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Highlights Kentucky

  • Watching the Kentucky Derby
  • Following the Bourbon Trail
  • Boating and Hiking at Kentucky Lake
  • Tours of Mammoth Cave
  • Baseball and Boxing Attractions in Louisville
  • Seeing Abraham Lincoln's Birthplace

Best Vacation Rentals in Kentucky

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Kentucky, Usa
Vacation Rental • 3897 ft² • 4 Bedrooms
5.0
(20 reviews)
This log home is sitting in the midst of nearly 3500 acres ,of Gods country ,with no neighbors within miles ,self dependent ,off grid , solar powered , backup genset if you want to get away from modern day society and enjoy quiet time with the family , this might be the place for you,,nearly 4000 sf of indoor living space, and 2500 sf of roofed decks ,,you and your family can enjoy your time time together with some peace and quiet !!!
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Kentucky, Usa
Vacation Rental • 3240 ft² • 4 Bedrooms
4.9
(20 reviews)
Get away from it all at Hidden Lake Lodge, a beautiful secluded Western Kentucky Log Cabin. Enjoy a hot cup of cider as you sit on the wrap around covered porch, taking in breathtaking views of the sunrises, sunsets, and the valley below. Get a glimpse of world famous Western Kentucky Whitetail Deer and Wild Turkey from the comfort of the comfortable rocking chairs on the wrap around porch. Guests have found this beautiful cabin perfect for office parties, church retreats, family reunions, hunting trips, weddings and receptions, visiting military family at Fort Campbell, and just getting aw...
from $259 / night
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Daniel Boone National Forest, Kentucky
Vacation Rental • 2293 ft² • 3 Bedrooms
4.4
(20 reviews)
Nature's Sanctuary is located on a private drive. We have our own lake for fishing, and 5 other lakes within walking distance. There are two fire pits available. We have two decks (one of which is gated) for dogs. There is a wrap-around deck upstairs that has a wonderful view of the lake and a large charcoal grill. We are close to the hiking trails, and mountainous views, Cliffview Zipline, The Via Ferrata, under cavern kayak tours, horseback riding, Miguels Pizza, The Rock House Restaurant, LaCabana for Mexican and Inner Cavern Canoeing. This 3BR 1 1/2 bath cabin has a whirlpool tub and sh...
from $233 / night

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Vacation rental prices in Kentucky

$265for 3 Dec - 10 Dec
$301 annual average
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Vacation rentals availability in Kentucky

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Vacation Rentals in Kentucky

Find a Beautiful Vacation Rental in the Bluegrass State

If you want natural beauty, great food, sporting attractions, and rich history, Kentucky is the place to visit. And there are some great places to stay in the Bluegrass State. From timber framed family homes near attractions like Mammoth Cave, to rural cabin properties near small towns like Jamestown, the Kentucky countryside is packed with rental options.

Stay in One of Kentucky's Magical Cities

But you don't need to stay in a rural retreat. You will also find plenty of urban homes and apartments in the state's biggest cities. For instance, you could stay in a modern vacation apartment in Louisville, or in the state capital, Frankfort. Stay close to major sporting attractions like Churchill Downs, and be conveniently located for shopping, dining, and cultural events. Either way, Kentucky is a fine place to stay.

Holiday in Kentucky

Orientation

Getting to Know Kentucky

Kentucky is located west of the Appalachian Mountains, south of Ohio, and north of Tennessee. It's not a large state in terms of size, but the geography is really diverse, from stunning mountains and river valleys, to rolling farmland and massive recreational lakes.

How to Reach Kentucky

Getting to the state isn't hard. I-64 runs into the state from the east, while I-69 connects it to the west, and I-75 links it with the south. There are Amtrak stations in cities like Louisville and Ashland, while you can fly into airports at Louisville and Lexington.

Advice for Traveling Around Kentucky

To get the most out of a trip to the state, it helps to have your own vehicle. If you intend to explore areas like the Daniel Boone National Forest or the Lakes near Kentucky Lake, a 4-wheel drive vehicle really helps.

