Built in 1869, a million-plus dollar renovation and expansion was completed in 2011, making this Inn Kentucky's most luxurious B&B: for sale

Built in 1869, a million-plus dollar renovation and expansion was completed in 2011, making this Inn Kentucky's most luxurious B&B

Warsaw, Kentucky, United States of America


1 450 000 USD

Agent: Cliff Jacobs - Managing Principal Estate Agent & CEO (Nat.Dpl.Hotel Man (UJ). M.P.R.E.)
Agent Cellphone: +27 (0) 84 413 1071 / +27 (0) 61 716 6951
Agent Office Number: +27 (0) 21 554 0283
Agent Email Address: cliff@exquisitehotelconsultants.com
Type: Inn
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 9
Showers: 9
Parking: 15
Yield: Not Disclosed

Warsaw, Kentucky

Warsaw is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Gallatin CountyKentuckyUnited States, located along the Ohio River. The name was suggested by a riverboat captain, who was reading Thaddeus of Warsaw, by Jane Porter, when the city was being founded.

The city had a population of 1,615 at the 2010 census, down from 1,811 at the 2000 census.


Warsaw began as a landing on the Ohio River in 1798 called "Great Landing". In 1805, founder Colonel Robert Johnson surveyed and built a road from this landing to his former home in Scott County, Kentucky. The landing soon became a busy shipping port.

In 1814, Colonel Johnson and Henry Yates purchased 200 acres (81 ha) to establish a river town to be named "Fredericksburg", after Johnson's hometown in Virginia. By 1815, the town plot was complete. The town extended from the river to Market Street and included 172 numbered lots, each 28.5 by 99 feet (8.7 by 30.2 m).

In 1831, the town was renamed as "Warsaw", as the US Postal Service did not want it to have the same name as the Virginia city. The post office was established July 18, 1832, with W.F. Clinton as postmaster. In 1837, the Gallatin County seat was moved from Port William (now Carrollton) to Warsaw. The courthouse is now the oldest operating one in the state. The oldest home in Warsaw is the Henry Yates House, a home built of log construction circa 1809.

On December 4, 1868, 80 people died in the Ohio River steamboat collision of the United States and the America near Warsaw.

The Warsaw Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. It is roughly bounded by W. High, E. Franklin, Washington, Market, Main, 3rd, 4th and Cross streets. It features Italianate and Gothic Revival architecture.


Warsaw is located in north-central Gallatin County, along the south bank of the Ohio River. Across the river is the unincorporated community of Florence, Indiana; the closest river crossing is the Markland Dam Bridge, 3.5 miles (5.6 km) to the west (downstream). U.S. Route 42 passes through the center of town, leading northeast 35 miles (56 km) to Covington and southwest along the Ohio River 17 miles (27 km) to CarrolltonKentucky Route 35 leads south from Warsaw 6 miles (10 km) to Interstate 71 and the Kentucky Speedway in Sparta.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Warsaw has a total area of 0.69 square miles (1.8 km2), of which 0.66 square miles (1.7 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 6.47%, is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 1,811 people, 737 households, and 451 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,868.3 people per square mile (720.9/km2). There were 830 housing units at an average density of 856.3 per square mile (330.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.88% white, 4.86% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 0.39% from other races, and 1.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.27% of the population.

There were 737 households, out of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.2% were married couples living together, 14.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.7% were non-families. 33.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 25.1% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 19.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,179, and the median income for a family was $31,250. Males had a median income of $30,174 versus $18,164 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,340. About 16.8% of families and 20.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.7% of those under age 18 and 16.6% of those age 65 or over.

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About us

No expense has been spared in providing an oasis of relaxation and pampered comfort with all of the modern conveniences discriminating travellers expect. High count linens on premium mattresses, spacious new bathrooms, luxurious robes, Sony LCD TVs and Blu-ray DVD players, and Wi-Fi are just a few of the amenities that our guest suites feature.

With five king-sized suites, one queen room with a private bath across the hall (with optional second bedroom), library, billiards room, piano parlour, conference room, screened gazebo, and expansive grounds... the Riverside Inn B & B gives you plenty of room to find your private hideaway or to host your group retreat.

