9 Gorgeous & Secluded Cabin Rentals in Kentucky

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Holly Riddle
October 13, 2021
Updated August 19, 2022

Gorgeously Secluded Cabin Rentals in Kentucky
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While you might not necessarily think of Kentucky as a haven for outdoor adventure, there are actually quite a few places where you feel like you’re deep in in the woods.

Or the prairies, or the mountains, or the farms.

In Kentucky, you can plan an affordable escape to kick back and enjoy some peace and quiet in the seclusion of nature. From the Red River Gorge to Daniel Boone National Forest to the mountains of Eastern Kentucky, there are hidden hideaways across the Bluegrass State. While many of these cabins in Kentucky are miles away from development, others are near towns where you can find unique local restaurants, quirky museums, and plenty of trailheads and outdoor adventure companies.

Need some help finding your own little Kentucky hideaway? Here are nine secluded cabins in Kentucky to consider for your next vacay.

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1. The Log Cabin Lodge

The Log Cabin Lodge
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Why you should stay: Big house, bigger views.

  • Location: Boone County
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $545/night

When you’re searching for a getaway that can hold the entire family, you want something that will do more than sleep everyone – it need to have space for everyone to spread out, too. This log cabin lodge offers all that and more.

Beyond the ample indoor and outdoor space, it also offers huge vista views of the Ohio River below. Guests will feel like they have the world to themselves as they sip coffee out on the river-view deck, snuggle up next to the wide fireplace in the winter, or host their very own sports bar in the downstairs game room. Getting here is easy enough, too. Despite it’s remote feel, this Kentucky cabin is only about 45 minutes from Cincinnati.

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2. Seclusion Cabin

Seclusion Cabin
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Why you should stay: Modern cabin on the Red River Gorge.

  • Location: Stanton
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $292/night

The Seclusion Cabin is a hand-crafted, hand-built cabin deep in the Kentucky woods outside Slade. A modern aesthetic mixes with plenty of wood beams and other traditional cabin features for a hip vibe that you (and your camera) will love.

Floor-to-ceiling windows provide lots of natural light, a hot tub on the deck gives you a place to chill after dark, a rain shower is the perfect space to rinse off after a hike, and the primary bedroom leads to a private balcony. As you explore the property, you’ll find a koi pond, an observatory tower, and rock formations and more across the compact two acres.

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3. Mill Creek Point Family Cabin

Mill Creek Point Family Cabin
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Why you should stay: Massive cabin for a group getaway near epic outdoor adventure.

  • Location: Wolfe County
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $408/night

The Mill Creek Point Family Cabin is the perfect pick of cabins in Kentucky if you’re looking for a relaxing and secluded home to fit a bevy of friends but also want to be close to a range of adventures. The home gives renters access to wide open spaces on property (45 acres to be exact). But once you leave the property, you’re within a short drive of some of the area’s best natural attractions. There’s the Red River Gorge Scenic Byway for when you feel like cruising past the state’s best sights, Natural Bridge State Resort Park for when you feel like hiking, and the Gorge Underground for when you want something totally unexpected.

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4. Sage & Cedar Hideaway

Sage & Cedar Hideaway
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Why you should stay: Lots of style in an affordable small space.

  • Location: Staton
  • Sleeps: 7
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $243/night

The Sage & Cedar Hideaway in Eastern Kentucky is oh-so-cozy and quaint, but still manages to somehow fit up to seven guests. That makes it one of the more affordable cabins in Kentucky if you split the bill evenly.

The farm-chic-meets-cabin decor will appeal to even the most discerning luxury traveler. The full kitchen features a classic vintage fridge and shiplap walls, creating an enjoyable and aesthetically pleasing space to whip up your next meal. Other benefits include room to chill in all three bedrooms, high ceilings so it never feels cramped, and not one but four porches perfect for admiring the scenery. It’s also very close to Red River Gorge.

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5. Arbuckle Creek Retreat

Arbuckle Creek Retreat
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Why you should stay: Farmland views for days and plenty of room for a big crew to roam.

