From the oddly named Dog Slaughter Falls and the Flat Lick Falls to the “Niagara of the South,” Cumberland Falls, KY is home to some breathtaking landscapes, featuring rolling hills, forested woodlands and glassy lakes Kentucky also boasts some spectacular waterfalls that offer excellent hiking trails, fantastic spring-time swimming, lovely picnicking spots, and great bird and wildlife watching. Certain attractions may be temporarily closed or require advance reservations. Hours/availability may have changed.
2.Bad Branch Falls
3.Broke Leg Falls
5.Dog Slaughter Falls
7.Flat Lick Falls
8.Seventy Six Falls
9.Star Creek Falls
12 of the Most Beautiful Kentucky Waterfalls
- Anglin Falls, Photo: Courtesy of jctabb - Fotolia.com
- Bad Branch Falls, Photo: Courtesy of jctabb - Fotolia.com
- Broke Leg Falls, Photo: Courtesy of fanjianhua - Fotolia.com
- Cumberland Falls, Photo: Courtesy of Charles - Fotolia.com
- Dog Slaughter Falls, Photo: Courtesy of Alexey Stiop - Fotolia.com
- Eagle Falls, Photo: Courtesy of Alexey Stiop - Fotolia.com
- Flat Lick Falls, Photo: Courtesy of Sherman - Fotolia.com
- Seventy Six Falls, Photo: Courtesy of matteosan - Fotolia.com
- Star Creek Falls, Photo: Courtesy of Pattadis - Fotolia.com
- Tioga Falls, Photo: Courtesy of lenonka - Fotolia.com
- Torrent Falls, Photo: Courtesy of valalolo - Fotolia.com
- Yahoo Falls, Photo: Courtesy of Wuttisit - Fotolia.com
- Cover Photo: Courtesy of Sherman - Fotolia.com
More Ideas: Campbell House
The double-height columns of the porch instantly offer guests an insight into the elegance and luxury of the Campbell House Lexington, Curio Collection by Hilton.
The boutique hotel sits two miles away from Lexington, Kentucky’s bustling downtown and combines a rich history and Southern hospitality with new renovations and modern amenities. The fantastic service and sumptuous rooms make this hotel a favorite for all VIPs visiting the area, as the hotel also boasts an on-site 24-hour fitness center, an indoor heated pool, and an award-winning restaurant.
Thanks to its location near many sports grounds, The Campbell House is an excellent choice for guests interested in horse-racing or basketball or for those who just want to experience some of Kentucky’s signature charm.
The Campbell House has 250 total guest rooms spread across its sprawling, white-façade building. The décor throughout the establishment is influenced by both the area’s history and horseracing preoccupation, leading to equestrian and antebellum flourishes.
All the hotel’s guest rooms offer complimentary high speed Wi-Fi, coffee makers, premium cable channel on 37-inch flat screen LCD televisions, and beds with pillow-top mattresses and outsized leather headboards. Air conditioning and heating have in-room controls to adjust to all seasons, while black-out curtains on the windows allow for uninterrupted lazy mornings. The white-tile bathrooms come with bathroom necessities and hair dryers, and irons and ironing boards are also supplied for guest comfort. For security and peace of mind, all guest room doors have double-locking systems and electronic locks.
Standard rooms are available in regular or oversized options, with the only real difference being the amount of floor space around the beds. These guest rooms also have the option of one king-sized bed or two queen-sized beds, depending on the preferred sleeping arrangements.
The Campbell House’s suites are a step up in both space and amenities, and all of them are two-room suites plus a bathroom. The One King One Bedroom Suite and Two Queen Beds One Bedroom Suite come with a separate living room complete with an armchair, ottoman, and sofa to ensure maximum comfort.
The One King Bedroom Suite with Fireplace Dining represents the pinnacle of relaxed luxury, as the sprawling room features a 47-inch television, separate bath tub and shower in the bathroom, and the height of in-room dining. There is a wet bar, a kitchenette with mini refrigerator, and a dining table with chairs to ensure a sumptuous, private dining experience. The statement fireplace makes for a charming feature during the summer and a warm treat during the winter, making for a cozy and intimate feeling.
There is also a large variety of accessible accommodation available for guests with mobility, auditory, or visual needs. The king- or two queen-sized rooms have a wide range of features to help guests depending on the room type. These range from roll-in showers for wheelchair users to visual alarms and notifications to replace knocks or phone calls for guests with hearing difficulties.
Animals up to 50lbs are allowed to stay the the Campbell House. Keeping a pet in your room incurs a non-refundable deposit. Service animals are also allowed for guests with needs, and the deposit is not required under those circumstances.
Kilbern’s Restaurant offers a resplendent Southern dining, serving up traditional American fare that holds its own as a favorite spot for the locals. You’ll find fried chicken, steak, and pot-stickers, along with a buffet style brunch at weekends. No trip to Kilbern’s is complete without the famous bread pudding, and it prides itself on being one of the few true Southern dining rooms still around.
