Wednesday, August 4, 2010
A DAY TRIP FROM WOODHAVEN
Just one hour east off the inn is one of the most beautiful scenic highways I have ever seen. It is called Old Frankfort Pike and it is a very old road bordered by stone fences and horse farms on both sides. From the Inn you just take Interstate 64 East to the Versailles exit. Then a short 1/2 mile later you turn left onto Old Frankfort Pike and travel the two lane highway through incredible Kentucky horse country. ( I would have a picture of the drive but we were hard pressed to see the road because of a terrific summer thunder storm!)
About 7 miles along in the middle of fields there is a restaurant called Wallace Station. It's very quaint looking on the outside and inside with lots of booths and a kind of old country store feel. The food is great and the restaurant has been featured on the Food Network's "Diners, Driveins and Dives". The host of the show, Guy Fieri visited and tried the fried chicken and the Big Brown hamburger which he declared one of the the top five he has sampled on his trips around the country. I love the show and have watched him eat a lot of hamburgers...so that compliment is great...or money as her would say!
We sampled that fabulous hamburger and another sandwich with their homemade wheat bread, great slabs of brie cheese and country ham. It was twice the size of a regular sandwich so plan on taking some home.
So you could drive over and take a tour of nearby Woodford Reserve Bourbon Distillery and then take the Frankfort Pike to have lunch at Wallace Station and even tour a horse farm or two and return by dinner time to the Inn at Woodhaven.