shaun and i have both lived in kentucky our whole lives, but have never done much kentucky touristy stuff. we decided that we would drive down to the maker's mark distillery for the free tour.
it was pretty cool! we aren't really drinkers, but it was still neat to hear about the history and see the beautiful property. plus, they give you a free tasting and free bourbon balls!! YUM!
you can stick your finger right in and taste the new batches before they are barreled. cool, but kind of weird.
then we headed to our bed & breakfast. it was sooooo nice! maple hill manor bed & breakfast. wow. i can't even express how much we liked this place. from the moment we arrived, we were welcomed and taken care. we were barely there for 24 hours and we seriously were not ready to leave. we instantly connected with the inn keepers and had an amazing time. the area, the history, the people, the atmosphere, the breakfast. right up our alley and so much fun!
we had dinner at an awesome restaurant in bardstown called circa. it is in a beautiful historic home that was built in 1788. the food was outstanding. it was a cozy intimate atmosphere that was perfect for our little night away. definitely a good recommendation from the b&b owners that we are glad we took.
maple hill manor also has llamas and alpacas. pretty cute to watch and shaun couldn't resist feeding them.
the whole property was amazing. i wish we had taken more pictures, but we weren't there long enough. =( but, we have already decided that this will be an annual thing. we just loved everything about this place and look forward to going back.
they even gave C a little stuffed alpaca. we were excited to get home and see her, but sad to leave our new favorite getaway.
we definitely recommend this b&b and obviously had a wonderful time.
thank you shauny for my wonderful mother's day. i'm so thankful that you took the time to find this place and i loved every minute.
next - i PROMISE will be a post about our kitchen. we picked out counter tops on saturday and had someone come measure today. demo day is getting closer!!!!