Book Your Summer Vacation in Kentucky

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It's surprising, but Spring is halfway over, and summer is just around the corner. It’s time to think about warmer weather and summer vacations. Certainly, nothing cures the lingering winter blues like planning a summer getaway, and Kentucky has exactly what you're looking for. From popular lakes like Lake Cumberland, the call of the back country in Daniel Boone's National Forest and the Red River Gorge, the rolling hills of horse country, and the taste of summer barbeque, there's something for everyone in Kentucky. The Bed and Breakfasts of Kentucky, conveniently located in the top destinations around the state, are waiting. Many reservation calendars are filling up quickly, and those popular summer weeks are limited. Browse through our member Inns, choose where you want to take a summer vacation, and start dreaming of a sunny retreat in the warm days ahead.

Summer Vacation in Kentucky

Choosing where to head on your summer vacation is difficult, but we're hoping to make the choice a little easier.  Kentucky is truly a destination that will make each member of your family happy.  Natural beauty is everywhere, the people are friendly and welcoming, and the food is delicious.  It's nearly impossible to list all of the reasons we think you should plan a summer vacation to Kentucky, but here are the most important:

  • The water here is nice. Not just nice; it's exceptional. There are so many wonderful lakes and rivers to choose from in Kentucky, each with their own personality. Enjoy boating on the lakes, fish, float down rivers and streams, and even take a wild whitewater adventure. The most popular lakes include Lake Cumberland, Dale Hollow Lake, Kentucky Lake/Lake Barkley, and Barren River Lake.
  • Go Hiking. The opportunities for hiking in Kentucky are endless. Popular places to go include the Red River Gorge, the Daniel Boone National Forest, Cumberland Gap, the Sheltowee Trace National Recreational Trail, Cave Run Lake, Natural Bridge State Park, and so much more.
  • Rock Climb at the Red River Gorge, one of the world's premiere rock climbing destinations
  • Go Caving. It's a great way to cool off on a hot summer day, and it's an incredible adventure. Mammoth Cave National Park is the longest cave system in the world, and the most popular in the state, but there are plenty of other great caves worth exploring in Kentucky.
  • Listen to the music. Visit the International Bluegrass Music Museum, or catch one of the many festivals and concerts happening around the state this summer.
  • Visit Kentucky's most famous residents; the horses. Visitors can tour farms and stables, visit the sight of the Kentucky Derby, and enjoy a consummate horse-lover's experience at the Kentucky Horse Park.
  • Eat some famous Kentucky Fried Chicken, sample regional BBQ, or get crazy with some beer cheese or burgoo. Down home cooking in Kentucky is the stuff of legends; one taste and you'll be hooked!
  • Drink some of Kentucky's finest bourbon as you tour through America's original bourbon country.

Kentucky is a tantalizing mix of adventures, and the perfect place to explore on your summer vacation.  Browse our collection of member Bed and Breakfasts, and make your reservations now!  Don't wait; Kentucky is waiting.