9 Best Winter Cabin Camping Spots in Kentucky

By Penny Fox

9 Best Winter Cabin Camping Spots in Kentucky

Don’t let the cold keep you away from the stunning natural beauty Kentucky has to offer. Whether you’re looking to explore sprawling state parks or you’re seeking a sparkling lake-side retreat, Kentucky has a cabin campsite for you. Escape the winter weather without removing yourself from the beauty of nature with these nine great cabin camping spots in the state.  

1. John James Audubon State Park, Henderson, KY

Located a little south of the Ohio River in Henderson, Kentucky, John James Audubon State Park has five one-bedroom cottages and one ADA-accessible cottage available for rent year-round. If you’re into birding, winter is the perfect time to see a large variety of birds including woodpeckers and waterfowl, and once you arrive, you’ll see why the park was received the 2016 Reader’s Choice Award for an Outdoor Recreation Spot in 2016. Each cabin has a fully operational fireplace and kitchen complete with everything to make your stay comfortable. 

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2. Mountain Laurel Lake, Garfield, KY

Mountain Laurel Lake in Garfield, Kentucky, is about an hour’s drive southwest of Louisville. This charming location is where you’ll find your own private getaway for peace and tranquility. You can choose from five different cabins ranging from one to three bedrooms available year-round, all with hot tub, gas fireplace, fully-equipped modern kitchens, linens, and a beautiful view of the lake and surrounding area. Who wouldn’t leave refreshed and relaxed after a stay here? 

3. Natural Bridge Five Star Cabin Rental, Slade, KY

Natural Bridge Five Star Cabin Rental is exactly what you need to escape. With 50 one to three-bedroom cabins with fully equipped kitchens that include appliances, microwave, cooking utensils, pots and pans, gas or electric fireplaces, large flat-screen TVs, and linens, each cabin has a spectacular view of one of the most beautiful places in the state. Located in Slade, Kentucky, you’ll experience peace and tranquility and best the winter blues without compromising convenience. Large cabins have hot tubs or Jacuzzis, washer and dryers, and other amenities, but ask about bring pets when you make your reservation.

4. Yatesville Lake Cabin Rental, Louisa, KY

Looking for heaven on earth? You just might find it at Yatesville Lake Cabin Rental in Louisa, Kentucky. Secluded on the mountain near Yatesville Lake, this comfortable cabin is available year-round for a family vacation, friends’ getaway, or a private romantic retreat. This home away from home features Amish-made furniture and plenty of comfortable amenities. There’s a washer and dryer for your use, and a beautiful stone fireplace perfect for snuggling and sipping your favorite beverage. The cabin can accommodate up to 10 overnight guests, and has been rated the No. 1 cabin rental in Eastern Kentucky.

5. Peaceful Valley Lake and Cabins, Russell Springs, KY

Settle down for a long winter’s night in style at Peaceful Valley Cabins in Russell Springs, Kentucky. You have the choice of three beautiful lakeside cabins that can accommodate from two to eight people, making this great for a weekend getaway for family, friends, or a romantic trip with your loved one. Everything you need is included in the full-size kitchen, and there’s a washer and dryer, gas fireplace, all linens, and TV provided. Open year round.

6. Paddlers’ Inn, Butler, KY

Family holiday or romantic weekend, Paddlers’ Inn in Butler, Kentucky, is the perfect place to escape during the winter months. Open year-round, winter is especially beautiful and tranquil at this rustic riverside paradise in the northern part of the state along the Main Licking River. Cedar cabins include all the kitchen equipment, linens, and supplies you need except food, and you will enjoy the hot tub and amazing view.  

7. Lighthouse Landing Resort and Marina, Grand Rivers, KY

Have you ever experienced a fresh snowfall at a gorgeous winter retreat in the comfort of your very own cabin? Then look no further and book your winter getaway at Lighthouse Landing Resort and Marina in Grand Rivers, Kentucky. There are plenty of things to do in the area during the day, and you can look forward to snuggling up to a cozy fire in the evening with your favorite drink, play a game, or just enjoy the peace and quiet. Wheelchair-friendly cabins are available, and the staff is more than happy to assist when booking. 

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8. Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, Dawson Springs, KY

Western Kentucky is the place to head if you’re looking for a place to get away for a weekend or longer. Winter doesn’t have to be mundane when you stay at one of the cozy cabins at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park in Dawson Springs, Kentucky. Hike during the day and relax by the fireplace at night in one of the cabins available for rent this winter. This back-to-nature getaway is just what you need to escape the winter blues. 

9. Lake Woods Log Cabin, Grand Rivers, KY

Deluxe accommodations and a relaxing atmosphere is what you can expect when you book this single private cabin at Lake Woods Log Cabin in Grand Rivers, Kentucky. This hilltop location lets you experience a gorgeous lake, and is perfect for whatever reason you need to get away. Up to 12 people can stay overnight, and you’ll have conveniences like full bathrooms, electric fireplace, and central heating and A/C, complimentary coffee and condiments in the fully-equipped kitchen, wash and dryer, and plenty of parking. Open year round, this will be your new home away from home.

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