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Looking for a fun staycation, getaway with kids, or memorable anniversary trip? Look no further! This treehouse is tucked away on private land INSIDE the national forest steps away from the trailheads and set beside a cool mountain stream! Create special memories around a crackling campfire with the sound of gently running water along the ravine and the incredible view of the forest on a private deck with an open bar top.
Take in the rustic, fairy tale vibe of this custom-made treehouse in the midst of towering trees! Star gaze on the top deck or swing on the bottom deck while listening to the nightly sounds of the forest. The fire pit is also an amazing area to fellowship, unwind and make s'mores. In the morning, walk to the trailhead and explore the stunning forest of the Red River Gorge. If your travel dates are not available on this calendar, visit one of our sister properties by visiting our profile!
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Welcome to your getaway in the Red River Gorge! Located on a rare piece of privately held land within the Daniel Boone National Forest is "Theodore Overlook". Named after President Roosevelt, creator of the US Forest Service, "Theodore Overlook" pays homage to that rich history and those who protect our National Parks and Forests. Theodore is perfectly situated on a wooded lot with the relaxing sounds of nature and the stream just below the decks. Easy check in/out and no cleaning fees!
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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.
When is 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.
What are the 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.
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.