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Tiny home in Powell County
Hot Tub! Tiny Hūs Retreat in the Woods
Enjoy your own slice of the Red River Gorge in a brand new, unique, cozy tiny house. Soak in the brand new hot tub after enjoying the beauty of “The Gorge,” just a short 15 min drive to the Natural Bridge! Feel immersed in the outdoors with the sounds of nature, tons of natural light, and gentle rain on a metal roof. Roast marshmallows at the fire pit, grill food at the charcoal grill, then take a nap in the 2-person hammock before retiring in the loft on the comfortable queen sized bed.
$92 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.
$184 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

Other great vacation rentals in Red River Gorge

Dome in Wolfe County
"Home Sweet Dome" MODERN TREEHOUSE STAY w/ Hot Tub
$280 per night
Cabin in Stanton
Elderberry Cabin w/ Hot Tub near Red River Gorge
$121 per night
Cabin in Stanton
Hot Tub, WiFi, Netflix and Cable, Close to RRG!
$140 per night
Cabin in Slade
Star Teaser, Well-Equipped Space, New Hot Tub
$144 per night
Cabin in Stanton
100 Acres | Sunrise & Set Overlook | Fish | Creek
$193 per night
Place to stay in Stanton
Cemetery Gatehouse w/ Hot Tub and WIFI - RRG
$104 per night
Cabin in Rogers
Still Water Cabin Hot Tub/Wifi/Red River Gorge
$116 per night
Cabin in Rogers
Moonlit Cabin - short walk to MUIR Valley
$89 per night
Cabin in Stanton
Beech Ridge - Beautiful Cabin in Ideal Location
$174 per night
Cabin in Rogers
Modern A Frame | Red River Gorge
$245 per night
Cabin in Campton
Brand New Luxury Cabin in RRG!
$146 per night
Cabin in Campton
The Barn Owl in Red River Gorge
$187 per night

Your guide to Red River Gorge

All About Red River Gorge

Just outside of Lexington in the dense oak-hickory woods of the Daniel Boone National Forest lies Red River Gorge — a unique geological area featuring steep limestone cliffs popular with rock climbers, and winding rivers perfect for paddling. Red River Gorge is also known for its hieroglyph and petroglyph collections scattered throughout the park.

Nicknamed “The Red,” this is one of the world’s best climbing and repelling destinations, and features the largest group of sandstone arches east of the Rocky Mountains. If you’re not much of a climber, you can explore the nearly 500 miles of scenic hikes within the forest, kayak through the underground cave system, or take a picturesque drive along the Red River Gorge Scenic Byway. With the city of Lexington just over an hour away, Red River Gorge makes for an excellent jumping-off point to exploring eastern Kentucky.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Red River Gorge

The eastern Kentucky climate is characterized by moderate swings in conditions throughout the year, with short bursts of dramatic weather and consistent precipitation regardless of the season. The summers in the region tend to be hot and humid, with the occasional thunderstorm rolling across the eastern plains and forests. The winters in Daniel Boone National Forest bring snow and lower temperatures that can dip below freezing.

The shoulder seasons are ideal times for staying in Red River Gorge cabins. Spring and fall offer pleasantly crisp temperatures, and lively spring blooms and brilliant autumn displays of orange, red, and yellow foliage bring color to the rolling landscape.

Several of the communities surrounding the park host an array of events and celebrations throughout the year, one of the regional favorites being the Mountain Mushroom Festival in Irvine. This April event celebrates the local morel mushroom and its unique place in Appalachian cooking. A cook-off, mushroom hunting demonstration, vendors, and street food are all part of the festivities in this two-day event.

Top things to do in Red River Gorge

Auxier Ridge Loop

This moderately difficult, five-mile loop trail is open year-round and is one of the more popular treks in the park. Hikers are taken through the area's beautiful hickory forests and along escarpments providing gorgeous vistas over the surrounding area. The loop's apex is the towering Courthouse Rock, a domed geological formation popular with rock climbers and bouldering enthusiasts.

The Natural Bridge

Located in the adjacent Natural Bridge State Resort Park, this expansive limestone formation is nearly 80 feet long and one of the most impressive sites in the area. You can take a trail that goes directly underneath the arch, and a second trail system provides distant views from a nearby clifftop.

Nada Tunnel

In the early 1900s, the Nada Tunnel was blasted through the mountain as a route for trains carrying lumber to a local mill. The tracks have since been removed, and now a paved road runs through the 900-foot-long tunnel. Only one vehicle can fit inside the small tunnel at a time, and it is unlit except for headlights. There are several petroglyph sites on the park side of the tunnel for the observant traveler to find and explore.

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