The Shaker Tavern, built in 1869 as a business venture for the South Union Shakers, housed a hotel for the "people of the world." The Shakers leased the building to an outside interest for one hundred dollars a month, leaving its management to the "world."
The Shaker Tavern maintained a thriving business for more than forty years, catering to the Victorian railroad travelers who stopped at South Union. The building's architectural features were clearly incorporated to attract the world's people, whose tastes differed dramatically from that of the Shakers. The stark simplicity of the buildings used by the Shakers contrasts greatly with the grand columned facade, intricate brickwork, and the ornate staircase of the Shaker Tavern.
The Shaker Tavern is owned and operated by the South Union Shaker Village. It is located 1.25 miles west of the South Union Shaker Village on Highway 73.
Federal Grove has always been known for hospitality dating all the way back to 1835 when travelers from Louisville or Nashville would stop over at Federal Grove for a short stay. We continue the rich tradition of the bed & breakfast as we offer our four guest rooms to those wanting a tranquil getaway where they’ll feel right at home.
After a refreshing night’s sleep you wake to the aroma of fresh coffee, baking biscuits and all the trimmings of a Southern Kentucky breakfast.
All of our rooms offer a private bath, queen size bed and are equipped with satellite tv and free wireless internet.
Federal Grove is your finest choice for a bed and breakfast near Bowling Green, Kentucky.