spoonbread on spoon

Berea Area


What better way to spend a beautiful day than by hiking through the Pinnacles and feeding your artistic side in Berea Tourism! #MaskUpKY to visit local artisan shops from the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea to the The Log House Craft Gallery and more! Satisfy your appetite at the Historic Boone Tavern Hotel & Restaurant of Berea College, where warm spoonbread is in the oven! 


Scenes From The Road

Men and women hiking in Berea

Indian Fort Mountain Trail

The Berea College Forest is one of the oldest managed private forests in the United States. The forest has been producing wood products and drinking water for Madison County since 1898. In this forest the Indian Fort Mountain Trail receives thousands of hikers every year.

Glass crafts for sale in store

The Log House Craft Gallery

The Log House is the premier showplace for Berea College Student Crafts. Built in 1917, the Log House Craft Gallery is the oldest and largest craft gallery in Berea. The Log House has many spacious rooms to explore. You will find treasures from Berea College Crafts as well as other regional crafts, literature and more.

Sculpture hand painted

Berea Public Art Tour

Sculptures of mythical beasts, vibrantly painted hands, fountains, stained glass, and historic architecture are a few of the delights on the Berea Public Art Tour. Go to BereaPublicArt.com and hear the voices of artists and local historians telling the story behind the art.

Front porch of boone tavern

Historic Boone Tavern Hotel

The bluegrass of Kentucky meets the rolling hills of Appalachia at The Historic Boone Tavern Hotel & Restaurant. Their storied hotel in Berea, KY is in its second century of providing guests with the pinnacle of southern hospitality and charm.

Our LEED Gold Certified Green Hotel celebrates all things local. After all, Berea is the Folk Arts and Crafts Capital of Kentucky and is home to many artists, craftsmen, and culinary experts. You’ll enjoy their relaxing guestrooms, showcasing handcrafted furniture, bedding, and mirrors, many of which were made by Berea College students. These rooms are accented with crown molding, high ceilings, and calming soaking tubs.

Spoonbread on wooden spoon and bowl in background

Historic Boone Tavern Hotel & Restaurant

The charisma seeps into the Bowling Dining Room as well. Our award-winning restaurant features the legendary cornbread soufflé locally known as Boone Tavern Spoonbread, among other mouth-watering original dishes that source regional Kentucky Proud ingredients.