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277 Rose Hill Ave, Versailles, KY 40383-1223
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
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#1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Versailles
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Award winner, historic...A Storybook Inn is upscale in every way! A Select Registry Property. Excellence in style and service! There is a reason that our wonderful guests give us 5-star reviews! Incredible culinary delights! More like a small European luxury hotel say our well-traveled guest! At A Storybook Inn, our emphasis is on you! This dear old place envelopes one with a delicious sense of calm! Minutes from the world-famous Keeneland Race Course, world-class Thoroughbred Horse Farms. We can arrange a tour for you! A Storybook Inn is a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of the world. We have hosted guests from around the world, including ambassadors and European royalty's entourage, but our EVERY guest is treated with gracious service and attention. Our 50-foot glass conservatory with the garden view is a splendid place to have your multi-course breakfast. Come see why A Storybook Inn is "close to everything but world's apart!" Healthy and Safety Notes for our Guests: We have always been very meticulous about sanitation at Storybook (Innkeeper has a nursing background), but we are taking it a bit further for the safety of our guests. You do not have to wear face masks here unless you feel more comfortable doing so. We are respectful of your comfort level. We are very conscious about making the environment as germ-free as possible. We have our breakfast tables 6 or more feet apart. We have always had UV light air filtration going 24/7 in our conservatory to filter out any mold, virus, or bacteria. We sanitize room keys between guest stays with UV light. Doorknobs and TV remotes are cleaned between guests as well. Our repeat customers that have visited us recently have told us, "We had no qualms about coming back to Storybook during this time. We did not feel comfortable staying in a large hotel." Our Select Registry Quality Control team told us that we would get the "Housekeeping Award" if they gave one.
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Stephanie M wrote a review Yesterday
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Incredible property! We stayed at the Guesthouse behind The Storybook Inn. I cannot give them enough accolades! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Guesthouse. We grilled outside, we cooked in the well stocked kitchen. The gourmet breakfast at the Inn, superb. The hospitality of this home, is divine. My family, only regrets, we had to go home to Denver, CO and Austin, TX. Thank you to Elise and Tiffany for your gracious hospitality. We have been blessed to stay in your home. We will be back!
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Date of stay: October 2022
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LizB wrote a review Sep 2022
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Strong attention to detail in decorating, food, cleaning and service. Very quiet and relaxing stay. Very walkable to park and downtown. Elise and her staff's hospitality made us feel at home. Bed so comfortable, luxurious sheets and towels, wonderful shower. Very rich breakfasts, warm cookies in the afternoon.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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David L wrote a review Sep 2022
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Fantastic property, location, service, food and staff; an all of the above experience! We won a gift cerificate through a silent auction for the stay and will be returning many times. You have to experience this first hand to understand the quality of the service and ammenities (like a coffee and beverage station just outside the rooms. The rooms are remarkable and the grounds take you back in time.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Room Tip: Speak to Elise on the phone, a wonderful owner/operator!
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Response from Elise Buckley, Owner at A Storybook Inn
Responded 3 weeks ago
David, we are so glad for the respite for you and your lovely wife had together. So many are surprised the first time they come to gorgeous Storybook. We are glad it will be the first of many times for you and W. Until next time...
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Mobile680887 wrote a review Sep 2022
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A resounding 5 STARS PLUS!! From beginning to end we had a fabulous two-night stay with A Storybook Inn. This is Bed & Breakfast perfection! Everyone is friendly, the accommodations are beautiful and clean, room amenities are plentiful, the grounds are picturesque, and breakfast is scrumptious! We will definitely return and stay longer.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Sally L wrote a review Aug 2022
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We stayed at StoryBook Inn for our 50th Anniversary because we wanted something “very” special. The Inn did not disappoint us in any way, and actually exceeded our expectations! It was beautiful, relaxing, comfortable, and immaculately clean! The staff was AMAZING, and breakfast was superb! We have stayed at other inns during our 50 years of marriage, but none as gorgeous and perfect as this one! We will return!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Elise Buckley, Owner at A Storybook Inn
Responded 23 Aug 2022
Dear Sally and Mike, You two are two of the dearest guests because of your beautiful grateful attitude and fun, interesting disposition. The whole staff loved you (as they do most all of our wonderful guests) but they raved from the beginning about you two. And, leaving your (purchased) flowers for me to enjoy since I was feeling a bit under-the-weather, was such a gracious gesture. Thank you! And thank you for choosing A Storybook Inn as a place that was "very special" for your 50-year celebration. I have noticed that those celebrating a 50 year anniversary look so young these days! Seriously. We are so glad that you plan to return! Until then...
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Madison C wrote a review Aug 2022
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This is the BEST and CUTEST place we have ever stayed in! My husband and I just celebrated our 1 year anniversary and spent the weekend here. Everything was perfect. Our room was stunning and so clean! The breakfast was amazing, home-made and organic. They even left homemade cookies in our room every day. The staff was so kind and welcoming. I highly recommend this place for anyone who is looking for a weekend getaway!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from Elise Buckley, Owner at A Storybook Inn
Responded 21 Aug 2022
Madison, that was the weekend that EVERYONE at the Inn was celebrating an Anniversary! You and John at 1 yr, and another couple 20 years and another couple 43 years and another couple 50 years! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at A Storybook Inn. And glad that you want to come again. Thank you for the very kind words! Until next time...
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Yvette W wrote a review Aug 2022
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Storybook Inn is our favorite get away. The rooms are all beautiful, thoughtfully decorated, comfortable beds, amazing bathrooms and impeccably clean. Elise and her staff are all friendly, polite and delightful to talk with. The home and grounds are lovely and enjoyable. The food and treats are 5 star! We are repeat customers and enjoy our stay each and every time!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from Elise Buckley, Owner at A Storybook Inn
Responded 11 Aug 2022
And we certainly enjoy your visits! Making new delicious GF treats for you is fun. I enjoyed our conversations as well. You both are growing younger! Until. Next time...
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Norris51 wrote a review Aug 2022
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My husband surprised me with a two-night stay at the Storybook Inn. It was just what the doctor ordered and more! From the moment we checked-in, we were treated with such a gentle spirit that made us feel so special, relaxed and blessed. Elise and her staff were so helpful and friendly. Our room and the home was beautiful in so many ways and the breakfast was absolutely amazing. We haven't been this relaxed and spoiled in years. Loved the town of Midway and its restaurants along with the beautiful countryside of Lexington's horse farms and amazing distilleries. Book your next vacation at the Storybook Inn today!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Elise Buckley, Owner at A Storybook Inn
Responded 3 Aug 2022
Lori, I am so glad that your sweet husband surprised you with a getaway before the school year. And even more glad that you both enjoyed it so much. You two, as I have said elsewhere were a delight to host. Until next time... blessings!
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Diana P wrote a review Jul 2022
Cincinnati, Ohio10 contributions2 helpful votes
The A Storybook Inn is an outstanding Bed and Breakfast. The Inn is lovely and the breakfast is superb. A Storybook Inn is filled with fresh flowers, interesting artwork and beautiful furnishings. However, what sets this Inn apart from almost all others is the owner and her team. This team strives to and succeeds at providing an outstanding experience to guests.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Elise Buckley, Owner at A Storybook Inn
Responded 21 Aug 2022
Diana, the title of your review is "Outstanding Bed and Breakfast." Honestly, your review is so succinct and so descriptive and lovely that I deem your review "outstanding!" What you wrote about me (Elise the Innkeeper) and my 'team' is so true. We genuinely care about our guest's happiness and level of comfort. A question we ask each other daily in the kitchen during breakfast, is "Is everyone happy?" Meaning, are all the guests happy and are their needs being met. Thank you for noticing and expressing it so well.
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Jeannie07 wrote a review Jun 2022
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I booked this B&B based on previous travelers reviews and I am so glad I did. My only regret was that I didn't stay longer. The town is quaint and perfectly located near several distilleries, Coolmare and other horse attractions, Lexington, and about an hour from Louisville. We found endless things to do in the area but all we wanted to do was stay at the inn. It is situated on the most beautifully maintained grounds with several areas to sit and relax and enjoy some downtime. The house itself is splendid and also beautifully maintained. They have several common areas to sit and enjoy the home's grandeur. We stayed in the Somewhere in Time Suite which is possibly the nicest suite we've ever stayed in for the price. You enter into a huge living room with comfortable furniture and a day bed for a third person if needed. A small hallway leads to a huge bathroom with a large two person jacuzzi tub, large walk in shower, double vanities, and a separate toilet area. I appreciated the magnifying vanity mirror and bath products provided. Off the hallway is also a large walk in closet with a small refrigerator. The bedroom is really large with a king size poster bed, comfy chairs, a lovely fireplace, and plenty of windows with nice views of the grounds. My only possible nit picky complaint would be the small flat screen tv. The bedroom is so large that the distance to the TV makes the smaller screen not easy to read the CC, but since I wasn't there to spend any time watching TV it wasn't that big a deal. The room was very quiet and we heard no noise from anyone or anything during our stay. When we checked into our room we were met with a plate of gourmet cookies which are put out each afternoon. On the landing of the floor was a very well appointed area with coffee, tea, and a refrigerator loaded with an assortment of drinks available to guest at any time. There was also another coffee and tea station in the breakfast conservatory area. The breakfast was 5 star as well. They have you fill out a diet questionnaire so they accommodate any food allergies or preferences you might have. They even wrapped up the extra scones from breakfast to take with us. I can't imagine staying anywhere else the next time we are in the area.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Frequently Asked Questions about A Storybook Inn
Which popular attractions are close to A Storybook Inn?
Nearby attractions include LANE'S END (0.4 km), Nostalgia Station Toy Museum (1.0 km), and The Amsden Bourbon Bar (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at A Storybook Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at A Storybook Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at A Storybook Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at A Storybook Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to A Storybook Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ricardo's Grill & Pub, Rolling Oven, and Taqueria Beccerra.
Is A Storybook Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Versailles.
Are there any historical sites close to A Storybook Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Jack Jouett House Historic Site (8.4 km) and The Old Crow (14.3 km).
Is A Storybook Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.