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Private Bourbon & Mixology Tasting w/ Local Expert
Enjoy a Private 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. Finishing with a craft cocktail from the in-house craft cocktail menu. Come discover Bourbon with me!
Guided Bigfoot Hunt with Local Kentucky Bigfoot Expert
Hello fellow Bigfoot enthusiasts! I'm Charlie Raymond, the founder of the Kentucky Bigfoot Research Organization. I'll be your guide as we use proven techniques to elicit an interaction with a Bigfoot in one of my private research areas! This (slow) 4 hour hike will take place on an easy trail. We'll take it slow and use strategies I've learned to elicit a possible Bigfoot interaction! Along with sharing my research techniques, I'll share fascinating local Bigfoot encounters from this area. I have a thermal imager for everyone to use and I'll supply red headlamps. This trail has produced terrific Bigfoot interactions recently! This will be an incredibly fun, exhilarating experience, trust me! ***** NEW "BIGFOOT ROOMS" TO RENT ****** I also have two BRAND NEW rooms available in my nearby Clay City Inn you can reserve through Airbnb each called Bigfoot Bungalow #1 and #2.
Meet the Mountain Horses of Kentucky
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.
Alpaca farm and fiber mill experience
We are a real working fiber farm and fiber mill! Your tour will be an educational tour where you learn about the animals who live and play at Red Hill Fiber Mill & Alpaca Farm. You will learn about the animals’ daily routines, the history of alpacas, and of course –all about alpaca fiber. We will take a brief tour of the mill, and finish up in our farm store! Most of our animals are very friendly, but please remember, we are not a petting zoo. If the animals do not want to interact, we will not force them. However, we will have tasty treats available to entice them!
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.
Gourmet Picnic with the goats
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.
Tea Ceremony with Rohit
Taste delicious teas, in a mindful way, while enjoying the peace of my tea room! I serve tea inspired by the Chinese (Gong Fu) tea ceremony. These are generally loose leaf teas sourced from mindful distributors around the world. We'll be sitting on the cushions on the tatami floor, and depending on which teas speak to us, we'll begin the journey by tasting the first cup in silence, followed by some quiet conversations. The ceremony is ideal to enjoy as a couple, a group of friends, or even just by yourself.
Kamp Kessa A Zen-like horse experience to remember
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.
Play with Piglets and Tour an Organic Farm
We provide an interactive full farm tour which includes time with our pasture raised Kunekune pigs/piglets, free range chickens and peafowl followed by a walk through our vegetable and flower gardens. This 2 hour tour includes a snack and beverage at the end. We will explain how and why we use organic methods that feed us and the animals to come full circle in our goal to becoming a self sustainable farm and answer any questions you have. Step inside the fence with us and all of the animals to get a hands on experience like no other! Ever had a piglet nibble on your finger or shoe? We got you! We have 17 super friendly Kunekune pigs that love belly scratches and treats. Gus and Gert, our 2 Great Pyrenees livestock guardian dogs will steal your heart. Doug and Darkness our farm kitties always make an appearance and steal the show. We are Neal and Jess, husband and wife and first generation farmers who are passionate about our animals and farming practices. We hope to inspire and educate about self sufficiency and farming while making new friends and memories for everyone. We can’t wait to host an experience you and your family will talk about for years to come!
Kettlestone Horses- bonding through liberty
We are open! Ride an American Mustang, a National Treasure! Moon and Ochre once roamed wild on the ranges of Nevada and California until we adopted them through the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Book a session for one person or a group of 2. Spectators are welcome! I'll be your facilitator and teach you Natural Horsemanship methods to build trust with your horse. We'll play various ground games that develop a safe partnership with the horse. Gaining a horse's trust is a transformative moment you will never forget. You'll create a connection powerful enough to lead your horse at liberty, without halter or ropes. Groom your horse, tack up and then practice some basic riding skills in the arena. To top it all, you'll finish with a trail ride through our 20 acres of rolling woodland. You are also welcome to book one of our three cabins if you'd like to stay on site, Larkspur, Elderberry or Hobbit Hollow. Larkspur looks right onto the horse field.
Horse Farm Tour - Thoroughbreds
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, Kitten’s Joy & 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!!!
Cincinnati Food & History Streetcar Tour with Findlay Market
If you've never visited Cincinnati before, you'll enjoy seeing the city with a friendly local guide. We know the best places to go and the most delicious food to try! Join us as we hop aboard the Cincinnati Streetcar to visit 3 different neighborhoods and 6 different restaurants or eateries. We'll stroll past beautiful architecture while hearing the history of the Queen City of the West. We will enjoy savory dishes at 3 restaurants in the central business district and ride through historic Over the Rhine, a beautifully restored German neighborhood. We hop back on the streetcar and ride pass beautiful Washington Park, an 8 acre oasis as we head to Findlay Market, the oldest standing urban market in Ohio. We walk through the market and enjoy two more local treats. We may enjoy some delectable cheese and fudge from a family owned business since 1922, or homemade cheesecake or a Belgium waffle. Other things to note: The Central Riverfront Garage Parking Lot is very convenient to our meeting point. There are multiple entrances such as 171 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202. Gratuities for your guide are much appreciated
Cooking with Bourbon at the Cabin
The perfect ending to a day on the Bourbon Trail! Cooking With Bourbon provides the opportunity to mingle with other guests over a cocktail and family-style dinner you help make in a casual setting around the kitchen table in a log home. Guests will slice, dice, stir, bake and make delicious dishes featuring bourbon while hearing about bourbon and Kentucky life. Guests also get a short tour of our 200-year old log cabin from the owner, an architect who specializes in log and timberframe homes. You may meet Captain, our lovable Newfoundland dog. Meal includes a cocktail, salad, vegetable, meat or fish, and dessert. Menu changes and may include Bourbon-glazed Salmon, Peach and Bourbon Chicken, Bourbon Burgers with carmelized onions, Pork Tenderloin with Bourbon and Apples, carmelized carrots, drunken sweet potatoes, brussel sprouts with bourbon and bacon, honeyed carrots, green salad with bourbon pecans, bourbon balls, bread pudding with bourbon sauce, Kentucky Spirit pie or Irish cake. Take the recipes with you so you can make your new favorites at home. Come back again for a different menu! There's always something new when you are Cooking With Bourbon.
Learn to Paint Like Bob Ross
Learn to paint like Bob Ross with a certified Bob Ross Paint Instructor. With a bit of belief in yourself, you can walk out of a class with a masterpiece in hand. Anyone can paint, so join me in discovering your hidden talents. Each class we will be recreating a Bob Ross painting, from his old episodes. I will teach you the techniques, skills, and mindset to create something beautiful. I specialize in teaching first timers, but people with experience will be challenged as well! Let’s have a fun, informal time with family, friends and new acquaintances. I would love to teach you the Joy of Painting in the style of Bob Ross with hopes to instill a lifetime love of art as his art has brought to me.
Outdoor Mushroom Inoculation Workshop
Join us at Sylvatica Forest Farm to learn how to inoculate your own edible mushrooms on logs so that you can start your own mushroom garden at home! Learn about their culinary uses and medicinal properties. We will be inoculating shiitake, lion's mane, oyster and wine cap stropharia mushrooms, learn about their desired species of wood/substrate, the optimal time to do it and go over all the tools you need to do it yourself.
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