First stop . . . Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill . . . Founded in 1805, Shaker Village has 14 original restored buildings with costumed interpreters and artisans demonstrating the Shaker way of life. We visit several times a year, enjoying the exhibits or walking the trails, but have never stayed overnight.
We had a large room on the third floor of the East Family Dwelling. Third floor, tall steps, no elevator 🙂 great workout! The rooms are furnished very simply with reproduction Shaker furniture. No closets, pegs on the wall.
There was a beautiful view of the village and hills from our room. Notice the knitting bag hanging on the arm of the rocker — I had lots of quiet knitting time.
The demonstration farm with a garden and animals was across from our building.
The goats were full of energy and fun to watch. We could hear the roosters crow every morning.
Although it misted off and on both days, we enjoyed our hike to the nature center and the old grist mill. My camera batteries died just as I started to take pictures so here’s a couple from earlier this year.
We had a wonderful two-day stay. Peaceful and relaxing.
Thanks for visiting today. Hope you have a great day!