Activities in Kentucky

A Great Sporting Destination

Kentucky and sport are impossible to separate. In Louisville, visitors can learn all about Muhammad Ali, and see the original “slugger”, while the Kentucky Derby is America's premier horse racing event.

Paradise for Outdoor Lovers

The state is crammed full of amazingly beautiful regions. Kentucky Lake in the southwest is heaven for fishing fans, while the Daniel Boone National Forest hosts wonders like the Yahoo Arch, and the Cumberland Gap in the east is simply stunning.

A Historical Feast

Kentucky has seen plenty of history. Find out all about it at attractions like the Shaker Village in Harrodsburg or Lincoln's birthplace in Hodgenville.

Kentucky is a state of “firsts”, from serving the world's first cheeseburger in 1934, to hosting the first public demonstration of an electric light bulb in 1883.

Top 5 Things to Do in Kentucky

1. Visit Louisville

Louisville is the state's most engaging city, thanks to attractions like the Slugger Museum, the racing track at Churchill Downs, and the Muhammad Ali Center.

2. See Mammoth Cave

Located in its very own National Park, Mammoth Cave is the longest cave system in the world. In fact, we've explored 400 miles and still haven't reached the end. Cave tours are a magical experience.

3. Visit Abraham Lincoln's Birthplace

Although he's associated more with Illinois, President Lincoln was born at Hodgenville in Kentucky. This powerful monument includes a reconstruction of the cabin where he was born.

4. Follow the Kentucky Bourbon Trail

Bourbon is one of Kentucky's greatest exports, and fans of Makers Mark can expand their palates by following the Bourbon Trail, which includes all of the leading distilleries.

5. See the Famous Cumberland Gap

Located in south-eastern Kentucky, the Cumberland Gap was once the only route across the Appalachians. Nowadays, the National Park is both a fascinating historical museum and a beautiful mountain reserve.

Useful Information

Kentucky Has Destinations For Every Season

If you're planning a summer escape to Kentucky, the state has plenty of candidates, from Kentucky Lake to Big South Fork. From fishing to caving, they offer a galaxy of activities to enjoy. Spring and fall vacationers will find ideal hiking conditions and great views in the Appalachians, while the Derby takes place in May. But towns like Louisville or Bowling Green have plenty to offer in the winter, too.

Unmissable Experiences in Kentucky

Great events take place across the state, and picking highlights isn't easy. But if you're after some top class southern cooking, mid-May's International Bar-B-Q Festival in Owensboro is not to be missed. The State Fair takes place in Louisville every August and attracts over 600,000 visitors to its horse exhibitions and stunt riding demonstrations. And there's also the Kentucky Bourbon Festival, which takes place every September in Bardstown.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Kentucky

How much do the vacation rentals in Kentucky cost on average?

Last year, rentals in Kentucky had an annual average price of around $289 per night.

During which months are vacation rentals cheaper in Kentucky?

If it is your aim to save the maximum during your vacation to Kentucky, go there in March ($270 per night on average), April ($275), or February ($277), to find the lowest prices for the whole year.

When does the price of vacation rentals in Kentucky go up the most?

Following the data observed last year, costs per night for accommodation here are usually higher, on average, during the months of July ($299), June ($298), and December ($297).

Is Kentucky a good location for a last-minute getaway?

If you decide to put Kentucky on your bucket list, we suggest planning your travels well in advance because it is usually very high in demand, with an annual average of 79% of rentals booked the previous year.

What time of the year can I find more available vacation rentals?

January, February and December are, in order of highest to lowest, the months that have the largest number of accommodations available, with an average availability of 47%, 38%, and 37%. However, even during these months, when rental availability is the highest, the average is only 41%. So it is still important you always book your vacation early in Kentucky.

How many rentals are there in Kentucky?

In Kentucky we work with 2 different providers to give you a choice of 3,100 properties, so you will not be short of options!

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