Willis Graves' Reviews
Based on 134 reviews
This B&B has everything you could ever want if you’re looking for a clean, romantic, historic, relaxing, hospitable, and quiet getaway. From the moment I walked in I was ohh-ing and ahhh-ing over all the little details put into our stay. My husband surprised me with chocolate covered strawberries with a fruit and cheese tray that was phenomenal Jennifer prepared! The bed was so cozy we didn’t want to get up except to eat the fabulous breakfast Jennifer made every morning! The bathroom with its heated floors, two person shower and soaking tub was a relaxing way for us to unwind from school, work, kids and every day life. You will not be disappointed with your stay here!
Was here to ski at Perfect North just 20ish minutes from this B&B. Absolutely stunning room and thoughtful service - definitely on the level of a 4-star hotel (I stayed in the Thomas Suite). Even though owners are not there all the time, they are very thoughtful about what they provide in the room. Breakfast was top-notch restaurant quality that won't pale in comparison to some of the best brunch spots in New York City. Already booked my next ski trip accommodation here! A hidden gem - I will be a regular during ski season.
Enjoyed our stay, stayed in the upper cabin suite everything was great and breakfast the next morning was excellent
Molly Thomas Palmer
What a wonderful little gem a friend told me about. I stayed in the log cabin downstairs suite and it was more than I imagined. The suite is perfectly appointed, the fireplace turns on with the push of a button, and the jetted tub is huge. Robes and slippers are provided. The bead is heavenly. The owner is very kind and goes above and beyond. Breakfast was delicious. I can't wait to go back.
This place was straight out of a story book! Absolutely adorable! Will be back in the future!
We were there to visit the Ark and the Creation Museum. This B&B made our visit perfect. The breakfasts were were over the top, 10-out-of-10, delicious and splendid. AND it is a short drive to both exhibits.
My wife and I visited this bed and breakfast over the weekend and were very impressed by everything we experienced. We stayed in the Mr. and Mrs. Graves suite and it was fantastic. The soaking tub was just amazing. We also enjoyed two days of a very nice breakfast. I would highly recommend this to any couple looking for a quite getaway. We will be back for sure!!
Steve Simpkins (Slider)
A topnotch, historic Bed & Breakfast located in Burlington, Kentucky. The setting is absolutely beautiful with luxurious rooms. The cabin has two private rooms that are both large and with lots of amenities. The bathrooms are large, have separate walk-in steam showers, and jetted tubs. Room #1 is a main floor room with the only stairs outside leading up to the covered porch. This room has a large patio off the back of the cabin, while Room #2 is located on the second floor. When booking this cabin, you also have the option to rent the basement. Here, you'll find a large screen (80in) TV, reclining sofa, tables, refrigerator, popcorn machine, and games. Additionally, there's a gas firepit outside, with smores kits located in each room.If you're looking for something that's brighter and there are no steps to navigate, The Garden Cottage is absolutely gorgeous. You'll also have your own private patio. Lastly, if you'd rather stay in the main house or have a family, there are 2 options, the Willis and Graves Suite, which is the largest, or the main house where you'll find extra room with two bathrooms and additional sleeping via a daybed. However, you should note that this room is located on the second floor and the stairs are a bit steep. Whichever you choose, I'm sure you'll love it! Another noteworthy mention is that the owner is a culinary expert. You'll place your breakfast order the day before, picking the time you'd like to eat. Breakfast is served in the main house dining area. The food was amazing and prepared to perfection!
Wonderful place to stay!
Everything was amazing. The property is gorgeous. The rooms are so beautiful and so many details taken care of. We enjoyed the jet tub and steam shower…. Even the s’mores kit ready for their large outdoor fire pit. The bed was so comfortable, the birds chirping were pleasing to our ears and breakfast was delicious. We will definitely be back.
This was our second time staying at Willis Graves and it was such a pleasant stay. Every detail on the property is well thought out and well executed. And the food is out-of-this-world good. Jennifer is an extremely talented chef. All of the food is amazing but our personal favorites were the homemade yogurt (WOW!) and homemade granola, and the big fluffy pancakes. Oh, and Jennifer bakes the best welcome cookies when you arrive - so delicious!The property grounds are very well kept and we enjoyed walking around and looking at all the flowers and plants; it was too warm for a fire during our stay but there is a great fire pit and the rooms are equipped with s'more making kits. The rooms all have a microwave, fridge, nespresso maker, and tea kettle, which is very much appreciated. The bathtubs in the rooms are also very large and nice. Jennifer has done a great job at preserving the history of the place, but also providing all the modern comforts you could ever want. The A/C worked very well and we were nice and cool in July.Thank you for the wonderful stay, Willis Graves. We cannot wait to return!
Loved this place!!
