8 Fantastic Kentucky Cabin Rentals with Hot Tubs

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Holly Riddle
November 07, 2022

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Thanks to Kentucky’s hot summers and relatively mild winters, it’s a fantastic year-round travel destination.

During the warmer months, the state welcomes visitors with its lush scenery, as wildflowers bloom and pawpaw trees bear their surprisingly tropical fruit. All this boundless nature means that Kentucky offers tons of options for anyone who loves the outdoors. Summer’s warm nights are also perfect for lounging lakeside or relaxing on the porch.

But winter is also a great time to visit Kentucky since its weather is more mild compared to much of the country (though you can expect a little snow in the northern chunk of the state). Plus, you’ll experience fewer crowds at big attractions like Mammoth Caves.

No matter what time you visit, nothing beats having a hot tub to come back to at the end of the day. Whether your legs are sore from exploring, or you went a little too hard “experiencing” Kentucky’s famous bourbon, the warm healing waters of a bubbling jacuzzi are the perfect conclusion to a day well spent.

1. A New Construction Kentucky Lake Log Home

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Why you should stay here: Tons of extra space and privacy…and a two-car garage!

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum Stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $358/night

This new construction log home sits close to the Tennessee border near Kentucky Lake, a popular destination during the warmer months since it’s one of the largest man-made lakes east of the Mississippi offering up lots of water activities. The massive lake touches five different counties and even extends over into Tennessee.

This large cabin (which is more like a full house) offers lots of space for the entire family to stretch out. With three bedrooms — one of which is more of a suite, with its own living area, bathroom, and laundry room — it’s perfect for families looking to come together. There’s also a cabin and a camper available to use for extra sleeping space if needed, both within walking distance of the main house.

Common spaces include a large screened-in porch, deck, patio, and gazebo. And then there’s the outdoor hot tub, which can fit six, and looks out into the surrounding woods. If you visit around the holidays, make sure to ask the host about their decorating options!

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Related Read: 8 Magnificent Red River Gorge Cabins with Hot Tubs

2. The Kentucky River Bourbon Cabin

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Why you should stay here: An affordable stay near major distilleries with a stunning hot tub overlooking the Kentucky River.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum Stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $245/night

If you’re looking for a home base during your Kentucky Bourbon Trail explorations, but you don’t want to pay the higher prices you’ll find in Louisville, consider Lawrenceburg for your stay. The small town, conveniently located just outside Frankfort and Lexington, puts you just a short drive from the Four Roses, Wild Turkey, Woodford Reserve, and Buffalo Trace distilleries.

As for the Kentucky River Bourbon Cabin, this chic, well-furnished and stylish option is a great fit for a family or small group of friends. The modern farmhouse decor is light and cheery, while still giving you that cabin vibe.

But the highlight is the back porch. Adorned with hanging camp lights, and furnished with lounge chairs, a fire pit, and a hot tub, this is sure to be the space where you’ll spend the majority of your evenings. Best of all, the porch overlooks the Kentucky River!

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3. The Boho Bungalow

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Why you should stay here: A rustic exterior contrasts with modern furnishing inside, creating a posh cabin retreat.

  • Sleeps: 12
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $240/night

This Boho Bungalow may look like a log cabin on the outside, with its dark timber and stone foundation, but step inside and you’ll be treated to a modern and sleek interior that’s sure to surprise, while also incorporating some of those cabin-esque elements you don’t want to lose, like the wood-beam ceilings and mammoth stone fireplace.

Make time to chill in the sunroom, check out the small koi pond, indulge in some self-care in the soaking tub, and hop in the outdoor hot tub to unwind after a busy day. The host even provides outdoor games you can enjoy, like glow-in-the-dark tether ball and corn hole.

During your entire stay, you’re just a short drive away from top attractions in nearby destinations like the Barker Nature Area, Land Between the Lakes, and even Nashville, which is only about an hour away.

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4. The Cliffside Cabin

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Why you should stay here: It’s a cabin! it’s a treehouse! It’s…a bit of both!

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $200/night

The Cliffside Cabin is a traditional cabin with a modern upgrade. You get the all-wood-everywhere look, plus a wood-burning stove and views of the forest, but it also has an updated kitchen, modern light fixtures, and furnishings that are both rustic and posh. The bathroom, with its rain shower or porcelain sink, is a far cry from your typical cabin outhouse, and the unique sleeping arrangements include two large alcoves accessed by a small set of stairs off the living area, where you can climb inside for the night, close the doors, and cozy up.

