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If you’re looking to get into the backwoods and truly disconnect from daily life for a real vacation, Kentucky is an ideal place to do it. Although Kentucky is a bit under the radar for many travelers, there are some top-rated cabin rentals here that help you focus on your partner and your relationship without all the distractions that get in the way of love. Many of the cabins here are perfect for honeymoons and are luxurious, secluded, and equipped with a hot tub.
Here are some of the most romantic Kentucky cabins for couples.
You’ll love this Red River Gorge cabin for your couple’s getaway because it’s tucked into the forest and conveniently located near hiking and climbing. It has a private deck with a hot tub in a tree canopy and an outdoor firepit to make the most of your time in nature. This cabin rental is a custom-built home with a unique handmade staircase. It has zero light pollution so you can gaze up at the stars together and is a perfect place to make new memories. The cabin has a queen-size bed and allows pets.
Couples love staying at this Slade, Kentucky cabin because of its cozy vibe and location just minutes from trails and entertainment. It has one bedroom and 1.5 bathrooms, as well as a full kitchen, open living area, laundry machines, heated floors, TV, and Wi-Fi. The outside area is lovely with a hot tub, charcoal grill, fire pit, private deck, and seating. The bedroom has a queen-size bed for traveling couples.
Plan your couple’s getaway to this Red River Gorge-area cabin in Campton and enjoy 650 square feet of cozy space all to yourselves. It’s a charming place with a California king-size bed, hot tub, large porch, and laundry machines. It is within 15-20 minutes from RRG and Natural Bridge State Park for all your hiking and climbing adventures. Ziplining, kayaking, and horseback riding are close by as well. The cabin also has easy parking and wildlife viewing opportunities from the covered porch.
You’ll have a secluded space with your own koi pond and a hot tub when you book this Airbnb cabin for you and your partner. It is located within a couple of miles of Slade and atop a ridge in the Red River Gorge. This cabin has a rustic and adventurous vibe while also offering modern amenities and a creative space. Features of the rental include an observatory tower, treehouse, rock formations, outdoor seating, hand-built furniture, and a charcoal grill. You’ll have access to all of the two-acre property here and may need a 4WD vehicle to access it in challenging weather.
Here’s another cabin with a hot tub and fire pit to help you really get into the nature vibe on your romantic trip. It’s a Vrbo rental with one bedroom and one bathroom that dates back to the 1700s. The historical cabin is along the Ohio River and Main Street in Augusta. It’s a fun spot to be at because you’ll be just two doors down from the Beehive Augusta Tavern and the Augusta Pub. This is a pet-friendly rental when you pay an extra fee of $30 per pet, per night. This is also a motorcycle-friendly rental with parking for two bikes on the patio.
It’s fun to stay at this secluded A-frame cabin when you’re looking for something rustic and authentic. It has one bedroom, 1.5 bathrooms, a two-person jetted tub in the full bath, and a spiral staircase that leads to the loft with the king-size bed. This romantic spot also has a full kitchen, laundry machines, charcoal grill, satellite TV, and fiber optic Wi-Fi. You can bring one pet along with you if you like.
Situated on 10 acres on a quiet country road, the Rolling Hill Cabin is an awesome place to get away with your partner. It has a relaxing front porch to watch the starry night skies and also a hot tub and fire pit to enjoy. The interior of the cabin features a gas fireplace, satellite TV, and Wi-Fi in the cozy living room. You’ll feel right at home with the fully equipped kitchen and laundry machines in case you need them. The bedroom here has a queen-size bed for couples.
The Hemlock Cabin is a great place to be in Eastern Kentucky with the one you love. It’s a two-bedroom, one-bathroom cabin with Appalachian views and a great location. You’ll feel far enough away from the chaos of daily life but still close enough to town (about 10 minutes) to get dinner at a restaurant or stock up on supplies. From the cabin, you can get views of the entire mountaintop. The main bedroom here has a queen-size bed for couples. Other perks are the hot tub, TV, and Wi-Fi.
Here’s a small cabin that’s 358 square feet in size and available to rent on Vrbo. It is in Daniel Boone National Forest and cozy with a ¾ bath, modern kitchen, queen-size bed, and rocking chairs on the porch. This cabin is by the Thrash Rock geological feature and near old home foundations. It’s on the front of the host’s 22 acres by the national forest so you can experience the best of nature and each other. It’s less expensive and more unique than any standard motel room, so treat yourselves to something special! The nearby town of London has some fun festivals to check out and also local restaurants if you want to dine out.
You and your sweetheart can check out the Kentucky Bourbon Trail together when you stay at this adorable 950-square-foot cabin. It has two bedrooms and two baths for a little extra space to make yourselves at home. However, it’s still an affordable cabin for your getaway and a property in an exclusive gated community that overlooks Taylorsville Lake. The living room is stocked with board games and movies. Your stay here includes many shared resort amenities, including a pool, sand volleyball court, fire pit area, and charcoal grill. There are hiking trails to walk around the lake and boat rentals are available nearby. Small pets under 25 pounds are allowed with prior approval.
You can also stay in this barn-style cabin that is located on two wooded acres and 625 square feet in size. It sleeps two people in a queen-size bed and has a two-person Jacuzzi tub, full kitchen, and covered porch with a swing and gas grill. You can swim in the in-ground pool on the property. Although you can’t bring your pets along to this cabin, there is a flock of hens and roosters here that you can visit and fresh eggs available onsite. From the cabin, you can visit Louisville-area attractions within about 15 minutes.
Here’s a cabin at the LakePointe Resort in Russell Springs that’s less than a mile from the Lake Cumberland Marina. The hosts live and work on the property in case you need anything. It’s an ideal location for water sports, fishing, boating, and swimming. With this Airbnb rental, you’ll have two bedrooms, a living room, kitchen, bathroom, gas fireplace, front porch, and back deck. It also comes with central air, heat, cable TV, and a hot tub on the back deck.