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.



Parks & Outdoor Activities

Breathe in the fresh country air, and walk our gently rolling hills.  Enjoy the great outdoor activities near Louisville KY.

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest

Are you looking to connect with nature? Bernheim is the place to do it. With 16,137 acres of land, there is an adventure waiting for everyone. Purchased by German immigrant Isaac W. Bernheim in 1929, the land was dedicated as a gift to the people of his new homeland. Today, more than 500,000 visitors from the U.S. and abroad visit Bernheim each year.  

(502) 955-8512
Cedar-Fil Golf Course

18-hole golf course.

(502) 348-8981
Kenny Rapier Golf Course @ My Old Kentucky Home

Enjoy your day at this par 71, 18-hole golf course. It provides 6,385 yards of golf from the longest tees with a course rating of 70.4 and a slope rating of 128. The golf course features bent grass greens and bermuda grass fairways and tees nestled among the rolling woodlands in the park. A fully-equipped pro shop caters to the golfer's every need with a snack bar, rental clubs, pull carts and riding carts. The course is named for Bardstown native and former Commissioner of Parks, Kenny Rapier. Open year-round, weather permitting.

(502) 349-6542
Sympson’s Lake

Open daily 1 hour before sunrise to 1 hour after sunset. Fishing license and a boat permit required. (Boat Permits obtained at City Hall; $50.00 for Nelson Co. residents; $100.00 for nonresidents per year) (Fishing Licenses obtained online or in person at Walmart, Bardstown Mills Farm, Pet & Outdoor, or Bourbon City Firearms)

(502) 348-5947