Our family has been welcoming guests to Kentucky for at least four generations. Great Grandpa McCowan provided free hospitality to travelers back in the 1920's. Lou and Conrad Handy opened the Handy Motel in 1954 and the family has owned and operated six hotels since.
We know that service is extremely important, and we are very proud of our staff. Clean, well kept accommodations at a fair price is why our hotels consistently rank in the top 5% of all Hampton Inns' world wide, and our Heritage Inn and Suites won the "Hotel of the Year Award."
Some of our guests have been 41st President George H.W. Bush, Baseball Commissioner, and Kentucky Governor, A.B. "Happy" Chandler; Actors: Walter Matthau, Burt Lancaster, Fess Parker "Davy Crockett", Duncan Renaldo "The Cisco Kid"; Artists: Thomas Hart Benton; Musicians: Charlie Pride, George Jones, Ray Charles and others; Anita Madden, Jeff Gordon, comedian and cousin Carl Hurley to name a few.
One thing for sure, you don't have to be famous to be treated extra special when you stay at one of our family owned hotels. Hopefully, you have enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to seeing you again when you pass our way!
The Heritage Inn Of Renfro Valley is located on the grounds of "Kentucky's Country Music Capitol". Journey back into time and visit with craftsmen as they make handmade treasures right before your eyes. Historical cabins and craft villages, music, comedy, concerts, festivals, and restaurants all just minutes north of Kentucky's Daniel Boone National Forest, the seat of the breathtaking Cumberland Falls and Cumberland Falls State Park.