The Lodge at Elk Creek Vineyards - Owenton, KY

1- or 2-Night Stay with Cheese Plate and Vineyard Tour 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 here in 1798; by the mid-1800s, the Bluegrass State was the country’s third-largest grape and wine producer. Prohibition effectively ended Kentucky's run as a major vintner, but Elk Creek Vineyards carries on the tradition. Set amid rolling hills, it's one of the largest wineries in Kentucky, boasting its own art gallery, outdoor amphitheater, and bed and breakfast.

Accommodations are spread 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. No matter where you spend the night, you’ll be treated to a complimentary continental breakfast in the morning.

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. The winery also has a gallery that showcases work by area ceramists, painters, and glitter-glue prodigies.

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 80-minute drive of each of these towns, Owenton remains charmingly rural. Elk Creek Vineyards might be the area's biggest draw, but there are also opportunities for fishing and hunting nearby.

About 50 miles southeast of Owenton lies Lexington, which 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 race winners in the Hall of Champions.

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What You Get

Stay for two in an Inn, Lodge queen, or Estates room

  • Option 1: $79 for 1 night; valid for check-in Sunday-Friday (up to a $160 value)
  • Option 2: $149 for 2 nights; valid for check-in Sunday–Thursday (up to a $310 value)

Included in all options:

  • Cheese and cracker plate (not available on Sundays)
  • Vineyard tour (not available on Sundays)


Policies and Fees

Book by: 12/6/13
Travel by: 12/30/13

  • Blackout dates: not valid 11/27–11/29 or 12/23–12/25
  • Cancellation policy & fees: 72-hour cancellation notice or $75 fee applies; $25 additional fee applies after first rescheduling (not to exceed Groupon price)
  • Taxes: 9% tax not included

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

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The Fine Print

  • Book by 12/6/13 or promo value expires
  • Must complete travel by 12/30/13
  • Not valid 11/27-11/29 or 12/23-12/25
  • Limit 5 per person, may buy 5 as gifts
  • Limit 5 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required; subject to availability
  • 72hr cancellation notice or $75 fee applies, $25 additional fee applies after first rescheduling (not to exceed Groupon price)
  • Must be 21+ to check in and drink alcohol
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Vineyard tour and cheese tray not available Sundays; for Sunday night stays, both can be redeemed Monday
  • 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: please contact property for handicap-accessibility requests or options.
  • 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.
  • The winery is closed on Sundays; guests can redeem their tours and cheese-and-cracker plates on Monday.

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