Harrodsburg is one of Best Choice Reviews’ “50 Best Small Town Downtowns in America”; and one of Smithsonian Magazine’s “20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2014” – it definitely lives up to the accolades.
Shaker Village is located in Harrodburg Kentucky, a part of the Bluegrass region, and is Kentucky’s oldest town. Harrodsburg is full of unexpected family fun and simply perfect for a girls get-away weekend anytime of the year. I had the opportunity to visit the Shaker Village with my mom and sister last year, and we highly recommend it. We stayed at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill in a extremely large rooms that was super comfortable and the food was fantastic. Currently, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is offering discount stays for the winter months. We also visited Woodford Reserve and enjoyed the history of bourbon in the state of Kentucky. Below are some highlights of the area, and attractions you may want to visit.
1. Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, sits on 3,000 acres and is America’s largest restored Shaker community. This village perfect for a family getaway, girls weekend, or couples weekend. The farm has a numerous refurbished historic lodging homes and are able to accommodate large groups. They pride themselves in their farm to table restaurant, that is simply mouth watering!!
2. Tour Shaker Village 10-5pm daily: learn how they sustain and share the simple Shaker gifts to inspire a new generation. It takes you back to the time when life was so simple, making all their own products to live.
3. Visit the Old Fort Harrod State Park commemorates the first permanent settlement west of the Allegheny Mountains.
4. Dixie Belle Sternwheeler River Boat, is running daily through April - October
5.Ten bourbon distilleries and a dozen wineries are a short drive away, for adults, of course.
There's plenty to do with the family but also consider Shaker Village for a weekend with friends or a getaway with someone special!