Experience The Historical Elegance of The Belle Louise Historic Guest House

This Italianate mansion was built in 1879 with remnants of its 1860 predecessor as part of the design. Lovingly brought back to its former glory, the home maintains the splendor of the past with period décor inner twined with a classic contemporary touch. 

Comfortable and Spacious Rooms

The Belle Louise Historic Guest House offers a variety of accomodations and unique spaces to host small gatherings of your friends and family.

Stay and Experience Paducah

The Belle Louise is conveniently located just a few blocks from the National Quilt Museum, the Greenway Trail, the Riverfront and Paducah’s commercial historic district, which enhances your visit with unique boutiques, craft breweries, premier dining choices, art galleries and entertainment.

 The Belle Louise Guest House in the heart of Paducah’s Lowertown District

Looking for a distinct lodging experience but a bit like home, this Italianate mansion built in 1879 is waiting for you. Lovingly brought back to its former glory the home maintains the splendor of the past with period décor inner twined with a classic contemporary touch. The Belle Louise Guest House is in the Historic Lower Town Arts District which is one of Paducah’s oldest neighborhoods and home of the renowned Artist Relocation Program which helped revitalize the historic architecture and develop a creative class of artists, small businesses and beautiful streetscapes. The Belle Louise is also conveniently located just a few blocks from the National Quilt Museum, the Greenway Trail, the Riverfront and Paducah’s commercial historic district which enhances your visit with unique boutiques, craft breweries, premier dining choices, art galleries and entertainment.

The Historic Belle Louise Bed & Breakfast Paducah, KY

 Belle Louise Highlights

  • Five (5) distinctive guest rooms in the main house.
  • Three (3) King Suites and one (1) Queen Suite and one (1) double Queen available. See a description of each in the section below.
  • In our dining room or on one of our outside patios, we serve a continental breakfast on weekdays from 7:30 am – 9:30 am. This consists of a selection of specialty pastries, croissants, muffins and quiche from our local artisan bakeries. In addition, we offer yogurt, granola, fresh fruit, juices, teas, and coffee.
  • On weekends and holidays we prepare a delightful specialty breakfast, times and menus are posted each day in the dining room.
  • The Belle Louise offers several unique spaces to accommodate small gatherings of your friends and family. For an intimate setting, sit by the fire and enjoy the romance of our private Victorian parlor. Or gather in the spacious and elegant Great Room which showcases Corinthian columns and majestic chandeliers draped with hundreds of glass teardrop crystals suspended from filigreed antique crowns.  Whether it is a rehearsal dinner, corporate meeting, bridal shower, anniversary party, or any reason to celebrate, our unforgettable surroundings are the perfect atmosphere to create memorable experiences.
  • All rooms offer free in-room wifi.
  • Flat screen tv with cable and movie channels.
The Historic Belle Louise Bed & Breakfast Paducah, K

Centuries Room

First Floor Double Queen Suite

The Centuries Room is a double queen suite located on the first floor. It features a private porch, small courtyard garden and private bath with walk-in shower. This room acquired its name during our investigative phase of demolition on the project which uncovered three centuries of exposed exterior brick walls ranging from 1860 to the present.  The room is the perfect mix of contemporary and historic with two black iron queen-size beds, sitting area with rosewood table and chairs, full closet and local art pieces.  Looking for a room with lots of space?  The Centuries Room is perfect for you.  Go to BOOK NOW to check rates and availability.

The Historic Belle Louise Bed & Breakfast Paducah, K

Sallie Abigail Room

Second Floor Queen Suite

Step back into the Victorian Era, with this very special room. Located at the front of the home with full bay windows and front porch view of the gas lantern. The room is named for the wife of Lt. Colonel Daniel Fraser who built the home in 1879. Furnished in true Victorian fashion, it features delicate rose wallpaper, an antique Queen-size bed with a marble top side table, high back chairs and full armoire. This room has a private bath located just a few steps from your door, in the second floor main hall. It features a beautiful clawfoot tub with customized rain shower head. Access to the suspended balcony is available to guests. Go to BOOK NOW to check rates and availability.

The Historic Belle Louise Bed & Breakfast Paducah, K

The Queen Bee

Second Floor King Suite

Looking out over Sixth Street with a fun view of the LowerTown Neighborhood, this room features a king-size sleigh bed and sitting area.  The name was chosen due to a resident bee hive located in the old capital of the front porch column outside the window. A local beekeeper gently moved the hive saving approximately 30,000 honey bees. We not only save historic architecture but our wonderful honey bee population too. Our Belle Louise honey is available for purchase. This room has a private bath located just a few steps from your door, in the second floor main hall. Access to the suspended balcony is available to guests. Go to BOOK NOW to check rates and availability.

