Included in each guest stay is an INCREDIBLE opportunity to learn about the Samuels legacy directly from the family themselves. Call and speak with our Guest Manager, Missy Hillock, for all the details. Missy is a 9-year hospitality and industry expert – not to mention a 25-year bourbon drinker. She can provide details on this and other VIP experiences, making your stay one you’ll remember for a lifetime.


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In-House Chef Experience

The Chef's Table

Looking to enhance your visit with exclusive in-house food and beverage service? Our partnership with the Chef's Table will bring all your culinary dreams to life!

Krista Rigling (owner) and her partner Chef Josh Hillyard specialize in everything from evaluated charcuterie and boozy brunches to 6-course dinners with wine and whiskey pairings. They will co-create for you the perfect dining experience during your visit. 

Chef Josh Hillyard is a successful chef & entrepreneur born in rural western Kentucky. His journey began on his family’s farm where he learned the value of hard work & became passionate about food from “farm to table”.  This journey would take him to Louisville at a young age and eventually to Los Angeles to attend culinary school and study at several prestigious restaurants. “Growing up in Kentucky has instilled in me a strong sense of dedication, creativity & inspiration. It’s a place that makes me strive to come up with better ideas, dishes, & ways to improve my art as a chef.” Chef Hillyard has been sharing his talents along the local food scene for over 20 years, with stints at some of the city’s best establishments - as well as the elite opportunity to cook at the James Beard house. He brings a unique style and understanding of elevated Southern cuisine with a background in classic French cooking.

Sample Menu

  • Warm brussell sprout salad w/ country ham, pickled onions & honey-sambal glaze
  • Baked feta, caponata, spanish olives & crispy prosciutto
  • Beef short rib w/ maple bourbon glaze, squash puree, spicy apples
  • Vanilla cornbread whiskey cake w/ sorghum, mascarpone & pears


Food & Alcohol Cost - Determined and priced specifically on the cost of your desired menu.

Chef Fees & Taxes

  • Chef fee: Monday-Thursday $1200, Friday-Sunday $1400
  • Tax: 6% tax will be added to the total cost
  • Gratuity: 20% added to the invoice; Additional gratuity provided at your discretion 

The Samuels House charges a $125 HOSTING FEE for use of the space for the private dining experience. To book, please add only 1 to your cart (NOT per person) - this payment is for the fee only. Once booked, the chef team will contact you for planning and payment of the meals using the pricing structure above. Requires 7-days advanced notice. Subject to availability. 


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The Samuels House Vacation Rental

Book the Samuels House vacation rental to experience the Kentucky Bourbon Trail like a member of an iconic whisky family.

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