This is a great place to learn about the Shakers (Shaking Quakers) and the way they lived. They withdrew from much of the secular world and created the things they needed to function as a pretty much closed society. The place is peaceful and beautiful, visually and emotionally. The organic farm provides high quality food for the restaurant. The exhibits are well labeled and easy to access. Not all the buildings are accessible - there are stairs and narrow doorways, but the grounds alone are worth a visit. Children will love the barn and animals and have a chance to gather eggs or do other farm chores. The dry stone walls are amazing. There are overnight accommodations in some of the buildings and I want to go back and stay. I think being on the grounds at night would be a remarkable experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Shaker Village has been a warm beacon of hospitality for more than 200 years. Named as a top hidden travel destination by BBC News, The Inn is much more than a traditional hotel. Guest rooms, suites and private cottages-each offering distinct character-are located in 13 restored Shaker buildings. Rooms are comfortably appointed with Shaker reproduction furniture, original hardwood floors and spectacular countryside views. This complete Kentucky destination allows you to be as active or as restful as your heart desires. Dine on seasonal seed-to-table menus at The Trustees' Table and take home treasures from The Shops, then explore Shaker Village's 3,000 acres of discovery. Shaker Village is within short driving distances from Kentucky's legendary bourbon distilleries, horse farms and historic sites. Whether you're planning a family vacation, weekend getaway, business meeting, destination wedding or other special occasion, The Inn provides the perfect stage for your most memorable occasions. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Shaker Village Of Pleasant Hill Hotel Harrodsburg