Where to stay around Kentucky?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 2,441 vacation rentals near Kentucky. From 938 Houses to 713 Hotels, 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.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Kentucky?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Kentucky. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Louisville: 663 vacation rentals
  • Lake Cumberland: 187 vacation rentals
  • Lexington: 227 vacation rentals
  • Red River Gorge: 55 vacation rentals
  • Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area: 239 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Kentucky! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Kentucky?

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 Kentucky:

  • Louisville: 663 rentals
  • Lexington: 227 rentals
  • Mammoth Cave: 45 rentals
  • Williamstown: 41 rentals
  • Bowling Green: 70 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Kentucky?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Kentucky are:

  • Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG): 220 vacation rentals
  • Lake Cumberland Regional Airport (SME): 139 vacation rentals
  • Louisville International Airport (SDF): 635 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Kentucky?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Kentucky. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Lake Barkley State Resort Park: 179 rentals
  • Cumberland Falls State Resort Park: 71 rentals
  • Lake Cumberland State Resort Park: 84 rentals
  • Daniel Boone National Forest: 467 rentals
  • Natural Bridge State Resort Park: 54 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Kentucky 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.

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.