Following our routine of finding free and friendly places to stay on Harvest Hosts, we decided to try Haney’s Appledale Farm. This delightful old world store was found on Highway 80, in Nancy, Kentucky. One of the owner’s Don Haney, was so friendly when we met him, we felt like we had known him for years. He was truly interested in where we were from, where we were going. The next morning, when we went to say good-bye he even asked if we had slept well across the road from his store where we had been allowed to park for the night.
We really enjoyed wandering around this store which smelled of fresh air and many different types of apples. When you first enter, you walk into a small eating area where you may purchase pies such as fresh, hot apple and peach pies, caramel apple and baked goods made daily right on the premises.
They even have sugar-free apple pies and their famous Apple Cider Slush 😛.
We selected some sugar free apple fritters, which we enjoyed for dessert after dinner.
As we wandered the store we found not only apples, but peaches, cider, jellies, preserves, honey, baskets and local crafts.
Haney’s doesn’t only have apples!
Aside from the food, Haney’s displayed beautiful hand made quilts, many china collectibles that my mother would have loved :). Haney’s also carried a few simple wooden toys for younger children.
We noticed that there were bus tours that were stopping here while we were walking around.
Haney’s was like stepping back in time. We thoroughly enjoyed this stop and would certainly stay here again if we had the opportunity. The folks were such a pleasure to deal with and we stalked up on our Bourbon Bar-B-Q sauce 😚.
We have to leave you with the website for this unique little spot in appreciation for their kindness to us: www.haneysappledalefarm.com. Haney’s can also be found on Twitter, facebook and instagram @haneysfarm.