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Recommended Trip Itineraries
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  • Follow the Fiber Trail
    Discover the diversity of Kentucky's natural fibers, from Alpacas and Llamas to Sheep and Goats. From Fiber to Fashion...Learn about the animals that produce highly-prized luxury fibers from which garments and gift items are created - some locally by Fiber Artisans. See how raw fiber is turned into yarn and even learn how to make things yourself, as there are workshops involving knitting, weaving, felting, crocheting and more. Feel the softness, silkiness, and warmth that these fibers can provide. Shop in Fiber Farm Stores for a wide variety of fashions for women, men, and children, home accessories, gift items, and much more. Be amazed in experiencing the shearing process, be in wonder at the beauty of the animals, and enjoy the interaction with the babies. 
    1851 Historic Maple Hill Manor
    Alpaca & Llama Farm, Fiber Farm Store & Studio
    Bed & Breakfast
    2941 Perryville Rd., U.S. 150
    Springfield, KY
    Campbell's West Wind Farm
    2888 Bardstown Road
    Springfield, KY
    (859) 336-9283
    Serano Alpacas & Yarn
    Ron and Judi Allread
    1805 Booker Road
    Springfield, Kentucky 40069
    (208) 699-8570
    Serenity Farm Alpacas
    Tim Auch, Owner
    1380 Frogg Lane
    Raywick, KY 40060
    (270) 692-8743
    Sunshine Alpacas
    Shawn and Lori Malloy
    2110 Mackville Road
    Springfield, Kentucky 40069
    (859) 336-7289
  • Historic Working Farms
    Learn about history and the way that farms used to be operated. Both of these historic settings are truly unique and offer a view of the way things used to be.  Farm activities include plowing and working with horses and oxen, gardening and raising heirloom vegetables and grain, milking and tending sheep, and much more.
    Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
    3501 Lexington Road
    Harrodsburg, KY
    Wickland, Home of Three Governors
    550 Bloomfield Road
    Bardstown, KY

Full Day Itineraries:

Fill a day food shopping at the area's Farmer's Markets and Farm Sites which feature locally grown produce. U-Pick Farms for fresh fruit and vegetables - some organic farms too, gourmet beef products, ready-to-eat barbeque and beef jerky, and many more.

Hinton's Orchard & Farm Market
8631 Campbellsville Road
Hodgenville, KY
(270) 325-3854
Green River Cattle Company
101 Industrial Park Drive
Greensburg, KY
(270) 932-9677
Campground Acres
388 Campground Road
Bloomfield, Kentucky
(502) 252-5751
Fegenbush Farm
4940 Plum Road
Bloomfield, KY
(502) 252-5316
Dominicans of Saint Catharine
2645 Bardstown Road
St. Catharine, KY
(859) 336-9303
Honey Hills Farms Apiaries
2895 Hall Simpson Road
Loretto, KY
(502) 348-3367
Evans Orchard and Cider Mill, LLC
180 Stone Road
Georgetown, KY 40324 (Scott County)
(502) 863-2255
Terrapin Hill Farm
3696 Mackville Road
Harrodsburg, KY 40330
(859) 734-7207
Travis and Janet Burns
388 Campground Rd.
Bloomfield, KY  40008
(502) 252-5751
Lee's Garden Center
Retail Garden Center
Scotty and Robin Lee
1918 Bardstown Road
Hodgenville, KY 42748
(270) 858-9897
Harrodsburg, KY 40330
(859) 734-7207
Amish/Mennonite Farms & Shops
Liberty, Kentucky 42539
Come explore the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, connecting the nation's Bourbon distilleries, where you can see the art of Bourbon-making being practiced much as it was 200 years ago. Visit the producers of "America's ONLY Native Spirit" and experience for yourself the magic and science of the Master Distiller's craft - all within an easy day's drive through the rolling Kentucky hills.

Distillery Tours

FREE GUIDED TOURS are offered most days. Group tours and motor coach parking are available at most locations. Call for specific schedules.

GIFT SHOPS offer delightful items that will add memories to your visit.

TOURING HISTORIC CENTRAL KENTUCKY Frankfort is the site of the Kentucky State Capitol, and many famous horse farms in the rolling bluegrass country are nearby. Bardstown features My Old Kentucky Home State Park and the Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History. Both these early, small Kentucky cities have preserved a rich heritage of historic homes and public buildings, in addition to nearby distilleries on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.

