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Wineries, Bourbon Tastings, & More This Summer!

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There are many reasons to enjoy a relaxing romantic getaway at our Kentucky Bed and Breakfast this summer. We’re located in the heart of Kentucky Horse Country, and near some of the top bourbon distilleries, including Makers Mark. But we’re also conveniently located near the state’s burgeoning wine scene. Kentucky’s vineyards and wineries, like Springhill Winery, provide an exquisite backdrop for a couple’s retreat, offering a chance to savor various locally produced wines. From robust reds to crisp whites, the region’s wineries highlight the unique terroir of the Bluegrass State, offering a memorable escape from the mundane.

Wine, of course, is just the start of things you can taste and enjoy while you’re staying at our rural Kentucky Inn. Kentucky is, of course, a state renowned for its bourbon heritage, and no trip here is complete without a stop into at least one of the local distilleries or museums dedicated to this uniquely American spirit. A visit to Maker’s Mark distillery, for example, is the perfect way to enhance your trip. There, you can explore the intricate process of bourbon making, from grain to bottle, experiencing firsthand the craftsmanship that goes into every bottle. 

After a day of wine and bourbon tastings, retreat to our charming bed and breakfast on a picturesque horse farm. Our Inn offers the perfect setting for couples to reconnect and rejuvenate away from the busy demands of everyday life. With lush pastures and the gentle presence of horses, the ambiance is perfect for leisurely strolls or simply enjoying a glass of wine on the porch. Not only that but the warm hospitality and welcome amenities ensure that your getaway will be just what you need this summer. Book your room at our Kentucky Bed and Breakfast today! 

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Wine Tasting at Springhill Winery in Kentucky

Kentucky may be known for its rich bourbon heritage, but it also boasts an impressive selection of wineries. There are several Kentucky wineries near Lexington and Louisville, but there are also four wineries within 30 minutes of our Kentucky Bed and Breakfast. These wineries are fantastic and offer a welcome, off-the-beaten-path option for couples looking to explore Kentucky while enjoying a memorable getaway. 

Among nearby Kentucky wineries, Springhill Winery stands out as a premier choice. Not only is the wine delicious, but Springhill Winery is an elegant place to enjoy a wine tasting. The winery is co-located on the same property as a beautiful antebellum mansion built in the mid-1800s. Surrounding the plantation are 2.5 acres of vineyard, where the estate grapes are grown. The winery’s setting provides a picturesque backdrop that enhances the tasting experience.

Visitors to Springhill Winery can explore a diverse range of wines, from robust reds to delicate whites, each crafted with meticulous attention to detail and a deep appreciation for the art of winemaking. The wines range from dry to sweet, ensuring everyone will find something to love throughout the tasting experience. In addition to regular wine tastings, Springhill Winery also hosts events throughout the year, including live music in the summer. 

A visit to Springhill Winery is just the start of your wine-forward adventures in Kentucky, though. Below are other notable wineries found within 30 minutes of our Inn. 

  1. At McIntyre & Family Winery, visitors can enjoy a range of fruit wines made from locally grown berries, providing a delightful twist on traditional wine tasting.
  2. Similarly, Chuckleberry Farm & Winery offers an assortment of berry wines that are both refreshing and innovative.
  3. Though it’s slightly more than 30 minutes away, Forest Edge Winery offers a broader experience for wine drinkers. It offers an extensive selection of traditional grape wines, complemented by stunning views of the surrounding countryside.
Glasses of bourbon, enjoying tastings at places like Maker's Mark Distillery in Kentucky

Tastings at Maker’s Mark & Other Bourbon Distilleries

To complement the rich experience of wine tasting at Springhill Winery and other nearby wineries, adding a visit to one of the state’s top bourbon distilleries is essential. Maker’s Mark distillery, situated just outside Springfield and just minutes from our Bed and Breakfast, is a destination that offers an immersive journey into the world of bourbon. Known for its hand-dipped red wax bottles, Maker’s Mark provides a fascinating glimpse into the meticulous crafting of this iconic spirit.

Visitors can tour the historic distillery, explore the aging warehouses, and witness the traditional processes that define the Maker’s Mark brand. The tasting experience here is unparalleled, allowing guests to savor the nuanced flavors and smooth finish of their renowned bourbons. Of course, Maker’s Market Distillery is just one of the many Kentucky Bourbon distilleries worth visiting if you’re in the area. The bourbon trail in Kentucky features several other distinguished distilleries, including notable names like Jim Beam American Stillhouse, Heaven Hill Distillery, Angel’s Envy, Woodford Reserve, and so many more.

After a day filled with tastings and tours, there is no better way to unwind than at one of Kentucky’s most romantic bed and breakfasts, situated amidst the scenic beauty of horse country. Our Inn, housed in a historic Federal Style home, is one of Kentucky’s best-preserved Antebellum-style homes. We offer seven well-appointed guest rooms, each with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside and a welcome range of amenities. Apart from the animals, our guests’ favorite amenity is our bountiful and delicious breakfast, served fresh each morning. 

With sprawling pastures, horses, and farm animals on site and the warm hospitality you’d expect from a stay in Kentucky, you can expect your stay to be as memorable as it is relaxing. Whether savoring a glass of local wine on the porch, taking a leisurely stroll through the countryside, or simply basking in the refined ambiance, there’s no better place to stay in Kentucky than our romantic Bed and Breakfast. Book your room today! 

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