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6 Unbeatable Experiences For Cozy Getaways In Georgetown, Kentucky

Written by Dylan Marson

The winter season is in full swing, which means temperatures are dropping and it's time to seek out those cozy hometown vibes you only ever see on the Hallmark channel! The kind of experiences where you really get to sit down and immerse yourself in the small-town aesthetic. Where shopkeepers know customers by name, locals sit down for the latest gossip & travelers are welcomed into a world of small-town charm. Start making your own hallmark moments with these 5 cozy experiences that will warm your heart on your next visit to Georgetown, Kentucky.

1. A Piece of Pie At The Local Diner

Every Georgetownian knows where to find a fresh slice of pie! Fava's of Georgetown has been an iconic family-owned diner for over 100 years and serves as a hub for the community still today. With any given visit you'll run into all manner of locals coming together for some southern style food, local gossip and of course their famous pies. Wanting to get the full Kentucky experience? Make sure to grab an order of their Hot Brown as well; It's a Kentucky specialty you won't want to miss out on!

2. The Small-Town Bookstore, But Better

Neil Gaiman once said: "A town isn't a town without a bookstore. It may call itself a town, but unless it's got a bookstore, it knows it's not foolin' a soul." Fabled Forest checks that box to a tee in the heart of Historic Downtown Georgetown. One of Georgetown's newest local businesses, it has quickly become a favorite for those looking to enjoy locally sourced artistry, southern charm and a quiet nook surrounded with books. We also can't forget to mention that they are located directly above The Wine Project, which offers walk-in wine tasting experiences featuring small wineries across the globe. So whether you're expanding your literary horizons or testing your pallate on the latest flavors, you'll have found the perfect place to escape into Georgetown's hidden charm.

3. Snuggle Up At The Cat Cafe

Cat lovers and coffee drinkers come together in one spot to combine their two passions for the perfect fusion. Central Purrk Cat Cafe Central Purrk Cat Cafe offers a host of cat companions to warm your soul alongside a cup of joe. Working in partnership with the Scott County Humane Society, every one of the kitties in this establishment is adoptable, and visitors are enouraged to get to know each and every one of them by spending some time in their enclosure. Enjoy coffee, wine, beer & more at this unique cafe destination and you might just go home with a new member of the family.

4. The Local Watering Hole

Cozy on up to the bar and warm yourself up with local brews and maybe even some mushy peas! Slainte Public House remains Georgetowns one & only authentic irish pub. With a close-quarters interior that goes out of its way to replicate the feeling of pubs in Dublin, it is one of the most popular spots to wind down after a long shift at work and enjoy the comraderie of your fellow pub-goers. Raise a toast with a warm touch and savor an authentic Irish coffee alongside a delicious irish-inspired menu! Top it all off with live music on the weekends and you've got the perfect spot to warm yourself up on cold winter nights!

5. Experience The "Kentucky Hug"

The Kentucky hug is a sensation that is well known to bourbon drinkers across the globe; a warming sensation that grips you on your first sip of Kentucky's iconic spirit. It's one of the reasons why bourbon is the main ingredient in many Kentuckians' favorite drink for the winter months. Indulge in the timeless comfort of a classic hot toddy, featuring the rich warmth of bourbon, the soothing sweetness of honey, and a hint of fresh lemon juice. Sip & savor the cozy elegance of this timless drink at Rodney's on Broadway or Local Feed, two iconic Georgetown destinations renown for the mastery of bourbon.

6. A Warm Oasis Of Kentucky Spirit

Grab a glass of your favorite bourbon and pair it with a selection of premium cigars at this cozy oasis where no one is a stranger & you'll always find a warm welcome. Leaf & Barrel Cigar & Bourbon Lounge provides a perfect cozy hideaway for cigar & bourbon enjoyers. Founded to create a place where any and all can come together to share their passion for cigars, the interior provides a relaxed, open & airy environment with groupings of cushy leather sofas and oversized chairs. With live music on the weekends, it becomes a lively place to raise your spirits & enjoy the flavors of the Bluegrass.


Author: Dylan Marson

Dylan Marson is the Public Relations Assistant for Georgetown/Scott County Tourism.