Added to the Campbell House in 2006, Bogart’s Lounge was originally designed to be an upscale nightclub. Instead, it has come into its own as a bar and lounge, offering an excellent selection of drinks and appetizers. Besides the cocktail menu, the bar is best known for its local Kentucky bourbons. Knowledgeable bartenders can recommend you the best tipples and help guide your tasting experience according to your own preferences.
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Inside the Campbell House, there are fourteen different meeting and conference rooms available to hire. Private events can be booked for all manner of occasions and guests, and the 18,000 square feet of function space is ideal to rent for weddings, gatherings, and corporate events.
The set-up of rooms is very flexible, allowing for up to 500 people to attend events such as weddings or receptions. In contrast, there is a total of 26,000 square feet available to rent for meetings, meaning there is space for up to 2,100 people to attend conferences.
The hotel also has over 50 years of experience with wedding planning, so it offers help for organizing receptions, ceremonies, catering, and everything in between. Wedding hire includes a dedicated event planner, and various other staff such as floral artist, entertainers, and photographers can also be organized to help make your dream wedding a reality.
Named for a Lexington native, the Gay Brewer Jr. Course at Picadome is a mere 500ft away from the Campbell House so golf enthusiasts have easy access. The facility was originally built in 1927 and therefore offers a course with a distinctly old style. The greens undulate, the fairways are lined with trees, and landing areas are compact. With a par of 72, the 18-hole course is exciting and challenging for amateurs and pros alike.
The Campbell House in Lexington is located a comfortable two miles from the city center, making for a pleasant walk or a quick drive into downtown. There are a lot of attractions nearby that provide appeal for guests in the heart of the Bluegrass region, as well as various arts festivals which that at different points in the year.
Sports fans will be entertained by both the Commonwealth Stadium (home of the Kentucky Wildcats football team) and the Kentucky Basketball Academy. Both locations frequently hold games that are sure to entertain and enthuse, and the Commonwealth Stadium’s impressive 61,000 seating capacity means that the University of Kentucky Wildcats play in front of cheering hometown crowds.
If horse racing is more your thing, Lexington is famous for its races. The Keeneland Race Track and Red Mile Harness Race Track are within a few miles of the hotel, and the races are held fairly often. The Red Mile is notable for its harness races, in which horses pull two-wheel carts during their race. Keeneland Race Track also holds auctions for those wishing to purchase thoroughbred or bloodstock race horses.
The University of Kentucky and Sullivan University, Lexington also have campuses in the city, which make for educational and interesting trips. The University of Kentucky has fifteen libraries on campus, almost thirty thousand students and, due to its founding in 1865, boasts some beautiful architecture in the city.
The University of Kentucky is home to the UK Arboretum, which is also known as The State Botanical Garden of Kentucky or Lexington Arboretum. Consisting of 100 acres, it is open from dawn till dusk and contains a mixture of local and international flora that represent the biodiversity found both across the world and throughout America’s own states. It’s a pleasant green space to wander through or picnic in, though the heat during the summer can be oppressive.
Woodford Reserve Bourbon Distillery is fifteen miles east of the Campbell House and offers tours around its premises to give guests an insight into the making of Kentucky bourbon. The tour provides a history of the drink, an insight into flavors and the bottling process, and a tasting of the distillery’s award-winning craft bourbon for guests over 21. The standard tours last for an hour, though there are other options that span two hours and provide a more in-depth look at Kentucky’s best-known spirit.
1375 South Broadway Road, Lexington, Kentucky 40504, Phone: 859-255-4281
More Ideas: Ashley Inn Bed and Breakfast
The Ashley Inn Bed and Breakfast is in a quiet corner of Kentucky’s Bluegrass Region, located on-site at the Meadow Lake Equestrian Center. While the site’s history dates back to 1840, the hotel was built in 2007 to combine modern amenities with classic Southern charm.
The small, welcoming bed and breakfast sits in Lancaster, KY amid 130 acres of surrounding grounds. The peaceful garden, small size and beautiful lake make this the perfect getaway for couples or families seeking a relaxing change of pace, while Lexington is also nearby enough for those seeking the buzz of a city.
The Ashley Inn has six rooms in total which include five unique guest rooms with private bathrooms and one other which welcomes pets. All the guest rooms are decorated in unique ways and feature washrooms with over the bath showerheads (except when stated) and plenty of space. The delicious breakfast is provided for guests in the main dining area of the inn.
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The Savannah room caters to couples celebrating weddings, honeymoons or anniversaries. The king-sized bed sits in a room with two especially large closets and plenty of space to take a private breakfast in. The windows provide a northeasterly view, showing trees and acres of rolling countryside. The pale pink and green color scheme accentuates the rustic, heavy wood furniture and the décor is cute without being kitsch.
The Tara Room, in contrast, aims to be family-friendly as it has space to sleep four people. Thanks to its queen-sized bed, twin bed and trundle bed (which slides underneath the twin bed to create more room during the daytime), there are ample spaces to sleep. The Tara bathroom is located across the hall and there is a back staircase that leads to the room’s door. Views show the surrounding grounds and the western facing windows are designed to showcase the beautiful Kentucky sunsets. The Tara Room is decorated in delicate eggshell blues, with a medium wood floor and charmingly mismatched but complementing furniture.