Local attractions such as the Kentucky Speedway, Belterra Casino, and the Elk Creek and Ridge Wineries are just a few examples of why our B & B is just moments away from all that our region has to offer. Experience bed and breakfast beyond your expectations!

Our Inn typically is open for guest stays Thursday thru Monday, with some other days scattered throughout the calendar. Individual reservations are taken up to three months in advance.

We do have availability for groups interested in day rentals of the Conference Centre, or whole house rentals of guest rooms, during the week that should be booked directly with the Innkeeper by phone. Whole house weekend rentals are recommended to be made at least three months in advance of the reservation book opening to individual bookings. We allow rentals of our gazebo for showers or other small gatherings during weekdays or Sunday afternoons, but only when the Inn does not have overnight guests.

We are excited to show you the many reasons that our Inn was awarded a Top 10 Most Romantic Inns in the WORLD by BedandBreakfast.com! Located directly on the Ohio River in Warsaw, Kentucky, our Inn will set the standard by which you measure all other B & Bs. No expense was spared in the restoration and expansion of the existing mansion and its grounds. Our Inn is over 13,000 sq. ft. of casual elegance, featuring 7 guest rooms and beautiful public areas both inside and outside for guest enjoyment and privacy.

Our guests spend hours enjoying the gazebo and swings overlooking the Ohio River, watching the paddle boats and barges pass by as they take the time to reconnect with each other and just unwind. Other favourite activities are enjoying a relaxing massage in our spa room, playing the piano, challenging your significant other to a game of pool, or obsessing over working on puzzles!


The original house was built in 1869 by Local Businessman and Militia Captain, Senator James H. McDanell, Sr. He lived with his wife, Irene, and their two sons and daughter. His farm was one of the finest in the state. He was a careful, diligent, and conservative man, three features that assisted materially in making his fortune. He soon built up a good trade that grew year after year until his establishment, J.A. McDanell and Sons Mercantile, became the most important business in the town of Warsaw.

Captain McDannell's home partially burnt in 1889, but he had it rebuilt, and it became known as Lynwood Hall. Originally were two identical entrances – one facing the Ohio River (which remains the same today, and the other facing US Highway 42). Lynwood Hall remained in the McDanell family for over three generations.

Our Journey So Far

In 1950, William H. Hill, a nurseryman, bought the property and ran a large tree nursery; the beauty of some of his trees still grace the property, such as the 5 types of Magnolia trees, Bradford pears, multi-coloured Dogwoods, and stunning American Holly trees. You will find large Oak trees, American Lindens, Tulip trees, and Weeping Cherry trees, to name a few.

Mr. Hill changed the front facade of the house by adding the brick columns that are still standing today. Mr. Hill's daughter, Marie Hill Roberts, and her husband Harry, along with their son and three daughters, inherited the house where Marie lived until 2005. In 2010, the current owners purchased the property, then known as Heritage Hall.

The current owners lovingly took ownership and after a year of extensive restoration and renovation ~ where the beauty of the old was merged with the convenience of the new ~ the house proudly opened in May 2011 as one of Kentucky's most romantic inns.


We are pleased to offer five king-size suites and two queen-sized rooms. Each is adorned with newer and exceptionally comfortable furnishings and tastefully decorated in neutral colors. The king suites feature new private bathrooms with tiled showers and double vanities with granite tops. All of our rooms offer complete privacy for all of our guests, with no common walls between them. 

