Kentucky’s Inn at Woodhaven
The Inn at Woodhaven is a historic bed & breakfast located in Louisville, Kentucky.
I can’t even tell you how I stumbled upon this charmer, but I’m glad I did.
The Inn actually encompasses 3 buildings:
~ The Main House ~
~ Rose Cottage ~
~ The Carriage House ~
Within these 3 structures, there are a total of 8 luxurious guest suites.
The Inn at Woodhaven is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The main house and carriage house date back to 1853 and may be based on designs from Andrew Jackson Downing who is famous for championing American Gothic Revival architecture.
The original owner was prominent Kentucky farmer Theodore Brown, who named the estate “Woodview”. Subsequent owners in the 1920’s renamed the property Woodhaven (has a better ring to it, I guess).
The lovely house and carriage house were sold to developers in the 1970’s and were very close to being demolished when they were rescued by a preservationist who spent 3 years restoring the main house. (Hallelujah!!) In 1993, the current owner purchased the property and continued the restorations, as well as constructing Rose Cottage in 1998.
The Inn at Woodhaven has been open to the public as a bed & breakfast since 1993.
This is one of the most exquisite historic inns I have ever come across – I cannot believe it almost met the wrecking ball!
The main house boasts 14 foot ceilings, floor to ceiling diamond-paned windows, huge Gothic arched doors, and original ceiling plaster designs.
But it is the guest rooms that I found most impressive. Each one has a different name/theme and is a delight in its own right.
~ The Master Suite ~
~ The Attic Suite ~
All of the guest rooms are furnished with antique pieces but also have full modern amenities to keep guests happy and comfy.
~ Rose Room ~
~ The Garden Suite ~
~ The Hearth Room ~
~ The Derby Room ~
~ Rose Cottage ~
The Inn at Woodhaven also serves tea which can be savored on one of the quaint southern front porches:
Each spring when the Kentucky Derby rolls around, this would be a fine place to hang your big fancy hat for a few days!
For more information about the Inn at Woodhaven, please visit the links below.
Do you have a favorite room?
I am really liking the Attic Suite…. but the handsome Derby Room is a close second…. however, the Garden Suite is just sweet as can be…. – heck, I can’t decide!