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Berea and Shaker Village: Appalachian People, Places and Values

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Program #1471RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Nov 17 — Nov 23, 2013

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Type: Inn

Description: Historic Boone Tavern Hotel, celebrating its 100th anniversary as a member of the Historic Hotels of America, has just undergone a major renovation in all 63 guest rooms as well as all public spaces and dining rooms. Solid wood furniture pieces made by students are evident throughout.

Contact info:
100 Main Street
Berea, KY 40404 USA
phone: 800-366-9358
web: www.boonetavernhotel.com

Room amenities: All of our 58 guest rooms are elegant and charming and feature hand-crafted cherry, oak, and pine furniture made by Berea College Student Crafts over the past 100 years. Rooms also feature modern conveniences such as color television, private baths, coffee makers, hair dryers, and irons with ironing boards as well as elevator access.

Facility amenities: Whether you prefer traditional or creative southern cuisine, you will find palate pleasing fare in Boone Tavern’s Dining Room. Boone Tavern works in tandem with Berea College utilizing the Student Labor Program to staff the hotel. As you dine, most likely your waiter or waitress will be a Berea College student. Enjoy the quiet and ambiance of the lobby while taking in the daily newspaper or enjoying the free internet service provided. Boone Tavern is located on College Square which consists of many local shops and a coffee shop within walking distance and just a few doors down.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $117 - $135 per night
Must be reserved prior to program; additional nights are not eligible for discounted Road Scholar rates.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, November 17 - Check-In, Welcome/Orientation, dinner
Afternoon: Independent arrivals to Berea, check in at Boone Tavern Hotel at4 p.m.

Dinner: Dinner at Boone Tavern Hotel

Evening: Evening welcome, orientation and musical performance.

Lodging: Boone Tavern Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Historic Boone Tavern Hotel, celebrating its 100th anniversary as a member of the Historic Hotels of America, has just undergone a major renovation in all 63 guest rooms as well as all public spaces and dining rooms. Solid wood furniture pieces made by students are evident throughout.

Contact info:
100 Main Street
Berea, KY 40404 USA
phone: 800-366-9358
web: www.boonetavernhotel.com

Room amenities: All of our 58 guest rooms are elegant and charming and feature hand-crafted cherry, oak, and pine furniture made by Berea College Student Crafts over the past 100 years. Rooms also feature modern conveniences such as color television, private baths, coffee makers, hair dryers, and irons with ironing boards as well as elevator access.

Facility amenities: Whether you prefer traditional or creative southern cuisine, you will find palate pleasing fare in Boone Tavern’s Dining Room. Boone Tavern works in tandem with Berea College utilizing the Student Labor Program to staff the hotel. As you dine, most likely your waiter or waitress will be a Berea College student. Enjoy the quiet and ambiance of the lobby while taking in the daily newspaper or enjoying the free internet service provided. Boone Tavern is located on College Square which consists of many local shops and a coffee shop within walking distance and just a few doors down.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $117 - $135 per night
Must be reserved prior to program; additional nights are not eligible for discounted Road Scholar rates.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, November 18 - Appalachian History and Stereotypes, Campus tour ...
Appalachian History and Stereotypes, Campus tour and Appalachian Musical Performance

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at Boone Tavern

Morning: Program on Berea College History. Guided tour of Berea College campus. Led by student tour guides.

Lunch: Buffet Lunch at Boone Tavern

Afternoon: Program on Appalachian History and Stereotypes

Dinner: Dinner at Boone Tavern

Evening: Appalachian music/dance performance.

Lodging: Boone Tavern Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Historic Boone Tavern Hotel, celebrating its 100th anniversary as a member of the Historic Hotels of America, has just undergone a major renovation in all 63 guest rooms as well as all public spaces and dining rooms. Solid wood furniture pieces made by students are evident throughout.

Contact info:
100 Main Street
Berea, KY 40404 USA
phone: 800-366-9358
web: www.boonetavernhotel.com

Room amenities: All of our 58 guest rooms are elegant and charming and feature hand-crafted cherry, oak, and pine furniture made by Berea College Student Crafts over the past 100 years. Rooms also feature modern conveniences such as color television, private baths, coffee makers, hair dryers, and irons with ironing boards as well as elevator access.

Facility amenities: Whether you prefer traditional or creative southern cuisine, you will find palate pleasing fare in Boone Tavern’s Dining Room. Boone Tavern works in tandem with Berea College utilizing the Student Labor Program to staff the hotel. As you dine, most likely your waiter or waitress will be a Berea College student. Enjoy the quiet and ambiance of the lobby while taking in the daily newspaper or enjoying the free internet service provided. Boone Tavern is located on College Square which consists of many local shops and a coffee shop within walking distance and just a few doors down.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $117 - $135 per night
Must be reserved prior to program; additional nights are not eligible for discounted Road Scholar rates.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, November 19 - Appalachian Culture, Field Trip, and Free Time
Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at Boone Tavern

Morning: Programs on Appalachian culture.

