast Iron Steakhouse and Bristol Bar & Grille.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    www.gotolouisville.org and www.sunnysideoflouisville.org

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    Seven guest rooms & suites!

    Do you accept pets?

    We don't normally accept pets. The Old Bridge Inn B&B does, and there are kennels nearby.

  • History

    The Bridal Suite

    • Built in 1881 by George & Barbara Pfau
    • 1906 became the 'Old Ladies Home' for Civil War Widows
    • 1985-1996 Haven House Homeless Shelter
    • 1996 Two devastating fires closed the Haven House
    • 1996-2002 House sat empty and in disrepair for 6 years.
    • April 2002: House went up for auction and purchased by the Stenbros.
    • 2002-2005 The House went through a massive 3 1/2 year renovation
    • October 2005: Market Street Inn houses its first guests as a Bed & Breakfast
  • Home Features

    • Entire home is 10,000 + square feet
    • More than twenty-five rooms includinrg 8 1/2 Bathrooms
    • Seven guest bedrooms including three spacious Suites
    • All guest rooms have private baths
    • Eleven fireplaces
    • Innkeeper's apartment
    • Antique & gift shop
    • Commercial kitchen
    • Two dining rooms
    • Large 3rd floor Rooftop party deck
    • Relaxing front porch

    Suites have:

    • King-size pillow-top beds with exquisite high thread-count linens
    • Desk with high speed Internet (wired & wireless)
    • 32" or 42" flat screen plasma TV with DVD/VCR and cable TV service
    • Remote control fireplace
    • Sitting area with couch and other amenities
    • Wet bars
    • Clock radio
    • Private in-room telephone

    Suite bathrooms feature:

    • Double Jacuzzis
    • Separate showers
    • Bidets
    • His & hers sinks
    • Luxurious towels & bathrobes
    • Hair dryers

    Guest rooms have:

    • Queen-size pillow-top beds with exquisite high thread-count linens
    • Desk with high speed Internet (wired & wireless)
    • Remote control fireplaces
    • 25" or 32" cable TV with DVD/VCR
    • Clock radios
    • Private in-room phones

    Guest bathrooms feature:

    • Jacuzzi bathtubs
    • Luxurious towels & bathrobes
    • Hair dryers
  • Chef's Page

    Our two-course full gourmet breakfast is served in our main dining room at your selected time choice. We also honor your special diet restrictions.

    On the Breakfast Buffet

    • 3 or 4 kinds of juice
    • Coffee/tea/hot chocolate
    • Large fresh fruit platter
    • Assortment of coffee cakes & scones
    • Choices for the Entree

    Breakfast meat, usually bacon (let us know if you prefer sausage)

    • Hot entree, chef's choice for the day
    • Eggs any style
    • French toast
    • Breakfast panini
    • Waffles or pancakes
    • Oatmeal
    • Whole wheat English muffins or toast
 
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