Fall & Bourbon: Crafting the Perfect Getaway

Fall Getaway in Bardstown, KentuckyNow that Labor Day Weekend has passed, we can unofficially say goodbye to summer and welcome the fast-approaching fall. Trees are already beginning to hint at the fall color show to come, and soon we’ll be surrounded by the vibrant reds, oranges, and yellows that make us fall in love with this season every year.  As the air begins to cool, there’s no better way to warm yourself up from the inside out than with a glass of Kentucky’s famous Bourbon.  It’s no wonder fall is such a popular time to getaway to beautiful Bardstown. Take advantage of this incredible fall weather, and book your room with us today.

How to Enjoy Your Fall Getaway

The fall color show in Kentucky is nothing short of spectacular, but it’s not the only reason to visit this September.  The popular Kentucky Bourbon Festival is underway, and the excitement can be felt everywhere you go. Bourbon lovers should no doubt take a tour of Bardstown’s Bourbon Distilleries.  There are 6 bourbon distilleries in the area, including Barton 1792 Distillery and Visitor Center; Jim Beam American Stillhouse, Maker’s Mark Distillery, Four Roses Distillery, Willett Distillery, and Heaven Hill Distilleries Bourbon Heritage Center.  Each is Fall Getaway to Bourbon Country in Bardstown, Kentuckyworth visiting in their own right, as they all work with their own unique flavors and traditions. For an even a deeper appreciate for Kentucky’s Bourbon history at the Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History.

When you’re ready to appreciate the beauty of fall, there’s no place better than the Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest.  It’s one of the most popular places for fall foliage in all of Kentucky.  As you hike along the trails, you’ll enjoy colorful maples, dogwoods, magnolias, conifers, cypresses, hollies, beeches and buckeyes.  Bernheim’s annual Colorfest will take place on October 21, 2017.  For something a little more passive, sit back and relax, and enjoy fall’s incredible scenery aboard a historic Train Ride through the scenic Rolling Fork River Valley with the Kentucky Railway Museum.

After a chilly fall day enjoying Bardstown’s incredible scenery, there is nothing better than coming home to the Bourbon Manor Bed and Breakfast, where you’ll find our Bourbon Bar and Lounge, The Bunghole. It’s housed on property, in a fully renovated 3-story historic tobacco barn.  This fall, we’re serving up an incredible array of delicious cocktails and small bites to complement your getaway.  Our featured drink for the season is a deliciously unique concoction called Honey Bourbon Cider.  The recipe is as follows:

Fall Getaway to BardstownHONEY BOURBON CIDER

2.5 oz. apple cider
1 oz. bourbon
2 tsp. honey
Cinnamon stick
Fall spices like ground cinnamon or nutmeg (optional)
Couple of thin red apple slices

Our cider is great served warm or cold, and is the ideal Fall Bourbon Cocktail. Begin by heating the cider, honey, and apple slices in a small saucepan. Once it’s warmed up, pour mixture into a glass and add bourbon, a cinnamon stick, and any other fall spices you’d like, such as grated cinnamon, nutmeg, or ginger. Serve as is warm or in a glass filled with ice. Enjoy! 

Beyond relishing the gorgeous hues of fall, there’s plenty to do in Bardstown this season. Book your fall getaway at the Bourbon Manor Bed and Breakfast today.


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