Lunch: Buffet lunch at Boone Tavern

Afternoon: Field Trip to Tater Knob Pottery and free time to explore the local arts and crafts shops in the area.

Dinner: Dinner at Boone Tavern

Evening: Musical Performance

Lodging: Boone Tavern Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Nestled in the rolling hills of Kentucky’s famed Bluegrass Region, the Inn at Shaker Village is the perfect getaway, complete with views of the gently rolling countryside. The Inn encompasses 73 guest rooms spread throughout fifteen restored 19th century Shaker buildings where Shakers once lived and worked. Simple but elegant, rooms are furnished with reproductions of Shaker furniture but have all the modern conveniences. Beds feature Temper-Pedic mattresses, contemporary bathrooms, and Bee-Kind toiletry products. Every room opens to a view of beautiful Bluegrass countryside. Select rooms have satellite television and complimentary wireless internet access. Comfortable common areas provide board games, books and seating conducive to relaxation and conversation.

Contact info:
3501 Lexington Road
Harrodsburg, KY 40330 USA
phone: 859-734-5411
web: www.shakervillageky.org

Room amenities: Each distinctive room at The Inn at Shaker Village provides a welcoming retreat from the everyday. Accommodations feature hand-made Shaker reproduction furniture, Tempur-Pedic mattresses, hardwood flooring, air conditioning and contemporary private baths.

Facility amenities: During your stay, dine by candlelight on hearty Kentucky foods and Shaker specialties at the renowned Trustees’ Office Dining Room, where true southern hospitality abounds. Explore Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, where you can tour America’s largest restored Shaker community, browse craft shops and explore 40 miles of trails. Complimentary wireless internet access is available in select rooms and in a public sitting room. Hair dryers are available in all rooms.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights after: $95 - $110 per night plus tax
Additional room nights must be reserved through the Shaker Village Road Scholar coordinator at (859) 734-1550. Participants must also make their own meal reservations and pay for meals after program ends. $95 - $110 per night plus tax

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Day Four: Wednesday, November 20 - Morning program at Berea College. After lunch tra...
Morning program at Berea College. After lunch transer to Shaker Village and check in. Guided tour of Village by costumed tour guides. Enjoy demonstrations of traditional crafts.

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at Boone Tavern

Morning: Program on Appalachian Humor and Values and Appalachian music and instruments.

Lunch: Buffet lunch at Boone Tavern

Afternoon: After lunch, transfer to Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. Participants may decide to drive their own vehicles to Harrodsburg for easier departure on last day of program, distance is 45 miles. Check into rooms at Shaker Village. Guided tour of Shaker Village with costumed tour guides; demonstrations of traditional crafts.

Dinner: Dinner at Shaker Village in candlelit dining room. Salad, entree' with vegetables, corn sticks, dessert and beverage.

Evening: Introduction to the Shakers, to their religion, their lifestyle, their worship and their meaning in the 21st century.

Lodging: The Inn at Shaker Village

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Nestled in the rolling hills of Kentucky’s famed Bluegrass Region, the Inn at Shaker Village is the perfect getaway, complete with views of the gently rolling countryside. The Inn encompasses 73 guest rooms spread throughout fifteen restored 19th century Shaker buildings where Shakers once lived and worked. Simple but elegant, rooms are furnished with reproductions of Shaker furniture but have all the modern conveniences. Beds feature Temper-Pedic mattresses, contemporary bathrooms, and Bee-Kind toiletry products. Every room opens to a view of beautiful Bluegrass countryside. Select rooms have satellite television and complimentary wireless internet access. Comfortable common areas provide board games, books and seating conducive to relaxation and conversation.

Contact info:
3501 Lexington Road
Harrodsburg, KY 40330 USA
phone: 859-734-5411
web: www.shakervillageky.org

Room amenities: Each distinctive room at The Inn at Shaker Village provides a welcoming retreat from the everyday. Accommodations feature hand-made Shaker reproduction furniture, Tempur-Pedic mattresses, hardwood flooring, air conditioning and contemporary private baths.