All King Suites have the following amenities:

  • Privacy
  • New, In-Room Private Bathroom With Tiled Shower, Double Vanity with Granite Tops.
  • Dream inspiring beds with high count linens and four premium pillows
  • Sony Bravia 40" TV with Blu-ray player and satellite
  • Wireless Internet in Most Rooms
  • Comfy Waffle/Terry Lined Robes and Slippers For Use During Your Stay
  • I-Pod Docking Station and Clock Radio
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Premium Toiletries
  • Hair Dryer

Tulip Room

  • Outstanding Riverview
  • Fireplace
  • Grand' Pineapple Poster' King-size bed with premium linens
  • Two comfy chairs in addition to a desk
  • Heart Pine hardwood floor with beautiful area rugs
  • Custom made draperies
  • Located at the top of the stairs in the main part of the house, or elevator accessible
  • The Tulip Room is excluded from any discount specials, voucher redemptions, online or association frequent visitor programs

Magnolia Room

  • Second Floor Suite, accessible by stairs or elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Grand King-size poster bed with premium linens
  • Two comfy chairs in addition to a desk
  • Heart Pine hardwood floor with beautiful area rugs
  • Custom made draperies
  • Front view overlooks beautiful trees and garden

Oak Room

  • Only suite located on the first floor
  • Large room and bathroom (Handicapped accessible)
  • King-size bed with premium linens
  • Two comfy chairs in addition to a desk
  • Custom made draperies
  • Front view overlooks beautiful trees and pasture
  • Located in the new West wing, near the conference centre

American Linden Room

  • 2nd Floor location in the new West Wing
  • King size bed with premium linens
  • Beautiful river view
  • Popular Bridal Suite due to private location
  • Two comfy chairs in addition to a desk
  • Custom made draperies
  • Internet connection (not wi-fi)
  • Private Massage Room is next door
  • Named for the lovely American Linden tree outside the window

Chestnut Room

  • 2nd Floor location in the new West Wing
  • King size bed with premium linens
  • View overlooking beautiful trees and garden
  • Two comfy chairs in addition to a desk
  • Custom made draperies
  • Private Massage Room is across the hall
  • 40" Sony HD flat-screen TV with Blu-ray DVD player and satellite
  • Limited Internet access

Beech Room

  • Located on the second floor, near the elevator
  • Large bathroom with double vanities and tiled sink directly across the hallway
  • Queen-size bed with premium linens
  • Fireplace (electric)
  • Comfy chair and chaise in addition to a desk
  • Heart pine hardwood floor with a beautiful area rug
  • Corner Room with lots of windows and custom made draperies
  • Front view overlooks beautiful trees and pasture

Are you traveling with your family? This room is located near the Persimmon Room and when rented together, make a 2 BR suite. The Persimmon Room shares a hallway and bathroom with the Beech Room. That room will only be rented if the Beech Room occupants book this room or allow another guest to do so. Groups or families traveling together that don't mind sharing the bathroom will find this an economical alternative to one of the King suites.

Persimmon Room

  • Located on the second floor, near the elevator
  • Close proximity to a large bathroom with double vanities and tiled shower(shared with the Beech Room)
  • Potentially sleeps three with Queen-size bed and a twin size bed
  • Corner room with lots of windows. Best river view of all the rooms
  • Heart pine hardwood floor

Leisurely Breakfast

Our Inn guests start their day in our beautiful dining room with a homemade breakfast served at 9:00 am. Our menu changes daily and includes gourmet and traditional breakfast fare, fruit cup or yogurt parfait, and fresh-baked sweets. When smaller groups are in the Inn, we are happy to accommodate your schedule if you want to be served later in the morning. Coffee and Tea are available 24/7.

Afternoon Break

After you check-in to your room, come down to the Inn's dining room to mingle with the other guests and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and a cheese, cracker, and grapes tray, or some afternoons will have iced tea, and a fresh-baked dessert served at approximately 4:30 pm, depending on the guest's check-in times.

