Visitors journey to Bardstown to sample the smooth amber libation, but what is there to do after bourbon tastings? The article What to Do the Day After a Distillery Tour in The Bourbon Capital of the World® has great tips on fully enjoying your Bardstown getaway. After sipping smooth silky bourbon enjoy a filling meal, fresh air or some exercise. Exploring the beautiful, historic setting of downtown Bardstown offers all three. There’s no shortage of excellent and diverse restaurants to check out. The Bourbon Manor Bed and Breakfast Inn offers guests a tranquil, private setting, just steps from the charming town center. We have 10 luxury suites, an on-site spa and our own bourbon lounge, everything needed for a relaxing vacation. Reserve your summer escape to Bardstown with us today.
Enjoy a Hearty Meal
When overindulging a bit on vacation, a filling, comforting meal is just what you need. Nothing could be better than good old, homemade southern cooking and the choices are endless in Bardstown. Satisfy cravings with skillet-fried chicken, juicy steaks, BBQ brisket and rich chocolate pie. The perfect ending after bourbon tasting at the local distilleries.
Mammy’s Kitchen and Kurtz Restaurant are the places to go for authentic southern cooking. While Old Talbott Tavern offers classic southern favorites, along with great pub food in a historic building from the 1700’s. Modern comfort food and “boozy” milkshakes are on the menu at Bottle & Bond. Pasta cravings are met at charming Cafe Primo and there’s no better BBQ than the dishes at Alexander Bullitt’s Brewery & BBQ. For a romantic evening out, share a “moon” booth at The Rickhouse. This cozy hideaway is tucked in the historic Spalding Hall and they serve excellent steaks and cocktails.
Exercise and Fresh Air
Sometimes the best remedy is simply getting out in the fresh air. Clear your head walking the fascinating historic sites of Bardstown. Stroll the lovely downtown for shopping and antiquing. Or explore a serene parking with miles of hiking trails. There’s so much to see and enjoy between or after bourbon tastings.
Just steps from your room at the Bourbon Manor, stretch your legs on a self-guided historic walking tour through Bardstown’s past. Find peace and quiet in the miles of hiking and biking trails in the My Old Kentucky Home State Park and Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest. For a more rigorous workout, sweat it out on the 5K My Old Kentucky Home Running Tour. Then reward yourself by shopping at the dozens of unique shops, galleries and antique stores in Bardstown.
For the ultimate after bourbon treat book a relaxing massage or facial at the Bourbon Manor’s on-site spa. And when you’re ready for a perfectly crafted bourbon cocktail, visit our very own bourbon lounge. After a restful sleep, wake to a gourmet bourbon-themed breakfast each morning. Book your Bardstown summer vacation at our one-of-a-kind bed and breakfast for a memorable getaway.