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BEREA, KENTUCKY

From Baskets to Bluegrass: Appalachian Arts & Crafts With Your Grandchild

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Program #21127RJ
4 Days | 3 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
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.
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Itinerary for Jul 8 — Jul 11, 2014

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Type: Hotel

Description: This beautiful and historic hotel with graceful white columns and airy verandas nestles among the vibrant galleries, cafes, shops, and studios in Berea; the Arts and Crafts Capital of Kentucky. After hosting several hundred guests in her home, Nellie Frost, First Lady of Berea College, insisted on building a guest home for future visitors. Thus, the idea of Boone Tavern began and opened its doors in 1909. Based on Berea College core values, $11.3 million renovation in 2009 led to the 1st LEED Gold Certified hotel in Kentucky. 63 smoke free welcoming guestrooms all feature handcrafted touches which include rich wood furniture made from oak, pine, and cherry woods, woven bedding, mosaic art tiled mirrors, and woven baskets made by Berea College Student Crafts. Additional amenities include ceiling fans, legendary towel warmers, soaking tubs, and all natural bathroom amenities add comfort. Cutting edge in room technology featuring flat screen TV, wireless internet connection, and new voice over IP phone complete your stay. Boone Tavern Hotel, part of the Historic Hotels of America, has gained a reputation for elegant dining and a welcoming atmosphere. Berea College students play a big part at Boone Tavern Hotel by providing guests with friendly and courteous service in the Hotel and Dining Room. These students work 10 to 15 hours weekly while carrying a full academic load. Since 1855, all of Berea's 1500 students are employed in one or more of 140 work areas at the college.

Contact info:
100 Main St.
Berea, KY 40403 USA
phone: 800-366-9358
web: www.boonetavernhotel.com

Room amenities: Keurig gourmet coffee makers, hair dryers, ceiling fan, flat screen TV with cable, luggage racks, complimentary bottled water, eco-friendly master switch, and all natural bathroom amenities. Irons and ironing board available upon request.

Facility amenities: Historic Hotel. Southern style rocking chairs on the porch. Handmade furniture in the guest rooms. Memory room featuring pictures and articles of famous guests that have stayed at Boone Tavern. Complimentary Wireless internet in all rooms and complimentary business center located in the lobby. Also,complimentary bicycles available and can be checked-out at the front desk.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $99.00-$120.00
Make additional night(s) reservations directly with Boone Tavern Hotel. Indicate that you are with the Road Scholar program to stay in your same room.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Tuesday, July 08 - Arrival & Check-in, Registration & Orientation, W...
Afternoon: HOTEL CHECK-IN: Available from 4:00pm. When you get your room assignment, you will also receive your Road Scholar welcome packet containing your name tag, up-to-date schedule, and other important information we will review during orientation. If you arrive late, please pick up your packet at the hotel front desk.

Please be aware that program activities and scheduled times could change due to weather and other local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

ORIENTATION: 5:00pm. We will gather in our private meeting room and begin with introductions. We will review the up-to-date daily schedule, discuss responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, provide you with key staff contact names and phone numbers, and answer any questions you may have.

Berea is proud to be recognized as the "Folk Arts and Crafts Capital of Kentucky" attracting thousands of visitors annually. This new Intergenerational program is somewhat different from others you may have attended in that you will have opportunities to work in very small groups with outstanding craft-persons who will give you personalized attention. We will have non-crafts activities and meals as a group so you can meet new people and make new friends.

The focus of the program is working on several craft projects with artists and artisans in Berea’s Old Town Craft Village. The preparatory materials included a form for you to select your preferred crafts and we will do our best to match everyone with the crafts of their choice. Some crafts will have very few spaces and others more depending on what is involved and how the craft-person prefers to work. At the end of the program, you will have something special to take home with you.

Dinner: Dinner is in the main dining room. Historic Boone Tavern is listed in Historic Hotels of America by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The award-winning restaurant features outstanding Southern cooking and mouth-watering original dishes with fresh ingredients from local farms, including choices for kids, served family style.

