Enjoy a unique Bourbon Tasting with a highly trained and experienced Bourbon and Cocktail professional. Including a Sensory Experience with both Taste and Aroma pairings. Also, each guests will create their own customized Old-Fashioned from the ground up. Becoming true Kentucky Mixologists. Served with a Small Batch & Single Barrel pour. Come discover Bourbon!
Enjoy a picnic breakfast, lunch, or dinner on our lovely private 12 acre farm just 15 minutes from downtown Lexington yet totally private and social distant enjoying the woods and fields with our friendly goat family. Food is brought in from Lexington's top restaurants, breakfast or lunch from DV8 or First Watch; dinner from Sutton's Italian or barbeque from City Barbeque. The complete meal will be set prior to your arrival, including fresh fruit and ice water. Your picnic area will have a picnic style table, adirondack chairs, and a hammock for you to relax in, or a game of cornhole or Bocca Ball. The goats will be tied in the picnic area so there is no need to worry about them invading your dinner! Time can be spent with our baby goats, holding and bonding with them in their own area. The picnic will be in a wooded area that is a 50 foot walk from the parking area. We can accommodate up to 20 guests in your group, if you would like to be the only group at a time picnicking, just click private group when signing up, so your experience will be totally private. It is perfect for couples, families, or groups. We can also customize your picnic brunch or dinner, and have many dates available, just request a date and time.
Guests will begin a tour near the breeding facility where they will learn about the history of Xalapa Farm and what led to it becoming Hill ‘n’ Dale at Xalapa today. Then, we will proceed into the historic stallion barn & meet most, if not all, of the stallions on the roster including Curlin, Ghostzapper, Good Magic, & Charlatan. Next, we will proceed to the breeding facility. We will see where the stallions come into the facility. We will see where the mares enter the facility and what occurs prior, during and after a breeding. Then, we will some barns with mares & foals, as well as a drive around to see the bridge, race track & other locations where the movie Seabiscuit was filmed. We will also see the race track, life size bronze horse statue and bronze foals, crescent barn, crescent house, gardeners house, and blacksmith shop. Also, we will see some some historic spots such as water pump house, filtration system & water tower. The headstone of Prince Palantine which is a huge part of the history of Xalapa is on the farm as well. You will see the AirBNB (unless occupied)…plus a few extras!!!
Witness the magic of historical photography and make heirloom portraits in silver. Invented in 1851, wet-plate collodion tintype photography involves coating a metal plate with light-sensitive chemistry to make an image. Because this process does not involve film negatives, each plate captures a singular image that will last lifetimes, with a metallic surface and high level of detail that could never be duplicated with a digital process or filter. Located near downtown Louisville, my studio occupies the first floor of a house built in 1885, with a darkroom and portrait parlor modeled after those in the 19th century. In a one-hour studio portrait session, we’ll discuss the tintype process, look at historical and contemporary examples, and plan poses for portraits. Together we’ll make three 4x5” hand-poured photographic plates, using a hybrid of antique and contemporary tools. You’ll see the process from start to finish, from coating a plate to developing in the darkroom. After your session, I will varnish your plates and mail them to you. You will also receive high-resolution images via email.
Birdwatching in Red River Gorge
Guests will park at the cabin parking lot on the right to meet up with the guide. After checkin, guests will enjoy a leisurely stroll with their naturalist through field found below the Gladie Visitor Center, looking to identify the many birds that make the Red River Gorge their home. Cardinals, blue jays, humming birds and more are waiting to be spotted!
Moonshine Trail bus tour
Guests will be picked up from the meeting location or any local hotel by the Leave No Trace Adventures Shuttle bus. Our tour makes 2 different stops along the Moonshine trail, visiting the Backwoods Moonshine Museum and the Ky mountain moonshine distillery for a tour and tasting award winning Kentucky moonshine. Meet real moonshiners and hear tales of their adventures, get your own moonshine trail passport, and talk with a master distiller about his secrets.
Animal Care Behind-The-Scenes!
Join our animal care staff at 7:30am to get to feed and learn about everything from llamas, donkeys, horses, and cows to bison, bunnies, turtles, and chickens. You will get to choose how involved you want to be in the morning care process. You can choose to observe from a distance, just feed the critters, or get in and try your hand at being a super duper poop scooper! Your host will share fun stories, interesting facts and more about every animal you encounter. Other things to note Please consider anyone in your group that may be allergic or frightened of animals. Please wear attire that you do not mind to get a little dirty.
Downtown Main Street Walking Food and History Tour
Learn about Downtown Lexington's captivating history as we take a culinary cruise to five delicious stops all in one afternoon! Discover award-winning eateries, unique foodie items like the buzz button, freshly baked breads from family-owned shops, fresh Kentucky-farmed vegetables, and more! In between bites, learn about colorful characters from Lexington's history and pass through landmarks like Skuller's Clock, The Square, and Phoenix Park.
