Start your adventure on the Lincoln Heritage Scenic Highway in historic downtown Danville. This beautiful and historic road travels through six communities as it winds its way through the knobs of central Kentucky.The highway showcases true early Kentucky history at every turn and embraces four themes: Abraham Lincoln, US History and the Civil War, Bourbon Heritage, and Religious Heritage.
A great portrayal of American history and culture can be experienced along the Lincoln Heritage Scenic Highway. Learn the story of early Kentucky settlement at Constitution Square while enjoying all the charm and great dining and shopping of downtown Danville. As you travel the route West, learn of Lincoln's Kentucky family in Springfield and finally settle back beside the spring he knew as a boy outside Hodgenville.
Travel through great small towns including Perryville and New Haven. Learn the unique traditions of Bourbon distilling and see the first Catholic settlements and churches west of the Alleghanies. The Lincoln Heritage Scenic Highway represents an escape from the ordinary, a true symbolism of the adventure of the open road, and a snapshot of early American life. For more traveler's information and an itinerary, visit: http://byways.org/explore/byways/2348
Looking out over the field from the Cottage deck, a transformation is underway, one that speaks of our commitment to being good stewards of our natural resources. With the support of the Boyle County Conservation District and the State Soil Erosion Water Quality Cost-Share Program, we are cultivating the field in a way that will improve and protect the quality of the water in the flow path through our farm to the streams and lake beyond. Called a Vegetative Filter Strip (VFS), the 12-acre area is to be planted in grasses and wildflowers that purify runoff through their fibrous root systems before it discharges into receiving waters. Described as “an edge-of-the-field best management practice”, the VFS also provides good ground cover for important wildlife.
To ensure a good stand of our VFS, the first thing we had to do was described as “competition control before planting.” In other words, we had to kill the existing vegetation. We’re now set to plant on May 15 using a nifty tool – a Truax Grass Drill - that vows “precision seed placement” for our three types of grasses and four kinds of wildflowers. We purchased our seeds from Caverndale Farms, a regional seed company located here in Danville. Our grasses are Big Blue Stem, Indian Grass, and Switch Grass, and our wildflowers are Partridge Pea, Black-eyed Susan, Coneflower, and False Sunflower.
Competition Control Before Planting
We are thrilled that our application for a VFS was one of the 940 approved among the nearly 3,000 submitted. We invite you to come to the Cottage for a stay, sit out on the deck with your head back and your feet propped up, and witness cleaner water, a healthier ecosystem, and a wildlife habitat in the making!
At The Cottage, we have the luxury to wake up each day in an exceptionally beautiful natural environment. Here in Central Kentucky, we take pride in the lush landscapes of rolling green hills, stone fences, and peaceful surroundings. When the first blossoms of spring emerge, they splash their vibrant colors against the winter landscape. Spring moves into summer with the warming temperatures and the blossom of summer flowers. As Summer bows to Fall, the trees put on a spectacular showing. The vibrant oranges and burning reds warm the soul in time for the gentle blanket of winter.
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The Cottage Bed & Breakfast
2826 Lexington Road
Danville, KY 40422