A Storybook Inn


A Storybook Inn is the only Select Registry Inn in Central Kentucky, the Horse Capital of the World. Though our guests come from all over the planet, we also count it a privilege to serve our local businesses and horse farms as exquisite accommodation for their overnight guests. We are told by the locals that do happen to discover us that “A Storybook Inn is a gem!” Storybook is a magnificently restored historic inn filled with art and antiques and beauty but not stuffy in the least! To our wonderful staff, serving our guests with excellence is a privilege and a joy. Originally built in the late 1830’s, the property became an award winning inn in 2005. In three short years, we were chosen in the Top Ten Best Overall in the US by Bed and Breakfast.com. Chosen by "San Francisco Magazine" as the “Place to stay on the Bourbon Trail.” And by "Knoxville Magazine" as the “destination of choice for the Kentucky Derby.” In 2010, the entire inn experienced an "extreme make-over." The results are stunning to say the least. Our private suites are some of the finest in the world. Each suite tells it own story with the tastefully appointed themed classic movie themes and our new equine themed 3.5 BR, 3.5BA 2,000+ sq. ft. Huntsman Chase Guesthouse. (Rented as one unit) In the hustle and bustle of our modern world, we all long for a beautiful place where we can rest, where we feel welcomed and pampered in an unobtrusive way. Your search is over for an incredible destination that skillfully combines elegant design, impeccable cleanliness with a gracious tangible sense of calm and welcome. A Storybook Inn is a wonderfully private venue. Our guests tell us that they feel they have escaped the world behind the old brick wall of the English courtyard. In the 50-foot glorious glass Conservatory (resembling an English Orangery) breakfast is served in the mornings and is a wonderfully lovely place for guests gather in the afternoon for dessert and nibbles...or just to be. “Close to Everything, but worlds apart!” A Storybook Inn is more like a small luxurious European inn than what many people stereotypically think of as a “Bed and Breakfast.” Royalty feels at home here. Amazingly elegant but not stuffy; from our fabulous professional décor, our gracious hospitality, and wonderful fresh multicourse breakfasts, A Storybook Inn exists to serve our cherished guests. “Having traveled extensively around the world and stayed at some amazing venues, the Storybook rates at the highest level. This was real hospitality with exceptional service and food. We will be back!!” “Attention to detail, newly refurbished and decorated, warm and gracious hostess, delicious food, elegant but comfortable rooms-you just want to snuggle up and read a book all afternoon.”



  • High thread count sheets that have been hand pressed
  • Towel Warmers in the private luxury baths
  • Make-Up Remover Pads
  • Herbal Natural Bath salts
  • Premium THICK Mattresses
  • Mini-Fridge in each suite
  • We cook and serve Filtered (pure) water
  • Free bottled water & soft drinks in common area fridge
  • Free homemade dessert and/or savory snacks in afternoons
  • Freshly ground organic coffee in A.M.
  • Premium Flavia Coffee and Tea available at all times by the cup
  • Fresh flowers or live Orchids in all suites and through the inn
  • Professional Massage Therapist to come to your suite in evening (appointment made in advance)
  • New Air Whirlpool tubs with aromatherapy in your private bath
  • Triple Tiered pillar candles in your fireplace year room
  • Original oil paintings in your suite
  • Quality Custom Toiletries, all natural with Storybook Inn motif
  • Walking distance to restaurants or green park
  • Flat screen TV with DirecTV Satellite DVD, VCR...free large assortment of movies in our library
  • An assortment of quality glossy magazines for our guests
  • A library of books to enjoy
  • A Chess set in the 34 ft long drawing room
  • Premium Lighted Make-Up mirrors in each suite
  • Recipes of food served made with as many organic ingredients as are available
  • We use REAL Maple Syrup and real ingredients in our cooking
  • Fresh organic produce for breakfast from the farm in season
  • Rooms, TV remotes, light switches, etc. sanitized after each guest.
  • Soft fluffy rugs in our bathrooms changed between each guest, on new porcelain tile floors
  • Bedding and towels washed with hypoallergenic products
  • We can recommend and book horse farm tours or tours of the area
  • We can recommend and book fine or casual dining for you in locally owned restaurants
  • Louisville International Airport is 1 hour from A Storybook Inn
  • Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport is an hour and a half from A Storybook Inn
  • Accepts Credit Cards


1 Review
Ashley Summers Ashley Summers
Atlanta, GA
Impresses Us Each Visit

We have stayed here before but this is the first time since the remodel. WOW! Elise does a great job and everything is 5-stars.

June 2014

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Martha N.


Such a wonderful Valentine's Day weekend spend at the Storybook Inn. My husband and I stayed in the "Gone With the Wind" (one of my favorite books/movies)...

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m b.


What a special place. In a little town outside of Lexington. Charming downtown. Drive to the town through beautiful countryside. Grounds and buildings are...

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Summer R.


The small things: No staff was present when we arrived. There was a note and instructions on how to let ourselves in, which turned out to be confusing....

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