November 30, 2018
Contact: Bed & Breakfast Association of Kentucky
1347 S. Third St., Louisville, KY 40208
TOP B&Bs IN KENTUCKY RECOGNIZED
BY THE BED & BREAKFAST ASSOCIATION OF KENTUCKY
5 STAR HOSPITALITY SERVICE AWARDS
Louisville, KY – The Bed & Breakfast Association of Kentucky has announced its 5 Star Hospitality Service Award Recipients for 2018. The Awards Program is based upon Guest Voting and qualitative reviews of nearly 50,000 independent B&B Guest reviews submitted to the association and review evaluations from TripAdvisor.
The following award winners were recognized for their 5 Star Hospitality Service to Kentucky's B&B Travelers:
Best Specials & Packages: Halcomb's Knob B&B, Paint Lick
Best Guest Rooms: A Storybook Inn, Versailles
Best Furnishings: Old Louisville Fleur de Lis B&B, Louisville
Best for Weddings: Southern Grace, Brandenburg and Ashford Acres, Cynthiana
Best for Retreats: Blue Heron Retreat Center and B&B, Richmond
Favorite Farm Stay: Halcomb's Knob, Paint Lick and Rosecrest Farm B&B, Paris
Best Historic Preservation: Historic Scottwood, Midway and DuPont Mansion, Louisville
Best Hospitality & Service: Lyndon House B&B, Lexington
Favorite Innkeepers: The Denny House, Paint Lick and Harmony House, Irvine
Favorite Architecture: The Ruin B&B, Versailles and Christopher's B&B, Bellevue
Most Family Friendly: Country Girl at Heart Farm, Munfordville
Best for Girlfriend Getaways: Snug Hollow B&B, Irvine and First Farm Inn, Petersburg
Best Grounds & Gardens: Bluegrass Country Estate, La Grange
Best B&B for Business Travelers: The Bennett House, Richmond
Best Breakfast: Bourbon Manor, Bardstown
Most Romantic: Maple Hill Manor, Springfield
Favorite Themed B&B: Bourbon Manor, Bardstown and Louisville Bourbon Inn, Louisville
Travel Reviews are the most important factor when choosing a B&B. In fact, according to a recent industry survey, 96% of consumers consider reviews to be somewhere between important and essential when selecting a place to stay, and 12% will not make a reservation at a lodging property without them. "We're delighted to recognize these distinguished B&B Members, which represent the finest B&Bs in Kentucky based on Travelers Reviews" explained Bed & Breakfast Association of Kentucky Board President, Deborah Messenger.
Annual BBAK Conference Awards were also recently announced:
BBAK President's Award: Todd Allen – Owner/Innkeeper, Maple Hill Manor in Springfield and Bourbon Manor in Bardstown, Rita Smart – Owner/Innkeeper, The Bennett House B&B in Richmond, Ron Wallace – Owner/Innkeeper, The Ruin B&B in Versailles, and Brenda Guidugli – Owner/Innkeeper, Christopher's B&B in Bellevue.
BBAK Region Representatives of the Year: Jen Warner – Owner/Innkeeper, First Farm Inn in Petersburg and Anton Giovanetto – Owner/Innkeeper, Lyndon House B&B in Lexington.
BBAK's Best New Innkeepers of the Year: Sharon & John Dills - Owners/Innkeepers, Old Louisville Fleur de Lis B&B in Louisville.
BBAK Green Lodging Innkeeper of the Year: Jen Warner – Owner/Innkeeper, First Farm Inn in Petersburg.
BBAK's Marketeer of the Year: Todd Allen – Owner/Innkeeper, Maple Hill Manor in Springfield and Bourbon Manor in Bardstown.
BBAK's Frequent Stay Program Redemption Award: Deborah Messenger – Owner/Innkeeper, Halcomb's Knob B&B, Paint Lick
About Bed & Breakfast Association of Kentucky: BBAK is a professional Kentucky innkeepers association, comprised of nearly 75 inspected bed & breakfast inns, boutique hotels, cottages, country inns, and farm stays. Only properties that are certified and uphold quality standards can earn the distinction of membership. Members therefore represent the very best in personalized, quality accommodations in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
We strive to be the best at what we do, individually and as a group. We work together to educate, promote, and support efforts for the advancement of our profession. Travelers are assured of a high-quality experience when staying with association members ranging from classic mansion and historic inns to quaint log cabins and rural farm settings.
Each member destination welcomes you to relax and enjoy their quality accommodations, culinary creations, and distinctive amenities. For a "Better Way to Stay," plan to visit a Kentucky Bed & Breakfast.
To find out more about the Bed & Breakfast Association of Kentucky, its members, specials, discount offers, and favorite recipes, please visit www.kentuckybb.com or call 1.888.281.8188 or 502.268.7266