Moonshine, Mountains, & Music – Jul 6-8, 2018

Eastern Kentucky

Friday, July 6 – Sunday, July 8, 2018

$499.00 per person double
$479.00 per person triple
$459.00 per person quad
$629.00 per person single

Depart Lafayette at 6:00 AM, Lebanon at 6:30 AM and Indianapolis at 7:00 AM.

Includes motorcoach transportation, 2 nights lodging, luggage handling, admissions per itinerary, moonshine tasting, 5 meals (2 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners) and Imperial Escort.

Travel to the beautiful Appalachians and see the age old process of the moonshine still, enter the “Moonshine Hideout” and watch “Uncle Shine” produce his famous elixir, you can even partake of a little corn squeezin’. In the foothills, Jenny Wiley State Park Lodge will be our home for two nights while visiting Prestonsburg. Enjoy a slow pontoon boat excursion on Dewey Lake with the park naturalist, kick back to the favorite tunes of the “Moonshine Band” and feast-out on a mountain style outdoor Bar-B-Q.

With a local step on guide we will travel the narrow winding roads to Loretta Lynn’s Butcher Hollow Home Place and Webb’s Grocery, where we will be welcomed by Herman, Loretta’s brother. Our guide takes us to the US 23 Country Music Highway Museum where you will find exhibits and memorabilia of the many U.S. 23 Country Music Highway stars including Loretta Lynn, Chris Stapleton, Ricky Skaggs, Billy Ray Cyrus and many more who call Eastern Kentucky area home! There is more than music in these Appalachian foothills; our guide will bring history to life at the Middle Creek National Battlefield, site of the most significant Civil War battle in Eastern Kentucky. In Paintsville, KY the Mayo Memorial Methodist Church takes center stage with its imported Italian stained glass and the Andrew Carnegie donated pipe organ. The park naturalist from Jenny Wiley State Park will take us on a tour of Kentucky’s wild side. From 1997-2003 Kentucky Fish and Wildlife successfully repopulated its once extinct elk herd from 7 elk to over 10,000 free roaming elk. This is one of the most successful repopulations in the Eastern United States.

This trip has moderate mostly self paced walking. We will be in the hills of Kentucky so expect some inclines.