Classic Kentucky charm Warm, authentic hospitality In the heart of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail 3-course, bourbon-infused breakfasts Nightly "Sips & Sweets" Happy Hour Cozy, inviting spaces Passionate owner/innkeepers A bourbon lover's dream

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Welcome To Chateau Bourbon

Specializing in comfort with a splash of bourbon

Experience Kentucky's #1 Rated Bed & Breakfast

Whether you’re stamping your Kentucky Bourbon Trail passport at area bourbon distilleries, placing a winning wager at historic Churchill Downs, dining at our nationally-recognized restaurants, or exploring the majesty of thoroughbred horse country, Chateau Bourbon is the perfect home-base for your Kentucky adventure. Located in the heart of Norton Commons, Louisville’s most unique, walkable 'newurbanist' community, you can enjoy the city's top dining and shopping on foot, just beyond our doorstep. Just 12 miles from downtown Louisville, Kentucky - you’re only minutes from everything the big city has to offer.

At Chateau Bourbon you can expect genuine hospitality, impeccable attention to detail and down-home southern charm. Taking standards from traditional 5-star hotels and adding our personal touches, Chateau Bourbon delivers an unforgettable guest experience. We strive to provide an elegant yet fun setting and welcoming atmosphere. Leave your stuffiness at the door and let us show you what southern hospitality is all about! With a cocktail in hand, come sit on our porch and let your worries fall by the wayside. 

We LOVE bourbon - do you?! Whether you’re a bourbon newbie or a self-proclaimed bourbon nerd, we’ve got the experience you’re looking for. Let us share our passion for "America's native spirit" with you. Whether it’s discussing the distilling process, recommending a cocktail recipe, or sharing a tasting book, you’ll enrich your knowledge by experiencing the tradition of Kentucky bourbon like a local.

Bourbon Blog

Bourbon, music, art, beer, and pride collide this summer in Louisville with dozens of concerts, festivals and events planned in Bourbon City. Here are some of the area's biggest and most anticipated events for summer 2023.

Visiting Louisville this summer? You're in LUCK! Kentucky is certainly all about the BOURBON, but there's so much more to offer - music, culture, art, beer, and pride collide this summer in Louisville with dozens of concerts, festivals and events planned in Bourbon City. Here are some of the area's biggest and most anticipated events for 2022.

In Louisville, we turn the "Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports" into a month-long celebration of special events, distinct culinary traditions, and of course... Bourbon. In fact, the city celebrates the iconic Derby cocktail for 30 entire days with Mint Julep Month every...

Lucky for us locals, many Louisville restaurants could be considered full-on whiskey bars in most cities with at least 20 different varieties behind the bar - but in Bourbon City, it takes at least 60 to be part of the popular Urban Bourbon Trail®. Add to that the several distilleries that are now...


Kentucky Bourbon TrailCertified Tourism AmbassadorLouisvilleSelect RegistryStave and Thief Society

Awards & Reviews

Best of Prospect Best of Prospect 2017-2018
Best of Prospect 2016
Bourbon Review USA Today Readers Choice Award
Trip Advisor 2020 travelers' choice award Trip Advisor 2021 travelers' choice award
TripAdvisor Excellence Award 2018


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In the Media

Kentucky is the Napa Valley of Bourbon

Also located on Louisville’s East Side, Chateau Bourbon is a bed-and-breakfast in Norton Commons. Missy and John Hillock will get your day of bourbon touring off to a proper start with a three-course, Southern-style breakfast that includes a bowl of bourbon granola (drunken cherries are involved), and welcomes you back in the afternoon for cocktail hour. Customized bourbon tastings are available, too.

Big Things are Happening in Bourbon City - Louisville

Visitors can rest overnight at night at a variety of Bourbon-themed hotels and accommodations.

10 Amazing Stops to Make on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail

Today, the Kentucky Bourbon Trail is a bourbon lover’s dream.  In total, there are 38 distilleries along the trail, which spans 70 miles.  There’s something for everyone along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, too, including tours, tastings, activities, big-city nightlife, charming towns, rural countryside, and other more. 

These 9 B&Bs in Louisville are Perfect for a Getaway

The Chateau Bourbon B&B is an adorable bourbon-themed bed and breakfast in Louisville. You'll love the cute decor and bourbon accents found all over the interior, such as the sink made from a bourbon barrel and Maker's Mark soap dispenser!

