Willis Graves B&B

About the B&B

Our History

Burlington KY, originally founded as Craig’s Camp in 1799, was renamed Wilmington in 1800. Around 1816, it changed it’s name to Burlington and became the county seat of Boone County, Kentucky.

At that time a gentleman named Willis Graves was a prominent political figure in county government. He served as county clerk during the new century’s early decades.

Sometime in the 1830s he built our attractive Federal Brick home that featured Flemish Bond brickwork and Federal style mantels. This was the future home of Burlington’s Willis Graves Bed & Breakfast.

Burlington KY, originally founded as Craig’s Camp in 1799, was renamed Wilmington in 1800. Around 1816, it changed it’s name to Burlington and became the county seat of Boone County, Kentucky.

At that time a gentleman named Willis Graves was a prominent political figure in county

government. He served as county clerk during the new century’s early decades.

Sometime in the 1830s he built our attractive Federal Brick home that featured Flemish Bond brickwork and Federal style mantels. This was the future home of Burlington’s Willis Graves Bed & Breakfast.

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Meet the Innkeeper

Get to know Willis Graves & Your Innkeeper, Jennifer

My Goal has always been to preserve the essence of what makes Willis Graves so special while adding my own personal flair. What a privilege to host guests from around the country and indeed from around the world. Or to welcome back friends who have stayed with us before. The Willis Graves tradition continues — there’s but always something new, too!

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