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Cottage for 8 people in Kentucky, with jacuzzi and balcony/terrace as well as pool and balcony
8 pers., 3 bedrooms
4.6
20 reviews
Kentucky
$114per night
Apartment for 5 people in Louisville, with terrace
4.3
119 reviews
Louisville, Kentucky
$65per night
Vacation apartment for 8 people in Laurel County, with garden
8 pers., 3 bedrooms
5.0
20 reviews
Kentucky
$125per night
Cottage for 6 people in Lake Cumberland, with garden
6 pers., 2 bedrooms
4.9
8 reviews
Lake Cumberland, Kentucky
$137per night
Vacation apartment for 8 people in Lake Cumberland, with balcony/terrace
8 pers., 3 bedrooms
4.9
9 reviews
Lake Cumberland, Kentucky
$139per night
Large vacation apartment for 8 people in Kentucky Lake, with pool and garden
8 pers., 3 bedrooms
4.7
20 reviews
Kentucky Lake, Kentucky
$103per night
Large vacation apartment for 6 people in Kentucky, with jacuzzi and garden
6 pers., 3 bedrooms
4.9
26 reviews
Kentucky
$136per night
Vacation apartment for 7 people in Barren County, with balcony/terrace
7 pers., 4 bedrooms
5.0
20 reviews
Kentucky
$203per night
Large vacation apartment for 7 people in Kentucky, with pool and garden
7 pers., 1 bedrooms
5.0
3 reviews
Kentucky
$203per night
Cottage for 2 people in Wolfe County, with balcony/terrace
2 pers., 1 bedrooms
4.2
20 reviews
Kentucky
$97per night
Cottage for 2 people in Kentucky Lake, with balcony/terrace
2 pers., 1 bedrooms
5.0
17 reviews
Kentucky Lake, Kentucky
$68per night
Large vacation apartment for 8 people in Kentucky Lake, with balcony/terrace
8 pers., 3 bedrooms
4.9
20 reviews
Kentucky Lake, Kentucky
$220per night
Large vacation apartment for 3 people in Kentucky
3 pers., 1 bedrooms
4.0
1 review
Kentucky
$53per night
Large vacation apartment for 6 people in Lake Barkley, with garden
6 pers., 2 bedrooms
4.8
20 reviews
Lake Barkley, Kentucky
$128per night
Vacation apartment for 2 people in Laurel County, with jacuzzi and balcony/terrace
2 pers., 1 bedrooms
5.0
20 reviews
Kentucky
$164per night
Large vacation apartment for 6 people in Kentucky Lake, with balcony/terrace
6 pers., 2 bedrooms
4.7
20 reviews
Kentucky Lake, Kentucky
$178per night
Vacation apartment for 6 people in Lake Cumberland, with balcony/terrace and balcony
6 pers., 2 bedrooms
4.8
20 reviews
Lake Cumberland, Kentucky
$134per night
Vacation apartment for 8 people in Lake Cumberland, with garden
8 pers., 2 bedrooms
5.0
29 reviews
Lake Cumberland, Kentucky
$75per night
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Highlights in 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

Most popular in Kentucky

Internet 1,313
Pet allowed 324
Balcony/Terrace 1,050
TV 1,315
Air conditioning 1,395
Garden 611
Parking 1,270
Washing machine 1,119
Heating 1,291

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.