During the second trimester for our first child, the wife and I decided to take a “babymoon” and make our first trip to Pleasant Hill from our homebase of Louisville. After going to the Kentucky State Fair and finding a coupon for Shaker Village, we booked a room for Labor Day weekend. The site is a wonderfully unique experience that was incredibly peaceful. Our room was the entire attic of the Old Stone Shop, one of the smaller buildings on the property, and consisted of a two room suite divided by the narrow hall. We were unclear whether this was a shared bathroom, but seeing as how these were the only rooms on the floor, we assumed not. Be advised that Shaker Village is not a resort and they make no attempts to modernize the facilities, so the room is a bit drafty with skeleton key locks and you can hear folks walking up the stairs. Also, the TV only gets the three or four Lexington channels that the rabbit ears pick up, but you don’t go here for the TV. The room was wonderfully authentic with clean lines, comfortable shaker furnishings and a low, sloped ceiling. The atmosphere was so quiet that we had to pick up an electric fan in town just to make some white noise for us city folk. After checking in at the main house, we felt like we had the place all to ourselves that evening since our building was small and out of the way. The idea of shaker pegs was also so useful and neat that we stole it for our baby’s nursery. The bathroom was small and (obviously) a retrofit and we weren’t fond of the memory foam mattress, but there were no problems with anything. The next day we ate at the wonderful restaurant and toured the grounds to cap a great getaway. This is one of those places that, if possible, you must experience in your life. Just be advised that, if you take the back roads to this place, they are quite curvaceous and can make pregnant ladies a bit nauseous if driven at the speeds that I tend to drive.
- 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