Voted 2nd Best B&B in State by Kentucky Monthly 2002
Have hosted such notables as Spike Lee, Dr. Heimlich, and Vice President Dick Cheney and his family
Nestled on twenty seven acres of pastoral splendor stands Old Crow Inn, the oldest stone house west of the Allegheny Mountains. Encased by black post and board fencing and old stone fencing, the Inn is surrounded by mature shade trees and carefully manicured lawns. Lovely dogwood and redbud trees line the long oval drive to the main house.
The Inn itself is an architectural delight. Constructed in 1780 using stone taken from a quarry on the farm, the 24” thick walls stand two stories high behind massive Doric columns which support a Greek Portico. All of the rooms have walnut doors and woodwork, ash floors, and cherry beams, native timbers cut from virgin forests of the late 1700’s. Old Crow Inn is on the Kentucky Register of Historic Homes and the National Register of Historic Places.
Fresh flowers, top quality linens, and amenities by Gilchrist & Soames are enjoyed by all the guest rooms. A small refrigerator, loaded with soft drinks and juices, can be found in the Old Kitchen. There is also a coffee pot as well as a wide selection of teas and cocoas. Enjoy a cup of afternoon tea in our Parlor, complete with an antique grand piano. The Parlor houses an eclectic collection of angels, including a pair of statues saved from an old church that flank each side of the fireplace. The Library is everyone’s favorite room, paneled in dark Walnut with a soft leather sofa and chairs in front of its own massive fireplace. Wake up to the aroma of freshly baked breads and enjoy a formal breakfast served in the Dining Room. Fresh flowers adorn the antique 12 foot long ball and claw footed table bedecked in crisp linens, gleaming silver and antique china.
Outside, guests may enjoy taking a hike through our woods or down to the old spring house, or maybe just a leisurely stroll through Andre’s formal rose garden. Want a souvenir from the area? The winery gift shop’s many quality products are all done by local artisans, with a variety of crafts to choose from.
Looking for things to do around town? Danville is home to a number of unique and interesting shops and antique stores, as well as a walking tour of the historic district. The Norton Center for the Arts of Centre College is renowned for bringing in national and international acts. (the Boston Pops, the Vienna Boys Choir, and the cast from “Aeros” to name a few). June hosts the world famous Brass Band festival. Step back in time at historic Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill or stop at Fort Harrod to relive the adventures of Daniel Boone. Danville is a short drive to other interesting places as well. You can see artisans from around the state display their wares at the Berea Crafts and Arts Festival every spring and fall. Lexington is home to the Kentucky Horse Park as well as Keeneland Race Track. You can also see Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate with its award winning gardens.