Florence, Kentucky... Y'All
By: Angela Ash
Florence, Kentucky is a great city. Just minutes away from Cincinnati or Newport, or a short road trip from Louisville or Lexington, there are plenty of shopping and restaurants. It even boasts Kentucky's largest mall, complete with a two story carousel and trackless train.
However, located in the heart of Florence, Kentucky is possibly the best hidden gem I have ever been lucky to stumble across. Really... this place is amazing!
If you are looking for something out of the ordinary, even bordering on the extraordinary, then this is your place. Who needs a boring hotel room, when you could sleep in a cave, Central Park, a pirate ship, or a jungle?
With several different themed suites to choose from, things get even a little bit more difficult when making a lodging decision. Wildwood Inn also offers the chance to sleep in an authentic African Village named Shi-Awela. Even amidst the comforts of home, little touches everywhere make you wonder if you were suddenly transported to another world.
And hence the name, this property also boasts a large indoor pool and hot tub, along with a game room, seating areas, pool and ping pong, and children's climbing tunnels. You could literally spend all day here... that is, if you could talk yourself into leaving the cozy confines of your treehouse or racing themed suite. Don't worry. There are also pool-side rooms for your convenience.
I also loved how there are separate areas to suit both the adults, as well as the children. This is truly a destination all in itself. There is even a Tiki Bar!