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 in 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 Estates, and The Lodge, which 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 on a winery tour included with this getaway. You can also browse an onsite art gallery that showcases work by local ceramists and painters.
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 for Saturday stays (up to a $160 value)
Option 2: $149 for 2 nights, valid for check-in Sunday–Thursday; not valid for Saturday stays (up to a $310 value)
Included in all options:
Policies and Fees
Book by: 7/12/15
Travel by: 9/4/15
Blackout dates: Not valid 7/2–7/4
Cancellation policy and fees: 72-hour cancellation notice or $75 fee applies; $25 additional fee applies after first rescheduling (not to exceed Groupon price)
Vicki was so nice and understanding when I needed to change our reservation. She was very personable and professional. This is the perfect little get away for one or two nights. The view from our room was amazing and the tasting and tour had wonderful views. Everyone was very welcoming. I loved the privacy of our estate room.
Caitlin L. ·
2 days ago
Great place! Great, good sland atmos
Amanda R. ·
7 days ago
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