Sometimes, we just need to get outside and enjoy nature. If you’re someone who’s ready to schedule your next vacation getaway in a place where you can spend time somewhere different, someplace quiet, someplace beautiful that feels like God’s country, you have definitely come to the right place. The Red River Gorge is a spectacular area that offers visitors unmatched outdoor fun, from rock climbing and hiking to sightseeing. It’s a place that hosts hundreds of visitors a year looking for both fun and relaxation in east-central Kentucky.
Documented as one of the best places to hike in Kentucky, Red River Gorge is tucked away in the Daniel Boone National Forest. Home to several sandstone arches, natural forming bridges, waterfalls, and more, Red River Gorge Geological Area is a National Natural Landmark and National Archaeological District and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Not sure where to begin or what to do? There are maps and ideas available for your trip, and you can even hire a local guide to help you along.
As far as finding a place to stay, we’ve compiled 10 highly rated Red River Gorge cabin rentals, each offering unique options and views. These cabins are big and small, with properties that accommodate up to 14 guests. We hope you find the perfect Red River Gorge cabin for your trip!
Cozy Canopy, Slade$125/nightly avg
A prime location near Red River Gorge and nestled among the trees — welcome to Cozy Canopy! Enjoy mountain life in this two-bedroom cabin that features a covered patio, hot tub, fully equipped kitchen, Wi-Fi, grill, and a washer and dryer.
Cozy Canopy is in a great spot, close to hiking, horseback riding, rock climbing, restaurants, and lots more! You will love the large, open floor plan and vaulted ceilings. Note: A car is required and 4-wheel drive is highly recommended. The cabin is located up a steep hill.
Gorgeous View Cabin, Slade$179/nightly avg
This newly renovated, two-story loft style cabin — known as Gorgeous View Cabin — offers amazing panoramic views of area rock formations from the wraparound porch. Take in those views on the patio furniture or from the comfort of the hot tub. Gorgeous View Cabin comes with a fully equipped kitchen, gas fireplace, charcoal grill, fire pit, washer and dryer, and more!
You will love this isolated and wooded escape with lofted ceilings and a spiral staircase — a totally modern cabin with a massive window wall in the living room. Check the photos: You don’t want to miss out on this one! Note: A 4-wheel drive vehicle is highly recommended.
Hidden Ridge, Slade$192/nightly avg
Could Hidden Ridge be your next home away from home? This chalet has a king suite, queen guest quarters, a fully equipped kitchen, a gas fireplace, and a hot tub on the beautiful wraparound deck. Enjoy the cozy cabin interior, or step outside onto that deck and soak in the hot tub, fire up that electric grill, gather around the fire pit, or visit around the table and chairs. Gorgeous views await at Hidden Ridge!
Forest Dream, Powell County$128/nightly avg
Looking for a spot in the mountains that comes with a covered patio, gas grill, fireplace, hot tub, and amazing views? Check out Forest Dream! With a fully equipped kitchen, Wi-Fi, space for six guests, and a location that’s close to hiking, horseback riding, rock climbing, kayaking, canoeing, zip lines, sightseeing, restaurants, and much more, you will love Forest Dream!
Note: A car is required and 4-wheel drive is recommended.
Shipping Container Cabin, Powell County$119/nightly avg
Since it’s always been your dream to enjoy your vacation getaway in a shipping container, we’ve done the legwork for you! This Shipping Container Cabin is in the heart of Red River Gorge. It’s a beautiful, unique cabin that comes fully equipped for your relaxing stay. Offering amazing views via the floor-to-ceiling windows, this cabin comes with a fully equipped kitchen, a covered porch, a private fire pit, and a gas grill.
If you need some indoor time, this cabin is climate controlled and the living room has a large leather sectional and ottoman and a 55-inch television. Note: Wi-Fi, yes. Streaming, maybe, but no guarantees.
Woodsman, Powell County$140/nightly avg
A private hot tub, 1,000 square feet, a fully equipped kitchen, a covered porch, and lots more — make Woodsman your next vacation rental! Located in a tranquil spot near Red River Gorge, this pet-friendly cabin is close to horseback riding, kayaking, zip lines, fishing, restaurants, and more.
Woodsman has two bedrooms, each with a queen bed, and space for four guests. The lumberjack-themed living area features gorgeous wood walls, rustic decor, leather couches, and a gas-burning stove. Note: A 4-wheel drive vehicle is highly recommended.
Brookside Cabin, Powell County$160/nightly avg
Brookside Cabin is where the outdoors meet luxury — a vacation rental in the perfect spot for lovers of the outdoors. Near Red River Gorge, Brookside Cabin comes with a fully equipped kitchen, Wi-Fi, a fire pit, an expansive covered deck, and more! As soon as you arrive, you’ll immediately be drawn to the rustic covered porch and will love the pine wood interior, vaulted ceilings, and spacious floor plan.
Situated in the lower portion of a mountainous area, Brookside Cabin is surrounded by trees offering you tons of privacy. Note: The hot tub is up and running, but the jacuzzi tub in the master has been removed as an amenity. Also, a car is required and 4-wheel drive is recommended.
Cedar Place Log Cabin, Powell County$275/nightly avg
Traveling with a large group? Then you will definitely want to check out Cedar Place Log Cabin, a four-bedroom, 2,600-square-foot vacation rental with all the space you’ll need! Among the amenities at Cedar Place Log Cabin are a pool table, satellite television, a four-person hot tub, and a 2.5-acre lot that overlooks a mountain valley — amazing views! This vacation home has two decks, modern appliances, wireless internet, and so much more. This is a true mountain retreat for your vacation getaway.
Big Rock Cabin, Pine Ridge$178/nightly avg
Tucked away in the Kentucky mountains, Big Rock Cabin is a quiet, easy-going vacation rental that is a wonderful place for a getaway. Relax on the covered porch, fire up the gas grill, and eat under the trees at the picnic table while enjoying all that the outdoors has to offer. This comfortable and cozy cabin invites you to relax and enjoy the quiet, comes with a fully equipped kitchen, and is just minutes from lots of restaurants if you’d rather have dinner out.
If you’re ready for some hiking, fishing, or dinner at the lodge, Natural Bridge State Park is just 5 minutes away. A wonderful, undiscovered part of nature, Big Rock Cabin offers breathtaking views without all the people — definitely worth a look!
Rock Haven, Pine Ridge$160/nightly avg
An ideal spot to experience nature, Rock Haven is a beautiful, multilevel cabin located in a secluded forest with space for up to 10 guests. This is an amazing retreat if you want to spend time in the middle of the forest while relaxing in this spectacular vacation home. With a beautifully designed wood interior, Rock Haven features a whirlpool room with a view of the rocky cliff, a fully equipped kitchen, a spacious living room, a fantastic sunroom, and decks on both the front and back of the cabin.
Located in the deep woods and cliffside, both the summer heat and winter cold are moderated thanks to this great location. A must-see!
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