Hyde Park Living Features Berea College and Boone Tavern

Group of Berea students outside at Fee Glade

Berea College and Historic Boone Tavern Hotel and Restaurant each were featured in recent issues of Hyde Park Living, a lifestyles publication based in the metro-Cincinnati area. Given Berea’s close proximity, many Cincinnati residents find Berea an enjoyable destination for day trips and weekend visits. Laura Hobson, a writer for Hyde Park Living, visited the College and the City of Berea for her three-part article series, which not only describe historic and contemporary features, but also include connections to Cincinnati. Several of the College’s buildings were designed by Cincinnati-based architects, and students, such as Gerald Thomas, a junior majoring in technology and applied science came to Berea from Cincinnati. Read part two of the article, featuring Berea College, and part three of the article, featuring Historic Boone Tavern Hotel and Restaurant.

Boone Tavern Earns High Marks from Great Britain’s Telegraph

Historic Boone Tavern Hotel

Historic Boone Tavern Hotel—long-known throughout the U.S. for serving up gracious hospitality—has gained international attention following a review by the London Telegraph. In a recent article loaded with photos, the landmark hotel, owned by Berea College, gets high mark for style, character, dining, value and service. The Telegraph article calls Boone Tavern “a great advertisement” for the College, “which is an attraction in its own right,” and notes that “with students providing many of the hotel staff, there is an energetic and eager-to-please style to most of the service aspects, with plenty of Southern-influenced hospitality.” Continue reading Boone Tavern Earns High Marks from Great Britain’s Telegraph

Boone Tavern to be Featured on KET-TV

Boone Tavern Hotel in Berea, Kentucky

Berea’s Boone Tavern Hotel and Restaurant is one of three well-known historic Kentucky inns that will be featured on KET-TV, beginning this Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 12:30 P.M. ET. Amy Hess, host of “The Local Traveler” program, will also focus on the Beaumont Inn in Harrodsburg and The Old Talbott Tavern in Bardstown. Continue reading Boone Tavern to be Featured on KET-TV

Boone Tavern Ranked #6 in US Top Ten Eco-Friendly Hotels

Travelers have ranked Berea’s historic Boone Tavern Hotel and Restaurant as sixth in the top ten Eco-Friendly Hotel in America. USA TODAY just concluded a four-week travel award contest during which voters named vote for their choice among 20 U.S. hotels that have gone above and beyond to promote environmental sustainability. Continue reading Boone Tavern Ranked #6 in US Top Ten Eco-Friendly Hotels

Vote Now, and Every Day, for Boone Tavern Hotel and Restaurant

Boone Tavern a 10Best Selection
Boone Tavern Hotel and Restaurant: a 10Best Selection

Berea’s historic Boone Tavern Hotel and Restaurant is a contender as the Best Eco-Friendly Hotel in a travel award contest conducted by USA TODAY. A panel of experts selected Boone Tavern as a nominee in the latest 10 Best Readers’ Choice award. The contest, which is being promoted by USA TODAY, gives voters four weeks to vote for the candidate of their choice among 20 U.S. hotels that have gone above and beyond to promote environmental sustainability. All voting is digital and the 10Best Readers’ Choice Award contest is accessible on the 10Best.com website. Voters can choose Boone Tavern at: http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-eco-friendly-hotel/ Continue reading Vote Now, and Every Day, for Boone Tavern Hotel and Restaurant

Southern Living Magazine Names Boone Tavern as One of the Best Hotels in the South

The Historic Boone Tavern Hotel has been awarded recognition by Southern Living magazine as “One of The South’s Best Hotels and Inns.” The honor is part of the magazine’s annual “Best of the South Travel Awards” that cites top destinations for lodging, dining and other travel-related entertainment across the South. Continue reading Southern Living Magazine Names Boone Tavern as One of the Best Hotels in the South

Didiayer Snyder Visits Berea College

Boone Tavern and Berea College recently welcomed Didiayer Snyder, host of the At Home With Didiayer, on the Hallmark network. She came to Berea to film segments for a “Destination Kentucky” program for season two of At Home With Didiayer: The Travel Edition. She and her crew filmed spoonbread being made at Boone Tavern Hotel, interviews with President and Mrs. Roelofs as they described the College’s mission and the Hotel’s connection to the College. They also filmed staff and students at the Log House Craft Gallery, Weaving, Woodcraft and Broomcraft. The program is scheduled for broadcast in 2017.

Boone Tavern Nominated for “Best” in Historic Hotels of America Awards

Boone Tavern, the historic hotel owned by Berea College, has been nominated for the Historic Hotels of America Awards of Excellence as Best Small Historic Inn/Hotel in the category for hotels with less than 75 guest rooms. Boone Tavern’s Dining Room also has been nominated as Best Historic Restaurant in Conjunction with a Historic Hotel. The Historic Hotels of America Awards of Excellence recognize and celebrate the finest historic hotels and hoteliers across the nation. Continue reading Boone Tavern Nominated for “Best” in Historic Hotels of America Awards

Berea College to Move Forward with “Qualified Historic Site License” for Boone Tavern

The Berea College Board of Trustees has authorized the college administration to move forward with an application for a “Qualified Historic Site License” that would permit the sale of alcoholic beverages by the drink at historic Boone Tavern Hotel & Restaurant. After the Board of Trustees carefully considered the action for more than a year, the final decision took place during the board meeting on February 21 and 22, and followed an extensive process in which the college’s administration received input and opinions from faculty, staff, students, local officials, community leaders and citizens on the subject. We did not choose to survey our complete alumni community, because we do not have a means of doing that systematically, but we do have quite a number of alumni who are faculty and staff at the College.  Those alumni who are employed by the College responded to the survey with the same level of support for moving forward with alcohol sales at Boone Tavern, as non-alumni who work at the College. The survey showed strong overall support for moving forward, but of course not unanimity, because this is an issue on which reasonable people do not find ready agreement. Continue reading Berea College to Move Forward with “Qualified Historic Site License” for Boone Tavern

Board of Trustees Decision on Boone Tavern

The Berea College Board of Trustees has authorized the college administration to move forward with an application for a “Qualified Historic Site License” that would permit the sale of alcoholic beverages by the drink at historic Boone Tavern Hotel & Restaurant. This action took place during the board meeting on February 21 and 22, and follows an extensive process in which the college’s administration received input and opinions from faculty, staff, students, community leaders and citizens on the subject. Continue reading Board of Trustees Decision on Boone Tavern