Natural Home Goes to Louisville, Kentucky

Get a taste of Southern hospitality by visiting this green, southern town.

| July/August 2009

  • The Visitor Center at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is built green.
    Photo Courtesy Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest
  • The Inn at Woodhaven is a renovated 1853 mansion.
    Photo by Geoff Carr

Whether you’re in Louisville for the world-famous Kentucky Derby, a bluegrass experience, sightseeing or business, you’ll encounter Southern hospitality and a growing awareness of
sustainability. Kentucky ranks fourth in the nation for its number of farms, and that local bounty is sold at Louisville’s 20-plus farmer’s markets and is served in many of the city’s restaurants. Look for the “Kentucky Proud” logo on menus. 


Inn at Woodhaven 
Renovated with salvaged vintage materials, this elegant 1853 house serves organic breakfasts and emphasizes recycling. Its popular “Going Green” special offers a 20 percent discount to guests who travel less than 45 miles. 401 S. Hubbards Lane (888) 895-1011

Galt House Hotel & Suites 
On Louisville’s downtown waterfront, this 1,300-room hotel is partly heated and cooled by an energy-saving geothermal exchange system. 140 N. 4th St. (800) 843-4258


Browning’s Restaurant & Brewery 
Baseball fans nosh on local, sustainable pub fare without leaving Slugger Field ballpark—and they celebrate with organic-grain brews. Chef Anoosh Shariat relies on the freshest locally grown produce to create memorable dishes and considers a partnership with local growers an integral part of the restaurant. 401 E. Main St. (502) 515-0174

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