16 Fabulous One-Stop Weekend Escapes
Harrodsburg, Kentucky: Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
Plenty peaceful during the day, Shaker Village becomes downright Zen in the late afternoon and evening. An overnight stay gives you time to tour this living-history site as well as enjoy a quiet night in the country.
Thirty-four brick and clapboard buildings house workshops, guest rooms, a restaurant and gift stores at Shaker Village (25 miles southwest of Lexington and 120 miles south of Cincinnati). Overnight guests stay in the same buildings where Shakers worked and slept, supping on Kentucky corn pudding and tart lemon pie. The bedrooms and suites, though comfortable, reflect the essence of Shaker simplicity. Hand-woven rugs cover oak floors, and sunlight pours through rippled glass behind muslin curtains (800) 734-5611).