Barn8 Restaurant and Art Walk in Goshen
If you take a drive around Oldham County, you’ll find many horse farms. There is one particular horse farm in Goshen that welcomes visitors for an experience like no other.
Hermitage Farm offers horse tours, overnight stays, bourbon tastings and more. They opened their new onsite restaurant, Barn8, a few months ago and most recently opened their Art Walk.
Barn8 Restaurant at Hermitage Farm is a unique dining experience. Guests are welcomed into an old barn that was transformed using elements of old and new. Seating is available inside horse stalls, down the alley, upstairs in the loft and outside. You will dine in an atmosphere of Kentucky flair and elegance while remaining true to the roots of the horse farm.
All of the food served at Barn8 is locally sourced and made from farm raised products. The menu is constantly changing so visitors can always try something new. One of our writers and her husband enjoyed the bison schnitzel, Woodland Farm pork chop, bloomin’ mushroom appetizer and peach cobbler. They both gave rave reviews for all of the food.
If you didn’t snag a dinner reservation, you can still visit Barn8. During our visit, we grabbed a drink at the bar and sat in the lounge area. The bartender told us we were welcome to walk around the gardens and view inside the greenhouse. Hermitage Farm’s setting is one of gorgeous rolling green hills, water features, horse pastures, artwork and their signature black and red buildings.
After we caught the sun setting, we made our way down to the Art Walk located behind the restaurant and gardens. A 1500′ boardwalk was recently installed along Sinking Fork Creek. Along the boardwalk, visitors are treated to an exquisite show of lights, motion, color and music.
The beautiful show is projected onto trees, rocks and water. We made sure to sit and enjoy each show in the different areas. There are large benches to sit, watch, listen and get caught up in the magic of it all. Each show was around 8-10 minutes and offered something different in each area.
The forest transforms into a different world through the projections. Gaze up the trunk of trees to see digital patterns appear and disappear, roots climb the bark of another and disappear into the foliage and horses and dragonflies dance in the leaves of the trees. The music and running water of Sinking Fork Creek really add to the tranquility of the experience.
The Art Walk is open from dusk to midnight. Tickets can be purchased at Barn8 inside the restaurant or at the entrance of the boardwalk. Admission prices are $18 for ages 17-65, $10 for ages 7-16, $8 for seniors and admission is free for children 6 and under. Our writer was able to get half off of her tickets for dining at the restaurant.
We really enjoyed our visit to Hermitage Farm’s Art Walk and look forward to our dinner reservation later this month. Barn8 is currently open Wednesday-Sunday in the evenings. Reservations can be made online or by calling the restaurant. We love the elegant feel of the restaurant and Art Walk. This was a nicer and more costly outing for our family, but we really enjoyed the atmosphere and experience had at Hermitage Farm’s Barn8 restaurant and Art Walk.