Indianapolis wasn’t always our state capital. It was the capital of the Indiana Territory from 1813 – 1816. After we became a state, it remained the capital until 1825. (Vincennes was actually our first state capital.)
The little town of 3,000 people lies about 30 miles west of Louisville on I-64. It’s a must-see for any history buff., having played a small part in many of our nation’s significant historic events.
When I used to travel as a salesman to southern Indiana, rather than staying in nearby Louisville, I always checked into the Kintner House Inn.
I always asked for the Drummers Room, as a nod to the salesmen who came before me. A drummer was a traveling salesman who carried his wares in wooden drums, traveling along the Ohio River on a river boat. The drummers would always stop in Corydon and set out their merchandise at the Kintner House for the area merchants.
The room was quiet and cozy, with a nearly-200-year-old brass bed, a cherry and walnut rolltop desk, and its own bathroom. (In fact, all of the rooms at the Kintner House Inn have their own private bathrooms.) The room goes for roughly $69 – $79 per night, making it a pleasant alternative to the area hotels.
The 15-room bed & breakfast is located right in downtown Corydon, making it an ideal place for visiting the historic sites, visiting one of the area casinos, or taking in the fall foliage in October.