About Us

Colonel Michael Masters,
“Kentucky Bourbon Master”


Kentucky Colonel Michael Masters, “The Kentucky Bourbon Master” is the author of Hospitality Kentucky Style, Kentucky Story, the autobiography of Colonel Michael Masters in 103 short stories.

The Colonel is a frequent keynote speaker on Kentucky hospitality, Kentucky history, Kentucky heritage, Kentucky hospitality and Kentucky Fine Foods and Spirits. His public speaking engagements have taken him across America telling the Kentucky story.

The Colonel attended the University of Kentucky, Bellarmine University and he has several degrees from the University of Louisville. The Colonel has a broad interest in early American and Kentucky history and genealogy. His ancestors are some of the initial American colonists in early 1600 in Maryland and Virginia and his ancestors are the founding Kentucky pioneers 1774-1780 at Boonesborough, Bryan’s Station, Lexington and Bardstown. The Colonel’s ancestors, the Beall’s, Boone’s and Bryan’s, are the legendary historic figures in the early settlement of Kentucky.


Margaret Sue Masters, “The Kentucky Hostess”

Margaret Sue

Margaret Sue Masters,
“The Kentucky Hostess”

Margaret Sue Masters, “The Kentucky Hostess” is a renowned Kentucky hostess and caterer, her Southern manners and ways, simply elegant. Margaret Sue is the author of The Kentucky Cooking That Has Made Me Famous. Margaret Sue presides over the Kentucky Bourbon Cooking School. Her cooking demonstrations and cooking classes have entertained scores of Kentucky touring groups, convention groups and association meetings.

Margaret Sue has several degrees from the University of Kentucky. She is active in buying, restoring and furnishing old Kentucky houses and commercial buildings from the pioneer and ante-bellum period of Kentucky history. Margaret Sue’s interior design work in the old Kentucky houses she has restored has brought her recognition from preservationists with an interest in saving post Revolutionary War and Federalist architecture. Margaret Sue is descended from the initial English colonists to America in Massachusetts and Virginia and the founding pioneers of Kentucky.

Margaret Sue has restored and furnished McManus House circa 1797-1820 her Bardstown home; Kentucky Bourbon House located at Chapeze House in Bardstown, Kentucky circa 1787; Millstone Cottage circa 1850; Pioneer Park Cottage circa 1851; John Fitch Cottage circa 1830; Bourbon Cottage circa 1905; and Elmwood Mansion circa 1856.



About The Colonel and Margaret Sue

The Colonel and Margaret Sue

The Colonel and Margaret Sue

Nobody knows Kentucky hospitality better than The Colonel and Margaret Sue. They know Kentucky history, heritage, fine food and spirits. And without question they know the fun places to go and do.

The Colonel and Margaret Sue are the subject of numerous newspaper and magazine articles. This famous couple were guests on scores of television shows and they have been featured on nationally syndicated television:

  • Food Network with Paula Deen
    “Southern Barbeque” at The Colonel’s Barbeque
  • Fine Living Channel with Kevin Brauch
    “Thirsty Traveler at Elmwood Mansion
  • Travel Channel with Mark DeCarlo
    “Taste of America at Chapeze House


Email us at: info@kentuckyshomeforbourbon.com

Call us at: 502-507-8338

Kentucky Bourbon House – Colonel’s Cottage Inns

1(502) 507-8338



107 E. Stephan Foster Ave.

Bardstown, Kentucky 40004

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The Colonel's Bourbon University

Come Stay With Us

The Kentucky Bourbon House – Colonel’s Cottage Inns are private cottages and suites that enable you to feel at home while staying at the ”Most Beautiful Small Town in America.” All these properties are located downtown, walking distance to shops, restaurants, historic attractions, and nightlife! 

Experience our Kentucky hospitality while staying at our cottages and suites while touring the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.

We offer Bourbon University, Bourbon Mixology, and Bourbon Connoisseur classes by reservation.

We also offer simple wedding packages at the Kentucky Bourbon House.

Come be our guest!

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