Facility amenities: During your stay, dine by candlelight on hearty Kentucky foods and Shaker specialties at the renowned Trustees’ Office Dining Room, where true southern hospitality abounds. Explore Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, where you can tour America’s largest restored Shaker community, browse craft shops and explore 40 miles of trails. Complimentary wireless internet access is available in select rooms and in a public sitting room. Hair dryers are available in all rooms.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights after: $95 - $110 per night plus tax
Additional room nights must be reserved through the Shaker Village Road Scholar coordinator at (859) 734-1550. Participants must also make their own meal reservations and pay for meals after program ends. $95 - $110 per night plus tax

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Day Five: Thursday, November 21 - Shaker Herb Industry/Shaker Agriculture/Shakers a...
Breakfast: Country buffet breakfast, including breakfast meats, eggs, grits, hot and cold fruit, yogurt, assorted cold cereals, biscuits and pumpkin muffins, juice and beverage.

Morning: The Shakers were considered to be America's first pharmacists; This program on the Shaker herb industry includes discussion of medicinal and culinary herbs, and their uses.

Lunch: Lunch at Shaker Village, including soup and sandwich, fruit, cookies and beverage.

Afternoon: Program on the Shakers' agricultural endeavors and Shaker Village's 21st century efforts to teach sustainable living through demonstrations of historic agriculture.

Dinner: Dinner by candle-light at Shaker Village, including salad, entree' with vegetables, corn sticks, dessert and beverage.

Evening: The Civil War was a tumultuous period for the Shakers at Pleasant Hill; hear from the Shakers in their own words about the invasion of Confederate soldiers into their peaceful village.

Lodging: The Inn at Shaker Village

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Nestled in the rolling hills of Kentucky’s famed Bluegrass Region, the Inn at Shaker Village is the perfect getaway, complete with views of the gently rolling countryside. The Inn encompasses 73 guest rooms spread throughout fifteen restored 19th century Shaker buildings where Shakers once lived and worked. Simple but elegant, rooms are furnished with reproductions of Shaker furniture but have all the modern conveniences. Beds feature Temper-Pedic mattresses, contemporary bathrooms, and Bee-Kind toiletry products. Every room opens to a view of beautiful Bluegrass countryside. Select rooms have satellite television and complimentary wireless internet access. Comfortable common areas provide board games, books and seating conducive to relaxation and conversation.

Contact info:
3501 Lexington Road
Harrodsburg, KY 40330 USA
phone: 859-734-5411
web: www.shakervillageky.org

Room amenities: Each distinctive room at The Inn at Shaker Village provides a welcoming retreat from the everyday. Accommodations feature hand-made Shaker reproduction furniture, Tempur-Pedic mattresses, hardwood flooring, air conditioning and contemporary private baths.

Facility amenities: During your stay, dine by candlelight on hearty Kentucky foods and Shaker specialties at the renowned Trustees’ Office Dining Room, where true southern hospitality abounds. Explore Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, where you can tour America’s largest restored Shaker community, browse craft shops and explore 40 miles of trails. Complimentary wireless internet access is available in select rooms and in a public sitting room. Hair dryers are available in all rooms.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights after: $95 - $110 per night plus tax
Additional room nights must be reserved through the Shaker Village Road Scholar coordinator at (859) 734-1550. Participants must also make their own meal reservations and pay for meals after program ends. $95 - $110 per night plus tax

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Day Six: Friday, November 22 - Shaker Architecture/Shaker Music Performance
Breakfast: Country breakfast buffet, including breakfast meats, eggs, grits, biscuits and gravy, hot and cold fruit, yogurt, oatmeal, assorted cold cereals, pumpkin muffins, juice and beverage.

Morning: Architecture is one of the enduring legacies of the Shakers. Explore the grace and beauty of Pleasant Hill's architectural gems.

Lunch: Lunch at Shaker Village, including soup and salad, fruit, cookies, and beverage.

Afternoon: Program on the development of Shaker music and worship movements. After the program there will be free time for nature hike or independent exploration.

Dinner: Dinner by candle-light at Shaker Village, including relish bowl of fresh and pickled vegetables, salad, entree' with vegetables, corn sticks, dessert and beverage.

Evening: Our closing event will be a solo performance of Shaker music by candle-light in the 1820 Shaker Meeting House, with its superlative acoustics.

Lodging: The Inn at Shaker Village

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Seven: Saturday, November 23 - Transfer to Berea for independent departures.
Breakfast: Country breakfast buffet at Shaker Village, including breakfast meats, eggs, grits, oatmeal, hots and cold fruit, biscuits and gravy, pumpkin muffins, assorted cold cereals and yogurt.

Morning: Check-out after breakfast. Campus van back to Berea for independent departures. Participants who drove their own vehicles to Harrodsburg and Shaker Village may depart at their leisure.

Meals Included: Breakfast


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8 Expert-led lectures
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