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1823 Historic Rose Hill Inn


"My only vacation regret was that Rose Hill was the last stop and not the first.  We could have spent our whole week right here!  I didn't realize everything was so close."                     a California traveler 


Here are some day trip ideas (trips of less than an hour are under the area information page) and approximate driving times:

Natural Bridge State Park -   1 1/4 hours

Natural Bridge State Park is home to the great natural sandstone arch that stands like a sentinel over this mountain hideaway. Located in the midst of the Daniel Boone National Forest, near the Red River Gorge Geological Area, the arch spans 78 feet in length and 65 feet in height. There are nice hiking trails and even a limestone small cave you enter with a flashlight.   

There is a restaurant for lunch there, plus some good photo opportunities.  The ten hiking trails range from one-half mile to seven-and-one-half miles. Trail maps are available at the Hemlock Lodge. The Nature Center, located on the ground floor of the Activities Center, houses exhibits about the park


State Parks near Rose Hill Inn, Kentucky Lodging

Mammoth Cave National Park - 2 1/4  hours (you gain an hour as they are in Central time)

This is the longest recorded cave system in the world with more than 360 miles explored and mapped.   There are several types of tours, including the Frozen Niagara Tour, the Travertine Tour, the Grand Avenue Tour, the Wild Cave Tour, and more.  Check their website at for tour times and to make reservations.


Kentucky National Park, Rose Hill Inn, Kentucky Lodging

Berea - 1  hour

Visit the Artisan Center and the various shops of Berea.  Eat lunch at Boone Tavern.  Walk the campus of a college whose goal is to provide every student with a free tuition scholarship, admit only low income students, require each student work in a college job, and has a great reputation!


Louisville - 1 hour

A horse race at Churchill Downs is possible during their season (May-June and November).  Check the website for actual racing dates as the schedule changes from season to season.  Of course, the Kentucky Derby is held there and is always the first Saturday in May.  Tickets are difficult to obtain.  The Museum at Churchill Downs has several  interactive exhibits including "Place Your Bets" Lexington Kentucky Bed and Breakfastthat illustrates pari-mutuel wagering, the "Warner L. Jones, Jr. Time Machine" that permits visitors to select footage of Derbys as far back as 1918, and one can even be a jockey and ride in a race.

The Louisville Slugger Museum is a real tribute to baseball.  The factory is included in the tour and fun place to visit.


Churchill Downs
Bardstown - 1 hour

"My Old Kentucky Home", where Stephen Foster wrote the famous Kentucky state song, has very interesting tours.  

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There is also the possibility of a carriage ride around the historic town and the Civil War Museum.

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If you are lucky enough to be here in the summer, the outdoor musical of Stephen Foster's life is a great evening's entertainment.

Lexington Kentucky Bed and Breakfast Take the Bourbon Trail  - depends on where you decide to wander!

Within an hour of Rose Hill are several distilleries .. Woodford Reserve, Wild Turkey, Buffalo Trace, Heaven Hill, Makers Mark, Jim Beam.  You might even be able to see them all if you leave early!







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1823 Historic Rose Hill Inn 

Bed and Breakfast
233 Rose Hill ~ Versailles, Kentucky (KY) 40383
Telephone: 859-873-5957 ~ or ~ Toll Free: 800-307-0460
Fax: 859-873-1813
Email: Innkeepers@rosehillinn.com
Website: www.rosehillinn.com