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Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill - The Inn
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Harrodsburg
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

I visited Pleaaant Hill Shaker Village several years ago and loved my experience. So I was excited to be going back. Little did I know that the management had changed and the Village has become a shell of what it used to be. Yes, the buildings are still there, but they are now closed to the public, for sleeping guests use only. Where docents used to interpret the Shaker story, no artisans ply their crafts. A "guide" that gave a lecture about the Shakers could not answer many questions. Her standard reply was that she did not know but she would be glad to give us a name of somebody in the archives that might be able to help us. What a disappointment!
We went during the week and supposedly the weekends are better. I do not know and am so discouraged I will not be back.
Mother Ann would not be pleased to see how the Dhaler heritage has been plundered.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Bob G
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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We stayed in the East Family building built in 1817. Shaker reproduction furniture and modern amenities. Outside our window was the farm on one side and a view of other buildings on another side. At night there was little light pollution -- only a few outdoor lamps and muted lights from other visitor windows. A unique experience and a very reasonable price. Reservations a must on event weekends. Not sure about other times.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Joan R
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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

There is an interesting history. The grounds were nice but I had hoped for more interaction. Nicole did the taste of the farm presentation in the garden and it was excellent. We were able to try some interesting vegetables that we weren't familiar with. I don't remember her name but the lady walked us through the centre family home was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. We finished the day with the river boat ride. Overall it was good and we are glad we went. I would recommend it.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
Thank CrissyK3554
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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Three of us had lunch at Shaker Village, and it felt like we had stepped back in time! We all ordered Cobb salads, and were pleasantly surprised by the non-traditional presentation. All of the ingredients were tossed together rather than in rows. The lettuce was incredibly tender, and obviously straight from the garden. I wish I'd had room for dessert, but the salad filled me up!

Stayed: July 2017, travelled on business
Thank DeeBJones
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

I love history, and for history lovers this is a well worth four hours of your time. The Shakers came to Kentucky in the early 1800's, and while their religious views are a stretch for me, the history they lived is an insight into early Kentucky and early America west of the crest of the Appalachian mountains. They were inventive, and they mastered an agricultural way of life in their area of the Ohio River valley. To see what they accomplished with what we would now consider primitive tools, is remarkable. 34 buildings still stand compliments of their building integrity. The ride in a horse drawn wagon, and the music in the fellowship hall are must do and see. I was left with the impression that this was not a cult but an alternative way of life. The Shakers were accepting of all regardless of gender, race, or religious way of life, and something we aspire to in our current culture. Technologically and culturally, they were way ahead of their time. This is an insight into to how any diverse group of people can live together as one.

Room Tip: This is a sight seeing venue as well as a hotel.
Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Jim M
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Address: 3501 Lexington Rd, Harrodsburg, KY 40330-9218
Region: United States > Kentucky > Harrodsburg
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Harrodsburg
Price Range: $94 - $126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill - The Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 72
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 
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