Lodging: Boone Tavern Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner

Type: Hotel

Description: This beautiful and historic hotel with graceful white columns and airy verandas nestles among the vibrant galleries, cafes, shops, and studios in Berea; the Arts and Crafts Capital of Kentucky. After hosting several hundred guests in her home, Nellie Frost, First Lady of Berea College, insisted on building a guest home for future visitors. Thus, the idea of Boone Tavern began and opened its doors in 1909. Based on Berea College core values, $11.3 million renovation in 2009 led to the 1st LEED Gold Certified hotel in Kentucky. 63 smoke free welcoming guestrooms all feature handcrafted touches which include rich wood furniture made from oak, pine, and cherry woods, woven bedding, mosaic art tiled mirrors, and woven baskets made by Berea College Student Crafts. Additional amenities include ceiling fans, legendary towel warmers, soaking tubs, and all natural bathroom amenities add comfort. Cutting edge in room technology featuring flat screen TV, wireless internet connection, and new voice over IP phone complete your stay. Boone Tavern Hotel, part of the Historic Hotels of America, has gained a reputation for elegant dining and a welcoming atmosphere. Berea College students play a big part at Boone Tavern Hotel by providing guests with friendly and courteous service in the Hotel and Dining Room. These students work 10 to 15 hours weekly while carrying a full academic load. Since 1855, all of Berea's 1500 students are employed in one or more of 140 work areas at the college.

Contact info:
100 Main St.
Berea, KY 40403 USA
phone: 800-366-9358
web: www.boonetavernhotel.com

Room amenities: Keurig gourmet coffee makers, hair dryers, ceiling fan, flat screen TV with cable, luggage racks, complimentary bottled water, eco-friendly master switch, and all natural bathroom amenities. Irons and ironing board available upon request.

Facility amenities: Historic Hotel. Southern style rocking chairs on the porch. Handmade furniture in the guest rooms. Memory room featuring pictures and articles of famous guests that have stayed at Boone Tavern. Complimentary Wireless internet in all rooms and complimentary business center located in the lobby. Also,complimentary bicycles available and can be checked-out at the front desk.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $99.00-$120.00
Make additional night(s) reservations directly with Boone Tavern Hotel. Indicate that you are with the Road Scholar program to stay in your same room.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Wednesday, July 09 - Field Trips to Old Town Craft Village for Craft M...
Field Trips to Old Town Craft Village for Craft Making, Skittles & Ice Cream Social

Breakfast: Breakfast is a tasty buffet at Boone Tavern Restaurant. In addition to assorted cereals, there will be selections of hot breakfast foods to choose from (changed daily), plus milk, juice, and coffee.

Morning: FIELD TRIP: We'll hop aboard our bus for a field trip to the Old Town Artisans Village and will work in small groups on craft projects with local crafts-persons, creating a special project or gift to take home with you.

The community’s history is intertwined with Berea College, founded in 1855 as a model for educating men and women of all races. The college largely serves Appalachian students, charging no tuition and requiring all students to work in a college industry. Berea’s student craft business began in 1883, and today more than 200 students and craft professionals in the community produce weaving, woodcraft, needlecraft, ceramics, broomcraft, and wrought iron products that are marketed internationally.

Lunch: We will return to Boone Tavern Restaurant for a buffet with choices of soup, salad, and main course.

Afternoon: Returning to the Artisans Village, we will work on a second craft project with another local master crafts-person. Berea is also home to the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen, representing outstanding artists, craftsmen, collectors, galleries, interested individuals and businesses in Kentucky and surrounding states. Founded in 1961, it is the oldest organization in Kentucky working to preserve and promote the rich heritage and exciting future of art and craft.

Dinner: Dinner at Boone Tavern Restaurant features outstanding Southern cooking and mouth-watering original dishes with fresh ingredients from local farms, including choices for kids, served family style.

Evening: EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Skittles & Ice Cream Social. Skittles has been a favorite Berea College game for generations, and one of only two places in the country where the oblong wooden box and pins are made, handcrafted from tulip poplar. It is a game of luck as much as skill, where each player spins a top onto the “field” and scores points based on which pins the top knocks over. We will play in grandparent-grandkid teams, then enjoy everybody’s favorite, ice cream!

