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In the heart of downtown Berea a stroll across the street from Berea College campus nestled on Main Street where artisan and craft shops are located. The hotel is famously located in the center of the Folk Arts and Crafts Capital of Kentucky. Located off Exit 77 off of I-75 the hotel is 10 miles from Richmond Kentucky and 40 miles from Lexington Kentucky.
The beauty and bounty that is the Berea Experience surrounds guests at The Historic Boone Tavern Hotel and Restaurant. Guests are in for quite a treat. Berea is synonymous with rich Appalachian traditions-arts- crafts-and music. Stroll along Main Street and visit the studios of working artist- and the majestic surroundings of Berea College Campus. Guests will see why Berea is named the Folk Arts and Crafts Capital of Kentucky. A recent 11 million renovation restored the historic beauty and culture while preparing for another 100 years by becoming a LEED Gold Certified Green Hotel. The uniquely welcoming guestrooms consist of student handcrafted furniture- bedding- and tiled mirror. Surround yourself with historical ambiance and touches that include crown molding- high ceilings with ceiling fans- towel warmers- soaking tubs- and various views from the comfort of your home away from home. Guests may choose to reserve a place in the Bowling Dining Room as a grand finale to a getaway. The Award-winning restaurant features the legendary cornbread souffle locally known as Boone Tavern Spoonbread- and Chicken Flakes in a Bird Nest. Along with fabulous southern cuisine-the Chef creates mouth watering original dishes using local and Kentucky Proud ingredients. Coupled with the historic beauty the hotel offers group attendees an enriched experience that is quiet and professional for corporate meetings or memorable social gatherings and picture perfect celebrations. Historic Boone Tavern is the place to stay to discover a truly authentic Kentucky experience. Join us as we celebrate another 100 years of antebellum charm and timeless grace.