The Historic Belle Louise Bed & Breakfast Paducah, K

The Belle Suite

Second Floor King Suite

Our Belle Suite is a private spacious unique room decorated in rich Westchester gray tones and bright white accents. It features a grand four-poster king size bed, sitting area, and a full ensuite bath with custom tile walk-in shower and stunning clawfoot tub. Guests also get to enjoy the stars and fresh air with their own private oversized 2nd floor deck complete with cozy patio furniture and gas firepit. Go to BOOK NOW to check rates and availability.

Belle Louise Master Suite

The Master Suite

First Floor King Suite


The Master is located on the northside of the home in the original Antebellum portion of the house. It features a four-poster canopy bed with spacious sitting area, private patio and ensuite bath with custom tile walk-shower and clawfoot tub. Go to BOOK NOW to check rates and availability.

The Historic Belle Louise Bed & Breakfast Paducah, KY

Having A Special Event?

Reserve The Entire House!


Come enjoy the luxury of the your own Italianate home for those special gatherings of family and friends! The Belle Louise Historic Guest House is available to groups for rental. It includes five guest rooms, four and half bathrooms, all the common spaces  including the grand front porch, balconies,  and private decks. The kitchen is also available to guests to use for an additional fee. Private Free parking is available. The maximum capacity is twelve. Please call to check availability and to let us assist with your special stay.

