We recently stayed two nights at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. The setting is beautiful Kentucky countryside. The people who work at Shaker Village are so welcoming and well informed about the history of the village. You can walk down the lane and meet someone who is making baskets, someone else will be churning butter or pickling okra. What a delight.
Various activities are offered during the day and the evening depending on the time of year, such as Saturday night star gazing with an astronomer. We also took a paddlewheel ride down the Kentucky river. Very scenic and peaceful. Also, this is a great place for walking or hiking.
The rooms are very simple but have all the modern conveniences - bathroom, flatscreen TV and comfortable beds. You have to keep in mind that some of the buildings are over 200 years old. The floors squeak, the bed squeaks. Shaker Village keeps the rooms as close to the original Shaker rooms as possible. The building we stayed in had a nice lounge area on the first floor with a fireplace, game table, coffee area, frig and very comfortable chairs and sofa.
We ate dinner, lunch and breakfast in the dining hall. Lunch and dinner were outstanding and the service was great. Breakfast wasn't bad but not great. There was an OK variety but it was the same each day. I guess we are spoiled by some of the B&B's we have visited.
I would highly recommend a visit and stay at Shaker Village.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Shaker Village has been a warm beacon of hospitality for more than 200 years. Named as a top hidden travel destination by BBC News, The Inn is much more than a traditional hotel. Guest rooms, suites and private cottages-each offering distinct character-are located in 13 restored Shaker buildings. Rooms are comfortably appointed with Shaker reproduction furniture, original hardwood floors and spectacular countryside views. This complete Kentucky destination allows you to be as active or as restful as your heart desires. Dine on seasonal seed-to-table menus at The Trustees' Table and take home treasures from The Shops, then explore Shaker Village's 3,000 acres of discovery. Shaker Village is within short driving distances from Kentucky's legendary bourbon distilleries, horse farms and historic sites. Whether you're planning a family vacation, weekend getaway, business meeting, destination wedding or other special occasion, The Inn provides the perfect stage for your most memorable occasions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Shaker Village Of Pleasant Hill Hotel Harrodsburg