  • Location: Lebanon
  • Sleeps: 14
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $325/night

The Arbuckle Creek Retreat is exactly the kind of place you’d want to go if you dream of living the farm life but you don’t necessarily want the work that goes along with it. The cabin has a classic log cabin vibe, right down to the huge wrap-around porch decked out with wooden rocking chairs.

If you can tear yourself away from the porch, you’ll find that the old-timey vibe extends into the interior, with spaces and furnishings that feel like you’re stepping into a living history exhibit. But don’t worry: that historic aesthetic doesn’t mean you’ll need to live without your modern creature comforts. Modern appliances, new remodeling, and Wi-Fi make this an easy getaway for any family huge group (as does the reasonable starting price).

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6. Honeysuckle Bridge Family Cabin

Honeysuckle Bridge Family Cabin
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Why you should stay: Modern all-black house with no shortage of social spaces.

  • Location: Campton
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $496/night

The Honeysuckle Bridge Family Cabin is modern, luxurious, and big enough for a large group. Down a gravel drive and back in the trees, this black barn-inspired cabin features a gas fireplace, wall-mounted TVs, and only the most contemporary of decor and furnishings. The adults will enjoy the large main bedrooms and the walk-in showers, while the kids will have fun claiming their bunk beds.

Everyone can come together for a meal in the gourmet kitchen or around the fireplace, both of which have ample seating. Outside, more seating and a separate dining with forest views and extra lighting awaits, so you can enjoy the great outdoors long after the sun has set. A few steps down from the porch, you’ll find a large fire ring and grill, surrounded by more hung lighting. A hot tub and even more outdoor seating are right around the corner, flanked by an outdoor fireplace. You won’t be hurting for places to hang out.

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7. Lakin’ It Easy Cabin

Lakin’ It Easy Cabin
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Why you should stay: Kentucky cabin on the water with a private dock.

  • Location: Lewisburg
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $215/night

This new-build cabin stands apart thanks to one primary amenity: water access. This cabin on Lake Malone includes its own private boat dock and shoreline perfect for families who want to spend their vacation days on, by, or in the water. Even if you don’t use the dock for its intended purpose, it’s still a great place to soak up the summer sun – as are the home’s decks, the outdoor fire pit, and swaying hammock. The deck off the living room is screened in, making it the perfect spot for a bug-free breakfast or dinner.

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8. The Captain’s Cabin

The Captain’s Cabin
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Why you should stay: Romantic retreat straight from the pages of your favorite historic novel.

  • Location: Louisville
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $240/night

If you’ve ever dreamed of getting away with your sweetie in a rustic, log cabin setting, the Captain’s Cabin is exactly what you’ll want to book for your next special occasion or weekend getaway. Wooded and rustic, it feels secluded and far from it all, but it’s actually within easy driving distance of downtown Louisville, giving you convenient access to dining, shopping, museums and the Bourbon Trail.

Inside the cozy cabin, you’ll find a mammoth stone fireplace, antique furnishings, a small kitchen, and a big claw-foot soaking tub. The front porch is the perfect spot to kick back in a rocking chair and take in the fall foliage, summer skies, or winter snows. There’s even water access and a canoe, in case you fancy a romantic boat ride during your stay.

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9. The Rocks Vista Cabin

The Rocks Vista Cabin
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Why you should stay: Hip, brand new cabin near Red River Gorge.

  • Location: Stanton
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $285/night

If you haven’t figured it out yet, Red River Gorge is the place for outdoor adventure in Kentucky. And this Kentucky cabin rental is perfect positioned to enjoy the region. The Rocks Vista Cabin is a new-build property with rustic appeal. Exposed wood gleams at all angles, accented by industrial-style lighting. Taxidermy on the wall adds to the cabin feel, while a gas fireplace and big-screen TV ensure it’s easy to relax. Ample space exists for big groups or families, whether you’re in the open living and kitchen space, one of the bedrooms, or one of the several bathrooms.

Outside, multiple decks await, including one outfitted with a grill. You don’t even have to leave the property to access hiking trails and a creek and river. If you do decide to leave, though, you’ll find the Red River Gorge just a 15-minute drive away.

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