1898 Red Bud Bed & Breakfast

600 N Lexington Avenue, Wilmore, Kentucky 40390
Innkeeper(s): Suzann Fieseler
  • Welcome Home

    1898 Red Bud Bed & Breakfast, Wilmore, Kentucky, frontWelcome to the 1898 Red Bud Bed and Breakfast a beautifully restored turn-of-the century home.

    We are just a short drive to downtown Lexington, horse farms, vineyards, Keeneland, and historic sites such as Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. Located in the heart of the “Garden Area” of central Kentucky, in the quaint village of Wilmore, home of Asbury University and Seminary. Whether you enjoy a relaxing stroll over an acre of gardens and native Kentucky trees or just spend an evening taking in the stars, You are sure to enjoy a relaxing stay in your small town home-away-from home.

    1898 Red Bud B & B features two lovingly restored rooms. Each large room includes a private bath and cable TV. Start each morning with a full home cooked breakfast on our expansive veranda. Our guest areas also include an inviting parlor and breakfast room. Free WIFI throughout the property.

  • 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 Suzann for sharing her own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Location is quite and off the beaten path but close to Kentucky's unique attractions with easy access also convenient for Asbury visits.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    We are best known for Five years of award winning accommodations and homemade strawberry crepes! We believe that our, B&B built in 1898, and located in a registered historic district of Wilmore, KY, makes our inn unique. Serving breakfast on the veranda and the expansive space with plenty of comfy seating to relax, is what we love most about our inn.

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

    We make a great home base to visit the many Kentucky attractions located nearby.

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

    Repeat guests. There is no greater compliment than to have your guests return for another visit.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    High Bridge the highest railroad bridge over a navigable stream crossing the Kentucky River Palisades is only 5 miles away.

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

    Four nights will only give you a taste of the many sights and attractions in the area. A.) You are in the heart of race horse country so must sees include: Historic Keeneland Race Track, the Kentucky Horse Park, Old Friends Farm, a Horse Farm Tour, Red Mile Harness Racing to name just a few. B.) Kentucky is home to the Bourbon Trail. Historic distilleries offer tours and tastes. C.) Civil War Sites like Camp Nelson, reenactments nearby and historic homes to tour. D.) Wineries. Did you know the very first commercial vineyard in the US was located in KY? Several wineries in the area offer tastes and more.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Asbury University and Asbury Seminary are only a couple blocks away.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Lexington (only 11 miles away) has hundreds of restaurants to choose from so there is something for everyone. Not only are your regular chains but also over a hundred locally owned establishments for a unique Kentucky experience.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    visitlex.com, destinationjessamine.com, and kentuckytourism.com.

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    2 spacious guest rooms.

    Do you accept pets?

    No, I am sorry we can not accommodate pets.

  • Breakfast Room and Veranda

    1898 Red Bud Bed & Breakfast, Wilmore, Kentucky, crepeYou may choose to sip your morning coffee listening to the birds sing on the veranda or catch up on emails with our free wifi while eating your home made breakfast in the breakfast room.

    We serve a full gourmet breakfast with something new each day!

  • Local Attractions

    Located in the heart of the Kentucky Bluegrass, Wilmore is a charming place to visit during every season of the year.


    Tour our scenic roads and marvel at the splendid fall foliage. Join us for the annual Wilmore Arts &Crafts Festival and enjoy demonstrations by artisans, hand-crafted items, fine art, photography, entertainment and sidewalk food vendors. Celebrate Veterans Day with the community and residents of the Thomson-Hood Veterans Center.


    Experience an Old Fashioned Musical Christmas Celebration with the lighting of the town Christmas tree, bands and choirs performing music of the season, a nativity scene, along with special lighting and ornaments.


    Plan a picnic and walk or drive along the Harrodsburg Road (U.S. 68) by the Palisades and enjoy the rare and delicate wild flowers growing in profusion. Bring your camera for some unforgettable photographic opportunities as you travel along U.S. 68, which is designated a Kentucky Scenic Byway.


    Attend the Festival of the Fourth (July) with a colorful parade, crafts show, musical , events and outdoor drama. Or join us on the Downtown Green for the Stonebridge concert series on Saturday nights. Concerts are open to the public and begin at 7:00 pm throughout the summer months.


    • Keeneland
    • Kentucky Horse Park
    • Shaker Village
    • Wineries
    • Bourbon Trail
    • Camp Nelson Civil War Park
    • Historic Homes
    • Historic Downtown Lexington
    • and many more attractions are just a short drive away