Kentucky, USA

Kentucky, USA

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 1,491 vacation rentals near Kentucky. From 745 houses to 156 cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Kentucky for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

The rolling hills of Kentucky are waiting

Kentucky sits on the crossroads between east, west, north and south, taking a little of the best from each. The Bluegrass State is perhaps best known for its horseracing and bourbon heritage, but delve a little deeper and there's much more to be found. With museums to rival any state, a thriving culinary scene and countless possibilities for outdoor adventures, it's no wonder that travelers flock to stay in Kentucky vacation rentals. Sold on a trip? The rolling hills, the walking trails and the warm Kentucky welcome are waiting.

Kids will never be bored in Kentucky

With such horseback riding heritage, it's hardly surprising that Kentucky has some fine equestrian trails to gallop along. Don't know how to ride? No problem. Visit one of the dozens of horse farms to saddle up and learn. If you're thinking of bringing the kids to stay in a Kentucky vacation rental, you won't be left scratching your head wondering what to do with them. Down at the Mammoth Cave Adventures they can swing like little Tarzans, or whizz along the zip-lines. If that hasn't satisfied the little ones, you could always take them rafting along the rivers or hiking through the parks.

Horseback racing and Kentucky bourbon

Kentucky might not be the biggest state, but that hasn't stopped it from having some of the best museums in the country, housing artifacts that depict the Civil war or celebrating Kentucky's musical history. If you score a Kentucky vacation rental at the right time, you can join the excitement of race day at the Kentucky Derby. If not, the attached museum on horse racing is well worth an afternoon of discovery. The state has a long history with bourbon that dates back to the pioneer days. If you like the strong stuff, drop into one of the distilleries to learn about the history.

No bad time to visit Kentucky

Kentucky rarely receives any extreme temperatures and its distinct 4 seasons are relatively mild, each having their own merits. If you nab a Kentucky vacation rental in summer, you can expect hot days punctuated by the odd thunderstorm. Winters in the state drop below freezing, but the snowy landscape makes for great outdoor adventures on cross-country skis. Arguably the best time to visit is spring or fall, when the climate is at its most comfortable, particularly for outdoor adventures. At these times, prices are not nearly as high as the peak season.

Kentucky is an ornithologist's dream

If you're looking for close wildlife encounters, you've come to the right place. The Bluegrass State is an ornithologist's dream with more than 360 species of bird to spot. It's not just avifauna though, the state is home to the largest herd of wild elk east of the Rockies. With some tireless efforts from conservation groups, many animals like white-tailed deer and otters have been brought back from the brink of extinction. It's not uncommon to spot the odd ambling American black bear or bald eagle circling in the morning thermals, looking for prey below.