The Lodge at Elk Creek Vineyards

1- or 2-Night Stay for Two with Winery 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 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 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday in the tasting room, where you can sample offerings such as the Estate chardonnay and chambourcin. Learn more about Elk Creek Vineyards during an included tour. The winery also has a gallery showcasing 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; not valid Saturday nights (up to a $160 value)
  • Option 2: $149 for 2 nights, valid for check-in Sunday–Thursday; not valid Saturday nights (up to a $310 value)

Included in all options:

  • Cheese-and-cracker plate
  • Winery tour

Policies and Fees

Book by: 1/30/15
Travel by: 3/20/15

  • Blackout dates: not valid 12/24–12/25, 12/31, or 2/13–2/14/15
  • Cancellation policy and 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.

Amenities

  • Complimentary continental breakfast
  • Vineyard views
  • Café serving lunch and dinner
  • Massage services
  • Complimentary WiFi

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 1/30/15 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 3/20/15
  • Not valid 12/24–12/25, 12/31, or 2/13–2/14/15
  • 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 or $75 fee applies, $25 additional fee applies after first rescheduling (not to exceed Groupon price)
  • Must be 21 or older to check in and drink alcohol
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • Not valid for group reservations
  • Not valid on existing reservations
  • 9% tax not included.

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

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3-6 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 the property for handicap-accessibility requests or options.
  • Room upgrades: upgrade to a king room for an additional $50; inquire at booking; no Saturday upgrades

Getting There

  • Nearest airports: Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG; 50 miles) and Blue Grass Airport (LEX; 50 miles)
  • Distance from Lexington: 50 miles

Traveler's Tips

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

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