The Old Bridge Inn Bed & Breakfast
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Seconds to Louisville, Kentucky, this neoclassical was built by a prominent Jeffersonville family in 1836. The entire house, which has a woodburning fireplace in the parlor, is decorated with antiques and features five beautiful bedrooms, all with private baths and electric fireplaces(two luxury rooms with whirpools). The Old Bridge Inn can accommodate 18 people. Among the many amenities you will enjoy are a full breakfast served on fine antique china and complimentary beverages in the guest refrigerator.
This historic home is conveniently located next to the Big Four Walking Bridge. The Falls of the Ohio fossil beds are a short drive from the Inn along the river, as well as the Howard Steamboat Museum.The Old Bridge Inn is conveniently located in the heart of Jeffersonville's Historic District, seconds to the interstate (I-65), Louisville, KY., and within walking distance of antique shops, restaurants and the Ohio River. This is the oldest building hosting a bed and breakfast in the region and the only bed and breakfast in Jeffersonville that is truly a historic building. It has not been altered by additions since 1898 and has never been gutted. The Old Bridge Inn is truly historic. While modern conveniences like cable television in every room and wireless internet have been added, the integrity of the building has been maintained and remains unaltered.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Linda Williams for sharing her own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
There are many reasons travelers choose our inn: tourist in the area, visiting family, business, conventions, seminars, birthdays, anniversaries, and on and on. I would say most is leisure travel.
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
Living in such an old house is a privilege and I think that is what we are know for. The house was built in 1836.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
Jeffersonville has a beautiful waterfront which is accessible via walking paths. At the mouth of Spring St and Riverside Dr is a floating stage and terraced lawn where entertainment is provided throughout the warm months. This is just 2 blocks from the inn.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
“I stayed here while attending a conference at the convention center in Louisville. The landscaping and decor are beautiful. Elegant and comfortable. Very, very clean, which I appreciated. The sheets were luxurious. I walked over the bridge, but I am a walker. There is a cool interpretive center and fossil gorge closeby. Linda is very concerned about taking care of her guests.”
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
The best kept secret is how conveniently located Jeffersonville is. Jeff sits along the Ohio River, across from Louisville but is also located by three major interstates, I 65, I 71 and I 64.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
While at our inn, visit the Howard Steamboat Museum, the Falls of the Ohio State park and attend the Derby Dinner Playhouse!
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
We are within walking distance of the river, shops and restaurants and the Big Four walking bridge which goes into downtown Louisville.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
My favorite restaurant is the Come Back Inn.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference? How many rooms does your inn have?
We have 5 guest rooms.
Do you accept pets?
We are pet friendly with advance notice (we like to be asked as we do have rules).
- Ample Parking
- Full Breakfast
- Guest Computer Available
- Central Heat & Air
- In room TV & radio
- Private baths
- Landscaped Gardens
Weddings and Honeymoons
An intimate wedding ceremony in the parlor.
Bride and Groom enjoying their honeymoon in the dining room.
How to Find Us
Directions Coming From Indianapolis or Anywhere, Going South on I-65:
- Going Southbound on I-65 towards Louisville, you will take the very last exit before crossing over the bridge, Exit 0
- When you come off the exit you will need to get over in the left hand lane at the stop sign and turn left onto Southern Indiana Avenue
- Go one block to the river, and turn left onto Riverside Drive
- Go approximately four blocks to Pearl Street and turn left again
- Go up two blocks to Chestnut Street. You are here!
Directions Coming From Louisville, Or Anywhere Going North on I-65:
- Come through Louisville on I-65 North and when you get on the bridge, merge into the right lane, so you may take the very first exit from the bridge, which is exit 0
- Turn right off the exit onto Court Avenue
- Go three blocks to the red light at Pearl Street and turn right again
- Go two blocks and turn left in front of the Inn
- The Inn sits on the corner of Pearl and Chestnut Streets.
Within 5 minutes of:
- Actors Theatre
- Belle of Louisville Steamboat
- Spirit of Jefferson Steamboat
- Commonwealth Convention Center
- Falls of the Ohio
- Howard Steamboat Museum
- Kentucky Center of the Arts
- Louisville Ballet
- Louisville Orchestra
- louisville Palace
- Louisville Riverbats
- Louisville Slugger Museum
- Star of louisville Cruise Ship
- The Gardens of Louisville
Within 15 minutes of:
- Churchill Downs
- Kentucky Derby Museum
- Louisville Zoo
- Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center
- Speed Art Museum
- University of Louisville
- Bellarmine College