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Kentucky’s distilleries are globally renowned, especially along the famed Bourbon Trail – a dream for bourbon lovers. While there are plenty of places to stay in Kentucky Bourbon Country, not many can boast of being a direct extension of a distillery. The Shanklin House, an Airbnb owned by the well-known Castle & Key distillery, stands out for that unique distinction.

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Shanklin House is an impossibly charming rental that’s about as peak Bluegrass as it gets. An Airbnb owned by an acclaimed distillery and located on a working horse farm in Kentucky? Now that’s my idea of the best weekend getaway ever.

To book a stay at the Shanklin House, click the link for more info and availability.

Do you think this is the best Airbnb near the Bourbon Trail? What’s your favorite Kentucky Bourbon Trail Airbnb? Let me know – I’d love to hear your recs on your favorite Airbnb near the Kentucky Bourbon Trail! 

If you plan to stay at Shanklin House and are looking for some things to do in the area, be sure to check out these one-of-a-kind experiences! And if you’re looking for more unique stays in Kentucky, be sure to check out these Unique Places to Stay in Kentucky: 10 Cool & Quirky Rentals.


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