KENTUCKY BOURBON FESTIVAL The celebration of Bourbon is a fun festival held the third weekend of September each year. A grand gala caps a week of special Bourbon events and tastings. Visit their website at or phone 1-800-638-4877.

1311 Gilkey Run Road
Bardstown, KY

The tradition of making fine Bourbon whiskey runs deep at Heaven Hill Distilleries. Founded in Bardstown by the five Shapira brothers shortly after Prohibition, Heaven Hill has become the largest independent family-owned producer and marketer of distilled spirits. Famous as a distiller of world-renowned Bourbons such as Evan Williams, Elijah Craig and Old Fitzgerald, Heaven Hill is home to the world’s second largest holding of aging Kentucky whiskey, representing over 16% of the world’s future supply.

Heaven Hill’s new state-of-the-art Bourbon Heritage Center was designed to provide visitors with the ultimate educational and entertainment experience in the making and the history of what was designated “America’s Native Spirit” by a 1964 act of Congress. The Bourbon Heritage Center features high-tech interactive exhibits about Bourbon history and Bourbon making, as well as an orientation theater, a unique barrel-shaped tasting room and a gift shop. At the Bourbon Heritage Center, you can enjoy the “Portrait of Heaven Hill” movie, visit a working Rickhouse, and learn about the romance and lore of Bourbon. The Bourbon Hosts will lead you on a guided tasting of Heaven Hill’s fine Bourbons, and you can create your own personalized bottle to take home as a keepsake.

From Louisville: I-65 south to exit 112, Hwy. 245 east to Bardstown, Hwy. 31 south to center of town, go 3/4 around courthouse onto 150 east to Hwy. 49 south. The Heaven Hill Bourbon Heritage Center is located on the right, just past the corporate offices.

From Lexington: Bluegrass Parkway west to Bardstown exit, west on U.S. 150 to Hwy. 49 south. The Heaven Hill Bourbon Heritage Center is located on the right, just past the corporate offices.

Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 - 5:00, and Sundays from 12:00 – 4:00 (closed Sundays in January and February). Tours run repeatedly throughout the day; the last tour starts one hour before closing. Closed Mondays and major holidays. (Sorry, no tastings or liquor sales on Sundays).

Reservations required for group tours of more than 10 people. Motorcoach parking available.

149 Happy Hollow Road
Clermont, Kentucky
Come visit the world's largest bourbon distiller. You can begin your visit at the Outpost Theatre; there you can view the "First Family of Bourbon", which details the Beam family rise and influence as the number one producer in the world. This short film is highlighted by a feature on the legendary Booker Noe, and his son Fred, a seventh generation Beam family member. Stroll around the grounds and visit the T. Jeremiah Beam home and sample a selection of our hand crafted Small Batch Bourbons. From the front porch be sure to look for the life size memorial to Booker and his beloved Jack Russell Terrier.

We are located approximately 25 miles south of Louisville, KY

From I-65 Take exit 112 (Bardstown/ Bernheim Forest) to Hwy. 245. Go east 1.5 miles, turn left
on Happy Hollow Rd. (Jim Beam sign on the right). Follow signage to Jim Beam American Outpost. From Bardstown: Take Hwy. 245 west for 13 miles. Turn right on Happy Hollow Rd. (Jim Beam sign on the left). Follow signage to Jim Beam American Outpost.
3350 Burks Springs Road
Loretto, Kentucky

Distinctive brown paint and red shutters of the historic wood frame buildings greet visitors to the distillery on the banks of Hardin's Creek near the town of Loretto. Established in 1805 as a gristmill/distillery, it is the nation's oldest working distillery on its original site and has been named a National Historic Landmark.

Experience a step back in time on a stroll through the buildings and around the grounds on a guided tour. Maker's Mark is one the smallest distilleries, crafting Bourbon in
batches of less than 19 barrels. The polished copper still adds bright contrast to the aging rustic wood of the still house. Maker's Mark proclaims proudly that its Bourbon is hand-made at every step, from selecting the grains to hand-dipping the bottles in red wax. Visitors get to hand-dip their own bottle of Maker's Mark in warm red wax when making a purchase in the gift shop. No bourbon sales on Sunday.

From Louisville: I-65 south, exit 112, Hwy. 245 east to Bardstown, US 150 east through center of Bardstown to KY 49 south to Loretto, follow brown signs.

