New boutique motel opens in Bardstown, bringing ‘nostalgia’ to bourbon country

BARDSTOWN, Ky. (WDRB) — People long for the Great American road trip, and the Bardstown Motor Lodge is here for it.

Directly across from my Old Kentucky Home in Bardstown, the 70-year-old former Parkview Motel was recently purchased by Weyland Ventures and redone by Louisville-based Common Bond Hotel Collection, its 35 rooms now mid-century modern pops of color.

Carrie Osting, enjoying a staycation from Louisville this week, loved the unique spot in Bardstown.

“We like it. It’s cool. I like that it’s private, quaint. It’s different,” Osting said. We just decided ‘Hey, let’s find something new we haven’t done.’ I am not sure which one of us found this, but it was just something we stumbled upon and thought, ‘Hey, we’ll go to Bardstown.”

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