Spring has officially begun and we couldn’t be more excited! Check out these great options for a springtime getaway with old friends or the whole family!


With dozens of unique Airbnbs or reliable chain hotels, there is no shortage of lodging options throughout ShelbyKY for your entire group.

Saddlebred Suites has room for everyone and is next door to The Paddock Coffee, Eats & Gatherings, making it easy to get a jump start on the morning.

Living room of Downtown Shelbyville Airbnb
Saddlebred Suites

Hampton Inn is one of ShelbyKY’s newest lodging options and is ready to welcome kiddos and parents with inviting features including free wifi and an indoor heated pool. Plus, as an added bonus, you’ll be across the highway from the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass, Kentucky’s only designer outlet mall.


Enjoy fresh and delicious food throughout ShelbyKY. Newly opened Anna Marie’s Spot at Guist Creek Marina & Campground serves up classic American grub at its idyllic lake-side location.

The Bell House Restaurant has served up Italian-inspired fare for more than a decade, and with its newly added front porch, is ready for you to dine the night away while enjoying the fresh spring air, locally-grown ingredients, and classic southern hospitality.

Don’t forget breakfast and check out Weathered Oak Farms in Simpsonville. The newest of ShelbyKY’s four coffee shops, Weathered Oak will dazzle with their homemade cinnamon rolls, bagel sandwiches, and breads. Pairing a fresh-out-of-the-oven cinnamon roll with specialty coffee? There’s not a better way to start your day in ShelbyKY.

Weathered Oak
Weathered Oak Farms

Do & Shop

Make an excursion to Gallrein Farms and experience ShelbyKY’s agricultural roots firsthand. Family owned for decades, Gallrein Farms has hundreds of acres where everything is grown by hand. From awe-inspiring flowers in spring, to plump, bright red strawberries in the summertime, to do-it-yourself pumpkin-picking when the air turns crisp, Gallrein Farms is a celebration of nature.

After getting some fresh air on the farm, take the back roads to Bulleit Distillery for a behind-the-scenes tour and multi-sensory tasting with their Frontier Whiskey Experience tour. Learn all about the cultural creators, entrepreneurs, and tastemakers that helped revive Augustus Bulleit’s high-rye whiskey and create the bold, beloved Bulleit Frontier Whiskey of today. Plus, on Saturdays, Bulleit is offering special classes on how to make your favorite cocktails at home. What better way to learn than from the professionals?

Bulleit Distillery Visitor's Center

The Kentucky Derby is right around the corner and every Southern Belle needs the perfect Derby Hat! Stop by the Polka Dotted Pineapple, an upscale boutique on historic Main Street Shelbyville, offering everything you need to dress to impress at this year’s Derby.

Lake life more your style? Head to Guist Creek Marina & Campground to spend the day fishing and lounging on the water. (Talk like a local: Guist is pronounced like “guest”!) With kayaks and canoes available for rent, there’s a little bit of outdoor fun available for everyone.

Guist Creek Lake
Guist Creek Lake