Historic Boone Tavern Hotel & Restaurant - Berea

One- or Two-Night Stay at Historic Boone Tavern Hotel & Restaurant in Berea, KY

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Southern Hospitality and Local Artwork at Historic Appalachian Hotel

Located on Berea College Square and built in 1909 out of bricks manufactured by students in the school's masonry department, Historic Boone Tavern Hotel & Restaurant’s neoclassical charm has attracted several world icons over the years. Its notable guests have included President Calvin Coolidge, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Dalai Lama, but the hotel's true legacy is its century-long relationship with the school. Today, students make up most of the staff at the hotel's award-winning restaurant, and guest rooms feature wood furniture handcrafted by Berea College students over the past century. This time-honored tradition, combined with the hotel’s exceptional hospitality, helped convince the Official Best Of TV series to name Historic Boone Tavern Hotel & Restaurant Kentucky’s Best Historic Hotel in 2011.

Fine dining has been at the heart of the Historic Boone Tavern Hotel & Restaurant since the 1930s, when it was first featured in Duncan Hines' Adventures in Good Eating guidebooks. Today, as a Kentucky Proud restaurant, the Boone Tavern dining room crafts contemporary southern cuisine using local ingredients, many of which come from the Berea College gardens and greenhouses. Use your $25 dining credit to sample the famous corn-bread soufflé called spoonbread, which inspired an annual community-wide festival. Or try the restaurant’s signature Chicken Flakes in a Bird’s Nest dish, which consists of creamed chicken in a potato nest. Your Groupon also includes your choice of activity: partake in a wine tasting at Acres of Land Winery, or attend a pottery exposition at Tater Knob Pottery & Farm.

Old-fashioned room keys open the hotel’s guest rooms, which are filled with cherry, oak, or pine furniture—all handcrafted from indigenous forest wood. Woven bedding and hand baskets pay homage to Appalachian tradition, and private bathrooms feature luxurious soaking tubs. As a LEED Gold-certified hotel, the Boone Tavern boasts natural bath products and low-emission windows that let in abundant natural light.

Berea, Kentucky: Arts and Crafts and Abundant Hiking Trails in “Best Small Town in Kentucky”

Located about 50 minutes south of Lexington in central Kentucky's mountain region, Berea has been hailed as Kentucky’s Best Small Town in Southern Living for its arts-and-crafts reputation and strong Appalachian traditions. Guests can see some of the community's handcrafted wares at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, two miles north of the hotel. Hundreds of local craftsmen and women flock to this 25,000-square-foot emporium to display everything from fine jewelry and specialty foods to woven mats, and permanent installations educate guests on the area's history. Berea is also home to numerous hiking trails, including the recreational routes that cut through Berea College's 7,700 acres of old-growth woodlands, which double as teaching and research grounds for the forestry department. Located about four miles from the hotel, East Pinnacle Trail follows a 6.6-mile loop through the Appalachian countryside, where you’ll encounter breathtaking mountain views.

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What You Get

Stay for two in a king or double room with $25 dining credit

  • Option 1: $229 for a two-night stay with a wine tasting and pottery exposition, valid for check-in Sunday–Thursday from 9/9 to 10/31 (up to a $397 value)
  • Option 2: $119 for a one-night stay with a wine tasting or pottery exposition, valid for check-in Sunday–Thursday from 11/1 to 12/25 (up to a $211 value)
  • Option 3: $124 for a one-night stay with a wine tasting or pottery exposition, valid for check-in Friday–Saturday from 11/1 to 12/25 (up to a $211 value)

Book by: 10/15/12

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

Amenities

  • Gourmet southern restaurant onsite
  • LEED Gold-certified hotel
  • Soaking tubs in private bathrooms
  • Handcrafted artisanal wood furniture
  • Complimentary WiFi

Tips

95% of 110 customers recommend

  • “VERY NICE- FOOD DELICIOUS- EMPLOYEES FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL”

  • “VERY COMFORTABLE ACCOMMODATIONS, FRIENDLY, ATTENTIVE STAFF AND LOCATED IN A DELIGHTFUL COLLEGE TOWN.”

  • “Loved it - really appreciated the friendly, courteous staff and the wonderful accomodations- best weekend ever!”

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The Fine Print

  • Must book by 10/15/12 or promotional value expires
  • Valid for travel 9/9/12-10/31/12, or 11/1/12-12/25/12 depending on option purchased
  • Not valid 9/11-9/13, 9/26-9/27, 10/8-10/9, 10/22, 10/24-10/25, 11/10, 11/14-11/15, 11/27, 11/29, or 12/5-12/6
  • Limit 5 per person
  • Limit 5 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • 48-hour cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • 10% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

King or Double Room

  • One king or two double beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed
  • Local handcrafted wood furniture
  • Soaking tubs in private bathrooms
  • Flat-screen TVs

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for an additional $10 per night
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets may be added for an additional $50 per pet, per night.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: 45 miles from Blue Grass Airport (LEX)
  • By car: about 38 miles south of Lexington, KY

Traveler's Tips

  • Alcohol is not served within Berea, a dry town.
  • The hotel allows pets for a fee, and many nearby hiking trails are dog-friendly.
  • Reservations are required at the restaurant for group and evening meals.

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