Willis Graves' Reviews
Based on 99 reviews
18:27 13 Sep 21
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.
16:45 29 Aug 21
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.
22:19 15 Aug 21
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.
13:45 01 Aug 21
Highly recommend Willis Graves B&BStaff, accomodations and food are excellent. Great attention to detail! We'll definitely be back!
01:11 22 Jul 21
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.
00:54 21 Jul 21
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!
17:12 19 Jul 21
01:59 12 Jul 21
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 !
19:25 04 Jul 21
Wonderful accommodations and fabulous breakfasts. Host was also wonderful.
16:25 16 May 21
19:43 13 May 21
Absolutely beautiful place, GREAT place to get away. All the staff very professional, kind, and friendly!
23:59 05 May 21
FREAKING INCREDIBLE. I stayed here for my wedding night and could not have dreamt of a better choice. BEAUTIFUL property, beautiful rooms, amazing accommodations, and just an altogether incredible experience. They make most of their own consumable products (soaps, lotions, granola, yogurt, etc.) and all of them are TOP-TIER. In addition to all of it's wonderfulness, the Willis Graves Bed & Breakfast could honestly be just as successful as merely a restaurant, because the food is TO DIE FOR. Seriously, the BEST quiche I have ever had, and I've had a lot of quiche. DEFINITELY worth the stay and I can promise you I'll be back there myself.
23:00 12 Apr 21
Visited this weekend for a quick staycation and it was everything we anticipated and more!!! We left very relaxed. I haven't found a more romantic place to unwind.
17:14 15 Mar 21
Our favorite B & B of all time Have been coming here for over ten years. The new owner, Jennifer, has made wonderful improvements and upgrades. Super clean, cozy and comfortable and excellent breakfast each morning. Very CDC compliant so we felt very safe. Highly recommend.
19:07 01 Mar 21
Our stay was in the Garden Cottage. Very well-appointed and separate/private room just a few steps from the main house: Large room with open ceiling, huge Samsung smart TV, large, modern bathroom with deep air tub, comfy bed with several pillows, fridge, iron and ironing board, nice bedside extension plugs with USB, etc. And most importantly, the breakfast was bountiful and delicious. Such a nice place to stay for our weekend ski getaway!
00:12 26 Feb 21
Our stay for a ski weekend (at Perfect North) was in every way wonderful ! The breakfast was to die for!
16:06 18 Feb 21
Terrific accommodations...great breakfasts and service...it was a perfect Valentine's weekend getaway...
02:02 14 Feb 21
Amazing is the best word to use. It's was quite and relaxing also felt totally pampered by the most amazing breakfast and incredible bathroom steam shower and tub. At the same time enjoyed the historic cabin and it's period pieces that remain frozen in time from the original settlers.
16:23 12 Feb 21
A wonderful experience from beginning to end! My family booked three rooms for several nights to go skiing at Perfect North Slopes. Each morning we’d enjoy a mountain of gourmet breakfast foods (of a tremendous variety) that kept us full through an entire day of skiing. At night, we were pleasantly surprised by the number of restaurants within walking distance. And, most importantly, the rooms are luxurious yet cozy and charming—really can’t recommend enough!
05:10 11 Jan 21
What a great place to enjoy a quiet weekend with someone special!!! Had a fantastic time!! The Garden Cottage is "Awesome!" ❤❤ This is a great quick getaway!! See you guys again soon, real soon!!!
22:16 10 Jan 21
16:08 21 Dec 20
My wife and I love this place, and it's still great despite everything associated with 2020. Food is delicious; beds are comfy; plush decor; friendly service. Best staycation spot, hands down!
16:35 13 Dec 20
23:25 10 Oct 20
Stayed here on our wedding night and just visited again last week for our 5 year anniversary! We love everything about Willis-Graves... cozy suite, luxury furnishings, perfect outdoor space, and absolutely phenomenal breakfast! Even during the COVID pandemic, they still managed to make us feel special and cared for with personal touches and wonderful hospitality. This place is everything one could hope for in a B&B. I don't know if we can wait 5 more years to come back! Thank you for giving us such an amazing place to enjoy as we celebrate our milestones. Looking forward to many more visits in years to come!
22:54 07 Oct 20
We just arrived home from our third stay at Wiilis Graves B&B. We love it there. The property is lush and beautiful, the rooms are cozy and beautifully decorated and have every amenity of a five star hotel. The food is amazing and Jennifer, the owner makes your stay like being at home, giving you your choice of homemade cookies upon arrival, and placing supplies for Smores in your room incase you want to light a fire in the cozy outdoor fire pit. We cannot say enoughabout this charming getaway and it's owner and staff. We are already planning our next visit.Highly recommended.Debbie W. Indpls, IN.
