Department of Parks
Improvements Planned At Benham School House Bed & Breakfast
BENHAM, Ky. – The Kentucky Department of Parks plans to make several improvements during the next few months at the Benham School House Bed & Breakfast.
The Department of Parks took over management of the bed and breakfast, along with the Kentucky Coal Museum, last summer. The improvements include a new water system, electronic door locks, a new roof and gutters, and a new heating system for the inn’s Great Room and hallways.
As a result of the work, the inn’s restaurant will be closed Jan. 1 through the end of March. However, the restaurant will open for special events and large groups and will continue to provide a continental breakfast for inn guests. The bed and breakfast will remain open during this time.
The Benham School House Bed & Breakfast was built as the coal camp school in 1926 and served as a school until 1992. It has 30 guest rooms and a banquet hall that can seat up to 350 guests.
For more information about the bed and breakfast, call 800-231- 0627.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 52 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Commerce Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. Each year, Kentucky parks draw 7 million visitors and contribute $317 million to the economy. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov