The Farmer & Frenchman is a quaint, peaceful winery located in Western KY. It’s the perfect spot for a weekend retreat for either a couple or a girls trip.
Let me preface this by saying – I know I usually blog about family trips. This is not a good place to visit with children, in my opinion. (However, they make a point to say the cabins are kid-friendly on their website – I just know my son would not have enjoyed this trip.) I would personally save a visit for your significant other or best friends.
I won’t stray too far away from my family blog roots, but I have to tell you about our girl’s trip and highlight this gorgeous winery in Henderson, Kentucky. If you are looking for a sweet anniversary getaway or a quick girls trip, this is the perfect spot.
They also host weddings and I think this would be the perfect wedding venue. You could rent out all three cabins for your wedding party.
Farmer and Frenchman Winery
The Farmer & Frenchman is a small-farm vineyard, cafe, and winery nestled in Western Kentucky in Henderson County, KY.
This winery has three small cabins, a cafe, and an old tobacco barn restored for events. If you want to stay on-site and never go anywhere else, that’s possible. However, if you want to find something else to do, the owner will have plenty of suggestions for things you can be downtown.
It’s owned by Hubert Mussat and Katy Groves-Mussat, thus the Frenchman and the Farmer. They are very involved in their winery, and you will see them throughout the cafe and event barn during your stay. Both are quite lovely and welcoming. I can’t say enough nice things about their hospitality.
The Guest Cabins at Farmer and Frenchman Winery
We (I say we, but it was all my friend, we just all went along with it) found this winery because my friend discovered it while playing around on Air BnB while trying to find us a good weekend getaway for a girls trip.
There are three cabins in a row – named Roi, Dauphin, and Reine. (Our ongoing joke is that what happens in Roi stays in Roi!) There are keypads to give you access to the rooms, so no key is needed.
The small private patios face the farmland and woods. We woke up Saturday to a crop duster going over the corn. It was fascinating to watch as he did loops and whirls in the air and then came down to treat the crops.
This is a gorgeous rustic yet modern cabin. It has gorgeous sliding barn doors in the interior. Lots of wood with industrial metal as the décor.
It has a bathroom with a HUGE double-headed shower. The way the shower is walled off, we were able to easily get ready while someone else showered.
There is a larger room that is a small kitchenette and sitting area. The kitchen has a mini-fridge, coffee maker, sink, and microwave.
The sitting room has a sofa bed that turns into a queen size. The ottoman works as the storage for the sofa bed comforter, sheets, and pillows.
There is a bedroom with a king size bed. There is a small open closet with a few hangers.
The Cafe at Farmer and Frenchman
The Frenchman told us he had a little Italian in him as well, and that is reflected in the food! It was so delicious. There wasn’t a dish that we saw served that didn’t look absolutely amazing!
If I can give you a tip for this, it would be to HAVE RESERVATIONS! Even for lunch, have a reservation. It was so crowded. We didn’t have reservations at lunch and they did have availability outside, but it’s Kentucky summer – which means it’s blistering hot.
For lunch, we were able to order and have it brought to our cabin. We all ordered various pasta and sandwiches, but I ordered a cheese plate as well. While I was ordering my lunch, I bought a bottle of wine and brought back to the room so I was able to pair that with our food.
We were lucky enough to have thought ahead and got reservations for dinner. We ordered four bottles of wine to split between us: strawberry, blackberry, blueberry, and a sweet red. I had a chicken Ceaser salad and ordered the bread. The bread is beautiful (and tasty) and comes out like a souffle all poofed up.
What did we do on our trip to Farmer & Frenchman?
Much to one of my friend’s dismay and Hallmark addiction, there are no televisions in the cabins. (I like going to places without televisions. We aren’t much tv watchers at my house.) However, we packed games, so we sat around and talked, played different card and board games, and just enjoyed the downtime.
There is no wine tasting that we could find, which would be a nice addition. However, the owner told us about the winery and discussed the different types of grapes and we were free to roam the grounds. We also took a hike through the cornfields and visited a frog pond.
If you are looking for a peaceful, quiet adult getaway, this is a place to go. Sit back, drink a glass of wine, and look out over the winery.
I’m always looking for new places to discover in Kentucky, Tennesee, or other drivable distances. If you have any suggestions, let me know!