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