A Romantic Getaway in Kentucky’s Bourbon Country

romantic couple walking hand in handEvery couple needs a romantic getaway this winter, whether it’s for Valentine’s Day, an anniversary or just to spice up chilly nights. Bardstown’s quaint downtown, with historic buildings and tree lined streets, encourages romantic walks. It invites couples to stroll to the many fascinating antique stores, cozy pubs and intimate restaurants. Also enjoy the picturesque countryside on a relaxing train excursion, touring bourbon distilleries or hiking a local park. Find the perfect setting for your lovers escape at the luxurious Bourbon Manor Bed and Breakfast. All suites, each named for a bourbon cocktail, have plush bedding, beautiful antique furnishings and private baths. Many rooms also include Jacuzzi tubs and fireplaces. Wake up each morning to our award-winning breakfast, at our tranquil park-like setting in the center of town. Plan the romantic vacation you deserve at the elegant Bourbon Manor today.

Romantic Entertainment in Bardstown

Any dinner rides on My Old Kentucky Dinner Train are a romantic trip through the rolling Kentucky countryside. All include wonderful four course meals with scenic views of the landscape scrolling by. Couples can also find exciting murder mystery themed excursions or special bourbon tasting trips. In February they’ve added two Valentine’s Day rides. Sit back and relax on this 2 and half hour journey and sip romantic setting with glasses of champagneyour complimentary bottle of wine along with a gourmet meal. The souvenir wine glasses will always remind you of this special dinner.

The Bernheim Arboretum and park has over 40 miles of serene trails that wind through forests and along streams. It’s an idyllic setting for romantic walks together in any season. However they’re throwing a 90th Anniversary Valentine Dinner this February. Seating is limited so make a reservation to celebrate romance in the forest. The evening will have a 1920’s theme and include dinner with dancing in the beautiful glass Visitor Center.

Bardstown for the Arts is a collective of local artists that hosts shows in the Gallery on the Square. In addition to displaying the works of the talented visual artists, they support local playwrights and actors. This February spend an evening enjoying an original romantic comedy “Sangria Smoothies.” 

Great Restaurants for a Romantic Evening

The dining choices in Bardstown will satisfy any craving with settings in historic pubs and cool cafes. Tucked in the basement of the original federal building, The Rickhouse has a hideaway feeling. The intimate dining room, with booths constructed from oak bourbon barrels, creates a cozy atmosphere. It’s the perfect nook to linger over exceptional steaks and bourbon cocktails. Talbotts Tavern immerses guests in the town’s past. Built in 1779, and known as one of the oldest western stagecoach stops. Now the stone tavern invites guests into there rich dark wood restaurant to enjoy great bourbon inspired meals. On the other end of the Romantic gifts of wine roses and red gift boxspectrum, Bottle and Bond offers a modern, chic interior that’s also warm and welcoming. The menu offers a wide variety of exceptional comfort food made with farm fresh ingredients. Their enormous bar serves up craft cocktails, beer, wine and if you’re feeling playful, yummy boozy milkshakes.

The Bourbon Manor also offers special packages and additions to make your stay even more romantic. Our on site spa provides relaxing massages and facials in a tranquil space. Add a couple’s massage, a dozen roses, a bottle of Champagne or chocolate sweets to your getaway. Other specials include gift certificates to local restaurants and a carriage ride around town. Book your lovers’ retreat with us today.


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