Plush, modern accommodations for up to 8 guests Lighted bar Maker's Mark Exterior of the Samuels House Whiskey parlor Margie Samuels Historical architecture combines with modern touches Steeped in American history Relax after a day on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Stained glass window


Included in each guest stay is an INCREDIBLE opportunity to learn about the Samuels legacy directly from the family themselves. Call and speak with our Guest Manager, Missy Hillock, for all the details. Missy is a 9-year hospitality and industry expert – not to mention a 25-year bourbon drinker. She can provide details on this and other VIP experiences, making your stay one you’ll remember for a lifetime.


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Enjoy the Ultimate Kentucky Getaway

Premium vacation lodging steeped in bourbon legacy and American history – Welcome to the Samuels House. Owned and operated by the founding family of Maker’s Mark Distillery, you’ll enjoy a one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience an intimate piece of Kentucky bourbon history like an insider. Set amidst two acres fitted with mature oak trees and surrounded by horse pastures, the traditional features of a 200-year-old Federal-style manor home combine with the modern luxury of plush group travel accommodations that were as carefully crafted as the whisky they are known for.

Constructed circa 1820 by John Samuels, son of Robert Samuels - who made whisky for George Washington's troops in the Revolutionary War - the property remained in family hands until the 1950s. Now, under the ownership of Robert's namesake, Rob Samuels, an eighth-generation whisky maker and Managing Director of Maker's Mark, you're invited to visit this beautifully preserved home that has played such a significant role in the Samuels family history.

Today, the home has been meticulously prepared to provide discerning travelers exclusive access to the very heart of this rich bourbon heritage. You’ll find beautifully appointed spaces peppered with dozens of personal family artifacts never displayed before. Where else can you see the deep fryer that Margie Samuels used to perfect the iconic Maker’s Mark red wax seal? It’s here. And so much more. Come live the Samuels family legacy – and make a little history of your own while you’re here.

Located in the heart of the Bluegrass State near Bardstown, KY, you’ll explore the unrivaled history, scenic natural beauty, and the birthplace of America’s native spirit. Dubbed the “Bourbon Capital of the World’, explore the Kentucky Bourbon Trail with over two dozen unique distilleries within a 25-mile radius.

The Samuels House Blog ...

The sun is shining, bourbon is calling, and we get it - you want to go out and explore the numerous whiskey distilleries peppered across our beautiful state of Kentucky. After booking your visit here at The Samuels House, you'll want to hit the ground running in planning all the fun. In light of pre- & post-COVID changes & restrictions, here's what you should know for planning...

The Samuels House takes every opportunity to create and execute pro-environmental practices. We love our earth and do our part to take care of it. Our environmental initiatives include:

  • Eco-friendly cleaning products (Norwex)
  • Recycling program
  • Towel and linen conservation program
  • Regenerative cocktail garden
  • Reduction of disposable plastic
  • Water conservation efforts
  • Energy efficient equipment


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