When visiting Nicura Ranch, there is so much to enjoy right on our 15-acre property, but don’t miss out on all that the surrounding area has to offer! Our town of Berea was named one of Southern Livings “50 Best Small Towns in the South” for its art, culture and gorgeous scenery. Topping the list for scenery is the Pinnacles, ranked as the #1 hike in Kentucky according to Outside Magazine. Guests will also love exploring the Kentucky Horse Park, Bourbon Trail, shopping, fine art, and dining.

Enjoy all Kentucky has to offer: from Bourbon to horses, to historical landmarks and the great outdoors.


Hike the Pinnacles in the Berea College Forest, a three-minute drive from the Ranch. The dog-friendly hikes include beautiful views and easy access to all the local attractions Berea has to offer. 

Click here to download a map of the Pinnacles.

Other trails to explore: 

  • Anglin Falls
  • John B. Stephenson Memorial Trail
  • Berea Pinnacles
  • Brushy Fork Trail
  • Berea City Trails
  • Boone Trace Trail

Explore the Bike Trails

Explore Berea’s vast biking trails or ride through town and stop at the many shops lining the streets. Bring your own bike or grab a rental at Get Outside KY. Owsley Fork is a must to enjoy kayaking, hiking, and birdwatching all in beautiful surroundings. Rent a kayak and enjoy the quiet beauty of the motorboat-free reservoir.

Shop the Artisan Village

Discover why Berea is known as the art capital of Kentucky. The shops are filled with handmade items and gorgeous art and pottery. When packing, make sure you leave a little space in your suitcase to bring home a unique treasure. Click here to see all the shops.

Bourbon Trail

Every whiskey fan needs to take a pilgrimage to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail at least once. Plan your trip exploring the amazing distilleries around the state. Enjoy the scenic drives through Kentucky’s countryside. Pick your favorite Bourbon brand or try a local small batch distillery. The tours are in-depth and the tastings are an experience not to be missed.

Kentucky Horse Park

A must-see for all horse lovers, the Kentucky Horse Park is a working horse farm, educational theme park, equine competition facility, and equine office park. The park showcases horses in daily equine presentations, horse-drawn tours, and horseback and pony rides during the main summer season, and an array of horse shows and special events throughout the year.

girl riding black horse

Horseback Riding

We do not permit horseback riding on our farm, but we highly recommend nearby farm Stepping Stone Ranch. Stepping Stone, located at Deer Run Stables, is a short drive from our Ranch. They offer guided trail rides for all levels, as well as lessons. Online Bookings are available.

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