BEREA, KENTUCKY PROPERTY EST. 1909 • NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES After hosting several hundred guests in her home, Nellie Frost, Berea College First Lady, insisted on building a guest home for visitors; hence, Boone Tavern was built in 1909. Today, this beautiful historic hotel with graceful white columns and airy verandas rests among the vibrant galleries, shops, and studios of Berea—The Arts and Crafts capital of Kentucky. After an $11.3 million renovation in 2009, Boone Tavern became LEED Gold Certified. Guestrooms feature Berea College student-handcrafted furniture, baskets, and artwork along with modern conveniences. For the first time in history, Boone Tavern is now serving fine wines, craft beers, and famous Kentucky Bourbons in the award-winning legendary restaurant. A popular destination in the 1930s, the hotel was featured in Duncan Hines’ Adventures in Good Eating under “recommended by Duncan Hines.” ORIGINAL HOTEL CHARMING SERVICE TRADITIONAL DÉCOR CLASSICAL REVIVAL AMENITIES 63 eco-friendly guestrooms, including 6 suites. Guests enter the guestrooms with a historic real key and are welcomed by student-handcrafted furniture, artwork, woven baskets, ceiling fan, towel warmer, Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV, Keurig® gourmet coffee maker and eco-friendly amenities. Complimentary parking, gift shop, business center and over 5,000 square feet of event space accommodates up to 150 guests. DINING The award-winning restaurant features legendary cornbread soufflé, locally known as Spoonbread and Chicken Flakes in a Bird’s Nest. The chefs create fabulous southern cuisine, using local and Kentucky Proud ingredients. Homemade desserts are seasonally made and complete your dining experience. Now serving fine wines, craft beers, and the famous Kentucky Bourbons during “Tavern Times” lunch and dinner. Open 7 days a week. LOCATION On the Berea College campus, 40 miles south of Lexington, just off I-75 in Berea, Kentucky—The Folk Arts and Crafts Capital of Kentucky and home to the Kentucky Artisan Center. 10 miles from Eastern Kentucky University, 10 miles to EKU Center for Performing Arts. 15 miles to Renfro Valley. 25 miles to Fort Boonesborough State Park. 45 miles to Shakertown. 50 miles to Keeneland. Blue Grass Airport: 50 miles, 60 minutes. 100 Main Street Berea, KY 40404 T 859.985.3700
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