11 Jan Fall in Love with February in Oldham County
Now that the holidays are over, don’t give the winter blues time to settle in. Take advantage of all of the exciting February events awaiting you in Oldham County. Not only will you find romantic getaways for Valentine’s Day throughout the county, but a chocolate lover’s dream awaits during the annual Chocolate Crawl on Main Street in La Grange. Let the performer in you shine during karaoke night, watch it on a stage, and take part in several in-person and virtual workshops that will help you develop a green thumb before spring has sprung! We have it all – fun, food, and freebies to make your visit with us memorable. February is one hot month in Oldham County!
Everyone loves a great deal, right? Oldham County, KY is the perfect place to spend time with that special someone on Valentine’s Day! Book a cozy 2-night Valentine Getaway, a deal that includes several FREEBIES, at one of three award-winning Beds & Breakfasts: Bluegrass Country Estate B&B, Pillow and Paddock Bed & Breakfast, or The Inn at Spring Run Farm. You can’t go wrong with any of these choices – from the scenery, to the food to the quietness of the surroundings, a memorable getaway for two awaits you in the heart of the Bluegrass.
As part of our Oldham Valentine Freebies, guests will receive their choice of Sticky Buns or Whoopie Pies baked fresh at our local bakery. These sweet treats will be the perfect welcome to Oldham County! Also included in the 2-night stay DEAL is (1) ArtWalk Admission for historic Hermitage Farm’s fantastic outdoor light display along the creek and through the woods. This is the perfect romantic after dinner stroll. You and your Valentine can make reservations in advance to enjoy a farm-to-table dinner and drinks at Hermitage Farm’s Barn8 Restaurant & Bourbon Bar in Goshen. And there’s more – you can Feel the Rumble of Trains on Main when you use your complimentary $15 gift certificate for shopping and dining by the tracks.
Each B&B offers something unique and is a special place no matter what time of the year you visit. Described as “a little slice of horse country heaven”, the amenities of Bluegrass Country Estate B&B located in the equine community of L’Esprit, resemble a mini resort with an in-ground pool and hot tub, theater room with custom leather recliners, acres of woodland walking paths, a gym, and a pool table. They are offering a special Valentines Package so you can surprise and spoil that special person in your life with a stay at Kentucky’s #1 B&B for Amenities, Best Grounds and Best Gardens. This luxury B&B offers you and your Valentine flowers and chocolates in your room, use of all our luxury amenities, and a gourmet breakfast for 2. A private dinner option is also available at an additional cost when making reservations
Pillow and Paddock Bed & Breakfast is a casually elegant, country inn featuring five picturesque King and Queen Suites, each containing a modern spacious private bathroom. No matter what time of year you visit this B&B situated in the heart of Oldham County, you’ll enjoy the tranquil six-acre property surrounded by picturesque rolling hills, lush pastures, beautiful estates, and thoroughbred horse farms. The nearby equestrian community of L’Esprit, containing over 5,000 acres of thoroughbred and quarter horse farms, is an excellent place for a peaceful drive through the countryside. The Romance Package offered at Pillow & Paddock Bed & Breakfast lets you celebrate with your Valentine for a two-night stay in February, complete with fresh red roses and hand-dipped chocolate strawberries in your room upon arrival. Pillow & Paddock also offers a Winter Getaway at a weekly rate. Come for an extended stay to rejuvenate this winter! Get one (1) night free when booking seven (7) or more consecutive nights. Available Jan 11, 2022 – Feb 28, 2022.
If a quiet getaway with plenty of room to roam sounds like the spot for you, opt for The Inn at Spring Run Farm. If you want to escape to another era, The Inn at Spring Run Farm is perfect with its log walls, original ash floors, and luxurious updated bathrooms. Another unique amenity to this B&B is the true Kentucky meals prepared by Jeff, your innkeeper, who is also a trained chef! You may want to pre-book a Tour & Tasting at the nearby Kentucky Artisan Distillery or visit Yew Dell Botanical Gardens. Or head across the tracks for some couple’s range time at Open Range Sports, where you can shoot pistols or machine guns. Other food options include dinner at Rikishi Japanese & Bar or 3rd Turn Brewing Oldham Gardens, where you will find both beer and mead at the Backside Grille.
No matter which B&B you choose, or even a local hotel or vacation rental, you’ll have a variety of food offerings and recreational and entertainment options you can combine with your stay. Visitors may also wish explore the county by booking one of 13 Oldham Farm Tours, which make it the Farm Tour Capital of Kentucky. It is highly recommended that you make reservations if visiting Barn8 Restaurant at Hermitage Farm. The ArtWalk can be viewed Wednesday – Saturday from sundown to 10 p.m.
The Valentine Getaway DEAL Package offered for all 3 B&B’s requires a 2-night stay in an Oldham County B&B, hotel, or vacation home by March 1, 2022. This Package is limited to one package per booked room and requires at least one week’s notice. It’s that easy! Visit the DEALS page for details and accommodations listing.
Be sure to check out an annual February favorite event while in town – the Oooh La La! La Grange Chocolate Crawl. Sponsored by Main Street La Grange, this is a chocolate lovers delight taking place on Saturday, February 12 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Visit over 20 participating businesses, sample decadent chocolate treats, and shop local artisan stores. Only 500 tickets available. From sweet treats to Broadway nights, show off your talent or just having some fun by taking in Open Mic Night at The Gallery at Gatewood in La Grange on Thursday, February 17 from 5 – 10 p.m. Free admission and drink specials. Must be over 21 to participate.
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood, KY offers a series of in-person and virtual workshops beginning January 26 and running through March. The workshops begin with The Evolution of Plants (virtual, Jan. 26) and will feature five workshops throughout February such as Plant Walk Series: The Other Evergreens. Let the experts teach you how to create a landscape plan and how to select perfect plants for your plan.
Find relief for your cabin fever through the arts by visiting Gallery 104 in the heart of downtown La Grange. This juried fine art gallery is operated and managed by the Arts Association of Oldham County. The gallery features over 20 local and regional artists displaying and selling such treasures as jewelry, ceramics, pottery, paintings, wooden objects and much, much more. During February the Gallery will have two shows on display: the Beautiful Differences Art Show will run through February 19, and Viva Italia will run from February 22 – March 12. Don’t forget to pick up a little something extra for yourself while there.
Get out and get some fresh air with the entire family at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen by participating in their 13th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count on Saturday, February 19. This is a FREE event is for beginning to advanced bird watchers of all ages. Meet at the picnic pavilions near the Nature Center to enjoy a woodland walk led by birding experts. The Louisville Audubon Society will help identify and count birds and report sightings to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
If a night of suspense appeals to you, take in a play performed by the very talented Little Colonel Players in Pewee Valley. This local theater group staged its first performance in 1958 with a production of one-act plays and continues to create high quality productions. February will feature Laura, by George Sklar and Vera Caspary, which tells the story of Mark McPherson who falls head over heels in love with Laura, a phantom. But to Mark (and three other men!) she was tantalizingly alive and real! Help solve the mystery of who killed Laura and why. Laura will be performed on February 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 at 7:30 p.m. and on February 13, 20 at 2:00 p.m.