Not far from the sprinting ponies and fancy hats of Churchill Downs, you’ll spend your next vacation making hoofed friends in the small city of Georgetown. Author Helen Thompson was onto something when she wrote, “In riding a horse, we borrow freedom.” Whether you canter over the lush Kentucky landscape with an equine companion or wander through local gardens and wide downtown streets on your own two feet, you’ll feel the world opening up. Isn’t that what traveling is all about? Book hotels in Georgetown, KY and pack for a journey through wide-open spaces. What does one pack for that, you wonder? Curiosity and tall boots are a good start.
You may plan to spend most of your getaway hiking along North Elkhorn Creek or riding the trails around local stables, but you’ll want one of our rental cars in Georgetown to strike out on your adventure. Before you taste the freedom that comes with high speeds and open trails, brush off your workaday life in Yuko-En on the Elkhorn—Kentucky’s Japanese friendship garden. When you’re ready to ride like the wind, drive toward the south side of town Dream Chase Farm, a living history village that retraces the turf-crossing steps of retired race horses. Meet famous speedsters then explore the countryside from nearby riding stables. When you join the rhythm of a steady gait, take on any hill or valley on your horizon. Go ahead and get some dust on your jeans and mud on your boots—you can always clean up for city nightlife in your Georgetown hotel. Speaking of rhythm, Louisville’s blues scene awaits just 70 miles to the west—if the soothing tunes feel like a lullaby after a long day, stay in one of our Louisville hotels and spend the next morning at the tracks.
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