Our Online Reviews

See what our guests have to say about their stay at The Belle Louise 

Erin DruryErin Drury
20:29 10 Sep 23
Absolute hidden gem of a place! Beautiful. Cozy. Hospitality was amazing. Highly recommend!
We spent a long weekend at the Belle Louise. The location to historic downtown Paducah is very convenient. The house has been lovingly and beautifully restored and our room was so comfortable. The food was outstanding and we loved the opportunity to visit with Melinda & Cary and hear their story.
Melissa BrooksMelissa Brooks
00:33 05 Sep 23
Belle Louise is Fabulous ! hosts are great !! Beautiful, clean and perfect for our trip.
Matthew NagiMatthew Nagi
02:39 22 Aug 23
This is the nicest B&B we've ever stayed in. Clean. Beautifully restored. Comfortable bed. Spacious room. Breakfast was fabulous. Can't say enough good things
Philip A (Phil)Philip A (Phil)
15:53 18 Aug 23
Wonderful bed breakfast. Located just a few blocks from the Paducah flood wall murals, the national quilt museum, and dining. The bed and breakfast room was spacious, quiet, and comfortable. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Next time I'm in Paducah, I'll stay there.
Dan McLaughlinDan McLaughlin
14:03 01 Aug 23
We stayed in the Master and it was absolutely lovely. Location was also excellent. Would definitely stay again if we make it back to Paducah.
Gwen MaurerGwen Maurer
19:23 22 Jul 23
Melinda and Cary are great hosts, and the house is gorgeous inside and out! It's redone so well and the history so interesting, and no detail left undone. It's extremely clean and comfortable. Can't say enough! Don't miss an opportunity to stay here and meet your gracious hosts.... And terrific food!!! Great location too!
Wes ReidWes Reid
17:24 02 Jun 23
We stayed at the Belle twice...once on our way to see family and once on our return trip. Let me just say that we were so impressed with our outbound visit that we changed our return date just so we could stay the second time.We stayed in two different rooms and both were exceptionally clean, comfortable and beautifully appointed...the beds are so comfortable and the bathrooms luxurious.The owners are also a delight. In addition to the great work on the Belle, they're both warm and loving people and made us both feel completely welcome. They tell delightful stories about the Belle and their experiences in restoring the property.We have already made plans to stay with them next May and are also considering a visit over the holidays. If it was this beautiful in the spring we can't imagine what it might look like at Christmas!
Neil NixNeil Nix
00:43 20 Apr 23
My wife and I stayed in The Belle Suite, we both loved it!!...I've chalked up some brownie points! This room is amazing! The hosts Cary and Melinda are absolutely wonderful, it's easy to tell they love what they do! I'm so looking forward to going back for another stay. Downtown Paducah offers lots to do and eat all within an easy walk.
Mara Louise AthertonMara Louise Atherton
02:36 08 Mar 23
I visited the Belle Louise and was blown away by the charm of the hotel. This was my first real taste of Southern Hospitality --and I'm hooked! I can't wait to go back! The rooms were gorgeous, the food and conversation was delightful. Our hosts Melinda and Carey were fantastic. Our stay there was one of the highlights of our trip! I hope to visit again regularly.
Allie CaldwellAllie Caldwell
01:30 09 Jan 23
My husband and I stayed in the Centuries Room and I cannot say enough wonderful things about our stay. The room and entire space was spotless. The owners were so friendly and kind and made sure we were comfortable, for the duration of our stay. It is in a perfect downtown location. On our stay, it started to snow a little, and our room is connected to a little outdoor patio, where it looked like an old winter wonderland cityscape scene. It was absolutely beautiful!! ❄️ the location is perfect, close to many great restaurants, and activities. My husband and I will 100% make this an annual tradition to stay here even though we live very close to the hotel. We love it for a weekend getaway. I drink out of my belle louis coffee mug often, and appreciate their outstanding hospitality. Five stars ⭐️
Jamie NelsonJamie Nelson
20:12 08 Jan 23
Our stays at The Belle Louise have been great ! We have stayed in the Master King Suite which is beautiful but also a Queen Suite which is so charming. Melinda and Cary are the best hosts and really make you feel welcome and special. Melinda cooks the best breakfasts. You can see the love and passion in both Melinda and Cary's eyes when they tell you how they restored The Belle. This is an amazing story and truly a labor of love. Thank you for all you did and continue to do so we and others can enjoy. We love you so !
Mitch YergertMitch Yergert
03:26 05 Jan 23
We were so excited to stay in the Belle Louise and it didn’t disappoint. Melinda and Cary are incredible hosts. They have addressed every detail. We were there at Christmas and the house was decorated festively. The master suite with its en-suite bathroom was an ideal retreat. On top of it all the food was delicious. We highly recommend The Belle if you are in Paducah.
E MarshallE Marshall
15:11 23 Nov 22
The Belle Louise Historic Guest House was absolutely lovely. Melinda and Cary couldn't have been warmer and more welcoming. We loved hearing about the history of the house and the renovations. The entire house was tastefully decorated and spotless. The Christmas decorations were spectacular. Our rooms were large and comfortable. Breakfasts were tasty and filling. I highly recommend a stay at The Belle Louise if you are in Paducah.
Mary SliwaMary Sliwa
15:28 01 Nov 22
The history and charm of the Bella Louise is made possible by Melinda and Cary. Their passion to host and bring this beautiful property back to life is the gift of good stewards for us all to appreciate and enjoy. Rooms are lovely. The whole atmosphere is exquisite. We booked another stay before we left.
Diane McCarthyDiane McCarthy
02:42 27 Oct 22
The Belle Louise is a charmer. From the beautifully maintained house and rooms, original windows and crystal chandeliers, it is a wonderful piece of history. The rooms are large, the bed so comfortable and a grand bathroom in our suite.Since we were there during the week day, a "continental" breakfast was served. It consisted of coffee, a yummy quiche, a scone and fresh fruit.The owners are warm and obviously love the Belle Louise. If you are interested in architecture and history, like we are, see if you can carve out a little time to talk about the house.Visit Frenchtown Station and Slim's Mercantile and have dinner at the Freight House. A wonderful visit!!
Pamela PerilloPamela Perillo
21:25 17 Oct 22
Our room was beautiful and comfortable. Our hosts were wonderful and went above and beyond to make sure our stay was enjoyable. Breakfast was delicious. And we were within walking distance of historic downtown Paducah. Just a really great weekend!
Eileen RosslerEileen Rossler
12:06 18 Jun 22
This historic house, with it's very welcoming hosts is a destination in itself! The rooms are beautifully appointed with comfortable beds, ceiling fans, sitting spaces and porches. The bathrooms are a treat with tiled showers and soaking tubs. Breakfast is delicious and plentiful, and, the hosts keep homemade cookies available for an afternoon/evening treat.The location is central to the Quilt Museum and market area, as well as, the mural wall and wonderful restaurants. We will be back!

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General Particulars & Policies


  • For the comfort of guests, the house is non-smoking. 
  • Advance reservations are recommended. 
  • Check-in hours are from 4-6 p.m. For arrivals after 6 p.m., we ask that advance arrangements be made. To provide peace and quiet for other guests and personalized service, check-ins are discouraged past 9 p.m. Early check-ins are discouraged in order to prepare suites for guest comfort and housekeeping. Please call to check on exceptions. 
  • Check-out time is 11 a.m. on the morning of departure. 
  • Room rates are based on double occupancy per night. Continental breakfast is included with your stay. Kentucky Sales tax and hotel occupancy tax will be added to the room rates. 

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