General Nelson Inn hotel in Bardstown, KY

Address: 411 West Stephen Foster Avenue • Bardstown, KY 40004    Reservation Line: (800) 225-3977


The Sun Shines Bright on Historic
Bardstown, Kentucky

You haven’t experienced Kentucky or the South until
you’ve visited historic Bardstown.

Welcome to the General Nelson Inn, where guests will find all of the amenities and services to make any stay feel like home! Situated in central Kentucky, our Bardstown hotel features 47 well-appointed guest rooms, each offering cable satellite television with free HBO® and free wireless high-speed Internet access. Other hotel amenities include an outdoor heated swimming pool, a spa, business services and meeting facilities accommodating up to 150 guests. 

For hot breakfast, don’t go anywhere without trying our continental pancakes, along with a menu that changes daily. We may serve scrambled eggs and sausage links; biscuits and gravy, sausage patties and egg patties; or scrambled eggs, fruits, yogurt, assorted beverages and more.

The General Nelson Inn is conveniently located less than one mile from the St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral, the Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History and the Bardstown Historical Museum. Guests staying at our hotel will enjoy visiting several local distilleries including the Heaven Hill Distillery, Jim Beam Distillery and Makers Mark Distillery. Our guests will also be close to The Stephen Foster Story, the annual Arts & Crafts Fair, My Old Kentucky Dinner Train and the Kentucky Railway MuseumThese are just a few of the dozens of attractions and festivals that make the Bardstown area a first-class tourist destination. Our friendly, helpful staff is ready to ensure a fun-filled memorable stay in Bardstown, Kentucky.

With so much to see and do, the General Nelson Inn
makes any stay feel like home. Book your stay today!



Conveniently nestled between the knobs of central Kentucky, Bardstown is located 35 miles south of Louisville, about 16 miles off Highway I-65.