Find the best place to stay — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area

Where to stay around Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 74 vacation rentals near Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. From 36 cabins to 26 houses, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area area.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Kentucky: 1,635 vacation rentals
  • Lake Cumberland: 170 vacation rentals
  • Dale Hollow Lake: 85 vacation rentals
  • Mountains: 16,965 vacation rentals
  • Cumberland Falls State Resort Park: 65 vacation rentals

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What are the main cities to discover in Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area:

  • La Follette: 289 rentals
  • Somerset: 128 rentals
  • Jamestown: 64 rentals
  • Burnside: 100 rentals
  • Oak Ridge: 32 rentals

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Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Cumberland Falls State Resort Park: 65 rentals
  • Lake Cumberland State Resort Park: 73 rentals
  • Daniel Boone National Forest: 402 rentals
  • Cumberland Falls: 64 rentals
  • Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area: 23 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

May the Big South Fork be with you

Sprawling across some 125,000 acres, the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area is a beautiful national park in Tennessee. Located a 2.5-hour drive east of Nashville, it's a popular vacation spot for outdoors enthusiasts. Book a Big South Fork vacation rental and have access to more than 150 miles of hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding trails that crisscross the park. Go kayaking down the river, hiking through the park's magnificent stone gorges, and, after dark, kick back on the deck with a glass of wine from Tennessee's oldest wineries. You've earned it.

Hiking and biking? Go big or go home in Big South Fork

A Big South Fork vacation is all about enjoying the great outdoors. There are more than 150 miles of hiking trails, ranging from a leisurely 2-mile hike along the Angel Falls Trail, to the hardier Grand Gap Loop, which covers over 12 miles. Book a Big South Fork vacation rental close to the banks of the Cumberland River, and rent kayaks, go whitewater rafting, or caving. If that sounds a little too energetic, why not take a ride on the Big South Fork Scenic Railway between Stearns and Blue Heron, which runs between April and November.

I ain't no coal digger - Blue Heron Mining Community

There's more to a Big South Fork vacation than just hiking. The Blue Heron Mining Community is an abandoned coal mining town on the banks of the Cumberland River. It closed in 1962 and was opened as a living museum in the 1980s. Kids young and old will love exploring the old railroad depot, the coal tipple, and the school buildings. The McCreary County Museum in Stearns is another step back in time. Housed in the former headquarters of the Stearns Coal and Lumber Company, it takes a look at life down the years in McCreary County.

Don't let the sun go down on Big South Fork

Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area is a popular year-round destination. Naturally, the blazing summer months see the wealth of visitors, and the days can be hot and humid with highs of 90 degrees in July and August. Come fall, the national park turns into a blaze of color and Big South Fork vacation rentals get snapped up well in advance. Don't fear coming in winter - the mercury drops to below freezing and there's a chance of snow, which turns the park into a Christmassy scene. Spring is the wettest season in the park, so best come prepared.

It's beary nice in Big South Fork National Park

Situated a 2.5-hour drive east of Nashville, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area is on the Tennessee/Kentucky border. Set on the Cumberland Plateau, over thousands of years the rivers and streams have eroded great gorges through the rock. It's famous for having the most natural rock arches in the east. There are a staggering amount of rugged hiking and biking trails in the park - including the brilliantly named Yahoo Falls. At 113 feet, it's the highest waterfall in Kentucky. A must for wildlife spotters, the park is home to black bear, elk, and white-tailed deer.