History of Grand Victorian Inn near Mammoth Caves

Park City, KY

Karin & Gary Carroll had a vision for Grand Victorian Inn near Mammoth Caves in 1994.

Full renovations were completed on this Inn starting in March of 2015. We opened August 3, 2015 and have been blessed with its rich history.  History of the Mentz Hotel stretches back to just after the Civil War. Mr. Mentz was the train station master for Mammoth Cave Railroad Co. from 1853, taking visitors to Mammoth Cave on four passenger cars.In 1885 he and Mr. Renfro created the Mentz Hotel; unfortunately, it burned down in 1903.

The current hotel was built in 1905, hosting guests until 1992. It is beautiful once again and ready for you to come and stay awhile. Grand Victorian Inn, 1885 Historic Railway Hotel, is newly renovated, and offers the Mammoth Railway Cafe in house!

Come and make memories and enjoy our dream.