Best Places to Stay in Kentucky

December 23, 2022

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Before deciding on best places to stay in Kentucky (or anywhere) for myself, I must reflect a moment: Will I be driving or getting around by taxi, Uber or Lyft? Will I need (or want) to be in  or near a commercial part of town, or in a historic neighborhood, or a suburb, a  farm, a  lake or a  at a resort? These questions are first, to align the search results with the kind of vacation I’d like.

Specifically in Kentucky, what types of vacations will be typical to search? Not likely “all inclusive resorts”. Most Kentucky destinations are aligned with “bourbon trail tours”, specific historic sites, special events and festivals, proximity to downtown Louisville tourist attractions, Kentucky Derby and Derby Festival accommodations, or simply a peaceful relaxation in a bucolic setting to enjoy Spring blooms or Fall colors. 

So, where to begin for ideal Kentucky vacations and destinations? Here’s a searcher’s “hack” for you! Check out There you fill find the absolute best bed and breakfasts in Kentucky, but also links to Kentucky tourism features. I suggest this with confidence that you’ll find your perfect stay, because members of the Bed & Breakfast Association of KY (known as BBAK) subscribe to a rigorous program of standards, undergo periodic inspections, and  participate in education and training programs designed to offer the highest standards of accommodations and hospitality.  Non-members of BBAK are NOT REGULATED by the Health Department. The State’s ONLY regulation of B&B operations (separate from BBAK) is only concerned with zoning and taxation.  Members of BBAK are ensured to be the very best bed and breakfasts in Kentucky.

Of course, Dupont Mansion B&B is a BBAK member, and you can count on a clean, healthful stay with us while enjoying our outrageous hospitality. If you are staying anywhere else in Kentucky, now you know how to find the Best B&B. Check out the link above!

And by the way! … the official START of the  KY Bourbon Trail, and tours of Kentucky’s most celebrated distilleries, are  right here in Louisville.