Boone Tavern Hotel

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Average rate: $87 - Hotel class: 3 stars
100 main st n, Berea, KY, USA

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Boone Tavern Hotel Berea Reviews

crystalware crystalw…
53 reviews
Jul 04, 2007
While there is not a lot to do in Berea, KY there is a pretty neat place to stay the night. The Boone Tavern Hotel sits conveniently in the College Square surrounded by the college campus and lots of great little places to shop. The hotel is named after the old explorer Daniel Boone, for those of you who actually know who that is :)

What makes this place really unique is that it is furnished with all handmade furniture created by the Wood Working Department of Berea College. What this means is that the majority of the furniture here is carved by students attending the college. Of course, it is not all old-style. The handmade furniture is well accented with modern amenities that you are sure to enjoy. :)

The second interesting thing is that the majority of the hotel staff is college students as well. This is an agreement with the college and the hotel for a work-study program. So the students working here are all part-time making less than minimum wage(so be nice). Sounds pretty crappy but the great thing is that they don't pay tuition because of it. By staying here you are helping to pay tuition for low-income students.

There is also a restaurant located on-site and I have only ate at it twice and it was for school, so we had a pre-approved menu. Therefore, I can't attest to how good the restaurant actually is. The food I was served however, was pretty good. You can also find the unforgettable dish-spoon bread. Again I am kind of afraid of this but you should at least give it a try if you are in the neighborhood.
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Boone Tavern Hotel Overview

Stay the night in one of our spacious 63 eco-friendly guestrooms. All rooms feature handcrafted touches which include rich wood furniture from oak, pine, and cherry woods, woven bedding, mosaic art tiled mirrors, and woven baskets. Ceiling fans, luxurious towel warmers, soaking tubs, and all natural bathroom amenities add comfort. Cutting edge in-room technology featuring flat screen TV, wireless internet connection, and voice over IP phone completes your stay.

This beautiful and historic hotel with graceful white columns and airy veranda nestle among the vibrant galleries, cafes, shops, and studios in Berea; the Arts and Crafts Capital of Kentucky. After hosting several hundred guests in her home, Nellie Frost, first lady of Berea College, insisted on building a guest home for future visitors. Thus, the idea of Boone Tavern began and opened its doors in 1909. Based on Berea College core values, a 11.3 million dollar renovation led to the 1st LEED Gold Certified hotel in Kentucky. Become part of the unique Berea lifestyle where quality and tradition blend with Southern hospitality and the youthful vigor of the college campus.
You may choose to reserve a place in the elegant Boone Tavern dining room as a grand finale to your getaway. Each original mouth watering dish the chef creates, including meals such as Chicken Flakes in a Bird's Nest, features our legendary Boone Tavern spoonbread. Come experience fabulous southern cuisine made with local and Kentucky Proud ingredients.

Boone Tavern Hotel Amenities

  • Business Center
  • High-speed Internet
  • Parking
  • Concierge
  • Elevator / Lift
  • Air Conditioned
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • TV
  • Ballroom
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Free Parking

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