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.
- 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