Located amongst the undulating hills of Kentucky, tucked an hour’s drive from Louisville, is the City of Owenton.
Owenton’s location and quintessential Kentucky charm makes it a wonderful place for a romantic getaway especially when one takes into account the “Elk Creek Winery.”
“Elk Creek Winery” is one of the most inclusive, winery complexes in the region. It features a winery, tasting room, lodging, dining, live music, spa treatments, sporting clays, an art gallery and much more.
What follows are brief descriptions of just some of what is available at “Elk Creek Winery” with a tip on how it can be combined to create a romantic couple’s getaway.
Owenton’s “Elk Creek Winery” offers four different lodging options; the “Lodge”, the “Clubhouse”, the “Inn” and the “Estate.”
Perhaps the most deluxe of the winery’s overnight accommodations is the $225 “Lodge Master Suite” which includes a King size bed, whirlpool tub, private deck overlooking the lake, gas fireplace and a full breakfast.
Depending on the type of room chosen, double occupancy rates tend to average between $75 for the “Clubhouse” rooms up to $225.
Advance reservations are required and must be secured with a $75 deposit charged to a major credit card. The winery does maintain both a cancellation and no show policy that would-be guests should make themselves familiar with; details of which are on the facility’s website.
2011 Valentine’s Day Dinner
The winery will be hosting a special Valentine’s Day dinner on February 12th, 2011. Advance reservations are required and additional dinner details can be gleaned from the winery’s website.
Dinner is generally served between the hours of 5:30 pm and 7:00 pm. The menu tends to feature four entrée options that range in price from $15 to $32. Copies of the winery’s complete menu options are available on the facility’s website.
2011 Spa Packages
“Elk Creek Vineyards” offers a wide variety of spa treatments that can be purchased either individually or as part of a package. The spa services can be combined with any one of the winery’s lodging options.
In my opinion, an excellent spa package to combine with the “Lodge Master Suite” is the “Ultimate Vineyard Queen’s Retreat.”
The luxuriant $325 “Ultimate Vineyard Queen’s Retreat” package affords participants with 180 minutes of absolute bliss.
The package includes a sugar or salt body scrub, body wrap, Swedish massage, complimentary bottle of wine and artesian cheese platter. An aromatherapy treatment can also be added for an additional $15.
In addition to lodging, fine wines, gourmet cuisine and spa treatments, the facility is home to a decadent gift shop, cooking classes, two live musical venues, art gallery and a sporting clay area. Details of all the winery’s amenities can be found on the facility’s website.
Hours of Operation
“Elk Creek Winery” maintains year round, seasonal hours of operation. Winter season at the winery is considered from January 1st until March 13th.
During the winter the winery is open Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm as well as weekends. Friday and Saturday winter hours are from 10:00 am until 9:00 pm
Would-be guests should be aware that hours of operation, prices, policies and packages are subject to change without advance notice. Therefore it is best to call the winery staff direct in advance of one’s trip to confirm all details.
Tips on Creating a Getaway
An excellent getaway idea is to reserve the “Lodge Master Suite” and combine it with the Valentine’s Day Dinner, a wine tasting and tour, art gallery visit, live music, the “Ultimate Vineyard Queen’s Retreat” and sports clay shooting. Doing so should ensure that there is a little something to please both men and women.
Elk Creek Winery
150 Highway 330
Owenton, KY 40359