center dwelling house at shaker village

Harrodsburg Area

Harrodsburg Area

Today, our trip includes all things Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill! Tour the beautiful grounds to take plenty of Insta-ready selfies, then pop into the nearby historic Beaumont Inn for a great meal and a good night’s rest! 🍽️ 🛏️  If you want to venture out for a little recreation, take a relaxing float down the nearby Kentucky Palisades.

Scenes From The Road

centre dwelling house at shaker village

Centre Family Dwelling

The main dwelling buildings were named by their location—these Shakers making up the Centre “family.” Up to 100 members lived as brothers and sisters on opposite sides of this building, which contained 14 bedrooms, kitchens, a dining room, a cellar with food storage rooms, an infirmary and a large meeting room.

Kids biking at Shaker Vilalge

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

Shaker Village is a great place to play outdoors with your entire family.

table with family style meals peach salad, cole slaw, sweet tea, rolls

The Trustees Table at Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill

Steeped in tradition, The Trustees’ Table’s menus celebrate Shaker Village’s roots by featuring dishes made of seasonal ingredients from our garden and local farmers.

Check out their website for reservation times.

outside view of historic inn with beaumont inn sign at front of photo

Beaumont Inn

In 2019, Beaumont Inn celebrated their 100th Anniversary. Here they will provide you a unique Kentucky experience from our award winning “yellow-legged” fried chicken and bourbon and whiskey collection to our unique antique appointed guest rooms.  They are dedicated to offering Kentucky experience in this historic setting.

Check out their website for reservations for dinner or accommodations. 

lake next to cliff rock

Kentucky Palisades

Since the Palisades are so remote with very little development nearby, many paddlers enjoy being more deeply immersed in nature, and connecting with new levels of solitude—not to mention, a higher likelihood of seeing wildlife, including bobcats, great blue heron, kingfishers, and peregrine falcons.