Have you ever wondered what the letters “L” & “N” represent in our name?
For years, guests’ have chosen words such as, “Likeable” and “Nice,” to describe our innkeepers, Norris and Mary Elizabeth Priest who exude southern hospitality and love to share it freely with others. Whether you’re a weekend visitor or a weekday business traveler we promise a welcoming, warm and comfortable bed and breakfast experience.
Others have used terms like “Local” and “Nearby,” since our address is on beautiful Main Street in historic downtown Henderson, Kentucky. We’re just 2 hours northwest of Nashville, TN, and 120 miles west of Louisville, KY making it an easy ride from just about anywhere. We’re also close to lots of activities and adventures, you can choose on your next visit like exploring one of our many hiking trails inside John James Audubon State Park or touring one of our local wineries. There’s an exciting adventure waiting for you just around the corner from the L & N Bed and Breakfast.
Maybe you’re just looking for a get-a-way adventure that’s “Leisurely” and “Neighborly,” at a friendly, clean inn. Stroll the lantern-lit sidewalks of our award-winning community and you’ll see Main Street mansions and one-of-a-kind downtown shops with welcoming store owners. Sip freshly roasted coffee at Planter’s Cafe and Coffee Bar, before shopping for a smart new pair of Wilkerson’s or Simon’s shoes. Maybe you’re in the market for that perfect new piece of furniture, if so, Alles Brothers, a downtown landmark for over 100 years is where you might just find it.
The L & N is “Lovely” and “Nostalgic” and can also be “Lackadaisical” and “Nonchalant” if you’re just needing to unplug and unwind. However, you choose to describe your experience the L & N Bed and Breakfast is adjacent to the “Louisville” & “Nashville” Railroad tracks, the historic inn’s true namesake. These active steel railways carry more than 50 trains a day alongside the inn. If you happen to be a train aficionado, then we’re a must-see destination with train memorabilia throughout the house.
Let us open the door and invite you to step back in history to a time when railroad commerce carried passengers to Henderson, KY to experience all that our historic river town has to offer. From music festivals to museums, wineries to window shopping, horse racing, boating, and unique restaurants, they’re all here waiting to be a part of your next L & N adventure. Come be our guest at the L & N Bed and Breakfast where exciting adventures begin with an exceptional inn experience.
-originally posted March 1, 2017