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Cabin and cottage vacation rentals in Cave Run Lake

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Cabin in Pine Ridge
Cliffside Romantic Retreat LOVE
Fall in love at the unique and tranquil getaway of the "Tis So Sweet Cliffside Cabin". The space is designed for a lovers retreat with luxuries of a spa bathroom, massage chair, fire table, recliner seat hot tub, and much more! This newly built 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.
$207 per night
Cabin in Morehead
1 Bedroom Cabin Near Cave Run Lake & Hiking #7
Beautiful updated 1 bedroom, 1 bath cabin located just a couple miles from Scott’s Creek Marina at Cave Run Lake and the Daniel Boone National Forest. Multiple cabins available at Cave Run Lodge! This cabin has 1 queen bed and a sleeper sofa (best for one adult or 1-2 kids). We also have a larger cabins available! Kitchenette includes stove, refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave & sink! Full bathroom. Grills, picnic tables & fire pit available for use! ***2 night booking minimum on weekends***
$110 per night
Townhouse in Morehead
River Retreat at Cave Run
River Retreat is perfect for your Cave Run getaway. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath comfortably sleeps 7 and is only a mile from the nearest boat dock. Or just walk out to the porch, this house has a view of the river (only 300 ft away) Tired after a long day? Relax in the whirlpool tub or unwind by the gas fire pit. Hungry? Walk to Pop’s Barbeque— just a short walk away. As you can see... the only thing we missing you!!
$95 per night

Other great vacation rentals in Cave Run Lake

Cabin in Pine Ridge
Cliffside Cabin 2 King ALCOVES, Hot Tub, Cargo Net
$245 per night
Tiny home in Powell County
NEW! Hot Tub! Tiny Hūs Retreat in the Woods
$121 per night
Home in Morehead
2 bedroom 1 bath fully furnished
$130 per night
Cabin in Wellington
The Haven@Cave Run Lake
$76 per night
Cabin in Menifee County
Cave Run Lake Vacation Rental: 3 Mi Away!
$122 per night
Cabin in Wellington
Peaceful cabin near Cave run lake Gorge and trails
$118 per night
Cabin in Stanton
High Rock Cabin RRG-Hot Tub! No cleaning/pet fees!
$149 per night
Home in Salt Lick
Clear Creek Get Away
$89 per night
Cabin in Rogers
Modern Cabin | RRG | Hot Tub Views | Canopy 7
$178 per night
Cottage in Wellington
Hill’s Hideaway~ by “Porchswing Properties”
$150 per night
Home in Morehead
Private home near MSU and Cave Run Lake
$78 per night
Dome in Wolfe County
"Home Sweet Dome" MODERN TREEHOUSE STAY w/ Hot Tub
$282 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.

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 stay in one of the area’s cabins. 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.

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