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Forest Retreat

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Overview of Forest Retreat

Forest Retreat

3.0 star property

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry
4179 Maysville Road, Carlisle, KY, 40311

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLake Carnico6 min walk
  • Popular LocationBlue Licks Battlefield State Park10 min drive
  • Popular LocationThe Cane Ridge Meeting House29 min drive

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About this area


Located in Carlisle, Forest Retreat is in a rural area. Blue Licks Battlefield State Park and The Cane Ridge Meeting House are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Lake Carnico and Nannine Clay Wallis Arboretum. Guests appreciate the bed & breakfast's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Lake Carnico - 6 min walk
  • Blue Licks Battlefield State Park - 10 min drive
  • Duncan Tavern Historic Center - 20 min drive
  • Nannine Clay Wallis Arboretum - 21 min drive
  • The Cane Ridge Meeting House - 29 min drive

Getting around

  • Lexington, KY (LEX-Blue Grass) - 53 min drive

About this property

Forest Retreat

3-star bed & breakfast in Carlisle with free breakfast
Along with laundry facilities, this bed & breakfast has a library and wedding services. Free full breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Other amenities include barbecues. All 3 rooms offer ceiling fans, hairdryers and showers.
Forest Retreat offers 3 accommodations with a ceiling fan. Bathrooms include a shower, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily 8:30 AM–9 AM

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities


  • Library

Guest services

  • Laundry facilities
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English


  • BBQ grill(s)


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Ceiling fan


  • Dressing gowns
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower


  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

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Check-in from 4 PM - 7 PM


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards

Property is also known as

Forest Retreat B&B Carlisle
Forest Retreat B&B Carlisle
Forest Retreat B&B
Forest Retreat Carlisle
Bed & breakfast Forest Retreat Carlisle
Carlisle Forest Retreat Bed & breakfast
Bed & breakfast Forest Retreat
Forest Retreat Carlisle
Forest Retreat Bed & breakfast
Forest Retreat Bed & breakfast Carlisle

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 5 out of 6 reviews
5 - Excellent 83%
Rating 4 - Good. 0 out of 6 reviews
4 - Good 0%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 6 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 6 reviews
2 - Poor 17%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 6 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

2/5 Poor

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
We booked the room 2 days prior to our stay. When we got there, they had no record of the booking. We had to have a renter that lived on the property let us in. The trash in our bathroom had not been emptied and there were feminine products in it which was disgusting. This was a bed and breakfast where breakfast was included, but no breakfast was served. The house was nice but it was chilly. Not sure that I would stay there again.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2018

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Needed a night stay in a rather rural area. Very surprised to find this beautiful B&B suggested by Expedia. We had the entire house to ourselves! Wonderful breakfast the next morning. Highly recommend.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2018

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Royal Suites
It was just beautiful and I will recommend it to everyone I know.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2017

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Excellent historical mansion and our stay was fabulous. Service was great and the hostess was fantastic. We will stay at this place in the future.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2017

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Highly Recommend this Historic Hotel
This hotel has so much KY character - history, horses, rolling hill sunsets, local treats and local hospitality. Enjoyed our stay and will be back. The Sofa Bed bed in the Boys Room is truly a sofa bed - not comfortable if needing a good nights sleep or have any back issues - the only downside of our stay. The comfort and hospitality of the rest of the house, the historic stories and landmarks and the quiet, country location makes this a bed and breakfast a new repeat hotel.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2017