Traveling to Paducah

Lodging in Paducah

For 2018 we have a special rate with the Holiday Inn Paducah Riverfront which opened in July 2017. It’s a beautiful property and only @ 7 blocks from the Studio. To reserve, use this link: Holiday Inn Paducah Riverfront or this Corporate ID: 786870235 when calling 270-366-7614 or 1-888-HOLIDAY to book your room.

Above the Studio is The Loft. There are six beds in 3 bedrooms and two baths in this 2,500 s.f. apartment. If communal retreating and unparalleled convenience to the Studio is what you are looking for, look for an email @ 45 days from the start of your weekend workshop. Beds are offered on a first-dibs system. This will be offered IF available for your weekend workshop, and rates will be outlined in the email.

We have about every hotel chain in Paducah so if you are “points loyal” you can find brands like Marriott Residence Inn, Hampton Inn, Drury Inn, La Quinta, and Comfort Inn & Suites. Visit the Paducah Convention & Visitor’s Bureau site for contact information. I’m also a Tripadvisor junkie when I travel. Check them out for reviews of Paducah properties.

1857 Hotel

For these properties, I recommend staying in the Mall area which is Exit 4 off of I-24. It is a straight shot to the studio and less than a 10-minute drive. A very nice property for a good price is Auburn Place Hotels & Suites. It’s recently renovated, large rooms, and I consistently hear about their great staff.

There are a couple of B&Bs in walking distance of the studio I can highly recommend: Mavhouse or Pinecone Retreat.

If you have a large group and would like to rent a house in walking distance, my friend, Chad Wilson would be the guy to call. He has a very large Victorian House in Lower Town that can sleep upwards of 7. Chad’s cell phone is 270.853-.6972 and you can send him an email.

Located in downtown Paducah is a boutique property, The 1857 Hotel. Absolutely gorgeous space and in the middle of all the cool downtown stuff. Not walking distance but less than 5 min drive to the Studio.

 


Barkley Regional AirportAir Service

We do have commercial air service, although it is limited. We have 2 flights a day on a 50-seat jet through United. All flights go to/from Chicago O’Hare. For personal travel, my husband and I use the Paducah airport about half the time and the Nashville airport half the time. Nashville, TN is an easy 2-hour drive on I-24 and has many air service options. If you fly into Paducah, I highly recommend renting a car. For about the same price as our taxi service, you can have much better reliability renting an economy car for tooling around town. If you choose to use a taxi service, Blue Dot is newer and I’ve heard reliable. I would recommend you arrange airport pickup prior to landing. I DO NOT recommend Chi’z Cabs.

New to Paducah in 2017 is LYFT, and I’m hearing good things about our service. Download their ap to use.

Kristin’s Favorite Paducah Restaurants

freighthouse

Downtown

Visit the Paducah Convention & Visitor’s Bureau for contact information.

Freight House: Oh MY! Farm-to- Table. Awesome. (recommend reservations, but they have some communal tables and you may also take what’s available at the bar)

Italian Grill: on Broadway. All homemade pasta. Great food. (recommend reservations but can walk-in if there is availability at the bar)

Cynthia’s: Our local “special occasion” restaurant in town, however it’s more casual if you like eating at the bar on 2nd Street

JP’s Bar & Grill: Outdoor seating on 2nd Street, live music, “fern bar” menu – salads, burgers, etc.

Max’s Brick Oven: 2nd Street. Brick oven pizza, bistro menu. (suggest reservations)

Tribeca: 2nd Street. Our best local Mexican restaurant. Walk-in.

Doe’s Eat Place: 136 Broadway – Family chain and James Beard Award Winner on Broadway. Steakhouse. Big. Steaks. Split one. Delicious, but HUGE. Recommend reservations for weekend nights.

Paducah Beer Werks: Brewery with clever bar food like pizzas, wings, salads, deep fried pepperonis, etc.

Midtown

Branch-out foods @ 2201 Broadway – a plant-based and gluten-free delicatessen and bakery located at 2201 Broadway St. at the Ritz. Their bright green door is located on N. 22nd. Usually open until 7 pm.

Artisan Kitchen @ 1704 Broadway-  a favorite of Ephemera Paducah workshop attendees as they cater many of our lunches. Their cafe is open for lunch.

Midtown Market – @ 3000 Broadway – Paducah’s version of “Whole Foods.” Grab and go sandwiches, deli, ready-made meals for dinner during the week and locally-sourced produce. Open until 7 pm.

Mellow Mushroom & Dry Ground Brewing – in the Historic Art Deco “Coke Plant” at 3121 Broadway. Parking is available on the street or in the Bank Parking lot.

Mall Area – all “walk-in”

Flamingo Row (behind Home Depot) – very eclectic menu with a tropical flair

Backwoods BBQ – ribs, chicken, pork with traditional sides

Jasmine (behind Cinemark movie theater) – Thai and Asian

Pizza Warehouse (behind Cinemark movie theater) – same owners as Italian Grill downtown. Focused on pizza, salads, sandwiches.

Etcetera

Breakfast & Coffee

Goldrush Cafe – 400 Broadway in downtown- Crazy breakfasts, weird omelets, and HUGE biscuits.

Etcetera Coffee – 320 N. 6th or Etcetera2 118 S. 2nd Street (Market Square)

Kirchoff’s Bakery (Etcetera2 is attached) – 118 Market Square

Piper’s Tea & Coffee – in the Coke Plant – 3000 Broadway

Open Tuesday - Friday 10 am - 5 pm; Saturday 10 am - 2 pm
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