These 9 Small Towns In Kentucky Are Home To The Most Relaxing Bed And Breakfasts

As local travel experts, we know what travelers are looking for when it comes to finding the perfect accommodations for their next trip. To compile our lists, we scour the internet to find properties with excellent ratings and reviews, desirable amenities, nearby attractions, and that something special that makes a destination worthy of traveling for.

Sometimes we all need a couple of days to get away from our regular, every day lives. If you need a weekend (or more) to relax, recuperate, and just hit the reset button, then head to one of these peaceful bed and breakfasts. Not only are the venues themselves relaxing, but they are located in small Kentucky towns, meaning you will experience nothing but peace and quiet during your stay. Here are some of the best bed and breakfasts in Kentucky, sure to sweep you off your feet with their hospitality, history, and charms!

Has anyone stayed in any of the above best bed and breakfasts in Kentucky before? If so, we’d love to hear all about it! And for another amazing B&B in the Bluegrass, book a night at the historic Maker’s Mark home.

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December 21, 2021

What are the best small towns to visit in Kentucky?

Small towns are our bread and butter here in Kentucky, and if you want a true taste of the Bluegrass, just visit one of our many Main Streets. Kentucky’s downtowns are simply the best; full of history, winsome beauty, and the most charming, delightful local shops and businesses. There’s nothing quite like wandering through a bustling downtown district in the Bluegrass, perusing locally owned shops and stopping into family-owned restaurants. These seven small towns in Kentucky have the most charming downtowns; visit and you’re sure to fall in love -- and make some amazing memories, too!

What are some unique accommodations in Kentucky?

Here in Kentucky, our love for bourbon runs deep. The Bourbon Trail is a quintessential Kentucky experience, and it’s getting bigger and better all the time! The newest addition to your Bluegrass bourbon experience is an iconic one; for the first time ever, guests can spend the night in the Maker’s Mark Family’s historic Kentucky home! The Samuels House is now open for guests to enjoy, and this historic place — complete with its own bourbon bar! — is a must for any self-described bourbon sommeliers in the Bluegrass State. Talk about a unique, only-in-Kentucky experience!

What are some historic places to stay in Kentucky?

Founded in 1816, Burlington has always been the county seat of historic Boone County, named, of course, for the famous explorer and Kentuckian. Burlington has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1979, and is a delight of a place to visit. And if you’re looking for the most charming B&B in Kentucky, you’ll want to venture down to Burlington’s Willis Graves Bed & Breakfast. In the 1830s, Kentuckian Willis Graves built his family a stately Federal-style home in beautiful Burlington, which stands on the property to this day, along with a cabin and cottage. All three buildings have been thoughtfully restored and renovated into a total of six guest suites, each of which is decorated with period furnishings, rustic features, and modern-yet-classic touches. It's an absolutely delightful place to rest your head!