Famous for legendary horse farms, historic Bourbon distilleries and scenic drives through the stunning landscapes, Kentucky’s Bluegrass Region showcases the natural bounty of the state with charm and genuine Southern hospitality.
Visit the childhood home of Mary Todd Lincoln, the thriving Distillery District, and elegant Keeneland Race Course. At the world-renowned Kentucky Horse Park, explore two museums and interact with horses representing nearly 50 different breeds on 1,200 acres of prime Bluegrass.
If you are familiar with “cottagecore,” the lifestyle trend that’s taken the internet by storm, then you know Kentucky’s Bluegrass Region is it. Cottagecore is all about the return to a life before social media and the 40-hour workweek. It’s one with baking, foraging, and crafting. It’s the picturesque cottage in the woods surrounded by flower gardens and filled with the smell of fresh-baked bread.
Rather than just dressing for this ethereal lifestyle you want, make it happen with an escape to a home where you can live it. We have put together must-dos when visiting Kentucky’s Bluegrass region.
Tour nearby Kentucky bourbon distilleries
There are some experiences you just can’t miss when you visit the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. A visit to a bourbon distillery is one of them. Luckily there are 14 different distilleries nearby, each with its own story, look and feel. You’ll not only learn how bourbon is made, but you’ll start to understand why the “good old whiskey of old Kentuck” has inspired pride and passion among Kentuckians. Explore distilleries, events, and all-things-bourbon here.
Horse Farm Tours and Activities
As the Horse Capital of the World, Lexington is home to countless equine activities, attractions and places to learn about horses –from watching them race at Keeneland and the Red Mile to exploring their history at the Kentucky Horse Park. Set on a picturesque working horse farm just outside Lexington, the Kentucky Horse Park is a must-see attraction for horse lovers of all ages. Learn more about the Kentucky Horse Park here.
Enjoy Farm-to-Table Fresh Cuisine
Restaurants vary from trendy recipes and the newest haute cuisine, to the traditional, down-home Kentucky favorites that still inspire young chefs. You can enjoy a true taste of Kentucky by visiting many places around the Bluegrass State. Georgetown’s culinary landscape is flavored with down-home faves like barbecue, burgers and pub grub, international cuisine, tasty sweets, Southern-style home cooking, farm-to-table and more. Lexington’s County Club has the best smoked meats.
Over the last couple of decades, Lexington has grown from a handful of quaint boutiques to become a serious shopping destination. Visit the Hamburg Pavilion, the Summit at Fritz Farm and the Fayette Mall, the largest mall in the state of Kentucky. Find many interesting shops and antique stores dotted around the countryside and in nearby small towns.
The perfect #Cottage getaway
Are you ready for a quiet and relaxing getaway? Combine the luxurious comforts of a 5-star city hotel with the peaceful splendor of life on a Kentucky horse farm and you have the unique experience of a stay at Arcadia Cottage. Learn more about our Farm Cottage listing here.
Visit all Kentucky’s Bluegrass Region listings here.