Outside, the cabin gets much more adventurous. Its porch is built out onto a hill, giving guests a stunning view of the valley below. There’s also a feature you likely won’t find in many other cabins – a section of the floor has been removed and replaced with a cargo net, creating a makeshift hammock that also lets you see the hillside beneath you. For the less adventurous, the porch also comes complete with a modern hot tub and rocking chairs.

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5. The Honeysuckle Bridge Cabin

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Why you should stay here: Scandinavian style in an adventure-packed locale.

  • Sleeps: 12
  • Minimum Stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $375/night

The Honeysuckle Bridge Cabin features a modern, Scandinavian-inspired design both inside and out. As soon as you pull up to this black cabin in the woods near Red River Gorge, you’ll know you’re in for a treat. Inside, the modern and bright cabin features a white and black color palette, with a large gas fireplace, metallic light fixtures, sleek furnishings, and more. Outside, there’s a lit backyard area, perfect for grilling up dinner, cozying around the stone fire pit, or jumping in the hot tub.

If you do decide to leave the cabin to venture around the area, you’ll find that the Red River Gorge region is filled with outdoor activities and four-seasons fun, from hiking to kayaking, zip lining, horseback riding, and even hunting in areas like Flat Lick Falls and Mill Creek.

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Related Read: 8 Adventurous Treehouse Rentals in West Virginia

6. Cabin of Freedom Falls

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Why you should stay here: A cabin with its own waterfall…yep, you read that right.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $548/night

The Cabin of Freedom Falls is a luxury property that isn’t just near a waterfall, but actually has one right on-site. Sitting on two wooded acres, the cabin is surrounded by nature, including woods, a stream, and an impressive falls. With scenery like that, you’ll be spending most of your trip outdoors. Plus, the cabin’s outdoor space has a fire ring with plenty of seating, a grill, outdoor bar, and hot tub…just steps away from the waterfall.

Inside, a stone-covered gas fireplace serves as the focal point of the living room, which also has lofted floor-to-ceiling windows, perfect for viewing the falls during the day and stargazing at night. The kitchen boasts dark cabinets and stainless steel appliances, and an upstairs game room even has a full-sized billiards table.

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7. The Kentucky Kajun Cabin

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Why you should stay here: An almost unbelievable steal of a deal.

  • Sleeps: 14
  • Minimum Stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $275/night

The Kentucky Kajun Cabin isn’t really a cabin…it’s more of a mansion. A giant cabin-style mansion. This massive property is a five-bed, four-bath behemoth with a large, lofted living and dining room that’s anchored by a stone-covered gas fireplace. But the real treat is the game room that’s outfitted with everything you need for a good time, including a foosball table, oversized checkers board, an arcade cabinet, and even a banjo and guitar.

While The kiddos are busy playing, the adults can grab a drink from the bar area and head outside to the hot tub that offers sweeping views of the Barren River Lake (which, despite its name, is actually massive). The outdoor living space also boasts plenty of seating, perfect for taking in the view.

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Related Read: 9 Beautiful Cabin Rentals Near Cincinnati, Ohio

8. A Hygge Cabin at the Gorge

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Why you should stay here: Live the cozy lifestyle in Kentucky

  • Sleeps: 7
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $225/night

If you want a getaway near Kentucky’s Red River Gorge that’s going to leave you feeling restored and ready to head back to real life, then consider the Hygge Cabin for your stay. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, “hygge” is the Danish idea of curated cozy contentment — think curling up by a fire with a book or sharing a hot drink with a friend. It’s all about living a quiet, satisfying life.

This concept heavily influences the cabin’s interior. You’ll find cushy seating in the sunroom, perfect for curling up like a cat and soaking up the sun’s rays on even the coldest days. The cozy kitchen comes with everything you need to brew up a hot cup of coffee or tea, and when it’s time for bed, the plush bunk room is just steps away from the fireplace.

Outside, you’ll be surrounded by trees and rock formations as you warm up by the fire, doze in the hammock, or soak in the barrel-style hot tub on the deck.

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