Myrtledene Bed & Breakfast, located in Lebanon, Kentucky and designated a Kentucky Landmark, was used as a Confederate general's headquarters during the Civil War. Myrtledene Bed & Breakfast
Lebanon, Kentucky

Historic bed & breakfast lodging in Lebanon, KY on the Bourbon Trail near Makers Mark Distillery and Gethsemani Abbey.

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As you wind your way along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, take your lodging at Myrtledene Bed & Breakfast in Lebanon, Marion County, Kentucky. We are an Official Site on the Bourbon Trail and a chapter in our local Civil War and John Hunt Morgan history.

Let us be your restful inn while you tour this area known for Civil War history, antiques, natural scenery, and outdoor activities.

We are the heart of the Kentucky Holy Land, the settlement of dozens of Catholic pioneers who traveled from the British Isles, through Maryland, to make a home among the knoblands of Central Kentucky. This area has been the birthplace and home of such notable religious figures as Martin John Spalding and Thomas Merton, monk of Gethsemani Abbey.

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Porch Used by Confederate General John Hunt Morgan as his headquarters during his raids on Lebanon, Myrtledene today offers slightly more relaxed environs for our guests. With two guest rooms, the house is completely furnished in antiques. Guests are encouraged to make themselves at home and make use of the entire house and grounds.

Phones, television, wireless internet service, a library, a refrigerator, and piano are here for our guests' use. The large yard with gardens, wisteria arbor, fish pond, swings, and hammocks are ideal for couples on a romantic retreat, readers looking for a peaceful spot, or children who need a safe place to play.

Myrtledene has been designated a Kentucky Landmark by the Kentucky Heritage Committee.

General Morgan was so enamored with Myrtledene that he chose to spare it when his Raiders burned and looted much of Lebanon, a Union stronghold. In fact, it was here where the white flag of truce was flown atop a pole used to clean the tall ceilings.

Today's "raiders" can use Myrtledene as their headquarters as they come to experience traditional Southern hospitality and visit the many area attractions.

Within a short drive are the following:
  • Makers Mark Distillery
  • Lebanon National Cemetery (with many Union soldiers from the Battle of Perryville)
  • Loretto Motherhouse (America's first women's religious community)
  • Historic Bardstown
  • My Old Kentucky Home
  • The Stephen Foster Story
  • Perryville Battlefield
  • Mill Springs Battlefield
  • Gethsemane Monastery (home of Thomas Merton)
  • Centre College (Danville)
  • Jim Beam Distillery
  • Shakertown (Pleasant Hill)
  • Churchill Downs (Louisville)
  • Keeneland Race Course (Lexington)
  • Mammoth Cave National Park
  • Penn's Store (oldest country store in America):

Plan now to spend a relaxing weekend, a country holiday or a day or two with us at Myrtledene in Lebanon. Let us introduce you to our unique central Kentucky way of life. Don't forget to visit Lebanon on the last full weekend of every September. That's when the town throws a big party called Marion County Country Ham Days. Rated one of the top festivals in Kentucky, Ham Days brings over 50,000 people to Lebanon. For more info, please see:

Guests may enjoy breakfast in the formal dining room, on the gallery, on the patio overlooking the gardens, or in the room.

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Lebanon is located on U.S. 68 an hour's drive southwest of Lexington.

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Myrtledene Bed & Breakfast is a member of the following associations:
   Bed & Breakfast Association of Kentucky
   Lebanon/Marion County Chamber of Commerce

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Myrtledene Bed & Breakfast
370 North Spalding Avenue
Lebanon, Kentucky   40033
(270) 692-2223

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