Ten Best Kentucky Bourbon Distilleries to Visit

Did you know that 95% of the world’s bourbon is produced right here in the state of Kentucky? This spirit has long been a part of the Bluegrass State’s history, but Kentucky Bourbon has been considered an indigenous product to the United States since 1964. 

Best Places to Stay in Bourbon Country

This charming bed and breakfast sits only 10 miles from downtown Louisville, getting you out of the hustle of the city while still offering you the option to get downtown and dine at some of the best restaurants in the state. 

The Coziest B&B in Kentucky

Have you ever had the thought that you just need one night away to rest and relax? It’s probably fair to say that most have dreamed about this idyllic getaway and maybe you’ve even been lucky enough to enjoy some time away at a cozy bed and breakfast in Kentucky. But if this experience is still on your list of things to try, then you’ll definitely want to consider Chateau Bourbon in Louisville.

From Psychologist to Hostess: A B&B Owner Creates a KY Experience

One morning during her vacation in 2007, Missy Hillock awakened to a spectacular coastal view of Ireland at a bed and breakfast — and had a revelation. “I thought, ‘What a way to live,” Missy says. “To be able to host and make breakfast for people who are so delighted to be there. They get to share an experience of their town and their community in such an intimate way. That’s the day I decided that one day I would open my own bed and breakfast.”  

Tastes and Tips for a Bourbon Backyard BBQ

t’s going to be a great summer for outdoor get-togethers. We’re all ready to set up our tables, fire up the grill and string some lights to create an inviting atmosphere for family and friends to gather and celebrate. With that in mind, we bring you a few ideas to plan your backyard barbecue, with bourbon—an adult beverage that’s all the buzz right now playing a starring role.

Southern Charm

Bourbon has become more than a hobby for me, it’s one of my passions. For the most part, my significant other is more than understanding, but I have been known to push my boundaries. I wanted to combine my love for whiskey with a way to show my love for my wife. Chateau Bourbon Luxury Bed and Breakfast was the answer. Chateau Bourbon provides a one-of-a-kind pampered experience that all guests are sure to enjoy. 

Louisville Weekend Guide

When I chose Louisville as one of my destinations, I had a lot of people ask me… why Kentucky? What is there to do there? Um, well let me be the first to tell you… TONS! I spent 3 nights exploring the Louisville area and we went non-stop the entire time. 

Lauren & Nate's Intimate and Unique Wedding

Photos of the wedding at Chateau Bourbon in Louisville, Kentucky.

8 Unique Places to Stay in Louisville

Chateau Bourbon is another really cool place to stay in Louisville. As you could guess by the name, this place is bourbon themed and has hidden hints of it all over the rooms. 

Louisville Chefs Weigh in on Best and Worst Thanksgiving Sides

After 40 years of Thanksgivings, I still can't bring myself to eat a marshmallow-topped sweet potato dish," chef Missy Hillock of Chateau Bourbon B&B, 10630 Meeting St., in Prospect said. "Made-from-scratch sweet potato casserole has become my absolute favorite Thanksgiving side, and it's my go-to to bring to the family gathering each year. I make enough to serve 75 people.

Chateau Bourbon: The Epitome of Southern Hospitality

Tucked away in the Norton Commons development just northeast of downtown Louisville, you will find the most luxurious bed and breakfast you could imagine.

The Best Things to Do in Louisville KY this Weekend

When I arrived at Chateau Bourbon I was greeted by Missy the owner of Chateau Bourbon and immediately I felt like I was apart of the family and not just another guest they “had” to deal with for a few days. Chateau Bourbon reflects the rich heritage and Southern gentility that have made Louisville a hot spot for bourbon drinkers, equestrians and Derby Day revelers.

Family-Friendly Memorial Day Recipes

CHATEAU BOURBON SOUR recipe by Missy Hillock, Owner/Innkeeper

Susan & Kevin - Married!

This beautiful lady came into the shop + it didn't take long at all for her to find the perfect dress.  We knew she would be stunning on her wedding day and then she went and added a fantastic wedding team!

