Brunch at the Kentucky Castle

We took our two granddaughters and the rest of the family to the Kentucky Castle for Sunday brunch recently.  If you are a little girl who loves princesses, then brunch in a real castle is a dream come true.  The Kentucky Castle has received buckets full of news coverage lately because a well-known reality couple had their wedding there a few weeks ago.  Thankfully, those events were over, and we were able to enjoy a farm-fresh meal in relatively peace and quiet.

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When we arrived at the castle, which is just about fifteen minutes from our house, we had time to enjoy the surroundings before it was time for our reservation.

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I was happy to have my Anywhere Baggallini because it gave me plenty of space to carry a sweater that I needed for the dining room’s air conditioning.

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I was also able to carry some water bottles for the girls, hair bows, makeup, and all the other things that one needs on an outing with a four-year-old and an 18-month-old.  The attached change purse came in handy for cash.

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The grounds of the Kentucky castle are beautiful.  Along with acres of beautiful meadow, there are also fountains, herb and salad gardens, a pool, arbors, evergreen shrubs, flower-filled pots, and a greenhouse that is used for large events.

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When we finally had brunch, I ordered a delicious frittata with a side biscuit.  Hens are kept on the property, and the eggs were freshly picked.

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While we were waiting for our meal to arrive, I took a stroll through the public areas of the castle.  They were quite ornate in a new kind of way.

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The hotel rooms are located upstairs which is off-limits to the public.

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After brunch we did more browsing, or should I call it frolicking?  That sounds like what you do at a castle.

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The castle grows a lot of flowers, veggies, and herbs in raised beds, and they provided a perfect maze for the girls to “get lost.”

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We made up stories about what goes on in the turrets and were positive that Rapunzel probably spent some time there.

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Beautiful colorful planters are placed around the grounds to soften the harsh stone exterior.

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The Kentucky Castle has a long and storied past.  It was built by a man for his wife after they toured Europe.  I have met that lady, who is now in her 80’s, and she is beautiful.  I suspect that in her younger days, she was movie star beautiful and deserved a castle.  However, the couple eventually divorced, and then castle was never completed.  Then at one point, there was a fire that did a lot of damage.  Eventually, some businessmen bought it, turned it into a hotel and event center, and that’s where it is now.

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We learned that they do a special princess event on Sunday afternoons, complete with singing and cupcakes.  We will look into that for the future.

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Meanwhile, I will be using my Anywhere Baggallini on my future travels.  It has perfect nooks and crannies for a serious traveler like me. Plus the new color grape jelly is perfect for fall.  A good bag is one that you can use on a day to day basis and for special events like vacations and brunch in a castle.  And you’ll find good bags at Baggallini.  Go here to see their vast selection.

Take care.

 

This post was sponsored by Baggallini, but all opinions are my own.

 

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