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“Historically interesting, but lacking in some areas”

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Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill - The Inn
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Harrodsburg
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 11, 2014

Shaker Village itself is very interesting. It is quiet and peaceful. We liked our room, which was actually two rooms with two separate bathrooms, which worked well for our family of four. The price was also reasonable for staying in a historic building and having what amounted to a suite. Aside from the mattresses being very hard, our actual time in the room was satisfactory. Our problems with Shaker Village were more staff related. The staff was very friendly and attempted to assist us. However, they did not seem to know the answers to our questions. When we arrived there was a figure on our bill which doubled the price. It was removed, but no one could figure out where it came from. We asked how long a certain tour would last, and the man at the desk didn't know, and couldn't find anyone who did know. The man who eventually led that tour must never have been on the tour himself because he was unable to answer the questions that he was asked about the building we were touring. Another staff member watched my children play with the children's games because she didn't know how to use them herself. Service at dinner was very slow, and three of the four meals were good (one was not), but nothing extraordinary. Also, when placing our reservation on the website, we were were only given two options for rooms that would hold four people, but when I called to see if I could get an extra night (schedule change) we found out that there were several other options (one of which we took) that the website didn't give us. The lady on the phone recommended that if we were to ever make a reservation with them again that we should call and not trust the website information.

Room Tip: Make sure you talk with someone directly and tell them exactly what you are looking for. The Truste...
  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

An experience to savor- a very happy memory. Worth driving to- be active and explore and learn or just rest-
Every person on staff will be helpful and kind.
Amazing brick walls with no mortar. Great food!

  • Stayed: May 2014
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Reviewed May 14, 2014

We stayed in the West Family Sisters Shop and would certainly go back again. The bed was very comfortable and the water was almost instantaneously hot! The decor was most pleasing and the whole stay was peaceful and quiet....the air conditioners have even been placed far enough away from the rooms that you never hear them running. We were on the first floor and could hear the upstairs guest walking around (the floor squeaked), but we did not find this to be a problem. It was lovely to walk through such beautiful grounds and seeing the lambs at play was great. Will we go back again....absolutely!

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful grounds, peaceful atmosphere, great food, wonderful little gift shops. My boys were a bit bored but found Monopoly and played games instead of electronics which we loved. My 8 yr old gathered chicken eggs one morning which he thought was cool. Also had a tour of the buildings the Shakers used when they lived there along with history of it all. Oddly we had to pay separate for that tour although we were staying at the hotel there. Four Roses distillery is nearby and Harridsburg town is too.

Stayed: April 2014
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Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

Our family stopped at the Shaker Village not really knowing what to expect. It was quite beautiful with many original buildings and several staff members exhibiting various Shaker handiwork. We saw rugs and brooms being made, very interesting. A video, which is nice to see at the beginning of your visit, helps to enrich your self guided tour. There are beautiful hotel rooms on site for a quiet, relaxing getaway.

Stayed: April 2014
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Reviewed April 1, 2014

This village is lovely and idyllic.

My room was at the top of the stairs so I left my case in the car. It's bare bones but utterly charming. There were two single wooden beds.

The bathroom was fine, the towels lovely and the toiletries fabulous.

There was a TV but with very limited channels. But I suggest you switch off and embrace the peace of the village. Take a tour and see the craft and artwork that abounds here.

Remember to book the meals when you book the room. They have assigned times and seating and if you don't you'll be left hungry. It's a very popular dining room for non-guests as well. The food is fabulous and buffet style, so bring your appetite!

It's a lovely place and I recommend a stay here.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 19, 2014

We stayed here over Valentines weekend, lots of history, When reservation was made they told me I needed to make additional reservations for dinner and breakfast if needed so I did, upon arrival we had no food reservations but they called the kitchen and was finally able to add us on? there were empty tables all around when we arrived for dinner, We got to our room and found we had TV off an antenna but no Satellite, Maintenance man came and finally says we have only a few channels off the antenna so they moved us to another room only to find they only have basic package and no sports channels so no UK basketball 30 miles up the road. The room was clean, newly remodeled bathroom, Tub/ shower faucet was new but weird, you had to constantly work on the handle as the water would get cold then really really hot. Dinner and breakfast was great, had crab cakes and green beans, shaker lemon pie, Outside buildings need some upkeep as in paint and roof repairs. Overall was a fun visit, when we were back home and unpacking we found a mouse had been in my wife's snack bag and tasted a chocolate bar. We would go back but will take our own mouse trap. We did take the tour that was very good but there was snow on the ground and was a little too cold to venture out much to fully enjoy everything. Also our building had no wifi, we had to go to another building to check our mail with was a little inconvenient.

Room Tip: Ask if they have wifi in any rooms and ask for it if needed. take a mouse trap
  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Address: 3501 Lexington Rd, Harrodsburg, KY 40330-9218
Location: United States > Kentucky > Harrodsburg
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Harrodsburg
Price Range: $75 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill - The Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 72
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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