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Cabin in Powell County
Getaway @ Watcher Point w/Trailer Parking!
Watcher Point is the PERFECT destination for those who desire convenience, cabin charm and scenic views! Our Cozy 3-bedroom, 1-bath home has all the amenities you would desire. You will have an unforgettable home base for your adventures! Take in gorgeous views while relaxing on the front deck, enjoy the fire pit, or winding down in the hot tub. Located within minutes from the Red River Gorge. Trailer parking available.
$204 per night
Cabin in Stanton
Seclusion Cabin - Tower, Treehouse, Koi Pond
Seclusion is a completely custom, hand-crafted cabin complete with a treehouse room, koi pond, rocky landscape, observatory tower and more in an unbeatable location. This cabin is located just a mile or two off the Slade, KY exit on top of a ridge in Red River Gorge. Built by Paul Rhodes in his spare time, this passion project took over six years to complete and boasts a uniqueness unrivaled by other accommodations.
$186 per night
Cabin in Pine Ridge
Cliffside Cabin 2 King ALCOVES, Hot Tub, Cargo Net
Welcome to "Turn Your Eyes Cliffside Cabin". This newly built two bedroom cabin is peacefully secluded, yet still only a few miles away from the Natural Bridge State Park, Red River Gorge, Daniel Boone National Forest, underground kayaking, zip lines, rock climbing, swimming, delicious food and many other local attractions. Search "Turn Your Eyes Cabin" by Hymn Cabins on Youtube for a video walkthrough!
$225 per night

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Tiny home in Powell County
Hot Tub! Tiny Hūs Retreat in the Woods
$93 per night
Cabin in Rogers
Still Water Cabin Hot Tub/Wifi/Red River Gorge
$115 per night
Cabin in Wellington
$170 per night
Cabin in Frenchburg
Modern Cabin Nestled on 40 Acres w/ Hot Tub
$158 per night
Cabin in Rogers
Modern A Frame | Red River Gorge
$245 per night
Cabin in Salt Lick
The Cedar Shack
$89 per night
Cabin in Stanton
Beech Ridge - Beautiful Cabin in Ideal Location
$174 per night
Cabin in Wellington
Secluded Cave Run Red River Gorge Cabin
$120 per night
Cabin in Wellington
Cozy Cabin & Glamping by Cave Run, Red River Gorge
$129 per night
Cabin in Campton
Raven’s Summit Luxury HotTub WiFi- Red River Gorge
$233 per night
Home in Salt Lick
Clear Creek Get Away
$91 per night
Cabin in Wellington
Luxe A-Frame HUGE Porch+Dogs- DBNF/Cave Run Lake
$115 per night

Your guide to Cave Run Lake

Welcome to Cave Run Lake

Cave Run’s 200 miles of lush green forested shoreline circle nearly 8,300 acres of crystal-clear water. The sprawling man-made lake, built by the Army Corps of Engineers in the late ’60s, offers plenty of room to spread out and find your own little piece of nature in northeastern Kentucky’s Daniel Boone National Forest. Make use of the rolling hills surrounding it for hiking, mountain biking, or ATVing, or get out on the water for a variety of boating experiences. Anglers find all kinds of fish lurking under the lake’s smooth surface, but Cave Run is particularly famous for its large and plentiful muskie population.

The natural playground of Cave Run Lake lets you choose to watch the outdoors serenely from a comfortable perch on a porch, enjoy it as you gently paddle across the water, or watch it whiz by as you speed down dirt trails. But no matter your flavor of daytime activity, you’ll be awed by the incredible, colorful sunsets that cap most days.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Cave Run Lake

Muskie fishing season heats up in March, attracting the largest number of anglers to Cave Run Lake in the spring, though fishing here is a year-round activity. The weather follows a pretty typical seasonal pattern, with hot summers and chilly winters. The humidity and precipitation remain steady all year, making late spring and early fall pleasant times to visit. Because so much of the lake’s appeal comes from spending time outdoors, the crowds descend in summer, including daytrippers from nearby towns as well as campers and RVers from around the region. The below-freezing winter low temperatures and occasional snowfall drive away many people in the off-season, except diehard anglers, who still come to see what’s biting.

Top things to do in Cave Run Lake

Zilpo Road

This 11-mile National Forest Scenic Byway stretches west from the Zilpo Recreation Area on the lake’s southwest shore and winds through the eastern hardwood forest. Though the drive straight through only takes about 20 minutes, plan to stop often, and be sure to visit the historic Clear Creek iron furnace.

Minor E. Clark Fish Hatchery

One of the country’s largest freshwater fish hatcheries, this sprawling facility on the northern tip of Cave Run Lake rears four million sport fish each year. The hatchery’s more than 100 ponds are open to visitors year-round to wander and observe, while in summer you can go inside for a tour of the operation.

Twin Knobs Recreation Area

While boats can enjoy the entire Cave Run Lake, only two spots boast swimming areas. The sandy beach at Twin Knobs provides safe, swimmable waters roped off from the fast-moving boats — and with a nice view. A pleasant shoreline trail stretches north from the beach, and as part of the campground area it’s also home to an amphitheater, boat ramp, and volleyball courts.

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