Kentucky Soaps and Such is part of a family of businesses, all located in the heart of downtown Stanford. They began with a mission to bring life back to Stanford’s small downtown, and through their hospitality, commitment to creating unique experiences, handmade products and farm-to-table meals, do just that.
Not sure what to do with your time in Stanford? We’ve got you covered.
Stop for breakfast or lunch at Bluebird Cafe! At the Bluebird, we take great pride in being a restaurant where fresh comes first. Featuring Marksbury Farm meats and food sourced from other local providers, our food is made from scratch with high quality ingredients.
Visit the Bluebird
Location: 202. W. Main St. Stanford KY
Kentucky Soaps & Such Store
Visit our store to shop for all natural bath products as well as other local Kentucky products. Take a self-guided tour of our soapmaking facility or call ahead for a group tour.
Only in our store:
Goat Milk Soap by the Ounce
Visit our store to purchase soap by the ounce! Just choose your favorite scent from our expanded selection of raw bar soaps, show us how much you want and we will do the rest!
Handcrafted jewelry, pottery, gourmet food, home goods, books, gifts, stationery and more.
Location: 203. W. Main St. Stanford KY
Wilderness Road Guest Houses & Rooms
Experience an alternative, charming stay in one of our guest houses, cottages, rooms at St. Asaph.
The Givens house is a three-story Victorian in the heart of downtown Stanford. It features four bedrooms, each themed after places the owners love, and four full baths.
Shelby Cottage is a romantic one-bedroom with a king bed and a queen plus sleeper sofa. The bath has a double-sink and a large steam shower, perfect for a couple or small family.
Rooms at St. Asaph
Our tiny rooms at St. Asaph are housed on the second floor of the historic St. Asaph hotel building located on Main Street. The building historically served downtown Stanford, and the rooms are preserved in the same layout as they were in 1925.
Contact Wilderness Road Guest Houses
Esther’s Wellhouse offers a tranquil environment for guests to relax and rejuvenate the body, mind and spirit in a boutique spa environment.
Facials, body scrubs, and massage therapy treatments are offered featuring Aveda, Eminence and Plainview Farm natural product lines.
Other Local Shops
- Hilltop Florist, 102 Portman Avenue, 606-365-9240
- Morgan’s on Main, 310 W Main Street, 606-510-2019
- Patriot Petals Florist, 507 E Main Street, 606-365-3161
- Perfectly Practical Essentials for Home and Body, 114 W Main Street, 606-304-1248
- Standing Fort Country Collectables, 301 Danville Avenue, 606-510-7948
- Stanford Upholstery and Antiques, 210 W Main Street, 606-365-3857
- Your Village Shoppe, 217 W Main Street, 606-365-8833
- 4 Generations Ice Cream Shop, 114 W Main Street, 606-365-1003
Other Nearby Restaurants:
- Mad Batter Baker, 305 W Main Street
- Coleman’s Deli, 105 W Main Street, 606-365-2164
- Kentucky Depot Restaurant, 119 Metker Trail, 606-365-8040
- Beaumont Inn, 638 Beaumont Inn, Harrodsburg, 859-734-3381
- Bluegrass Pizza & Pub, 314 W Main Street, Danville, 859-236-7737
- Harvey’s, 120 S 4th Street, Danville, 859-209-2626
- Jane Barleycorn’s, 130 S 4th Street, Danville, 859-236-9774
- Pasture at Marksbury Farm, 7907 Ky Hwy 27, Lancaster, 859-754-4224
- Shaker Village, 3501 Lexington Road, Harrodsburg, 800-734-3381
Historic Sites include the following:
- Buffalo Springs Cemetery – 630 Hwy 78
- Isaac Shelby Cemetery – Hwy 300
- Lincoln County Courthouse – 102 East Main Street Genealogy records date 1779, 606-365-2533
- Historic L & N Depot – 1866 Depot Street Museum and Community Center, 606-365-0207
- McCormack Church – Moores Lane, Stanford, KY
- Old Presbyterian Meeting House and Museum – Home of the Lincoln County Historical- 315 West Main, 606-365-2503
- William Whitley House State Historic Site, 625 William Whitley Road, 606-355-2881. The William Whitley House, also known as Sportsman’s Hill, stands today as a monument to pioneer ingenuity and resourcefulness. It was the first brick home and circular racetrack built west of the Alleghany Mountains, completed in 1794 by William Whitley and his wife Esther. Dubbed the “Guardian of Wilderness Road,” the house was a gathering spot for early Kentuckians, including George Rogers Clark and Daniel Boone. During the 1780s and 1790s, the Whitleys felt secure enough to build the brick home and a circular race track and held race meetings each autumn. The track was unique in the nation because it was the first circular design and was built of clay instead of using turf. It is felt that the American practice of racing counter-clockwise began at this track, in response to anti-British feeling at the time. The British raced in a clockwise direction.
- The site of Logan’s Fort, one of the first three forts built in Kentucky as the colonists pushed west into the new frontier.