Lodging: Boone Tavern Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Hotel

Description: This beautiful and historic hotel with graceful white columns and airy verandas nestles among the vibrant galleries, cafes, shops, and studios in Berea; the Arts and Crafts Capital of Kentucky. After hosting several hundred guests in her home, Nellie Frost, First Lady of Berea College, insisted on building a guest home for future visitors. Thus, the idea of Boone Tavern began and opened its doors in 1909. Based on Berea College core values, $11.3 million renovation in 2009 led to the 1st LEED Gold Certified hotel in Kentucky. 63 smoke free welcoming guestrooms all feature handcrafted touches which include rich wood furniture made from oak, pine, and cherry woods, woven bedding, mosaic art tiled mirrors, and woven baskets made by Berea College Student Crafts. Additional amenities include ceiling fans, legendary towel warmers, soaking tubs, and all natural bathroom amenities add comfort. Cutting edge in room technology featuring flat screen TV, wireless internet connection, and new voice over IP phone complete your stay. Boone Tavern Hotel, part of the Historic Hotels of America, has gained a reputation for elegant dining and a welcoming atmosphere. Berea College students play a big part at Boone Tavern Hotel by providing guests with friendly and courteous service in the Hotel and Dining Room. These students work 10 to 15 hours weekly while carrying a full academic load. Since 1855, all of Berea's 1500 students are employed in one or more of 140 work areas at the college.

Contact info:
100 Main St.
Berea, KY 40403 USA
phone: 800-366-9358
web: www.boonetavernhotel.com

Room amenities: Keurig gourmet coffee makers, hair dryers, ceiling fan, flat screen TV with cable, luggage racks, complimentary bottled water, eco-friendly master switch, and all natural bathroom amenities. Irons and ironing board available upon request.

Facility amenities: Historic Hotel. Southern style rocking chairs on the porch. Handmade furniture in the guest rooms. Memory room featuring pictures and articles of famous guests that have stayed at Boone Tavern. Complimentary Wireless internet in all rooms and complimentary business center located in the lobby. Also,complimentary bicycles available and can be checked-out at the front desk.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $99.00-$120.00
Make additional night(s) reservations directly with Boone Tavern Hotel. Indicate that you are with the Road Scholar program to stay in your same room.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Thursday, July 10 - Gift Making/Hiking/and Story Telling
Breakfast: Breakfast is a tasty buffet at Boone Tavern Restaurant. In addition to assorted cereals, there will be selections of hot breakfast foods to choose from (changed daily), plus milk, juice, and coffee.

Morning: FIELD TRIP: Hopping aboard our bus again, we will make the short trip into town and the Artisans Village, where you will have a chance to work with another first-class crafts-person. These artists and artisans follow in a long tradition of Appalachian culture and crafts. Early in the 20th Century, the President of Berea College encouraged craftspeople to move here and carry on their work where many built their own studios.

Lunch: Another delicious and satisfying lunch at Boone Tavern Restaurant.

Afternoon: EXCURSION: After lunch, we will have a group hiking excursion along the Berea College Cross Country trails. A metal foot bridge takes you over the creek and leads to several miles of well-kept gravel trails with mostly flat sloping terrain. Enjoy this opportunity for some gentle exercise and fresh air. You are likely to see wildlife, many different types of trees and plants, the Berea College gardens, and flowers of all kinds. There will also be time to explore the local shops, have some fudge at the local fudge shop, or relax on the rocking chairs on the porch of Boone Tavern.

Dinner: Enjoy another delightful evening meal at Boone Tavern Restaurant.

Evening: EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITY: Appalachian Folk Tales and Songs with Mitch Barrett. An award-winning performer, storyteller, and songwriter from Berea, Mitch comes from a long line of storytellers and musicians. He embodies the true spirit of Appalachia and its people.

Lodging: Boone Tavern Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Four: Friday, July 11 - Craft Display/Berea College Craft Tour and Berea ...
Breakfast: Enjoy our last breakfast together and bring your craft creations for everyone to see and admire. You will have time to return the items to your room before our closing morning activity.

Morning: EXCURSION: You’ve heard a lot about Berea College in the last few days. Now, take a walking excursion (covering approximately 1/2 mile of campus) to see what it’s all about. Learn about the college’s pretty amazing history and how it is intertwined with the life of the community. As a special feature, we will stop by the Berea College Crafts center for a demonstration by students.

Lunch: The program concludes with lunch in the Boone Tavern Restaurant. Hotel check-out is by11:00am. Lunch will be served at 11:30am. Departure is at your leisure. We hope you have enjoyed this new program and will return for other rewarding Road Scholar learning adventures in the future. Best wishes for all your journeys!

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


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Berea, KY
BereaBerea is a mecca for artists and craftsmen who make beautiful treasures. Don't miss out on the new Kentucky Artisan Center displaying crafts, books, music and food of Kentucky. Berea also hosts a number of antique stores.
For additional information, visit: www.berea.com

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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9 meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
2 Field trips
4 Hands-on experiences
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