Chateau Bourbon

One of Kentucky’s most unique lodging options is the bourbon-themed Chateau Bourbon. As the only Bed & Breakfast chosen as an official partner of the Kentucky Bourbon Trial, this property is located in the east Louisville, Kentucky, picturesque Norton Commons neighborhood and is an oasis of comfort.

“New Urbanism” Community

Norton Commons is the first Traditional Neighborhood Development in Kentucky. The concept is ‘new urbanism’, a neighborhood of mixed-use businesses, homes, parks, and green space in an upscale, walkable footprint. Established in 2004, Norton Commons has a mixture of traditionally inspired homes and buildings. You have the beauty of replicated historic architecture with modern amenities. There may be safer neighborhoods in Louisville, but I have not found one I felt more comfortable in than this one. Just a short stroll down the street from Chateau Bourbon is Watch Hill Proper, the largest American whiskey bar in the country.

Exterior of Chateau Bourbon in the Norton Commons neighborhood of Louisville Kentucky

Outstanding hosts and welcoming hospitality

Missy and John Hillock are the married team that envisioned and built Chateau Bourbon. Their welcoming demeanor, attention to detail, and comfortable décor make this property stand out. From the bourbon-themed décor to the bourbon happy hour and themed desserts, they have thought of everything to make your stay comfortable. Multiple porches and patios are ideal for relaxing after a long day of bourbon adventure.

Ideal for groups

Chateau Bourbon has four beautifully designed and uniquely appointed rooms. You can rent the entire space for groups to accommodate up to 10 people. I stayed in the Stillhouse Suite, which features a sleeping porch and the main suite. Again, weather permitting, this would be an exciting sleeping option. Due to the cold weather, I slept indoors in one of the most comfortable beds I have ever experienced.

Bourbon comfort food

My schedule was tight, and I had little time to enjoy everything this property offered. However, any place with drunken cherries, bourbon granola, and bourbon truffles deserves your attention. The other charming aspect of this location is the ability to walk to many of the local businesses in the area. A variety of locally-owned restaurants & bars, boutiques, salons, and spa services are just some of the many experiences in the neighborhood. And by the way, you are only a short drive (12 miles) from downtown Louisville.

The complete Chateau Bourbon experience

I have only touched on a few reasons to stay at this beautiful property. Please visit their website HERE for more detailed information and to make future reservations.