Department of Parks
Benham School House Bed and Breakfast to Host Local Premier of “Above the Clouds” Documentary
BENHAM, Ky. – Kingdom Come State Park has long been known as a crowning jewel along the majestic crest of Pine Mountain in Eastern Kentucky.
The premier of a film about the park will be held April 14, hosted by the Benham School House Bed and Breakfast. The documentary, “Above the Clouds,” explores the founding of Kingdom Come State Park. The film’s producer, Richard Ondrovic, and his crew from Pigeon Pie Films will attend a reception following the showing of the film. The premier will be shown at at the Kentucky Coal Museum. It’s free and open to the public.
Participants can delight in the majesty of spring along the rocky mountain ridges of Kingdom Come State Park on a relaxing bus tour while viewing flowering redbud trees and an abundance of native wildlife. It will also be the perfect time to visit the Kentucky Coal Museum in Benham and recount the history of coal mining in Appalachia.
Those looking for a deeper experience can nestle in the comfort of the Benham School House Bed and Breakfast where mountain ambiance, fine dining and quality service are hallmarks. A special all-inclusive package is available. The package price is $129 (double occupancy) or $99 per person and includes Friday night lodging and dinner, Saturday continental breakfast and lunch, as well as admission to all events (bus tour and museum). A “Day-Only” package will also be offered on Saturday and will include the bus tour, lunch, and museum admittance all for the special price of $15 per person.
For more information or reservations call (606) 848-3000 or (800) 231-0627. The reservation deadline is April 2.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 53 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Commerce Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. Each year, Kentucky parks draw 7 million visitors and contribute $317 million to the economy. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov