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Moonshine, Mountains & Music

Moonshine, Mountains & Music

Welcome Aboard! Travel in comfort aboard our deluxe motor coach to the heart of the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky.


Welcome Aboard! Travel in comfort aboard our deluxe motor coach to the heart of the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky.

October 4-7 (Monday-Thursday)


Moonshine, Mountains & Music

Featuring the Jenny Wiley Lodge

Prestonsburg, Kentucky



* Fully escorted Gunther Motor coach Transportation

* Basic amenities

* 3 nights at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park

* 3 breakfasts

* 2 lunches

* 3 dinners

* 1 tea and cookies

* Live entertainment, including:

         -The Bryant Family Entertainers

         -Starving Artist Musical Entertainment

         -Legend of Jenny Wiley Reenactment

         -The Moon Shine Band

         -Entertainment at Mountain Home Place

         -Entertainment at Webb's Grocery Store

          -The Honky Tonk Girls

* Attractions and admissions per itinerary, including:

         -Middle Creek National Battlefield

         -Historic Samuel May House

         -East Kentucky Science Center & Planetarium

         -Pontoon Boat Cruise on Dewey Lake

         -Photo-stop at Stone Crest Mining Site

         -Moon Shine Hide-A-Way and Tour

         -Mayo Methodist Church

         -Country Music Highway Museum

         -Mountain Home Place

         -Webb’s Grocery Store

         -Loretta Lynn’s Butcher Hollow Home Place

* Driver, Escort and Step-on Guide Gratuities

Day 1

Welcome Aboard! Travel in comfort aboard our deluxe motor coach to the heart of the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky. First, we check into the Jenny Wiley Lodge for the next three nights. Our accommodations are located in the heart of the Appalachians, accented by scenic 1,100-acre Dewey Lake, and set amidst mountain vistas! You will have time to unwind and freshen up before we go out for dinner and entertainment. Tonight, we are treated to a delicious buffet dinner at the lodge. After dinner, we take our seats for Entertainment by the Bryant Family of Martin, Kentucky. Seen regularly at Front Porch Pickin' on the Kentucky Opry, Randy Bryant, plays the bluegrass banjo and is accompanied by his two daughters, Meghan on the fiddle and Emily playing the banjo. The family performs the traditional music of rural Kentucky - bluegrass and old-time music. (D)


Day 2

After breakfast with entertainment, we meet our step-on guide, and depart for a day of Kentucky sightseeing. We begin our touring at the Middle Creek National Battlefield where on January 10, 1862 the Union and Southern Forces met seeking military control of this strategic gateway from Virginia. Two thousand soldiers engaged in a 24-hour struggle with gun firing and cannons blazing. Union Col. James Garfield claiming victory, and he later become the 20th President of the United States. Next we tour the Historic Samuel May House. Built in the Federal style in 1817, this historic landmark is the oldest brick house in the Big Sandy Valley and was used by Samuel's son, Col. Andrew Jackson May as a recruiting station for the Confederacy during the Civil War. You will meet a re-enactor of Ms. May and following her presentation you will be served tea and cookies. Next we will visit the East Kentucky Science Center and Planetarium, located on the Campus of the Big Sandy Community and Technical College. The facility offers an interactive exhibit hall, and popular planetarium and laser light shows accompanied by music. Later we return to the lodge for a delicious buffet lunch and a reenactment of "The Legend of Jenny Wiley". It is the survival story of Jenny Wiley, a legendary pioneer woman, who was taken captive by Native Americans in 1789, endured the slaying of her brother and children and eventually escaped her captivity after 11 months. Following lunch and reenactment, we enjoy a pontoon boat cruise on Dewey Lake. This afternoon we enjoy a scenic tour en route to the "Moon Shine Hide-A-Way and Tour", with a photo-stop at the Stone Crest Mining Site. Now a golf course that sits on 700 acres of mountain top land and built on a reclaimed strip mine, the course offers spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Highlights of our tour will include a demonstration of how the old timers brewed distilled famous mountain "white lightin", a policeman who questions the illegal operation, and finally the Shriners who take up their instruments and sing a couple of Moon Shine songs and featuring plenty of foot-stompin' dancing. Before returning to the lodge, we are treated to a delicious Bar-B-Que dinner and entertainment provided by the Moon Shine Band. (B, L, D)

B, L, D

Day 3

After breakfast, we meet our step-on guide, and depart for another day of Kentucky sightseeing. We begin our touring at the Mayo Methodist Church, built by local coal baron John C.C. Mayo and donated to the Congregation in 1909. This unique structure is listed on the National Historic Register and houses a Pichner pipe organ given to Mayo by Andrew Carnegie. Next, we continue on the Country Music Highway to Staffordsville, Kentucky. We arrive at the Country Music Highway Museum, dedicated to the country music entertainers who were born or lived near U.S. Route 23 in eastern Kentucky, including Billy Ray Cyrus, The Judds, Tom T. Hall, Ricky Skaggs, Loretta Lynn, Keith Whitley, Dwight Yoakum, and Patty Loveless. Our guided tour takes us along the scenic 445 Kentucky Route 172 to our next destination of the day, the Mountain Home Place in Staffordsville, Kentucky for a tour, lunch and entertainment. The setting is a glimpse back in time to the mild 1800's to a typical rural farm in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky. First, you will view a short documentary narrated by Richard Thomas, aka "John Boy" of this early mountain life. Then characters in period dress present stories of the log house, barn, the blacksmith shop, and of the church and school. Have your cameras ready to capture the beauty of this rural landscape and the farm animals. The next stop of the day will be a visit to the Homestead of Loretta Lynn for touring. First, there is a stop at Webb's Grocery. Originally a company coal mine grocery circa 1910, this is the General Store at "Butcher Holler" Kentucky. Loretta Lynn and Crystal Gayle's brother, Herman, owns and runs this store. Enjoy a snack of a RC Cola, a moon pie and entertainment while you browse and shop for souvenirs. Next we go to Loretta Lynn's Butcher Hollow Home Place. Herman will share with us the story of Loretta and her famous sister Crystal Gayle, and he will provide a first-hand account of his two sisters and what it was like living there 60 years ago. After returning to the lodge, you will have some time to relax and freshen up before we go out for a delicious dinner at Billy Ray's Restaurant and an evening of entertainment provided by the Honky Tonk Girls at the Mountain Arts Center. (B, L, D)

B, L, D

Day 4

After breakfast settle back and enjoy the movie "Coal Miner's Daughter" on our drive home, while reminiscing about the sights and sounds of "The Bluegrass State," Kentucky.


B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D =Dinner

October 4-7 (Monday-Thursday)


Moonshine, Mountains & Music

Featuring the Jenny Wiley Lodge




$869.00 Double/PP       


$829.00 Triple/PP


$799.00 Quad/PP         


$1,039.00 Single


Deposit:  $125.00/PP

Balance Due:  August 21, 2021


                              Depart               Return

Gunther                6:00 AM               6:45 PM

Carney                  6:45 AM               6:00 PM

Woodbine              7:45 AM               5:00 PM

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details Times
Carney Park & Ride Carney Park & Ride - 2980 Jomat Ave. Parkville, MD
Exit 31A (Harford Rd north) off Route 695
Gunther Charters Gunther's - 7443 Shipley Ave. Harmans, MD (GPS)
Lot C off of Shipley Ave.
Woodbine Park & Ride Woodbine Park & Ride 704 Lisbon Center Dr.
Woodbine, MD - I-70 West to Exit 73
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