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Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in Shelbyville, Kentucky your home away from home

Shelbyville is a small town east of Louisville in the heart of Kentucky’s horse country. It is the Saddlebred Capital of the world and not only offers great horse farm attractions but also golf, local history and heritage, shopping and festivals. A self catering holiday rental in Shelbyville puts you right at the heart of the area, with easy access to Frankfort, Bardstown, Louisville, Danville and elegant Lexington. Shelbyville offers visitors the chance to explore the beautiful countryside or head for the cultural attractions each town has to offer.

Things to do in Shelbyville, Kentucky Take a Horse Farm Tour

Shelbyville is where most of the American Saddlebred breeding and training facilities are located. The historic farms in the area welcome guests to enjoy an educational guided tour of their immaculately kept facilities.

Enjoy Kentucky Wildlife

Red Orchard Park is within easy reach from your Shelbyville holiday rental and offers hiking and biking trails, horseback riding and a chance to spot local wildlife in this beautiful 131-acre farm setting.

Discover Bourbon

There are several distilleries close to your Shelbyville holiday rental and tours include seeing the distilling process of this popular spirit and tasting samples at the end of the visit.

Places to visit near Shelbyville, Kentucky Abraham Lincoln’s Birthplace

This National Historic Site is the location of the first memorial built to honourthe 16th President of the USA. See the Sinking Spring which the farm was named after, and enjoy the exhibits and video of his life story in the Visitor Centre.

Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill

This beautifully restored Shaker community tells the history of the religious Shaker Village which shaped American history. The Shaker furniture and 34 restored buildings set in 3,000 acres of farmland remain as a fascinating legacy. Costumed guides bring the community’s hard-working existence vividly to life.  

Old Bardstown Civil War Museum

Whether you know a little or a great deal about the American Civil War, this excellent museum is located in Bardstown’s former water works and ice house. The exhibits include flags and cannons along with personal memorabilia and a War Memorial.    

Weather in Shelbyville, Kentucky

Visitors to Shelbyville will enjoy the glorious sunny summer weather which this area of Kentucky experiences. Winters are chilly with freezing temperatures overnight but spring and autumn can be very pleasant.

Travel to Shelbyville, Kentucky

Your holiday rental in Shelbyville, KY is well served by two airports. The closest airport is Louisville International Airport which is 28 miles away. The smaller Blue Grass Airport is at Lexington, 36 miles from Shelbyville.

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