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Cabin and cottage vacation rentals in Cave Run Lake

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Secluded Cave Run Red River Gorge Cabin
SUPERHOST
Entire cabin · 4 guests · 3 beds · 1 bath
Secluded Cave Run Red River Gorge CabinThis A frame cabin is a unique 2.5 acre getaway that is nestled in the Daniel Boone National Forest just minutes away from Cave Run Lake and Broke Leg Falls. It is within a 20-30 minute drive from Red River Gorge and Morehead Kentucky and 45 minutes from Carter Caves. If you love the outdoors there is plenty to keep you busy, swimming, kayaking, boating, biking, fishing, golfing, hiking, caving, and rock climbing. Firepit out back if you want to roast smores and tell a scary ghost story.
Hill’s Hideaway~ by “Porchswing Properties”
SUPERHOST
Entire cottage · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath
Hill’s Hideaway~ by “Porchswing Properties”Kick back and relax in this calm, stylish space. Complete with Hot Tub, Outdoor Fireplace , BBQ Grill, Kayaks for rent “For our Guest Only” what’s not to love about this beautiful cozy cottage made for two. Great place to Relax and celebrate your special getaway. Enjoy relaxing in the Hot Tub as you listen to nature. This is a Romantic, Beautiful place for any special occasion!
Cave Run Lake House #2
SUPERHOST
Entire residential home · 4 guests · 2 beds · 1 bath
Cave Run Lake House #2The 500sq ft house is located in the Cave Run Lake area of Daniel Bone National Forest within minutes of a boat ramp on the lake. The area is great for boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, and hunting. It sits on an acre of elevated cleared land with a lake view. It rents for $100 a day with a minimum of 3 days ( can be adjusted occasionally) THURS-FR-SAT. A Little Guy Camper that sleeps 2 is also available for an additional fee of $15 a night.

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Pet friendly vacation cabins

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  2. Wellington
Wanderlust Cabin
$105 per night
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  2. Stanton
Wildwood Cabin RRG, Hot tub! No cleaning/pet fee!
$139 per night
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  2. Ravenna
Whippoorwill Ridge Cabin
$98 per night
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  2. Stanton
Wildcat Cabin, RRG, Hot tub, No cleaning/pet fees!
$151 per night
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  2. Powell County
Lets Get CozyRRG, hot tub, wifi, no clean/pet fee!
$161 per night
SUPERHOST
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  2. Rogers
Hemlocks Over Muir - walk in access to Muir Valley
$156 per night
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  2. Morehead
1 Bedroom Cabin With Boho Vibe Near Cave Run Lake
$110 per night
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  2. Morehead
Cave Run Cabins - Cabin 2
$110 per night
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  2. Slade
Mountain Memories, no cleaning or pet fee!
$151 per night
SUPERHOST
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  2. Stanton
Elderberry Cabin near Red River Gorge
$99 per night
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  2. Wolfe County
Whispering Pines cabin
$99 per night
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  2. Slade
Mountain Chalet, hot tub, no cleaning or pet fee!
$164 per night

Cabin rentals with patios or balconies

SUPERHOST
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  2. Wellington
Shiloh Landing-A peaceful cabin near Cave Run Lake
$99 per night
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  2. Wellington
Hideaway Falls - cabin with private waterfall view
$125 per night
SUPERHOST
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  2. Morehead
Sheltowee RV Park and Cabins - Cabin 5
$145 per night
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  2. Wellington
Cheerful 3 Bedroom Cabin with Firepit and Hot Tub
$167 per night
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  2. Menifee County
Tranquil Oaks Cabin
$120 per night
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  2. Morehead
Cave Run Cabins near Cave Run Lake - Cabin 1
$110 per night
SUPERHOST
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  2. Menifee County
Cave Run Cabin. Rease’s Retreat 150 Whitt’s acres.
$110 per night
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  2. Menifee County
The Cave Run Cabin
$129 per night
SUPERHOST
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  2. Menifee County
Hollerday House, Near Cave Run RRG Natural Bridge
$125 per night
SUPERHOST
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  2. Menifee County
Red Bird Log Cabin
$150 per night
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  2. Wellington
SECLUDED LOG CABIN/POOL/SLEEPS 20 REDRG/CR LAKE
$710 per night
SUPERHOST
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  2. Morehead
Sheltowee RV Park and Cabins - Cabin 1
$145 per night

Vacation cottages in Cave Run Lake

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  2. Morehead
River Run
$101 per night
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  2. Wellington
The CliffTop Cottage by “Porch Swing Properties”
$125 per night
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  2. Wellington
Whitt’s Haven
$50 per night
SUPERHOST
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  2. Stanton
Larkspur Cottage near Red River Gorge w/Hot Tub!
$129 per night
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  2. Slade
Cedar Creek Cottage-Hot tub-Discounted Dec rates!
$178 per night
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  2. Stanton
1 bed cottage, Grill, Firepit, very close to RRG
$70 per night
SUPERHOST
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  2. Stanton
Heart of RRG- New Modern Roadside Cottage-
$170 per night
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  2. Hazel Green
Hot Tub, WiFi, Pond - Private Large Family Cottage - Gorgeous View Cottage - Red River Gorge, KY!
$171 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.


How do I get around Cave Run Lake?

The closest city to Cave Run Lake is Lexington, Kentucky, about 72 miles west away. Small Blue Grass Airport (LEX) serves only a limited number of cities, mostly around the eastern United States. An extra hour of driving gets you to Cave Run from Louisville, Kentucky, and Cincinnati, Ohio, both of which have much larger airports that serve more U.S. cities and international destinations. Renting a car is essential for accessing the region’s spread-out hiking trails, marinas, and other activities, as well as the restaurants and shops in the various small towns surrounding the lake.


When is 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.


What are the 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.