Glamping and more in Lebanon, Kentucky (II)

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Glamping and more in Lebanon, Kentucky (II)

Glamping and more in Lebanon, Kentucky

 

Lebanon offers many unique and attractive venues for the couple searching for a unique wedding experience.

 

One of the newest venues, Limestone Branch Distillery is located right in crossroads between the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® and the Bourbon Craft Tour® routes. Limestone is a small family-owned and operated distillery. This hidden gem sells something a little different than Bourbon. Limestone offers Moon*Shine and Sugar*Shine. You can get your "Revenge", at Limestone, which is their closest bourbon product. The distillery also makes Climax Moonshine for Discovery Channel; "Moonshiners" star Mm Smith and a delicious new product "MoonPie Moonshine" in vanilla, chocolate or banana, made in cooperation with Chattanooga Bakery, the original MoonPie makers.

 

Glamping and more in Lebanon, Kentucky

 

Lebanon is in the heart of Bourbon Country. One of the world's most famous distilleries is only a short ten-minute drive from downtown Lebanon. Maker's Mark Distillery, located in Loretto, offers visitors tours of the bourbon making process and a chance to see how they dip the bottles in that famous red wax. You can even dip your own bottle in the gift shop.

 

Bourbon is only as good as the barrel it's aged in Independent Stave Company in Lebanon has been making bourbon barrels for a century. The Factory Tour gives visitors the chance to see how bourbon barrels are made, from shaping the staves, charring the inside, placing final hoops, and ensuring the barrel is liquid-tight without handmade sealers.

 

Glamping and more in Lebanon, Kentucky

 

One of the county's most famous residents, Ernie Brown, Jr., a.k.a. Turtleman, has his own exhibit at the Marion County Heritage Center. Brown was made famous by his role on Animal Planet's Call of the Wildman. The exhibit features items from Brown's childhood, his first turtle shows, a mock-up of the TV set, and a life-size stand-up perfect for a photo op. The Heritage Center is also home to memorabilia, artifacts, books and manuscripts depicting Marion County history and a genealogy room. The Center houses the collection of Don Johnson, one of the world's top trumpet players and a collection of memorabilia from another Marion County native, Eddie Miles, one of the country's most famous Elvis impersonators.

 

 

Glamping and more in Lebanon, Kentucky (I)

Glamping and more in Lebanon, Kentucky

 

Lebanon, Kentucky is your one-stop travel destination for history, bourbon heritage and unique outdoor recreational activities.

 

One of the newest outdoor attractions, Popes Creek Ranch, offers a place for visitors to enjoy the outdoors and have a place to relax and have fun. This 1,100 acre properly has over 25 miles of trails, for non-motorized use; hiking, biking and horseback riding.

 

Glamping and more in Lebanon, Kentucky

 

You can fish, do some bird and wildflower watching, and then catch a show in the Woodlands Amphitheater tucked into the trees. The 425-seat amphitheater can host concerts, debates, workshops and even weddings.

 

Spend the night in one of their authentic teepees with hardwood floors made from trees cut, dried and treated in Kentucky. Each teepee has a small porch and a stone fire pit.

 

If you don't want to "rough" it you can stay in one of their five glamping tents. All of the tents have hand built, Amish made beds. They also have a covered porch and the sides of the tents can roll up so you can enjoy nature while staying in bed.

 

Glamping and more in Lebanon, Kentucky

 

Hidden among the trees Popes Creek also offers visitors a chance to stay in the first local commercial adult sized tree house. Walk up the rustic path to couples tree house. The tree house has windows so you can look out and see the squirrels playing in the trees and a full sized bed along with table and chairs.

 

Popes Creek also has a honeymoon cabin that has a queen-sized bed and wood-burning stove tucked away in its own little meadow. "The Burley Shed" can be used as a reception/banquet hall. The shed was an old tobacco barn that was remodeled into an amazing dining facility. With large barn doors on both sides and two huge doom that open up to a massive porch, there is plenty of seating available tare large group. Popes Creek runs right in front of the Burly Shed so sitting outside is incredibly enjoyable and peaceful.

 

Glamping and more in Lebanon, Kentucky

 

Just down the road from Popes Creek, the hiking and biking enthusiasts will find the Cecil L. Gorley Naturalist Trail with a 3.2 mile trek around Fagan Branch Reservoir with 43 bridges and a wide array of wildlife. The trail has picnic tables, benches and allows visitors to enjoy a great escape from the busy world.