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Monday, July 6, 2009; 4:02 PM

Writer Christine Dell'Amore spent a weekend at Old Friends Bed & Breakfast in Georgetown, Ky. Here's her reporter's notebook.

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TRAVEL TIME

1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours by plane and car

COST

TOTAL $412

Flight: $176 | Lodging: $150 | Dinner: $20 | Rental car: $66

GETTING THERE

Delta has nonstop 1 1/2 -hour flights from Reagan National to Lexington, Ky., which is 14 miles from Old Friends, for about $403. United offers one-stop flights from regional airports for $445, about 2 1/2 hours all together. I flew Southwest direct from BWI Marshall to Louisville, which takes about 1 hour 40 minutes and costs about $176. Old Friends is a little more than an hour's drive from Louisville.

WHERE TO STAY

At Old Friends Bed & Breakfast (1841 Paynes Depot Rd., Georgetown. 502-863-1775, http://www.oldfriendsequine.org), you pay $175 for the Creator suite (two queen beds and a private bath) and $150 for the Sunshine Forever room (two single beds and a bath across the hall). Or stay at Shakertown at Pleasant Hill (3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, 800-734-5611, http://www.shakervillageky.org), situated within America's largest restored Shaker community. Rates range from $85 for a guest room to $225 for a cottage.

WHERE TO EAT

Cleveland's at the Woodford Inn (140 Park St., Versailles, 859-879-6062. http://www.woodfordinn.com/dining.html) serves such old-style Kentucky favorites as pork chops marinated in Bourbon barbecue sauce with stone-ground grits and fried apples. Open Monday to Saturday lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m., dinner 5-9 p.m.; Sunday brunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m.


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