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Take a Trip on the Bourbon Trail

Let Sherie Clarke of Picture This Travel plan your adventure

Looking for a fun Father's Day trip without going too far? Check out this Lexington based itinerary curated by Sherie Clarke of Picture This Travel. Picture This can help you plan every detail of your trip from the best hotel for your adventure, reservations for tours and events, and a road map to get you from place to place.

Where to Stay

Kentucky Castle
The Kentucky Castle offers the perfect getaway location with its beautiful grounds, luxurious accommodations, and attentive staff. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway or vacationing with friends or family, our rooms will exceed your expectations in every way possible.

The Campbell House, A Curio Collection
Once an equestrian farm, our 1951 building is a member of Historic Hotels of America.
Today, they offer award-winning dining, reimagined antebellum interiors, and event space for up to 2,100 guests. The University of Kentucky is in walking distance, and we're within 15 minutes of Town Branch Distillery, Keeneland Race Track, and Blue Grass Airport.

Recommended Bourbon Distilleries for Tours/Tastings
Woodford Reserve, Versailles, KY
Four Roses, Lawrenceburg, KY
Castle & Key, Versailles, KY
Buffalo Trace, Frankfort, KY
Makers Mark, Loretto, KY
Bardstown Bourbon Company, Bardstown, KY

Want a guide? Picture This Travel recommends Mint Julep Tours, offering tours of the region including Louisville Distilleries.

Looking for more just whiskey? Sherie also recommends these other Kentucky-Related Tours

  • Private tour of Claiborne Farms (traditional, old school, Secretariat) and/or Runnymede Farms, etc. Alternates: Win Star (state-of-the-art training, breeding), Three Chimneys (near Wallace Station, Seattle Slew buried/retired there, breeding, not as impressive), Ashford Stud (Versailles, international horse industry, home of American Pharah and Justify - last two Triple Crown Winners) with local Horse Farm guides
  • Kentucky Horse Park with guided tour
  • University of Kentucky Arboretum
  • Sip & Paint Experience with Kentucky Artist (paints all things Bourbon and Horses) Kayla
Weber Nord

Don't forget your meals. A travel agent can even book and recommend their favorite restaurants along your route. For this trip Sherie says Kentucky Native Cafe, Don Jockeys, Heirloom, Holly Hill Inn
, Wallace Station,
 Kentucky Castle, Dudley's, Carson's, The Grove, Honeywood
, Windy Corner Market, and 
Epping's on Eastside are their top picks.

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