Rose Hill Inn, nestled in downtown Versailles, Kentucky warmly welcomes all guests. Due to its age and the historic character of our 1823 Federal-style inn, which includes Victorian details of architectural significance, for the most part, the Rose Hill Inn property is not naturally wheelchair accessible. Further, we have determined that removal of the existing barriers for complete accessibility is not readily achievable as such removal would threaten and/or destroy the historic significance of those features of the property.
As we continue the process of assessing whether, and if so, where it might be possible to make future alterations to some part of the property in order to eliminate or mitigate an existing accessibility barrier (without threatening or destroying architectural features of historical significance), we intend to plan carefully and consider possible accessibility solutions that would assist us in achieving the highest level of guest accessibility while preserving the features and materials that convey Rose Hill’s historic significance.
In the meantime, to try to assist individuals with varying levels and types of disabilities determine whether Rose Hill Inn is or is not a property that is guest-suitable for he/she/them, we offer the following comments and descriptions of parts of the Rose Hill Inn property – relevant to such an assessment.
The physical barriers of the Rose Hill Inn property include the following:
- Navigation of 6 steps is required to enter the front of the Inn; There are steps at all entrances and no ramp is currently available. There is a side Inn entrance, which requires navigation of only 2 steps, that is is available for those with limited disabilities. This entrance opens to a narrow hallway which can accommodate guests with narrow wheelchairs or walkers. For those requiring a wheelchair, the Inn makes available a back entrance for access into the Inn but it should be noted that getting to the back entrance involves navigation of a natural (bumpy) limestone path.
- Once inside, most doorways and hallways are narrow (approx. 37”) and all rooms have elevated thresholds (between 1’’- 3’’).
- The Library Suite is located on the first floor but requires the navigation of the front entryway (with 6 steps).
- The King, Queen, Woodford, and Hideaway Suites are all located on the 2nd floor; there is no elevator on the property.
- The Rose Hill Cottage is a stand-alone guest house all on the ground level suitable for guests who are able to navigate the pebble-stone walkway to the entrance.
- Bathrooms include either a walk-in or shower/tub combination. All showers and tubs have thresholds (approximately 3’’- 4’’) for entry. Some toilets were installed in tighter spaces and do not have room for wheelchair access.
So that all guests can enjoy the Rose Hill Inn, we work to mitigate barriers so those with disabilities can enjoy our Inn. Although the Inn is not generally wheelchair accessible, we make every effort to accommodate those with limited disabilities. Our side entry requires two steps to enter and we can make arrangements for you to enter through the Inn Keeper’s area, if needed.
- The Library Suite: Nestle into an armchair with a book chosen from the inn’s literary selection within your personal library. This first-floor suite includes hardwood floors, king bed, walk-in shower (approximate 4’’ threshold), and private living room. Requires the navigation of your choice steps into the main Inn.
- The Rose Hill Cottage: Constructed in 1877, the cottage sits just behind Rose Hill Inn. The ground-floor cottage includes both hardwood and tile flooring, a king bed, 48” wide walk-in shower (approximate 4’’ threshold), private living room, screened-in porch and more. The path is a natural pebble-stone pathway.
Our goal is to ensure that anyone who wishes to visit Rose Hill Inn can do so, regardless of their physical abilities. Among the ways we strive to comply with the ADA:
- It is our standard operating procedure that individuals with disabilities be able to make reservations for accessible accommodation during the same hours and in the same manner as individuals who do not need an accessible room.
- We have identified and described accessible features as well as physical barriers with enough detail to allow individuals with disabilities to determine independently whether a given guest room meets their accessibility needs.
- It is our standard operating procedure to ensure that The Library Suite is held for use by individuals with disabilities. However, we protect our client’s right to privacy of disclosure.
- We guarantee that an accessible guest room, once reserved, is held for the reserving customer, and is removed from all reservation systems. We make reasonable efforts with third-party reservation systems (Booking.com, expedia.com, and Airbnb) to ensure that an accessible room is available through at least some of these services and that information concerning the accessibility of the room is included on their reservation platform.
- Guests with service animals will be provided access to all areas of the Inn where members of the public are allowed to go.
For special accommodation needs, please call us directly at (859) 214-2144 so we can help you determine the best guest room to ensure you have a comfortable arrival and enjoyable stay.
We are committed to facilitating the accessibility and usability of this website for all people with disabilities. We will continue implementing the relevant portions of the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Level AA (WCAG 2.0 AA) or other standards as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Periodically, our website is tested with assistive technology. You may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (859) 214-2144 with questions or concerns regarding ADA accessibility issues, including issues accessing the website.