Things To Do Around The Inn

  • Each room is furnished with a Sony LCD with satellite TV and Blu-ray DVD player.
  • We have a limited collection of movies or feel free to bring your own.
  • Our library is stocked with hundreds of books, from the classics to modern biographies, as well as a collection of board games.
  • There are many cosy spots to read both inside the Inn or out on the grounds.
  • Enjoy the piano? Our parlour has a baby grand piano you can play or may select from the iPod to play itself with one of the hundreds of piano classics while sitting by the fire.
  • Our Billiards room also features a fireplace and provides a warm setting to sharpen your skills on our new table.
  • Visit our Antique Room - the original 1869 kitchen featuring family heirlooms and Riverside Inn B&B gift items
  • One can pass the afternoon with boat watching either from the Dining Room, on the patio, or one of our many swings.
  • Enjoy the evening around our Iron Outdoor Fire Pit.
  • Watch the many birds at our multiple feeders and birdbath.
  • Our outdoor gazebo and patio provide comfortable seating for reading, playing games, or taking a nap.
  • Feel free to utilize the outdoor kitchen to grill your dinner or enjoy cool beverages while you enjoy the sunset. Let the Innkeeper know of your plans for the outdoor kitchen use. Guests are to clean the area after themselves.
  • Two bicycles are available for a ride around the property.
  • Bring your own gear and fish off our shore (at your own risk).
  • Launch your own kayak or canoe from our riverside driveway.
  • Small boat trailer parking available on grounds.

Calm Your Mind And Attain Harmony During Your Stay

What better way to pamper yourself during your stay than to indulge in a massage? Our visiting licensed massage therapists will perform these treatments in our Spa Room's privacy located in the West Wing. Due to the popularity of these services, we recommend making your appointment at the time of your reservation. Prices may increase if our regular therapist is not available for the date you are visiting.

Hot Stone Massage

The application of water-heated basalt stones to key points on the body gives a deep massage and creates sensations of comfort and warmth. The penetrating heat from the hot stones relaxes the muscles, allowing for deeper relaxation compared with Therapeutic massage therapy.

Therapeutic Massage

This specialty massage includes slower strokes and medium pressure to relieve stress, tension with the focus being on relaxation.

Pre-Natal Massage

This massage is specially designed for the expectant mother. By ordering this massage, our therapist will be prepared to make accommodations to make the guest more comfortable during her massage.

Deep Tissue Massage

A deep tissue massage is recommended when you have specific areas of pain that requires much deeper muscle work than a traditional, relaxing massage. Recommended for those that have chronic pain, sports injury, those that simply prefer a very firm massage, or if needed to help restore mobility. 

Area Attractions

Belterra Casino

The CenterStage Showroom is the home to Belterra's musical performances and the region's best lineup of country, classic rock, comedy, and other legendary performers. Get up close and personal with some of the top names in Country Music, Classic Rock, and Comedy in this 1,500 seat showroom.

Golf Courses

Sugar Bay Golf Course, Warsaw, Ky (1 mile)

Belterra Golf Club, Florence, Indiana (3 miles)

Vineyard, Rising Sun, IN (11 miles)

The Links at Grand Victoria Casino, Lawrenceburg, In (11 miles)

Lassing Pointe, Union, Ky (13 miles)

General Butler State Park, Carrollton, Ky (16 miles)

Boone Links Golf Course, Florence, Ky(18 miles)

Fairway, Wheatley, KY (18 miles)

Meadowood, Burlington, KY (18 miles)

Perry Park Golf Resort, Perry Park, Ky (18 miles)

Elk Run Golf Course, Aurora, IN (19 miles)

Sporting Clay Shooting

Elk Creek Hunt Club

Local Wineries & Events

The Indiana Wine Trail

Tour six local Indiana wineries.

The Kentucky Wine Trail

Tour five local Kentucky wineries.

The Swiss Wine Festival

One of the Top Ten Festivals in Indiana

The Ridge Winery

Wine tastings and special theme dinner parties.

Elk Creek Wineries

Offering wine tasting, cooking classes, live entertainment.

OTHER WINERIES INCLUDE Stonebrook Winery, Camp Springs Vineyards, Seven Wells Winery, Atwood Hill Winery, Brianza Gardens Winery Verona Vineyards.

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Cliff Jacobs (Nat Dpl Hotel Man (UJ). MPRE. GA Level 5 TEFL)

Managing Principal / CEO

Exquisite Hotel Consultants (Pty) Ltd

Mobile: +27 (0) 84 413 1071 / +27 (0) 61 716 6951

Landline: +27 (0) 21 554 0283


Skype: cliff.jacobs

Web: https://www.exquisitehotelconsultants.com

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