daytrip: shakertown

Undoubtedly one of my favorite bluegrass spots, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill or Shakertown, has been the site of many of family memories and special occasion dinners.  Shaker Village is the perfect place for a family staycation or a romantic trip for two.

This is me waiting to board the riverboat last summer.  I would highly recommend a ride on the Dixie Belle. The captain, who narrates your one-hour cruise, is incredibly knowledgable and points out the native species and geological landmarks, as you coast down the Kentucky River palisades.


Above:  View of High Bridge from the deck of the Dixie Belle; photo by dthoskins

Don’t miss out on a delightful breakfast, lunch or dinner at the Trustees Office Dining Room, home to the gorgeous shaker staircase.  My last visit was for dinner on my fifth anniversary and it was absolutely wonderful!  (On a side note, they are great about accommodating gluten allergies.)



Above:  Staircase in the Trustees’ Office; photo by dthoskins

Another must place to stop is the craft store.  Everything is so gorgeous, you’ll have to pick something up!  I’ve always wanted to stay on the property, but have only gone for day visits.  I hear that their rooms are great!

Summer vacation is here in the bluegrass, consider Shaker Village for your next day trip.  Check out the special events calendar for more information on featured events on property.

Have you been to Shakertown?  Do you have a favorite thing to do there?  Do share!

katherine Greene

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28 year-old Lexingtonian life-long romantic married to her wonderful husband, loving life with a sweet baby boy likes movies (especially the classics), baking, throwing parties and entertaining, shopping for the best deals in town, taking long walks & playing with her golden retriever

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