From Lexington: Blue Grass Pkwy. West to Bardstown exit, west on US 150 to KY 49 south to Loretto, follow brown signs. Approximately 30 minutes from Bardstown.
1224 Bonds Mill Road
Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
Upon arrival at Four Roses the visual presence of the Spanish Mission style architecture of the
distillery building is the first indication of a forthcoming pleasant experience.

Visitors are warmly greeted at the Welcome Center, and detailed tours originate from here. You'll learn about the history of Kentucky Bourbon and Four Roses history - which dates back to the 1860's.

A single tourist, or a large group, will be able to see, smell and feel the distillation process in action, and discover how Four Roses uniquely distills 10 Bourbon flavors annually. After a tour visitors are welcome to visit the Gift Shop.
US Highway 62 East
Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
Premium Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey has been distilled on Wild Turkey Hill for generations. And, sitting on the crest of a hill that overlooks the Kentucky River, the Wild Turkey Distillery
possesses an outward appearance as simple and unadorned as the traditional distilling methods used inside.

The legendary Master Distiller Jimmy Russell watches over this time-honored process with a careful eye at every turn. While following the production process from grain delivery to bottling, you'll
be able to see our unique 40-foot high column still, watch new bourbon being poured into hand crafted oak barrels and stroll through our timber warehouses.

Make sure to stop by our gift shop to bring home a souvenir of your visit.

From Louisville: I-64 east to KY 151 south to US 127 south to US 62 east to distillery.

From Lexington: US 60 west to Versailles, US 62 west to distillery.


Enjoy a leisurely tour of wine tasting throughout the region. Beautiful farm settings with gently rolling hills of grape vines. Tour & Tastings offered - some feature special events such as music concerts and theatre dinners. 
Springhill Winery & Plantation B&B
3205 Springfield Road
Bloomfield, KY
(502) 252-9463
Long Lick Farm Winery
6769 Polin Road
Willisburg, KY
(859) 284-1002
Simple Pleasures Vineyard
3067 Beechland Road
Springfield, KY
(859) 336-7535
Horseshoe Bend Vineyards
1187 Lawson Lane
Willisburg, KY
(859) 375-0296

Turning Point Vineyard
31 Hagen Road
Bloomfield, KY
(502) 673-9000
Rolling Hills Vineyard
2384 Kelly Shop Road
Springfield, KY  40069
Prodigy Vineyards & Winery, LLC
Leneé and Chad Peach
4686 Versailles Road
Versailles, KY 40601
Lover's Leap Vineyard & Winery
1180 Lanes Mill Road
Lawrenceburg, Kentucky 40342
(502) 839-1299
Talon Winery
Harriet Allen
400 Gordon Lane
Shelbyville, Kentucky 40065

Weekend Getaways:    

Truly escape to the tranquility of the countryside. Enjoy all the region has to offer from its rich historical attractions, Bourbon Distilleries, multitude of antique shopping, excellent restaurants, and much more. Stay overnight at a Kentucky Farm Bed & Breakfast or choose from the wide variety of other Town B&Bs, Historic Inns, Camping, Cabins, as well as national chain hotels.

Family Vacation Week on the Farm      

Stay on a farm and experience farm-life firsthand. Help feed and care for the farm animals, share in the other farm chores, and have fun doing it!  The highest concentrations of Kentucky Farm Stay B&Bs is located in this region, which offers you a wide variety of different farm settings without having to travel very far. Family Specials are often available during the warmer months. This region has a tremendous amount to offer in addition to the farm  - from the Lincoln Trail, Civil War Heritage, Festivals & Fairs, Outdoor Dramas & Theatre, Museums, Rivers and Lakes for Boating and Fishing, and much more!  So be sure to reserve your accommodations well in advance, because summer is a very busy time for family farm vacations!

CKAA Members who provide Overnight Accommodations

Historic Maple Hill Manor
2941 Perryville Road (US 150)
Springfield, KY 40069
Springfield Winery & Plantation
3205 Springfield Road
Bloomfield, KY
(502) 252-9463
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
3501 Lexington Road
Harrodsburg, KY
Dominicans of Saint Catharine, KY
2645 Bardstown Road
St. Catharine, KY
(859) 336-9303
Old Kentucky Home Stables & Bed & Breakfast
115 Samuels Road
Cox's Creek, KY  40013
(502) 349-0408
Terrapin Hill Farm
3696 Mackville Road
Harrodsburg, KY 40330
(859) 734-7207



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