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The Veranda Bed & Breakfast
Located in the historic district of Bardstown this house in classical revival style is only a short 3-block stroll to the center of town, and 2 blocks from the dinner train. Only 35 minutes from the Louisville Airport.
Built in 1905, The Veranda Bed and Breakfast boasts a solarium with fountain, dining room with fireplace and hand-painted murals recently re-discovered during renovations.
Welcoming, wide front porch opens to the foyer featuring a superb crystal chandelier. The comfortable living room has a fireplace, cable TV and stained glass window. Each guest room also has cable TV.
Gift Shop available to guests. The house features artifacts from 4 continents, Persian and Chinese carpets, original oil paintings and an international doll collection. Murals in dining room painted by Zuber around 1900.
Quotes from "Mount Vernon News, July 2006
"Location is not the only reason we chose the Veranda. The Innkeeper, Ann Fabos-Josserand, makes us feel so welcome that going anywhere else would be out of the question.---Ann's home is elegant, but most inviting and very cozy"
Nearby Area Attractions
- Civil War Museum
- Women's Museum
- My Old Kentucky Dinner Train
- Spalding Hall Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History
- Old Nelson County Jail
- Wickland Home of Three Governors
- Abbey of Gethsemani (first Trappist monastery in US)
- My Old Kentucky Home State Park
- Bernheim Forest
- Stephen Foster Musical
- Jim Beam's Distillery
- Heaven Hill Heritage Center (free bourbon tasting)
- Heaven Hill Trolley
- Marker's Mark Distillery
- New Haven Railroad Museum
How To Find Us
Take the Bluegrass Pkwy West to the first Bardstown exit (US 150). Turn right onto US 150 West. In 2-3 miles this becomes E. Stephen Foster Avenue. The Courthouse is in the middle of the street. The street directly in front of the Courthouse is North Third Street. Go 4 blocks to the Veranda B&B (second house on right).Park in back.
Drive I-65 South to Bardstown/Clermont exit #112, turn left onto KY 245 past the Jim Beam Distillery and Bernheim Forest to Route US 31E. Turn right. Cross the railroad tracks (The Dinner Train) - keep in the right hand lane otherwise you are obligated to turn left at the corner. Once through the traffic light, switch to left lane. We are the 4th house on the left. Park in back.