Chateau Bourbon Blog

Summer Festival Fun!

Louisville is such a vibrant city, and summertime is when it really shines! Known not only for bourbon and horses, Louisville, Kentucky brings major music festivals, live acts, and national trade shows each year. Nothing says summer like blues music, craft beer, and good ole smoked meats - And June brings the "Blues, Brews, & BBQ Festival" at Louisville's Water Tower Park. July brings the massive "Forecastle Festival" taking place at Waterfront Park as well as the more intimate, Hunter S. Thompson-inspired "Gonzofest" hosted at the downtown Louisville library. Vintage car lovers travel from all over the country for the August "Street Rod Nationals" taking place at the Kentucky Expo Center. One of our most...

It's Kentucky Derby Season!

Brace yourselves, y'all, because our favorite time of year has arrived! We've outlined everything you need to know to have an AMAZING Kentucky Derby season here in Louisville, Kentucky! 

CATCH THE DERBY SPIRIT: The Kentucky Derby Festival officially kicks off with a bang on April 13 with Thunder Over Louisville (the largest annual fireworks extravaganza in North America). The weeks leading up to the Kentucky Derby feature a variety of festivities, including concerts, marathons, hot-air balloon events, the Pegasus Parade, WineFest, BeerFest, Bourbonville and much more. 

FEST-A-VILLE: Returning to the Louisville Waterfront Park for its 12th year, is the ultimate entertainment experience featuring the Wat...

Fall Fun and More!

October is one of our favorite months here at Chateau Bourbon.  Fall brings a variety of things to and enjoy here in the Louisville Kentucky area.  No matter your interests, you will find something special to experience this month.

Kicking things off, the Louder Than Life event offers the ultimate in whiskey, food, and rock and roll.  Headliners include Ozzy Osbourne and Rob Zombie.  The event is September 30 through October 30 at Champions Park on the waterfront.

If arts and crafts shows are on you to-do list, the local area has multiple offerings this month.  The St. James Art Fair is October 6 through October 8.  In the heart of Old Louisville, it features more than 700 fine artists and craftspeople from all over North America.  On the...


Our good friend and neighbor, Jason Black of Artisan Signature Homes, recently asked me to speak about Norton Commons bed-and-breakfast on his weekly podcast series, which covers various aspects of custom home building and business design here in Louisville, KY.

Naturally, when his clients are coming to build or buy homes in Norton Commons, it’s convenient for them to be able to stay right in the neighborhood. So much of our business is driven by word-of-mouth and personal connections we’ve made within the local community, so we really appreciated this chance to speak more about what makes our B&B so unique.


Special $199/night Rate for the Upcoming Inagural Norton Commons Restaurant Week!

In celebration of this first-ever Restaurant Week hosted by our community restaurants, we are offering a special overnight rate of $199/night. Come enjoy a fantastic meal and exceptional accomodations in Louisville's most vibrant walkable community!

Rate applies to all suites during the week of January 23-30, 2017. As always, this includes our bountiful 3-course breakfast, incredible happy hour cocktail & dessert, complimentary guest pantry with snacks and beverages, and unlimited southern hospitality. Book your staycation now and enjoy a wonderful winter getaway complete with all the charm Chateau Bourbon and our n...

Summer Fun!

We are so excited to celebrate our first SUMMER here at Chateau Bourbon! 

As lovers of the season, we delight in providing lots of ways our guests can take advantage of the warm weather and sunshine during their stay. Here are just a few of the ways to celebrate summer at Chateau Bourbon:

  1. TAKE A BIKE RIDE; We have four adorable beach cruisers in a variety of sizes that guests can use during their stay. Peddle around our picturesque neighborhood for exercise or leisure. Bikes are equipped with cup holders, phone holders, and baskets for your convenience. 
Chateau Bourbon Bed & Breakfast now open!

We did it! After much preparation and hard work, Chateau Bourbon officially opened its doors to the community on Wednesday, January 20th.

THE IDEA: Our journey began in August 2014. I had spent the summer observing and reflecting upon the growth of Norton Commons. Several of my neighbors had opened successful businesses in the community that year and I noticed my own entrepreneurial juices started to flow. I kept thinking, “If they can do this, why can’t I?” At the time, I was successfully employed as a developmental psychologist, but things were changing in the organization where I was employ...