Herb and Karen Westphal have been married for 39 years. Herb served in the Marines and retired from federal service. Karen is a retired registered occupational therapist. They have always dreamed of owning a farm and enjoying the solitude that follows in country living. They have enjoyed it so much that they are now looking forward to sharing that quiet peacefulness of the farm with their guests. As well, they are hoping to further agritourism in the Lancaster KY area through development of the bed and breakfast, event barn and general farm experiences.
Today most Kentuckians have no direct connection to farm life, even in rural areas. By providing a B&B and hosting events at Willow Bend Farm we are promoting agritourism in Lancaster KY. Willow Bend Farm will provide visitors an opportunity to visit the greater working farm community in Lancaster KY by providing a B&B experience and hosting weddings and seasonal events.
Our goal is to grow visitation to Lancaster KY and incorporate as many local businesses as possible into WillowBend Farm
Lancaster KY - "A small town with great pride". The City of Lancaster, established 1797, serves as the county seat of Garrard County, and sits in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky at the foothills of the Appalachian mountains. Lancaster's geographic location serves as a cross-roads for the region as it sits at the heart of Lexington, Richmond, Danville, Somerset, and Berea. The Lancaster Square is a hub of activity at the intersec of Highways 27 and 52.
Nearly 50 buildings in the city are listed on the National Historic Register with a number of them in the downtown area currently undergoing renovation. Most prominent of these is the Grand Theater, originally constructed in 1925. The Garrard County Historical Society is also located in Lancaster.