Looking for a unique Kentucky culinary getaway or a foodie vacation package for your group? Oldham’s Foodie & Farm Getaway starts in the heart of the home – a foodie’s home! Our Foodie Home Stays are tucked away in the healthiest county, and the “Farm Tour Capital of Kentucky” – Oldham County! Located just 20 minutes from downtown Louisville on I-71, we offer you the perfect foodie home stay to rest your head and hooves!
Your Foodie Home Stay includes a 2-night stay in an entire home for up to 14 guests and a farm-fresh foodie box of locally-grown foods waiting for you in the kitchen. Experience real food from the ground up…from farm-to-home-to-table.
The Oldham Foodie & Farm Getaway package is customized and can include foodie experiences such as:
Choose from the historical ash floors and stone fireplaces of chef-owned, The Inn at Spring Run Farm, or the award-winning amenities of Bluegrass Country Estate, either of these horse farm bed and breakfasts will be the perfect escape if you just want to enjoy our famous southern hospitality. With gorgeous outdoor patios for gathering by the fire pit or floating in the pool and gourmet meals prepared by your Innkeeper from our local Foodie Farm Boxes, you’ll find their sun-soaked breakfasts and evening suppers in horse country can’t be beat.
If you crave farm-fresh ingredients and love to relax and get creative in the kitchen, both the historic Main House at Hermitage Farm and The Neal House Estate offer you local Foodie Farm Boxes and large kitchens to whip up something fresh and fabulous with foods from our local farms. You’re the chef at Hermitage and The Neal House, but as part of your Oldham Foodie & Farm Getaway, you can also choose to have cooking demos by “The Foodie Tourist” during your stay!
Foodie Getaway Reservations: (502) 594-8717
Beautifully restored in 2017, The Inn at Spring Run Farm surrounds you in historical Kentucky elements such as original ash floors, stone fireplaces and hand-hewn log walls. Professional chef and Innkeeper, Jeff Perellis, offers comfy, first-class accommodations on a picturesque working horse farm with fabulous Kentucky foods and a tiered patio with a firepit for gathering.
Foodie Getaway Reservations: (502) 222-2009
The luxurious award-winning amenities of Bluegrass Country Estate on a 10-acre horse farm, offer an escape from the world as you know it. You’ll love a glass a wine under the stars in the hot tub or in-ground pool, or enjoy a movie in the theater room before having the best night’s sleep of your life in luxurious Scandanavian beds. Have a horse? Your hostess can take you as her guest for a beautiful ride in the country overlooking some incredible farms!
Foodie Getaway Reservations: (502) 228-1426
Situated on a 700 acre Thoroughbred farm, Hermitage offers a private retreat outside of the city. Built in 1835, the historic home is luxuriously appointed with modern amenities and has a wonderful collection of contemporary art, similar to what you would find at Hermitage Farm’s sister property, 21c Museum Hotel. Daily housekeeping is included and private chef services are available by request.
Our farms are where your regional foods come from! There’s a reason the Louisville area is a culinary destination and now you’ll see (and taste!) first-hand why our farms are well-known for their organic and heirloom contributions to the Kentucky table. Served at some of the best restaurants in Kentucky, you’ll savor this behind-the-scenes look inside a chef’s playground – the foodie farm!
(Best tour time: 3pm) – Farm Tour $10pp, $60 min.
Tour one of the few working dairies left in Kentucky! As a supplier for Dean Foods, you’ll see the process of how milk gets from the cow to your favorite grocery store! Tours are fascinating and educational, and offer you hands-on experiences such as making corn meal, milking, and feeding the animals. Tours may include the rest of the farm showing how to grow, harvest, and store crops; use conservation practices to protect the environment; or any seasonal farm activity such as a hay ride. 1 Hour Tour.
Farm Tour $10pp, $20 min.
Visit this small working farm with diverse agriculture where they raise pure-bred and registered St. Croix sheep for breeding and food. This breed of sheep is from the Virgin Islands and is one of the few parasite-resistant breeds in the U.S. The farm also raises Shiitake and white button mushrooms on oak logs, in addition to wine cap and oyster mushrooms sold fresh and dehydrated for farmer’s markets. Hemmer Hill also operates a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), called EpiCurious, which specializes in gourmet vegetables. 1 Hour Tour.
