The Inn at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill: Planning My Stay


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1817 East Family Dwelling, Shaker Village


September, 2016 

I’ve wanted to stay in one of the historic rooms at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill near Harrodsburg, Kentucky ever since I first visited there last year with my sister. And this weekend, I get to! The WoodSongs Gathering music festival will be held there, so I’m treating myself to a special stay.

I made a reservation for their tiniest room–very small with a twin bed, but somehow that seems especially authentic.  I will have my own bathroom, at least. It seemed shallow to ask about wi-fi, so I didn’t.  🙂  My room is on the 2nd floor of the 1817 East Family Dwelling.  One thing to keep in mind if you’re planning a stay is that there are no elevators in these historic buildings, so handicap accessibility is limited.

Shaker Village has been a warm beacon of hospitality for more than 200 years. Named as a top hidden travel destination by BBC News, The Inn is much more than a traditional hotel. Guest rooms, suites and private cottages—each offering distinct character—are located in 13 restored Shaker buildings. Rooms are comfortably appointed with Shaker reproduction furniture, original hardwood floors and spectacular countryside views.
This complete Kentucky destination allows you to be as active or as restful as your heart desires. Dine on seasonal seed-to-table menus at The Trustees’ Table and take home treasures from The Shops, then explore Shaker Village’s 3,000 acres of discovery. Shaker Village is within short driving distances from Kentucky’s legendary bourbon distilleries, horse farms and historic sites.   Shaker Village


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(September, 2017:  I’ll share my actual stay at Shaker Village in a separate blog post.)


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More about Shakers and Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill–available at 

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill: 50th Anniversary of the Restoration

Restoring Shakertown: The Struggle to Save the Historic Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill 

Framed prints of Shaker Village scenes

Shaker Function, Purity, Perfection

The Architecture of the Shakers

Shaker Songs: A Musical Celebration of Peace, Harmony and Simplicity

The Shakers: History, Culture and Craft

2 thoughts on “The Inn at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill: Planning My Stay

  1. It was lovely, Kathy. I only stayed one night, but really enjoyed the serenity of the place after all the day visitors were gone. And I loved my tiny room tucked into a corner on the 2nd floor!


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