19:38 07 Oct 20
Best Bed & Breakfast We've ever encountered !A breakfast to die for. A host that thinks of everything !
17:28 21 Sep 20
00:39 29 Aug 20
We wanted to get away from it all. COVID and other factors told us "away" wasn't all that far from home. Through the comfort of Log Cabin #1 and the food/service we accomplished our goal of getting away from it all. The sheets felt like butter. The bed felt like it was made for my aching back.I suggest you take a couple of days. Run around to Eden Park or the Aquarium. Have dinner around the corner at Zozo's (sushi and other yummies) and then back to W&G. You won't regret it.
23:23 29 Jul 20
16:13 25 Jul 20
What a great oasis for escaping the norm!! Beautiful suite and surrounding garden. All of our needs were met, and the breakfast foods were VERY delicious and filling.
14:56 19 Jul 20
The room was beautiful, if I could put the Garden Cottage on wheels and take it home with me I would. The bed was so comfortable, I haven't slept that well in a long time! The SHEETS, oh my! They were so soft. The bathroom was so luxurious and completely updated. Hands down the best breakfast I have ever had. We can't wait for our next visit!
22:53 14 Jul 20
We’re locals. We stopped in unannounced just to check the place out. Very rude of us. But Jennifer was a very gracious host. We sat on the back patio and learned about the property. Then she gave us a tour of the cabins. Even though we live nearby, we’re saving for a weekend getaway here. Are the cabins as nice in person as they appear in the pictures??? No. They’re even nicer! We love this place!!
19:50 28 Jun 20
Very nice place to stay. Clean, quiet, and every essential and each detail, was beyond expectations. Highly recommended!
10:53 10 Jun 20
We stayed here just to get away and relax. Jennifer was awesome. We absolutely LOVED the cabin and the breakfast was phenomenal! We had an awesome experience and would definitely stay again!
23:35 09 Jun 20
My husband and I needed to get away from the teenagers we've quarantined with since March. It was our anniversary of a long time and this was local enough (5 minutes away) that we could check on the teenagers and they could reach us if there was a problem. We stayed in the Garden Cottage, bought sushi from Kroger and hung out. It was perfect. The most delicious breakfast, the next morning, was served at our door (they took our order by phone the night before). It's was the perfect getaway, felt totally Covid safe. Highly recommended!
09:49 17 Mar 20
Love this place! Clean, warming and relaxing! Loved the breakfast! They also have 2 separate cabins as well, I just stayed in one of their smaller rooms.They also have cooking classes! Only 40 minutes away from Cincinnati Outlet Mall! 10 minutes or less away from shopping. Check the website out or call directly.
00:34 16 Mar 20
Very rustic setting, lots to look at as you stroll through both the outdoor and indoor property. Jennifer & Sarah have worked hard to create an attractive environment. We stayed in the cabin, originally built in the 1850’s, moved and restored down by the “creek.” With a metal roof and all modern amenities it looks like it was just recently built. Has jacuzzi and a steam shower in a large, private bathroom. We loved the décor and the fireplace. We sat on the porch and soaked in the sun. As a plus, Jennifer provides a menu for breakfast – most satisfying. A delightful experience!
01:43 18 Feb 20
My wife and I stayed here on our why threw from Tennessee back to Michigan. It is a beautiful property. The breakfast was amazing. Definitely recommend staying.
17:31 17 Feb 20
Mouth watering delicious
23:02 29 Dec 19
Neat old place that's been renovated. Very friendly proprietor. Will definitely be back.
18:44 16 Dec 19
We really enjoyed our stay at the Willis Graves bed and breakfast! We loved the cozy fireplace and jacuzzi tub in the 1st floor log cabin room. Breakfast was absolutely delicious! We will be back!
17:24 11 Nov 19
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16:30 16 Sep 19
We were so comfortable staying at this b & b. Our bed was wonderful, the house is quite, breakfast delicious and Jennifer was very open and inviting. Thank you!