My goodness! This might be the nicest bed and breakfast I have ever stayed at. The inn keeper was lovely and the log cabin-- I don't have the words to say how nice it is. You will not regret booking a room at the Willis- Graves Inn
Where do I begin? Everything was wonderful! The bed was so comfortable and the sheets were the softest and smoothest I've ever felt. The breakfasts were all delicious! We were fortunate to spend four nights there and enjoy four breakfasts too. The day before you would fill out a form online picking the various breakfast items you wanted - eight entrees to choose from, plus multiple sides to choose from! The staff, Shondell and Laura, who cooked our breakfasts each morning were awesome and wonderful cooks! Jennifer was great at communicating before our stay through texts and emails. She thought of so many details to make our stay great. From the cookies on the table, the carafe of water in the minifridge (which was big enough to actually store any leftovers in), the magnifying mirror in the bathroom, the reading lights above the bed, the labels on the light switches telling you what each turned on, the flameless candles, to the huge soaking bathtub! We stayed in the Mr. & Mrs. Graves suite in the circa 1830's building. We loved our separate living room with gas fireplace which we used every night. The grounds are beautiful and well-maintained. What else could you ask for? Nothing!
We had another amazing stay at Willis Graves. We stayed in the Upstairs Cabin #2. It was nicely decorated, cozy, quiet and perfect spot for a quick getaway from home. We both agreed that their are always so many small details thought of that make the stay enjoyable and memorable. There are handmade cookies left in the room, a water carafe in the fridge. The rooms have coffee makers and a kettle for making tea. The rooms are always clean and well maintained. We have stayed at numerous bed and breakfasts over the years, but Willis Graves is the only one we have made multiple trips. We have stayed 3 times already and definitely plan to return again.The breakfast is unbeatable. I think I had the best pancakes ever on this trip. The berry parfait is also unbelievable with the homemade granola.Thanks again for the hospitality. We truly do enjoy staying here and we will look forward to our next trip up to the Cincy area.
Such a charming B & B. Our stay in the Graves Suite was delightful! Breakfast was delicious, and the staff were so friendly!
Just Wow! My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights for a babymoon getaway in a cabin room. We were so impressed! Not only is the room cleaned to perfection, so many little surprises are in the room! Warm cookies, smore kits for the gas bonfire out back, lavender pillow spray, high quality bath products, battery powered candles, even bath salts for the enormous jacuzzi tub! (The tub was waayyy bigger than the pictures!)That was a common theme, the pictures online were beautiful but they just don't do justice. This is truly the most perfect romantic getaway spot.Once you get over how amazing the room is then there is breakfast. Yet again our high expectations (due to all the great reviews) were exceeded again! Everything was high quality and cooked to perfection in generous portions.The innkeeper and all the staff were so kind and welcoming! We definitely plan on returning in the future, it was worth every penny!
Excellent 1800’s period B&B, with immaculate attention to detail! They thought of everything from beautiful rooms, s’mores kits to use at the fire-pit and fresh cookies in the room, to a beautiful bathroom with steam shower and an exquisite chef- prepared breakfast! It is a MUST STAY destination when visiting Northern Kentucky!
Great Inn, Innkeeper, and Team - enjoyed our time at the Inn with many great area opportunities as well - highly recommended for rest, relaxation, and renewals!
Somewhat hesitant to share our experience because we don't want this hidden gem to become too popular and a travel hotspot... In all sincerity, my wife and I really enjoyed our stay at Willis Graves Bed & Breakfast! The room was extremely clean and newly renovated with contemporary design and selections. Also enjoyed waking up each morning to a delicious breakfast on the outside patio! Jennifer and Sara went above and beyond to ensure our stay exceeded our expectations! We look forward to our next visit!
Willis Graves Bed & Breakfast was our first B&B, and we loved every part! We loved everything, from the sleeping arrangements to the breakfast. It set such a high standard for all other B&B's. We highly recommend everyone to go here!
Excellent food, accommodations and hospitality, as has been for the past 20 years as we visit at least once each year. - Allan and Mary-Rose Andersen
Brian & Lindsay Funk
Stay at Willis Graves was such a joy! We appreciated all the details and accommodations Jennifer made. The breakfasts are fabulous and delicious and just what we needed to keep us going on our vacation! Can't recommend enough!!!
My husband and I stayed two nights in the downstairs 1850 log cabin. Jennifer and Sara thought of every detail! The bed was more than comfy and cozy. Homemade cookies and bourbon balls were in our room when we arrived. They were delicious! We had our own private deck where we ate our dinner both nights, the first being furnished by Jennifer, and the second by the Tousey House that is an exquisite restaurant within walking distance of the cabin. The amenities were well appointed….gas burning fireplace, remote control candles on the mantle, jacuzzi tub and steam shower, heater on the deck, robes and a robe/towel warmer, a small fridge and microwave, along with espresso coffee maker,, wifi, and a large screen tv with cable. Everything we could ever think of! The decor and furniture made us feel right at home. Breakfast was delicious! We were able to choose the time, the menu, and whether we wanted to eat in dining room or our own room. Try the Blueberry French Toast Bake! Yum! We wish we could’ve stayed longer!