The Dreamer Room reigns over the whole inn, holding court at the top of the grand entry’s curved staircase. The king-sized room is designed to be charming and handsome, with a dark four-poster bed, large fireplace and decorated in shades of peach and oak. Additional seating space is available outside at the top of the staircase, while the room itself contains an additional twin bed to sleep three people. For a fee, another stowaway bed can be added for family or friends’ vacations, sleeping up to four people.
This versatility is continued in the Secret Garden Room, which can sleep two people in either two twin-sized beds or one king-sized bed. The en suite bathroom and bedroom both come with large windows offering views over the reflecting pond and luscious acres of the Meadow Lake Equestrian Center. They also showcase the ‘secret’ English Garden of its name, highlighting the courtyard and fountain. The bedroom is located in the back corner of the house and is only accessible via the back staircase, to ensure privacy and seclusion. Bright yellows and light wood furniture foster a sense of both optimism and serenity for guests staying in this room.
In its own building, The Veranda Room is located away from the main house, with walls six inches thick to maximize privacy and quiet. Decorated in verdant apple and autumnal tangerine with crisp white wicker accents, Southern elegance oozes from this room. The private en suite bathroom has two sinks and the extra-large guest room boasts a king-sized bed as well as a separate seating and living room area complete with television. It serves as an ideal peaceful getaway from busy city life, with views of the English courtyard and fountain.
Finally, The Aviary is the hotel’s pet-friendly suite which allows dogs. It comes with a double bed, dresser, seating area and en suite bathroom with a shower, but no bathtub. As a ground-level room, The Aviary is very accessible and has a door opening onto the Meadow Hills Equestrian Center and a private patio, which faces west for fantastic views of the sunset. Furnished with a cast-iron bed, the décor contrasts pale blue-grey walls with dark furniture and drapes.
Ashley Inn Bed and Breakfast has been a popular site for weddings in Kentucky for several years, due to its stunning period architecture and sprawling green grounds. The hotel can cater to parties of all sizes, from an intimate elopement ceremony up to hundreds of guests celebrating the big day.
Wedding planning services include scheduling vendors, organizing catering, hiring photographers and finalizing details. Wedding rental includes a bridal dressing room and exclusive use of the Carriage House, which is complete with a limestone patio, cocktail tables and restrooms. There is also day use of the grounds included, which have many excellent spots for photo opportunities.
Outdoor weddings can take place in several locations which include by the weeping willows which grow lakeside, on the manicured front lawn of Antebellum Mansion or underneath a secluded canopy of tree branches.
There are also indoor wedding locations offered, which are either inside a traditional tobacco barn or within the newly-constructed carriage house pavilion that can accommodate up to 400 guests.
Overnight accommodations are also available to wedding parties, though they are limited due to the small size of the hotel.
Besides weddings, Ashley Inn also has provisions to host corporate meetings and other private events. Elegant spaces are available for business meetings, which can be catered by the inn. Ashley Inn is an ideal location for exploring the Bluegrass area while also talking business.
Most guests staying at Ashley Inn Bed and Breakfast stay due to its position on-site at Meadow Lake Equestrian Center. The full-service facility is dedicated to helping riders of all levels achieve their goals, and as such offers lessons, camps and training programs.
All activities have a focus on riding safely and so are taught by professional staff. Riding lessons offered include dressage, jumping, trail riding, vaulting and classes dedicated to overcoming past fears of riding. Guests at the Ashley Inn may be interested in taking small group or private riding lessons on the well-cared for horses, no matter their previous experience level.
There are also shows hosted at Meadows Lake periodically, for competitive equestrians. Riders with their horse stabled at Meadows Lake are able to go for trail rides around the area and soak up all the beautiful Bluegrass countryside.
Lancaster itself is the seat of Garrard County, Kentucky, with a population of less than 3,500 people. However, it’s very close to Lexington, which has far more to do for guests seeking to get a taste of the southern Kentucky charm. The second-largest city in Kentucky is home to many horse races such as the Kentucky Horse Park, The Red Mile and Keeneland. If horse racing isn’t for you, it also has the largest dedicated basketball arena in the US, Rupp Arena, where you can try and catch a game. June-time visitors to the city can catch the Festival of Bluegrass which celebrates the state’s local music scene, or watch the spectacle of Lexington Pride Festival in late June. There are many other arts and cultural events throughout the year, cementing Lexington’s status as a cosmopolitan city.
Lexington is also packed to the brim with museums and historic sites. The Aviation Museum of Kentucky and the University of Kentucky Art Museum host impressive collections, while the Lexington Public Library and First African Baptist Church boast interesting architectural and social histories. Front of house staff at Ashley Inn Bed and Breakfast can help guide visitors keen to see Lexington and offer advice on the most notable sights.
128 Ashley Inn Way, Lancaster, KY 40444, Phone: 800-548-4922
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