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Kentucky: A road trip through the state - Part 9 - Orlando / Florida Guide

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Kentucky – a road trip through the state:- part 9

The previous article told you something about the history of the jail, so now it’s time to move to the current day. There is a large amount to do in the surrounding area so this is one place that you will want to ensure you have plenty of time to stay. As you will see from the following articles we had already decided to spend four days based here and we found that was not really long enough for all we wanted to do. While it’s true that Bourbon plays a big part in everyone’s life around this town it’s not the only attraction.

While we were exploring the town we found a number of other places to stay should we ever return to the state. We ate out at some good and interesting places while we were here. This is important as most of the interesting places that you will want to stay in are only bed and breakfast so you need to plan where you will have an evening meal. All of these bed and breakfast places seem to offer a substantial breakfast that will keep most people going for most of the day with only small snack needed to tide you over until your evening meal.

The Jailer’s Inn offer tours around the premises and you can see any of the rooms that are not occupied should you be planning a stay. As we were there for a few days we manged to see all the other rooms which has let me give you a short description of them.

Overall the Inn has a total of six rooms and one suite on offer, all with their own individual character. The Victorian Room is filled with antiques and has a special touch which is as an old wardrobe and dresser that belonged to the owner’s great-grandparents. The room is pink with floral walls and has a large amount of lace around the room, which may not be to everyone’s taste.

The Colonial Room has a rustic feeling to it probably due to the use of natural limestone walls with enormous hand sawed timbers running across the ceiling. The Library Room has been done out in an Art deco style. It has decorated with a lot of older books and it comes with a king size bed. If you feel like relaxing in your room or reading one of the books then you have your own sofa to stretch out on.

The Garden Room it seems is many peoples favourite room and was the one we had picked when we had booked. When you first see the room it gives a light and airy feeling. Again it has floral prints but this time with white wicker furniture and two hand stitched bedspreads.

The 1819 Room is the room lives up to its name with hand hewn timbers along the walls and the ceiling; it almost feels like you are in a cabin. A more homely feel is giving to the room by the addition of some shear fabric drapes over the queen size bed.

There is a spacious Family Suite has one king bed, one queen bed and a full living room with wet bar but we were out on the changeover day and did not get to see it.

The final room is the Jail Cell but the owners also call it the ' fun room' . It is the only room left that still resembles a cell. The room is completely decorated in black and white and looks a little stark. It houses two of the original bunks but also a waterbed.

Continuing this article in part 10, I will look at other places to stay and eat.

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