Greetings to everyone:
For those of you who plan to attend our Gathering 2008, I have been busy
checking accommodations for the out of town people and have come to the
conclusion that Paris & Bourbon County offers many convenient and interesting places
to stay and visit.
Paris, KY Besides putting you in the very heart of the beautiful Bluegrass
Horse Country, offers great lodging, good dining, many places to sightsee
while you are there.
Points of Interest:
Duncan Tavern-323 High Street. A three story stone structure in continuos
use since 1788, as a tavern, boarding house and, now the home of the Kentucky
DAR, and the Second largest Genealogical Library in Kentucky.
Hopewell Museum, 8th & Pleasant Street. A 1910 Beaux post building on
Pleasant Street features interest displays of Bourbon County history a great
collection of photograph, illustrations and artifacts.
Claiborne Farm- Home of Secretariat on US 627 just south of town.
Runnymede Farm-- On north US 27, home of champion thoroughbred horses since
1867. Site of Martin Station.
Cane Ridge Meeting House- A log Structure built in 1795, where in 1804 the
Christian Church was established. Inclosed in a stone structure the old
building is said to be the largest Log building in the United States. Located on
Rt. 537 east of Town, this State Shrine is open to the public.
Colville Covered Bridge- This covered bridge over Hinkston Creek is still
used for vehicle traffic. It is just minutes from Ruddles Mills
Houston Oaks Golf Course- This championship 18 hole course is conveniently
located just west of town on US 27 & 68. I include this for you ladies who
can't come unless there is a golf course nearby to entertain your husbands.
Cynthiana also has a fine 18 golf course located on Rt. 32 east of Town across
from the Harrison Hospital.
Downtown Paris- when you stroll along the downtown streets you will discover
interesting Antique, Crafts and gift shops along with an array of
restaurants. For the serious shopper there is brand new Walmart on the bypass and a
Dollar General Store on South Us 27 & 68,
The Bourbon County Courthouse is beautiful. While touring the downtown area
take a look at this beautiful and ornate structure which is considered to be
the most beautiful Courthouse in the state.
Kentucky Horse Park- Located on Iron Works Pike, just off I-75, this Park
offers Camping, a large Museum on horses, and many exciting annual events. The
Horse Park is just 15 minutes from Paris via Ironworks Pike and US 27 & 68,
two of Americas most scenic roads through Horse farm country.
Howard Johnson Inn, 2011 Alverson Drive, Paris, just off US 27 & 68 Bypass
across from Walmart. Rates starting are very reasonable. This is close to
everything and highly recommended, Reservations: Phone & Fax 606 987-0779.
Pleasant Place Bed & Breakfast, 515 Pleasant Street, Paris, 606 987-5546.
$65 to $75 per night
Rosedale Bed & Breakfast, 1917 Cypress Street, Paris. 606 987-1845, 800
644-1862, highly recommended. Each room contains beautiful furniture and beds.
Paris has many fine dinning places and fast food restaurants. For Information
on any of these call 1 888-987-3205 or visit website- _www.parisky.com_
Paris is 3 miles from Martin station and about 12 miles from Ruddell station.
Cynthiana is located 3 miles from Ruddell's and about 8 miles from Martins
Evergreen Motel- Rt. #2, Box 429, Cynthiana, KY 41031. Located on US 25
about a mile north of Cynthiana. The rooms are clean and air-conditioned with
Cable TV & free HBO. The Motel was purchased a few years ago by Dinesh Mistry
who has done much to restore it after a number of years of mismanagement. I
visited the Motel and found it to be very clean and neat. If you are looking for
cheaper rates with clean and quiet lodging this is the place. The motel is
located on the Site of Higgins Blockhouse mentioned in Collins History.
Reservations: 606 234-5460
Seldon Renaker Inn, Victorian Bed & Breakfast, 24 South Walnut Street
Cynthiana, Ky. Located in the old and stately Renaker House just one block east of
the Harrison County Courthouse. Built By Seldon Renaker, a wealthy Merchant,
in 1885, it has served as a Boarding House, Dress shop, Tea room and Doctor's
office, before being restored to it's original grandeur. Reservations: 606
Cynthiana has many fine Restaurants and well known fast food Establishments
such as Ponderosa, Kentucky Fried Chicken, McDonalds, etc. Best known is
Bianchi's. It has been here for over 100 years. It has good food
Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum located in new quarters on Walnut Street,
Cynthiana, across the street from Seldon Renaker Inn. This is well worth as
visit with great displays of Artifacts, photos, other historic memorabilia.
There is much to
see here. I highly recommend it.
I hope this will be of help,
any question call me or email me.
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