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Rest and Relax "Girl" Style



Shopping in KentuckyFrom arts adventures in Paducah to horseback riding in Petersburg, girlfriend vacations in Kentucky come in a variety of settings and amenities away from the busyness and stresses of everyday life. Whether you want to get together for a worry-free spa day or a week-long outdoor adventure vacation, Kentucky has something for every woman.

Kentucky’s 17 state resort parks are a great escape where a group of friends can reserve a cottage or stay in the lodge and leave the cooking to the dining room chef. Get away from it all amid some of Kentucky’s most glorious scenic beauty and natural wonders. To select a park and make reservations, log on to

In the heart of the Bluegrass region, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill offers a leisurely pace to relax and unwind. Surrounded by 3,000 acres of rolling hills near Lexington, Shaker Village features newly refurbished guest rooms at the inn, suites and private cottages spread throughout 13 restored 19th century buildings. Furnished with Shaker reproductions, rooms have Tempur-Pedic mattresses and TVs that unobtrusively tuck away in cabinetry. For more info, go to

Paducah, where an arts renaissance has been unfolding over the past decade, boasts a wealth of opportunities geared to gal pals. You can schedule workshops with a range of artists and crafters in the vibrant LowerTown arts district. Then stop by the National Quilt Museum to see the incredible range of traditional and contemporary fabric designs. Paducah’s culinary offerings provide a variety of indulgences, from wood-fired pizza to prime cuts of meat. Find more info at

Meanwhile, bed and breakfasts throughout the state offer a multitude of options for girlfriends to get away and reconnect. Try Harrodsburg’s historic Beaumont Inn, which rolls out gracious Southern hospitality at the state’s oldest family-owned B&B. Since 1919, the Dedman family has welcomed guests to ambiance and style. With a newly renovated dining room and pub, the inn provides perfect places for unlimited conversation.

For a more active B&B getaway, try First Farm Inn in Petersburg, a quick 20 minutes from the Cincinnati/northern Kentucky area. Visitors can spend time exploring acres of rolling hills on horseback and commune with nature surrounded by friendly dogs, cats and farm animals. The elegant, updated 1870s farmhouse also features a hot tub and hot stone massages. Visit for more.

Information on Kentucky’s outstanding selection of B&Bs is available at Whatever your notion of rejuvenating girlfriend getaways, you’ll find plenty of ideas here. Start planning girlfriend vacations you’ll always remember.