The Lodge at Elk Creek Vineyards - Owenton, KY

One- or Two-Night Stay at The Lodge at Elk Creek Vineyards in Owenton, KY

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Country Bed and Breakfast at One of Kentucky’s Largest Wineries

It may come as a surprise, but the first commercial winery in the United States wasn’t located in Northern California—it was in Kentucky. Marquis de Lafayette first planted vines in the Bluegrass State in 1798, and by the mid-1800s, the state was the third-largest grape and wine producer in the country. Prohibition effectively ended Kentucky's run as a major wine producer, but Elk Creek Vineyards carries on the tradition. Set amid rolling hills, it boasts one of the largest wineries in the state as well as its own bed and breakfast, art gallery, and outdoor amphitheater.

Live entertainment is available from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays in the tasting room, where you can sample offerings such as the Estate chardonelle and chambourcin. Elk Creek's gallery showcases work by area ceramists, painters, and glitter-glue prodigies.

Lodge-style accommodations are split among three distinct buildings: The Inn, The Lodge, and The Estates. The Lodge features private decks overlooking 30 acres of vineyards and stocked fishing lakes. Rooms in The Lodge and The Estates feature en suite bathrooms, while accommodations at The Inn either share a bathroom or have their own across the hall. Call ahead to request a room with an en suite bathroom.

Owenton, Kentucky: Rolling Hills near Horse Farms, Hunting, and Fishing

If you were to draw a triangle between Lexington, Louisville, and Cincinnati, Owenton would lie directly in the middle of it. Though it's within an hour or two of each of these cities, Owenton remains charmingly rural. Elk Creek might be the area's biggest draw, but there are also opportunities for fishing and hunting nearby.

Lexington, located about 50 miles southeast of Owenton, has the spirit of a university town intertwined with a pedigreed thoroughbred-horse culture. The small city is fringed with horse farms, many of which have yielded Kentucky Derby winners. It’s possible to take a guided tour of many of these facilities—a great chance to see the next Triple Crown contender before it becomes famous and blows everything on oats and platinum bridles. At Kentucky Horse Park, you can see the gravesite statue of the legendary stallion Man o’ War and visit living derby winners in the Hall of Champions.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

Stay for two in an Elk Creek Inn double or single, Lodge queen, or Estates room

  • Option 1: $79 for one night, valid for check-in Sunday–Friday (up to a $159 value)
  • Option 2: $149 for two nights, valid for check-in Sunday–Thursday (up to a $309 value)

Included in all options:

  • Continental breakfast
  • Cheese-and-cracker plate (a $9 value, not available on Sunday)
  • Vineyard tour (not available on Sunday)


Policies and Fees

Book by: 6/21/13
Travel by: 7/31/13

  • Blackout dates: Not valid 5/3, 6/7, 6/28, and 7/26.
  • Cancellation policy & fees: 72-hour cancellation notice or $75 fee applies; $25 additional fee applies after first rescheduling
  • Taxes: 9% tax not included
  • Additional fees: refundable $75 hold placed on credit card at booking

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Complimentary continental breakfast
  • Vineyard views
  • Café serving lunch and dinner
  • Private bathrooms
  • Massage services
  • Complimentary WiFi
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The Fine Print

  • Must book by 6/21/13 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 7/31/13
  • Not valid 5/3, 6/7, 6/28, and 7/26
  • Limit 5 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts
  • Limit 5 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • 72-hour cancellation notice required or $75 fee applies; $25 additional fee applies after first rescheduling
  • Must be 21 or older to check in and consume alcohol
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Vineyard tour and cracker and cheese tray not available Sundays; for Sunday night stays, both can be redeemed Monday
  • Winery is closed on Sundays
  • 9% tax not included.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Room Details

Elk Creek Inn Double, Elk Creek Inn Single, Lodge Queen, or Estates Room

  • One queen bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed

    Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.

  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets may be added for $25 per pet per night; subject to availability
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: upgrade to a king room for an additional $35; inquire at booking; no Saturday upgrades

Getting There

  • By plane: about 50 miles from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG); about 50 miles from Blue Grass Airport (LEX)
  • By car: about 50 miles north of Lexington, Kentucky; about 55 miles south of Cincinnati, Ohio

Traveler's Tips

  • For an en suite bathroom, request a room in The Lodge or The Estates.

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