Are you looking to escape to a place that makes you feel like you never left home? The foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in eastern Kentucky are peppered with small towns full of big activities. Mt. Sterling is one such town. It’s the home to the oldest festival in Kentucky, the company that makes the candy for the Kentucky Derby, and hospitality that rivals that of your friendly neighbors back home. If you want to experience it all, a stay at one of our hotels in Mt. Sterling, KY is the first place to start.
The scent of damp bluegrass spills through your window with the rising sun as you wipe the sleep from your weary eyes. Go for a stroll through the streets of the historic downtown district where the multistoried brick buildings lining the avenues make you feel like walking through a 1950s movie set. Take a seat at a café and treat your taste buds to a Hot Brown—an open-faced hot sandwich made with turkey or bacon and smothered in Mornay sauce. This accompanied with a Kentucky breakfast stout is a match made in heaven.
Your taste bud tour isn’t over yet. Make your way to the Ruth Hunt Candy Factory, the official candy of the Kentucky Derby. Test out an assortment of caramels, assorted soft creams, and bourbon balls. After you’re stuffed silly, there’s no better place to decompress than back at one of our cozy Mt. Sterling hotels.
Don’t be afraid to expand your horizons beyond the city limits. Hop in one of Travelocity’s rental cars in Mount Sterling and make the 107-mile drive west until you come across the city where the ponies run wild every spring in between the two spires. Or get yourself acquainted with the city’s most famous local at the Muhammad Ali Center before embarking on a Kentucky bourbon tour. When the day comes to a close, think about the experiences you’ve had with one more bourbon at the bar in one of our Louisville hotels.
Travelocity is here to help you from start to finish when you’re ready to leave your worries behind. Bourbon. Bluegrass. Friendly town folks. With a stay at the hotels near Mt. Sterling, KY, your vision of a perfect getaway will become a reality.