Kentucky trip guide
Most artists hold regular hours in downtown Berea, but others work in the surrounding hills and may be available by appointment. Eastern Kentucky University sponsors a comprehensive regional arts and heritage web site, including a Berea crafts trail (859/622-2334; www.kaht.com). For general information, contact the Berea Welcome Center (800/598-5263, www.berea.com).
Berea College Free tours available, including one highlighting the student craft industries (859/985-3145; www.berea.edu).
The Glass Studio Michelle Weston's blown glass studio, in Berea's Old Town Artisan Village (859/985-0150; www.westonsstudioglass.com).
Haley-Daniels Doug and Wally Haley's furniture workshop, in Berea's Old Town Artisan Village (859/986-7243; www.haleydaniels.com).
Kentucky Artisan Center In Berea, a fabulous welcome center with a huge selection of local crafts (859/985-5448; www.kentuckyartisancenter.ky.gov).
Tater Knob Pottery Jeff Enge and Sarah Culbreth's wheel-thrown and hand-formed pottery, at the artists' farm outside Berea (859/986-2167; www.taterknob.com).
Warren A. May Handcrafted dulcimers and furniture, in Berea (859/986-9293; warrenamay.com).
Other noteworthy stops
Hot Flash Beads Jimmy Lou Jackson's handmade torchwork or glass beads, in Berea's Old Town Artisan Village. Closed January through March (859/986-2411).
Weaver's Bottom Craft Studio Neil and Mary Colmer's textiles and cornhusk dolls (859/986-8661; www.weaverbottomcraftstudio.com).
Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen Fall Fair A festival featuring more than 60 artists, usually held the second weekend of October in Berea (859/986-3192; www.kyguild.org).
Boone Tavern Restaurant Gourmet takes on Southern favorites, such as chocolate spoon bread and brown sugar pork chops (800/366-9358; www.boonetavernhotel.com.)
Main Street Cafe Light lunches and entrees such as Danish meatballs on Berea's College Square (859/986-0703).
Boone Tavern Hotel A 100-year-old landmark in downtown Berea, with simple furniture crafted by Berea College students. From $102 (800/366-9358; www.boonetavernhotel.com).
Snug Hollow Farm Bed and Breakfast A quiet gem in the country, with rooms and suites in the main house, plus a 150-year-old chestnut log cabin. Vegetarian dinners available (606/723-4786; www.snughollow.com).
Originally published September/October 2008