The Veranda Bed & Breakfast

405 N. 3rd Street, Bardstown, Kentucky 40004
Innkeeper(s): Ann Fabos-Josserand
  • Introduction

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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.

    The Veranda BandB-WalkwayWelcoming, 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"

  • Insiders Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Ann for sharing her own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Visit the Distilleries.

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

    I am a world traveler. I have things from all over-handmade Chinese and Persian Rugs, original oil paintings. The Giftshop features things from all over the world.

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

    Visit Distilleries, attend Stephen Foster Drama (summer only) June to Mid-August.

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

    Most everyone likes my stories-adventures like the camel market in Afghanistan and Vietnam stories. I lived 8 years in Africa-4 years in Paris, 3 years in Vietnam, 3 months in Peru, etc.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    Free concerts in the park-all summer.

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

    Distilleries, Ghetsemane Abbey, and Civil War Museum.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    We are 3 blocks from the center of town. Half-off street parking.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Talbot Tavern (one of the 10 oldest eateries in the U.S.)

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    Bardstown Tourism.

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    Our inn has 4 rooms at. I also rent my room during Bourbon Festival, and sleep on the couch.

    Do you accept pets?

    No we do not accept pets. Please call us to get more information on facilities that accept pets.

  • 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
  • Additional Info

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  • How To Find Us

    From Lexington

    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.

    From Louisville

    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.