May at the Inn

Welcome Back

I hope you and your loved ones are healthy and staying safe.

We’ve missed you. And we’re ready to welcome you back, whenever you’re ready. Why not do something nice for yourself? Start out slow and take a mini-vacation away from any crowds. Beginning May 15th we will be ready to host 3 couples per night. Our 4th suite comes online sometime in June. For those of you who have booked our entire property, your reservations remain intact.

Even though Willis Graves B&B has always been recognized and praised for our impeccable cleanliness, we have, nevertheless, taken it to a new level. From the top of our period chandeliers to the bottom of our colonial carpets, every square inch of our property has been professionally disinfected and sterilized. Our masked and gloved staff has undergone a month of rigorous training in our new cleaning protocols and extra precautions. Even after this challenging time has passed (and it will), I’m expecting we’ll continue with these stepped-up sanitary practices. After all, your safety and ours is paramount. If you have any thoughts, concerns, ideas or questions, feel free to reply directly to this email or call  us at 859-689-5096.


Situated on 2 bucolic acres abutting the County Fairgrounds, Willis Graves is surrounded by wide open spaces and wonderful parks. You might say we were practicing social distancing before it became “a thing.” The birds are chirping, the rabbits are hopping (among other things), and our proud mallard parents are parading their new babies across our backyard. We have Trek bikes for you to borrow; picnic lunches to enjoy on the grass. The Tousey House (just down the block) opens next week for take out. (Try their fried chicken!) Escape your 4 walls and treat yourself to some safe, overdue pampering.

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Willis Graves now uses a hospital-grade disinfectant that kills all major viruses, including Covid-19. All lateral surfaces in all rooms are disinfected on a daily basis. Sanitizing wipes and hand soap are provided in every guest bathroom. We now offer self check-in, which allows you to arrive anytime that suits you. We will serve (our famous) breakfast to you in your room. If you need more linen’s or towels, they’re just a call away. Upon request, we are happy to tidy your room if you are going for an outing. Otherwise, no one will enter your room. Check out is by email. Should you like anything packed up to take home, just ask.

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As you’ve undoubtedly seen from all our glowing reviews, here at Willis Graves we take food very seriously. Breakfast especially. There’s a menu in your room. Choose what you would like (not easy!) and a delivery time. Then crawl back into bed and luxuriate – your country breakfast is on the way!

NEW & EXCITING! Because we are scaling back on the number of guests and because I am a trained professional chef, we can now offer custom lunches or dinners via 24-48 hour pre-order. Don’t worry about where to go – enjoy delicious, farm-fresh food in your room or on our grounds! To get a sneak peak, check out our Facebook
or Instagram pages below.

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Let’s meet on the porch or by the fire pit and catch up!

We miss you and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

With gratitude,

PS: I’m including this video for no other reason than it made me smile …

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