03:04 07 Sep 19
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16:23 17 Aug 19
Excellent B&B. Wonderful location. Friendly staff. Inn keeper went out of her way to make our stay excellent. Breakfast is amazing. we will definitely stay again. Very close to The Creation Museum and not too far from The Ark Encounter
15:05 17 Aug 19
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Willis Graves. The garden cottage was nicely decorated, comfortable, and quiet. The grounds were nicely kept, and breakfast was amazing! We also enjoyed sitting on the back porch.We also appreciated all the nice extra touches from the staff, including cookies in our room upon arrival and chocolates the next day. We definitely look forward to returning!
18:03 03 Aug 19
My wife and I had the pleasure of staying here recently and it was awesome. We are not cabin folks by any means, but the place had all the charm of a cabin with just the right amount of modern creature comforts for city dwellers like us. The owner, Jennifer, made it more like visiting family you actually like and want to visit than a business. She was thoughtful, made great recommendations, spent time with us just chatting, and man can she cook. The breakfasts were 5 star!
Mary Clinton Thomas
16:01 28 Jul 19
20:17 26 Jul 19
Willis Graves was an excellent B&B for a quiet getaway weekend. Only 20 minutes from Cincinnati, it's easy to get to and still feels like you're far away from the hustle and bustle of the day-to-day. We stayed in the "Mr. and Mrs. Graves Suite" which included a spacious sitting room and a two person hot tub in the bathroom. It was cozy and comfortable, with lots of attention to detail and small amenities that gave a feeling of luxury (welcome cookies, s'mores kits and a fire pit, a fireplace in the room...). We will definitely be back!
13:12 22 Jul 19
This is a fantastic B&B, the cleanliness, decor and food are all exceptional! We've stayed 3 times in the past few years and plan to make it a regular visit.
17:24 15 Jul 19
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02:06 10 Apr 19
Great place to stay in Burlington, Kentucky. Highly recommend it.
00:53 15 Mar 19
The accommodations, amenities, food, location, southern hospitality...basically, we loved everything about this place!
18:39 18 Feb 19
My wife and I have stayed at 4 B&Bs. All in Kentucky, and they each had there own fine points. The Willis Graves Bed and Breakfast surpassed all our expectations. The facility 5 stars, the service and accommodations, 5 stars, the staff 5 stars, the food was beyond 5 stars. If you are traveling or just want a special treat of a night or more out this is the place to be. YOU REALLY SHOULD CHECK THIS PLACE OUT!!!!!!!!!
15:54 29 Jan 19
Always a perfect getaway.
02:07 14 Jan 19
Beautiful rooms.. wonderful huge tub.. great breakfast.. fantastic owner.. thanks Jennifer for making another memorable stay
16:44 05 Jan 19
We had a great time with a wonderful breakfast.
16:21 05 Jan 19
12:08 30 Dec 18
Beautiful accommodations, great food, very nice getaway. Highly recommended!
20:45 23 Dec 18
20:34 16 Oct 18
This was our second time staying at Willis Graves, and our first with the new owner. We were not let down, staying there was like being at home but without kids :-D. The breakfast is incredibly pleasant and it was nice talking to the charismatic staff. We will definitely be back.
00:39 06 Aug 18
23:11 05 Aug 18
Convivent location to the fairgrounds. Good atomsphere
03:10 29 Jun 18
The most amazing bed and breakfast place around
02:55 24 Jun 18
23:29 02 Jun 18
My husband, daughter and I make a trip to northern Kentucky every year in May to visit family, and it is always a pleasure to stay at the Willis Graves Bed and Breakfast. My husband and I delight in staying at the downstairs suite of the charming Log Cabin, while our adult daughter stays in the comfortable Catherine’s Room of the main house. The atmosphere is quiet and restful, the innkeeper Jennifer and her staff are cheerful and attentive, and the breakfast (& and the treats delivered daily by the housekeeper) are gourmet delights! We’ll be back again (and again!)
00:32 29 May 18
We stayed at the Willis Graves Bed and Breakfast in Burlington KY for our 5 year anniversary and it was wonderful! We had actually gotten engaged there about 6 1/2 years ago. The staff is great, amenities are TOP NOTCH and we will definitely be going back again. My all time favorite b&b!
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14:25 15 Oct 17
Absolutely love this Historic Bed and Breakfast! The breakfast is amazing. We loved the William Rouse Log Cabin Suite. Private and cozy. Burlington Historic District is a great place to come visit and stay.
22:32 11 Sep 17
A well furnished, historic home that's been transformed into a romantic bed and breakfast. An extremely comfortable get-a-way to go and relax. The cookies present in our suite when we arrived were 'to die for'. The addition of chocolate covered strawberries was heaven sent. (Get them) The breakfast was to order from a select menu and was excellently prepared by Chef Jennifer. We'll highly recommend this B&B to friends and family. (I know it sounds sappy but we really liked this place and will go back again... maybe the log cabin next time.)
