Without a hotel to service the needs of First Southern Bancorp and its affiliates, our house became a bed and breakfast of sorts. As the company grew, so did our need for more ways to provide for the business associates, guests, and ministry partners that came our way. In 2004, we decided to marry two of our passions by preserving a large old house in downtown Stanford and using it as a guest house. We themed the rooms after places we loved. It became so popular, we decided to renovate four more historic houses on Mill Street and open the guest houses to the public for nightly stay.
By naming the four Mill Street houses after pioneers who settled our area, we combined a love of Kentucky history with preservation and hospitality.
As the need for single rooms grew, our team renovated the old St. Asaph hotel building, keeping the original size of the rooms in order to provide a modern experience in a historic setting.
Garlan Vanhook served as architect on all the Wilderness Road projects and many talented crafts people contributed their time and talents.
We hope you enjoy your stay in our quaint town, refreshed and renewed for the journey.