Inn Review: DuPont Mansion Inn in Louisville, Ky.


The DuPont Mansion Inn in Louisville Kentucky was built late in the 19th century. This magnificent house has seen many incarnations from family home to apartment house. It became a labor of love for the current owners and it is evident in the bed and breakfast that they have created.

Today the DuPont Mansion Inn has 6 rooms and two suites and they are all stunningly beautiful and have every amenity to guarantee your comfort. Both the owners and the innkeeper love this house and are very willing to give you any additional information that you might like about the history of the mansion.

The Innkeeper will be there to greet you when you arrived and to take you on a tour of the public rooms. Mary is so much more than just the innkeeper, she will make your stay very special with her care and attention to detail not to mention those yummy breakfasts.

A favorite room is the Grover Cleveland. It has a king size bed flanked by two huge windows. The ceilings are tall, fifteen on the first floor and 12 and 14 on the second and third. This room has a two sided fireplace. One side is in the bathroom. It is electric not wood or gas but it certainly does add wonderful ambiance. The tubs in all the rooms are jetted. The Carnegie Suite has a huge two person tub.

All of the rooms are beautifully decorated. The least expensive of the rooms is the JP Morgan and you will find that even though it may be a bit smaller there was nothing to complain about, it has all the luxury and amenities of the more expensive rooms. The website gives a very accurate picture of what they rooms look like.

Grover Cleveland is on the third floor. There is no elevator and those wonderful high ceilings mean that the stairs are long, very long; this isn’t the place to carry in five large pieces of luggage. Consolidate your bags before you arrive, or use two small bags, you will be glad you did.There are no closets in the rooms but there are large armoires.

Somewhere in all the bedrooms there will be a bowl of chocolate. You will find bowls of chocolate all over the house and they are not all the same kind of chocolate, it is a chocoholics dream. As a matter of fact, The DuPont Mansion Inn

A kitchen is located on each of the floors. You will find a coffee maker, drinks in the fridge, snacks on the counter and fresh baked cookies. Yes it is like being in the most perfect place you can imagine. If there is anything that you are missing the Innkeeper is right there to take care of it. The entire house is Wi-Fi and there is a TV in all the bedrooms.

The parlor downstairs is lovely. There is a player piano and sofas and chairs. Like most of the rooms in the house it has a fireplace. The attention to detail is what you will notice both in the décor and just in the placement of the items, everything is thoughtfully done.

There are two dining rooms, one has a table that seats 8 and the other has tables that seat two. No matter which room you walk into you will be dazzled by the architecture, the décor and the atmosphere. Everyone is more gracious and beautiful as the other. Even the halls on each floor are gorgeous.

Breakfast at the Inn is served at your pleasure anytime between 8am and 10am. Your day may begin with fresh fruit with yogurt and a sprinkle of granola. The second course could be mini banana nut muffins followed by a Mexican egg casserole served with salsa. This along with coffee, decaf¸ hot tea and orange or cranberry juice make for a very satisfactory start to the day.

If you are coming to Louisville Kentucky for any reason, business or pleasure, the DuPont Mansion Inn is a wonderful place to stay. It will certainly become your home away from home or at least the home you wished you lived in. If the DuPont Mansion Inn is unavailable you can always check out their sister inn, The Inn on the Park which is just about a block away.

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