This was our first time here,and we were celebrating Valentines day. I read so many great reviews. It was clean, and the extra touches were nice and very much appreciated. I liked the heart on the bed, the chocolate covered strawberries, the roses,which we ordered for Valentines day. The bed was comfortable, the jet tub was fabulous!!! Also the fireplace was so nice. The steam shower was cool. Loved the towel warmer. Breakfast was THE BEST that I have ever had, ANYWHERE in my life!!!!!!!! Whomever prepared it definitely knew what they were doing. I am a very discriminating person and I promise you that I would not write or say this if it weren't 100%accurate. We really enjoyed our stay in Mr and Mrs. Graves suite.We definitely recommend!!!
Our trip was amazing!! Our room was spotless. Actually, everything was spotless. Several choices for breakfasts. We tried them all and they were delicious. Just can’t say enough good things. Our entire family had a great time.
What a wonderful place this is!! We have stayed several times over the recent years and it is always special. The food is amazing! The decor and attention to detail are other aspects we greatly appreciate. The owner and staff are great people who consistently bring joy to their guests!
Fifth stay here. We love this place, Jennifer Goodman (owner), and will return as often as possible!
Perfect stay! Relaxing, clean, comfy bed and great food! The bath and steam shower are the icing on the cake! Loved the Mr & Mrs Suite! Thank you for A+ in Customer Service that is so hard to find these days!
This was such a wonderful getaway! All the finishings were immaculately installed in the garden cottage! The jetted tub to the deliciously prepared, breakfast made our stay that much better. The bed was so comfortable and the cottage was pristinely clean! The staff was so kind! It was very peaceful and serene.
This establishment is absolutely gorgeous I love the rooms the old-fashioned look and feel to it the owner is amazing she is hysterical as well as an amazing cook a wonderful host this is the place to be.
We have been coming to the Willis Graves for almost 20 years, multiple times some years. It was excellent before Jennifer owned it but she has made it even better. Immaculate accommodations - both the rooms and the grounds are always spotless and tidy, comfortable and luxurious beds, showers and baths, superb food with choices, all the amenities one could want, and centrally located in proximity to many points of interest: Ohio River cruises, Lexington horse country, The Ark Experience, Big Bone Lick and many parks and arboretums. There are several very good restaurants within walking distance. Can't say enough good things about this B&B, the owner Jennifer Goodman is on top of everything and is personable as well as an excellent chef, and her server, Sara, who is an exceedingly gracious and nice person. We would recommend Willis Graves B&B in a heartbeat.
Beautiful place. Jennifer and Sara helped us immensely. Food was delicious. Of all our stays the furnishings and accommodations were wonderful. We had an emergency situation and Jennifer was most helpful. All ended well. Please if in the area, don't miss Willis Graves in Burlington, KY.
Highly recommend Willis Graves B&BStaff, accomodations and food are excellent. Great attention to detail! We'll definitely be back!
Jennifer was so kind and helpful! We truly felt at home. We stayed 2 nights in the Graves Suite. The breakfast was delicious! Thank you for a wonderful stay. We have travelled all across the states and this is one of the cleanest and sweetest B&B we have had the joy of staying at. Jennifer makes it so special and is a wonderful hostess! Can’t say enough beautiful things about our time here.
This is a slice of historic and contemporary heaven. Right around the corner from good food, shopping and the great state of Ohio! Jennifer and Sara are wonderful. So much fun and so accommodating. A great place to get away for peace and quiet and an amazing selection for breakfast! Who knew scrambled eggs could be so delicious. I’m telling all my friends about it so you better book fast! We WILL be back!
We stayed here last minute for an anniversary/ high-school reunion night. It was fantastic! They have thought of everything to make the stay comfortable and enjoyable. The property is gorgeous and the place is meticulously clean. We stayed in the upstairs cabin and enjoyed every moment. There was complimentary cookies and a bag of bath salts and also a pack of smores for the campfire. The fridge had cold water and ice, very convenient. There were plenty of clean towels the bed very very comfy. We enjoyed the jacuzzi tub and sauna shower very much. The breakfast was delicious and we enjoyed the host. It was a great great stay we will be back !
Wonderful accommodations and fabulous breakfasts. Host was also wonderful.
Absolutely beautiful place, GREAT place to get away. All the staff very professional, kind, and friendly!