Ashford Acres Inn: Historic, Southern Bed and Breakfast

January 9, 2019

Hey, y’all! Are you looking for a historic, southern bed and breakfast? Look no further than Ashford Acres Inn in Cynthiana, Kentucky! A historic community in Harrison County, Cynthiana is a quick 45 minute drive out of Lexington, the Horse Capital of the World.

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Post updated November 2021.

Ashford Acres Inn: Historic, Southern Bed and Breakfast

Ashford Acres Inn, a charming countryside destination, exists as both a bed & breakfast + a wedding/event venue. In true Antebellum Greek Revival style, the property is grandiose. Large pillars, plentiful windows, and an expansive + shaded porch welcome you to the property. Upon arrival, you will feel as if you are on set for Gone With The Wind – which, in my book, is a southern dream.

Ashford Acres Inn: Historic, Southern Bed and Breakfast

Ashford Acres Inn: History

The Greek Revival style home of Ashford Acres Inn was built in 1858 by local resident John Williams.

A story has been passed down that the house, during the Civil War, was used as a hospital for wounded soldiers. It is said that during that time, while Caroline was standing in the east bedroom on the second floor, a cannonball shot in through the front wall and out the side wall.

Between 1865 and 1941, a number of different families resided in the house as originally built. In 1941, the Owen Family purchased the property and fully renovated the house. They added the columns, a dining room, the veranda, and painted the house white. Much of the beauty of the house that you see today is due to their renovation work.

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The Room

I stayed in the Oak Suite – other options include the Magnolia, Maple, Ash, and Garden Suites. The room was huge! Features included a very comfortable bed, a full table, a desk, a reading room, a fireplace, and a stunning bathroom.

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The Breakfast

Guests have 24/7 access to snacks and refreshments; however, the highlight was definitely the breakfast! A small touch that I loved: the tables were marked via your suite name, which I found to be very charming.

Ashford Acres Inn: Historic, Southern Bed and Breakfast

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We started with fresh-squeezed orange juice and scones; afterwards, we had their take on a southern classic: chicken and waffles. Prepared via a three-day process, the chicken was delicious.


Visit Ashford Acres

You can visit Ashford Acres Inn at 1801 Hwy 36 East, Cynthiana, KY 41031; they can be reached at 859-298-2989. Book a room here.

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My best,


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  • Reply
    Ashlea Nicole Spears
    January 17, 2019 at 1:45 am

    How picturesque! And the food looks simply divine! I have been craving a good benedict 🙂

  • Reply
    Fred Hamon
    February 5, 2019 at 2:53 am

    Makes me want to go.

  • Reply
    Rachelle Wright
    February 22, 2019 at 1:28 am

    I loved the table tags! I’m a sucker for a great seating chart or place card.

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