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1. arrive at barn with appropriate footwear and pants for riding. 2. Enter the herd that most matches your assessed skill and experience level . 3. Walk horse to barn and perform 1:1 grooming like a tea party! 4. Proceed to mount your horse and have preliminary lesson on riding. 5. Follow your host onto a nature trail. 6. Give each rider an opportunity to partner with their horse and nature. 7. Stop and safety check all tack half way through and discuss nature in our environment. 8. Return on an alternate trail to the farm. 9. Circle up and discuss what the power of the experience was for each participant. Other things to note When you enter the property, there will be a metal gate. Please open (and close) it and drive down the drive to the rust colored barn. Park at the barn and the host will meet you there. There are free range horses so drive cautiously.
Making Authentic Fire-Baked Pizza
Join us in preparing, topping, and baking authentic Pizza Classica! During your experience, you will learn how to make your own dough and taught about the fermentation process. Even learn how to toss your dough into the air! Your pizza will then be topped with toppings of your choice and launched into the fiery oven. Watch the magic happen as your pizza bakes in less than five minutes! After baking the pizzas, you’re free to stay and eat it with us or take it to go. Join us in a tasty, pizza-lover experience!
Join me on the photoshoot experience that is bound to complete your visit to Cincinnati! Enjoy the historic architecture and rich history while posing it up with your family, significant other or make it a solo occasion. We will begin at beautiful Washington Park located in the heart of Over-the-Rhine, make our way over to classic Music Hall and finish off on Vine Street in front of the most spectacular murals in the city. I hope you leave with a greater appreciation for this quaint midwest city. The age old architecture and history behind the walls of each building are worth more than just a visit, they want to be remembered and photographed with you! !!OTHER THINGS TO NOTE PLEASE READ!! If you CANNOT WALK, this will NOT be the experience for you. If you are FROM THE CINCINNATI AREA, please DO NOT book this experience. This is a special experience JUST for people visiting from out of town. If you would like to book with me privately, please send me a message! The average time this experience takes is 30 MINUTES. Experience/photoshoot images are color edited and 10-20 final photos are sent to the guest via email. !!CANCELLATION!! Please read the cancellation policy, I've had misunderstandings due to people NOT reading the policy!
Arch overload hiking adventure
Our adventure will consist of hiking an old logging road and new trail on private property to explore the largest collection of natural arches in the state! There is steep inclines going up and down. You’ll get to explore an amazing rock shelter and 10 arches as we trace along. Leave No Trace Adventures has exclusive access to these amazing features! Total hike is about 5 miles round trip. Other things to note We are in the woods so pants are encouraged. Closed toes shoes are required! Rain does happen, snacks are good. This adventure is available ANY day, just message me to add your time to the calendar!
Tea Ceremony at Shelby's Tea House
Indulge in the exquisite flavors of thoughtfully selected teas as you immerse yourself in the serenity of my tea sanctuary! Embarking on the essence of the Chinese (Gong Fu) tea ceremony, I present a curated selection of loose-leaf teas sourced mindfully from distributors spanning the globe. Nestled on cushions upon the tatami floor, our journey unfolds. The teas, each with a story to tell, guide us through moments of silent sipping and gentle conversations, creating a unique tapestry of shared experiences. Whether you're a couple, a gathering of friends, or savoring solo, this ceremony invites you to sip, savor, and connect in a tranquil haven where the art of tea becomes a shared celebration. Welcome to a space where the beauty of tea and the spirit of connection intertwine gracefully.
We take guests into the mountains of Kentucky Appalachia by vehicle, guided by local, trained guides, to see and meet the free-roaming horses of Kentucky. Some horses are tame, others are feral. We have given guides extensive safety training and all are familiar with horses. The Guides also provide cultural and historic background of the area during the 30 minute ride up the mountain, and back. While encountering the herds, our guides first make sure there are not too many horses around the vehicle so that no one gets too close. This is usually not the case, as the feral horses do not come close to the vehicle and the tame ones are friendly and don't get too pushy. The total tour is 3 hours, and we offer a money back guarantee if they do not see any horses. But our guides know the mountains and where the horses hang out, so that has never happened. 35% of the tour fees go towards our hay and vet fund. We pick up horses when they need extra feed to stay healthy or if they are ill or diseased, or if they wander onto private property. All horses are adopted out once they are healthy again. *If you enjoyed your experience please tip your tour guide if you are able to do so. Thank you!
When you visit us, you are welcome to make a custom candle and any of our other products. You will create your own scent combination by blending up to 3 of our 80 year-round or seasonal fragrance options into a candle, lotion, sugar scrub, hand soap, or just an oil to diffuse. We also offer coffee, beer, wine, and cocktails to enjoy during your visit! Your candle will take at least 1-1.5 hours to set depending on the size that is chosen; this is a great time to explore our local Nulu neighborhood & grab a bite to eat while you wait!