A Storybook Inn, the Historic Amsden-Haupt House in Versailles, Kentucky
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A Storybook Inn

Nationally Award-Winning A Storybook Inn, Circa 1838

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Healthy and Safety Notes to reassure our Guests during this unprecedented season.

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 during this time of national crisis. We are respectful of our guest's comfort level and wear masks while serving you.

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. There are lovely places to sit outside and enjoy our beautiful grounds.

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 were to give one.



A Storybook Inn is the oldest 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 1830s, 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 its 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 and 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 multi-course 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.”

Member of Bed and Breakfast Association of Kentucky
Member of Woodford Country Tourism Commission
(See video below on Woodford County)

Featured in San Francisco Magazine as the place to go to tour The Bourbon Trail
Featured in the Knoxville Magazine as the place to stay for The Kentucky Derby
Featured in the Lexington Herald Leader

Gift CertificatePurchase a beautiful Gift Certificate directly from us! We will send it to your friends, associates or loved ones with a welcome packet with a map of the area! 859-879-9993

Free WifiFree charge for your electric or hybrid cars (to our overnight guests only).
Electric car charging station
TripAdvisors 2020 Travelers Choice Award
Select Registry Distinguished Inns of North America
Bed and Breakfast Association of Kentucky - All Inns Inspected and Approved
PAII - Professional Innkeeping
Kentucky - Unbridled Spirit