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Our policies for our guests, individually and for groups:

(Lengthy but we appreciate you taking the time to read the Inn policies)

Arrival and Check- In and Check-Out:

CHECK-IN TIME: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

If you are going to be later than 6:00 P.M., please call to make arrangements for a stress free late arrival/check-in. We very much appreciate this consideration.


There is a 2-night minimum on weekends from April to October, but sometimes we can accommodate one night, give us a call!

Main Inn Phone: 859-879-9993

WE ACCEPT: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and Cash

If you need to pick up keys and drop off luggage earlier than the 3:00 check-in, please give us a call (859-879-9993) and we will do our very best to accommodate.

Reservations and Deposit:

DEPOSIT: A deposit equal to the amount of the first night's stay, plus tax is due at the time of booking for one night.

For multiple nights, 50% of the stay is due at the time of booking either by phone or on line. Payment in full due upon check-in.


If you do not receive your confirmation email, please check your SPAM mail. Unfortunately because of the hyphen in our email address, many email systems automatically put our emails in SPAM. IF you do not receive a confirmation email and it is not in your SPAM mail, please give us a call at 859-879-9993 to confirm your reservation.

Deposits & Payments:

We Accept: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and Cash.  When paying with a Gift Certificate, Select Registry Voucher or are requesting an active duty military or clergy discounts, please let us know at time of booking.

  Only one type of discount can be used per reservation. The preferred payment method for wedding deposits is by check. 

A deposit for the first night's stay, plus tax is due at the time of booking for one night. For multiple nights, 50% of the stay is due at the time of booking. Payment in full is due upon check -in.

Payment for retail items and gift certificates is collected at the time of purchase.

Minimum Stay:

Minimum stay is required on weekends during high season (April to October), but exceptions taken given circumstances.

During Equestrian events such as the Keeneland Meet (April and October) and The Kentucky Derby (1st weekend in May) and the Rolex 3-Day Event (3 days of last weekend in April), A 2-NIGHT MINIMUM IS REQUIRED on weekends.

Non-Smoking Inn:

A Storybook Inn is a non-smoking establishment. No smoking is ever permitted indoors for any reason. Smoking is permitted on the grounds away from any entry point of the inn or guesthouse.

This is non- negotiable. For anyone smoking inside the inn, or suites, or guesthouse, you will be charged a cleaning charge of $300. and be asked to vacate immediately.


I can sincerely say with utmost candor that some of our most delightful guests have been well-behaved children. Parents, please make sure that your little ones show respect to the historic property and to other guests and staff.

If you are traveling with young children under the age of 10, please call ahead to see if the available suites/rooms/guesthouse accommodations will work for the date desired.


Rates are subject to change without prior notice.

The rates we honor are the current ones posted at the availability link on our website (www.storybook-inn.com). Though we try to keep everything as updated as possible on other sites that we are listed on, we cannot be responsible for outdated rates from other websites or older published brochures or literature.

Rates listed are for occupancy of 1 or 2. For extra persons over occupancy of 2 in the Guesthouse or Gone With the Wind suite or Somewhere In Time suite, there is a $60 extra person charge to help cover the costs of breakfast and housekeeping.

During Spring and Fall Keeneland Meet, Rolex and Derby weekend, the extra person fee over occupancy of two is $70.00.


Our housekeeping staff does an excellent job of not only cleaning the Rooms, Suites and Guesthouse, but takes special pride and extra time in making sure your accommodations are spotlessly clean and sanitized.

A 10% or more Gratuity for our housekeeping/ kitchen staff is very much appreciated. This is especially so when you have reserved the entire house. Thank you for the consideration.

Breakfast Times:

Our breakfasts are large, multi-course freshly prepared meals. We do not serve buffet style because we want your breakfasts to be as fresh and delicious as possible.

Breakfast is served at either: 8:00 and 9:00 Seating. At check-in, we always ask what time that you would like to eat your breakfast, because it is prepared just before we serve it to you to insure that your meal is at its freshest.

If you need to eat earlier than 8:00 due to business, appointments or travel plans, and would like an earlier breakfast, please let us know. We usually provide coffee/tea, muffins, fruit and yogurt for earlier breakfasts, but if you need something more substantial, just let us know and we will make every effort to accommodate.


We offer special discounts to active duty military, seminary students and clergy. 10% off. Blackout dates are April, October and Kentucky Derby weekend.

Discounts do not apply for whole house rentals.

Only one discount permitted per reservation. Please inquire about discounts AT THE TIME OF BOOKING.

Discounts will not be given retroactively. i.e. after your stay is completed. Thank you for understanding.

Our Cancellation Policy:

For cancellations made within 15 days of arrival, deposits are non-refundable. There is a $35 processing fee charged in all cases for cancellations.

Exceptions: The exceptions are April and October dates during the Keeneland meet and The Kentucky Derby, when deposits are not refundable for cancellations made within 30 days.

Reservations for Keeneland and Derby are often made 9-18 months in advance, so rebooking the cancelled reservation is often difficult. Because of our size we cannot absorb the loss.

At the discretion of the Inn, refunds may be made in cases when other guests book cancelled suites or the Guesthouse, less the processing fee.

WHOLE HOUSE BOOKING: Whole house bookings are handled differently. We need a 60-day notice for canceling a whole house booking for events such as the Kentucky Derby or for the Keeneland Meet.

As aforementioned, such bookings are done 9-18 months in advance, if we cannot re-book the inn, we charge the full amount of the lost booking.

If we are able to re-book the entire reservation, only a $35. processing fee will be charged. If we can partially rebook the reservation, we can refund what has been rebooked, less the $35. Processing fee. Thank you for understanding.

Member Property:

  • Select Registry
  • Kentucky Bed and Breakfast Association
  • Professional Association of Innkeepers (PAII)
  • Woodford County Chamber of Commerce
  • Diamond Club

A Storybook Inn has been featured in “Knoxville Magazine,” “Kentucky Monthly Magazine,” “San Francisco Magazine,” “Today’s Woman” and “Lexington Herald Leader.” We have top awards from Trip Advisor for many years in a row.

Oops! Accidents Happen:

If you spill food, red wine or a soft drink on the carpet or upholstery, please let us know right away so that we can do a quick clean-up to prevent permanent damage. There will NOT be a charge for accidents of this order when you let us know.

When guests have let us know right away, we were able to get out the stain. If you do spill red wine in our guest rooms and allow it to sit and do not notify us, a damage fee of $300. will be assessed. It is better still if you want to enjoy wine in the rooms/suites to drink that which will not stain such as a white wine or white champagne.


Sorry no Pets:

Because of guest's allergies, A Storybook Inn no longer accepts pets in our guests suites or guesthouse.

Thank You!:

A huge "Thank you!" to you for reading A Storybook Inn's policy.

The policies are in place to insure your comfort and the longevity of the inn for years to come. At the end of the day...or at the end of this long explanation of our policies...you, our guests are why we are in business. Safe Journeys! See you soon!

Our policies for our guests, individually and for groups:

(Lengthy but we appreciate you taking the time to read the Inn policies)