16:10 28 Aug 17
Hands down, the cleanest and most charming B & B I have ever stayed at. The innkeeper Jennifer is warm and delightful. Worth a stay just for the breakfast. A great place to relax and tune out. Only 15 minutes from the airport but seems a world away. Can't wait to go back!
00:44 11 Mar 17
Cool historic home with an awesome Breakfast!
14:02 19 Dec 16
A wonderful experience. The owner is very friendly and makes you feel right at home immediately. The rooms have a beautiful, antique decor. They are clean and cozy. The dining room is also beautiful and the breakfast was delicious. I have a hard time trying to come up with any criticism. It is a wonderful and relaxing place to get away.
23:52 28 Nov 16
05:56 24 Oct 16
Had an absolutely fantastic time. Great area, amazing rooms friendly service. Breakfast was amazing. If you need a night away whether local or far, you need to go!
23:53 14 Oct 16
My husband and I stayed at this B&B one night while visiting the Creation Museum and the greater Cincinnati / Newport areas. This B&B is part of the Select Registry group (by invitation only) and lives up to their high standards. My husband and I stayed in the cabin and found it to be a wonderful experience. Plenty of room, nice little touches such as a plate of fresh cookies on our bed upon our arrival and a relaxing whirlpool tub and combination rain/steam shower. Another nice touch was the flexibility of the hosts in serving breakfast. Most B&B's have a set time when serving breakfast. The Willis Graves B&B has a two hour serving window and a menu with multiple - delicious food options. The hardest part was deciding what to order. We have stayed at a number of B&B's over the years. This was one of our favorites. If you're in the area, give it a try - you won't regret it.
05:21 09 Oct 16
The hospitality was wonderful as was the accommodation and breakfast. I would recommend this B&B to anyone.
20:52 20 Aug 16
21:50 17 Aug 16
Great place to stay and centrally located between the Ark Experience and The Creation Museum. Wonderful breakfast and homemade Granola. Warm and inviting, was a nice break on our Motorcycle trip. Thank you guys!
18:35 14 Jun 16
05:01 22 Apr 16
My wife and I are staying here for our third time to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We love the quiet atmosphere as well as Nancy and Bob. They make you feel like you are with family. They also make ridiculously delicious breakfast!!! If you get the chance, STAY HERE!
Tonya & Bobby Alexander
04:08 20 Apr 16
The owners (Nancy & Bob) and the staff, were simply amazing! I have never experienced such wonderful, accomodating, hospitable, generous & friendly hosts as we experienced at Burlington's Willis Graves B&B!! We were fortunate enough to get the experience of an evening's stay in the Willis Graves suite and all of the amenities it has to offer. It is impossible to decide which amenity was our favorite!!! The steam shower, luxurious bath robes, enormous zaccuzi tub, dimmable bathroom lighting, personal espresso machine, fireplace, luxurious canopy bed & linens, emmaculant, gorgeous landscaping, immpeccable back porch overlooking the marsh leading through the field with surrounding wild life, the heavenly fragrance of lilac bushes wafting through the air, the delicious gourmet breakfast of fresh fruit & Crème Brulee French toast served exactly to our liking along with friendly conversation among the guests & staff or the plate of freshly homemade chocolate chip cookies that Nancy greeted us with, when we arrived! I felt so pampered and even though we only stayed for one night, I felt refreshed as if we had stayed a week! We have stayed at many B&B's, Inn's, Cottages, Chalets & hotels throughout the years but Willis Graves is by far, the best place we've ever had the privilege of staying! I can't say enough about how amazingly, awesome this place is! And even though it's well worth any distance one would have to travel in order to experience what Willis Graves B&B has to offer, I love the fact that it is only 20 minutes from our home in Cincinnati.
07:06 29 Feb 16
By far the best Bed and Breakfast experience we ever had. The room was amazing, the service is top tier. Nancy loves what she does, and it truly shows. We will definitely return.
05:54 14 Feb 16
Excellent hospitality and accommodations. Breakfast was fantastic! Try the creme brulee french toast.
22:22 16 Aug 15
17:57 01 May 15
Top notch hospitality in a beautiful, comfortable environment! What more could you ask for? The host and hostess go above and beyond to ensure you have a peaceful stay. Well worth the trip!