Farm Tour $12pp, min. 10 people
The first things you notice as you approach the farm are huge hot pink snails and fluorescent green rabbits – find out why they’re there! You‘ll visit the main pasture-raised bison herd and hear the benefits of intensive rotational grazing. You’ll also explore their mobile coop and hear about the role pastured chickens play in pest reduction and fertilization. You‘ll then head to the greenhouse and gardens to learn about raising produce without synthetic fertilizer or chemicals. Finally, the tour will head down to the river bottoms to see how hogs being raised alongside their mamas helps reduce costs while improving meat quality. You’ll also visit our Farm Store! 1.5 Hour Tour.
Farm Tours $12pp, $75 min.
Rootbound Farm is a certified organic farm producing vegetables and grass-fed lamb for their Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and farmer’s markets as well as many of Louisville’s best farm-to-table restaurants. You’ll learn about organic production and sustainable growing practices such as cover cropping, natural methods for disease and pest control, and water conservation. Learn about how your food is grown by following a plant from seed to field to harvest. Our flock of 75 Katahdin sheep are a highlight of the tour and you’ll learn about the joy of animal husbandry and the benefits of managing animals naturally. 1.5 Hour Tour.
Market Tour FREE 8am – 1pm
Located in the historic shopping district on the courthouse lawn in La Grange, you’ll find locally-grown fruits and vegetables harvested within 24 hours of being purchased by the consumer. Produce from outside our community can’t be that fresh! Farmers selling local are not limited to the few varieties that are bred for long distance shipping, high yields, and the shelf life of grocery chains. Get a tour of the La Grange Farmers Market & Artisans and taste produce picked to eat at the height of freshness and you just might find a little handcrafted jewelry along the way! Educational tours of the farmer’s market are also available. Saturdays starting May 12th 8am – 1pm.
Our newest Oldham tourism addition is 3rd Turn Brewing – Oldham Gardens. With a gorgeous outdoor beer garden in connecting greenhouses, you’ll enjoy some of region’s finest and most creative craft beers, surrounded by Kentucky native and decorative plantings. Our beers are exclusisve so you won’t find our beers in your supermarket! The on-site Backside Grille will satisfy your hunger pangs, while the Hive & Barrel Meadery will soon quench your thirst for honey wines. *Add our 3rd Turn $5 Growler to your Foodie Farm Box and come fill it with your favorite craft brew!
We are a very unique place in the world of distillery tours. This ice cream factory-turned-distillery started out as a contract bottler and distiller for many different customers. They now focus on three distinct primary brands: Jefferson’s Bourbons and Whiskey Row. With their grains grown around the corner at the historic Waldeck Mansion, guests are given an opportunity to learn the fascinating story behind the Jefferson’s brands, while touring a one-of-a-kind distillery and seeing the fascinating process of bourbon production… from grain-to-bottle. *Located on the same street as 3rd Turn Brewing and Yew Dell Botanical Gardens!
Enjoy some Kentucky made cheese under the pergola or on the grounds of Smith-Berry Winery. Our tasting room is open seven days a week til 6pm where we also carry books and fun wine-related gift shop items. You bring the picnic basket and we’ll help you pick a wine to complement. May – October bring a lawn chair or blanket for our Saturday Summer Concert Dinner Series on the farm. Featuring fresh, made-from-scratch foods and popular local bands, our tickets sell-out quickly! We also raise pasture beef cattle and hay crops without chemicals, antibiotics or growth hormones; we raise vegetables for ourselves and for our events, and have replaced tobacco with grape-growing and wine-making!
• Foodie Farm Boxes to Take Home (Price varies based on season & contents)
• Oldham Shuttle Service Pickup from your Foodie Home
• In-Foodie-Home Cooking Demos with Recipe Cards to Take Home
• 3rd Turn Brewing – Oldham Gardens’ Growler in your Foodie Farm Box to Fill on your Tour