Kentucky is known for its landscaping, rivers, lakes and wide open spaces. Put simply, it's a nature lover's paradise. The best way to experience Kentucky is to rent a lake house. Before we get into feature details for lake houses in Kentucky, we'd like to first note the best locations. Louisville isn't often thought of as a lake area. However, if you're familiar with Louisville, then you already know that Louisville is home to over two dozen lakes, most of them secluded and pristine. If you would like to be in the country, then consider the Lake Cumberland area.
We'll begin with lake house rentals in Louisville. There are a few major advantages to going this route. One, all lake house rentals here are easily accessible because they're relatively close to major highways. Two, the majority of rental homes here are luxurious and often grandiose. While they might cost a little more than lake house rentals in the Lake Cumberland area, they also offer more interior features. For example, you should expect to find vaulted ceilings, gourmet kitchens with granite countertops and cherry cabinets, a fitness room, a games room, a pool as well as a balcony overlooking the lake. Some of these lake homes can reach over 7,500 square feet of space. When you're not relaxing or playing on the property, you can take advantage of all Louisville attractions, which are only a short drive away.
If you would prefer to rent a lake house in the Lake Cumberland area, then you should expect to find a smaller home but more outdoor activity options. The lake homes here can sometimes reach 2,000 to 3,000 square feet, but they're usually between 1,500 and 2,000 square feet. The interior is likely to come with basic features as these are more country homes. It's the outside that's often more impressive. For example, don't be surprised to find a private pool, a hot tub, a fishing deck with enough room for a table and nature paths.
While remaining on the property at a Lake Cumberland rental home is fun and enjoyable, there are many other activity options in the area. This is a popular area for golf, especially considering you're so far away from the congestion. The courses here are never crowded and the natural beauty would be difficult for any golf course to match. Hiking is extremely popular here and comes highly recommended, especially if you enjoy seeing different types of trees and flowers that are native to Kentucky. If you really want to delve deep into the woods, then visit Daniel Boone National Forest. Other areas of interest include General Burnside State Park, the Big South Fork Scenic Railway and Cumberland Falls. You should also have no trouble finding historic sites.
Many people report having felt more relaxed than ever after returning from a lake house rental vacation in Kentucky. Anyone with a strong connection to nature should strongly consider making arrangements.