plan your stay

no matter the season, there is something to do

Event space

weddings, reunions, meetings

Event space

weddings, reunions, meetings

Event space

weddings, reunions, meetings

Plan your stay

No matter the season, there is something to do

Plan your stay

No matter the season, there is something to do

Plan your stay

No matter the season, there is something to do

An Unforgettable Visit

Whether you are coming to relax, get outdoors, shop, create, or a combination of all of these, we've got you covered. Only fifteen minutes from Berea and less than an hour from Lexington, there are plenty of options to make your stay memorable.

One thing to keep in mind, we are in a dry county. Berea, which is fifteen minutes away, has alcohol sales in some restaurants, but you cannot purchase alcohol at a store within about thirty minutes from our Inn. If you would like to enjoy a bottle of wine or other drinks, you may want to purchase them prior to your visit. We will be happy to refrigerate anything you bring, if needed.

Arts & Shopping

Explore the shops and studios of working artists of Berea's Artisan Village. Stay and eat, take a yoga class, and catch some occasional live music.

Offering free tours of the historic college campus and craft industry with craft demonstrations by students throughout the day. The Berea College Visitor Center & Shoppe is the official source of BC college gear as well as hand-made student crafts.

The College Square area features the work of many artists and craftsmen, galleries and studios. There are several restaurants offering everything from pizza to a full course dinner. And don't miss the world-renowned Warren A. May Dulcimer Shop.

This is a list of many of Berea's working artists, their locations, and workshops they offer.

Berea is home to many workshops throughout the year led by outstanding professional artists, writers, musicians, craftspeople, and DIY practitioners. Check out this calendar of workshop events to find a class where you can learn new skills and nurture your creativity.

Restaurants

Located just a few minutes away, Frosty-Ette is where you want to go for burgers and milkshakes.

If you're in the mood for southern cooking and out-of-this-world pies, check out the daily special at Opal's. You will not be disappointed.

Open for breakfast and lunch, Native Bagel Co. makes fresh bagels and sandwiches from locally-sourced ingredients. Located in Berea, they are a local favorite and have a great cup of coffee.

Another Berea favorite, Noodle Nirvana serves delicious build-your-own noodle bowls with Thai, Indian, and Chinese flavors. They are a social enterprise that donates tens of thousands of dollars to a different non-profit each year. Try the spicy Drunken Noodles if you dare!

For elegant dining, you must try Boone Tavern in the historic Boone Hotel in Berea.

Apollo Pizza has been featured on Alton Brown's Road Eats, and it's easy to see why. Their newest location in Berea has a large food and drink menu, and is one of the best pizza's in town. Open till 10 on weeknights and midnight on weekends, it's one of the area's late-night eateries.

Outdoors

Hiking

This area is home to many wonderful hiking trails. The Pinnacles was recently named "Kentucky's best trail" by Reader's Digest and is 15 minutes away in nearby Berea. If you like waterfalls, you can't miss nearby Flat Lick Falls and Anglin Falls. Travel a bit further to the popular Red River Gorge area and Natural Bridge State Park for hikes with breathtaking views.

London Ranger District

Boating

We are 15 minutes away from the beautiful Owsley Fork Reservoir which is a perfect spot for fishing, kayaking, or canoeing (no motor boats). For rentals and tours, check out Get Outside Berea, Boone Gap Outfitters, and Rockcastle Adventures.

This unique ranch offers fun for all ages. Rentals and guided tours allow you to explore the Daniel Boone National Forest and Sheltowee Trace Trail by boat, foot or horseback. They also offer guided cave tours in area caves.

We are located minutes from the London Ranger District of the Daniel Boone National Forest in Jackson County. The two closest recreation areas to us are Turkey Foot Campground, where the creek is stocked with trout, and S-Tree Campground, with a beautiful picnic area. Both also have access to ATV trails.

The Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail is nearly 290 and is considered the "backbone" of the forest's trail system. Many other trails link to the Sheltowee forming loops for day hikes or opportunities for long distance adventure. The rugged trail meanders narrow ridges and dips into gorges surrounded by towering cliffs. Hiking is allowed on the entire trail. Horses, mountain bikes and off-highway vehicles less than 50 inches wide are permitted only on sections designated for those uses. Section 20 is just a few miles from our inn (see map)

Other Kentucky Attractions

Known as "Kentucky's Country Music Capital," Renfro Valley includes two unique show theaters and the Renfro Valley shopping village. Concerts run every weekend, April through December, playing classic country, bluegrass and southern gospel music. Make sure to also check out the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame & Museum while you're there.

Explore the birthplace of Bourbon as you embark on a self-guided journey of Kentucky's 16 signature distilleries and 20 craft distilleries using innovative approaches to reimagine a timeless tradition. Town Branch (Lexington), Woodford Reserve (Versailles), Wild Turkey (Lawrenceburg), and Four Roses (Lawrenceburg) are the closest to our Inn.

Located in Lexington, the Horse Capital of the World, Keeneland is an internationally renowned racecourse and the Thoroughbred industry’s leading auction house. Plan your own "Day at the Races" April through October.

Annual Events

For an exhaustive list of nearby events, see Berea Tourism's website and Jackson County Tourism's website.

June - For over 25 years, this festival in Tyner, KY has celebrated Jackson County native and Grand Ole Opry star David 'Stringbean' Akemon. The festival hosts the biggest stars in Bluegrass for 3 days. For tickets and schedule, visit the website.

July through October - Free outdoor music concerts in Berea's Old Town on Friday nights.

July - Amazing art, incredible food, wandering musicians, dancers, artisan demonstrations and so much more. For almost 40 years, the Berea Craft Festival has brought the best and brightest from all over and packed them into the gorgeous Appalachian hills of The Pinnacles in Berea.

August - Four-days of bands, food and craft vendors, and primitive camping. See the website for the lineup and to get tickets.

August - Drawing excellent musicians from near and far, as well as folks with deep roots in the Celtic tradition, the festival hosts workshops, sessions, and concerts.8

October - A homegrown, musician-run, 4-day music festival. See the website for the lineup and tickets.

September - Berea's signature yearly event. Hot air balloons, cornhole tournament, live music, 200+ exhibitor booths, spoonbread eating contest, carnival rides, dog show, car show, and more.

October - Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen offers hand-crafted visual art and fine Kentucky-made crafts from 120 artists. Listen to fine regional music and enjoy great food under the trees at Indian Fort.

Tourism Websites