Comfort with a Splash of Bourbon at the Chateau Bourbon Luxury B&B in Louisville

The first thing I saw walking into my suite at Chateau Bourbon Luxury B&B is a pillow inscribed with the quote, “I dream of shiplap walls, chippy paint, subway tile, farmhouse sinks and barn doors.” I grew up in Avon when it was more farms than box stores, and back then I couldn’t wait to get to the big city. But little by little, I’m realizing that that I do dream of shiplap walls and farmhouse sinks! Don’t get me wrong – I still love the energy of cities – but after a few days, I’ve had my fill.

Kelly & Brian's Bed and Breakfast Engagement

Kelly and Brian got engaged at this gorgeous bed and breakfast so we brought their engagement session back to where it became official! Love the cocktails, patio swings and quaint Norton Commons neighborhood. We think more couples should make their sessions a true date night experience!

Bourbon City's Top Accolades for 2021

Louisville closed out the year on a high note, landing on Travel + Leisure’s prestigious list of the “50 Best Places to Travel in 2022.” Over the past 12 months, Louisville has also been recognized as a seasonal stop by Condé Nast Traveler as a “Best Place to Travel in May,” Lonely Planet’s “Best Places to See Fall Colors in the U.S.,” and an additional nod from Travel + Leisure as “America’s Best Cities for Winter Travel.”

If You Stay in Only One Kentucky B&B This Year, Make it This One

If you want to pick an overnight destination this year where you will absolutely feel spoiled, then Chateau Bourbon is exactly what you're looking for.

Chateau Bourbon is a Dream Home Away from Home

John and Missy Hillock, together with Missy’s mother, Carol Thomas, have created a unique place to share their love of bourbon and travel by opening Chateau Bourbon, a bed and breakfast in the thriving Norton Commons neighborhood. 

Six B&Bs Where Breakfast is the Star Attraction

The innkeeper serves a three-course breakfast of granola and jams infused with bourbon (for flavor, not buzz), along with Southern classics such as cast-iron skillet egg scrambles, country ham on buttermilk biscuits, and bourbon bread pudding. 

Beyond the Barrel: Becoming a Bourbon Believer in Louisville

There are more bourbon barrels aging right now in Kentucky than there are residents. And no wonder – the Bluegrass State proudly produces 95 percent of the world’s bourbon supply. Louisville – aka ‘Bourbon City’ – goes beyond the barrel to serve up distillery experiences, tours, classes, tastings, events and lots of cocktails. 

Where to Stay in Louisville

Just seven miles upstream from the center of Louisville, in Prospect, Kentucky, the Chateau Bourbon continues the whiskey-themed hospitality in a newly constructed house in the Norton Commons neighborhood. With one suite on the ground floor and three on the second, there's plenty of privacy, and a load of outdoor porching-with-a-cocktail to be done, Kentucky-style. 

Sweet Amber Dreams: 7 Places in Kentucky to Eat, Sleep and Drink Bourbon

This inn offers “comfort with a splash of bourbon.” For starters, your accommodation will be in one of four suites - Reserve, Single Barrel, Angel’s Share and Stillhouse (how can you have anything but pleasant dreams?)

Bourbon Legends: These Kentucky Inns Offer a Taste of History Along With the Famous Drink

Bourbon lovers never seem to get enough of Kentucky’s signature beverage. Not only do they want to drink it, but also eat and now, sleep it. First, it was restaurants that made bourbon an essential part of cooking, and now it appears that bourbon also makes for a good night’s sleep.

The Coziest B&B In Kentucky Where You’ll Leave Refreshed After An Overnight Stay

Have you ever had the thought that you just need one night away to rest and relax? It’s probably fair to say that most have dreamed about this idyllic getaway and maybe you’ve even been lucky enough to enjoy some time away at a cozy bed and breakfast in Kentucky. But if this experience is still on your list of things to try, then you’ll definitely want to consider Chateau Bourbon in Louisville. This gorgeous bed and breakfast is in the heart of the Norton Commons neighborhood and is a lovely option for an overnight stay that will leave you feeling refreshed.


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We are a 100% chemical-free and allergen-free property. We use all-natural, eco-friendly cleaning mixtures primarily consisting of water and ingredients such as vinegar and baking soda. We also use Norwex cleaning products throughout the inn. The global mission of Norwex is to “Improve quality of life by radically reducing the number of chemicals in the home.”