Jon boats and pontoons putter across the calm waters of Wilgreen Lake Marina, while just beneath the surface, bass and bluegill flit past fishing lines. Founded by passionate bass angler Randy Nunley, the idle-speed marina strives to serve as a fisherman’s oasis. In addition to the rental fleet, a bait shop peddles live bait, tackle, and waterproof love notes for luring in fish. Nunley also fires up competitive spirits with annual bass tournaments.
If the thought of rolling dice to make decisions sounds appealing, Cosmic Oasis has plenty of dice available—along with a menu of creative sandwiches, the gaming café has more than 100 board games that customers can play free of charge as they nosh on tasty cuisine. The menu includes inventive sandwiches such as the bacon apple bistro, which blends bacon, apple slices, provolone, apple jelly, and tarragon with honey dijon. They also top nachos with barbecue pork, melted cheddar, and jalapeños, and desserts include sweet treats such as Reese’s peanut-butter cheesecake. As diners down a sweet bubble tea or coffee frappe, they can avail themselves of more than 100 games including Dungeons & Dragons, Game of Thrones, Magic: The Gathering, Say Anything, and Wits & Wagers.
For the team at Wildcat Mattress, getting a good night's sleep is serious business. That's why they don't employ pushy sales tactics to coerce customers into buying just any mattress. Instead, they educate guests, answering questions in person and providing research tools on their website.
In addition to guiding guests toward a good night's sleep, the team also works to support the local economy. They source the coils and foams that go into their inventory directly from Kentucky-based manufacturers.
The rug-scrubbers at Kentucky's Finest Carpet Care use an oscillating-pad system to cleanse fibers with minimal moisture, rejecting harsh chemical systems or steam methods that leave dirt trapped within sopping carpets. A nontoxic, biodegradable cleaner preps indoor lawns for cleaning before cotton pads set to work evicting grime. Carpets dry in about an hour, allowing homeowners to resume making shag-angels in dining spaces. Kentucky's Finest Carpet Care manufactures the equipment they use worldwide, empowering other businesses to eschew ineffective methods in favor of oscillating carpet scrub-downs.
Red’s Boot Barn’s friendly staff outfits men, women, and cow-kids with stylish and durable western-style attire, work apparel, and boots. In the spacious, colorful store, customers browse footwear by Lucchese, Stetson, Black Jack, Dan Post, Justin, Ariat, and Old Gringo, which are crafted without spurs due to a recent truce between cowboys and horses. Boots are constructed from a variety of sources, with hippo, alligator, rattlesnake, and caiman belly to name a few. Ariat Fatbaby boots ($99.99) confer cowgirl attitude without sacrificing durability, and Lucchese’s MadDog goat boots ($299.99) comfortably cradle feet in urban vaquera style. The 100%-cotton men’s Carhartt jacket J141 ($129.99) keeps workers warm with a sherpa lining and rib-knit storm cuffs, and the coat's two interior pockets, two exterior pockets, and a left-chest pocket leave plenty of storage space for transporting baby kangaroos during "Bring Your Baby Kangaroo to Work Day."
Sleep Outfitters' savvy sleep experts help slumber lovers find peaceful shuteye with a wide selection of name brand mattresses. Adroit sleep Sherpas lead bedtime cravers round the mountains of Sealy, Serta, Simmons, Stearns & Foster, and Tempur-Pedic mattresses, pausing to take in cushions of solid foam, bouncing innersprings, and a conspicuous lack of "Smoke On the Water" beds. Rest your noggin on a Serta Memory Foam queen-size mattress set ($597), or repose your tired torso on a Simmons Beautyrest Classic Plush queen-size mattress set ($1,199). Once somnolent souls have selected a mattress on which to paint their dreamscapes, they can opt into Sleep Outfitters' five-star delivery service, where burly mattress gods deliver and set up mattresses and remove old bedding. Indecisive catnappers enjoy the comforts of the 30-night comfort guarantee that permits two fortnights in which to decide if the right choice was made, ensuring hibernating humans won't be left with nightmares starring jilted futons and vengeful box springs.